Monday, October 25, 2021

Welcome to the Boo House by Bri Firth

Hello Ai Fans - Bri Firth here! Today, I am sharing another Halloween card featuring the new MB Halloween Set. The MB Halloween Set is part of Ai's Matchbook collection. This boo-tiful project is featured on my personal blog today, check it out here

I wanted to do something a little different with this Matchbook set so I decided to create a window scene instead. I used Halloween pattern paper to decorate the front of the card. I used a square die to cut the window and frame from the card front. I used the WC Fence Dies to decorate the window with a crooked fence. To finish decorating the card front, I used the Block Letters Die Set to die cut the word "BOO". I used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink to give the letters an ombre look.

I used a pencil to trace the opening onto the inside of the card. I wanted a majority of the scene to seen through the window but I wanted the ghosts to be hidden. I used the images from the MB Halloween Set to build the haunted mansion scene on the inside of the card. The background was created with Shaded Lilac and Black Soot Distress inks.

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

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Witch better have my candy! by Reneé Matarese

 Hello Ai fans!

Though I have only the occasional sweet tooth, I can think of a WHOLE LOTTA friends that this card would be appropriate for!

I've used the Owl, Bat and one of the verses from 5352 – Halloween Critters Set.
I work in an elementary school and I have all of my outfits for the week picked out!
Lots of fun Halloween attire that the kids will love!

This set is just the cutest thing ever!  The pirate fox is my favorite but the entire set is so darling.
P.S. Please ignore the little stray dog hair that I didn't notice was on his hat until the photos were uploaded and edited! lol!  Oh well.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Matchbook Garden - A Serene Scene by Janet

Hello friends! It's Janet here. I hope you're weekend is off to a great start. The fabulous new releases continued this week with a round of brand new Matchbook cards. There is a Halloween themed room, two Christmas scenes, an office scene and a garden scene. My card today features #5444 MB - Garden

These enticed me to take a little break from fall and Christmas and explore this fabulous garden shed.  It's a darling little world of flowers and pots you are likely to find in every little flower and plant shed throughout the world. The details of blossoms, herbs, garden gloves and even the peek of a watering can make this scene so much fun to create, give and receive!

To make this card, I stamped the images on marker friendly card stock. I chose many bright Copic Marker colors and a few pastels. I really didn't think about what colors to use but just colored one stamp at a time working in sections. I chose hues as my mood directed. I find coloring this way is the most relaxing. I just let go of the thinking part of my brain and allow my creative side to pick colors. Before I knew it, the images were all done and ready to cut out and put in the matchbook template (sold separately #5317). The template is the card base that the individual stamped images fit into. 

All the matchbook sets come with dies to match the stamps. I cut them the Flower Shop images, folded the tabs on each stamp and used the tabs to glue them into place in the matchbook base. When done, the stamps fold in so that you can close it up and give it to someone. For your convenience, there is an optional die for a matchbook envelope (#5318). Both the matchbook template and the envelope will work for all the matchbook scenes so you only need to buy them once. 

I hope you enjoyed this fresh little matchbook card and will go check out the entire matchbook line. There are a lot of them now and there's definitely something for everyone. Have a wonderful creative weekend everyone! 

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest

Friday, October 22, 2021

Happy Birthday Co-Worker Card by Tasha

Happy Friday Ai Fans!

Tasha here sharing a birthday card for a special co-worker created with the fun Office Party Stamp Set!

This image is so fun and perfect on a card for your office bestie! I like that this set includes several sentiments and some fit right on to the computer screen, so you can use two greetings on your card.

The girl image was stamped with black ink and colored with Copic Markers. I also used markers to create the office scene. It's easy to add some carpet or wood flooring to really give the look of an office space. 

Lastly, I added some fun pattern paper with colorful dots and attached glitter enamel dots. I didn't use any glitter paper on this project, but I had to have some sparkle. I love sparkle!!!

Thank you for checking out today's card and I hope you are inspired to create a co-worker birthday card with the Ai Office Party Stamp Set!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Planes, Trains and Automobiles Challenge Week Two

Hello Ai fans!

Welcome to week two of the Planes, Trains and Automobiles challenge at Art Impressions!

Our challenge goes along with the latest release at Art Impressions.

Ai Rides!

5457 – Christmas Truck Set

5456 – Spooky Wagon Set

Now let's see what the Design Team has created for our challenge!

Jil used 5456 – Spooky Wagon Set

Tasha used 5455-Birthday Buggy Stamp Set!

Thank you to all of the wonderful Design Team for your fabulous inspiration!


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!
* Please include first name and last initial on your submission.
✻ 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 if you can 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

All I Want for Christmas is You by Crystal

Hi Ai fans! This week I played with the Chubby Snowmen stamp set. I stamped the image with Black Versafine ink. This stamp set comes with coordinating dies but I didn't use them on this card. I water colored the adorable snowman and his bunny friend. I let the images dry then I die cut them out with a rectangle double stitched die. 

I stamped the sentiment "All I want for Christmas is you" on to white card stock then die cut it out with a a banner die. I added pattern paper matted with more pattern paper. I adhered the stamped image towards the top of the card and the sentiment towards the bottom of the card. 

Happy Stamping! 


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Christmas Slimline Card by Lynn Dionne

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Watch the video tutorial here!

It's a great day!!! Art Impressions has another brand new holiday stamp and die set available now! It is called the Christmas Slimline Set (5461) and it is specifically designed to work perfectly on the ever popular slimline cards! 

I am personally so addicted to any of the slimline designs now...from the mini to the large size! Today we will create a large slimline card and to set the scene we will be creating a beautiful snowy background using our Distress Oxide Inks. We will be creating a night sky with a lighted area for our lantern. I'll show you how easy it is to create this look. 

This fantastic set includes the tall snowman and a few cute birds and an adorable little bunny! We will be coloring in these images using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Then we will add a few snowy borders, a sentiment, and a few little hearts to complete the scene.

We will also add some dimension with some Crystal Glaze as well as some flocking for even more texture and dimension!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  Have a fun and crafty day!!!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens used: 

Blender, Pale Pink, Lt Pink, Yellow, Orange, Mustard, Geranium Red, Wine Red, Lt Brown, Mid Brown, Haze Blue, Dull Blue, Blue Gray, Marine Green, Lt Gray, Gray, Dk Gray

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Halloween Pumpkins Card by Jil Lebel



Hello Ai fans!

I used the Halloween Slimline stamp set to make an A2 card.  I want everyone to see that these images are perfect for slimline cards and still work well on a standard A2 card.  
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 and set them aside.  I stamped the greeting onto a piece of white card stock using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. 
To finish the card I cut layer of teal decorative paper as well as a slightly larger silver layer using the Rectangle A2 Dies.  I attached them to a card base made from Kraft card stock.  The Halloween greeting from the Halloween Critters set. It is cut out using the smallest die from the Slimline Die Set.  I attached the image and the greeting to the card with foam tape. 

Copic Colors Used:
Fox - YR18, YR14, YR12, YR00, YR000
Owl - E74, E71, E70
Mouse - E31, E30
Raccoon - C7, C5, C3, C1, C0
Wagon - BG49, BG13, BG11
Orange Pumpkins - YR18, YR15, YR12
White Pumpkin - W3 E41, E40
Green Pumpkin - G85, YG63, YG61, YG21
Pumpkin Stems - E37, E35

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Boo's Cruise Slimline Card by Bri Firth

Hello Ai Fans - Bri Firth here! Today, I am sharing a haunting card design featuring the new Spooky Wagon set. This project is featured on my personal blog today, check it out here

I used coordinating Halloween themed paper to decorate the slimline card. I used the Pull and Slide Die Set from Kindred Stamps to make the Spooky Wagon stroll through the graveyard scene. The tombstone silhouettes are from the Graveyard Scene Craft Die. I decorated the slimline card with vellum spiderweb die cuts from the Web Dies set. The sentiment is from the Happy Haunting Set which I heat embossed with white embossing powder.

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

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Spooky Wagon by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Have you seen the new Ai Rides??
These are just the cutest!

There are 3 new sets and I've used the 5456 – Spooky Wagon Set

My card goes along with the new challenge on the blog.

I also used the new 5462 – Web Dies Set.  These spider webs are SO much fun!
Green is my favorite color so that's how I chose to color the truck.  Have you ever seen Last Man Standing with Tim Allen?  He has a vintage green truck that was my inspiration.  I would love to own a truck like that someday.

Halloween is a big deal in our house so I was in love with this set and all of the other new Halloween 2021 sets!  Check them out here...  There's a new slimline set,  the web dies, a Matchbook and a new Window!  Something for everyone!