Friday, May 15, 2020

Art Impressions We're Here stamp set!


Jessica here and I've been having some fun coloring this image from the We're Here set. The current challenge on the Art Impressions blog is Invitations and this set would be perfect for those much needed get togethers when we all can do so! There are lots of great sentiments in this one. I combined two of them to create the on for this card, which is heat embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock.



For my coloring I used Copic Markers. You can find the list of colors I used below. I had a picture of a slat wall in mind to use with the We're Here image. Maybe I was thinking siding on a house since it looks like the ladies are busting though the front door. To do this I used some plain white card stock and a scoreboard, scoring on every 1/4 inch mark. Then trimmed to fit the frame. This is adhered to a piece of light gray card stock that is also attached to an A2 card base. 


The frame is cut from a piece of dark gray card stock. I used two of the Art Impressions Rectangle dies to do this. I really wanted something sparkly so I used some Stickles and smeared it over top of the card stock frame and let it sit to dry. I did use some circle dimensional foams to pop up the glitter frame, We're Here image and oval sentiment.


Thank you so much for joining me today. Happy Stamping!


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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Floral Invitations | Art Impressions You're Invited Challenge

Have you checked out the new challenge on the Art Impressions blog? The theme is all about invitations, which is perfect for some of the new stamp sets! I used the Floral Invite which is such a beautiful stamp set. Great any occasion really. 


To color the lovely floral bunch image, I used a few Nuvo alcohol markers. Then fussy cut the image out. I mounted that to a navy blue card stock that is die cut with the largest hexagon die. On that navy card stock I also embossed the geometric frame in gold and sentiment in a white embossing powder. 


I decided to keep the inside really simple and use black ink and a few more of the word stamps that comes in the Floral Invites stamp set. All the basic stamps to easily write in the information for your next special occasion. 



Thank you so much for joining me today!
Happy Stamping.


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Friday, May 8, 2020

Pencils on colorful card stock. Art Impressions Bus Cubbie


Hello Ai Fans!

It's Jessica today. I love the whimsical fun style of this Bus Cubbie set. I also made this super easy by coloring over top of colored paper with pencils. I picked out a bunch of different colors that closely matched each animals main color. Then shaded the card stock with the colored pencils. This really made the coloring quick and it was fun working off of different colors of card stock. I did the same for the bus except the wheels. Those were easily made too. I stamped the wheel stamp on to black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After die cutting all the animals, balloons and bus I die cut the bus image again from black craft foam. This will add a even amount of dimension.


I thought the bus would be fun floating in the sky. So, I used a cloud stencil and distress ink to make a background. Black and white bakers twine is knotted around the top of the bus, these will be the balloon strings. I used dimensional circle foam to hold down the string then sticking on each stamped balloon. The sentiment I used from the Bus Cubbie set, is stamped on to a flag die cut. 



Prismacolor Pencils Used:



Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy stamping. 




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Friday, May 1, 2020

What do you do for the inside of cards?

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to chat a bit about what we all do with the inside of cards. Most of the time I keep it pretty simple and use a coordinating color or pattern paper scrap, a sentiment and stamp the main image in a light gray ink. It works, it's quick and I still feel like the card is 100% done. For some reason I just don't like leaving a blank inside. 

For this card I'm sharing today I decided to adventure out and really focus on the inside and outside of the card.  


For the front I used a lot of the smaller stamps from the Art Impressions Housework stamp set. The bucket, with dust pan and brush are apart of a larger stamp with a fun lady image. But since I wanted to focus on the smaller stamps I masked off the parts I didn't want to use. Then stamped the rest. I also masked the cat so that the paper towels look like they are in the background. I really like this little scene and the images are super easy to color. But what you would put on the inside?



Here is the inside. It looks a lot like the front. I used the same dies and pattern paper, except smaller. The pattern paper is actually die cut from the center of the larger hexagon that I used on the front. That way I maxed the usage of this pattern paper (unfortunately it is a discontinued product from Lawn Fawn). The stamps are from the Loads of Fun stamp set and I used the same Copic marker colors and created a similar style scene. It really didn't take too long to create both and I like the surprise of a fully colored little scene that you see when you open the card. 

Both sets are from Art Impressions and were released last year. They work so well together and it was just fun to create a housework chore themed card with an adorable cat and dog! So, whether you keep the inside blank, add a bit of coordinating elements or go all out with a fully colored scene, I hope you found some inspiration here today.







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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Watercolor Girlfriend Card, Art Impressions NEW Challenge

Hey everyone! It's week two of the Art Impressions challenge using the new Girlfriend stamp sets. Now you don't have to use the Girlfriend line of stamps to enter in to this challenge, the theme is Best Friends so there are a lot of different ways to interpret this one.


For my card I'm using the Girlfriends stamp set Practically Perfect along with some Koi Watercolors. I haven't used these paints in a while! I was a little rusty at first. But I always find it relaxing mixing and painting with watercolors. I'll have the list of colors I used from the Koi watercolor set down below. 


For the inside I used the Happy Birthday banner die from the Twist Frame die set. I thought using only black card stock with the Happy Birthday die helped to tie in the front of the card. I also used the Girlfriend image again. This time stamping it in a light gray ink and only stamping one of the ladies. Partial stamping is one of my go-to techniques for insides of cards. Quick and easy. I also used a small strip of the rainbow pattern paper at the bottom of the inside. Such a great way to use those small scraps. 




Thank you so much for joining me today!



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Friday, April 24, 2020

Art Impressions Floral Twist Card

I have another Twist card to share with you. I'm also on the Art Impressions blog today. Head over there to see some more photos of this Floral card. I'm still having fun with these twist sets and I thought the Floral Twist would be fun to color using a lovely blue and yellow colorway. I'll be using Copic Markers today, the colors are listed below.

These new stamps sets for 2020 are still on sale!
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Like I've said before, these Twist stamp and die sets are super easy and so fun when you just feel like coloring a little bit. I paired this one with a fun black and white striped pattern paper adding a bit of a yellow stripe of card stock to the left hand side. I had fun using some gold watercolor paint and splattering the front of this card. the paint was a bit thicker then I normally mix, which created some fun splatters. I also added in some sequins from my stash in gold and blue colors. 



Thank you so much for joining me today! Happy Stamping. 



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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cards for Kids Art Impressions NEW Cubbies

Hey everyone! The new challenge over on the Art Impressions blog is up and we are using the new cubbies sets. I personally adore this line of stamp and dies. The challenge theme is "Kid at Heart" You definitely don't have to be young to appreciate the whimsy of these cute sets.


For this card I created a pastel background using Distress Ink and layered a stripe stencil over the top. I then spritzed the stencil with clean water and laid a paper towel over it to soak up the access water. This resulted in a distressed stripe design that is a bit lighter where the water was able to react with the Distress Inks. 

I created a video using the Castle Cubbie set earlier this month. You can watch below. Or check out the blog post here.

For the video one I utilized the super cool dragons and colored the castle in grays with a blue background. So for this challenge design I thought it would be fun to color it up differently. And why not make the castle pink!? I also colored the princess, knight and the unicorns. Loved how both have such different looks!


Everything is adhered on top of a Neenah 110lb Solar White top fold card base. I attached a light gray card stock first then centered a trimmed down white rectangle. Over the top of that I layered the distress ink stenciled background. Then added the castle and characters. The scallop border is then die cut and adhered last. 


I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and also added glitter with a glitter brush pen over all of the gold/yellow parts, the unicorn horns and hair, plus the small pieces on the knight. After taking photos I went over all the glitter brush pen areas with Glossy Accents. I like doing this so that the glitter doesn't move. But I find Glossy Accents can be hard to photograph. Sometimes I take photos before adding it sometimes I don't though. It just depends.

Thank you all for stopping by today. I can't wait to see what you create for the Kid at Heart Challenge! Happy Stamping.  





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