Friday, October 24, 2014

Stockings

Today we are showing the last of the new Inspired By Stamping sets being released. This is a very fun set called Build a Stocking. I took a very unusual twist with it using two images from it to create a wintry scene.


I started by watercoloring the background and then layering Distress inks on top of that. I was wanting a very wintry, Northern Lights kind of feel. I stamped the tree from the Build a Stocking set several time using a second generation stamping as well. In white pigment ink I stamped one of the snowflakes in the set several times around the background. In real life they are more visible but very soft looking. The sentiment is from Big Holidays. I then sprinkled very lightly some white embossing powder and heat set it and finally added a strip of glitter to the bottom. I hope you've enjoyed this release week! Thanks for joining me :)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Big Holiday and Christmas Wreath

Back today with 2 more fabulous sets from Inspired By Stamping. These are smaller sets that pack a big punch. Big Holidays is a generously sized sentiment set and Christmas Wreath allows you to build wreaths as well as use the elements for lots of other applications. Here is my CAS card using both those sets.


I love wreaths and building this one was so much fun. I decided to add the pine cones along with the beautiful bow which I colored with Copics. My base is die cut from Fancy Labels 3. I heat embossed the sentiment in white, added some stitching and a few rhinestones. What do you think? Thanks so much for visiting me!

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Big Holidays

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Poinsettias

Hello! I'm back with a card to share with you using another new set releasing at Inspired By Stamping. This one is a beautiful take on the traditional poinsettia flower and is called Poinsettias.


For my poinsettia I first started with embossing it with gold powder on vellum. I then stamped and colored one on white cardstock and layered the vellum flower on top. I found that liquid glue and vellum don't mix well, it makes the vellum buckle. So I used small pieces of Scor tape. I added the beautiful sentiment also in the set and matted it on a Fancy Labels 3 die and stamped the coordinating frame for it using the Fancy Labels 3 stamp set. Some sewing, a big sparkly brad and a few leaves finish this non-traditionally colored card. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Poinsettias

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peace ,Love, Joy

Hello stamping friends. Today I have my very first Christmas card of the year to share with you. 


I used the super cute Branch with Bulbs (H216) image and colored it with Copics. I then trimmed it out with scissors and a craft knife. I love how the sentiment is part of the image. I added some lace and sparkles to make it special. I hope you like it!

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!


Winter Birds

How are you enjoying the Inspired By Stamping release? We've got another gorgeous set to share today called Winter Birds.

 I chose to work with the cardinal. I found a beautiful photo of a cardinal sitting on a pine bough so I added some pin branches and pine cones using another new set coming this week called Christmas Wreath.

My sentiment come from yet another new set called Poinsettias. I stamped that on a Fancy Labels 3 die. I colored my bird with Copics and added some twine and tiny rhinestones to represent snow. I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

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Winter Birds


Monday, October 20, 2014

Sugar and Spice....

Hello! I am excited to be here today to share in bringing you the special holiday release happening this week at Inspired By Stamping! I hope you are ready for some holiday inspiration. The set I get to show you today is called Sugar and Spice. Every year my mom and I bake gingerbread cookies with my kids. It's such a fun tradition! I knew this set would make the sweetest gingerbread house so that is what I did.


This was so much fun to make!  I started by cutting the box using my Silhouette Cameo. It was the perfect base to dress up. The bow and holly leaves are a sneak peek at another set releasing this week called Christmas Wreath. All the other images are from the Sugar and Spice set. I went with the current color challenge at Inspired By Stamping as well. For my "snow" I layed down strips of Scor tape and sprinkled glitter.


I added little rhinestones for extra sparkle. I love the little bows along the roof line.


I hope you enjoyed my little gingerbread gift box! 

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Sugar and Spice

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall Watering Can

Hello Great Impressions fans :) Are the leaves changing where you are? We don't have a lot of trees that change where I live, but we do have a few and they are very pretty. In my front yard we have a big maple tree and it's my favorite. For my card I pulled out the sweet Watering Can of Flowers (D362) image and made a fall card.


I also added some butterflies using the Flitting Butterflies (A32) and my sentiment is called Playful Thinking of You ( B195). I colored my image with Copic markers. I hope you like it!

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, October 13, 2014

My Friend

I wanted to combine heat embossing and watercolor to make a card that had a custom background so I pulled out a few new Inspired By Stamping sets and created this:


I started by stamping the diamonds in Versamark ink and sprinkling white embossing powder over them to emboss. The Diamonds set is so much fun and very versatile so don't overlook a small set! After all my embossing was done I started watercoloring using my Tombow markers and a water brush. The embossed areas resist the watercolor so it really makes the white pop once you've got some color down.

A tip about paper. For this card I used a multi-media paper which has good weight but the tooth of it is much smoother than normal 140# watercolor paper and I find that the colors don't blend quite as well and the paper seems to resist the water a bit more as well. I am much happier with results on regular watercolor paper.

The sweet little butterflies are in the Diamonds set as well. For my sentiment I die cut the label from Fancy Labels 3 out of vellum and heat embossed in gold the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Greetings. I wanted to add a bit more but not totally cover up the pretty background, so a bit of twine, some fussy cut leaves from Autumn Blessings, a few handmade felt flowers, machine stitching and a few pearls finished it. I hope you like it! Thank you so much for visiting me!

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Diamonds

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blowing Wishes

Good day stamping friends! I have a sweet fall birthday card to share with you today using the super adorable image called Harry Blowing Seeds (F587).

I colored Harry with Copics and for the dandelion he is blowing I added some gold jelly roll sparkle. My sentiment comes from the Tags (G483) image and the cute little banner is Flag Banner (E846). Some layering and a few clear embellies finish my card. I hope you like it.

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!

Asters

Hello! I don't know about you but I use a ton of sticky notes and small note paper for various things all the time and I kind of figure most people do, so I'm getting a bit of a jump start on some Christmas gifts and created this sticky note and pen holder using some new Inspired By Stamping products.



Here it is with the sticky notepad in the holder. I used the gorgeous new Flower of the Month: Asters set for my images. I colored them with Copics. For my "enjoy" sentiment I masked off the other part of the sentiment to just get the "enjoy".


Here is a close up of the whole flower image. It's such a beautiful image to color.


The fun chevron border and polka dots are also in this set so I stamped those to give the box more pattern and interest. I stitched my flower panel on so it has a stitched border. This little holder was cut using my Silhouette Cameo and it stands up really well. I hope you like it! Have a creative day!

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Autumnal Elegance GI Monthly Challenge



Welcome to October! This month's challenge at the Great Impressions blog is called Autumnal Elegance. For my card I stamped the very lovely Butterfly Frame (H226) onto a Spellbinders die cut and colored it with Copic markers. I stamped the butterfly again, colored and trimmed it out mounting on top of the frame. For my sentiment I used Playful Thinking of You (B195). Some stitching and sequins are my finishing touches. I hope you'll come play with us!

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!



Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sale+Win the Entire October Release at Great Impressions!



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