Friday, September 12, 2014

Santa & Mrs. Minis

I wanted to share a few more cards using the newly released Art Impressions Mini Front & Backs.  Here is the Santa & Mrs. Mini Set (Sku#4506):
These little guys are just the sweetest images!  And they colour up in a jiffy...

You can find all four of the new sets here in the Ai store.
Copics: E11, E00, E000, R59, R27, R24, R22, R20, G46, G43, G40, C1, C3, C5, Y26, Y23, Y21
Happy stamping!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Viva La Verve - Cupcakes

It's a pretty happy day when you open your mailbox and find a little package from Verve sitting there :o)  So I bustled home and made this sweet little cupcake card using my new goodies.  I am playing along with the September Viva La Verve week 1 sketch and colour challenge, as well as the Verve blog's Diva Inspiration challenge which is to make something sweet & sugary.
Patterned papers are Cakewalk, October Afternoon; Stamp set is Cupcakes, Verve; Inks are Chocolate & Blush, CTMH; Cardstock is Kraft & Colonial White, CTMH; Pastel Sequin Mix, Verve; Twine is American Crafts.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mojo & The Challenge

I've combined a couple of challenges today, using the sketch from Mojo Monday, and just the colour combo from The Challenge (although I do love Lesley's sketch, so I may be back to play again!)  The colour combo made me think Christmas, and I have the perfect Verve set that fits nicely into that vertical panel:
I was able to make two of these to add to my growing holiday card pile :o)
Patterned papers are Snowhaven; Ink is Slate; Silver Glitter paper; Kraft, White Daisy & Glacier cardstock - all Close To My Heart; Stamp set is Peace on Earth, Verve; Snowflake dies, My Favorite Things.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Jolly Snowman cards

 Once we're past Labour Day in my house, it's officially "Holiday Cardmaking Season"!  I have a small stash already, as I make them year 'round whenever I can... but I tend to step things up a little in September and start to actively tackle my Christmas cards.  With that in mind, I brought out Art Impression's Jolly Snowman Set (Sku #4315) and made two slightly different versions of the same card:

The papers have kind of a 50's muted look to them, so I kept the colouring a bit muted, mounted him on matte gold cardstock, and sprinkled on a few matte sequins.
Copics: Golds - Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
Greys - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00
Greens - G46, G43, G40, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Reds - R27, R24, R22, R20
Nose - YR15, YR12

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch #235

I haven't played with the Sweet Sunday Sketch in a little while, but I just received some new Close To My Heart goodies, so I pulled them out to play along:
Patterned papers are Pathfinding; Cardstock is Chocolate, Glacier & Colonial White; Stamp set is You Mean the World to Me, Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge - all Close To My Heart.  Gumdrops by Your Next Embellie; Ink is Rich Cocoa, Memento;  Banner Bundle die, Verve.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #152

I'm using one of Art Impressions BFF sets today, Coffee BFF's (Sku #4407) with this week's Freshly Made Sketch:
The sentiment says "Coffee with you is my favourite perk!"
Patterned paper is Cakewalk, October Afternoon; Stamp set is Coffee BFFs, Art Impressions; Clear Gumdrops, Your Next Embellie; Ink is Tuxedo Black, Memento; Cardstock is Slate & Colonial White, CTMH; Copic Markers; Coffee mug dies, Memory Box.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Mini Front & Back stamps!

The Art Impressions design team is helping to launch the newest release of Mini Front & Back stamps today!  AND there are matching dies that go with them!  I'm sharing two of the eight new images (they come two in a set).  Here is the Snowman & Penguin Mini Set (Sku #4508)
Sorry for the rays of sunshine in my photos!  If you've never seen the Mini Fronts & Backs before, you get both a front upper body stamp, and a rear view full body stamp.  You cut a 1 1/2" circle in your card front, glue the front and back together, and position him so he's peeking out the front of the card.  Each image comes with a sentiment, as well.

And there is something new & exciting for Ai - there are steel dies that work with all of the new & previously released minis! 
 They are all available for purchase on the Art Impressions website, so check them out, and you'll want to head on over to the Ai blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with to show you.  And... we have a Front & Back challenge going on for one more week - if you don't own any of the Ai F&B images (doesn't have to be the minis!) you just need to have a stamped image on both the front and inside of your card.  We'd love to have you play along, and have a chance to win some wonderful prizes!


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