Category Archives: Art Impressions

one layer ladies

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “One Layer Ladies” and we are featuring the 2 new Hobby Lobby wood blocks!  Here I used the Ai/Hobby Lobby 4840- Entertained.

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Since the challenge is to only have one layer to the card, I didn’t want to color with Copics and have bleed through. Instead, I colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended it with Gamsol.  Then I sponged a bit of background over a stencil rather than add patterned papers.  To finish it off, I added Crystal Effects to the glasses and lips props, and adhered a few rhinestones and Stickles.

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4840- Entertained; paper- white; ink- Stazon Black, Distress- Fossilized Amber; accessories- MFT In & Out Stitched Rounded Squares, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, stumps, SU! Crystal Effects, Stickles, rhinestones, Tim Holtz Nordic stencil.

everything wonderful

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4851 – Everything Wonderful MTF.  This set is so sweet with the kitty and cupcake!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the kitty and present here) goes on the outside of the card.  I cut my image panel in the shape of a balloon for some added fun.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals some tissue paper and a card.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet cupcake.

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Even the sentiment is perfect!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4851 – Everything Wonderful MTF; paper- white, black, SU! Pixie Pink and Bermuda Bay, Doodlebug- sugar shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, SU! oval punches, MFT Blueprints 26, baker’s twine, foam dots.

welcome little one

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds4852- Welcome Little One MTF.  This set is one of my absolute favorites…it is just adorable!

The set includes two dies to cut out the openings in the two layers of the tri-fold card, allowing for a sneak peek of the images inside.  The largest image (the crib here) goes on the outside of the card.

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When the first fold is opened, it reveals the cute teddy and mobile.

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When the second fold is opened, you see the sweet little sleeping baby.

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How precious…I wish they stayed this little forever!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4852- Welcome Little One MTF; paper- white, SU! Pixie Pink, Doodlebug- Kraft in color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Scalloped Square Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, SU! Medium Jewelry Tag punch, oval punches, crochet thread, SU! small heart punch.

pamper your-shelf

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Make It Mini!” (small cards) and we are featuring the remaining new Art Impressions Mini TryFolds (Non-Spring).  There’s such a nice variety of Mini TryFolds released…they are all so cute!

Today I have a card using the 4853- Pamper Your-Shelf Set.

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The card front has a bookshelf image with a die cut opening, which reveals portions of the other images inside!  The second panel has more books…

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…and the inside has a sweet little mouse reading.

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I love the lamp too!

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4853- Pamper Your-Shelf; paper- white, black, SU! Pool Party and Blushing Bride, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Square & Rectangle Scalloped Nestabilities, MFT Blueprints 26.

just down the hall

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using one of the new Art Impressions Work & Play line of clear stamps…this one is 4899- Proud Nurse Set.  I’m sure many of us know a nurse who can totally relate to this!

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I made a Gate Fold card and added some layers to the front…the top layers are attached to the left side and the bottom layers are attached to the right.  I started with 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock and scored @ 2 1/8 and 6 3/8.

My top layers are 1 3/4 x 4, 1 1/2 x 3 3/4, and 1 1/4 x 3 1/2.

My bottom layers are 3 1/2 x 4, and 3 1/4 x 3 3/4.

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4899- Proud Nurse Set; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry, Basic Grey- Eva; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics, Scor-Pal, paper flowers, adhesive pearls.

love birds

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai Hobby Lobby Set- AICS27- Love Birds.  If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, you can still find this cute set on the Ai website!

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I haven’t made an anniversary card in a while and this couple is perfect for the occasion! With a simple layout, they make a sweet card.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AICS27- Love Birds; paper- white, black, SU! Soft Sky, Basic Grey- Urban Prairie; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics. Martha Stewart Beaded Ruffle punch, adhesive pearls.

crutches, anyone?

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Wish You FELT Better” (use felt on your project) and we are featuring the fabulous new Art Impressions People stamp sets.

Today I used the 4865- Crutches Set.  These new “Get Well” style of people sets are so fun!

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The top of the crutches have an animal print drawn on them so I pulled out some wild purple animal patterned paper for my background.  It goes pretty well with the sentiment too!

Since the challenge is to use felt somewhere on the card, I stamped the foot bandage image with black Stazon ink onto some white felt, cut it out, and adhered it with Scor-Tape.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite people stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Wish You FELT Better” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4865- Crutches Set; paper- white, black, The Paper Studio- Safari Untamed; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Stazon Black; accessories- MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals, Copics, circle punches, baker’s twine, foam dimensionals, Stickles, rhinestones, felt, Scor-Tape.

hello girl

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

This week on the Art Impressions blog  we are doing another product swap with Thermoweb!  Today I have a card to share using the Ai 4403- Boy & Girl Mini Set and the 4536- Boy & Girl Mini Dies.  I also used the following products by Thermoweb:  Decofoil foam adhesive, Gold Foil Transfer Sheets, and Zots Bling Adhesive Dots.

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I had fun die cutting a little circle frame for the girl from the foam adhesive. I also cut the sentiment die from the foam and applied the gold foil to both.  For a few accents, I adhered some tiny glue dots and more gold foil!

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Ai and Thermoweb pair well for some crafty fun, for sure!

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Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4403- Boy & Girl Mini Set; paper- white, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pixie Pink, Nicole- bouquet of color, Doodlebug- Kraft in Color; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Art Impressions 4536- Boy & Girl Mini Dies, Thermoweb- Decofoil foam adhesive, Gold Foil Transfer Sheets, and Zots Bling Adhesive Dots, Simon Says Stamp- Stitched Circles, SU! Hello You Thinlits.

fill ‘er up

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the Ai Hobby Lobby Set- AiCS32 Hot Java Mama.  If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you, it is also available on the Ai website!

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I am not a coffee drinker but I do like to make coffee themed cards.  I just love that “fill ‘er up” sentiment and it fit perfectly on my cardstock tab!  I stamped her onto a wonky panel because a lot of us feel a bit like that in the morning, right?  I paper pieced her a heart patterned nightgown and gave her a blue robe (haven’t we all had a blue robe at some point in life?).

Grab some caffeine, wake up, enjoy your day, and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS32 Hot Java Mama; paper- white, SU! Smoky Slate and Primrose Petals, MME- Love Me; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black; accessories- Copics. adhesive pearls, MFT Blueprints 15.

spreads like sunshine

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Spring-y Cards” and we are featuring the fabulous new Art Impressions Watercolor Containers and Critters Sets!  I love these new additions to the WC line…take a look at this wagon and the sweet bunnies!

I used 7 sets on my card today… 4875- Garden Wagon Mini Set, 4869- WC Small Container Set, 4874- WC Bunnies Set, 4868- WC Flower Set 2, 4051- Foliage Set, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, 4903- WC Sentiments Set.

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I used the following SU! markers direct to rubber, then applied a damp brush to the stamped image…just as Bonnie shows in her videos.

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

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4875- Garden Wagon Mini Set, 4869- WC Small Container Set, 4874- WC Bunnies Set, 4868- WC Flower Set 2, 4051- Foliage Set, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, 4903- WC Sentiments Set; paper- watercolor, vanilla, black, Making Memories- Chloe’s Closet; ink- SU! markers; accessories- watercolor brush, rhinestones.