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

You should have arrived here from EllenParker'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!  There will be two lucky winners – Die-VersionsGreat Impressions are each giving away one $25 Gift Card!  The more you comment, the more chances you have of winning!



To start off my project, I stamped both the Witches Brew and Have Some Brew sentiment from Great Impressions onto white cardstock with VersaMark and then heat set them using Midnight Madness embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

As you can see from the photo to the right, the Midnight Madness has lots of sparkle to it - perfect for a couple witches sharing a cup of brew.

Pan Pastels were used to create the vibrant background and the card base was dry embossed using an old texture plate from Sizzix (Pumpkins and Candy).  I lightly rubbed some white pigment ink over the raised areas, giving the pumpkins a bit more definition.

The border was created using the Die-Versions Fall Festival and you won't believe what it was die cut from: glittered ribbon!  The DV dies easily cuts through ribbon, but the problem I've encountered in the past is that the ribbon unravels after it has been cut.  Since this was glittered ribbon, the weave held together just fine.  It was a little too long for the card, so I cut off the owl and added him to the top ribbon embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop in the hop is Joni Mastronardi's blog!  We hope you're inspired all along the way, and that you grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die-Versions stores!

The winners will be announced on Monday, Sept 29 on the Die-Versions blog and on the Great Impressions blog.  Good luck!

52 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Anne!! The vibrant background is perfect to set off the gorgeous sparkle!! Love the witches sharing a cup of brew!! This is so awesome!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

loulou said...

Brilliant card. Love that sentiment and stamp. Can't believe that you cut that die from ribbon.

Sarah J. B said...

Very cool card! Love all the glitter!!

Diane said...

Love the "sparkle" and how creative to cut the die from glitter ribbon!!

Patti J said...

Great card, Anne! Love those spooky dies and images! Thanks for the inspiration....yay for glitter!!!

LvMyMedic said...

Love the witches having a cup of brew...That embossing powder really sparkles..Love it ! TFS Denise

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Anne, love the design and a brilliant Halloween card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Leslee said...

I love how it sparkles! And the die cut looks perfect along the bottom.

Donna Ellis said...

What a great card, Anne! I just received that die in the mail on Friday and am so grateful for the ideas! Love all the texture and glowing backdrop of your two sweet witches! hugs, de

David Strohmetz said...

Cool card. I like the saying and the contrast of the card.

Doudou said...

Great creation!

holly zylstra said...

wow I love the brew card great card

Sue D said...

Very spooky--I like all the sparkle.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Spooky and fun !!! Love this !!!
Hugs,
Mayra

McCrafty's Cards said...

Anne Those witches are fabulous I love this!!
Kevin xx

Lynne said...

Wonderful card, love all of that sparkle. what a great idea to use the ribbon.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. Love the sparkle and the Halloween border

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is so cute and love that sentiment which goes so well with the focal images. I need to work on Halloween cards so keep the inspiration going. I need all the ideas I can get.

Lori Kobular said...

Wow Anne!! This card is so awesome!! I love the glitter that you used, it is so cool for that card! The witch stamp is great and I think I now have to get that Die-Versions Fall Festival die!! Great job!!

Leah said...

Such a fun card! The yellow background just really pops!

Anke said...

wonderful spooky card!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love the yellow background!! Spooky card!! Love it!

jonim52 said...

love the witches, great background.

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card! Love the sparkly witches and fun scene!
Awesome inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Hehehe! This is so fun! Love the colors!

Tammy said...

Adorable! Absolutely sensational card for Halloween!

Creative M said...

Spooky Cute!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is awesome!!! TOTALLY love the great black sparkly elements and your sponging is beautiful! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

E. Marie said...

Love this card, Anne. Great embossed layer and I love how you created the background color with the Pan Pastels. All that sparkle adds the perfect touch.

Belinda said...

Anne great card!!! Love the embossed layers and the sparkle!

Indy said...

Wow! I love these colors together! Love the black touches!

Diana Oliver said...

The glitter really brings out the contrast with your background. Great job!

Katy said...

This is one of my favorite stamps! I love the embossing powder that you used and your die cut is awesome! :) Beautiful card! :)

very_inky_fingers said...

What an awesome card! I love that you cut glittered ribbon for the border.

Joan Smith said...

OMG your card is Wicked Awesome you really did one outstanding creative job! I just love how you brewed up a card with so much passion!! YOU ROCK!!

Janis said...

Oh, my!...That's a spooky scene!! I think I will pass on the offer of some "brew"!!! lol... Awesome card!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Ohana in Bend said...

great card.

Ellen said...

Wow Anne! I just love your spooky witches card. The glitter is a great touch! So happy to be "hopping with you!

Archana Joshi said...

Awesome Halloween project. Love the colors and everything.
TFS.
Hugs,
Archana

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Anne, this is really awesome. Who would think of die cutting ribbon......YOU, that's who. And it looks incredible. I am going to try this soon. I like all the elements here.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very fun card. Love all of the sparkle. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card! Love the Witches Brew stamp and that fun Halloween border at the bottom of your card!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wow That is one stunning Halloween card!! Love it!!!

Lena's Creations said...

Gorgeous Halloween card, Anne. Love the witches and the border at the bottom of your card! Striking background too!
Lena
xxx
Lena’s Creations

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is wonderful! Such a great image and sentiment and your details are fun. Another fab card my friend. Hugz!

Sherry Stanley said...

This was a really fun looking card. I instantly thought of my daughter and her friend that are so sweet, but have a really fun side to them.

Mary M. said...

Anne, LOVE your halloween card! I've never used Pan Pastels, very cool affect. Great card!

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, LOVE it, Anne! You can just tell that they're dear friend sharing a cuppa. :-D

Liz said...

Great card!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just brilliant Anne! I love everything about it!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Joan Ervin said...

What a fabulous Halloween card, Anne...the witches are just tooo cute and I'm lovin all the sparkle!!!

jimlynn said...

Spooky fun - and adorable!!
Lynn