Thursday, September 1, 2016

yappy Howl-o-ween by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Today I am sharing a card using one of Ai’s NEW Halloween clear sets.  Here I used Howl-oween Set (4785) .

This dog looks like every dressed-up dog must feel! lol. 
Our furry ones sure put up with us, don't they?

I used the Out Of The Box Die-cutting technique and left his tail hanging out.  You'd think with a bag of treats he would be happier, right?  lol.
Have a great day and… happy stamping!


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

NEW VIDEO - Old Barn from our 2016 Summer Release!

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to an exciting new video, as we release our new Summer 2016 Watercolor Mini sets a day early for our Watercolor Wednesday fans! You can only find the link in the video, supply list and video description (for the second set) until the official release tomorrow!

This week, Bonnie demonstrates how to create a beautiful rustic scene with our Old Barn set. This set comes with a beautiful large tree and a natural roving fence. Bonnie uses beautiful greens, browns and blues from our Marvy Marker collection to bring this out the beauty in this outdoor image. 

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Take care and have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!

Whooo's Havin' A B-day! by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!!

Dana, here with another quick card using a scrapbooking pocket kit. You might remember this card set, well I made another card with the same pocket cards from the kit! I pulled out a few of the cards, looking at the different patterns to find help me choose my colors for coloring!

I started by stamping the cute owl from the Birthday Whoot Set on watercolor paper. The distress markers that I matched to the journal cards and used to color the owl are Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Pumice Stone, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Ground Espresso, Brushed Corduroy.

After coloring the owl I used sharp scissors to fussy cut him out. The scrapbook kit has these cool cut out cards in various shapes and one had a speech bubble. I trimmed off the bottom part of the card, just keeping the speech bubble part of it. I stamped the Look Whoo's Havin' a B-day sentiment in the bubble. 

Next, I added the scrapbook card I picked out with numbers running down one side to a white card base. Then I added the owl and the speech bubble to the card with foam tape. And wa-la a super easy card! I recently picked up a couple other pocket kits (on clearance of course!) and I'm sure I;ll me using them before long!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Meow-lloween! by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
By now I'm sure you've seen the fabulous new Halloween images that Art Impressions has come out with for 2016, and I have a few of them to share today!  Here are three cards using Meow-lloween Set (Sku #4786):

These were such fun images to colour!  I used a mix of patterned papers, cutting a couple of rectangles on the diagonal, and using them for a couple of cards.

 And this is what I call a 'Simple Spinner Card' - unlike the Ai Spinners that have a front and back image that spin around, this is just a single image that I cut out with an oval die, and then mounted some patterned paper onto the backside, after sandwiching a piece of thread down the middle.  I used my next largest oval die to cut an opening in my card base, and suspended my little oval in the middle of it.  (So you can turn just about any image into a spinner!)

 Now is a great time to check out all of the Halloween images that are available in the Ai store, and get started on your Halloween crafting!
Copics used: Greys - W7, W5, W3, W1, W00. C5, C3, C1, C00
Purples - BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, YR00
Yellows - Y38, Y35, Y32, E50, E51
Greens - YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00
Browns - E15, E13, E11, E02
Pink - R22