Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Halloween Critters by Jil Lebel


Hello Ai fans!

I used the New Halloween Critters stamp set for this Halloween card.  There is also an owl in the set that I didn't use. It comes with quite a few cute sayings and accent stamps.  My favorite thins about this set is that it comes with matching dies!
I started by stamping the images onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock with Gina K Black Amalgam ink and colored them with Copic markers.  The colors I used will be listed at the end of this post.  I then cut the images out with the matching dies that come in the set. 
I die cut a hill with Lawn Fawn's Hillside border and colored it with Forest Moss Distress ink.  I also cut a tree border from Lawn Fawn and colored it with Black Soot Distress ink.  I used the MFT cloud stencil for the background on the card.  I used Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress ink.  I also splattered the background with Perfect Pearl colored Perfect Pearls and water.  I attached everything flat to the card except for the bunny.  It's attached with foam tape.
Copic Colors Used:
Bunny - W0, W1, W3, RV00, RV02
Pumpkin - E31, E33, E35, Y15, Y17
Fox - E07, E08, E18, RV00, RV02
Racoon - CO, C1,C3, C5, C7, RV00, RV02
Cape - YG03, YG61, YG63
Outfit - V04, V06, V09

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, September 28, 2020

Spooky Witch Twister by Bri Firth

Hi everyone! Today I am sharing my creation for the Homemade Holidays Challenge. For more information on this challenge check out the announcement here. For my project, I made a twister card featuring the new Witch Twister stamp set. This card is also featured on my personal blog, check it out here! 

I used my Copic markers to color the witch to coordinate with the Halloween themed cardstock. The cardstock is just scraps of retired paper from my craft room. I used the Stitched Rounded Rectangle dies to create a layering effect. I used the Twist Frame die to cut the frame out of the layers of cardstock on the card front. It did take a couple of passes through my Big Shot to get through all the layers! I used gray ink to ink blend on the inside of the card behind the witch to make her contrast more from the background. Finally, I used the Halloween Mini dies to embellish the card and make it extra spooky!
Check back next week for more Ai inspiration made by me!

Coloring Guide
Hair: T6, T4, T2, T0
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000
Dress: V99, V95, V93, V91
Hat and Cape: C8, C6, C4, C2, 
Buckle: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Tights: YR12, YR14, YR16, YG21, YG23, YG25

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Let's Fla-mingle! by ReneƩ Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

I know we're into Autumn now but I was feeling one more summery card...
I had this absolutely adorable flamingo paper and suddenly had a desperate need to make a flamingo card!

I fussy cut the flamingos for the front and the inside.

I also used the verse from the set on the inside...It's your Birthday let's Fla-mingle!
Cute, right?!  Don't you love that cheesy smirk on his/her face? 

Copics used:
BG53, YR16, Y11, Y13, W3, W4, W5,
RV02, RV09, RV42, RV52, RV55, RV93

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Whooo's ready for Halloween? by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!

So Whooo really is ready for Halloween?  Isn't this just the cutest set ever??!! The Cubbies sets are all adorable and so fun to put together! They take a little more time, but they are so worth it! I stamped it onto Cryogen paper and colored with Copic markers that are listed below.  Because all the dies come with this set, it's super easy to cut it out after you've got it all colored. I then popped it up onto a piece cut out with the Banner Double Stitched Dies.  It's so fun to play with all the little doors and windows! 


So that's it for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and until next time - stay crafty!!

Copics used:
E31, E33, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, E95, E97, E99
T1, T2
YG01, YG02, YG13, YG17

Friday, September 25, 2020

Holiday Weekend BLOWOUT!!!

 Hello Ai Fans! 

Suprise, it's a SALE!

This weekend, September 25th - 27th, our entire Holiday Category is on Sale!!

Click on the image above or the link below to go to the items that are on sale!

It's the perfect time for that Halloween set on your wishlist, that Thanksgiving Set you want to use for placecards, or the Christmas Stamp and Die set you will "die" without!

Shop this category here.

Halloween Critters here for the candy | By Jessica Shier

 Hello Ai fans! It's Jessica here today. I hope you are having a fantastic Friday so far. Today I'm sharing another cute Halloween themed card, using the too cute to spook Halloween Critters stamp and die set. 

If you saw my card I made for the Holiday Handmade challenge then you saw the other two critters taht comes in the Halloween critters set. I've also used even more of the fun and cute sentiments and some of the accessory stamps too! All these little elements come with the dies. I'll have the link to all the products down below and also the Copic markers I used. 

First I used Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress oxide ink to create a messy water color background. This will be the focal point of the card. I stamped the ink on to a Glass Media Mat then spritzed the ink with a Distress Sprayer using clean water. I placed a piece of card stock on top and let the ink sink into the paper for a moment. If you don't get the coverage you want you can simply pat the paper back into the ink. I did this multiple times. This will be die cut using a die from the Art Impressions Circle Double Stitch die set. Let the ink dry fully before die cutting.

After coloring all my images with Copic Markers I used the coordinating dies and die cut them out. I also used the large flag die and a piec eof Fog card stock for the bottom sentiment. This is popped up with a strip of foam adhesive. All these layers are adhered overtop a piece of Royal Velvet card stock and attached to a top fold A2 card base. I also added a few more sentiments from from the Halloween Critters set and a couple of coordinating colored sequins. These critters are definitely too cute to spook!!

Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

2020 Holiday Release + Handmade Holidays Challenge Week #2

Hello Ai Fans! 

Last week we premiered our 2020 Holiday Releases with our newest additions to our Halloween and Christmas themed stamp sets!

These new seasonal sets include stamp and die sets, as well as two new additions to our Twisters line!
Shop these sets at artimpressions.com!

Now, for this week's Challenge Inspiration!!!

Bri has us green with envy over her wickedly cute Witch Twister card!

Jil is dreaming of a white Christmas with her Chubby Snowmen Set creation!

Sharon's starburst card using the new Animal Nativity Set is precious perfection!

Lynn shaded a spooky but cute tag using our Halloween Critters Set!  

Crystal is helping us get in the holiday spirit with her Santa Twist Set card!

Renee use the new Large Snowflake Die and our Exclusive Poinsettia Set from 2019 for a perfect, pastel, wintery card!

Jessica made one wickedly cute card with Halloween Critters Set and Halloween Mini Dies!

Inspired? Make sure you submit your entry below!

This week for our new challenge, it's beginning to look like the holidays! Embrace your inner kid with a Halloween card, make table setting cards for Thanksgiving, a bookmark for Hannukah, A gift tag for Kwanzaa, stocking stuffers for Christmas, or an encouragement card for those New Years Resolutions--the season has no limit!
If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our Christmas and WinterHalloweenThanksgiving, or Holiday Mansion categories on our Pinterest Page

We want to see what you create for the upcoming holiday season! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes September 30th at 5PM PT!

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 the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Click here to enter

Welcome back Kendra as she brings us a festive Christmas watercolor project!

Wishing You Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice!

Hi Ai fans! It's fall here and I'm loving the cool brisk temperatures and cozy sweaters. The colors are starting to change too which I love to sit and look at with my puppy out in the back yard. 

This week I made a card using the Feast Mode stamp set. That fox sitting on a pumpkin sipping his "Pumpkin Spice Latte" is just way too cute. 

I happen to love Pumpkin Spice so this sentiment is perfect "Wishing you Pumpkin Spice & everything nice!". This card was kept really simple. I die cut a piece of Kraft card stock with a double stitched 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" rectangle. After the Kraft card stock was die cut I embossed it with a tree embossing folder. I did not add any ink to it which I normally do to help the embossing pop of the card stock more. This time I just wanted it to be a very subtle detail on the card.

I stamped the image with Memento black in and colored it in with alcohol markers. I stamped the sentiment in with a dark orange in for something a little different rather then the black ink I normally stamp my sentiments in. 

Spectrum Noir Markers: Blender, GY1, GY3, GY5, TN1, TN7, GT1, GT2, GT3, CR1, CR6, CR11, LG1, LG3, LG5, IG2, DG1, DG3, DG4

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

NEW VIDEO! Christmas Ornaments by Kendra Krebs

 Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome back, Watercolor Wednesday fans!

NEW VIDEO! Watch Bonnie as she illustrates her journal in a Southwestern theme!

Snowman Gift Card Holder by Lynn Dionne

Hello Ai Fans!!!

I've got another brand new design in the Gift Card Holder Collection! In this video we will be using this adorable little Snowman GCH Set! I don't know about you....but I'm always in need of Gift Card Holders for the holidays. It seems like I never have enough of them! These would be so easy to mass produce and have at the ready for your holiday gifts!

Watch the video tutorial here!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a great day!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens used: 

Blender, Haze Blue, Sugared Almond Pink, Lt Gray, Orange, Scarlet Red, Mid Brown, Oatmeal, Persian Green