Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Greatest Gift Windows to the World

Hello AI Fans!! 

My card today features M4581 Greatest Gift Window,  one of the many fabulous stamps from the Windows To The World line at Art Impressions. These are just as gorgeous on the front of a card as they are peeking through a window die! 

This was stamped onto Cryogen White paper and colored with Copic markers which are listed below. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today and hope you have some time to get crafty!

Colors used: YG61, YG63, G21, G24, B000. RV52. RV55. Y32, BG72, BG75, BG32, BG34, E21, E23. E33, E35, T1. T2

Friday, January 20, 2017

Sally Swimmer!

Howdy Ai Fans!
I know it's winter but...... I'm really wishing this was me on the warm beach somewhere LOL! This is the Art Impressions set called "Sally Swimmer". Sally is all decked out and ready to hit those waves!
The paper is from the Echo Park Birthday Wishes 6x6 collection! Simple layout but I think it shows Sally off perfectly!
I added some clear droplet dots to mimic water splashes! I also added some glossy accents to Sally's mask but it's hard to tell. The duck floaty has clear Wink of Stella on it for a fun touch!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20, R05 (lips)
Bathing suit: RV32, RV34, R81, white gel pen polka dots
Ducky: Y11, Y13, Y15, R01, R05
Snorkel gear: BG11, BG32, BG34
Sand: E30, E31, E33, E35
Outline: BG000

Are you dreaming of a sunny and warm vacation too? (*sigh*)! Stay warm and.....

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

NEW Spring Holiday Sets! PLUS Challenge 200 Spring Fling!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Welcome Spring with our TWO new holiday stamp sets! Packed with adorable images and sweet sentiments, 4885 Nuts About You and 4886 Easter Blessings are perfect for your Valentines and Easter cards!

NEW Valentines _ Easter

Nuts About You Easter Blessings 

Karen is here with a fabulous tutorial featuring our Easter Blessings set, designed by the fabulous Kendra from Watercolor with Kendra! You may have seen her fabulous watercolor projects on YouTube and Instagram. Let's see what Karen has created with this beautiful stamp set!

I am so excited to share the brand new Easter Blessings (SKU 4886) with you today!  I've been itching to do a pop-up card for a while now, and this seemed to be the perfect stamp set!  
 I used this double sided patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs as my card base - the colours inspired me, and it helped to keep my layers to a minimum, and not make the card too bulky.  Here's the inside:
 I started by cutting an oval shape from some teal cardstock.  I scored it in half, then cut the tall skinny flap to glue the bunny to, and the two narrow flaps which will hold up the fence:
The clouds were really fading into the background, so I added some lime circles behind them which ended up really pulling the colour combo together!
 Here you can see the depth of the pop-ups a bit better:
 Celebrate Spring comes with four main images, and the two sentiments I've used on my card - perfect to use for Easter or just a spring greeting card.  Happy stamping!!

Fantastic, Karen! We love the bright colors you used and how they complement your coloring!
We're kicking off our 200th challenge "Spring Fling!" This challenge is all about using spring colors! It's a great chance to break out those Valentine or Easter stamps, too! Show us your spring colors!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ 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 Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Before we go, let's recognize the winners of the last challenge 199 Card Resolutions!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Darnell! We love how you colored Madge with pencil coloring on kraft paper! She's a vision on orange. Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions

Congrats, you two! EK, we love your no line coloring with our Five Whoots image! Your patience paid off! And Allie, we love your first Ai Watercolor projects! Your snowy tree with embossed snow is divine! Email with your address and the stamp set of your choice as a prize!

Happy Stamping!

retired by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing a card using the Michael's exclusive set called His & Hers Campers, which is now also available on the Ai site!  This card was made for one of my husband's previous co-workers who recently retired. With all of the freeeeezing temps we've had lately, I'm sure he is looking forward to spending time at his camper by the lake this summer!

Since I needed a masculine card, I pulled out some plaid papers and kept it clean & frills!  I stamped the little camper and a sentiment on the inside.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!