Hello, Ai Fans!
'Tis the season for holiday cardmaking! We have four NEW Christmas clear stamp sets now available, as well as one Thanksgiving set! You may have caught our early release of Full of Thanks, a hilarious set filled with fun sentiments, fully-dressed turkeys and over-stuffed pets! Now is the perfect time to grab it for your holiday cards! Ring in the season with Sparkle and Cheer, featuring adorable snowmen and sweet sentiments for wintery friendship cards! If you enjoy holiday music, you will love our darling carolers in Christmas Wonder! Dog lovers rejoice, Santa Paws is coming to town! This set is packed with puppies and hilarious dog-themed greetings! Lastly, we are adding a Girlfriend's holiday set into the mix with GF Christmas, featuring our four friends inside a wreath! See these sets in action in our video! Grab your sets today at artimpressions.com!
Today we have a special project from Cheri to kick off our new challenge! Check it out!
Hello Ai Fans!
Hi, it's Cheri here and today's the New Release of the Ai Thanksgiving and the Christmas Clear sets! Get ready for some serious cuteness with these sets! I got to try out the Sparkle and Cheer set, and of course I wanted to play along with the "Tag It" Challenge as well!
I have to admit that when I am creating a card or tag I don't have anything planned out in my mind! I start with the stamped image and choose papers I would like to use. Then I gather up things that might go with my paper. I may or may not use them all but at least they are in front of me so I can see what I have on hand! I just design as I go LOL.
I started off by stamping and colouring my images with my Copic Markers. I always like to use my Black gel pen for the eyes and on these snowmen I used it on their buttons as well.
Once my images were coloured, I cut them out with my Silhouette machine and also cut out some tags with matching design paper tags, decreasing them in size to create layers. Then I went about assembling the tags and added embellishment details to each tag! I added sentiments from the set to each of the tags as well.
I think they turned out really cute! But then anything snowmen themed is always adorable no matter what you do with them LOL!
B91, B93, B95, B97
C1, C3, C4, C5, C6, C8
W3, W5, W7
BG11, BG13, BG18, BG23, BG53, BG57
R00, R27, R29
I hope you join us in our "Tag It" Challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!
Love these tags, Cheri! Such cute coloring and layering - we would love to receive these on a gift!
Alright, folks! It's your turn, we want to see what you can create with our new Tag It Challenge! We are looking for creative tags - you can make large or small tags, layered or clean and simple, for Christmas, Birthday, or any other occasion! We can't wait to see what you create!
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 22 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
Now is the time to announce the winners of last week's Third Dimension challenge!
Top Spot goes to...
Congrats! What a fabulous homemade pop-up card, we especially love how the penguins jump up while you open it! (Head over to her blog to see the video) - such a cute way to use our Santa and Penguin image! Email email@example.com with your shipping address to claim your prize pack!
Honorable Mentions go to...
Congrats, you two! Joanna, we love your interactive element with a dashing Dachshund from our Santa Paws set! Layering the dogs through the snowy hills is super cute, too! Irene, love your DIY pop-up with our My Feet Shaker! What a great idea to make your own pop-up with any image you have! Ladies, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, and select a stamp set of your choice!
We hope you all will join in the fun with our new Tag It Challenge! Happy Stamping!