Wednesday, December 7, 2016

NEW VIDEO - Garland Doorway Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to another Winter Watercolor Wednesday! This week, Bonnie created a beautiful entryway filled with foliage, including topiaries and garland. She used the doorway from WC Series 6 Set 2 and adds overflowing garland with the vine from her Foliage Set. She then creates topiaries with the wreath from our Wooden Door Set, after adding Molotow Masking for the white dots, and then stamps the wreath in the middle of the doorway. The topiary containers are simply drawn in and you can easily add snow and shadows with the #86 African Violet pen. The final touches are adding berries, a few drawn ribbons and make it shine with your Wink of Stella!

We hope you love this week's video! Can you believe it only took 3 stamps to make this stunning image? Make sure to hop over to YouTube to give Bonnie a "thumbs up" on the video and feel free to leave comments there! Also, thanks to all who subscribe! We are so excited to be close to 6,500 subscribers!

We look forward to seeing you next week for our last Watercolor Wednesday of 2016!
Happy Stamping!

View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/N69xPVANur8








Merry Christmas Wreath by Dana Warren

Hello AI Fans!!

Now that Thanksgiving is over it's really time to start thinking about Christmas!! My post today features the new Christmas Wreath Die and Stamp Set! The included die makes using this stamp a breeze!!


I started by stamping the wreath and bow on white card stock, then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them both. CG2, DG2, DG3, DR3, DR5. 


Next, I placed the outside and inside wreath dies over the image and used some washi tape to hold them in place. I did the same for the bow, running both through my die cutting machine.


From a pattern paper Christmas stack I picked out a vintage pattern and used some Distress Ink Old Paper to ink around the edges. I added the panel to a white card base and then added the wreath with foam tape.


I used Papertrey Ink Banner die with some Kraft card stock. White heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment and then added some of the Distress Ink to the banner. This made the Kraft card stock even darker! I added the banner and bow to the wreath and last a few sequins to the card.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!!





Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Dairy Christmas! by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
The Art Impressions holiday stamp sets are outstanding this year!  I think Dairy Christmas (Sku #4789) is my favourite... here are a couple of cards that are featured in the Winter edition of Creative Scrapbooker magazine:
 I love the cow!!  He is quick and easy to colour, too!  I fussy cut him and popped him & the sentiment up with pop dots, and added some sparkles and glitter trim for some bling.
 Here's another quick-colour card!  I love the little egg six-pack!
 And here is a coordinating card featuring images from Merriest Christmas (Sku #4790).  I decided to have the snowmen on the inside of the card, and used the Window Die (Sku #4619) on the outside, so that you could peek in to see them.  I fussy cut around the image, keeping a bit of a snow bank at the bottom for them to sit on, then mounted them on a square of patterned paper.  I made sure they were centered behind where the window opening would be.
 Copics used: B07, 05, 02, 00, 000, 0000, 97, 95, 93, 91, C7, 5, 3, 1, 00, R32, 30, Y23, YR16, 15, E43, 41.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Disco Dude by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
It's the first Monday of December, are you ready to 'rock' the day away with this awesome disco dude from the Disco set?  Time to party with a bit of shake, shake, SHAKE!  :D


For a little fun, I colored the disco dude with some Christmas colors, adhered him with an action wobble, and we don't need any mistletoe to rock and roll.  How about those hot chills from the Southwest Christmas set?



Copic markers used:

E00, E93, G09, R20, R24, R27, R29, W2, W4, W6, V12, Y11, Y18, Y26, YR23