Category Archives: Art Impressions

Dancer Wiggle Wobble

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the Ai Wiggle Wobbles.  Here I used 4953- Dancer Wiggle Wobble.

I wanted to create a scene with a dance floor and “lights” reflecting off the walls. I found some paper with a bokeh pattern which was perfect for the walls. Then I searched the internet for a free dance floor image to print out for my “floor”. I added a few dots of Stickles for some sparkle and paper-pieced her dress.

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Don’t forget…each Wiggle Wobble stamp set comes with matching dies (they even cut the little holes for brads!), a few mini brads, and an Action Wobble to get you started. Not only do they wiggle, but their legs “jiggle” too!

Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

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stamps- Art Impressions 4953- Dancer Wiggle Wobble; paper- white, Echo Park- Party Time; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble, mini brads, Copics, Stickles.

Top 10 Ai for 2017

Hello friends and happy Monday!

This week on the Ai blog we are sharing our top 10 favorites from 2017.  Again, I have to say that I love ALL the hilarious and heart-warming Ai images I have worked with throughout the year.  It is so difficult to narrow down my favorites to only 10!  Here’s a few of my faves from this year. Click on each pic for more info!

I love the black & white with a pop of pink using the now retired Twins. You can pop just about any Ai image in this fun layout!

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Yoga Yolanda reminds me of a dear friend who I miss working with! Paired with favorite colors, I love this gal!

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Next up are two projects for the sweet little ones! I loved getting “more bang for my buck” by using the birthday cow from the Udderly Fantastic Set for a baby card!

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And it was SO much fun using Little Sprout (also now retired) to make some cute onesies again!

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The new Wiggle Wobbles this year are soooo much fun! This guy from Cowboy Wiggle Wobble just makes me smile!

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Here’s a couple of Halloween projects. The first is a card with a battery operated tea light inside using Holiday Mansion and the Accessory Set.

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Putting Glow-in-the-Dark paint on the Skeleton Wiggle Wobble brought him to a whole new dimension! So fun! Click on the pic to see the whole card.

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I loved making this wine tag (Old Bat Set) as much as I loved giving it to a friend!

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This was my first time trying wood slice ornaments and I was pretty happy with the results. Here I used Singing Snowmen PopCard and Nativity MTF. Although they are SO CUTE as intended, the interactive card sets are not limited to making interactive cards!

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And last, but not least, I loved making this sweet Christmas tag using the Christmas Wonder Set.

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I also wanted to choose one of the new Mouthfuls cards but I already chose my limit. They are one of my new favorites!!  I’ve only shared 3 of the cards I made so far, so watch for more of this fun new line!

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of our projects throughout the year on the Ai blog. Very soon we will share lots of fun cards in the new year! I’m looking forward to it!

Have a blessed Christmas and a great 2018!

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meow-ch

Hello friends!  Art Impressions is taking a break (for the holiday) from the challenges this week but we are still featuring some new sets that you’ll love! Today the team has samples of the new Art Impressions Work & Play and Funny Farm sets! Here I used 4933- Catastrophy Set.

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If you are a cat lover (and even if you’re not!), this set is a must-have. I love that “meow-ch” sentiment!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4933- Catastrophy Set; paper- white, Simple Stories- Vintage Bliss; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Blueprints 15, adhesive pearls.

CATpuccinos

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the new Ai Mouthfuls. I love these cute, punny critters! Here I used the purr-fectly funny 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set. Do you know a cat like this? If I fit, I sit…lol!

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I die cut the cat’s mouth, planning to put the to-go cup in her hand but then decided I really wanted to use those super cool glasses too! And, of course, you need a yummy donut to go with the cup.  :)  The lens on the glasses and the frosting on the donut have Crystal Effects to make them shiny.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4951 – Cat Mouthful Set; paper- white, SU! Basic Gray, MME- In Bloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Circle Nestabilities, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, foam tape, SU! Key Tag punch, Crystal Effects, enamel dots, foam tape.

have a ball

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Funny & Punny” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Mouthfuls! Bonnie has lots of punny sentiments on the Ai website and these are a great addition. Here I used 4950 – Dino Mouthful Set.

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The background paper has gold embossed stars for the “all-star birthday” soccer theme. Coach Dino even brought a cake!

The soccer ball was die cut and mounted on an Action Wobble for some wiggly movement.

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4950 – Dino Mouthful Set; paper- white, black, Bazzill Basics Kraft Foil, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions Action Wobble , Large Oval Nestibilities, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals and Mix & Match Banners, Stickles, enamel dots, foam tape.

ROOmor has it

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4947 – Kangaroo Mouthful Set. The new Mouthfuls quickly became one of my favorite lines as they are so cute and fun to work with!

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Since I put the little roo in the die cut pouch, I thought it would be fun to also create a pocket card to place them in. I used a Sizzix library pocket die for my card and decorated it with several of the fun little accessory images in the set. The included dies make it a snap!

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I also wanted the little roo to remain un-attached (but didn’t want him to get lost wandering around at the trade show. ha!) so I adhered him to a string and attached the other end behind the pouch.

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Here’s a view of the backside and where I placed the Scor-Tape and string. Be sure to not adhere the pouch so your roo can slip inside! I forgot to take a photo of the roo attached, but I just die cut an extra piece of white cardstock with the roo die to adhere to the back of him. This covered the string and also hides the bleed-through of the markers.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4947 – Kangaroo Mouthful Set; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Coastal Cabana, and Soft Sky, MME- In Bloom; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Sizzix Bigz XL Library Pocket, MFT Blueprints 20, Scor-Tape, Large Circle Nestabilities, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, foam tape.

ugly sweaters

Hello friends and Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all are able to spend this day with family and friends, giving thanks for all God has blessed us with!

It may be Thanksgiving, but today the Art Impressions team is featuring the new Ai Michael’s exclusive Christmas Clear & PopCards Sets! Here I used the SC0799- Ugly Sweater set.

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I’ve been wanting to make some CAS cards with a little selective, “spotlight”, coloring and I thought this gal would be perfect for it! I tried 2 different styles with masking and sponging on each. Both used a combination of masking with a post-it note and some masking fluid for the tiny areas. On the first one, I simply sponged green ink on the right side.

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For the second one, I covered the masked image with a dotted stencil and sponged on some red ink. For both, I kept my image close to the bottom so I could add a strip of patterned paper to the top. After selectively coloring a few areas, I finished them with some Stickles and tied on some linen thread.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions SC0799- Ugly Sweater Set; paper- white, patterned paper scraps; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Riding Hood Red and Gumball Green; accessories- Copics, SU! Seasonal Decorative Masks, linen thread, Post-it note, Fineline Masking Fluid pen, Misti, Stickles.

giving thanks

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the 4939- Full of Thanks set. This time I used the cute turkey in disguise!  I think he is the one giving thanks…for not landing on the dinner plate!

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I used a Simon Says Stamp die for a layer to pop him up on and then added a few gold rhinestones for the “ground”.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful Thanksgiving… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4939- Full of Thanks; paper- vanilla, DCWV the Autumn Melody; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks die, gold rhinestones, foam dimensionals.

here we come a-caroling tag

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Tag It!” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Thanksgiving & Christmas Clear Sets! Here I used 4936- Christmas Wonder Set to create my tag.

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I started with a 4×7 piece of kraft cardstock for the base and die cut the bottom edge with an old PaperTrey Ink die, Edgers #2. The top corners were cut with a trimmer after tracing half of a 1″ square cut diagonally.

Then I sponged red ink over a stencil onto a 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 white cardstock for the diagonal stripes. A heart was diecut in the striped layer and I adhered patterned paper behind.

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These caroling critters are so sweet! I popped them up with foam dots. The lamppost and sentiment were added, along with some ribbons and trim. I finished it off with a red snowflake cut from Ai’s 4804- Snowflake Dies.

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4936- Christmas Wonder Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Jillibean Soup- Christmas Eve Chowder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Art Impressions 4804- Snowflake Dies, Copics, rhinestone, Scor-Tape, foam tape, Heart Nestabilities, PaperTrey Ink Edgers #2, SU! Seasonal Decorative Masks and Real Red pom pom trim, ribbon, crochet thread.

so full… of thanks

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4939- Full of Thanks set. This set is perfect for your Thanksgiving projects! The sentiments are so fun.  I also used the Gina Marie Designs Pumpkin Quilt die which my friend, Tina, bought and then enabled our whole group of friends to purchase. LOL. Does that happen to you? It’s so pretty and makes the perfect background for this Ai set!

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While I was die cutting different papers to use, I figured I might as well switch the pieces around and make two cards.  These critters are so cute with their tummies full of pumpkin pie!

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I still had plenty of leftover pieces and needed a few “quick cards” but didn’t have time to color up some extra images.  My solution was to piece the pumpkin pieces together onto a patterned background and then stamp the images and sentiment on the inside.

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I used rust and dark brown inks to give them some color without actually coloring. :)

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4939- Full of Thanks; paper- white, vanilla, SU! Early Espresso, DCWV the Autumn Melody; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Early Espresso and Really Rust; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Designs Pumpkin Quilt die, glue pen, Marvy Jewel Picker, foam dimensionals.