Thursday, July 6, 2017

NEW Girlfriends 2017! PLUS Challenge 212 Bling, Glitter or Glossy!

Hello, Ai Fans! 

Many of you know us by our popular Girlfriends Sets, and we are proud to welcome two NEW Girlfriends to our collection! Latte Love is a sweet set perfect for your coffee loving friends! You may have heard Art Impressions is celebrating our 30th Anniversary, so it is the perfect time to reveal our Crafty Girlfriends, our 30th Girlfriends set! View these stamps in action in our video from January's Creativation show! Grab your set today at!
Latte Love Set  Crafty Girlfriends Set
Latte Love Strong and Sweet Well Dressed Take Life
Crafty Girlfriends Craft Today Craft Room Craftiness

Creativation Video

Today we have Sharon here with a fantastic and sparkly tutorial! Take it away, Sharon!

Hello AI Fans!!

I'm soooo excited to introduce you to one of the brand new Girlfriends Stamp Sets!! I used #4890 Crafty Girls and they are celebrating the 30th Birthday of Art Impressions!! Doesn't get any more fun than that!!! If you're a crafter, you know exactly how much fun they're having sitting around that table and catching up on life as well as their crafting needs. There's nothing like crafting with your Girlfriends!! 

To start my cards, I always pick the stamp first, and then go with some paper that I think matches the feeling I'm trying to portray with the card.  I usually pick two or three matching papers so I can create my different layers. Then I get ready and start coloring the stamp to match the colors in the papers. As you can see, I didn't just limit myself to only the colors in the papers I simply picked some coordinating colors and tones and had fun with it. 

I then started cutting my layers with mats. I do indeed like to use several layers of paper in my cards. :)  

I added some Glossy Accents onto the cutting machine under the table.

Then I added some Diamond Stickles onto the papers the Girlfriends are working on.

Next step is to go ahead and adhere all the individual layers together, and then place the layers onto the card, one by one.  I usually always pop the image layer up.  I finished it off by adding a little bit of bling with some Viva Decor Pearl Pens in different sizes on opposite corners. And I can hardly make a card without adding a bow. LOL! 

I can't wait to see what you come up  with for the new Girlfriends Stamp Sets!! Thanks so much for visiting and hope to see you joining the challenge!
Stay crafty!!
Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, E13, E17, E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E42, E97, E99, B21, B41, B45, G21, G24, Y32, R35, R81, R83, R20, V01, V04. T1, T2, C3, C5, C7

Thanks, Sharon! Looks like you had a lot of fun adding some sparkle to your Crafty Girlfriends!
Well it's Thursday, you know what that means! Our new challenge is called "Bling, Glitter or Glossy"! We want to see how you can embellish your card with some sparkly or shiny elements! Join our challenge for a chance to win Art Impressions Stamps! Top Spot earns a Prize Pack, and 2 Honorable Mentions choose a stamp set of their choice for a prize!

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

Let's celebrate the winners of last week's "Create a Background" challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

 Irene Rhodes!

Congrats, Irene! We were impressed with your sky and wave background and adored the pop of orange with our Beach Booty Shaker! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!


Super Stick Chick!

Congrats, you two! Very clever use of our Snowflake Die to create a backdrop for the With Love Window! Super Stick Chick, your Hot Java Mama rainbow coffee bean background looks so yummy! Email with your address and select the stamp set of your choice as a prize!

Wonderful job on your backgrounds, everyone! We hope you'll bring your bling on with our newest challenge! Happy Stamping!


Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow! love that sparkle...thanks for the inspiration and another fun challenge :)

Milene Tiberius said...

Congratulations, ladies!! Love all three of the cards ❤ and Sharon, beautiful coloring! Love the sparkle too :)

Cynthia said...

Fun new set and great card, Sharon! Congrats to this week's winners.

Super Stick Chick said...

Love the new release and Sharon's fun sparkly card. Thank you so much for featuring and picking my coffee card. Very exciting to see it posted on your blog.

Dot J Freel said...

I love the bling Sharon added to her card - perfect! So true - Craftiness does equal happiness! So excited about this new challenge because who doesn't love sparkly and clingy?!

Dot J Freel said...

Blingy not clingy - darn autocorrect. Haha.

Dotty Jo said...

Great fun! Jo x

Dandi93 said...

Thank you so much... I love the prize pack.