Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Live Love Laugh! By Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!

Dana here with a card featuring clear stamps Live Love Laugh, available at Hobby Lobby! I'm thinking more fall and winter cards, so when i went to color this fun lady i went with red and brown.

I stamped the single lady in the stamp set and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. Then i fussy cut her out. With a black marker i colored all the edges, don;t forget this step and it adds a nice finish look to your image!!

Next i got out my pattern paper collection and used my image to find some paper and patterns to find something that looked good with her. I used a framed die from Simon Says Stamp to cut the hounds tooth pattern, discarding the small frame that cuts too.

I also found a dark reddish orange card base and added an octagon strip to one side of the card. Then i wrapped some twine around the hounds tooth and tied it in a bow. 
Last i a stamped the Live Love Love! sentiment from the set and then adhered the colored image to the hounds tooth pattern.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Chair Spinner by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
Have you tried the fabulous Ai Spinners??  They're such fun to assemble - I have a fairly simple one to share today, but one of my favourite things is to figure out new & interesting ways to put these together.  They make fabulous easel cards, and there are all kinds of options with windows & fancy folds.  **You should definitely check out the Art Impressions Pinterest board - there is a link on our sidebar - you'll find all kinds of ideas for the spinners and the entire collection of Ai products.  Enough chatter... here is Chair Spinner (Sku #4574):
I find this the quickest way to put a spinner together.  After colouring and fussy cutting each image, I sandwich a piece of thread between them when gluing them back to back (make sure to glue the thread down well so that the spinner is strong enough).  I find thread spins well and works well, but string or twine can work, too.  As long as you have at least one additional layer of paper or cardstock, you can hide the ends of the thread between them so that the inside of your card remains clean as well.  Here's a back view of her spinning:
Happy stamping!
Copics used: Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Blues - B02, B01, B00, B000
Greens - G46, G43, G41
Browns - E55, E53, E51
Greys - W5, W3, W1
Hair - Y26, Y23, E50

Monday, August 31, 2015

Cheers by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!

Do you ever need a last minute fun card fast?  If yes, the Ai Pop ups are totally perfect!
There are a total of six sets.  And I'm sharing a card using the Ai Deco Set #5.

I absolutely adore these Ai deco sets.  It make card making super quick and easy.   All you need is to pop out the die cut and adhere with foam tape.  And just for fun, I added some stickles on the ocean waves and glossy accent on the glasses and goggles.  

Copic markers:  Y11 (to add highlight on the sentiment)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Long Horn Birthday from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing another new release from Art Impressions.

This guy is called Long Horn Set (Sku#4686).

This fun guy is part of the new Texas ZooCrew line at Ai.

Masculine cards just might be my all time favorite type of cards to make so I was very excited to see the first two releases from this line.  Both would be perfect for the guy in your life. (as well as any girl too!)      Isn't that saying inside adorable!!

Copics used...

YG03, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG95, W1, W3, W5, E30, E31, B00, B02, B04, B52

TriArts Used...

E11, B5

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Comfy Couch Girlfriends

Hi AI fans!!
Hope you're having an awesome start to your weekend! I wanted to show you a card I made featuring the super fun Comfy on Couch Set (sku 4050).  The fun part about is that I colored it a couple weeks ago during a weekend away with my girlfriends! LOVE those weekends!!!
I used the Colorless Blender pen to make the pattern on the pj bottoms.
Copics used:
E11, E00, E000, C1, C3, C5, Y21, Y23, Y26, YR21, YR65, BG72, BG75, R81, RV32, RV34, T1, T2, T3, E21, E23, E25, E27, E33, YG93, Colorless Blender

So that's it for me today! Hope you have an amazing weekend an get lots of time to be crafty!!