Thursday, April 11, 2019

HEY, Gal Pal! NEW GIRLFRIENDS Clear Sets! PLUS Challenge 254 Best Friends

NEW Girlfriends 2019

Hey Girlfriend! We have TWO new clear sets we think you will love! "Kick-up your heels" with our Cowgirls Set, perfect for saying "Howdy" or "Happy Birthday" to your besties! Our Yoga Set contains hilarious birthday sentiments along with four friends practicing their poses amidst balloons, presents, and cake! Bring a smile to your friends face with our favorite characters! Catch a glimpse of these ladies in action in our video from Creativation, and find these sets at!

Cowgirls Set Yoga Set

Aren't these gals too cute? Let's take a look at some fabulous inspiration from Crystal!

Hi Ai fans! 

I love all of the Girlfriends stamp sets! 
This NEW Yoga one is so much fun it might be my new favorite. 

I started out by stamping the yoga girlfriends onto watercolor paper with versafine black ink. I stamped it with a stamp platform because I was stamping it onto watercolor paper and some times you don't get a crisp image the first time because of the texture on the paper. 

I stamped onto water color paper with versafine ink because I wanted to color the ladies in with Arteza Real brush pens which are watercolor pens. 

Their are two ways I like to use Arteza Real brush pens one is to color with them in the darkest shaded area and then pull the color out with a water brush or a wet paint brush the second is to use different shades and pull the colors out with the lighter shade. I went with the second because I wanted the ladies outfits and accessories to be very bright and cheerful. After I colored the ladies in I fussy cut them out.   

I stamped the sentiment "It's just a BIRTHDAY! Nothing to get BENT OUT OF SHAPE OVER!" After I stamped the sentiment I die cut it out with a Rounded Rectangle double stitched die. I layered the sentiment and the fussy cut ladies out onto pattern paper. Lastly I adhered everything to a 5 1/2"X 4 1/4" card base. 
Happy Stamping!
 I look forward to seeing what everyone else creates!  

Such a cute card, Crystal! Thanks for sharing some great tips for stamping and watercoloring our Girlfriends! Watercolor markers make for such a quick and easy - not to mention beautiful - way to color up our character stamps!

This kicks off our new challenge! To pair with our lovely new Girlfriends sets, we are hosting a new challenge them called "Best Friends!" This is such a great opportunity for you to break out your favorite Girlfriends or other friendship stamps and play! Come join us for a chance to win! PLUS, friends don't let friends miss out - tell your bestie about our challenge so they can join, too!

 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, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Before we go, let's recognize the winners of last week's Outdoor Scenes Challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Helen! We are amazed by your beautiful vibrant colors in this scene featuring our Open Window set! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Irene, we love the subtle 3D effect you made with our Antiques Window in this clean and simple masculine card! And Katrin, this scene you created with our Dare to be Fabulous ladies looks awesome with the watercolor scene you painted for them! Way to go! Email with your address and request a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thanks for joining our challenge, and we hope to see you all again for our Best Friends challenge!

Happy Stamping!


Cynthia said...

Fun new sets! Congrats to all of the winners!

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Dandi93 said...

Thank you so much. Congrats to the other winners as well

Katrin said...

Oh what a great surprise!
Thank You so mutch. And congrat to HelenF & Irene Rhodes.
Greetings Katrin