Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Old Guys Club by Dana Warren

Hello AI fans!!

Yes, it's another masculine card!! What can I say I was in the mood! Masculine cards can be tough, but a good way to make it easy is a cool manly stamp and manly pattern paper!! For my card I used Art Impressions Old Guy Club Set with Fancy Pants Swagger pattern paper. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by cutting some watercolor paper with a stitched die. Then I stamped the Old Guys and then used my Distress Markers to color them up: Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I picked out the vintage looking pattern added it to a white card base. From the same pattern paper pad, I cut a strip of wood grain and cut notches in the ends. I folded it in half and added a brad to the center. With some adhesive, I added the embellishment to the corner of my stamped panel. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Last, I added the stamped panel to the card with foam tape. Another tip for masculine is to keep it simple: Pattern paper background, stamped and color image and one embellishment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!

NEW VIDEO - Beach Cottage Watercolor

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to a new Watercolor Wednesday! Are you ready for a new challenge? This week, Bonnie created a beautiful Beach Cottage next to a rock cliff. Bonnie uses her Stamp Positioner and the rocks from WC Series 2 set to create an angled slope going down from the house. Next, she uses a sticky note and branches from the Clay Pot set and the flowers from the Blooming Birdhouse to create overgrown flowering bushes growing behind the cottage. Bonnie then uses a pencil to create steps coming down from the front porch. To add to the slope, she adds grass from the WC Foliage Set and blooms from the Covered Bridge set. Finally, she brushes in the water around the house and colors the cottage, all from the WC Palette!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More Love Birds by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
I have another couple of cards to share today using the Love Birds (Sku #AiCS27) set:
 My patterned papers have a bit of a homey feel to them, so I used a couple of the smaller patterns to do some paper piecing for their outfits.
 I kept everything flat this time, so both cards are easy to mail!
 One of the other sentiments in the set is simply "Happy Anniversary", which would also work really well with this cute couple.  Happy stamping!
 Copics used: E11, E00, E000, E37, E34, E31, R30, R20, B97, B95, B93, B91, E57, E55, E53, E51, C1, B0000.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fabulous Birthday by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card using the Mini Cake Spinner set and Fairy Spinner set and dies.

But I decided to switch it up a bit, instead of a spinner card.  I wanted to make it into a shaker card.  :)
So, I added an action wobble for the fairy and a mini action wobble for the cake.  I also added some  glitter and glimmer by using diamond stickles and Wink of Stella clear brush pen.

Copic markers used:
BG0000, BG10, C0, C1, C3, E00, E50, E51, E53, E55, E93, R20, RV000, RV00, RV10, V12, Y11, Y15, Y38, YG17, YG23, YG25, YR01, YR12, YR15