Thursday, June 22, 2017

NEW Funny Farm Clear Stamps! PLUS Challenge 211 "Create a Background!"

Hello, Ai Fans!
NEW Funny Farm
HOLY COW! These new sets are udderly moovelous! Introducing Funny Farm, our hilarious new line of animal clear stamps, featuring meticulously detailed images and sassy sentiments for birthdays, get well and just for laughs! Our Spring Chicken set is a fresh take on our classic Bird Brains, and our Utterly Fantastic set joins the bovine friends in our collection. Are you a dog person? Doggy Kisses is the ultimate "feel better" stamp set for you! For those who are stil a "kid" at heart, our Old Goats set will crack a smile! Hear more about these sets in our video from Creativation Trade Show! Grab your sets today at!

Spring ChickenUtterly FantasticDoggy KissesOld Goat
Funny Farm Video 

Joining us today is Renee with several projects to show how she used our new Funny Farm Sets!


Hello Ai fans!

It's always a fun day when Art Impressions has a new release!  

Today they're releasing a new line called Funny Farm.

I'm sharing 3 of the sets with you.


Have you ever had the problem that you have a certain background in mind but you just don't have the paper?  These new sets from Ai take care of that.  As a bonus, these were all super fast and easy to make!

For my background on the dog card I just sprinkled some Bister Stains on the card with a paint brush.  I used my palette to put just a tiny dash of the powder on and mixed it with some water.  I'm hoping you all see mud.  Those of you with dogs should be able to relate!  Then I used the super cute dog paw to stamp prints all over the card.

For the chicken background I just stamped the chicken tracks all around the border and then drew in some lines and squiggles by hand.  I also stamped a verse and used a ruler to draw in some lines across the card.

For the cow background I used a ruler to draw some lines and I stamped two verses from the set into them. I used a black marker to draw in some cow pattern shapes and then colored them in.

I just LOVE animals...ALL animals and so these sets are my new instant favorites!!

Wow, Renee! Love these creative backgrounds you have paired with our new Funny Farm stamp sets! This is really inspiring!
We're celebrating this new release with a new challenge! Won't you join us? This week and next week is all about creating your own background! We love our patterned paper, but isn't it fun to customize your own background to coordinate with your main image? Let's see what you can come up with!

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

Time to recognize the winners of last week's "Let's Distress" challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Milene! We love your creative Halloween card featuring our Haunted House TryFold! Love the partial watercoloring and distressed ink look you got going on! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

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Congrats, you two! Dot, we love the sweet distressed edge and bent corner on your milk can watercolor piece! Funtography, we love your light distressing on your sweet Welcome Little One Mini Tryfold card! Ladies, be sure to email with your address and stamp set of your choice!

Thank you to everyone who joined our challenge! You have two weeks to create for our new Create a Background challenge! We have prizes to give away, and you can't win if you don't enter! See you next week!

Happy Stamping!


Dot J Freel said...

How did I not know you have patterned paper? I'll have to check it out. I love the background papers your designers made!!! What a fun challenge. Excited to go try it! Thanks so much for the honorable mention! Happy to get a new stamp off my wish list!!!

katieo said...

congrats to winners

Cynthia said...

Congrats to all of this week's winners! Adorable group of cards, Renee. Love the backgrounds you have created.

Bunny Dobbie said...

Love this! Your chicken foot background is fabulous!