Thursday, April 28, 2016

Happy Mother's Day ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a card inspired by Atlantic Heart Sketch #157 that showcases the  Spring Tea Cups and Mother's Day Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps.


I stamped the Spring Tea Cups on Watercolor Paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink then commenced with watercoloring the image with my Marvy LePlume Markers, pallet, paintbrush and water. Once complete, I fussy cut the image out and layered it on the background I created with 3D Foam Tape.

I stamped the Mother's Day Sentiment on the tag, colored in the flowers to match those on the Spring Tea Cups and used my Tiny Attacher to staple the sentiment in place. After adding a bit of Lilac Twine I attached the whole panel to my card base, and then stamped part of the Spring Tea Cups on a coordinating envelope.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.








Products not listed above: 
 - CutCardStock, MME Her is Happy DP, The Twinery Lilac Twine, MFT Tag Talk Die-Namics, Corner Round Punch


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thank you for being you ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a card inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketch #348 that showcases the  Flower Cart and Being You Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps.


When I saw that the Flower Cart was recently brought out of retirement for a limited time I knew I just had to have this beauty. I paired it up with the Being You Sentiment. You can never have too many Thank You cards.

I stamped the Flower Cart on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink then commenced with watercoloring the image with my Marvy LePlume Markers, pallet, paintbrush and water. Once complete, I added the Coral Panel behind the colored image, and used 3D Foam Tape to adhere it to my background.  


As you can see I stamped my envelope to coordinate with my card. 

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.








Products not listed above: 
 - CutCardStock Basis Coral and Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, Lawn Fawn Trimmings (Grey Twine)


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy Mother's Day ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a Mother's Day card that features the Butterfly Flourish and Happy Mother's Day Sentiment from Great Impressions Stamps.


The Butterfly Flourish and Happy Mother's Day Sentiment were inked up with Archival Jet Black Ink. Marvy Watercolor Markers were used to color the butterflies and swirls, and the background color. Using a .05 Copic Multi-Liner Black Pen I add the lines 1/4" from the edge on three sides of the panel, added black enamel dots to three of the corners, and used 3D Foam Tape to attach my panel to the cardbase.

Markers: 28 English Rose & 43 Brilliant Yellow

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.








Products not listed above: 
 - Papertry Vintage Cream cardstock, MME Enamel Dots

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spring Flower Tub ...

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a card inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketch #346 that showcases the  Spring Flower Tub from Great Impressions Stamps.


This Spring Flower Tub is such a beautiful stamp, and can be used for so many different occasions! I chose to watercolor the image using my Marvy Markers. This time I added the ink to the stamp itself, huffed on the stamp to re-activate the ink, and stamped it on Strathmore Watercolor paper. Next I used my paintbrush, with water, to pull out the colors. Once it was dry, I used the markers to darken the outline of the tub and leaves, and layered it onto Kraft cardstock. I embossed cream cardstock with tiny bubbles, tied on some twine, added my colored panel, and layered all on a Kraft card.

Markers: 45 - Sepia, 15 - Olive Green, 20 - Magenta, 50 - Ultramarine

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.








Products not listed above: 
 - Papertry Vintage Cream and Kraft cardstock, Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, AMS Toffee Twine, Platinum Liquid Pearls, 3D Foam Tape


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Ladies' Night Blog Hop - Challenge ...


Good morning! We have a new Challenge starting today over at the Great Impressions Blog, and we are so excited that we are also having a Blog Hop with the Designer's from CutCardStock. There are PRIZES up for grabs from both companies, and this month they will be chosen by the Comments along the hop route!

If you arrived from Lisa M.'s Blog, then you are in the right place. However, if you just arrived make sure you head on over to Great Impressions Blog to start at the beginning. You really don't want to miss out on any of the FUN!

Now for the Challenge / Blog Hop Theme ... 

My card features the lovely F323 Fashion Swirls stamp from Great Impressions.


I went with a CAS design to focus on the beautiful Fashion Swirls Stamp, design paper, and cardstock used for today's card.

I stamped the beautiful Fashion Swirls Stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on CutCardStock Basis White cardstock, and cut it out with my stitched rectangular die. I then stamped the Fashion Swirls Stamp on Jen Hadfield's Cottage Living DP and CutCardStock PopTones Blue Raspberry cardstock then fussy cut, and paper-pieced the image. Using the same design paper and cardstock I created my background, popped my panel on with 3D Foam Tape, and applied Liquid Pearls for the flower on the hat and on the edges of the display rack.


Blog Hop order ...

Thank you for your lovely comments and for hopping along with us! Your next stop, after leaving a comment, is Gloria.

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Until next time ... Enjoy!