Thursday, January 18, 2024

You're a Gem Challenge #367

Happy Thursday and welcome to our newest challenge.

You're a Gem!
Use some sort of gems or bling on your papercraft creation. 
It doesn't have to be a card.

We have a special card from Lynn, but before we share her card and
video, let's see who won our first challenge of 2024.

Our first challenge of 2024 was called Clean Slate.
A clean slate for 2024 so anything goes.

We selected Mary Schwaderer.
She created an elaborate farm scene.
Sets used:  2021 Freebies,

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to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab our badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Our Lucky Random Winner was #2 Roberta Bostrom

5573 – Church and Ornament Set, 5828 – WC Poinsettia Set, 5829 – WC Holly Set

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to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab our badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Now let's take a look at the fabulous card that our Featured Artist Lynn Dionne has created.
Bling it on Lynn!

                                                                         Hello Ai Fans!!!

Watch video tutorial here!!!


I'm so excited to be your featured artist for this new "You're a Gem" Blog Challenge!  The challenge is to use a bit of bling on your card or project.

I've got a beautiful brand-new watercolor set to show you called WC Roses (5831). This set contains several different roses and a few leaves and sprigs. I love this little set because it is so versatile and can be used with so many of your other sets!

We are going to do a bit of simple water-coloring today using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in the following colors: Lt Pink, Peach Pink, Pink, Geranium Red, Scarlet Red, Yellow, Lt Green, Green. However, we will be using a water-brush and the Zigs together for a very loose watercolor look! I love this coloring technique because it is so easy and doesn't have to be perfect.

While we have our Zigs at hand, we can add a few spatters in the pinks and yellow/red colors. This will tie everything together!

Let's start by die cutting two panels using the Ai Nested Rectangle Dies (5724) in white and pink cardstock. We will stamp and emboss several roses from this new set using one of my favorite embossing powders in Liquid Platinum. We will stamp the two panels at the same time using the MISTI stamp positioner. This will make the stamping so much quicker and easier. But most importantly it will allow the two panels to be exactly the same and this will be important when we cut the pink cardstock at an angle.

Let's cut the pink panel ... and I will show you exactly how I measured and cut these angles for a fun and unique look on our card!

Now we can pop-up the pink onto the white panel using some 3D Foam Tape for some added interest and dimension.

Next, we can add a layer of pretty metallic silver cardstock and attach this whole piece to a white card.

Let's add a cute little tag using the Ai Journal Template Die Set (5543) and a sentiment using the Ai Birthday Sentiments Set (5735). We can also stamp this tag with another rose using the same WC Roses set.

Finally, let's add more bling by adding a few shiny silver metallic pearls and a few dots of silver using the Signo Gel Pen!

Please join in on our blog challenge.... we would love to see what you create!  

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

WC Roses Set (5831)

Birthday Sentiments (5735)

Journal Template Die Set (5543)

Nested Rectangle Dies (5724)

WC Travel Box (4924)

#0 Brush

Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Clear

Signo Gel Pen - Silver

Thank you so much Lynn for your wonderful inspiration and fabulous tutorial.

Now...if you'd like to play along in our challenge, here are the guidelines...

✻ 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


Deb H. said...

Congratulations to the winners. The farm scene is so cute. Some how I missed the dog stamp. Wish I hadn’t. It looks like my dog. I will be keeping my eye out for an opportunity to purchase it

Kathy Raker said...

Congratulations to the winners!