Thursday, February 18, 2016

Challenge 178 Shake, Rattle & Roll! PLUS 3 new Stamp Sets!

Happy (early) Easter, Ai Fans!

We're thrilled to announce three new products! Hoppy Easter is clear stamp set filled with adorable Easter critters and sentiments. We're welcoming Honey Buns and Birthday Fairy to our Shakers collection, complete with dies and an action wobble to get you started. See these stamp sets in action in these videos by Scrapbook Expo!

Hoppy Easter   Honey Buns

The fabulous Karen is here to show how she created her adorable shaker card! Take it away, Karen!

Hello Ai fans!  I have a sweet Easter shaker card to share with you today with some tips on colouring Easter eggs.  My card features the wonderful new clear stamps in Happy Easter Set (Sku #4754):
 This is a 4 1/4" square card, and I'll share how I put it together in a minute.  First I want to tell you how I coloured my eggs.  Here are the Copics that I used on all of my images.  For the shaker card, I just used Y11, R81, B21 and BV01 - and you'll notice that all of the colours that I selected end with a "1".
 My intention was to recreate the look of the hand dipped eggs that we all made as kids.  As long as you select colours that end with the same number - they will blend together, without getting 'muddy'.  I tried various combinations first to see what I liked - all I did was overlap each of the colours by about 1/8".  I went over some of the colours twice, but there is not a lot of repetitive blending involved - let your work sit for a little while, and the colours blend themselves together really nicely.
 As always - test your combos on a bit of scrap cardstock first to make sure you like the effect.  Here's a bit of a rainbow effect that I made using all six colours together:
Here are my finished bunnies:
 To make my shaker, I taped together two different circle dies, to make a 1/4" frame.  I used some leftover packaging that I had on hand, that is about 1/16" thick.  I cut the frame out three times and glued them together in a stack, then filled the middle with sequins, added a circular piece of acetate, and then covered it all with a pink cardstock frame:

 Here you can see my stacked cardboard frames.  I placed the sequins in the middle before adding the acetate & pink cover:
After fussy cutting my bunny out, I glued her to the edge of the frame, and tied some Baker's twine around my card.  Enjoy!

Thanks, Karen! Your sweet shaker card is a lovely way to brighten someone's day this spring! It's Thursday, so we're kicking off a new challenge! We thought cards involving shaking elements would be super fun to celebrate our Easter and Shaker sets, so this challenge theme is "Shake, Rattle & Roll!" Lets see what creative cards you can come up with! Don't forget, you have two full weeks to enter and winners receive stamp prizes!

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 Wednesday, March 2 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Now, to recognize the winners of the Love, Love, Love challenge! LOVED the valentines from all our entrants!

Top spot is awarded to...

Jo Ann, we loved your bright and bold card! Even through all the layers and textures, Tina is the star of the card! Way to go! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...

Way to go! Margo, we love how you used Love Spinner to make a romantic card perfect for hubby! Show the Love has a sweet, sassy attitude in all her shades of pink! Congrats, you two! Email with your address to claim your prize pack! Thanks for playing along with our challenge!


Sharon Caudle said...

BEAUTIFUL, Karen!! Love your shaker card and your coloring is always gorgeous! Those eggs are PERFECT!!!

Charne said...

Totally adorable card! Love it!

ToadilyDiane said...

Love that shaker card. I need to try that!!! Thanks for explaining.

Renee M said...

Adorable card--thanks for showing the how-tos! The twine is the perfect detail to add.

Shari said...

Absolutely adorable!! 💗💗💗

Cheri Burry said...

Love how you did the "rainbow effect" on the eggs! Such cute shaker card!

DonnaMundinger said...

Precious bunnies and a great tut! What a fab card! Hope to get some AI Stamps at the Expo in March but in the meantime I'm entering with another. xxD

AgnieszkaM said...

Hi,I`m wondering where can I find winners from previous challenge? thank you for answer :)Love this spring,colorful card

Art Impressions said...

Hi Agnieszka! Check out our "Winners Circle" category under the big Art Impressions banner.

AgnieszkaM said...

Hi,I checked and there are no winners from challenge 177 or maybe I don`t see it :(

Lindsay said...

Hmmm... I don't see any winner either for the Love Love Love challenge.

Art Impressions said...

It's all updated now! Thanks for hanging in there!