Thursday, July 31, 2014

Challenge 141 - "Like an EmBOSS" Wet or Dry Embossing

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to a brand new challenge, we're excited you're here!

Before we get started, let's announce last week's "Big Birthdays" challenge winners!
Top Spot goes to …

Sheryl with her adorable Front & Back card.

Congratulations! Contact with your address to claim your prize pack!

Our Honorable Mentions go to …

Congratulations you two! Contact with your address and a stamp set of your choice for your prize!

Now, to our new challenge this week!
Ok, it's a little more punny than funny. Have you heard the hilarious "Like a BOSS" phrase? I couldn't help but change it to emboss, and then had to be proper with an "an." :) Well, this week we want embossing to rule your card. Whether dry embossing with folders or using embossing powder with your stamps, the choice is up to you for submissions this week! 

Our designers will be back next week featuring these fun techniques and our new Ai People stamps! You won't want to miss our 3 new releases!

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, August 13 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh Shoot by Sherry Eckblad

Hello Ai Fans, Sherry here today sharing with you a card I created using one of the Girlfriend stamps. This one is called Picture Perfect.

This group of ladies totally reminds me of me and my girlfriends.

(Copic Markers used: E000, E00, R20, R29, YR24, YR31, E55, E57,
YG17, YG23, T0, T2, W1, W3, W5, YR04, YR07, YR09)

I decide to go with bold colors for their clothing since they seemed to be a loud group of ladies. I sewed on the strips of paper and then adhered the wooden camera and stamped the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

29 Again... by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
You can never have too many birthday cards on hand, and the four new 2014 Ai People sets are perfect to help build up your stash.  I have a sweet card using 29 Again Set (Sku #4372) to share today:
When I saw this tiny little floral patterned paper, it reminded me of her dress!  I softened all the edges with a little sponged brown ink, and used a kraft base.

Copics used: E11, E00, E000, R20, R22, B00, B000, B0000, G40, R81, R83, R85, E55, E53, E51
Happy stamping everyone!


Monday, July 28, 2014

Fishing or Catching Zzzz by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday! 

Today I'm sharing a super fun guy card using the Catching Z's set!  
I had him in my wish list for a long time and finally got him, so excited!  He's super cool and perfect for my nephew who is a big fan of fishing!

Copics:  E00, E11, E31, E55, G40, G43, G46, R22, R24, R29, W0, W2, W4, W6,
Y11, Y15, YR23, YR24

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Goldie Golfer Step Card by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai Fans!!

Today I'm sharing a really fun side step card with you.  
The Art Impressions Ai People line is one of my favorites and I just love Goldie Golfer.

Copics used...
B000, B00, YG11, T3, C00,C7, E00, E02
E33, E35, E40, E42, E50, E51, E93, E97

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Show the Love and Don't Hate Me by Sharon

Hello AI Fans!!

Today I'm showing you a card I made simply for fun! This little cutie pie is hiding away in the Valentine's Day stamps called Show the Love set, but I think she can be used for much, much more!! I just decided to put her in purples and pinks instead of red, and plopped her beautiful image right on this every day card! I paired her up with the very appropriate sentiment of Don't Hate Me.  Of course she required just a touch of bling, so I used just a smidge of Wink of Stella too. :) Hope you like her as much as I do!!!

Copics used: E00, 000, 11, and R20;  C1, 2, 3, and 5;  V91, 93, and 95;  R81 and 83;  R27

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today and hope you get some time today to get crafty!! Hugs!