Sunday, July 15, 2018

Spring Chicken by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card that I made using 


The set comes with several verses as well as these cute chicken tracks.

How adorable is this paper with this set? I went to Hobby Lobby last week and fell in love with the entire pad.  It's so "country-farm."  Perfect for several of my Ai stamps!


I always like to decorate the inside of my cards too.  I used a verse and the tracks from the set.


Here's a video of her "springing." I'm disappointed in how the video turned out.  In real life she is REALLY shaking fast!  I'm assuming my camera has a built in stabilizer when you shoot videos which is making her look like she's barely moving. Oh well...you get the picture.




Copics used:
T3, R17, R56, YR24, E33, E35, E41, E81



Saturday, July 14, 2018

Where's the nice nurse by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!!

I've got another fun get well card for you today using the Get Well Set! from Art Impressions. Love, love, love this set!!  I showed you an ICU card several weeks ago, and today I'm showing you the fun nurse. 





Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time - stay crafty!!


Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, R20, R81, B000, E21, E23, C3, E17, E97, E99, E51, E53


Friday, July 13, 2018

It's a Hoedown by Cheri Burry!

Howdy Ai Fans!
I'm just popping in today to share with you this adorable couple from Art Impressions called "Square Dancers". Oh My Gosh...... these two just make me giggle!! They are all ready to strut their stuff at the Hoedown!
I decided to use papers from the Doodlebug "Down on the Farm" 6x6 collection, I thought they went perfectly with these "Square Dancers".
On this card I coloured it using the lines exactly as they stamp.
But on this card I used the coloured image on the packaging and tried to copy the plaid print on her dress. It was fun trying to add the lines! It sure makes the image look totally different!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: N3, N5, N7
Reds: R20, R21, R24, R27, R29
Blues: B93, B95, B97
Yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38
Browns: E33, E35, E37, E39
Outline: B0000, B000, Copic 0/ W1

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Supplies:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Challenge 236 Masculine Cards WEEK 2!


Hello, Ai Fans!

We're back with the second week of our Masculine Card's Challenge! Last week, Dana shared a wonderful tutorial for a classic, clean and simple card that still has a lot of interest! Be sure to check it out if you missed it. The rest of our Design Team is here to share their take on the challenge! Visit the designer's personal blog by clicking their name, so you can view more info about their creation!


Cheri with Cowboy Wiggle Wobble

Crystal with Raccoon Mini Spinner

Dana with Reel Great Guys



 Renee with Weekend Warrior

Sharon with Sports Fan Shaker 
Thanks, team! These cards are perfect for that special guy!
Hey, join in the fun! Show us your favorite masculine images, colors, techniques and more for those manly cards. You won't want to miss out on this challenge for a chance to win some Ai stamps!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, July 18 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!






NEW releases are coming soon! Next week, Art Impressions will be exhibiting at the AFCI Mixed Media Event, debuting our Summer 2018 releases to store owners! You can see sneak peeks of brand new stamps and dies by watching our Facebook Live video! Mark your calendar for July 18, at 10 AM MT and hop over to our Facebook Page to view the live video. New products will be arriving in your independent local stamp stores in August!

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Crazy Friends By Crystal Schneider

Hello AI Fans!

Hope you are having a fun week it has flown by so fast here hard to believe its already Friday tomorrow.

This week I have been playing with the Crazy Friends Set 4989. I stamped the ladies with Memento Tuxedo black in and colored them in with alcohol markers. I love how mush personality the ladies have I had fun coloring them with as many different colors I could.


I added some gold gel pen on top of the circles on the one ladies dress.

I die cut my colored image into a circle and framed it with some fun pattern paper. I also used a couple other fun pieces of fun pattern paper tucked behind the image. 


I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner and attached it with some fun colored staples. 


To finish the card off I added some sequins around the card.


Spectrum Noir Markers used:
PL3, TN2, AG3, PL3, BGR1, BT6, PP1, PP6, TB5 

Thanks for stopping by today! 




Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NEW VIDEO! Mountainside Cottage Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to a NEW Watercolor Wednesday video! This week, Bonnie creates a beautiful mountainside cottage with blooming, wild daisies near a pond. Bonnie simply stamps the top half of our WC Cottages Set image and surrounds it with dots from her Molotow Masking pen. She completes the image with mountains in the background, distant bushes, tall daisies, and a simple water feature in front. She removes the masking fluid and adds tiny yellow dots to the daisies.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest watercolor videos, plus new release previews coming soon!

Happy Watercolor Wednesday!




View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vx2R2nvEZNw




Nurses by Dana Warren

Hello!!

Today I have a card featuring Art Impressions Proud Nurses clear stamp set! Perfect if you know someone who is a nurse! The sentiments are sooo funny!! 


I started by stamping the two nurses on white cardstock. Then I used the following Spectrum Noir markers to color it: AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, BO2, BO3, BO4, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR3, FS2, FS9, GY1, GY2, GY5, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, MG1, MG3. After coloring I fussy cut the image.


Next, I decided to use a watercolor background from my stash. Usually, when I do some watercolor smooshing I want to use all the ink up so I do a few extra panels. I trimmed it down a little and added it to a grey card base. 


Then I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card. I added the colored image to the card with foam tape. 



Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Slothsome Birthday by Jil Lebel

Hello Ai fans!

My father's birthday was Sunday and I wanted to make him a fun card.  I knew that the Sloth-some Set 5002 would make the perfect card.  This sloth can feel masculine or feminine depending on the papers and embellishments I chose for the card.  I made two cards today.  To first card is the one I made for my father.  Happy birthday Dad!


The main image is colored with Copic markers.  The colors are listed below.  I used the Echo Park Party Time 6x6 paper collection by Dani Magstad.  The bottom card is embellished with some flat back gems that I attached with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.


Copic Colors Used:
Sloth - E31, E33, E35, E37
Branch - E13, E15, E19
Leaves - YG61, YG63, YG67
Hat - Y02, Y11, Y32, BG10, BG11, BG32
Balloon - BG10, BG11, BG32


Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Magnificent Ladies by Carol Hintermeier

Hello Ai Fans!

Sure hope your Monday is off to a great start!  If you need a little something to make you smile, check out these super fun girlfriends all glammed up for a fun time!

I used Crazy Friends Set 4989 for my card today.  This set is great for birthday cards and also for "just because" friend cards!   I stamped the ladies with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then colored them with my alcohol markers.


I layered the image on some coordinating patterned paper and added a few purple gems from my stash.


It's pretty challenging to capture in a photo the sparkle and shine I added with Glossy Accents, a Wink of Stella yellow pen, and a gold metallic pen.  This shows it here, but not as much as in real life!


I hope this card has made you smile and given you inspiration for this awesome set!  Thank you so much for coming by!  Happy crafting!