Thursday, March 3, 2016

NEW Cottage Release & Challenge 179

Say hello to our brand new Cottage line! The charming Cottage & Die Set includes a die to cut and score a window and door to reveal one of four darling interior scenes for the inside of your card. Watch our Scrapbook Expo video for a quick intro to these new stamps and to see how the windows and door open and close! Click here to see all 5 sets on our website!
 Cottage Set
  Good FriendsThat_s YouMake a WishTalk Much 

Kerry is ready to share how she's used these adorable stamps!

 Hello Ai friends, I'm so excited to share a card using the new Cottage set.  For the card, I cut out the card base which measures 5 1/2" by 4 1/4".  Then I stamped the Cottage from the Cottage & Die set (SKU# 4746), then die cut the window and die.  
Note:  you can keep the two dies together, which will match the cottage stamp perfectly!  :)

I colored the cottage stamp with colored pencils, I also added a little bit of color for the background such as the grass, walkway, and the sky. 

I wanted the main focus to be the beautiful cottage.  So, I kept it simple but I did added some glossy accent and some glimmer.

For the inside of the card, I used the new Good Friends set (SKU#4742).

Thanks, Kerry! What a great project for these darling images!
It's challenge Thursday, are you ready to join in? This week's theme is "House & Home" to go along with our sweet new releases. We want to see cards that reflect this theme!

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

We haven't forgotten! Let's wrap up up last week's Shake, Rattle & Roll challenge and celebrate the winners!

Top Spot is awarded to...


 Congrats, Linda! These beautiful bight colors make us dream of summer! Beach Booty is wonderfully colored and pops nicely with the wave background you created. And the action wobble makes it a fun shaker card! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable mentions go to...


Congrats to you both! CG, we're loving how you used the adventurous dog in our Flying High Clear Set (available at Michaels) and changed his parachute into a cute shaker cloud! And Funtography, you've continued our easter spirit with these sweet egg-shaped shakers and Bunny and Egg (available at Hobby Lobby)--we love the bright colors! Be sure to email annelise@artimpressions with you address and the set of your choice as a prize! 

Play along with our Thursday challenges for a chance to win a prize!


Katwondoo said...

Hi, I am wondering, who won the challenge 177 love love love? It's not indicated in the winner's circle or in the last challenge post.. Thanks!

Karen Day said...

Sweet cottage, Kerry! I love the soft colours - so pretty :o)

Cynthia said...

Adorable new release! Lovely card, Kerry. Congrats to this week's winners.

ToadilyDiane said...

Cute new stamp set.
Congrats to the winners! Awesome cards!

Charne said...

Fun new stamps! I like those little table settings!

Sharon Caudle said...

So very pretty, Kerry!!! Love your soft colors!!!