Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Santa Pop Out Rectangle Card

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

As I told you last week, I was eagerly awaiting the Ai Christmas clear stamp release, so you shouldn't be surprised to see me using the Sleight Bells Ring Set again. This week I went with a more traditional approach and used the Santa image.  I just love how versatile the stamp set is!

The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. The image was cut out leaving a small white border.

The card base is the pop out rectangle card die from Ellison.  My friend Tere cut me a bunch of them.  It even cuts the inner pieces.  She just cut me those out of chipboard so I had templates. They were cut from the BoBunny Father Time 6x6 paper collection and gold edged with a medium tip Pilot Gold marker. The greeting was stamped with the Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and cut with a flag banner die.  The greeting and the Santa image were attached to the card with foam tape.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss - Simply White, Gloss - Red Berry and Bottle Green were added around the front panel. 
Copic Marker Colors Used:
Face - E000, E00, E11, R20
Beard - C3
Suit - R08, R29, YG07, E07, R24
Trim - C1, C00
Belt - C00, C3, C5, C7, C9
Bag - G40, YG61, YG63, YG97
Gold - Y11, Y15, Y26, (E27)
Sled - E50, E51, E53
Gloves/Bench/Rails - E30, E31, E33


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Washi Tape Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Washi Tape Challenge on the Art Impressions Blog. Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  We're celebrating the release of the NEW Twist Tie clear stamps. I'm using the Tree Twist Tie Set.  The sets come with the stamps and dies that you need to create a really unique card.  You can use make your own card bases with the measurements that are in the directions on the stamp packaging. I chose to use the pre-make Twist Tie card bases
The images were stamped onto the card base with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The images were lined up using the directions from the packag that came with the stamp set. The colors used are listed at the end of this post. The card was cut out following the directions on the directions using the die cuts that came in the package.  The Tim Holtz Design Tape from the Yuletide collection was attached to white card stock and repeatedly cut out with the leaf die. The leaves, birds and birdhouse were carefully added to the tree with foam tape so the didn't interfere with the card when it opened and closed. Some washi tape from the Yuletide and French collection were used to line the bottom on both sides of the card.  The sentiment was stamped on a thin piece of white paper . A thin piece of washi tape from the Yuletide collection was added just below the sentiment and it was added to the card with foam tape. 
Copic Marker Colors Used:
Birds - R24, R27, R39
Birdhouse - YG61, YG63, YG67, E33, E35, E37
Tree - E31, E33, E35

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Elf Friends Shaker Card

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I could hardly wait for the Ai Christmas clear stamps to be released.  They had so many fun images in them.  I decided to use the elves from the Sleigh Bells Set to make a shaker card. They looked like they were having so much fun.  I was going to color them the traditional Christmas red and green but decided to go with something I wouldn't normally use for Christmas.  I hope you enjoy the way it came out. 
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. 
The background was colored with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink before it was spritzed with the Distress sprayer to create white droplets.  After the water was picked up with a paper towel, then it was spritzed with Perfect Pearl spray.  The hills were die cut from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border dies and colored with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.  The houses were cut from the Lawn Fawn Little Town Border and colored with Tea Dye, Shaded Lilac,and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks.  Diamond Stickles were added to the tops of all of them. 
The Mama Elephant Park Avenue die was cut from white card stock and attached to a piece of acetate.  Two layers of foam tape were added around the back of the entire frame.  The sequins and snowflake confetti were added inside the frame and it was attached to the scene.  
The second version of the card contains Perler beads that were melted in the oven.  Some of the melted beads are all white while some of them look like candy.  
Copic Marker Colors Used:
Faces - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23
Clother - RV10, RV13, BG10, BG11

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Thanksgiving Diorama Card

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

Now that Halloween is over I am looking towards Thanksgiving.  I decided to use the Full of Thanks Set from last years release to make a really simple diorama card.  It has several layers with a silly image attached to each one.  It folds flat to fit into an envelope, but pops up and sits like a little scene.
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. The images were fussy cut and set aside. The background was ink blended onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Distress Oxide inks using the foam pads on the mini blending tools. It was spritzed with a Distress Sprayer and dried for the white splatter effect.  From top to bottom the colors used were Fired brick, Fossilized Amber and Tea Dye. Lastly, the Greeting was stamped on.
The Diorama part was made using two 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of 65 lb. Kraft paper.  Don't use really thick paper or your box won't fit together very well. Both sheets of paper were cut to 8 1/2" x 4 /12".  The two outer pieces were cut at 6 3/4" and scored at 3/4" and 6". One piece was cut at 6 1/4" and scored at 1/2" and 5 3/4". One piece was cut at 5 3/4" and scored at 1/4" x 5 1/2". The Hero Arts Infinity Rectangle Dies were used to cut the openings, but any dies shape be used.  Tip : It is important to line the dies up with each other at this stage.  Cut the largest shape from the outside and line the next smaller die inside the cut area. The card base was assembled next. The smallest piece was attached to the next smallest inner piece with a liquid glue. The back edges were lined up with the window at the front. The outer piece without the window was set upside down and adhesive was applied to the outside of both sides of the inner pieces and they were attached to the outer piece towards the back. The card was shut to make sure everything moved correct.  Next, adhesive was applied to the outer portion of both sides of the inner pieces and the last piece was attached around it with the window facing out. The card was shut again to make sure everything was moving correct.  Lastly, the images were attached in place making sure the adhesive was only applied where they would be touching the card.  The finished card measures 6" x 4 1/4". 

Copic Marker Colors Used:
Pumpkin Pie - YR00, YR04, YR07, C1, E70, E71, BG72, BG75
Dog - E11, E13, E15, E19
Cat - E70, E71, E74
Mouse - C00, C1, C3, C5, R20
Turkeys - E70, E71, E74, E11, E13, E15, E19, BG72, BG75, BG78, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, R24, R29, R39
Large Turkey's Shirt - C00, C1, C3

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lots of Layers Challenge

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

It's week two of the Lots of Layers! Challenge on the Art Impressions Blog. Be sure to check it out and enter a card for the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  We're celebrating the release of the NEW Christmas clear stamps. I'm using the Snow Friends Set. I had a hard time picking between the cute snowman images. As you can see, I went with the trio of snowmen that spell out the word Joy. I decided to go with something a little different and make a wiper card. The card looks like a regular card when you take it out of the envelope, but it reveals a surprise message as it opens.
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. The main layer was cut with the Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies. The next two layers were cut from the BoBunny Father Christmas 6x6 paper stack with the same dies.  They were all added to the card front.  The colored cardinal was fussy cut and added to the image with foam tape. A Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pen was added to the stripes on the hat & scarves on the snowmen. It added a shimmer that the camera didn't pick up.  Black Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the buttons. 
The wiper card was very simple to put together.  I just used a tutorial from SplitCoastStampers.  You can find the full supply list and directions here.
Copic Colors Used:
Snowmen - Coo, C1, C3, BG70, R20, blender
Nose - Y21, Y23, YR24
Buttons - E59, C9
Light Green - YG61, YG63, YG67
Dark Green - G03, G28, G07
Red - R24, R29, R39
Tan - E30, E31, E33
Snow - B45, B41, BG70, BV31


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy Halloween!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

Happy Halloween!
I know it's a bit late for Halloween crafting, but I had to squeak in one more card.  I just loved all of the images in the Halloween Magic Set and was inspired to make a card with this fun image.  
The image was stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post. A few of the images were enhanced with the Spectrum Noir Clear Shimmer Pen.  It adds a clear shimmer.  The layer was cut out using the Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies.
The mail image was added over a orange foil layer that was cut with the Oval Double Stitched Dies. The piece of decorative paper was cut to the same size as the card base and edged with a medium tip silver Pilot marker. Recollections enamel dots were final thing added to the card.

Copic Marker Colors Used:
Kitten - E70, E71, E74, R20
Bat - C5, C7, C9
Hat - V12, V15, V17
Pumpkin - YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07
Green- YG1, YG3, YG5
Shadow - W1, W3

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Thank Mew!

5:00 AM

Hello Ai fans!

I just can't seem to get enough of the flutters.  Today I am working with the Cats Flutter Set. I needed to make a fun thank you card so I combined the cats with the Block Letter Set.  I ended up being able to make a custom greeting with the block letters.  I've really been enjoying having them in my stash. I just did the waving kitties as is, but think about all the ways you can dress them up.  I can hardly wait to do them again and add things to their paws!
The images were stamped onto Spetrum Noir Ultra Smooth paper with My Favorite Things Extreme Black Ink and colored with Copic markers.  The colors used are listed at the end of this post.  The cat parts were assembled following the directions provided on the packaging of the stamp set.
The base of this card is created with the 6x6 Kitten Smitten paper collection from Doodlebug Designs. Even the block letters are die cut from the patterned papers.  The bright papers were selected to make the earthy colors of the cats stand out.
Copics Marker Colors Used:
Brown Cat - E21, E25, E27, R20
Grey Cat - C00, C1, C3, C5, R20

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