Monday, June 26, 2017

Feel Better Soon by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I want to share a get well card using the Better Soon set.  
I feel so bad for this poor guy and I hope he feels better really soon.  



Copic markers used:

B41, B52, G0000, G00, G02, G03. G05, E50, E53, E70, E71, E74, N0, N2, N4, RV00, Y06, Y18


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fabulous Chicks deserve COOP-Cakes! BY Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Just a few days ago Art Impressions released a new series called Funny Farm.  They're all sets centered around animals.  (My favorite!) Today I'm sharing...

AiCS40 Spring Chicken Set


I created a recessed window for the chicks.


On the inside I used a verse and then stamped
the chicken tracks several times.




Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's Just another Birthday (Oldie!!)

Hello AI Fans!

Today I'm showing another PopCard! This one is sooooo much fun!!! I used #4859 Oldie PopCard (don't forget you need #4862 PopCard Template too).  She comes with a wine bottle or a cupcake that you can put in her hand. I chose to let her hide inside without putting a window in the front. So it's a super fun surprise when you open the card and she pops up to you! So the front is just decorated with a simple doily die cut with the sentiment popped up in the center of it. 






So have you tried the PopCards yet?? If you have, I 'd love for you to put a link in the comments so I can take a peek! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and hope to see you again soon! Until then - stay crafty!! 



Friday, June 23, 2017

Art Impressions Design Team Call - June 23 to June 30


Hello Ai Fans! 
We are looking for new members for our design team!
Ready to join our fabulous team?


We are looking for:
  • Passionate stampers with a love for Ai designs.
  • Great coloring and stamp techniques. Watercolor stamping experience is a plus!
  • Fabulous card coordination (ex. color combos, layers, accents).
  • Creative and self-motivated designers.
  • Friendly folks who love email communication.
Requirements:
  • Must have an active blog and be connected with online communities.
  • Willing to submit to publications.
  • Create a weekly Ai blog post.
  • Create 2-3 monthly challenge examples for our card contest.
  • Comment on card contest entries.
  • Must be willing to post on social media.
  • Mail-in 10 monthly cards to Ai.
Benefits:
  • $75 monthly coupon to our online store.
  • 30% off any additional orders above monthly allowance.
  • Additional stamps for promotions and new launches.
  • Bonus crafting products for special assignments.
  • Product swap materials from other companies.
Regulations:
  • 6-month minimum requirement.
  • All card designs use 99% Ai stamps.

If you are interested in joining the Ai Design Team, email Kate (kate@artimpressions.com). Please put “AiDT 2017 + Your Name” in the subject line of your email and include the following information:
  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Links to your blog and any online galleries you have.
  • Social media links – Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Shop, etc.
  • A list of recent publications and any related links.
  • Your previous or current DT experience.

Applications are due Friday, June 30 at 5:00 p.m. PT.

Second round applicants will be contacted via email Monday, July 3.
Second round applicants will complete 3 assigned projects due Sunday, July 9.
New members will be contacted via email Tuesday, July 11.
New member assignments will begin August 1.

Due to shipping restrictions, applicants must live in North America. Space is limited. 
Any questions can be directed to kate@artimpressions.com.
Good luck!

Wooden Gate by Cheri Burry

Hi Ai Fans!
Today I am sharing with you a few cards I made using the Art Impressions Watercolor Mini's and Watercolor 2017 sets! I had some time to practice at the Cottage recently and here's 3 of my many attempts LOL!
I used quite a variety of stamps to get this look:
I love that with the Watercolor stamp sets you can mix and match different stamps to get a truly unique look each time!
It's easy to use the stamps..... just colour with your watercolour marker directly in your stamp and add to your paper. Then taking a damp brush soften the lines for that watercolour look.
Tombow Markers Used:
249, 451, 528, 725, 098, 288
Marvy LePlume:
12, 86

Happy Stamping!
Supplies: