Thursday, October 11, 2018

NEW Windows to the World Clear Stamps! PLUS, Challenge 243 Add Embellishments!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We are adding SIX clear stamps to our famous Windows to the World collection! This line is known for beautifully illustrated images with sentiments that wrap around the edge, perfect for making quick and elegant cards! Send warm and sunny greetings with our Desert, Succulents, and Covered Bridge Windows, as well as fall and winter sentiments with our Haunted House, Autumn, and Christmas Drive WindowsWe preview each of these new stamps in our video below, so be sure to check it out. Grab your favorites today at!

Christmas Drive Haunted House Autumn Window  
Desert Window Succulents Window Covered Bridge Window  

To feature our new release and challenge, Cheri is here to share an adorable project! 

Hello Ai Fans!
Today starts the New Release of the "Windows To The World" and Challenge "Add Embellishments"! I am using the new "Succulents Window". There are so many ways you can use these adorable little Window To The World stamps. I am choosing to put mine on an Easel Card using the Ai "Scallop Easel Die".
Ok..... Let's get started!!
To start, I gathered up my supplies then went ahead and stamped my image using Stazon Ink on Watercolour Paper.
I have to admit, I'm new to using these pens. I added a bit of the colour to the image and then using a water brush painted the colour around.
After I had my entire image coloured, I went ahead and did my die cutting. Using the Art Impressions "Square Double Stitched Dies", I cut out my image and also cut out a frame for my window. I cut two of the "Scallop Easel Dies".
You need to make a small cut on each of the tabs from the edge to the long perforated edge (halfway in).
The next step is to glue the 2 pieces together making sure to ling up the scalloped edges.
Now glue the two edge pieces to the centre of the card base. As you can see I tend to get a bit heavy with the glue LOL.
Now glue the triangle pieces together, this forms the stand part of your easel card. After that is dry you push the tabs down to give the stand stability. You can also glue the tabs together as well.
Kate has an awesome video showing how to put everything together. You can find it here.
I decided to add a piece of Designer Paper and coordinating cardstock to my card base. I just used the Easel die and cut the paper to add it. I added foam tape to my window frame to give it a bit of dimension on my card.
I glued my image inside the window. Now to the fun part...... embellishing my card. I added some matching sequins and cut out some of the cactus from my Designer paper.
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens Used:
Turquoise Green, Deep Green
Light Green, Pale Green
Wine Red, Carmine Red
Lemon Yellow, Bright Yellow
Light Brown
I must say it was fun colouring with this medium and will definitely be using it again soon!
Happy Stamping!

Thanks, Cheri! We LOVE your sweet succulent cards - those finishing touches really make your creations sparkle!
What do you say, are you ready for a challenge? This 2-week challenge we want to see how you love to embellish your cards! Winners receive stamp prizes, so there's always a good reason to enter our challenges!

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, October 24 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Before we go, let's check out the winners of last week's Vibrant Colors challenge!

Top Spot goes to...


Congrats, Lorraine! Not only do we love your bright pink, blue and green combo, but we find it to be a lovely Christmas color scheme with our Penguin Stackers! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...


Congrats, you two! Katrin, the vibrant colors on your watercolor images is unreal! So gorgeous! And Susan, we adore the way you masked "hugs" and watercolored around it with colorful flowers and foliage! So clever! Please email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thanks to everyone who joined this time, we look forward to seeing your entries with our new Add Embellishments challenge!

Happy Stamping!


Carol H. said...

Wow Cheri, your cards are beautiful! Your coloring with the Zigs looks so pretty too! Congratulations to the winners!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Cheri :-) the images and your colouring are beautiful and I love the scalloped easel design, what an awesome die!! I need to get me one of those!! :-)
Thank you so much for choosing my card as the winner! I really had a lot of fun colouring up those cute penguins, it was like each one had his/her own little character! :-)
Congratulations to Katrin and Susan too! beautiful cards!! :-)

Hope you all have a great weekend
Lorraine XXX