Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Are you ready for some more IO Sneaks?

Hi all! It's day three of the Impression Obsession Sneak Peek week -- showcasing some of the brand spankin' new stamps that are hot off the presses and ready for stamping fun! These stamps are a part of IO's fall and winter line up and are being showcased this week at CHA! And... you could win a $25 gift certificate if you comment on the designers' blogs each day! Fun!

On to my creation!

I have to admit... this stamp is actually two stamps -- the berry was stamped and masked and the leaves were stamped over top to make it look like a holly branch. The stamps are called Berry Sprig and the leaves are called Holly Branch. I loved coloring this up and think it looks so elegant together! I used a mix of Copic markers, shading and then sponging on some Antique Linen Distress ink around the die cut image (with the die still on). Add some decorative paper with stitched accents, lace trim, some seam binding ribbon and a vintage brad and... ta da! I love the classic look! 
Julie Koerber.... you are here!


Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back again tomorrow with some more IO fun, so be sure to stop back -- you could win a $25 gift certificate! For all the details, just hop on over to the IO Blog for the official rules of how to win! Have a fabulous and creative day!
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35 comments:

ParkNSlide said...

Wow! Those berries look so realistic. This is a gorgeous stamp.

Craftyfield said...

Combining the 2 stamps was such a good idea. I love the look of the card and the coloring is so sensitive.

Anonymous said...

Two stamps? You'd never realize if you didn't read your comments. The berries just look amazing! Love the classy, elegant look of this one!
Beth Greco

Yolanda said...

This is just gorgeous. The colors are really rich.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card! the patterned paper combo is so striking and the image & ribbon so rich.

Karen McAlpine said...

PRETTY!!! Love how combined the holly with the die cut! Great coloring!

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness - this is gorgeous! Do I need both stamps? Yes please!!! Can't wait to see these new releases in full!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

NancyK said...

OMG - this is stunning. And you would never be able to tell it is two stamps. Gorgeous coloring.

Pat said...

WOW, this is so classic and beautiful! My wish list for the new stamps is growing by leaps and bounds!

pam said...

what a beautiful card....love the die cut accents

Dina Kowal said...

I adore this card - so gorgeous. :)

Donna Ellis said...

Julie! I arrived to your blog this morning, and took another long pause in admiration. Gorgeous coloring, and beautiful combination of elements and hues. Sigh. I can feel the gentle, Nature-filled calling of Christmas in your card. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the two stamps combined and the coloring is outstanding! Also great combo of the dots and the stripes together.
DeniseB

jimlynn said...

Both images are so pretty. This is really an eye catching card and so lovely.
Lynn

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! Your coloring on this card is fantastic! So vibrant and so much depth. Love!

marilyn said...

AMAZING card--your coloring is over the top fantastic! WOW!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card with your colors & awesome image. Love the DP & bow :) Shirley

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful!!! Your coloring is stunning and the masking is -amazing! Fabulous!

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's lovely! I wouldn't have known that was two different stamps! Truly creative and beautiful!

Paula Huiras said...

This is gorgeous! The ribbon adds so much. Beautiful work.
PH

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card! Love this image.

Katie said...

Really wonderful card! You really made that stamp come to life with your coloring! Love everything. Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Stacy B said...

The holly branches look so lifelike on this card. But I especially love the border around the oval die-cut. Really draws your eye to the berries! Beautiful card.

McStamper said...

Beautiful card!

denise g. said...

It looks REAL! You are the bestest colorer I know. This is so beautiful. Love the paper and the ribbon and the brad and did I mention your coloring? Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Wow this really pops, love how you masked

creativearts said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you combined the berries and the leaves -- really looks like one stamp! Spectacular!

Hippymom83 said...

beautiful! great coloring!

Marsha said...

Nothing says Christmas like red and green - and holly! You did a great job combining the berry sprig and holly branch.

Sandy said...

I love your mix of papers - pretty neat the way you used the two stamps together. A holly branch loaded with berries. It's going to be a cold winter!
Sandy

Linda R. said...

Wow! You did a beautiful job with those berries! They are amazing.

Jayne said...

Very nice holly sprig. Your coloring is beautiful.

teepee said...

Wow, Julie, I wish my coloring was as nice as yours. This is a great card. Love the bright Christmas colors. Thanks.

Beate said...

OMG, your coloring looks AMAZING! Gorgeous card.
Hugs and smiles

Jary said...

This is this year's Christmas card!!!!!!!!!Love it!