Thursday, November 10, 2016

NEW Stackers and Sliders! Plus, Challenge 197 Slide on By!

New Stackers New Sliders

Today, we are excited to announce five, adorable stamp sets, created to be used with our Slider Die! Our Slider Die has been so popular since its launch in January, selling thousands worldwide. Our new release offers great additions with Holiday Stackers for your seasonal cardmaking, and a new concept with our Slider Sets, featuring clear stamps and matching dies.

Our new Holiday Stackers feature cheerful wishes with our Reindeer and Penguin sets! Reveal the Stackers inside the slider die with a small opening to view the top character. This is the perfect way to send heaps of joy and piles of smiles in your Christmas cards this year! 

Our brand new Slider Set line introduces three clear stamp sets, each including image outline dies and extras inside! Pull your images together by attaching an character on the left of the slider, then pull to the right, as shown above. Place the sentiment on the inside of your slider to add to your interactive card! This line is perfect for Birthdays or a head start on Valentine's Day!

See these sets in action in our Latest & Greatest Videos from our friends at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo below!
Mouse SliderElephant SliderPanda Slider
Reindeer StackersPenguin Stackers Slider Die
 Slider Video Christmas Stackers Video 

Cheri is here to show off one of our new sets with the Slider Die. Take it away, Cheri!

Hi Ai Fans!
Cheri here and it's my turn to do a feature tutorial! I am going to walk you through the process of using these slider sets and Stacker Stamp sets. Today I get to play with the Reindeer Stackers set.
Here's the finished card. You can choose to cut out a small circle to hint at what lies behind the slider panel or if you want you can just leave it plain.
What I love about these sliders is the fun interactive element they bring to your cards. I love that you slide the panel to reveal your coloured stamp!
To begin I gathered up the main supplies I would need to create the card.
I stamped my image using my MISTI onto a piece of XPress-it Copic Blending paper that I cut at 1 3/4 x 4 5/8".
After stamping the image I coloured my Reindeer Stackers with my Copic Sketch Markers.
Using the Slider die I cut out a piece of Designer paper from the Echo Park "I Love Christmas" 6x6 collection. I used my bone folder to fold back the edges that will become the casing for the image and slider panel.
I cut my slider panel from more of the Designer paper at 1 7/8 x 5 1/8". I decided that I wanted one of the Reindeers to peak out the top, so using a 1" Circle Punch I cut out a circle. I also used a hole punch and cut a small hole at the bottom of the slider panel that I will attach ribbon to. The next step is to put double sided tape on the folded back sections. This allows you to attach it to your card base. You could also use glue if you wish. I find the tape is stronger and holds better.
Next step is to put all the pieces together to form your card. First I attached the slider to the card base. Then I added a small amount of glue to the back of the Reindeers and then carefully inserted it into the slider "rectangle" and glued it into place.
All you need to do now is insert the slider panel into the base and add any embellishments or sentiment to the front of your card. I added some ribbon to the small hole punched at the bottom to use to pull the panel down to reveal your stamped image.
I decided to add some snowflakes using the Ai Snowflake Die (#4804). I thought the Glitter Gold Enamel Dots finished the snowflakes off perfectly.
Copics Used:
E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
R20, R24, C1
Gold Wink of Stella
I wanted to show you that if you don't have the Slider Die yet, you can still make a super cute card just using the Reindeer Stacker set.

Happy Stamping!

Thanks, Cheri! Love this tutorial! It's a perfect example for our new Slide on By Challenge!

For this challenge, we want to see YOUR slider cards! Your cards can use our Slider Die, or another method, to create a sliding element! We love how engaging a sliding element can bring to a card, if you haven't tried it yet, now's a great chance!

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, November 23rd at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.

✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Time to recognize the winners of last week's "Prep For Christmas" challenge!

Top Spot goes to..


Congrats! Your circle rocker card with our Bells Ring set is so cute! Love the vibrant colors! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Tricia O!


Congrats, you two! Tricia, we love your delicate watercolor card with the church from our Structures Set! And Lindsay, you added such fun sparkle to our Warm Wishes Set (available at Michaels). Email with your address and the stamp set of your choice as a prize!

Happy Stamping!


Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! Stunning project!!!
Congrats Carolina!!! Tricia and Lindsay, your cards are adorable!!!

Karen Day said...

Gorgeous colouring, Cheri!

Charne said...

Oh what wonderful new sets you have...I have such I 'gimme gimme' rush every time I see new AI goodies :D

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Congrats to the winners! Those cards are very nice!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Omg...omg...I'm so excited! Thank you so much. My computer was down and just got back up and saw the blog...yippee! I'm so happy!

Renee Matarese said...

These are both absolutely adorable! You brought those sweet little deer to life!

Kerry said...

Congrats to the winner!!! Gorgeous card, Cheri!