Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Hexagon Chicks Card w/ Jane Davenport Markers by Lynn Dionne

Happy Wednesday Ai Fans!!!

Wait...wait...don't put your Easter stamps away yet....I've got a fun little Easter Chicks Birthday Card to show you! 

Watch the video tutorial here!

In todays video and card we will be using the adorable Easter Chicks Set (5401) and the Hexagon Double Stitched Dies (5135). We will also grab a Happy Birthday sentiment from the Baby Critters Set (5400HL). I have used these little critters on a previous card which I will link to here!

Click here to watch the "Art Impressions Baby Critters Card"!

I will be showing you how to create a super fun hexagon shaped card! I will also show you how to create a beautiful background as well as how to do some simple coloring using the Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers!

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Deer Shadowbox card by Jil Lebel


Hello Ai fans!

I used the New Deer Window Accessory stamp and die set. I along with the Hello words from the New Shadowbox Window Die Set. As you can see, the new sets work well with the previous Windows to the World dies.  I used the window die for this 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 deer image out with the matching dies that come in the set. I cut the square image on the lines with my scissors before I glued it into the pop out feature from the Shadowbox dies.
I cut the word hello out with dark brown and craft paper. The word die is included in the Shadowbox set.  I cut a layer of decorative paper from Moda Scraps and attached it to a green A2 Car.  I used a craft knife to cut a square into the front of the card where I wanted the scene to show through.  I added the window over the front of the card.  I attached the shadowbox to the back of the square.  I then attached the deer to the scene with foam tape.  I added the hello dies to the front of the card.
Copic Colors Used:
Deer - E35, E33, E31, E30
Lg. Deer - E35, E33, E31, E00
Mountain, V01, B0000
Sky - B000, B0000
Trees - G28, YG17, YG07, Y13
Trunk - E29, E35, E33, E31
Grass - YG17, YG07, Y13
Water - B02, B00

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Pretty Pink House by Bri Firth

Hello Ai Fans - Bri here! Today, I am sharing a pretty pink card perfect for the Spring season! This floral card features the Front Porch Circlet MTF set. Check out the entire Circlet Mini Tryfold collection here. This card is also featured on my personal blog, check it out here!  

This tryfold card has 3 panels that measure 3.75" x 4.25". The card base measures 4.25" x 11.25" and is scored at the 3.75" mark and the 7.5" mark on the 11.25" side. It is really easy to make a tryfold card, just follow the instructions on the back of the stamp packaging!

I colored the front porch circlet image with my Copic markers. I used pink and white striped paper and a white Circle Double Stitched frame die cut to decorate the card. To finish the card I stamped the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment from the WC Sentiment Set 2 stamp set and added coordinating sequins for embellishment.

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

Sunday, April 11, 2021

I "heart" cats! by ReneƩ Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing a card with almost no stamping!
Ai isn't just about stamps.  They have some wonderful dies as well.
I used several sets on my cards.

There are 3 cat silhouettes that can be cut and used as is or you can cut them on light colored paper and color in your own fur and face. 

5359 – Bunny Pop-Ups 
I used the heart from this set

These cards came together really quickly which is great when you have a time crunch.

This card was for my son's girlfriend. 
She lost her sweet cat last weekend.

The tiny little heart is from this set.

Those adorable, teeny tiny paw prints
are from this set.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hello Friend!

 Happy Friday Ai Fans!

Tasha here sharing a new card created with the super cute Easter Chicks Stamp Set!

The chick was stamped with hybrid ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used the coordinating die set to easily cut her out and attached the little Spring hat. This cute little chick image looks so happy! 

The cloud background was created with a stencil and Distress Oxide Ink; it looks like the chick is having fun flying around while wearing her pretty hat!

The sentiment "Hello" was cut with the word die from the new Shadow Box Window Die Set. I cut three of the Hello words out and layered them to make it thicker. This is an easy way to make the word pop up without using foam. To stick with the Spring theme, I added plaid pattern paper and white scalloped frames before adhering the card to a pastel blue square base. 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

LAST DAY FOR APRIL THROWBACK + New Challenge #304 : "Personality"

Hello, Ai Fans!

The first Tuesday of every month we introduce a new Watercolor Throwback! These sets are retired from our previous watercolor lines, and are only available for 3 days! 

Today is the last day to purchase the Little Miss Set (Project Series 1), 
April's Watercolor Throwback!

Don't "miss" out, shop this set HERE!

Before we get to this next challenge, we want to congratulate the winner of our 

Congratulations to Helen F who featured our Lighthouse Circlet MTF and her own beautiful and perfectly squared layering!


Email with your choice of 3 stamp sets for your prize.

Next week we have another big new release, and this challenge is a little hint. 
The characters of Art Impressions are one of our favorites to celebrate, so this is a challenge to show YOUR personality through stamps!
If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our Golden Oldies, WheeliesGirlfriends, or Ai People on our Pinterest Page

Let your Person-ality shine! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes Wednesday, April 21st at 5PM PT!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter
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!

Thank you to everyone who joined Bonnie for a new intermediate project using the new ShadowBox Window Die!

Want to follow along? Find Bonnie's list of supplies here:

Updated lists of supplies for ALL of our live videos are posted HERE!

Want to know when to watch next? Check out our Live Video calendar below.

Bear-ista! Life Without You is Unbearable by Crystal

Hi AI fans! This week I made a coffee card with the Pand-tastic stamp set. Sometimes I like to make a card fast and this was one of those fast cards. I stamped the image onto water color card stock. Added some black to the panda bear and a little grey to the white parts of him for some shading. 

Once the panda bear image was dry I fussy cut it out. I added the panda to a pattern paper coffee cup that I had fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment "BEAR-ista!" to the second layer of card stock on my card. I then stamped the sentiment "Life without you is UnBEARable" on the third layer of card stock. 

Super simple card was done in about 10 minutes but I still think it's cute. I think I might need to give it to my hubby since he is the one in our house who makes the coffee every morning and I do need my coffee every morning! 

Happy stamping!


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Vintage Lily Border Card by Lynn Dionne

Happy Wednesday Ai Fans!!!

Watch the video tutorial here!

In today’s cards and video we will be creating these elegant vintage cards using the Lily Border Stamp Set (5374)! 

We will give these cards a vintage look by adding a beautiful lace border and woodgrain backdrop!!! We will give the woodgrain panel a realistic look by inking it up with some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. 

I’ll also show you how to create an interesting border look by partially fussy cutting your border panel! We will also add a sweet sentiment using the SBC Exclusive Hydrangea Stamp Set (5229)! To finish off this vintage look, we will add some beautiful pearls and rhinestones!

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

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens used:

Blender, Sugared Almond Pink, Mid Green, Olive Green

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Den Matchbook by Jil Lebel


Hello Ai fans!

I used the Match Book Den stamp and die set, the MB Template die and the MB envelop Die to create a tiny little room.
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 cut the MB Template and MB envelop dies from Simple Stories patterned paper and folded them on the score lines created by the die cuts.  I added the pieces of the Den Matchbook to the MB Envelope.  I added a small piece of glitter paper into the picture frame as well as a rug.
Copic Colors Used:
Chair - B95, B93, B91
Wood - E43, E42, E41
Tile - W5, W3, W1, W0
Brick - E35, E31
Plant - YG63, Y61
Yellow - E42, Y13, Y11

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Coffee Shop Drive-Thru Window by Bri Firth

Hello Ai Fans - Bri here! Today, I am sharing a mash-up card featuring new products from the ShadowBox Windows series and Matchbook collection. This coffee shop drive-thru window showcases the ShadowBox Window Die and the MB Coffee Shop set. I love that you can use the Matchbook collection to create scenes where you are "looking in" from the outside of the building. This card is also featured on my personal blog, check it out here!  

First, I glued the wood-printed paper to an A2 card base. Next, I die cut the square opening and then attached the white window paneling from the ShadowBox Window die set to the card front. I colored the MB Coffee Shop images with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers and then attached them to the interior foldable panel and the card front. I used my scoring board and stitched scalloped border die to create a store-front canopy out of green cardstock. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment onto a Flag Double Stitched die cut and attached it to the card front with foam tape adhesive. I distressed the edges of the flag to match the green canopy.

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