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Friday, 23 August 2013

Seeds of Greatness

Hello Friends!!

While I am away enjoying the last bit of summer holidays I have set my blog on auto pilot to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession releases.

 Any small seed that can eventually turn into a fine bottle of wine is great in my books!!!  These Grapes E7730  by artist Gail Green were stamped with Versamagic Cloud White on dark purple card stock and clear embossed with Imagine Crafts Clear embossing powder.   I colored them with Memento Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly, Tsukineko Opalite Orchid Ice and a touch of Prisma pencils.  The grape leaves were stamped and embossed with Pistachio Memento Luxe and colored with Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves and Olive Grove.

 Seeds of Greatness C9057 was stamped with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black and Clear embossed as well.  The Circle Shaker Frame DIE001-Z was sponged with Memento Grape Jelly and Opalite Orchid Ice.  The background is Cover a Card Grapes CC166 and was embossed with Opalite Orchid Ice.  The border was made using the Border Duo 2 Set DIE018 and white satin ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous day!!

Impression Obsession Products Used~Mega Mount RKBK, Grapes E7730Seeds of Greatness C9057, Cover a Card Grapes CC166, Border Duo 2 Set DIE018, Circle Shaker Frame DIE001-Z

Ink~ Tsukineko Versamagic Cloud White - Onyx Black, Memento Luxe Pistachio - Tuxedo Black, Memento Grape Jelly -Lulu Lavender- Bamboo Leaves - Olive Grove and New Sprout, Prisma Pencils.

Accessories~ Silver String, White Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones, Rhinestone Flourish, Imagine Crafts Clear Embossing Powder, Ink Blushers, Fantastix.


  1. Beautifully created, Ellen. You've made those grapes and leaves look so real. Love the sentiment, too.
    Hope the big one doesn't get away on this wonderful fishing trip of yours. :-)

  2. WOW! So gorgeous with your touches of silver and bling!! LOVE IT! :)

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the image and wonderful colours
    hugs Sue xx

  4. So rich and elegant in those beautiful colors! Sensational card!!!
    Hope you're having a great vacation!

  5. This is fabulous Ellen, such gorgeous rich colours.
    I hope you are enjoying you break.

  6. You were busy before you left ! Beautiful design, love the silver touches with the purple. Hope all is going well, Shirleyxx

  7. this is very beautiful Ellen.

    greetings karin

  8. This is so beautiful. I love the colors and the great design.

  9. Really love the deep colors in this card! Love that sentiment with the grapes. Great design as well, I love the mirrored paper and the yellow with the dark purple. Wonderful card! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  10. Beautiful grapes! I love this deep, rich purple!

  11. LOVE this card Ellen- think I'm going to have to lift this idea for making gift tags for bottles of wine that I'll be giving as presents for the Holidays!

  12. Very rich and elegant, Ellen!! Love what you are doing with the die lining too!


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