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Art Impressions Thankful Slimline Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

This card was inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is called “I’m thankful for…”! Please join us in this fun challenge or check out the wonderful cards that your crafty peers have created!

So I dug through my stash and found the perfect leaf images from the Ai Halloween Slimline Set (5460) which is part of Ai’s new Slimline Collection! This set has the individual leaves as well as a beautiful leaf border! This set comes with the stamps and coordinating dies…love that!!!

We will be doing some quick and easy inking to color in all of these leaves! For this, we will use some mini dye ink pads in many pretty fall colors.

Then I decided to make the “Thankful” sentiment the star of the show for our slimline card! The Ai Block Letters Die Set (5072) was the perfect alphabet set for this sentiment. These letters are nice and large and measure approximately 1 1/2″ tall…so they will definitely make a statement!

We will use some beautiful copper colored glitter paper to die cut the letters. I’ll give you a few tips and tricks for perfectly lining up your letters!

We will also finish off this card by completing the inside of the card with a beautiful sentiment and some more leaves! We will do some simple masking to create a custom sentiment!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a fun and crafty day!!!

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Art Impressions/Simon Says Stamp Exclusive – Christmas Train Pop-up Card

Hello!!!

Today I will be showing you the brand new exclusive stamp set from Art Impressions which was created in conjunction with Simon Says Stamp!!! It is called the Christmas Train Set (SSE21B) and it comes with the coordinating dies. This little set has an adorable little train that you can fill with all of these cute little elves, presents, candy canes…and there is even a Santa and a sign to lead you to the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop!

This set is being offered for a limited time only….so if you really love it be sure to order it right away!!!

To set the scene for our little train we will create a fun pop-up element inside the card so that our train will actually look like it is riding on the tracks! I will show you how to easily create this pop-up mechanism and how to create the adorable little train tracks. I’ll also show you how to cut your cardstock to create a snowy border for the inside of your card so that it fits around your pop-up mechanism. It sounds complicated….but it is super easy!

We will also create a beautiful snowy sky using some Distress Oxide Ink and we will spatter it for a snowy effect!

All of the coloring will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and I will show you how I colored the train in order to get the most dimension.

We will keep the front of the card pretty simple because the inside of the card is the “show stopper”!

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Art Impressions Matchbook Santa Christmas w/ Envelope

Hello Ai Fans!!!

It’s another great day!!! I’ve got another video of the brand new matchbooks in the Ai matchbook series to show you today! This one is called the MB Santa Christmas and it includes all of the elements needed to create an adorable Christmas scene…including the sweet Santa, the fireplace with Christmas stockings, a beautiful little Christmas tree, wreath and two lovely sentiments!

Today we will be coloring in our images using the Tim Holtz Distress Markers and we will do some simple coloring and blending using a blender pen. For a bit of sparkle, we will use the Wink of Stella Glitter Gloss Pen. We will also use some beautiful double-sided papers from the Tim Holtz idea-ology Collection.

We will be using a traditional Christmas color palette for a bit of a vintage look!

If you enjoyed todays matchbook and you would like to see more of these little treasures… see the links below!

Ai Matchbook Nativity w/ Envelope

Ai Matchbook Halloween

Ai Matchbook Coffee Shop

Ai Matchbook 3D Pop-up Kitchen Scene

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Art Impressions Matchbook Nativity w/ Envelope

Hello Ai Fans!!!

It’s going to be a great day! I have another new matchbook for you today and it is the MB Nativity Set (5443)! This is absolutely my favorite set so far….although I do love them all!

If you haven’t seen the matchbooks in action yet you should know that they have little scenes that are tucked inside a matchbook 3D pop-up. This set includes the cutest little critters for our manger scene and two sentiments which include “O Holy Night” and “Joy to the World”.

Please note that in order to create any of the matchbooks you will need the MB Template Die Set (5317) and to create the coordinating envelope you will need the MB Envelope Die Set. Once you have these two sets you will be able to create any of the matchbooks in the series.

We will be coloring in all of our images with the Tombow Dual Tip Markers and I will list all of the colors that I used down below. We will also be using some double sided patterned paper to create the matchbook and envelope. This is a great time to look through your stash of double sided papers for some great designs.

If you want to check our some other matchbook projects that I have created please click on one of the links below…and….keep and eye out….I have another matchbook coming soon!!!

Art Impressions Matchbook Halloween

Art Impressions Matchbook Coffee Shop

Art Impressions Matchbook 3D Pop-up Kitchen Scene w/ Envelope

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Art Impressions Feline Snuggle Slimline Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Todays card is inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is called “Feline Crazy”. You are welcome to participate in this fun challenge if you wish by creating a card of your own and submitting it to the challenge. Oh and….there are PRIZES involved here….yay!!! We can’t wait to see what you create!

So the idea is to create a project in any cat theme….just keep in mind that you do want the cat to be the focal point of the project.

So for my card and video I have created a fun winter scene with the little snowman from Art Impressions Chubby Snowman Set (5351) and the precious cat from the Art Impressions Feline Set (5369). We will alter the snowman image slightly so that we can place our adorable little cat in his arms for a winter snuggle!

I was thinking that maybe for some of you the thought of filling an entire slimline card might be a little too time consuming or intimidating. So I’ve created todays card to inspire you to look at these a little differently and to show you how you can create a fun card by just leaving some “white space”.

We will do some simple masking to create the sky section on this card! We will also add some paw prints in the snow which will fill in some of the space on the bottom section of the card. We will then add a sentiment, some vellum snowflakes, and some sparkly embellishments to complete our scene!

If you love this Ai Feline Stamp Set then you may want to check out my Art Impressions Let’s Pawty Card !

And…if you love the Chubby Snowman Set you may want to check out my fun little shaker Art Impressions Chubby Snowman Shaker Card !

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Art Impressions Birthday Buggy Slimline Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

Welcome to another brand new image in the Art Impressions collection! This Birthday Buggy Set (5455), which we will be using in todays video, is part of the new “Ride” series of images. This series is meant to be interactive…so that all of the images can be mixed and matched to create an unlimited number of designs!

This set includes the car/buggy, presents, balloons, candy, streamers, party hat, and a cute Happy Birthday sentiment! The set also includes the coordinating dies and even includes a little banner die which is designed to perfectly fit the sentiment!

The other sets in this series include the Christmas Truck Set (5457) and the Spooky Wagon Set (5456)! These also come with all of the coordinating images and dies to create a wonderful card.

To set the scene for our little buggy we will create a beautiful sunny sky using a stencil and some Distress Oxide Inks. I will also show you how to give your stencil a bit of added dimension by using a baby wipe!

We will also add some sparkle to the sky using a Sheer Shimmer Spritz and then we will add some little hearts to complete the scene.

So hop on in and let’s take a ride…..

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Art Impressions Christmas Slimline Card

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

It’s a great day!!! Art Impressions has another brand new holiday stamp and die set available now! It is called the Christmas Slimline Set (5461) and it is specifically designed to work perfectly on the ever popular slimline cards!

I am personally so addicted to any of the slimline designs now…from the mini to the large size! Today we will create a large slimline card and to set the scene we will be creating a beautiful snowy background using our Distress Oxide Inks. We will be creating a night sky with a lighted area for our lantern. I’ll show you how easy it is to create this look.

This fantastic set includes the tall snowman and a few cute birds and an adorable little bunny! We will be coloring in these images using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. Then we will add a few snowy borders, a sentiment, and a few little hearts to complete the scene.

We will also add some dimension with some Crystal Glaze as well as some flocking for even more texture and dimension!

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Art Impressions Matchbook Halloween

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

Some exciting news…and some of you may already know….we have a brand new matchbook in the matchbook series! It is the MB Halloween Set (5446) and it’s available now and it is so adorable!!!

This little set includes the stamps and coordinating dies and it includes all of the spooky elements you will need to create a fun little matchbook. There is a spooky window, furniture with lots of webs, a black cat, ghosts, pumpkin and a spider! There is also a fun sentiment that says “Hairy Scary!” that will finish off any Halloween scene.

I will take you through the assembly of the matchbook and the envelope step-by-step with some easy to follow instructions and tips.

Just keep in mind that in order to create any of the Matchbooks, you will need the MB Template Die Set (5317) and in order to create the coordinating envelope you will need the MB Envelope Die Set (5318).

Here is a link to a couple of Matchbooks I had previously made using the MB Coffee Shop and the MB Kitchen!

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Art Impressions Eclipse Technique w/ Tri-tone Colored Pencils

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Hello Ai Fans!!!

I thought we would create a fun, yet elegant mini slimline card today using the Eclipse Technique! This technique is very easy to do but the results are very dramatic. For our images today we will be using the Exclusive Hydrangeas Set (5229) and the Block Letters Die Set (5072). Unfortunately, I just learned that the hydrangea set has been discontinued, but don’t worry, Art Impressions has several other beautiful florals that could easily be used to create this unique card!

In order to create this unique coloring, I used the Koh-i-noor Tri-tone Colored Pencils! If you haven’t seen these in action yet….then you will definitely want to watch todays video! There are three colors built into each pencil and as you do your blending with the Gamsol Blending Solution, you will get this beautiful, yet simple tri-color blending! The blending is so easy and so gorgeous!

We will add a simple sentiment and a few sparkly gems to finish off this project!

This card was inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge which is to create a Slimline card! Please join us in this fun challenge….we can’t wait to see what you create!!!

All of the supplies used in todays video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions/SBC Exclusive Hydrangeas Set (5229)
  • Art Impressions Block Letters Die Set (5072)
  • uni-ball Signs White Gel Pen
  • Koh-i-noor Tri-tone Colored Pencils – Summer Sky, Twighlight, Meadow, Rainforest
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Art Alternatives Blending Stumps
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Spectrum Noir Gamsol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder White
  • Hero Arts Hero Hues Ink Pad Unicorn
  • iCraft Purple Tape 1 1/2″
  • Staz-on Stamp Cleaner
  • Marvy Jewel Picker
  • Black Cardstock 100lb
  • Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Jewel Mix
  • Gina K. Connect Glue
  • Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Tim Holtz Paper Trimmer
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board
  • We R Memory Keepers Silicone Mat
  • My Sweet Petunia Misti Stamp Positioner
  • EK Success Anti-static Powder Tool
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Art Impressions Vintage Christmas Wreath Card

Hello Ai Fans!!!

For todays card and video I’m excited to show you this elegant vintage Christmas Wreath Card! This was created using the Christmas Wreath Set (4791). This is just such a beautiful wreath set which includes a lovely bow, sentiment and holly/berry sprig! We will be using all of the elements of this stamp set for this card today!

I will show you how to easily create this archway shaped card! To add some dimension we will be using a 3-D Textured Embossing Folder and we will stack up several of the bows for some nice visual interest!

To give this card a vintage vibe, we will add some Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink. For even more dimension we will add some Crystal Glaze to the little berries in our wreath!

We will also finish the inside of the card by adding another archway and decorating it with the holly and berry sprigs and we will stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment with some Red Geranium ink!!!

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All of the supplies used in todays video are listed below.

  • Art Impressions Christmas Wreath Set (4791)
  • Art Impressions Animal Nativity Set (5350)
  • Art Impressions Envelope GCH (5344)
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Gloss Pen
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Stacked Archway (662692)
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Textured Impressions 3-D Embossing Folder Swirls (665226)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Walnut Stain
  • Tim Holtz Foam Applicator Tool
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender, Bright Yellow, Lt Green, Deep Green, Sugared Almond Pink, Deep Red
  • Range Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad Red Geranium
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
  • Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
  • ATG 700 Tape Dispenser
  • iCraft Purple Tape
  • Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
  • Hero Arts/My Sweet Petunia Mini Misti Stamp Positione
  • We R Memory Keepers Trim/Score Board