Thursday, July 4, 2019

Something BIG is Coming! Celebrate Ai's Birthday Month! PLUS Challenge 260 Birthday Cards!

Birthday Cards Challenge
Something Big
Happy 4th of July, Ai Fans!

We are kicking off our birthday month in a BIG way, and we do not want you to miss out! Be sure that you are signed up for our email and check your email next Thursday, July 11 to be the first notified about our huge surprise! Don't forget to tell your crafty friends so they can click here and subscribe to our newsletter for the announcement as well!

To celebrate our 32nd birthday, we are hosting a special card challenge on our blog! Let's take a look at what Niccole has made with our challenge in mind!

Hello Ai fans!!

I am here today to share a super fun card I made using the new Never Too Old Laugh Lines stamp set.
I started by die cutting my card base out of Neenah Desert Storm  card stock. I used my bone folder to give it a crisp fold and line up the scallops together evenly.

I started by stamping my sentiment on a 3/4" white strip of paper of centered to the left of my card.  I added a yellow border to the top and bottom of my sentiment strip. I added it to my card base, but only to the stitched border around the card so the scallops stood out. 

I colored my  birthday lady with my Copic markers.  I cut her out with my Scan-N-Cut to giver her an even cut.  I wanted to giver her some dimension so I used glue to attach her only at her feet.  I used foam tape on her upper body to make her stand out. I attached her to my card on the right side of the card, to help even out my sentiment.

I finished it with some Crushed Grapes Nuvo Drops.  This helps draw out the purple in her dress.  You know how some people always have to add Wink of Stella to a card? I am that way with Nuvo Drops. I love adding Nuvo Drops to my cards. 

Here is one more look at the finished card.  Thank you for stopping by.  Please make sure you play along with the challenge.  You can win an awesome prize!!

Copics used:
C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
E00, E11
V1, V4, V6, V12, V15, V17
W1, W3, W5
Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!

Aren't birthday cards so fun to make? They're even more fun to receive! Make a special birthday card for someone in your life - or just to have on-hand for when a birthday sneaks up on you! Join our challenge, you have until July 17 to enter!

✻ 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 the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Let's recognize the winners of last week's Shaker Cards challenge! This was such a fun challenge, and we always love to see your entries!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Charne! We adore your open shaker window that peeks at the sentiment inside! The way you used just a few images from your Floral Birdhouse PopCard was a great way to make your stamp set stretch! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Way to go, you two! We love the pretty backdrops for your sequins and shaker bits! These cards are really creative uses of our Reel Great Guys and Road Trip sets! Be sure to email with your address and stamp set of your choice!

Have a Happy 4th of July and Happy Stamping!


Cynthia said...

Happy 32nd Birthday! Congrats to all of the winners! Looking forward to the Big announcement. :)

Charne said...

oooooooooh awesome! Thank you, very excited about Top Spot! Great Honourable mentions there too. I can just imagine the sound of those 'em!

Happy Birthday Art Impressions!