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!

Monday, June 14, 2021

Rockin' Granny with Bri Firth

Hello Ai Fans - Bri here! Today, I am sharing a birthday card perfect for a rockin' granny! This card features the Rock On set, which is part of Ai's Laugh Lines collection. Check out the rest of the 2021 releases here. This card is featured on my personal blog today, check it out here

For the background I wanted it to look like the granny is just rockin' away in a sitting room. I used a pink and white striped pattern paper as the wall paper. I used the ShadowBox Window die set to create a window on the wall. I used Copic markers (E18, E15, E13, E11) to create the wood planked flooring.

The rest of the Copic markers I used to color the granny and the rocking chair are listed at the end of this blog post. I put the Rock On image on a action wobble so the rocking chair moves back-and-forth.

After coloring the floor I stamped and heat embossed the "aging is inevitable maturing is optional" sentiment with white embossing powder. I also stamped and heat embossed the 'Happy Birthday Rock On!" sentiment with white embossing powder onto a Circle Double Stitched die cut. I used foam tape to attach the stitched circle die cut onto the card front. 

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

Ai Products Used:

Copic Markers Used:
W3, W1, W00
C3, C1, C00
RV14, RV13, RV11, RV000
E18, E15, E13, E11, E00, E000, E000

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Ahoy there Birthday Gull! by ReneƩ Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

My very sweet niece just turned 21 and I needed a card.  She's not your traditional 21 year old.  When asked what she wanted for her birthday?  Dinner and a night at a local casino with me, her mom, grandma and her other aunt!

The Funny Farm series at Art Impressions is one of my favorites!!
For her card I used the new 5399 – Gull-Friends Set.

I used several of the "stitched die" sets from Art Impressions.

I also used the gull from the 5325 – Sail Mini Dies.

On the inside I used one more stitched die...

For those of you who are curious... my niece came out about $60 ahead!
We'll consider that a big, birthday win!!

Copics used:
B91, R83, N1, Y06, Y17, YG11

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Watercolor Weekend Roundup! NEW Foundations Animals and Veggies!!

                                                          Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome to another Watercolor Roundup!

This weekend our Watercolor Design Team has some creative, inspiring creations for you using the new Foundations 5426 Veggies and 5425 Peeking Animals!  

Be sure to follow these lovely ladies on social media by clicking the link in pink next to their names!

Karen Day - Blog - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram

Karen used the new WC Peeking animals set to create this sweet scene.
Don't you love the white bunny?!

You can read a summary of how Karen made her card on her blog.
To see more of Karen's beautiful creations follow her on Instagram!

Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook

I can hear Bonnie's voice saying "I just love seeing how everyone envisions my stamps differently."  Tricia created a unique card with the WC Veggie Set. Don't you love the unexpected colors?!

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - PinterestYouTube

Dot used the new WC Peeking Animals with the WC Foundations Potting Bench. My favorite part is the owl and the sweet summer garden hat!  What's yours?

To see more of Dot's beautiful creations follow her on Instagram!

Hope you enjoyed this weekend's inspiration, and Happy Stamping!

Two Ways to Copic Color a Cat and Shaker Element Tips - Loveable Animals Set by Janet Axtman

Happy Saturday Ai fans! Today on the blog I've combined two of my favorite things - shaker windows and a loveable kitty. This little cutie is one of four animals in the Loveable Animals set. It comes with accessories for the animals to hold and several sentiments. Each animal die cuts open the arms so that they can hold a package, a piece of paper, a cupcake and more. 

This kitty was Copic colored. The colors can be found at the end of this post. In the video for this card, I show you how to make a simple cat with some basic shading as well as how to take it up a notch and add his stripes. I'll also give you a few tips on how to make the window frame for a shaker and on placing a shaker element on a card base. The full tutorial is below:

Copic Colors Used:
Cat: CO, C1, C3, C5, R20, Colorless Blender
Flower: Y13, Y17, YG03, G24, BV04, BV00

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

Happy Creating!

Janet YouTube - Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Lake House Cards by Tasha

 Happy Friday Ai Fans!

Tasha here sharing two cards created with the pretty Boat Window Accessory Stamp Set (#5409)

This stamp set includes the boat house scene and a little boat image with a coordinating die. You have the option to just use the scene stamp as is, stamp and cut out the boat image, or stamp the boat directly into the scene. Being able to add or remove the boat allows you to really personalize your design.

I stamped all the images with black hybrid ink and used Copic Markers for the coloring. I like having little stars in the sky, it makes me think of being up north in WI.

My second card uses the stamp alone without the boat. I also used different colors and added more white gel accents. It's fun to mix up the color combinations! I think this scene would also look nice with Fall colors; I may need to try that out next!

To complete both cards, I added layers of card stock and glitter paper before attaching them to a card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's projects!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

New WC Foundations Peeking Animals and Veggies!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome to another Watercolor NEW Release!

This week we have the new 5425 – WC Peeking Animals and 5426 – WC Veggies.  These new sets are just PERFECT to add accents to the new Foundations series. These new foundation stamps take the guess work out of planning out your project, yet offer endless possibilities!

Yesterday Bonnie gave a sneak preview to all of her Facebook fans with a LIVE coloring tutorial featuring the new veggies and animals.  If you missed out you can click the photo below and like and follow Art Impressions on Facebook so you never miss out again!

Our Watercolor Design Team also joined in on the fun and has some breathtaking creations for you!

Be sure to follow these lovely ladies on social media by clicking the link in pink next to their names!

Tricia O'Bin - Blog - Instagram - YouTube - Pinterest - Facebook

Dot Freel - Instagram - Blog - PinterestYouTube

Karen Day - Blog - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram

If you're looking for some watercolor tutorials you can find over 250 videos on our Pinterest page!

Hope you enjoyed the design team's inspiration.  Check back this Saturday for our Watercolor Weekend Roundup where our DT will share with you how they made their cards.
 Happy Stamping!