Saturday, February 24, 2018

Broken Swagger? Nah! by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!

My card today features a fun guy that might be a little accident prone! (reminds me of my hubby!!) LOL! I used 4866 Swagger Set. I love you have the choice of putting a cast on his foot if you want.  I popped it up for dimension of course. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and until next time - stay crafty!!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Flamingo Wiggle Wobble set by Cheri Burry!

Hello Ai Fans!
Today I am sharing with you the adorable "Flamingo Wiggle Wobble" set from Art Impressions.
The "Wiggle Wobble" Line of stamps are just too cute and make such a fun interactive card for your recipient.
I made my own backgrounds by using some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I added some of the inks to my craft pad and then spritzed then with water. Then just drag your paper through the ink for a cool look! It looks really cool if you add some ink splatters too. The Flamingo is so easy to put together! The set comes with the stamps, dies and some mini brads to put it together with. Then all you have to do is use the mini action wobble that comes with the set to pop up your wiggly image!
For this card I just used some ink splatters and paper from the Echo Park I'd Rather Be Crafting collection. For a different look I just added the heads of the flamingos to this card.
I also added some gold and white ink splatters to this background using a paintbrush.
Just look how cute the "Flamingo Wiggle Wobble" is in action!
Copics Used:
RV04, RV06, FRV1
YR04, YR07
C7, C8, C10
BG57, B01

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Challenge 226 Anything Goes WEEK 2!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We are here with some seriously fun inspiration for our "Anything Goes" challenge! That's right, this week you can create anything for our challenge! The sky is the limit! Let's take a look at what our designers created this week. Find more information on each card by clicking the designer's name to go to their blog. Plus, all the stamps they used can be found at!

Cheri with Birdie & Eggnus and Anything New?

Sharon with various WC Sets featuring WC Cottages Set
Thanks, team! Always so fun to see all your different styles and diverse sets you choose for these Anything Goes challenges!
Now it's your turn! Show us your crafty creations, and you just might win! Joining is easy, simply post your photo online and link it our InLinkz below!

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 28 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Speedy Recovery by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!! 

The Catastrophy Set is perfect if you are a cat lover or know one!! Several images and lots of funny sentiments are perfect for cat lovers!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the cat with the collar and then using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: BO3, BO4, GB3, IG2, Blender. Then I used a stitched rectangle to cut out the image.

I picked out some pink and gold pattern paper, one pattern was pink with gold dots and I used a stitched rectangle to cut it out and adhered it to a grey card base. From a pink triangle pattern, I cut just a little bit bigger than the stamped rectangle.

I found from my stash some gold washi tape and I added three stripes of it on the polka dot paper lengthwise. Then I added the image and other pattern paper on top with foam tape.

I stamped the Wishing Your Furry Friend a Speedy Recovery sentiment and notched one end. I added the sentiment with foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!!

NEW VIDEO - Wooden Gate & Flower Pots 2

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to a new twist on one of our recent Watercolor Wednesday videos!

This week, Bonnie changed things up with our Wooden Gate to add a two of pots in front and multiple robins around the image. Bonnie starts by partially inking our Wooden Gate and pulling the color out of the lines. She uses her Stamp Positoner to place our Small Containers on the ground in a row and a hanging plant to the left side, adding color to them from her Palette. To make the plant hanging, she simply draws in the plant hanger with a few straight and curved lines. Next, she adds vines, flowers, buds, and branches around the image, from the right post to the blooming pots. For a final touch, she adds four robins from our WC Bird Bath Set, enjoying the fragrant flowers and sweet sunshine!

We hope you enjoy this week's video! We love to see your creations, so don't forget to hashtag #AiStamps on Instagram or Facebook!

Happy Watercolor Wednesday!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Easter Blessings Watercolor by Jil Lebel

Hello Ai fans!

I am in love with the Easter Blessings 4886K stamp set.  The image I used today has the cutest little bunny hiding in the flowers.  I used my Marvy LePlume II markers to color the image because the color is transparent so it can be layered.

I started by stamping my image with Jet Black Archival Ink onto 140 Lb. Strathmore Watercolor paper. I needed to stamp the image a few times because the paper has a very heavy texture so I used my Mini Misti. I colored my image using my Marvy LePlume II markers.  I colored the markers directly onto the flower centers and pulled the color out with my brush and water. I added a second layer of color onto most of the flowers using my Ai Watercolor Palette to add color from the markers to my images.

Colors Used:
Iris Purple 55, Violet 8, Brilliant Yellow 43,
Olive Green 15, Steel Blue 17, Brownish Grey 40

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

sweet Easter chick by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I am sharing a card using one of the new Ai Easter sets. Here I used 5004- Sweet Easter Set. This card screams "spring" and I'm sooo ready for it!

Have you ever pulled out some patterned paper that was just so pretty that you hated to cover it up? Well, that was the case here! I wanted to add more layers, etc. but decided to keep it clean & simple with this beautiful paper.
It's always difficult to show the glittery shimmer on cards so I hope this conveys a bit how gorgeous this paper is. It's such a complement to the sweet flower and chick images in this set and really lets them shine. That chick is so cute!
Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Easter Holiday Mansion by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing the Holiday Mansion set
along with the 4976 – HM Easter Set.

This Mansion is such a fun, interactive set with loads of accessories to make it even cuter!

When you open the doors and windows all sorts of surprises await!

Here's the inside of my green card.

I made another one, this time in pink.

I used a few different stamps and rearranged some of the Easter accessories on this one. 

Aren't these just the cutest!?

Saturday, February 17, 2018

29+ years by Sharon Caudle

Hello AI Fans!!

Today I've got a couple cards I made using 4901 Teachers Rule Set from Art Impressions. This is a great set for all the teachers in your life! I used the same colors on both of her except the skin tones. I apologize...I'm having a hard time with my pictures because the lens on my Canon died. So while I'm waiting for a replacement lens, all my pictures are being done with my phone and it's just not the same. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope to see you back again soon! Until then - stay crafty!!

Copics used: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E23, E33, E35, E37, E53, E59
Y35, Y38
R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R37
T1, T2, C5, Blender