Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My Bathing Suit Told Me by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!

Dana, here with a card featuring a stamp set form Art Impressions Vintage line! It's perfect for sending a funny card this summer! 

I started by die cutting big and small circles from water color card stock. On the big circle I stamped the image from the Bathing Suit Set and on the smaller circle I stamped the sentiment. Then I used my Distress Markers to color the image with a small paint brush and some water. Colors used: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Tattered Rose, Wild Honey, Faded Jean, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, twisted Citron, Carved Pumpkin.

While my water color was drying I worked on the background. I cut a panel of water color card stock and placed a stencil over it. With Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean Distress Ink I applied the ink to the stencil. 

I added the inked panel to a white card base then added the image and sentiment circles with foam tape. Last I added a few blue and silver sequins, because sequins make everything better, right!?!?! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping and stay cool!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

In The Bag by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I wanted to do something a little different... so I decided to do a circle card, and then wanted to make it a more interesting shape, so I ended up using my Cricut to cut a flower shape from some patterned paper.  My image from In The Bag (Sku # 4729) fit perfectly as a circle in the center:
 Then I decided to make it into an easel card:
 Here's a back view:
Copics used: Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R30, R20
Pinks - R89, R85, R83, R81
Greys - C5, C3, C1, C00
Greens - BG15, BG13, BG11
Browns - E57, E55, E53, E51

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sweetest Couples! by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
I'm sharing two super sweet cards with you today using the Hobby Lobby Love Birds set.
I absolutely adore this set.  It's so sweet and I just look at these lovebirds and say Awww...  

For the first card.  Check out this adorable couple enjoying the moment at sunset.

To create the sunset background, I used Faber Castell gelato, just randomly scribble horizontally.  Then I used a baby wipe to blend.  Once dried, I used a 'cloud' stencil & white acyclic paint to add on some clouds. 

I colored the sweet couple with Copic markers.  And I also distress the edges with antique linen distress ink pad.

Here is another card using another adorable couple from the same set.  

Card #1:
Gelatos colors used:  colors used: metallic grape, red cherry, orange, margarita mix, brown, licorice
Copic markers used:  BG75, BG90, BV00, BV02, E23, E40, E41, E43, E44, E53, E74, E77, R22, R24, R27, Y08,Y11, Y18, YR23, W0, W2, W6

Card #2:
Gelatos color used:  margarita mix, sky blue, green tea, chocolate
Copic markers used:    B34, B45, B97, BV0000, E00, E21, E93, E95, R20, R81, R83, R85, W0, W2, W4, V12, V20, Y08, Y11, Y13, spica pen
Others:  Copic spica pen and white gel pen

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Shake it CHIC!! by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Here it teacher thank you #4!
One to go.
This one was one of my favorites!

The verse is called F4038 – Lifes Short

I only used one of the chicks because I was under a time crunch needing 6 cards in one week.  That's the great thing about can mask off parts you don't want at the time to make your stamps that much more versatile.

Copics used:
C1, C3, B00, B12, Y08, Y21, Y28,
Y38, R02, R05, R17, R27