Friday, July 1, 2016

Shopping Friends!

Hi Ai Fans!
I just love the whole Girlfriends line over at Art Impressions! This super cute set is called "Shop Set"and comes with the image and 3 matching sentiments. I can just picture this being so true for many of us! The word "Sale" and off we go running!
After colouring my image with my Copics, I cut out this cute PPP Scalloped frame to layer over top. The image is a good size so I didn't need to really add a bunch of different papers to it. Just a ribbon and bow to finish it all off! This card size is 6.5"x 5".
This sentiment that comes with the set just cracks me up!!
Copics Used:
E00, E11, E21, E31, E33, E35, E43, E44, E47, E51, E53, E55
R20, R35, R37, R39, R81, R83, R85
Y21, Y23, YR14, YR16, YR18, YR21, YR23
BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
N1, N3, N5, C00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian Friends!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Challenge 187 Slide On By - Week 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Ready for STACKS of inspiration? The design team is here to share what they created for the Slide on By challenge with our new Stackers and Slider Die!
Slider DieTurtle StackerDog Stacker Cat StackerElephant StackerDuck Stacker
You can view more details about a card by clicking the designer's name. Don't forget to leave them some comment love! 


Awesome cards, designers! Each card is so beautiful and unique, and sure to bring tons of fun to the recipient! The Slider Die adds a cool surprise when you can reveal some adorable critters behind it!
Our "Slide On By" challenge theme encourages the use of a hidden feature in your card, like a slider, or some other fun contraption, to reveal something behind! It's easy to join our challenges, simply upload your card to the internet and add your url link to the InLinkz below! Besides, you just might 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 6th at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

watercolor gate by Diane

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing a card using the Ai Watercolor EZ Project A (4271) and my sentiment is Thought of You (3170) .

I wanted to use the watercolor stamps in another way so I've heat embossed the images with white embossing powder, then colored.  I clearly need more practice! lol. But it was fun using these images a bit differently.  I love a white on white card so that's the direction I was going.

When you have some free time, check out the Ai watercoloring videos that are posted to the blog each Wednesday.  Bonnie is amazing teaching the Ai way to easy watercoloring! You can also view the videos HERE on the Ai YouTube Channel.  Be sure to subscribe!
Have a great day and… happy stamping!