Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Impression Obsession Summer Release!

Our Summer Release Celebration Has Begun!

It actually started yesterday with Mitra's creation and post HERE, using one of our newest IO artist's images.   Long-time Design Team member, Dina Kowal, is our newest IO artist!  If you've followed the IO blog at all in the past few years, you have seen tons of Dina's creations on this blog, her blog, in our catalogs, and on our new IO store website too!

Dina's collection of nautical and travel-themed stamps are just in time for summer!  Like the cards she creates, her designs are totally unique and lovely all in one.   

For my card, I used this beautiful shell collage stamp. I stamped it first in not quite navy over top of the blue bayou cardstock, that I had stamped tone on tone with the cover a card ticking stamp. I then stamped the image in chocolate colorbox ink by Stephanie Barnard and cut out the shell portion. I sponged it with a little creamy caramel ink to give it a little more dimension and then popped it off the paper with a pop dot! Lastly I stamped the Bowlines Sentiment and added the hemp and wooden sand dollar to complete the look!  Take a look at what the talented IO designers have created for you:

Dina Kowal - dkdesigns
Daniela Dobson
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Laura Fulcher

The fun isn't over!!  Tomorrow we will have beautiful new summer images from artist Gary Robertson, as only he can do them.  His images are loved by those who like detail with pen and ink drawings for their images. See you tomorrow with more fun creations!


  1. Love the Ticking and Shell collage stamps and what you did with them !

  2. You have done a beautiful job with her stamps, I love that quote!

  3. hi Ms Vicki:) I LOVE THIS....gorgeous

  4. I love that ticking stamp. Neat way to dothe shell. Great color choices on this one.... Super striking!


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