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Guest Blogger! Lisa Spangler from Sideoats & Scribbles

Hi all! We are beyond thrilled to be so lucky to have Lisa Spangler as our guest blogger for the entire week!  We love everything that Lisa creates and her eye for taking pictures.  We met Lisa several years ago when she was working for Hero Arts and knew instantly that she was someone that had a similar creative style as Impress. You can follow her on her blog, sideoats and scribbles or on her other social media outlets. We love everything she shares and you might even learn a few things about Texas!


These 3 cards are so adorable!  This clear set is called Holidays in a Bottle and we love how Lisa created all of these little scenes making each card different and unique.


My favorite part is how she stamped the cork top onto a real cork coaster! She used a couple different colors but thought the Fresh Ink kale color worked the best since it's a little darker and has the most contrast.  First, you ink the cork stamp, then stamp into the coaster and it picks up the texture onto the back of the stamp so when you stamp on the paper you will end up with the pattern of the cork.  She used a cork coaster from IKEA, they are super inexpensive.

It's fun so see these cards up close to see all of the detail. She used Fresh Ink blush to stamp the bottle and used kale, peony and aloe for the other images.  The combination of colors look so well together against the green card stock.  It's a perfect combination of the stamped centerpiece design with the stitched frame around the edge, a hint of glitter, the simple happy holidays banner and some holiday twine.


I love the watercolor detail on the mountain stamp.  It's a perfect touch and adds so much depth to the card.

This is just the start of a great week of amazing cards designed by Lisa! Join us each day and don't forget to leave a comment! We want to give Lisa a warm welcome and we will have a winner at the end of the week!  All you have to do is make a comment, each day - Monday through Friday and you will be entered to win a fun prize which will include a variety of the products she used for her cards!  We look forward to hearing from you!

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