Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mini Slimline Slider Card by Lynn Dionne

Hello Ai Fans!!!
In today’s video and card we will be creating a fun mini slimline slider card using the Art Impressions Slider Die (4764)! We will also add a hidden sentiment behind the slider using a sweet sentiment from the Mrs. Set (5405) which says “If friends were flowers I’d pick you!”.

We will create a potting shed for our little lady using the Miss Set (5404), Potting Shed MTF (5028), and the Wood Frames Set (5269). I will show you how to easily select elements of these stamps to create our scene.

We will add some adorable little birds and some potted flowers using the HM Garden Set (5096). The best part is that the recipient of this card could use the slider insert as a fun bookmark!!!

I will show you all of the coloring using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens! 

Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a fun and crafty day!!!!
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens used:

Blender, Lt Pink, Peach Pink, Flesh Colour, Yellow, Orange, Lt Green, Deep Green, Lt Blue, Beige, Lt Gray 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Holy Moly Slimline Birthday Card by Jil Lebel


Hello Ai fans!

I used the Holy Moly stamp set to create a slimline Birthday card.  These images are really fun to color and watch come to life.
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 my scissors. I added a piece of yellow patterned paper to the slimline card base after I added some "dirt" to the bottom of the card using Distress Ink. I then added the images using foam tape.
Copic Colors Used:
Moles - E29, E27, E25
blue - b95, B93, B91
Rose - R85, R83, R81
Green - YG67, YG63, YG61
White - W3, W1, W0

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Birdhouse Mini Slimline Cards by Bri Firth

Hello Ai Fans - Bri here! Today, I am sharing mini slimline cards that are perfect for summer! These cards feature the new Birdhouse Cubbies  set, which is part of Ai's Critter Cubbies collection. Check out the rest of the 2021 releases here. This card is featured on my personal blog today, check it out here

The Birdhouse Cubbies set includes an adorable birdhouse, birds, vines, and pretty flowers. I colored these images with my Copic markers. I listed the colors I used below each project. To create the background I ink blended with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. I created the ink splatter effect with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and white acrylic paint. Finally, to finish the mini slimline cards I stamped the "Home Tweet Home" sentiment in pigment black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

Project 1

E: E15, E13, E11, E00
RV: RV52, RV63, RV66, RV69
Y: Y26

Y: Y000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y38

RV: RV000, RV14, RV13, RV11
YG: YG11, YG13, YG17
Y: Y26, Y38

Project 2

E: E15, E13, E11, E00
G: G000, G00, G02, G03, G05, G07
C: C3, C1, C00
Y: Y26

R: R11, R12, R14, R17
B: B000, B12, B14, B16, B18
Y: Y38

RV: RV000, RV14, RV13, RV11
YG: YG11, YG13, YG17
Y: Y26, Y38

Check back next week for more Ai inspiration made by me!

Ai Products Used:
Birdhouse Cubbies Set 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Hey There! Thanks a Bushel! by ReneƩ Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a first with you.  I've 
made plenty of easel cards through the years but
never a sideways easel card.

I've used one of the Critter Cubbies on my card.

to mount my main image.

The verse is stamped on 5133 – Flag Double Stitched Dies.

The above photo is when the card is closed and the photo below is what it
looks like when it's opened.  The large cow by the door is a fun freebie!
Just order $30 or more and one of the sweet farm animals will be on their way to you!

Though I didn't use them, this set comes with some fun dies that cut open the door and window so the critters can peek out of them!  How fun is that?

Copics used:
RV93, Y26, YG17, N1,
N4, W3, E33, E81, E93

Saturday, June 19, 2021

WC Foundations Door by Bonnie Krebs!

 Hello Ai fans!

Today is normally a Watercolor Weekend Roundup but we're switching things up a bit.  On Wednesday Bonnie shared another fabulous tutorial using one of the new WC Foundation sets.

She used the WC Foundations Door.

This set is available in both rubber on cling cushion or clear.

If you missed Bonnie's live tutorial you can like Art Impressions on FB so that you never miss her again!

You can also find all the videos from both Bonnie and Kendra Krebs on Youtube and the Art Impressions Pinterest Board Watercolor "how to" videos.

Remember that all Funny Farm and Hats-Off set are 30% off through the end of the weekend.  Grab yours now!!

Be sure to join Bonnie LIVE this Wednesday at 10 am PST on FB for another great tutorial and join our Watercolor Design Team next Saturday for their fabulous inspiration for the newest release!  You won't want to miss it!!

Happy Stamping and have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Camper Beach Bums by Janet Axtman


My family enjoys camping and we get out pretty regularly with our travel trailer. We live within a few miles of the beach and beach camping is the best camping in our book! When I saw the Happy Trails Set, I knew I had to have it because it mimics our own life so much.

For this card, I stamped most of the images in the set. There is a cute balloon and light string that I didn't use. There are six sentiments such as Home is Where You Park It, Happy Trails, Happy Retirement, Happy Camper and more. I thought the sentiment I chose was perfect for this very relaxed and happy couple.  

I colored the images with Karen markers. For most of the images, I chose one color and used water to blend and create shading. You can get similar results from a water brush or the Karin Blender Marker. I prefer the control I get with a small round brush. After coloring them, I cut them out with the Brother Scan N Cut.

The sand is a piece of torn gold metallic cardstock. An aqua metallic cardstock was used for the sky. Bordering the main panel are bright blue and hot pink mats. The 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 slimline card base is made of lime green.  

I used many neon colors on this card. Have you noticed that neon is making a comeback? It's a lot of fun for summer cards. What cards are you making with a summer theme? There's plenty of great sets to be found at the Ai Store.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest 

Friday, June 18, 2021

Age is Irrelephant card by Tasha

 Happy Friday Ai Fans!

Tasha here sharing a birthday card created with the super cute Baby Critters Set and Birthday Circlet MTF Set

This little elephant is so sweet and he fits perfectly within the circlet frame! To add to the festive design, I added a piece if pattern paper behind the image. The bright colored dots look like confetti in the background.

The sentiment "Age is irrelephant" was stamped in black on a simple banner. I used distress ink to add more pink and attached a little enamel heart. 

To finish the card, I adhered a pink scalloped frame and layers of bright card stock. This card is so cheerful and I'm looking forward to sending it out!

I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Happy Birthday! It's all Downhill From Here! by Crystal

Hi Ai fans! This week I made a card using the Sit Back Laughlines stamp set. This guy is so fun and the sentiments that come in the set are so funny. 

I stamped the image onto smooth white card stock with Memento ink in black. I colored the image in with alcohol markers. I fussy cut him out. I adhered strips of pattern paper in masculine patterns to a piece of scrap paper then die cut it out with a double stitched rectangle. 

I used two sentiments for this card. The first sentiment "Me and my recliner WE GO WAY BACK" I stamped onto a piece of Kraft card stock die cut out with a banner die. I trimmed the one side of the banner off that hung off of the card. I stamped the second sentiment "Happy birthday! It's all downhill from here! I then matted the whole panel onto a piece Kraft card stock die cut with a double stitched rectangle. 

Happy Stamping! 


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Farm Animals Card by Lynn Dionne

Hello Ai Fans!

In today’s video and card we will be creating a fun evening farm scene using the Promo Farm Animals! These little critters are currently free with a $30 purchase and include a Cow, Hen, Pig, Lamb, Cat and Owl. You wlll receive one freebie with each $30 purchase...just be sure to let Ai know which one you want on your next order....then collect them all!!!

We will also be creating a beautiful background and an early evening sky using some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads. We will add some texture to our background by using the Animal Natitvty Set (5350) and the “Hay There” sentiment from the Barnyard Animals Cubbies Set (5180).

Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a fun and crafty day!!!
Ai Farm Animals Promo Stamps - Cow, Hen, Pig, Lamb, Cat, Owl

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Blender, Pink Flamingo, Lt Carmine, Cobalt Blue, Mustard, Beige, Lt Brown, Brown, Deep Red, Platinum Brown, Lt Gray, Mid Brown, Black

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tropical WTTW Polaroid card


Hello Ai fans!

I used the Tropical Window To The World (WTTW)stamp set to make a Polaroid card.  I really enjoyed embellishing it with die cuts..
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 cut the image out along the lines of the square.  I also added some glossy accents to the image.
I cut a Polaroid with a My Favorite Things Die, but you can cut it with some square dies. I added a piece of silver paper behind the opening and attached the WTTW square to the center of the opening.  I then attached it to the front of the card on an angle.  I then added some die cuts and gems from the Spellbinders May 2021 Card Kit of the Month. 
Copic Colors Used:
Water - B02, B00
Trees - YG67. YG63, YG61
Trunks - E44, E43, E42
Flowers - BV11, BV000
Sand - E43, E42, E41
Chaire - W1
Sky - B91, 0
Sunset - Y17, Y1s

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!