Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Impression Obsession Spring/Summer Blog Hop Day 2

Good Morning!

Welcome to day two of the IO Spring/Summer Release Blog Hop

I have two beach themed cards to share with you today

I'm also showcasing three colours of the fabulous new Hybrid Inks


In order to complete the background to this card, I went direct to soft sky paper with the Sea Glass Ink Pad. I spritzed it with a bit of water to spread it a bit.

Next, I die cut the Shell Border in Vanilla. I sponged the three darker shells in Cocoa Ink, the Sand dollar and the starfish in beige. I also sponged along the bottom of the border in beige. I stamped the Advice Mermaid sentiment in Chocolate Ink.

Lastly, I added some Pralines and Cream Glitter to the Sand dollar and the Starfish.

and that's a wrap! On that card anyway!

Here's a quick and easy card I created using the Lighthouse Circle Die

I simply cut the die out in the middle of a 5.75 x 5.75 inch piece of cardstock.
I added the two blue cardstocks in behind to create water and sky. I added a touch of red for the top of the lighthouse. I mounted the main panel onto red and navy in keeping with a nautical theme. Lastly I added the HUGS die

Sooooooo once again, here's the rules for the hop!

The Blog Hop will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog at 6am EST May 15th - May 17th.
Visit our fabulous IO Design Team’s blogs (only one comment per blog please) for a chance to win one of FOUR $25 Gift Certificates!
The more blogs you visit … the better chance you will have to win!!!

Comment entries will be open until 9pm CT on Sunday May 21st and all winners will be announced May 22nd.

Here's the hop list for today:

XX's and Oh's 



  1. Really cute cards! Love the design.

  2. Some great sentiments in this release. Love both cards.

  3. The shells on the first card are wonderful.
    I don't have any dies for shells.
    Love the sentiment.
    The water under the lighthouse is great.
    Both cards sare fantastic.
    thanks for sharing

  4. LOL!!!! I HAD TO read this first sentiment to my husband & daughter! LOL HOW FUNNY!!! BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUND!!! And what you did with the rest of the card---- LOOOOVE those sea shells! AND your second card is LOVELY!!! I THINK you like this one too! (Since you used it yesterday!) ;) I TOO LOOOVE lighthouses! ;) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Awesome nautical cards - thanks for the inspiration:)

  6. Lovely cards! I love the Pralines and Cream glitter you added to the starfish and sand dollar! These both make me wish I lived by the water!

  7. Very pretty cards. Love the lighthouse circle die!

  8. Vicki your cards are fabulous. (I have to say I love the dies used on both cards.) These ink colours are really vibrant, love that!

  9. Love the sea scenes. Thanks for the inspiration

  10. Two fabulous cards! The mermaid sentiment is great. I like the sea background you created and the shells were the perfect finishing touch. The lighthouse card may have been quick, but it is awesome. Got to love a die that does most of the work.

  11. Great card!! Cute sentiment stamp!!

  12. Ha ha....especially love the last line of the sentiment on the mermaid card! Your second card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Beautiful beach scene--I like the sparkle. Love the lighthouse card.

  14. Beautiful cards. Love the mermaid sentiment. The lighthouse scene is great. I like what you did with the sky.

  15. Oh my gosh, I love BOTH of these beauty cards!!! Such nice work. I want that mermaid stamp & the lighthouse die!! Pinning these... <3

    1. *beachy, not beauty! Although they are beauties!!!!

  16. Love the seashells and the light house.

  17. At first glance I thought you had watercolored the mermaid background with traditional watercolors or distress inks but then I read your description! I love how that turned out!!! Who knew you could do that with hybrid inks?!? Duh, obviously you! ;-) Just beautiful!!!

  18. Beautiful beachy sea scenes.

  19. Loving the nautical themes you've got going on. Very nice.

  20. Love your beach your themed cards! Mermaids are a favourite theme of mine.

  21. These new beach dies and you have created some beautiful designs with them.

  22. Your cards are gorgeous. But I must ask what is soft sky paper. I love both cards.

  23. Love the mermaid sentiment, this card is so amazing, love the background, the shell placement, everything! Awesome cards today. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.


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