Monday, July 13, 2009

IO gets ready for CHA!

The paper is flying in the craft room again! This time it is to help Mitra and the rest of the Impression Obsession gang get ready for a HUGE CHA! This year comes with a few surprises! I'll give you some hints! If you love backgrounds -- you are going to LOVE the company's new line of cover-a-card backgrounds! There are more than TWO DOZEN styles and... yep...they cover the whole card front with ease! And, there is a brand new block that will fit these mega backgrounds. One that you won't have to strain yourself to use!

For my sneak peek today, I chose one of Alesa Baker's beautiful new images for Christmas. Because it is a non-traditional image, I chose a non-traditional color scheme!

I paired my pear up with a mix of decorative paper (Basic Grey Porcelain and Lasting Impressions) and solid paper (Bazzil and SU). Both the pear and the sentiment are new offerings that will be unveiled in just a few weeks at CHA!

I stamped my pear on Classic White paper and colored it up with Copic markers (YG00, YG03, YG06 with a touch of E29). The flowers were colored with watercolor pencils and then the centers were dotted with some Liquid Pearls in a pale pink. Add a decorative edge punch (SU) and some beautiful May Arts ribbon and ... done!

Here's a close up of my pear... I really love how this turned out!

Make sure to hop on over to Daniela's place and also the IO blog for some more sneaks to the new IO collection! While you are on the IO blog, check out some of the peeks showing the new Mega Mount acrylic block AND the cover-a-card backgrounds!

See you back here soon!

13 comments:

reflections:0) said...

Sweet can not wait to see them maybe this will make me like back grounds... I have never found one I could not live without... I think it is because I never know just how to use them..

reflections:0)

Connie said...

Oh Julie! I love this non traditional Christmas card! How very fun!! The tiny accents in your flowers are just perfect!!

Janine said...

I LOVE this Julie!! The colors are perfect!!

Crystal said...

Oh, how exciting ! This card is so beautiful ... it makes me think of a Hawaiian Christmas . I love the IO line so can't wait to see all the new goodies !

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic! New background images you say ... Oooohhh, can't wait!!

(Are your bags packed yet?? tee hee)

dpkennedy said...

Oh yes, your pear is lovely! Looks good enough to eat! Such pretty flowers too! Great card!

The Rubber Maid said...

Groovy color scheme and of course I love everything about it. See you in a few days Yahoo!!! Mom

Laura said...

How weird. I saw the pear and instantly thought of fall and Thanksgiving. Using it as a Christmas stamp completely opened my eyes! Great coloring and design!

Diane said...

How lovely,pearfect card!!! Love the flowers,adds the pearfect touch!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely card, Julie. Your Copic coloring is wonderful, really gave the pear a lot of roundness. Great job.

denise g. said...

Pretty card and because it is non-traditional, you don't have to listen to me grumble about a holiday card now. I went and checked out the new background stamp and mounting block ~ WOW! The tapestry pattern is beautiful and that block looks really cool. I can always find stuff at IO that I "need", bad influence.

Shirley said...

Wow! I love the colors, design and those itty bitty pearls too!

Pear said...

This is beyond adorable! Pearfect!