Thursday, June 8, 2017

NEW Windows to the World and 3D Frame Die! PLUS, Challenge 210 "Let's Distress"

Hello, Ai Fans!
New Windows to the World
Join us in welcoming SIX new Windows to the World stamps to our collection! These beautifully illustrated stamps feature Biblical verses, perfect for encouraging your loved ones. Create both masculine and feminine cards showcasing these gorgeous nature scenes. Additionally, we are releasing our NEW 3D Frame Die, a great way to display your artwork! The die cuts and scores a frame that is easy to assemble, including an easel to attach for tabletop display. Frame your favorite Windows to the World images, watercolor masterpieces, or even photos! View these new products up close and personal in our video from the Creativation trade show! These products are now available at, grab yours today!
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Today we have the FABULOUS Kerry here to show you how simple it is to use our 3-D Frame Die and corresponding Windows images! Take it away, Kerry!

 Hello Ai friends!
I'm super excited to share a few projects using some of the new Windows of the World stamps and also the new 3D Frame Die.  They are so so cool and super fun! 

For the 3D frame die.  It's super awesome, so simple to use.  Just die cut out using a die cutting machine, then follow along the dotted score lines, folded, and insert the tabs into cut slots.  To keep everything in place, I used a strong adhesive tape (ex. Scor-tape) on the back of the frame.  Viola! 

This 3D frame is fit perfectly with the Windows of the World stamps.  So, I used the new 
Peace Window stamp on this card.  I colored the Peace Windows with Marvy LePlume markers.
And since the challenge is all about Let's Distress Edges or Inks, I have to do a little distressing, lol!

Here are two more projects.  I used the Oh Sing Window and Deer Window.
And for this time, I used the 3D Frame Die as it's. 

And yes, the 3D Frame Die even have an easel.  Just add a piece of strong adhesive within the dotted line then adhere to the base of the frame. 

 Here is the back view of the window frame. 

LePlume markers used:
Brilliant yellow, orange, red, english red, steel blue, olive green, pine green, brown, brownish grey, sepia
Wow, love all three of your projects, Kerry! There are so many great uses for these images and dies, from decoration using the easel or mounting on a card!
It's Thursday, so you know that means we're launching a new challenge! As Kerry said, this challenge is about using inks to add a distressed element to your card! You can add some ink to the edges of your papers or die cuts, or find other creative uses for a more weathered look. Come back to the blog next week for more inspiration by our design team!

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, June 21 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Time to recognize the winners of our last challenge, White Space is Nice Space!

Top spot goes to...

Karren J!

Nicely done, Karen! We all that white space really makes your fabulous coloring with our Doggy Kisses set pop! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

(Note: Our Doggy Kisses set is not yet released on our website, so you can find it at a local dealer or specialty online retail using our Dealer Locator in the meantime)

Honorable Mentions go to...

 Katie O!

Congrats, you two! Beverly, we love the subtle pattern you used for part of your background, as well as your coloring with our Get Well set! Katie, what lovely watercoloring! Your soft white background really gives a sweet vibe to your card. Be sure to email with your address and request the stamp set of your choice for your prize!

We have SO many fabulous entries to our "White Space is Nice Space" challenge - please join us again for our "Let's Distress Challenge" and don't forget to share this challenge with your friends! Happy Stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Awesome card Kerry!

Cynthia said...

Congrats to the winners! Fun card, Kerry.

katieo said...

Loved getting inspiration from all of the great entries. Thank you for showcasing my card

Karren said...

Gorgeous card and stamps! And thanks so much for choosing my card as the winner of the latest challenge. Congrats to Beverly and Katie!

NanaConnie said...

I love that new 3D Frame die! It's on the Wish List for next month. :-D

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