Thursday, October 27, 2016

Santa shaker with foil hat by Diane Zechman

Hello Ai friends and happy Thursday!
Halloween may be upon us, but we all have Christmas in the back of our mind, don't we?  Have you started on your holiday cards yet?  Today I am sharing a CAS card using the new Santa Mini Shaker (4798) which includes matching dies (plus a mini wobble to get you started)!  When the Christmas crunch is on, I appreciate cards with a simple design to make creating multiples fast & easy!  This card fits the bill and has a few extra touches to make it stand out.

The first "ho" is a die included the set and the other two were stamped.  The mustache is also an included die and it's perfect on a Mini Action Wobble!  You can also pop it up with foam adhesive.
I also made his hat shiny with some Thermoweb foil and adhesives.  The foil can be adhered using the liquid glue but I decided to use the Sticky Tape Runner on the backside of my stamped hat and apply the Red Foil Transfer Sheet to that.  Then I ran it through my die cut machine to apply pressure only, peeled off the foil liner, cut it out by hand, and glued it to my image.
Here's some pics to show the shiny red foil and wobbly 'stache...

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NEW VIDEO - Winter Birdhouse Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to Watercolor Wednesday and the second Winter Watercolor video in our new series! We are LOVING how Bonnie is changing up images and creating something new by mixing sets together! This week's video features our Blooming Birdhouse, transformed to hang from a snow-covered branch, included in our Clay Pot set. This perfect, winter scene is complete with a perched robin from our Flowering Mailbox set and softly falling snow using a Molotow Masking Marker. 

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Quivery Halloween by Dana Warren

Hello AI Fans!!

Dana, here with my last Halloween card for the season!!  Art Impressions new Holiday Mini Shakers are perfect to help you get your's done!! The Quivery Mini shaker is so cute, I just love their wide-eyed stares!! 

I started by stamping the full image and die cutting it with a circle. Then I stamped the small pig and geese stamp on some scrap paper. I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers to color all the images: CR1, CR3, CT2, CT4, DG4, GB2, GB3, GB10, HB2, HB3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG9, LV2, OR2,OR3, TN6.

I used the matching pig and geese dies to cut them out and then added them to the circle with the NEW Mini Action Wobbles!

From some pattern paper, I used a stitched rectangle die and then added it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner.

Last, I added the stamped circle to the card with foam tape and die cut three black bats, dies that come with this set and added them to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mice & Sweet by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I have the last of my Halloween cards to share with you today, here are two cards using Mice & Sweet Set (Sku #4310):
 I love colouring my images to match bright, fun papers - and this one is no exception!  I popped up both the image and sentiment on pop dots.  Here's another version:

Happy Halloween, and happy stamping!
Copics used: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, BG05, BG02, B00, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, E18, V09, V06, V05, V04, YG03, YG01, YG00, R20