Friday, August 01, 2014

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 5

The Impression Obsession team is showcasing some new images being introduced this week at CHA! You can visit the I.O. Blog each day this week for links to the previews. Be sure to leave a comment on our designers' posts throughout the week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate daily from Impression Obsession!

 Today, there are two prizes up for grabs!! One will be for Friday’s comments, and another will be chosen from all the comments left throughout the week. So if you missed a day or time deadline don't worry - your comments will still count for a chance to win. Both Friday winners will be announced on the IO Blog on Saturday.


I wanted to share a couple of my Christmas stamps today!  This card features a postcard collage stamp (Holly Letter) that's simple to color, and makes a great background or focal image for a quick Christmas card. I colored this panel with Distress and watercolor markers, and added some dimensional glaze to the berries for extra shine.


Here's another Christmas image (Tree Bearer) that is one of a small set of silhouettes that you may have seen on other blogs. I inked the stamp up with black, green, and brown Distress markers, misted and stamped, added a few watercolored shades and scenic elements, then decorated the tree with mini pearls.


The background panel was a gel print (cleaning off the surface, so it has some pearl medium, pinks and greens on a white base) that I embossed with a Sizzix folder and highlighted with Inka Gold (Old Silver), then sponged the edges for a vintage look. The sentiment can be found HERE.


Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration, and comment for more chances to win! Thank you so much for hopping with us this week - it's been a blast for us, and we hope you've enjoyed it too!

the Impression Obsession blog
Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
Daniela @ For the First Time
Dina @ Mama Dini's Stamperia ---- you're here
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Karen @ Paper Lilies and Ink
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio
Thanks for stopping by!

69 comments:

  1. Nice cards! I especially like the "postcard" card. Great inking and focal piece. :)

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  2. Eileen L. said...

    Both of your cards are lovely but I must admit the postcard one is my favorite. Looks so pretty the way you colored it and the colors you chose to do it. The pop on the berries is very pretty.

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  3. I can't believe all the depth you achieved with just coloring Dina - fabulous!

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  4. you do amazing things with the embellisments, very awesome cards

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  5. Bev Wilkinson8/01/2014 7:41 AM

    Your watercolor technique is amazing. Love the cards. Getting me in the Christmas spirit already

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  6. Dina, that Christmas card is just beautiful. So vintage looking and stunning.

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  7. wow, such talent, love them :D

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  8. two lovely cards. the first one with the postcard image is really nice and the second with the person holding the plant is lovely.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Beautiful cards. I esp. love the first one. Those berries really look three dimensional.

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  10. The holly is so beautiful!

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  11. Both are GREAT cards!!

    Faith in Florida

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  12. I had to sit and stare just to take in all the details of the first card. It is absolutely beautiful.

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  13. Those berries really pop, I love that stamp!

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  14. WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These are both BEYOND AMAMZING Cards for today!! I'm in LOVE with BOTH of these Designs!! =) You have TOTALLY AMAMZED all week and I LOVE ALL of the New Products!!=) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  15. Beautiful vintage looking cards. I like the watercoloring and distressing.

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I love the vintage holly and the way you added the little bit of ribbon. The watercolour technique is perfect for it!
    The silhouette of the man with the tree is so stunning! I love the way you added the little pearls and the embossed background.
    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work! :)

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  17. Both cards are so pretty! I really love your artsy style. Something I'm so not good at!

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  18. Two lovely cards - I am getting in the mood to start making my Christmas cards now!

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  19. Love the vintage look of both cards, and the b'ground on the second card is stunning!

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  20. Wonderful vintage feel for these 2 cards.

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  21. I love the antique look!

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  22. Love the background coloring of the first card.

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  23. Wow, what a cool card! Love what you did with the background.

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  24. Awesome cards Dina! Just love the vintage look, especially the post card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    Hugs, Donna
    Rubberstampin at yahoo dot com

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  25. Stunning job on both cards. Simply stunning. To find one of these in your mailbox would be divine!

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  26. Great Victorian feel to the cards.

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  27. Thanks for a wonderful week of inspiration. Both cards today are gorgeous, but the post card one is absolutely stunning! Have a great weekend

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  28. Love these vintage look cards!

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  29. Love your backgrounds and all the dimension.

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  30. Both of these are amazing cards. I love the ribbon and the berries on your first card. What really stood out on your second card was the fabulous background. Great job.

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  31. Love the vintage look and all the detail in these card.

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  32. Love the vintage look to these cards, absolutely beautiful!

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  33. Love the post card card. Just beautiful.

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  34. Beautiful postcard card. Love the colors.

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  35. I absolutely love your cards and techniques. Your backgrounds are awesome and make the stamped image shine

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  36. Beautiful projects and I love your coloring.

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  37. These are both wonderful Christmas cards!

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  38. wonderful vintage feel and look to both cards... thanks for sharing!

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  39. Beautiful cards! I love the richness of the backgrounds and coloring, so much texture!

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  40. Lovely cards. I love the postcard! Beautiful coloring.

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  41. Beautiful cards! I love your watercoloring on the first card. And the shine and the shilouette stamp on the second card. Great job. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  42. Great cards...love the gold in them!

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  43. Diana, don;t know if you meant it or just happened, but the ribbon caught my eye that it was a bird flying to you with post card. really made the whole concept pop. I love the image, the distressing, the berries and especially that awesome ribbon.Beautiful.

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  44. Both cards are beautiful. The holly postcard is outstanding with the berries and the bow! Dynamic skill.

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  45. Love the distressed background on the first card. The second card is fabulous also.

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  46. 2 beautiful cards. I love the way you have added dimension to the postcard through your painting. And the creative way you have used markers on the silhouette stamp is stunning. Thank you

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  47. Beautiful cards! I love the soft coloring!

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  48. Love both cards and the stamps. The Collage stamp has so many layers it does the work for you.

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  49. Lovely cards, I guess I should start on my Christmas Cards, these are great ideas.

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  50. Great cards. I just love the background you did on the first card. I love the embossing folder on the second card and how you highlighted it. Makes the whole card pop! Love them both!

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  51. Love the old fashioned Christmas look and your distress cards display just that with charm.

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  52. WOW! Both cards are beautiful. Loved the first one especially. Looks 3-D! So beautiful!

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  53. WOW! Both cards are beautiful. Loved the first one especially. Looks 3-D! So beautiful!

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  54. Love both of them. The Tree Bearer is my favorite, tho. The layout is super & love the coloring.

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  55. Fabulous creativity, mixed elements and color combinations, Dina!!!!!

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  56. Gorgeous vintage cards, Dina! Love the subtle colours - beautiful.

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  57. I've enjoyed all of your card designs this whole week; thanks so much for sharing them.

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  58. Wonderful cards Dina!!!!
    Jan

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  59. Holly Saveur8/02/2014 3:07 AM

    Such stunning cards!

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  60. Oh, no. I can't find my comment from about 4:30 pm today :( I'm sorry! I do love your mixed media compositions, the layouts and colors so much!!!!

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  61. Love, love your backgrounds. Both cards are stunning.

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  62. Beautiful, your cards always look like works or beautiful art!

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  63. I like the card with the man carrying the tree. It reminded me of my Father bringing home a Christmas tree. Both beautiful cards.

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  64. I love your new stamp designs, Dina, as well as these two gorgeous cards

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