Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thankful Slimline Card Card and SSS Exclusive "Christmas Train" Pop-up Card by Lynn Dionne

Hello Ai Fans!!!

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Sit back and relax...I've got TWO videos for you today! This first card was inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is called "I'm thankful for..."! Please join us in this fun challenge and/or check out the wonderful cards that your crafty peers have created! 

So I dug through my stash and found the perfect leaf images from the Ai Halloween Slimline Set (5460) which is part of Ai's new Slimline Collection! This set has the individual leaves as well as a beautiful leaf border! This set comes with the stamps and coordinating that!!!

We will be doing some quick and easy inking to color in all of these leaves! For this, we will use some mini dye ink pads in many pretty fall colors which are listed below.

Then I decided to make the "Thankful" sentiment the star of the show for our slimline card! The Ai Block Letters Die Set (5072) was the perfect alphabet set for this sentiment. These letters are nice and large and measure approximately 1 1/2" they will definitely make a statement!

We will use some beautiful copper colored glitter paper to die cut the letters. I'll give you a few tips and tricks for perfectly lining up your letters!

We will also finish off this card by completing the inside of the card with a beautiful sentiment and some more leaves! We will do some simple masking to create a custom sentiment!


Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad used -  

Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Crackling Campfire, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness

Christmas Train Pop-up Card....

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The second card for today is an exclusive image that Ai has done in conjunction with Simon Says Stamp and it is called the "Christmas Train Set" and it comes with the coordinating dies! This little set has an adorable little train that you can fill with all of these cute little elves, presents, candy canes...and there is even a Santa and a sign to lead you to the North Pole and Santa's Workshop!

This set is being offered for a limited time if you really love it be sure to order it right away!!!
To set the scene for our little train we will create a fun pop-up element inside the card so that our train will actually look like it is riding on the tracks! I will show you how to easily create this pop-up mechanism and how to create the adorable little train tracks. I'll also show you how to cut your cardstock to create a snowy border for the inside of your card so that it fits around your pop-up mechanism. It sounds complicated....but it is super easy!

We will also create a beautiful snowy sky using some Distress Oxide Ink and we will spatter it for a snowy effect!

All of the coloring will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and I will show you how I colored the train in order to get the most dimension. 

We will keep the front of the card pretty simple because the inside of the card is the "show stopper"!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  Have a fun and crafty day!!!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens used -
Blender, Lt Pink, Flesh Color, Deep Red, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Turquoise Green, Lt Green, Deep Green, Mustard, Dk Oatmeal, Lt Gray, Dk Gray, Black

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