Sunday, May 22, 2022

Birthday Buggy Graduation and Birthday cards from Art Impressions

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing two cards that I made using 5455 – Birthday Buggy set from the new
Ai Rides series.


Our daughter just graduated last Saturday with her Bachelor's in Fine Arts. I used the 5502 – Craft Bag and Die Set. She has two more years to go to student teach and take all of her teaching classes because she wants to be a high school art teacher at which point she'll have her Master's Degree.
She'll be certified K-12 and is going to look into what else she'd need should she decide to teach at the college level.



She attended SUNY Oswego and their colors are green and gold.  She drives a Jeep now but her last car was a VW Beetle so I knew these sets were the perfect match to make a card for her.

I used the 


While I had those stamps out I decided to make a birthday card to add to my stash!
The verse is from the Hobby Lobby 5477HL Interchangeable Car Set exclusive.



The gift boxes in the corner of both cards are from the  Hobby Lobby set too.



This set is so fun and it just makes me smile!




Copics used:
RV0000, RV04, RV63, Y00, Y08, Y11, Y26, B02, B05,
G03, G05, E30, N2, C0, C8, T4, W1

Silver and white gel pen.


   

Thursday, May 12, 2022

New Ai Rides Flower Truck from Art Impressions!

 Hello Ai fans!
It's time for a new challenge at Art Impressions and it's a fun one!

It's my turn to be the featured artist!

Hello everyone!
Don't you just love the new Ai Rides flower truck and all of the fun accessories that are now available??
It's one of my favorite series!

I've used 
5511 – Floral Truck Set
for my first card.  The variety of flowers and the delicate 
butterflies are so wonderful.



I used pop dots to stagger the depths of the flower pots.



For my second card I used the same truck with the new 5510 – Sport Accessories.
I added my own verse on the banner.



I've had this paper in my craft stash for probably 10 years and never quite found a purpose for it.  When I saw the new sports accessories I knew immediately that it would be perfect for this set!




Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day from Art Impressions!

Hello Ai fans!

Did you see the fabulous new Art Impressions Simon Says Stamp EXCLUSIVE HOME AND HEART Clear Stamps and Die Set 5546 Limited Edition

5546


This set was designed with Mother's Day in mind but is also perfect for a get well card,
Easter or just because.  Be sure to keep scrolling after my front porch card for more cards using this set.




I also have a front porch card for you today.

to make a baby girl 1st birthday card.



This party door is so versatile!  It could be for absolutely any party at all...retirement, graduation, birthday, Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day...It all depends on what colors you use.  I've also thought that some of the Ai Rides accessories might be cute to add here too!



The door on this set is cut with the die and you can choose to glue it shut or add something to the inside so you can open it up and peek inside!




Here's another bunny card from the new Home & Heart exclusive set.  Though this was not my mom's card this was created with her in mind.  She's not a pastel sort of woman.  She has always loved black and white.  Some moms are a little outside the box.


I used my Molotow pen for the first time to make the dots on her dress and also the dress on my first card.  I'm HOOKED!!  I can see me adding lots of dots or stripes to clothing in the future.


For my last card I created a get well card. Did I say how much I LOVE this set?!!


This barrel of flowers could be used for absolutely any occasion! 






These are the Copics used on my bunny cards.

Y18, C00, C9, N2, W4, E81, RV52, B0000, B00, B01, 100

Copics used on Get Well card:

G40, G43, W1, T2, B93, RV17, Y11, YR12, Marvy 17 Steel Blue

Happy 1st Birthday Front Porch:

V01, V06, W2, W4, W5, N0, C8, RV02, RV63, G000, G82, E13, E15, E23, E31, E39



Sunday, May 1, 2022

Art Impressions Proud Nurse

 Hello Ai fans!

I have an acquaintance that recently saw some RN cards that I shared on my Facebook page.

She has a niece that's graduating from nursing school at Penn State University and asked if I would replicate one of them in Penn State's blue and white colors.

This was her favorite design, so here it is in blue and white.



The stamps are all from 4899 – Proud Nurse Set.
I also used the 5063 – Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies.
The RN was cut using 5072 – Block Letters Die Set.



I hope her niece enjoys the card. Nurses are so important to every last one of us.
We need to show them that they're appreciated!

Copics used:

B28, B66, B95, C0, C3, C8, T4, E02, E21,
E23, E25, E31, E39, E40, E51, E74

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Congrats on your retirement!

Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing my card for the Fun with Flowers challenge at Art Impressions.
I also have a bonus, similar card but without flowers.

My flowers come from my paper and dies,
 but the fun set?  That's all Art Impressions!

I've used 3 Ai products.
The main image and some of the accessories are from the 4998 – Office Party Set.



The flower dies are from my friend Debbie.  I'm not sure who makes them.



My frames and mattes were cut using 5063 – Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies.


On my second card I used the chair from the 5445 – MB Office.


This card was for one of my husband's clients.  She had a meeting with him on her last day of work ever so he took her a goody bag and this card. 





Copics used:
W00, C3, T, BG01, B05, B06, RV19, RV25, Y15, Y32
YR04, E04, E30, E33, E42, E55, E93



Sunday, April 17, 2022

New Tool Bag from Art Impressions!

 Hello Ai fans!

Happy Easter everyone!

Have you all seen the amazing new releases at Art Impressions?



My panels were cut using the 5463 – Slimline Dies Set.

For my cards I used the new 5503 – Tool Bag and Die Set.
Isn't that bag adorable?!


I just love all of those tiny tools.
Though this makes a fantastic masculine card I also know some pretty handy women who would really enjoy this set.


I added some metal embellishments because I thought they went well with the tool theme.
NAILED IT was cut using 5072 – Block Letters Die Set.



I used a diamond plate embossing folder to add some texture.



Copics used:
Y15, R39, R56, BG18, T3, T4, N6,
E30, E37, E39, E43, E99
TT41 – TwinTone Marker – 41 Chocolate to add dots and # on the bags.

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Front Porch Farm House Door Set from Art Impressions!

 Hello Ai fans!

Today I'm sharing the GORGEOUS new 5512 – Front Porch Door Set.  This set is so pretty on it's own but the best part is,  there are many accessory sets to go with it!






In addition to the porch set I used the 5490 – Front Porch Farm House Set.



Um...how gorgeous is this porch?  I'm so envious!
I felt like the farmhouse themed just screamed...gingham paper.



Since it's a porch with lights I made some cut outs in the card base so that I could light it up with a battery operated votive candle.  How pretty this would be sitting on a counter or mantle at night.



It's so fun that the door opens.  You can add a sentiment or whatever you want to inside!



I tried to give the lights a brass finish and I gave the milk jug a little rust.


Here at Art Impressions, the lights are always on. 
We hope you always feel welcome here.



Copics used:

E11, E23, E87, E99, Y23, N0, N2, N4, N6,
G000, G21, G22, G24, G82