Thursday, January 31, 2013
Hello and happy Thursday! It's Challenge 98 over at the Ai Blog today, and this weeks challenge is to combine "Paper Piecing" into a card/project. I decided to choose this fun loving Ai stamp called "Jumbo Dancer", SKU# T4185. She is so cute and fashionable! I inked her up and then die cut her out with a Stampin Up! Sizzix die. Then I colored her in with copic markers. I decided to use some really beautiful designer paper from Carta Bella to paper piece her dress, purse and hat with, and then used coordinating designer paper for the background. I just LOVE that paper pad. After I finished with my image, I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink, and then layered some Not Quite Navy SU! cardstock behind the die cut. I paper pierced all around the edges, I liked the added texture.
Here is a close up of the image. You can see my sewing around the edges, both straight stitch and zig zag. I also used a small scallop border punch from Stampin Up! on the not quite navy panel. I embellished the panel with silver pearls on the bottom. Love those silver pearls!
For the inside of my card, I added the simple Ai sentiment "Style is Everything", SKU# D3469. Such a perfect sentiment for this card, then I added a wide strip of coordinating designer paper to the bottom.
I hope you visit the Art Impressions Blog to see what the other Design Team members have created for this fun challenge. Play along with us won't you? You could win a $10.00 certificate for Ai stamps. Thanks for visiting.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Hello Ai friends and happy Friday! I hope you had a great week, and are ready for the weekend. I've been a little short on masculine cards, so I thought I would make a couple so I have them handy. I chose to use this really fun Ai People stamp called Lazy Boy Set, SKU# 4159. It's a great stamp for a male birthday card, fathers day card, or any special card for the men in your life.
My kraft card base is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". I ran some olive cardstock through a Sizzix embossing folder, and layered that onto the top of the kraft card base, and on the bottom I layered some orange rust, with designer paper. I sewed the layers together. I stamped my image onto white cardstock and colored it in with copic markers. I layered my image onto olive and orange rust cardstock, and sewed around the edges. I adhered the layered image with 3M foam tape. I added two buttons onto the front, and stamped the sentiment that comes with the set.
Here is a close up of my card so you can the details better. Please click on the photo to see an enlarged image.
I left the inside of my card blank, so when I use it I can add the appropriate sentiment. I added a large strip of matching designer paper at the bottom, rounded the top corners and distressed the edges with tea dye distress ink. Thank you for stopping by the Art Impressions blog today. I hope you get some stamping time in this weekend!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hello and happy Thursday! It's Challenge 97 over at the Ai Blog today, and this week's challenge is to "make a paper bag or box". I found a neat bag tutorial on Pinterest. I liked the tutorial because it's made with one sheet of 12" x 12" scrapbook paper. (After my bag was finished I cut the top off about three (3") inches off the top with my paper trimmer, I wanted a shorter bag).
I made my paper bag with some cute Cosmo Cricket paper from my stash (it's older, maybe two years old?). The collection is "Mr. Campy: Nature Walk, Want a Smore?". I thought this paper paired well with the Ai Birthday Whoot Set perfectly! The nice thing about this gift bag is that it could be for a male or female gift. I used some retired Pure Poppy SU! twill ribbon for the handles, to bring out the red leaves in the designer paper pattern. I then chose to layer my cute owl image onto matching red My Favorite Things (Cherry Red) cardstock that I die cut from a large circle Spellbinder die. I stamped my owl image onto cream colored cardstock, die cut him out with a the largest Small circles Spellbinder die, and then I colored the cute owl image with Prisma Color pencils, and used Gamsol (odorless mineral spirits), and blended the colors with paper stumps. I distressed the edges with Tea Dye Distress ink. I popped the image on the bag using foam tape. Then I stamped the coordinating stamp sentiment "happy birthday with owl my love" onto kraft cardstock, rounded the corners with my corner rounder, and used Vintage Distress Ink all around the edges. I adhered the sentiment under the owl image, and my little bag is finished.
I hope you have enjoyed my little gift bag creation. Please stop by the Ai Blog to see what the other Design Team members have created for this fun challenge! Won't you play along with us? You could win a $10.00 certificate for Ai stamps. Thanks for stopping by.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Hello friends and happy Friday! It may be winter, but I'm thinking spring colors. So today I have a bright and fun card made with my favorite Ai people stamp. I just LOVE this Ai Mad Rider Stamp Set, SKU# 4101. My kraft card base is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". I chose some fun colorful designer paper from a 6" x 6" paper pad from Fancy Pants called "Be You". The colors remind me of the spring and summer.
I die cut my Ai Mad Rider image out with a circle die, then colored it in with copic markers (the scooter was colored in with Spectrum Noir markers). I distressed the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink. Lots of layers of dies, and sewing around the edges.
For the inside of the card I used Ai Goofy Things stamp, SKU# F2637. I thought is paired perfectly with the Ai Mad Rider Stamp Set. Hope you have enjoyed my little creation today made with my favorite Ai stamps. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you get some fun time in to stamp!