Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Art Impressions - 29 Again

 You can never have too many birthday cards on hand, and the four new 2014 Ai People sets are perfect to help build up your stash.  I have a sweet card using 29 Again Set (Sku #4372) to share today:
When I saw this tiny little floral patterned paper, it reminded me of her dress!  I softened all the edges with a little sponged brown ink, and used a kraft base.

Copics used: E11, E00, E000, R20, R22, B00, B000, B0000, G40, R81, R83, R85, E55, E53, E51
Happy stamping everyone!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Zoo Crew!

The Art Impressions design team is helping to launch two new Zoo Crew images today!  It is also week two of our Big Birthdays challenge on the Ai blog, and the Zoo Crew sets fit the bill perfectly.  I am using Hog Wild Birthday(Sku #4472):
I made this card fairly large - it's 5 3/4" square, as I didn't want the image to be too crowded by the design...  Both of the patterned papers are stitched down to their navy mats, and the white die cut was zigzagged onto it's fuschia mat.  Our little hoglet is popped up on pop dots so that she gracefully floats over the circle... and I used a clear Wink of Stella pen on her leotard and the icing to give them a little shimmer.

Check out what the rest of the design team has to show you today over at the Ai blog, and be sure to enter the Big Birthday challenge for a chance at a pretty awesome prize.
Happy stamping everyone!
Copics: R89, R85, R83, R81, R22, R20, B39, B37, B34, B32, E55, E53, E51, C7, C5, C3, C1, BG07, BG05, B02, B01, B00, B000

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Selma & Gladys

 This has long been one of my favourite Art Impressions stamp sets... I've just been waiting until summertime to use it!  Here are Selma & Gladys (Sku# 4211):
I picked bright & bold papers, and added a little navy zigzag stitching plus an organdy bow.  The speech bubbles are popped up for a little dimension.

Copics: Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, Reds - R27, R24, R22, R20, Yellows - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Blues - BG07, BG05, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, Greens - G46, G43, G41, Browns - E55, E53, E51, Greys - C3, C1, C00.
Happy Stamping everyone!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hop Hop Set

I am posting on the Art Impessions blog today.
I have a card with one of the wonderful 2014 Girlfriends sets: Hop Hop Set (Sku #4384) to share:

Here's a close-up of the gals:
There is still time to play with our Doily Challenge!  We'll have a brand new challenge for you on Thursday, as well.  Happy stamping everyone!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Art Impressions Doily Challenge

The current Art Impressions Challenge is to use a doily on your project!  So I thought this stamp set would be perfect for the occassion along with some pretty Basic Grey papers that I got recently.  I'm using the stamp set Out To Lunch (Sku #3576):
The doily trend has been hot for a while now, but this is actually my first ever card using a doily!  Here's a closeup of the gals:

We would love to have you join in the challenge - there are always fabulous prizes to be won.  And you'll want to pop on over to the Art Impressions blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with.  Have a great day!
Copics used: Skin - E11, E00, E000, R22
Reds - R24, R22, R20
Peaches - YR15, YR12, YR00
Greens - YG07, YG05, YG03, YG01
Yellows - Y15, Y11
Purples - BV02, BV01, BV000
Tans - E57, E55, E53, E51
Red hair - E18, E09, E07, E02

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Windows to the World

 I have a group of Windows To The World cards to share with you today!  This is the first time that I have used these Art Impressions stamps along with their matching window stamp - and they were so much fun to colour and make.  They aren't the easiest cards to photograph, so bear with me, and scroll down to the end of my post, I'll share some step by step photos with you.  First up is Island Window (Sku #M3178):
I stamped Window (Sku #M3169) onto coloured cardstock and mounted it on the card front.  The windows have been cut open so that they reveal the 'scene' that is placed on the inside:

I chose a different jewel colour for each card, and they make a pretty striking set if I do say so myself :o)

By stamping each of the images on their own piece of cardstock, it made colouring easy, and positionning them even easier. 

I cut the window panes open with an exacto knife first, then trimmed around the edges, and finally I cut open the upper, lower and center lines of the windows so that they would open up.

I cut a 2" square in the front of my card base, glued on the window, then it was a simple matter of centering the image on the inside of the card, so that it would show through the window.

There are 21 different Windows To The World images to choose from!  Literally for every occassion - so check them out in the Art Impressions store here.  The Copics that I used were too numerous to mention, so if you have any questions about them - leave me a note on my blog and I'll get back to you.  Happy stamping, everyone!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hot Tub Gals

Hello everyone!  I am posting on the One Crazy Stamper store blog today... I hope your summer is in full swing like it is around here... and what could be a better activity on a sunny afternoon, than sitting in a hot tub, sipping wine with your girlfriends?  I have a bright & summery card for you featuring an Art Impressions stamp called In the Tub (Sku #U3564):

I kept my card fairly simple, since I used such a large, bright image: I've stitched around the edges with my sewing machine, tied two colours of Baker's Twine around the card, and popped the image up on some pop dots.  I scattered a few Pearl Gems around the outside to sparkle things up a bit.

Lora has a wonderful selection of Art Impressions stamps in the OCS store - click on the links below to find out where you can find it all!  Happy stamping everyone!
One Crazy Stamper products: Xpress It Blending Cardstock

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


I am posting on the Art Impressions blog today!  (This is my second post of the day, please scroll down for my OCS post).
Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canucks out there!  Yes, summer is in full swing north of the border, so I have a beachy card to share today in some bold summery colours using Blanche (Sku #K1605):
I added some pink ricrac that I had in my craft room, along with a few clear gumdrops that you'll have to look closely to see... but they add a bit of a water/splash feel to the card.

I've paired her up with one of my favourite Ai sentiments, Another Service (Sku #H2616):

 I hope you're all enjoying the warm & sunny weather that we are.  Happy stamping everyone!
 Copics used: Skin E13, E11, E00, E000 Reds: R27, R24, R22, R20 Greens: G07, G14, G21, YG05, YG03, YG01, Blues: B95, B93, B91, B02, B00, B000, B0000, Greys: C5, C3, C1, Oranges: YR16, YR15, YR12, Yellows: Y15, Y13, Y11, Browns: E55, E53, E51.

One Crazy Stamper July Inspiration

It's the OCS Design Team group post today to share some July Inspiration with you!  I'm sharing a sweet Art Impressions set from the Ai People line... called "29 Again" along with some gorgeous, soft Fancy Pants papers:
I zigzagged the little striped panel with my sewing machine and some black thread, then cut her out and popped her up with some pop dots.  I added the sentiment in an oval, a few flowers and we're good to go.  Here's a closeup:

Hop on over to the One Crazy Stamper blog to see what the rest of the team has to share with you!
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