Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love Love Love! Challenge 177 and NEW Valentines!

Hello, Ai Fans!

It's challenge time! We have a brand new challenge complete with brand new products! But first, let's give a hand to our paper-piecing party winners!

Top spot goes to...

Diane Futrell!

Whoo! Congrats! We're loving how you mixed and matched such fun patterns in our Uptown Girls fashionistas! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...

Linda M!


Congrats, you two! Linda, our Don't Sweat It gal is working that tank top in your energetic card! And Stephanie, how stylish is that apron in 29 Again! Be sure to email with your address and stamp set of your choice! Great job to all our entrants!

We're spreading the love over here at Art Impressions with two new Valentine Stamp Sets! Check out our adorable Valentine's Scrapbook Expo video

Love ThingIn the Air

Dana's here to show how she used our In The Air Set! Let's see!

Hello AI Fans!!

Dana here with Valentine tutorial making a shaped card with a metal die!! I'm using the new Valentine Clear Stamp set: In The Air.

I started with a 8.5 by 11 piece of white card stock, scored it and folded it in half. 

Next i placed a heart die on the folded card stock, placing the top of heart just over the folded edge. I used washi tape to hold it in place. I ran it through my die cut machine a few times because the die has to cut through two pieces of card stock.

With scissors i trimmed off the point of the heart card. Now it can stand up!

Next i used the same heart to cut some pattern paper and a smaller heart to cut some white card stock.

On the white heart i stamped the super cute skunk from In the Air stamp set. I also stamped one of the sentiments on the heart!

Colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Then i wrapped some fuzzy yarn around the pattern paper heart and used a little glue to make sure it would stay in place.

Next i added foam tape to the back of the small white heart. I place it over the other heart so i can leave space for the yarn.

I adhered the pattern paper on my heart card. Then i trim off the extra paper at the top and bottom.

I did have to trim off a little bit more off the bottom because of the added weight of the bow. Last i added a few red and white sequins. Here is the completed card:

Lovely love card, Dana! Alright, friends, join in the fun! We have a new love-filled challenge to celebrate our new releases! Winners get a chance to win Art Impressions stamps!

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, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


SD pooja said...

The shaped card is so cute !

Cheri Burry said...

Congrats to the winners! Dana what a cute card!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Fun new sets & DT inspiration.

Charne said...

Oh my...those new sets are 'must haves' yikes!!! Fun new challenge for sure!

Sharon Caudle said...

A big congrats to the winners!! Very cute card, Dana! I'm loving these skunks!

ToadilyDiane said...

I can't figure out how to add a new post, but I can reply to one! :)
I LOVE how you cute the heart shaped card using your die. I never thought of that - what a great idea!!!

Kerry said...

Congrats to all the winner! Dana, what a super cute card!!! <3

Elina said...

Congrats to the winners and especially to Diane, your card was stunning!

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Dee Burns said...

Big congrats to Diane Futrell and all the winners! Great work ladies!
Love the cute little Love Skunks!

Happy crafting!
Dee B

ToadilyDiane said...

Wow! Thank you so much!!

ToadilyDiane said...

Thank you!!!