Thursday, November 10, 2022

Diamonds and Pearls Challenge #340

Hello Ai fans!

It's time for a new challenge and to announce the winners of our last challenge.
Our new challenge is Diamonds and Pearls!

We have an AMAZING card and tutorial from Lynn, who is our featured artist this week but first, let's share who won our last challenge!

We always choose a Top Spot and a Lucky Random Winner.

This week, for our top spot, we chose Ruthan Plant for her amazing shepherd scene.

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Now for our Lucky Random Winner...

My laptop chose...(lol!)

Dori M.

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Congratulations to our two winners! 
Now on to our fabulous Design Team feature! 
This week we have Lynn sharing her beautiful winter wreath card.
She used lots of pearls to make this dreamy blue/green creation. 
Let's let Lynn and her tutorial tell you all about it.

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Watch video tutorial here!!!


I'm so happy and thrilled to be kicking off the brand new Ai Blog Challenge which is called "Diamonds and Pearls" which will challenge you to create a card or project using your favorite baubles! My first thought was to create an elegant wreath card and a "go to" wreath stamp and die set for me is the Ai Christmas Wreath Set (4791).

To set the scene, let's grab a beautiful blue sky paper and a white woodgrain paper from a pretty holiday 6"x6" paper pad. For the rectangle die we will be using the Ai Rectangle A2 Double-Stitched Dies (5063).

Next, we can die cut a window using the Ai Journal Template Die Set (5543). This set contains several dies that not only create a wonderful journal but also can be used separately and in many different ways!

To add to our elegant look we can stamp and die cut the beautiful wreath using some embossing powder in Liquid Platinum.

For our coloring, we will simply add a bit of Haze Blue marker and some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen for some sparkle.

The sentiments will come from the new Ai Christmas Sentiments Set (5542). This set has tons of Holiday sentiments that you will love!

Let's die cut a pretty banner for our sentiment using that same Ai Journal Template Set that we used earlier.

We will pop-up the wreath and sentiment using some 3D Foam Tape. Finally, we can add some beautiful baubles and pearls...of course!

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


Ai Christmas Wreath Set (4791)

Ai Journal Template Die Set (5543)

Ai Rectangle A2 Double-Stitched Dies (5063)

Ai Christmas Sentiments Set (5566)

Ai Watercolor Travel Box

Post-it Labeling and Cover-up Tape

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

Thank you so much Lynn!

If you'd like to join in our challenge be sure to link your project below...

✻ Please make a new card or handmade crafty creation. You can make any 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!
 ✻Please include your first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ 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 if you can, by clicking and commenting on your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

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Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

carolyn said...


jimlynn said...

Not sure what I did wrong but my card should say Lynn H. Instead of WooHoo. Thanks!