Category Archives: Art Impressions

better soon

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4864- Better Soon Set.  I love this image…it will be great for all those masculine get well cards!

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You know I love to paper piece the Ai People! This time I wanted to give him a nice quilt.  :)  Be sure to check out all 5 new sets in the Ai People line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4864- Better Soon Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Soft Sky, Coredinations- Nutmeg, Echo Park- Bundle of Joy- A New Addition; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross Stitched Squares, stapler, enamel dots.

craft today…

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Bling, Glitter, or Glossy” and we are featuring two new Girlfriends 2017 images!  Here I used the Art Impressions 4890 Crafty Girls set.

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How fun is this image of four friends sharing some crafty time? I so enjoy my time spent stamping with friends!  I added some sparkle with rhinestones, Stickles, and Clear Wink of Stella. The mat behind the image is black and I added Stickles over top to make the black sparkle.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Bling, Glitter, or Glossy” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4890 Crafty Girls set; paper- white, black, Basic Grey Hopscotch; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, rhinestones, Stickles, Clear Wink of Stella.

bossy

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the AiCS39 – Udderly Fantastic Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  These cows are so fun and have quite a few perfectly punny sentiments to go with them!

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Check out this great set and the others in the Funny Farm line to make some seriously FUN cards and brighten someone’s day!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS39 – Udderly Fantastic Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Soft Sky, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 20 & Stitched Rounded Rectangles, sequins.

on the bright side…

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  If you are a dog lover (or just like cute animal images!), this set fits all your needs for sending some get well wishes!

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That sentiment is sure to bring a smile…poor doggie and his cone of shame!  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line…they’re awesome!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Mix & Match Banners, 1 3/8 and 1 1/2″ circle punches, enamel dots.

you’re kidding!

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Create a Background” and we are featuring the NEW Funny Farm line of stamps.  I was so excited to see this release…there are fun images of cows, goats, chickens, and dogs with plenty of punny sayings to go with them!  Here I used the AICS37 Old Goat Set.

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My first background idea didn’t quite work out the way I envisioned, so I decided to stamp the goats twice in a gray ink to make them seem like they are, well, in the background. lol. I stamped and cut them again on a sticky note to create a mask for their legs and sponged some gray “ground”.

Then I stamped the goats again onto scrap cardstock with black ink and colored just one goat, cut him out by hand and popped him up over the gray image.  I diecut the cloud border with some plaid paper to give the card a more masculine look.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Create a Background” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS37 Old Goat Set; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate, DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog; accessories- Copics, foam tape, Misti, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, rhinestones.

another birthday?

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AICS37 Old Goat Set from the NEW Funny Farm line. These goats are a lot of fun and you can check out my other post today for a more masculine card using this same set!

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I thought the sentiment box looked a bit plain down in the corner, so I added a portion of one goat to peek out from behind.  The goat on the top was mounted with a Mini Action Wobble!  I do believe these new Funny Farm images are going to get a lot of use!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS37 Old Goat Set; paper- white, black, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares & Cross Stitch Squares, Mini Action Wobble, twine.

happy birthday to mooo!

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the AICS39 Udderly Fantastic Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  And be sure to check out the Ai challenge that starts today….these new critters are loads of fun!

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How cute is that cow floating by with a party hat and balloons?  I just had to add some Stickles to the tutu!  (I even “painted” her “toe-nails”)  :)

Have a great day and… happy stamping!Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS39 Udderly Fantastic Set; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 26 & Cross Stitch Squares, sequins, Stickles.

be joyful frame

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Let’s Distress” (use Distress ink or distress your edges) and we are featuring the new Windows to the World stamps PLUS a fun new 4887- 3D Frame Die!  Here I used M4877 Be Joyful to make a mini framed image that stands up!

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The frame is very simple to assemble…just fold each side and slip the tabs through the slots, then add cardstock and a stand (included in the die) to the back.

I lightly “distressed” the edges of my frame with some sponged ink. Then added some Darice string pearls and paper flowers around the edges to finish it off.

Here’s the back-side…

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Let’s Distress” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions M4877 Be Joyful; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Cosmo Cricket- Material Girl; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress- Tea Dye; accessories- Ai 4887 3D Frame Die, Copics, glue dots, Darice pearl string, paper flowers.

AHH!

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4671- AHH Set from the Ai People.  This gal is hilarious… some days you just need to let it all out. ha!

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I kept the card CAS to focus on the lady. Sponging a bit of pink in the center of the oval helped make her stand out. I stamped her a second time, cut her out, and layered her over the first image.  Her shirt was paper pieced to match the skinny border of patterned paper.

Do you know someone having a bad day? She’s perfect!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4671- AHH; paper- white, black, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Distress- Spun Sugar; accessories- Copics, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals, Baker’s Twine, paper flower, button..

two great reasons

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4901- Teachers Rule set.  This clear set is perfect for this time of year to thank all of our teachers for their dedication throughout the year and wish them a great summer!

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I used a piece of 5 1/2 x 12 double-sided patterned paper to make a Double Diagonal Gate Fold Card and added a belly band to keep it closed.  The teacher and flower are attached to the band which slips off to open and reveal the rest of the sentiment inside…

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The paper was scored at 2, 4, 8, and 10. Then I marked both 5 1/2″ sides @ 2 3/4 and cut diagonally from the 4 and 8 inch scored lines.  The triangles cut off were flipped and adhered to the opposite lower corners.

My inside layers are 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 x 5. The belly band was cut to 1 1/4 x 8 1/2.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4901- Teachers Rule set; paper- white, black, SU! So Saffron, Bo Bunny- a Gift of Love; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Crushed Curry; accessories- Scor-Tape, Copics, EK Success Retro Flower punch, button, glue dot.