Friday, March 29, 2013

Reach for the Stars!

Hello and Happy Friday Ai friends! Today I have a Graduation card to share with you. I'm so excited to finally get my hands on this new Ai Grad 2013 Reach for the Stars stamp SKU# 4292. It's such a fabulous sentiment stamp, and oh so versitile!

My card size is a regular A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") card size. I wanted to use a formal color scheme of black, sliver, and white. I used an older paper pad from DCWV 8" x 8" called La Creme Stack (printed paper with flocking). I paired that with black and brushed silver cardstock. I added some black diamond stickles to the cute star in the sentiment for some added glimmer. I also had some rhinestone accent swirls to add a nice balance.

On the inside of my card I stamped a simple Congratulations sentiment SKU# G959. I added a large strip of matching designer paper at the bottom. I hope you have enjoyed my Graduation card. I can't believe graduation's are just around the corner! Thank you for stopping by the Art Impressions blog. Happy stamping!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ai Challenge 106 - Pin It!

Hello friends! It's Challenge 106 over at the Art Impressions Blog today, and the challenge is to use "Pins" in your card or project. I love using fancy stick or hat pins on my cards, so this was a fabulous and fun challenge for me, since I have quite a supply of stick pins. I chose to use one of my favorite Ai stamps Jumbo Dancer, SKU# 4191, a cute elephant stamp set that is from the Art Impressions Zoo Crew line of stamps.
My kraft base cardstock size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" square. I used a cute designer paper 6" x 6" pad from Cosmo Cricket called Baby Jane. I paper pieced the cute elephant's dress with coordinating designer paper from the pad. I Love the bright colors and pretty patterns. I used two different stick pins to mix it up a bit, the yellow leaf pin is made by Little Yellow Bicycle, and the little white flower pin is made by Maya Road. The buttons are from My Favorite Things Stamps, and the cream twine is from Paper Trey Ink.
I hope you enjoyed my creation today. Please stop by the Art Impressions Blog to see what the other Ai Design Team members have made for this fun challenge. Won't you play along with us? You could win $10.00 in Ai stamps! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Crop til you drop!

Hello friends! Today I have a fun card made with a favorite Ai People stamp called Cropper SKU# U4092. I just LOVE this fun image! So fun to make a card for your scrapbooking friends! My kraft card base is 6" x 6", a nice large square card.

I colored my image in with copic markers and rounded all the edges. I sewed the layers to the kraft base. I added seven white buttons from my button stash. The designer paper is a 6" x 6" paper pad called "Fine and Dandy", by My Mind's Eye that is just adorable paper.

For the inside I used a coordinating sentiment Wallets Out SKU# F4093 that matches the cropper stamp. Cause you know when you go to a crop, you are gonna spend way too much money!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ai Challenge 105

Hello friends, it's Ai Challenge 105 over at the Art Impressions Blog today, and the challenge is to make a coordinating card and envelope set. Since this week is the first week of Spring, I decided to make an Easter card. I used this adorable Ai Bunny and Egg stamp SKU# P3098. Isn't he adorable or what with his jumbo egg! I loved coloring him in. I used copic markers on the bunny, and prisma color pencils, gamsol, and paper stumps for the egg. For the envelope I simply masked out the bunny image with a post it note, so I only stamped the egg. I used a black permanent marker to draw in the masked areas at the bottom.

 The kraft cardstock base of my card is a regular A2 size card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2"). The designer paper is from a 8" x 8" designer pad called "Easter Hunt" from Paper Trey Ink.

The envelope is a regular size A2. I used prisma color pencils, gamsol, and paper stumps to color the image in. I hope you enjoyed my Spring card today. Please stop by the Art Impressions Blog to see what fabulous cards the design team has created. Won't you play along with us? You could win a $10.00 certificate for Ai stamps! Thanks for stopping by.