Friday, October 07, 2016

Impression Obsession and Misti blog hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession and My Sweet Petunia Blog Hop. This is my first ever hop, and so far I have had a blast, and I am sure you will enjoy the hop too.

GIVEAWAY

Yes, there will be a giveaway by way of  a draw on Wednesday October 12, 2016, drawn from all who leave comments on all the blogs in the hop to give away a Mini MISTI and a $25.00 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate. The winners will be posted on the Impression Obsession Blog.

So, visit the fabulous designers on both teams and leave a comment (one per blog please) for your chance to win.

For my card, I used the Impression Obsession Poinsettia Sketch and Merry Christmas stamps to make my 5.5 square card. 
I started by laying my card base in my MISTI and played around until I got a look I liked. I stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Barn Door and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
When stamping my background I also stamped another flower on watercolour paper to cut out.
I coloured the flower using Zig Brushes adding several layers to achieve the colours I wanted. I styled the flower slightly before attaching with glossy accents to ensure it stays in place. I put my card back in MISTI to arrange and stamp my sentiment. I then added Wink of Stella to the flower centre and to the tiny berries on the cardbase. 
To finish I added my trademark sequins ... I am pleased with the finished card. I wish you could see the shine from the Wink of Stella though, it is so pretty IRL.

The Hop List for today is:


Have fun ....

Products: MISTI Original, Impression Obsession Poinsettia Sketch, Impression Obsession Christmas Stamp, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Barn Door, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Embossing Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Brush, Glossy Accents, Sequins.

138 comments :

Lydia Fiedler said...

Wow - that is just spectacular. Love your coloring. You are hopping like a PRO! :)

Jean Cross said...

Beautiful poinsettia! The design is very nice. Congratulations on your first blog hop!

Anonymous said...

OMG, such a beautiful card. Jan D., FL

Kittie said...

This is gorgeous a gorgeous poinsettia card Kia. I love it! And I am in love with your gorgeous blog banner. So soft and drew me in! :)

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Wow! Best poinsettia card ever! the background berries is perfect!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful card. Red will always the best color for Christmas !

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Another beautiful card, Kia! It's so nostalgic looking with the red stamping and the coloring on your poinsettia is perfect. Congrats on your first blog hop. Hope all is going well.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous!

Susan said...

So very lovely - thanks for sharing.

Susan Plichta said...

Beautiful technique. Thank you for sharing

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I love that stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

Donna Ellis said...

So beautifully done, and wonderful use of that gorgeous stamp image! Thanks for showing how the mini misti is the perfect partner for stamping even with larger images!

LesLee said...

This is beautiful... very inspiring... definitely a card that makes you go WOW. I am sure the shine is fantastic... Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!

stampscout said...

Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful poinsettia! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie H. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Late Blooming said...

Very effective. Tfor sharing

Hope Angotti said...

Love it!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

what a sweet card in the traditioanl Christmas red, you can't go wrong

Linda R. said...

What a lovely card! I love poinsettias and yours is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. Thank you.

Jody V said...

Love the poinsettia. Thanks.

tonilea said...

this is my first time at your blog. I surely like what I see.

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous poinsettia. Love the detail and color.

Giovana Smith said...

Beautiful image and the card design is amazing!

Ceal said...

Gorgeous card Kia!

Diane said...

WOW....gorgeous card..love the pink!!

NanW said...

Simply gorgeous!

Geri Stuart said...

Just beautiful!

DebiKT said...

I love your beautiful coloring and that gorgeous poinsettia!

Marcia said...

Beautiful holiday card!! Love the coloring!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh Kia, this is just lovely! Great job!

Unknown said...

I love your coloring! Beautiful fall card! My Misti is used daily :-)

Verna Angerhofer said...

A beautiful card and I always love poinsettias at Christmas time. Your coloring is wonderful.

Evelyn vasquez said...

Very lovely card and technique.

Beverley said...

Love the colors you chose for your elegant Christmas card.

Sabrina said...

How beautiful!!!

Beverley said...

Love the colors you chose for your elegant Christmas card.

Jane M said...

Beautiful card! I love that stamp!

Unknown said...

Such pretty colours! I like how you raised part of the immage

Unknown said...

Such pretty colours! I like how you raised part of the immage

D Sparks said...

Beautiful card.

worthbw said...

Love it !

Renate Harrison said...

Such a beautiful card, great coloring, Love the watercolor technique!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous stamped background for your beautiful dimensional poinsettia. What did we ever do without our MISTI? Congratulations on your 1st blog hop my friend. Hugs, Nancy

cma21317 said...

FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC wow

jean said...

Your card is beautiful!!! I love poinsettias!!!

Nicki Wong said...

Congrats on being selected to be a part of a blog hop. Awesome card.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous design.

El Ivens said...

Beautiful card. One of my favorite flowers and one of my favorite new cards.

Anna Marie Price said...

Very nice! Excellent placement of the embellishments. I always have a hard time getting mine just right.

Sabrina said...

Very pretty card!!!

Magic Mom said...

Gorgeous holiday card.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card with great use of the MISTI. Love your style!

Diann Brodnax said...

Love love love your card! Absolutely beautiful! :)

Regina said...

Love that beautiful card. I can see how useful a Misti would be.

Candy said...

Lovely!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your beautiful card!

Stefanie Staniak said...

Very pretty card.

Elaine said...

Love the xard...the poinsettia is very nics

Lynne said...

Kia - Your card is so totally awesome. Love the stamp you used. Thanks for sharing.

kReN K said...

That stamp images creates a wonderful frame on the card. Poinsettias are a personal favorite of mine because of the burst of color. TFS!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful poinsettia card for the holidays!

Mary Locke said...

What a gorgeous card!

Lindar C said...

One of my favorite flowers, my birthday flower and you made a lovely card.

Liz H. said...

Very Nice. Looks complicated, but is a simple card with the WOW FACTOR.

Adri Myburgh said...

Beautiful poinsettia card. I like how you build the pretty flower up it give's a WOW factor look. Misti surely make's stamping much more FUN!!! Spectacular JoB!!!

marymaci said...

What a lovely card, and so simple!
Just makes my eyes happy.

Dottie Acosta said...

Really nice card 😊

sharrilou said...

Very pretty. I've played with a MISTI, and have a serious want for one. It's a pain to stamp a large design without one.

Priscilla said...

Gorgeous ponsettia card. Love how you popped up the flower.

Kathy Johnson said...

Love the card! Great tool!

Linda Knox said...

Very cool card. The flower just pops out.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool how you colored and cut the flower out and positioned it against the lovely red stamping. It looks great.

Beverly Perdue said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card. Love the beautifully colored flower.

Patt H. said...

Stunning card!! Love how easy the Misti makes it!!

jkreucher said...

I love the elegance and richness of the colors on this Beauty!
great use of the Misti!
hugs
Judy K

McStamper said...

I love your beautiful card.

Nancy Ketcham said...

Love the card!

Sue D said...

Fabulous. I like how you layered the flower on top of this pretty background.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous Poinsettia Sketch stamp! The colored flower looks fabulous and I love the dimension it adds! Lovely card!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love your pretty poinsettia card. Fabulous coloring.

Sandy said...

poinsettis are beatiful

Carol Ric said...

Very pretty card.

kittykat3308 said...

Your card is beautiful. I love that poinsettia and the way you colored it.



Kathleen

Vicki Sopcak said...

What a great card. I am a sucker for flowers, so your card gets a thumbs up from me. Thank You for sharing your talent. Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

luvhymns said...

Love your use of the Misti to frame your card background while bringing the poinsettia to the forefront.

Robyn Lynn said...

Beautiful card Kia! Thank you for sharing !

Susie Sonnier said...

Simply, what a gorgeous stamp

Pam Pam said...

Beautiful card!

tigerlily55 said...

Really fresh and lively look

Anne said...

Like Fall leaves, Poinsettias are a challenge to get looking realistic. However, you managed to do it so well here. Love the way you arranged all of the details on the card.

Penny Hanuszak said...

I love how you came up with the background layout for this card. So often we're stuck with one area of the card we work in, and the balance and pop of colour from the Poinsettia in the upper left corner really works. The pop of sequins work too to give this card just enough glam and not take away from your beautifully coloured flower. Thanks for sharing.

D.Ann C said...

Love how your popped up the pretty flower!

Talitha Wright said...

Very pretty. Love the poinsettia.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love how you put the flowers in the corner.
the die cut flower is beautiful.
Great use of the misti.
thanks for sharing.

Happy Grandma said...

Stunning use of the corner stamp! Love this card...and the sequins too.

Michele K. Henderson said...

Beautiful! I just love that pink poinsettia! Perfect for Christmas!

Shirley N said...

Lovely card design with your pretty poinsettia stamp!

ethel hough said...

Your first hop, and my first time to comment. Good job and way to use the wonderful Misti.

Fran Smith said...

Lovely card. Thank you.

Pattie J. said...

Love how the Misti, does the thinking for you. making your card special.

Melitta Ball said...

Wow you really showed off the best of both of these products! Great job!
Blessings,
Melitta

Karenladd said...

I love this beautiful traditional card design and the MISTI looks like the perfect addition to any stampers stash!

vicenta ghylin said...

What a fantastic card. Thank you for sharing your ideas and being part of the giveaway.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! Love that poinsettia sketch stamp! It is gorgeous!

Abby said...

Nice card.

Laura C said...

Lovely card. This inspired me to start my Christmas handmade cards!

Colorado Crafter said...

A very lovely card!!!

ShelleyJo said...

Amazing card!

Alina said...

Gorgeous pointesia!

Sherry Timko said...

Misti has saved me so much frustration!

maryc1254 said...

Wow a beautiful card. Christmas cards are my favorite and I love poinsettias.

Toni Lucero said...

Nice card. Thanks for sharing

Patty said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

amee said...

Beautiful!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love how the misti gives your gorgeous stamped results on this pretty card:)

Roxanne Righetti said...

I have been reading all that I can find...want to start making my own cards to add a personal touch. Currently reading more than creating and need to take the plunge!

Karen Campbell said...

wow this is beautiful

Patty Haywood said...

Nice card. Like that it says "Merry Christmas. Beautiful!

Sherry said...

beautiful Christmas card!

Katie said...

Beautiful card! Love how you colored the poinsettia over the stamped image. Love IO! Thanks for sharing!

Katie B.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Beautiful card.

Alaska .Kris said...

Oh I adore poinsettias! This is splendid!

SHartl said...

Your poinsettia is so beautifully colored and I love the stamped border.

barbara macaskill said...

Poinsettias are my favorite flower and your card is a stunner! I love how you colored it and the background stamping is perfectly placed!! The sequins are a wonderful finishing touch!! TFs!

graham Brand said...

Beautiful card and clever stamping. Like the clear embossing touch and, of course, the sequins!

Mary McCrary said...

I love this beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing!

Louanne Fournier said...

Love Poinsettias for this time of year. Have been practising my copic colouring but just got my zigs and I'm going to give them a try! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

di said...

Very pretty card. Love the sequins.

Jan Elmore said...

The one flower for Christmas that tells a story all by itself! Such a pretty card and colors!

Jane M said...

What a pretty Christmas card, someone will be very lucky to receive it.

Vivian C. said...

Lovely card. Blog hops are so much fun. They often take you to places you may not have found otherwise. Places where you see inspiring projects like your blog.

Miriam Prantner said...

Really love that stamp, such a great impact, gorgeous card!

Ericka O said...

What I really like about the Poinsettia stamp set is the lovely, flowing lines it has. I can see where the MISTI comes into play with restamping so that the lines are nice and bold. Such a lovely card. Thank you.

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ARTnas said...

Beautiful! I love poinsettias and Wink of Stella is always a good finish :)

Shona Austin said...

Gorgeous card. Your Zig coloring is awesome. Wish I could see the sparkle as I am sure it is beautiful. Thanks.

Bee Manghi said...

super pretty!

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