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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Tutorial Creating a Spooky Background



 1. Stamp G380 Instant Witch on Smooth Specialty Cardstock. Then stamp again on copic paper.

 2. You will need an assortment of distress inks with daubers. Here I have black, purple, orange, yellow and blue.
 3. Coming in from off your paper, using circular motions bring in your first color. Here I started with the blue.
 4. Next I come in with the yellow going over the blue.
 5. Repeat with orange.
 6. Then purple.

7. Next I am going to darken the entire image with black.


 9. I will then stamp another image, color it with copics, neatly trim it out and pop it up with foam dots over the original image.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Dandelions

I hope you are having a good day! Leah here and I have a card to share with you today that I really enjoyed making. I started with a piece of watercolor paper and then did a watercolor wash using a couple colors of orange, yellow and blue. Blending those of course gives you green :)


After my background was done and dry I stamped the lovely Seeded Dandelions (G298) along with the Blowing Seeds (A118). I did a split panel so that I could stamp a few more of the blowing seeds to create a feel of movement. I decided to leave off a sentiment as I think the images do the talking. What do you think? 

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, September 29, 2014

Winner of the Die Versions + Great Impressions Blog Hop!

Hi, friends!  I'm so sorry that we are late getting this information out to you, but we have a WINNER to announce from our recent blog hop!

The winner of the gift card to 
the Great Impressions store is...

Verna Angerhofer
who left this sweet comment
here on the Great Impressions blog:
"That was a great hop and I loved all the clever ways of using the dies and stamp images to make beautiful works of art!"

Congratulations, Verna, and thank you for your sweet comment here on our blog!  Please email Mynn at onastampageATyahooDOTcom to claim your prize!

Thank you to everyone who joined in our hop--we had so much fun with all of you!  Be on the lookout for another one--you never know what might happen next here at Great Impressions!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

GI & DV Christmas Package

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share my project I created for the Great Impressions and Die Versions Blog Hop!

I had so much fun creating this project!!!

For my main image, I used the adorable Snowman Fun (H188) stamp!
I just love snowman images!!
I thought it was the perfect image to use to add some of the die cut Wee Petites - Snow Flurries snowflakes too! 

Behind the image, I have some layers, which I stamped the Snowflake Swirl Background (J105) on the top and bottom of the patterned paper, I also then added a strip from the die cut Whispers - Bubbles Background!  

And one more photo of the inside panel:
I love the Have Yourself (E512) sentiment, which is what I used for the inside of this gift box, along with using the Snowflake Cluster (A71) stamp to add snowflakes around the sentiment!

Fun part is I masked the Have Yourself (E512) sentiment, so that the "Merry" and "Christmas" didn't stamp! Gave me the chance to use the awesome Sweet Wordlets - Merry Christmas die!  The die works perfectly with the sentiment!!  Love it!!

We sure hope you've enjoyed all of our lovely projects!!

More details on my personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, September 27, 2014

DV+GI Projects from Ellen

Hello and happy Saturday dear Great Impressions friends. I hope you have already been hopping with us, but just in case you didn’t hear, we are hoping with the fabulous design team from Die-Versions! That’s right, and there are prizes to be had from BOTH STORES!!!! Want to know how to increase your chances to win? Be sure to go to EACH PERSONAL BLOG for both design teams and leave comments! Here are my two cards, but you will want to go to MY BLOG to see all the details and get going with the hop! Good luck and have fun!!!









Thank you for stopping by today. To the complete blog list, you can visit the original post HERE.

Happy hopping!
Ellen

Friday, September 26, 2014

Katy's DV and GI Cards

Hello Everybody!

We have been hopping all week with our friends at Die Versions!  There are prizes to both stores.  If you are just finding out about this then click here to start at the beginning.  Be sure to visit all of the design team members from both Great Impressions and Die Versions to maximize your chances to win and to be inspired!

Here are the 2 cards I created.  For more details, you can go to my personal blog HERE.



Here is my 2nd card:


Products Used: 

We are so glad that you stopped by today!  Go grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die Verstions stores.  Have a wonderful and creative day! :)


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mynn's DV/GI Hop Projects

Hi, friends!  If you haven't heard yet, we're hopping with the gals from Die Versions this week and we are giving away prizes to both stores!  Make sure you stop at all the PERSONAL BLOGS of the gals from our team AND the Die-Versions team to maximize your chances to win!  Now, take a peek at my creations, found HERE on my personal blog!


Thanks for stopping by today!  To find the complete hop list, go to the original post HERE!  Also, go and grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die Versions stores!  HUGS and MERRY stamping and dies cutting to you all!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni



 Die Versions + Great Impressions designers' have had a blog hop this week! Our theme for this hop is "Tis the Season" so get ready to see some beautiful holiday creations!
My  card features the adorable H247 Decorating Snowman from Great Impressions. I colored the image with copics. I also added Wink of Stella for the tree and the lights. I paired him with Let It Snow Sweet Spots  from Die Versions. I tried my hand at in laid die cutting.
 Love the results!





Thanks for stopping by today!  
Grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions 
and Die Versions stores!




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Leah's DV+GI Hop Projects


Hello Great Impressions friends! I hope you've already been making your way through the fun hop we are doing with the Die-Versions DT. To get all the details of the hop and all the details on my project please visit my blog HERE
Hop along to have a chance to win some fun goodies from Great Impressions and Die-Versions. Here's my project!





Supplies:
Old World Merry Christmas (E739) 

Lacey Dots  Die-Versions


Be sure to join the hop! (click!)


Monday, September 22, 2014

Die Versions + Great Impressions: A Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Die Versions + Great Impressions designers' blog hop!  We've got both talented teams hopping today with a chance to win prizes from both of these craft suppliers!  Each company is giving away a $25 gift card to the store to two lucky winners!  The winners will be chosen at random from blogs along the way, so please make sure to comment at each stop!

Our theme for this hop is "Tis the Season" so get ready to see some beautiful holiday creations!  

You should have arrived here from Patti Gilliam's blog.  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Die Versions blog to see the entire hop list and to start at the beginning for the maximum chances to win!


Thanks for stopping by today!  Since this is your last stop in the hop--THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!  We hope you've been inspired all along the way!  Grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die Versions stores!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Inspiration Saturday with Ellen

Hello Ellen from In a World of Craft back with more inspiration from the Great Impressions store! It is the third Saturday in September and there is still time to join in our challenge! Here is a little something to hopefully inspire you!

 


Be sure to click over to my blog to get the details on this card and find out more about quilling!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.


Be sure to come check out our current challenge
ARE YOU PLAYING?


If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Fun with Halloween Greetings

Hello Everybody!

Katy here, and I enjoy making Halloween cards.  This spooky house is super fun to create with.  This cool haunted house and other very cool spooky stamps can be found at the Great Impressions Online Store!


For the focal stamp I used F561 Haunted House and the greeting is A134 Halloween Greetings.  I used a die cut for the 31 and used gems around the house.  Under the house I cut strips of paper that after I embossed it, I sandpapered it to reveal the orange core underneath.

Are you in the Halloween spirit yet?  If you are making Halloween cards, be sure to link up to our Halloween Challenge.  For more inspiration check out our Facebook Page and our Pinterest Boards!  Happy Spooking! :) 



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Get Well Birds

Hi, friends!  I'm back today with another card using some of the NEWEST stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  This one is another "get well" card that uses our stamp of the month and a fun texture stamp from the newest release.  Come and see!

Here's my card~

Great Impressions products used:

I don't know how easily this card could be mailed because of the flowers, but it would be perfect for taking to a friend who is under the weather!  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and added just a touch of glitter to the flowers and the bird...breath?  I don't know what to call that! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni

 F588 Dandelion Silhouette, D471 Dandelion FlowersD473 Come True
Today's card features an embossing extravaganza!
I embossed the dandelion silhouette with a Medieval Embossing powder.
Then I embossed the flowers with white and red.
The sentiment Come True was also embossed with the Medieval embossing powder as well as the background for the sentiment D473 Come True.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Country Scene


Hello there! Leah with you today I have a fun little scene card to share with you using a fabulous image from the Great Impressions store called Country Setting (G344). I just love this sweet scene and colored it using Copic markers.


For my background panel I covered the whole thing using the fun Chicken Wire (E96) image. My sentiment is called Roots of Hope (C298). Some twine, stitching and a bit of punched border finish off this peaceful 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!






Monday, September 15, 2014

Cute Spider

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a fun card with you!

Up again this week, I have another Halloween card!

This week I used the the Spider Web (G379) and Itsy Bitsy Spider (AA23) as my main image!
I combined the two images, by drawing a line from the spider to the web!
I also used a gelly roll pen, in black, to add shimmer to the web!

For my sentiment on top, I used the Halloween Greetings (A134) stamp!


More details on my personal blog here.

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Thank you for stopping by to see my project today!
Be sure to stop back for more wonderful inspiration!

Join in our monthly challenge as well!  
We'd love to see what you create!

Check out the Great Impressions shop for more wonderful stamps!!

Have a wonderful week!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Inspiration Saturday With Ellen

Hello Great Impressions fans! Ellen here with more inspiration from the Great Impressions store! It is the second Saturday in September and there is still time to join in our challenge! Here is a little something to hopefully inspire you!



(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Say it Ain’t So – D486 and Spot - E847); DSP: MME (Bramble Rose); Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon)

Please click over to MY BLOG to see all of the card details!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions.

Be sure to come check out our current challenge
ARE YOU PLAYING?


If you use a Great Impressions on your project, please link it in our CUSTOMER GALLERY!

One last thing, be sure to “Like” Great Impressions on FACEBOOK and I’ll see you again next Saturday!

Happy crafting everyone!
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