Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Doggy Kisses Cards

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I have admired this set for a while and I have no idea why I never bought it before I did.  I started with the thought of making one card, but I couldn't decide what image I wanted to color.  I ended up stamping up two of them.  They are so quick to color up and I just love their fun sayings!


Both images are colored with Copics onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock. They're cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities eleven and seventeen. The cute paper collection is the DCWV Playful Pets 6x6 mat stack.  



Copics Used:
Dogs - E11, E13, E15, E19, E29, R21
Bandage, Pillow - C00, C1, C3
Teddy Bear - E21, E23, E27
Slippers, Flower - R81, R83, R85
Flower Stem - YG61, YG63, YG67
Shadows - W1, W3, Blender

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Best Fishes!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Card and Envelope Challenge on the Art Impressions blog.  Have you entered a card yet?  You still have another week to enter!  Just in case you didn't know it, you can now pick up two more clear stamp sets at Hobby Lobby.  My card is using the Reel Great Guys Set but you can also get the Spring Chicken Set. 


The is on a step card base from Crafter's Companion with layers from the Pink Paislee Outfitters 6x6 Paper Pad.  All of my images are stamped onto the Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth marker paper with the My Favorite Things Extreme Back ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors are listed below. The images are all fussy cut.  The envelope is stamped with the same ink and colored with Prismacolor colored pencils.


Copic Colors used:

Faces - E000, E00, E11
Hair - C00, C1, C3
Jackets - YG61, YG63, YG67, Y21, Y23, Y26
Shirts / Hats - B000, B00, B02, E30, E31
Boat / Sign - E31, E33
Bucket - C1, C3, C5
Fish - YG61, YG63, R21, R22, R24
Dog - E31, E33, E35
Floatie - R21, R22, R24
Water - B000, B00, B02

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Watercolor Cottage by the Sea

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I haven't used my Ai watercolor stamps in a while.  I wanted to do a simpler scene that didn't require me to use tons of stamp sets.  I was really happy with the weathered beach cottage that I ended up with.  


 The main image is from the Cottage By the Beach Set along with the Foliage Set 3, the Bird Bath Set and the WC Sentiments Set. I used the Marvy LePlume II markers in Sepia 43, Rosewood 30, Tropical 101, Olive Green 15, Steel Blue 17, African Violet 86 using the methods that Bonnie teaches. My supplies are listed below. 




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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

You're Spec-tacular!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

For my card I used the Uptown Girls along with the Spec-tacular saying.  I just love the movement of this image.  I agree that they are pretty spectacular! No pun intended!


I colored these ladies up with my Copic markers and fussy cut them out. I used a 51/2" square card base.  The front flap is folded on the diagonal.  I pulled the flap forward and covered it with paper from the Echo Park 6x6 Summer Dreams collection.  I added some shimmer to the paper and images with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen as well as a Clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen.  I couldn't seem to capture any of the sparkle in my photo's.  The card is edged with a Pilot medium tip Silver marker.  The women are attached to the card with foam squares to make them stand out even more.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, R35
Hair - Y02, Y21, E13, C1, C3, C5
Reds - R30, R32, R35
Teal - BG11, BG13, BG15
Yellow - Y21, Y23, Y26
Whites - C00, C1, C3


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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Summer Vibes Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

The Art Impressions challenge this week is Summer Vibes.  I used the Bathing Suit Set stamp set.  These vintage ladies look like they're having a great conversation. I just love the saying that comes with them! I kept the card pretty simple to highlight the ladies.  I matched the coloring to the Echo Park Waling on Sunshine Paper Collection.  My colors are listed below.


Copic colors used:
Faces - E000, E00, E11, R20, R85
Hair - Y02, Y21, E13
Reds - R30, R32, R35
Greens - YG01, YG03, YG05
Yellows - Y21, Y23, Y26
Blues - BG05, BG09, BG11
Whites - Coo, C1, C3
Sand - E50, E51, E11

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Christmas in July

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I was looking at my calendar and I realized that it was almost the end of July and I haven't made any Christmas cards yet! I like to get a head start on the holidays so I had to remedy that fast!  I used the Christmas Wreath Set 4791 along with the Christmas Wonder Set 4936 to make a peek-a-boo card.


I started by stamping the wreath and four of the holly images from the Christmas Wreath Set 4791 onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper. I colored them with Copic markers. I cut the wreath with the dies that are included in the set. I stamped, colored and fussy cut the holly leaves. I also stamped, colored and fussy cut the animals from  the Christmas Wonder Set 4936.  All colors are listed at the end of the post.


 I attached the layer to the front of my card and used the inner wreath die cut to cut a hole through the center of the card.   I then foam mounted the wreath to the front of the card. I attached another layer of patterned paper to the inside of the card as well as a piece of white paper with the greeting along the top.  I positioned and attached the caroling animals so they could be seen through the front of the card.


Copic colors used :
Wreath - YG61, YG63, YG67
Berries - R81, R83, R85
Dog - E31, E33, E35, R20
Cat - W1, W3, W3,  Y23, Y26, YR24, R20
Hats - R35, R39, R89
Striped Scarf- C3, C1, C00, R35, R39, R89
Yellow Scarf - Y13, Y15, Y17
Green Scarf - YG61, YG63, YG67




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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Happy Tails to you!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I love making interactive cards.  I just think it's a super fun to send a card that does something unexpected.  For today's post I've combines the Dog Stackers 4740 with the Slider Die 4764 to make a magic slider card.  It was really simple to make and I can't stop playing with it!


I die cut the Slider Die out of the DCWV Playful Pets 6x6 paper pad. I stamped the Dog Stackers 4740 onto Strathmore Bristol paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Colors are listed at the end of this post. The Bristol paper is cut to fit into the back of the slider die. I stamped the Dog Stackers 4740 onto a piece of Acetate with Jet Black StazOn ink. I lined the acetate up exactly over the colored image and attached it inside the front of the slider die. I cut a piece of white paper to 1 1/2" x 5" and cut a slit in the top to add blue seam binding.  The white paper slides between the acetate and the colored image.  When it is in place, the image is black and white and when it is removed the image is in color.


The remainder of the card is covered with a layer of the DCWV .  The sentiment that comes with the stamp is stamped with Versamark Watermark ink and embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out two bone shapes for the bottom of my card.


Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers Used:
From Top to bottom
Dog #1 - Flesh Color, Oatmeal
Dog #2 - Gray Brown
Dog #3 - Beige, Dark Brown
Dog #4 - Oatmeal
Dog #5 - Light Brown
Dog # 6 - Light Brown, Dark Brown
Dog #7 - Gray Brown
Dog #8 - Mid Brown
Dog # 9 - Light Brown
Dog #10 - Light Gray, Brown

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