Linked Banner

People Who Leave A Great Impression On Us

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Fun with a Christmas Side-Step Card

Hello Everybody!

Are you done with you shopping?  Are you ready for the big day?  Are all of your cards mailed out?  Whew that's a lot of questions!  No, no, and yes!  LOL!  So I made one more Christmas card-because you always need a back up right?  (Or a start on next year!)

I made a side step card.  These are fun to make.  I also wanted to see how many Great Impressions Stamps I could use!  :)


Here are the stamps that I used:

All of these cute stamps came from the Great Impressions Online Store.  For more details on this card visit me at my blog.  

Thank you for stopping by today!  For more inspiration join us on Facebook and Pinterest! :)  And be sure to submit your projects to our current challenge here--this month's theme is to use a Great Impressions Stamp!  

Have a Merry Christmas! :)




Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tag Into Card + Guess the Carol Winners!

Hi, all!  Before we get started, I need to share with you the results of our "GUESS THE CAROL" week!  Nobody got all of the carols--Ellen stumped you all!  Her carol was "White Christmas" and nobody got that. :)  Nobody got 5/6 either.  There were, however, 5 people who got 4 carols correct and so I put their names in a list and numbered them and then used Random.org to choose a winner.

Here was that list~
#1 Sunshine Honeybee
#2 sammi
#3 snazzyjj
#4 ionabunny
#5 KT Fit Kitty

Random.org chose...


Congratulations, sammi!  Email me at onastampageATyahooDOTcom
and I will get you your voucher for winning our game!

Well, the holidays are a super busy time for me and you, as well, I'm sure, so I decided to be a bit lazy with this week's project and show you how I made THIS TAG into a card!  I don't really do tags very much, that may change in the future, and I didn't wan this one to go to waste, so I decided I'd turn it into a card so I could share it with someone this holiday season!  It uses some beautiful stamps from the Great Impressions store, so it deserves a second wind, I think!  Come and take a peek!

More on my personal blog HERE.

I love the way this image, H190 Vintage Holly Branches, looks embossed in gold and water colored.  I added some glossy accents to the berries to give them a little more shine, too.  A few rhinestones, a button, and some twine, add more holiday colors to the card.

The sentiment, C427 Seasons Greetings, was also heat embossed in gold, but this time onto some red cardstock.  I decided to cut it as a strip to "anchor" the tag a bit.

The tag was then added to a piece of white cardstock with a dry embossed frame and then added to a card.  The white on white is perfect for highlighting this beautifully colored image, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to 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!

 photo Sigcopy.png

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni


Today I have a gorgeous H262 Winter Wreath stamp by Great Impressions. 
I stamped it with Versamark onto a dark green cardstock. Then I gold embossed it. 
I added red sequins. 
It actually dangles on the card.
I stamped the sentiment F852 Happy Holidays also embossed in gold.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Snowflake

Hello! Today I have a card to share with you that uses a beautiful image from the Great Impressions shop called (G512) Winter Snowflake


I first embossed the snowflake in white onto kraft paper and selectively inked the "peace" from the (D489) Love and Joy sentiment. For my background I used the same snowflake stamping it first in the aqua ink in each corner and then in the dark red ink to fill the gaps. 


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, December 15, 2014

Lovely Vintage Ornaments

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share a beautiful Holiday card!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new F594 Vintage Bulbs!!
Aren't the bulbs beautiful?!

Love them!!
I decided to make them fun colors!
But they sure would be beautiful in traditional colors as well!!

I also used the F48 Elegant Merry Christmas sentiment!


You can check out my project on my personal blog here.

---------------

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 sweet day!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Inspiration Saturday with Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

Today is the second Saturday of December! Santa will be here before we know it! Our Great Impressions December Challenge is underway. Our theme is ANYTHING WITH A GREAT IMPRESSIONS IMAGE GOES!




(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Holly Winter Scene  - G352);  Cut files: Silhouette Studio)

My GI image is Holly Winter Scene – G352. I just love coloring this one! After the ink was dry, I covered the circle with Crystal Effects to give it the appearance of a little snow globe. I matted the image with a cut file from Silhouette Studio. It has Merry Christmas at the top and a loopy little border at the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a bit of inspiration from Great Impressions. Please stop by my blog to leave a little love!


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!
NewSignature_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thum[1] My blog: In a World of Craft

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Fun with Blue and Silver

Hello!

Katy here and today I am loving blue and silver and Christmas.  The more sparkle the better.  :)  And I love the newest K100 Christmas Gracie stamp!  I hope you will too!


The sentiment is C427 Season's Greetings.  I used embossing powder for the sentiment and then dabbed ink over it to create a resist.  Gracie's dress was done by using a water color technique with a marker.  And there must be glitter and shimmer! :)

Make sure you stop by the Great Impressions Store for you holiday shopping!  Orders in the U.S. over $25 ship free!

For more inspiration join us on Facebook and Pinterest! :)  And be sure to submit your projects to our current challenge here--this month's theme is to use a Great Impressions Stamp!  


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Spotlight Sponging Card + Tutorial

Hello, all!  We're getting closer to the holidays, and today I have a card with a fun technique that is sure to WOW--but still be easily mailed!  I've use products from the Great Impressions store and I've also made a video tutorial on how to create this technique that I'm calling SPOTLIGHT SPONGING.  Come take a peek at my card!


To create this card, I started by stamping D470 Bird Trio onto some white cardstock.  I then did a little magic with the SPOTLIGHT SPONGING technique (movie below) and added some glitter and alcohol coloring to finish this portion off.


The card needed a sentiment, so I grabbed C427 Seasons Greetings and heat embossed it onto some red cardstock.  I decided to punch it out like a banner and add a few rhinestones for a bit more shine.

Then all that needed to happen was to put it all together.  I used a few foam dimension pieces to pop portions of the card up and I love the effect!  What do you think of my card?  I'd love for you to leave me some comments below and let me know!  You can see more detailed shots on my personal blog HERE, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to 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!

 photo Sigcopy.png

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Joni



I love this J108 Winter Barn from Great Impressions. 
I actually colored it with Distress markers and went over it with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  
I added the C427 Season's Greetings sentiment.
New items are awesome!






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Watercolored Christmas

Hello stamping friends! Today I have a Christmas card to share with you that uses heat embossing and watercolor. I used the gorgeous Great Impressions image (G408) December Holly and Narcissus

  
I started by heat embossing my image in white and then watercoloring it using Tombow markers. For my sentiment I heat embossed it in gold using (E739) Old World Merry Christmas

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, December 8, 2014

Pretty Snowflakes

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards here today to share two pretty Snowflake cards!!

I am in LOVE with the new G512 Winter Snowflake stamp!!!
When I seen this stamp, I knew it was going to be a must have to add to my collection!!!

Check out these two pretty cards:
For my sentiments, I used  C427 Seasons Greetings and D397 Winter Wonderland!
Simple, yet so beautiful and elegant!!

You can check out my project on my personal blog here.

---------------

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 sweet day!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Challenge: Use a Great Impressions Stamp!

******Before we start, we've decided to allow comments on our past week's posts for "Guess The Carol" week through this Saturday!  Comment on each tag that the design team created with your guess as to what carol the tag represents and one person who gets them all correct OR has the most correct answers will win FREE stamps!******

Hi, friends!  Welcome to another monthly challenge here at Great Impressions!  We've got a special challenge for you this month, but first, let's get some business out of the way!


We've got some NEW stamps to share~

Find them HERE in the store!

Before we get started, we've got some winners to announce!

The random winner from last month's challenge is~


Congratulations!  Please email Mynn at 
onastampage@yahoo.com to claim your prize!
(FYI: Mynn is not able to return emails until after July 7th.)

Our Top Picks~

Mynn chose #11 Asha

Ellen chose #4 Jackie Bowman

Joni chose #36 KT Fit Kitty

Kendra chose #30 Craftdee Donna

Katy chose #3 Tracy MacDonald

Leah chose #89 Vickie O'Dell

Congratulations!  Please grab your badge and proudly display it on your blog!
You've made a "GREAT IMPRESSION" on us!

And now, let's get to our December challenge!

Here's the challenge~

And the prize you could win~
A $20 shopping spree to Great Impressions!


NOT ONLY THAT--
But you can post link!!!
If you've used a Great Impression stamp in 2014,
link it up here for your chance to win!!!

Here's some inspiration from the DT~


Our DT would love to hear what you think!
Give them a visit and leave a little comment love. :)


If you don't have a blog, you may post your entry in the gallery at Splitcoaststampers using keyword GISMC0714 in the title and then link it up below so we can find you and leave a little comment love. If you don't have a blog OR a Splitcoaststampers gallery, send your creation to Mynn at onastampage@yahoo.com and she will enter it for you!

As a bonus, if you use our stamps leave us a comment 
on this post telling us, you will have a double chance
of winning the prize package we are offering this month!



To view all of our challenge rules just click on the "Challenge Rules & Badges" tab above.  HUGS and happy stamping to all of you out there! :)

*****************************************************************************

Saturday, December 6, 2014

GREAT IMPRESSIONS HOLIDAY TAGS WEEK

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! Welcome back for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

Today is the first Saturday of December! Have you already decorated for Christmas? I just LOVE this time of the year and am busy getting the house decorated.
This week at GI we are all doing tags with a special theme: GUESS THE CAROL!




(A2: Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps (Merry Christmas Sparkles –D378 AND Chickadee on Winter Branch - G440); Dies: Spellbinders (Ovals), Memory Box; Cut files: Silhouette Studio; Fabrics: Really Reasonable Ribbon)

I used a Silhouette Studio cut file for this tag. After cutting the tag and adding the stamped sentiment, I stamped the Chickadee twice and colored with Copics. I cut the images using two different sized ovals and then embossed them with a shimmery, clear embossing powder.

OK, my Christmas song is pretty easy to guess, but there are NO HINTS! Please add your guess in comments on this post!
Want to leave a little love for me? Please go to my blog and let me know what you think!

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?
NEW CHALLENGE STARTS TOMORROW!

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!
NewSignature_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thum[1]
My blog: In a World of Craft

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Fun-Guess Katy's Carol Tag!

Hello Everybody!

This has been such a fun week of Carol Tags!  To play is easy-make sure you leave a comment each day here on this blog to win a prize.  So if this is your first time seeing this-make sure you go back to Monday to see all of the awesome tags and leave a comment telling us which carol you think the tag is for!  And be sure to stop here tomorrow to see Ellen's! :)

Here is my tag:


I used these stamps:  F459 Dotted Winter Tree and E774 Snow Adorable.

I stamped my snowman, colored him, and then fussy cut him out.  Then I used pop dots to give him a little dimension.  For the trees I stamped and cut one out to mask the middle tree.  I inked around the edges and then added Stickles for snow flakes and around the tag.  I love this sparkly time of year! :)

Make sure you stop by the Great Impressions Store for you holiday shopping!  Orders in the U.S. over $25 ship free!

For more inspiration join us on Facebook and Pinterest! :)   And Sunday starts the new December challenge-and you don't want to miss that! :)




Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mynn's "Guess the Carol" Tag

Hello, blogging pals!  How's your December going?!  I hope it's off to a great start!  Speaking of great start--did you know that we are playing name the carol this week?!  The person who can guess all of the carols correctly and leaves comments each day here on this blog will win a prize!  So, make sure to take a peek at ALL this week's creations and leave comments!  Now, come take a peek at my tag...



Nope, no clues.  The tag kinda speaks for itself and my carol should be totally apparent!  Now I'll tell you how I made the tag.  First, I heat embossed H190 Vintage Holly Branches in gold on white cardstock.  I then used a watercolor pen and colored the image and created a background.

I then added some glossy accents to the berries to make them seem shiny.  I added a button and some twine to the top to anchor the image to the top of the tag.  I also added a few rhinestones for some added sparkle.

Next, I head embossed C427 Seasons Greetings in gold onto some red cardstock.  I cut it into a strip and then I added it to the tag with some dimensional foam to add depth.  The red and gold look so elegant and really match this fabulous image!

I then layered these two pieces onto a red mat.  The final product looks better in real life.  The gold embossing is really hard to photograph!

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my creation!  Hop over to leave comments on the other tags 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!

 photo Sigcopy.png

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Guess the Christmas Carol


We are having a Guess the Christmas Carol at Great Impressions. 
I love this H204 Sleigh Ride.
I watercolored the image with distress markers and a wink of stella clear pen.
I added the sentiment Season's Greetings C247

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Guess the Christmas Carol Tag!


Hello stamping friends! This week the DT is bringing you Christmas tags and you can guess what Christmas carol it was inspired by. I hope you'll give it a go and guess, it should be fun! Here is my tag.


For my image I used the lovely G182 Heavenly Angel and decided to watercolor her. It's hard to see in the photo but her wings are a shimmery gold using a metallic gelato. The rest of her was colored with my Tombow markers and a water brush. I added some punched leaves, a little felt rose and pearls. I backed the tag with some burlap that I die cut the end of. I've been resisting burlap but found this tight weave roll and couldn't hold out anymore :) Some ribbon and a bit of twine finish it off. I hope you'll give a guess as to what Christmas carol inspired my tag!

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, December 1, 2014

Kendra's Guess the Carol

Happy Monday Great Impressions Stamp Friends!

Kendra from Luv 2 Scrap 'n Make Cards to share my tag for our fun "Guess the Carol" game we have going on this week!

Be sure to check back each day and Guess the Carol each of use designers had in mind when creating our tag!!

Here's the pretty tag I created:
I used the awesome E659 Saint Nicholas Sketch rubber stamp!!
I finished my tag off with the C409 Merry Christmas sentiment!!

Be sure to leave your comment on what Christmas Carol you think I was thinking of when making this tag!!

You can check out my project on my personal blog here.

---------------

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 sweet day!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Inspiration Saturday With Ellen

Hello to all of my Great Impressions friends! I’m so happy you are joining me today for more inspiration from the Great Impressions store!

Today is the fifth Saturday and our GI monthly challenge is almost over!  Today, I thought I would try to trigger your Christmas spirit with a some more Christmas cheer!



Please do stop by my blog for more details and leave a little love!

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!
NewSignature_thumb1_thumb_thumb_thum[1]
My blog: In a World of Craft

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...