Thursday, September 5, 2013

Challenge 118 - "Oh my Chickens!" Bird Brains Challenge

Hello Ai Fans! Welcome to a brand new challenge at Art Impressions! Thanks for joining us!

First we would like to announce the winner from last week's Ai People blog hop!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

We also need to announce the winners of our "People Parade" contest!

You are the winner of our "People Parade" Top Spot! Congratulations! We loved your Birthday Gal and Curtain Window card. Contact to receive a $50 prize pack!

We'd also like to announce our honorable mentions! Contact to claim any Ai People set of your choice!
Minnamanna - Dotty Card 
Kylie - Oscar, Rowdy and Lamp Card 

This week, we wanna see those chickens! Our Bird Brain line has been one of our most tried and true stamp themes! We wanna see those funny cards! Any card with a chicken theme will do this week!

Crystal will be bringing our feature this week!

"It's Crystal here and today our challenge is to use the most awesome Chickens called Bird-Brains. I am going to use Birdie and Egg Carton #U1842.
Okay today we are going to think outside the box, as in Birdie's legs will hang outside the box ... lol. To do this, you lay your die over the image and trace the die lightly with pencil and were the image hangs outside the frame. You totally fussy cut that area, then set the die under legs but on top of area to be die cut (legs will be on top of the die).Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 002 - Copy (2)
Next I am going to use my Cricut and cut a sunburst layer for my card from the Close to my Heart Artbooking cartridge. This was cut at 7" with real dial size off so when done to was 5 1/4" by 6". When I took if off the sheet, I loved the negative image it left behind so I am going to use it inside my card ( waste nothing, that is why we are called scrappy girls, we make art from scraps).
Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 003 - Copy (2)
So what I did to get all those pieces in just the right space, I laid down my cut out and used a two way glue pen to add glue to black spaces.Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 004 - Copy (2)Put all the negative cut in the correct places.Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 005 - Copy (2)When done, it looks as if it never came off my cutting mat.Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 006 - Copy (2)Now remove the positive image or the image I intending on using on my card front. Look how cool this looks! I'll add black stitch lines down the yellow rays.Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 007 - Copy (2)I stamped my sentiment on some pattern paper and cut it out with a circle die. This is the finished inside of my card.Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 010Birdie and egg carton 9-5-13 011 - CopyI know we are working backwards but this is how my mind works sometimes (he he). I just go with it!
For the front, I cut a lighter yellow to contrast with my sun ray layer and then embossed it with Swiss Dot embossing folder. Then I glued that down to my black card base then used glue dots to pop up my sun ray layer. Then I added my image to the front and die cut some flowers and flourishes, added a raffia bow, and I am done ...
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Thanks for stopping in and please enter our challenge! We want to see your Chickens or Birds
Crystal Signature

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!
✻ 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 Wednesday, September 18 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Ok, now it's your turn! Enter your cards below for some amazing prizes! Make sure to keep them foul ... as in birds, what were you thinking? :)


Karen Day said...

Crystal your card is gorgeous! You have such an amazing way with embellishments :o)

Cynthia said...

Fun challenge and I love Crystal's inspiration card. So cute!

Jennifer Scull said...

I absolutely love this card with its fun stamps! will have to add these to my wish list! too perfect for me. :)

Manna said...

I'm lucky girl :)
Thank you so much and congrats to other winners!