Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Trip to the Garden with IO Stamps Challenge!! =)

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I'm stopping in to share a Card I've made for the IO Stamps Challenge!!

New Impression Obsession Challenge - Are We There Yet?

I don't really have any actual Traveled themed Stamps per say, but I thought this IO Stamps Heart Watering Can Stamp was a good choice because it could be a Play on the Idea of Treasures you collected from a Trip to your Garden!!?? Kinda like when you visit the Beach and you bring back Sea Shells you've collected!! I know NOT everyone has a Garden to be able to pick Fresh Cut Flowers so when you can Visit one (or a street vendor) and create a BEAUTIFUL Bouquet to take home it is just so FUN!! =) This is the Idea I went with for my card!!
I stamped the IO Stamps Heart Watering Can Stamp in Ranger Archival Black Ink onto some Distress Water Color Paper and then used my Distress Markers and my Acrylic Block to create my Water Colors for coloring in my Image!! I layered LOTS of different colors for a REALLY BEAUTIFUL Layered Water Colored Card and I LOVE the way it turned out!! It did take quit awhile for me to color, but it was SO WROTH the results!! I had to dry each of the colors in between each layer so they wouldn't just all blend together, and my Heat Gun was a VERY important tool while coloring this card!! I then Stamped the IO Stamps Knotted Wood Stamp using some Memory Box Chalk Ink directly onto my Card base for a REALLY neat Border!! I die cut my Heart Watering Can Image using a Rectangle Die and then I added some Prima Gold Bloom Color Spray and some TA Iridescent Gold Glimmer Spray and mixed them together and painted the Flowers and the Watering can for a Really Pretty Shimmering Finish!! In real life it is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I then Splattered it onto my Card Base too, on top of the IO Stamps Knotty Wood Stamped Background Border for even more Shimmer!! =) I then added some Webster's Pages Lace and some May Arts Ribbon Gold Twine along with a Prima Wooden Button!! I added my Image using Foam Tape and I REALLY LOVE the way my card turned out!! For the inside I stamped a sentiment from the IO Count Your Blessing Stamp Set!! "If you are Greatful for Everything, then whatever you have is enough!!" I thought this fit with my card PERFECTLY!!
It's one of the most BEAUTIFUL Trips to the Garden yet!! =) LOL!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 



  1. Gorgeous colored flowers and design Larissa.

    Hugs Diane

  2. What a pretty card, the watering can is darling! I get your whole trip to the garden point of view and I love it!

  3. So sweet and Springy!!! Thanks for playing the Impression Obsession challenge!

  4. Such a pretty card Larissa! Good luck in the IO challenge!

    Roz M.

  5. So pretty, and such beautiful coloring!