Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NEW VIDEO - Three Trees Watercolor! WC Release Sneak Peek!

Hello Ai Fans!

Welcome to a NEW and exciting week of Watercolor Wednesday! Today is a SNEAK PEEK of one of our brand new sets releasing at on September 1! Our Covered Bridge set includes a fun little tree, which Bonnie creates three different perspectives from nearby to far away! You can also use our WC Tree Set for this project and only uses three markers!

We hope you love this new video and are excited for our new releases coming next week! Make sure to hop over to our YouTube to leave a comment for Bonnie and give this video a "thumbs up!"  We would also love if you would subscribe to our channel! Thanks for watching!

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Happy Watercolor Wednesday!

The Best Bug Buster by Dana Warren

Hello AI Fans!!!

Do you need a birthday or just because card for that special guy in your life?? Especially one who kills bugs for you? If so, then the Bug Buster stamp set is perfect for you!! There are a few other hero's in this group, maybe your guy will fit them better!

First, I stamped the image on white card stock, then it's time to color him up. However, this time I didn't what to will-nilly color him. So, I pulled down my 6 x 6 paper pads and found some pattern paper that I liked and I matched my Spectrum Noir markers to the paper. I used BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, DR3, DR5, DR6, EB1, EB2, EB6, FS1, FS3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, TN7, TN8, TN9. When I was done coloring I fussy cut out the Bug Buster.

From the paper pad I used a stitched banner die and cut two and layered the striped one on the blue layer. At the top of the banner I stamped the sentiment.

Next I adhered the layered banners on a white card base and then added the Bug Buster with foam tape. Last I found some cork dots and added a few to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beach Babes by Karen Day

***THIS JUST IN!!***
I have exciting news for you - while I was getting today's card ready to post, I got an email from Kate telling us that the clear sets that up until now have been available exclusively at Michaels and Hobby Lobby - are going to be available on the Ai website as of this Thursday!!  This is exciting news for International crafters, or those of you who may not be near a Michaels or Hobby Lobby store!  Be sure to check out the website this Thursday the 25th to see all of these amazing sets you'll want to scoop up!  And now, back to our regularly scheduled post...
Summer really is marching right along, isn't it?  So while the weather is still lovely & warm... I wanted a chance to use the Beach Babes (SC0653) clear acrylic set that is available through Hampton Art at Michael's stores.  I've used two of the three images and one of the five sentiments that come in the set:
 I just love this high-maintenance gal...  I added some Star Dust Stickles to the bling on her finger, and used pop dots under the sun & sentiment.  She's coloured with Copic markers, and I added the suggestion of blue sky around her, and sand under her beach chair.  Happy stamping!
Copic markers used: Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, R22
Greys - C3, C2, C1
Purples - BV08, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12
Yellows - Y26, Y21, E50, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR15
Aquas - BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Pink - RV14
Greens - YG03, YG01
Blues - B000, B0000

Monday, August 22, 2016

Number One FAN! by Kerry

Hello Ai fans and happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend.  For the past couple weeks, I have been glued to my television and watching the amazing Olympics games for the past couple of weeks.  Which inspired me to make a card using the Sports Fan Shaker set.  Better yet, I can use the new mini wobbles!  Totally fun!

Copic markers used: 

B24, B26, B28, BV00, C1, C3, C5, C7, E000, E00, E19, E53, G14, R05, Y15, Y28, YR23

Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's 5 O'Clock...Somewhere!! by Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!  

This is such a sad time of year for me...summer's winding's about to start again.  That means it's back to work and less crafting time.  I'm going out with a very summery card though.  My friend requested a Margaritaville themed 60th birthday card for a friend. I wound up making two versions.  One for her and one for a retirement card I needed.  Sad to see summer go.

But...fortunately there's something VERY exciting to perk me up a bit!  Guess what??  Art Impressions will be releasing the Hobby Lobby & Michaels exclusive clear sets on the Ai website on Thursday!  Many of us don't have those stores near us so it will be wonderful to have these sets available on the Ai site. That means very soon you'll be able to get all these sets HERE.

Hampton Art/Michaels -
SC0652 Ai Crazy Cat Lady
SC0653 Ai Beach Babes
SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers 
SC0650 Ai His & Hers Gardeners 
SC6049 Ai His & Hers Flying High 
SC0677 Wine Divas
SC0678 Got Style
SC0680 Spare Me
SC0681 Get Well

Hobby Lobby -
AiCS05 - Dare to be Fabulous Clear Stamps
AiCS15 - Live Laugh Love Clear Stamps
AICS27 - Love Birds Clear Stamps
AICS28 - Chocolate Therapy Clear Stamps
AICS31 - Pamper Yourself Clear Stamps
AICS32 - Hot Java Mama Clear Stamps
AICS36 - Birthday Wishes Clear Stamps

For my first card, on the front I used...

SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers

Doesn't he look like he's enjoying life?!

Now that's my kind of clock!  I printed the clock, parrots and Margaritaville on my computer.

On the inside I used...

When you're in Margaritaville you need, well, a margarita of course.  I printed one out and stuck it in his hand.  I think he's happier this way.

For my second card I did something very similar but with a different theme.  This one's a retirement card.  I used the same image from the Campers set but I added some of the verses from the set as well.

He looks like a very happy camper to me.

Home is where you park it!  I see he's parked it under a palm tree.  Good move.

Copics used:

E02, E50, E51, E81, C00, C3, B21, B93, Y00