Thursday, September 29, 2016

spec-tacular by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
 
Today I am sharing 2 cards using the 2 new Place Card Pals sets... Cat & Owl Placecard Set (4805) and Christmas Placecard Set (4806) .
 
When I first saw the glasses die in the Cat & Owl Set, I knew it would be perfect paired with the sentiment from Spec-tacular Set (4290) .

 
On both cards I created the hair with 2 mustache diecuts from the Christmas Set (one was cut in half).  I used brown hair for the little girl and added a sparkly bow.  Then I switched up some papers and used gray hair to make an "older" lady.  ;)  Her sentiment is You First (3472) .
 

There are endless ways to be creative with these dies!
 
Have a great day and… happy stamping!
 
 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NEW VIDEO - Fall Villa Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

We are continuing our autumn-themed Watercolor Wednesday videos with a beautiful Fall Villa Scene. Watch as Bonnie creates a structure off in the distance by using part of the Tuscan Villa from our WC Series 9 Set 1 and adding a tree in the foreground from our Old Barn Set. Bonnie simply adds a couple pencil lines to design a stream running near the building. With rich red, orange and yellow Marvy markers, you can make fallen leaves and full foliage to complete the scene.

We hope you love this new addition to our Watercolor Wednesday videos. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and give this video a thumbs up! We love hearing your feedback, so leave us a comment while you're there!



View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sl5YwFL6Gtc





Tons of Fun by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!

Dana, here with a card featuring the Elephant Stacker stamp set and matching Slider die! Speaking of Stacker's have you seen the collaboration between Art Impressions and Simon Says Stamp??? The Terrier Stacker is so adorable, make sure you grab it, once it's gone it's gone!!



To start my card I stamped the Elephant Stacker on some white card base and used my Spectrum Noir Marker's to color them! To make the elephants interesting I did vary the grey's I used when coloring them. I used: IG 1, IG2, IG4, IG6. 


Next, I used the Slider die and cut the frame from some polka dot pattern paper. I trimmed the stamped piece to fit inside the slider, along with another piece to cover the elephants. To tease the recipient I punch a circle at the top, so you can see one elephant and as you pull the panel down you can see the other elephants!! 


All the pattern paper I used on this card comes from the same paper pad, Teresa Collins You Are My Happy. This makes mixing patterns easy, they already match!! :)  I picked one pattern for the card base and a few other patterns I cut into flags. 


For the sentiment, I first cut a white flag from Avery Elle's Dotted Die, then stamped the sentiment. I added all the flags to the card and then the Slider with the elephants to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Happy Stamping!!



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Old Barn Watercolor by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I had fun painting and distressing today, using the newly released Old Barn Mini Set (Sku #4807)
which is one of the Watercolor Minis collection:
 I love this!  The set includes the barn, the tree, and the fence stamps, so I added in the tiny leaves stamp that is part of Covered Bridge Mini Set (Sku #4808), the tiny grass from WC Foliage Set 1 (Sku #4051) and the Teeny Tiny Flowers from WC Flower Set (Sku #4052)
 After my painting was complete, I grunged up all the edges a little, and sponged some soft brown ink on.  I used my edge distressor to tear up the edges a little, and got out some sandpaper as well.  I added the pewter brads to the corners to make it look like the picture was tacked up on the wall.  Happy stamping!