Thursday, January 19, 2017

NEW Spring Holiday Sets! PLUS Challenge 200 Spring Fling!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome Spring with our TWO new holiday stamp sets! Packed with adorable images and sweet sentiments, 4885 Nuts About You and 4886 Easter Blessings are perfect for your Valentines and Easter cards!

NEW Valentines _ Easter

Nuts About You Easter Blessings 

Karen is here with a fabulous tutorial featuring our Easter Blessings set, designed by the fabulous Kendra from Watercolor with Kendra! You may have seen her fabulous watercolor projects on YouTube and Instagram. Let's see what Karen has created with this beautiful stamp set!

I am so excited to share the brand new Easter Blessings (SKU 4886) with you today!  I've been itching to do a pop-up card for a while now, and this seemed to be the perfect stamp set!  
 I used this double sided patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs as my card base - the colours inspired me, and it helped to keep my layers to a minimum, and not make the card too bulky.  Here's the inside:
 I started by cutting an oval shape from some teal cardstock.  I scored it in half, then cut the tall skinny flap to glue the bunny to, and the two narrow flaps which will hold up the fence:
The clouds were really fading into the background, so I added some lime circles behind them which ended up really pulling the colour combo together!
 Here you can see the depth of the pop-ups a bit better:
 Celebrate Spring comes with four main images, and the two sentiments I've used on my card - perfect to use for Easter or just a spring greeting card.  Happy stamping!!

Fantastic, Karen! We love the bright colors you used and how they complement your coloring!
We're kicking off our 200th challenge "Spring Fling!" This challenge is all about using spring colors! It's a great chance to break out those Valentine or Easter stamps, too! Show us your spring colors!

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

Before we go, let's recognize the winners of the last challenge 199 Card Resolutions!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Darnell! We love how you colored Madge with pencil coloring on kraft paper! She's a vision on orange. Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions

Congrats, you two! EK, we love your no line coloring with our Five Whoots image! Your patience paid off! And Allie, we love your first Ai Watercolor projects! Your snowy tree with embossed snow is divine! Email with your address and the stamp set of your choice as a prize!

Happy Stamping!


Dot J Freel said...

I loved Karen's super cute cards! That Easter stamp set by Kendra is a must have!!!

Cheri Burry said...

Karen your card is awesome! Love the scene inside and great tutorial!! Congrats to the winners too!

Darnell said...

What an adorable spring card!! Thank you so much for the recognition and compliment! Everyone loves Madge!! And congratulations to the well-deserved HMs!! Hugs, Darnell

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Really cute cards for the resolutions! Grats to the winners!

Is the Link-up available yet for teh Spring Fling challenge?

Karen Day said...

We'll get the link up asap! Thanks for letting us know!

Allie said...

Thank you so much for the honourable mention! So stoked :)

Renee Matarese said...

Karen, I'm sure Kendra will be pleased to see her new set showcased so adorably!

Anonymous said...

What an adoorable pop-up card, Karen! Those new bunnies by Kendra are so cute!!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, this card couldn't be any cuter, Karen!! I love the beautiful colors and that you turned it into a pop up card!!

Bunny said...

Thank you for the challenge. Love the cute bunnies.

katieo said...

I love the design of the card and the beautiful papers you used. That is one happy bunny relaxing on a flower.

Cynthia said...

Congrats to last week's winners! Adorable pop up card, Karen.