Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Keep a Green Tree...

Hello stamping friends. Well today is a bittersweet post as it is my last time posting for Great Impressions. I have so enjoyed my time on this fabulous DT and I hope I've brought some inspiration to you! For my last card I chose one of my favorite sentiment stamps from the store.


I love this image and knew it would pair perfectly with this sentiment. The image is called F517 Bird in Roses and the sentiment is called D465 Live There. I watercolored the image and added some borders and seqins. Thanks so much for my time on the GI DT!

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello

This week we are showing you some great GI tutorials! For mine I chose a sponge spotlighting technique. This is a really easy technique but gives such a pretty result. You can find the original tutorial here.


I started by masking off a circle that I had die cut from a post it note. Then I sponged 2 Distress ink colors, Peacock Feathers and Spiced Marmalade onto my card base. After removing the mask I stamped the B151 A Little Hello sentiment and the E807 Queen Ann Lace.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!



Monday, June 22, 2015

Framed Poppies

I have a post up on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog today. You can go check it out 



Sunday, June 21, 2015

Believe

Hello! Today I have a fun bright card to share with you. I'm trying to use more of my ink colors that I don't typically reach for. I pulled out a couple of Inspired by Stamping sets for my card today.


I started by stamping my sentiment and heat embossing it in white. Then I stamped my butterflies in Memento Luxe inks (Teal Zeal, Morocco and Lilac Posies) and covered them with clear detail embossing powder. Then I watercolored them and the back panel with Tombow markers.


The butterflies are from the Butterflies set and the sentiment is from the new Watercolor Sentiments. Thanks for stopping by!










Friday, June 19, 2015

Father's Day

This week we are showing you some inspiration for Father's Day cards for Inspired by Stamping. Joanna has come out with so many fabulous sets that are perfect for the men in our lives but are still lovely images to work with. For my card today I pulled out several sets.
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I started by die cutting the largest Fancy Labels 1 out of watercolor paper and then stamping my images from the Seaside set. My sentiment comes from Masculine Tags II. I watercolored the image and while it was drying I stamped the lines on my card base using Background Basics Lines.
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For a fun embellishment I stamped and trimmed out the fish/anchor image also from Masculine Tags II. I added a few dark and not too shiny sequins to finish it off. I hope you are inspired to make your Father's Day cards. 
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Special

Hello! Hope you are having a good week so far. Here is my card to share with you today.


I used the G302 Watering Can Bouquet image and the D500 So Very Special sentiment. I colored the image with Copics and trimmed out the sentiment.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Roses

Hello! Today I have a card for you on the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog. I hope you'll check it out HERE. :)



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Spring Boots

Do you like to garden? When the weather finally warms up where I live I do love to be out among my flowers. I think this image is super sweet so I let it be the star of the show.


This image is called G522 Spring Boots and I knew I wanted to watercolor it. A bit of layering and dry embossing and I have a pretty card to send to someone special.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!



Monday, June 8, 2015

AWDML- Glittery Background

Today I have a card up over at the A Walk Down Memory Lane blog and I give a little review on the newer Bo Bunny Glitter Paste. I hope you'll go check it out! Here's a look at the card I made showcasing it. (click!)



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Great Impressions June Challenge- Anything Goes!

Welcome to another month and another challenge from the Great Impressions blog! This one is sure to please as it's Anything Goes!


For my card I paired a couple of fun stamps together to create a little scene that I thought would make a sweet baby card. The pretty floral border is called H228 Spring Floral Border and I stamped the cute F583 Foxy behind it. I colored the images with Copics and added a die cut for the word baby.

Be sure to join us in this month's challenge (click!) and if you use any GI stamps be sure to link up to the customer gallery (click!). Be sure to stop by the Great Impressions store (click!) and maybe treat yourself to a few new images...did you know shipping is free over $25?! 

Have a wonderful day!


Blues

Hello! I really love the sentiments in the new Inspired By Stamping set Seaside Sentiments and wanted to feature another one using watercolors. Here is my card:


I used watercolor paper and first heat embossed my sentiment in white. Then I sponged several different colors of Distress ink onto my watercolor paper. I used Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire and a bit of Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade.


The fun happened when I took a wet paint brush and played with the Distress ink. I purposely left a dark horizon line and pulled out some color in the sky area to give the impression of clouds. For my sun I used my mini round foam tool and just dabbed it straight onto my damp paper and bled it out a bit into the water. I really love how it came out. I love the fluidity of watercolors and the balance of control and freedom in working with them. I hope you like it too! Thanks for dropping by.



Other:
Distress ink
Canson watercolor paper 140#
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Friday, June 5, 2015

Thank You

Hello! I am excited to bring you another creation using the newest Inspired By Stamping release. I decided to use the beautiful Sun Ripened Pear and  Polka Dots sets today.
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This pear image is so beautiful and is really fun to color. I heat embossed the image and sentiment in white on watercolor paper and then colored it using Tombow markers and a paint brush. For my background paper I wanted to pull out some of the same colors as I used with my pear and the Polka Dots set is perfect for fun background building.
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I love how embossing in white really gives a fun pop to your colored image and that it gave a much cleaner look to overlapping the sentiment on the pear a bit. I hope you enjoyed my card today! Have a beautiful day.
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