Category Archives: Art Impressions

loads of fun

Hello! I have four more cards today that I haven’t shared and then I think I’m caught up! These were made in December 2018 for the January 2019 trade show. I love, love, love Art Impressions stamps! They’re so fun. I especially love to paper piece their clothes, can you tell? lol.

My first card uses the 5110- Housework Set. This set even has a cat sitting on a Roomba! I paper pieced her dress to match with papers by My Mind’s Eye- Happy Day. The blue cardstock on all of the cards is SU! Baja Breeze. Other supplies for this card: Copics, Sizzix Dotted Squares & Ornate Labels, MFT Stitched Scalloped Edges, foam dimensionals, square brads and rhinestones.

Next I used the 5115- Birthday Laugh Lines set. I gave this guy matching pants and then pieced his shirt too. The papers here are Doodlebug- Sugar Shoppe. I also used MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, circle punches, and enamel dots.

My third card has a super cool lady from the 5111- Loads of Fun Set. She has some balance and coordination for her age! lol. Here I used papers from Pebbles- Garden Party. Other supplies: MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames & Blueprints 20, Sizzix Ornate Labels, rhinestones.

And my last card uses the 5114- Never Too Old Laugh Lines set. I love that sentiment. Papers on this one are from My Mind’s Eye- Hello Gorgeous. I layered a bunch of diecut circles (Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles) on the bottom. Her balloon was paper pieced too.

If you love these as much as I do, click on my links to get them for yourself! Have a great day!

Christmas catch up

Hello! I have several Christmas cards and some scrapbook pages that I didn’t get to share so today I’ll post them all together here. The first two cards were actually made back in July for the Art Impressions new release for the summer trade show. The first card uses the 5193- Woodland Holiday Set. I also used the Hexagon Double Stitched Dies.

On my second card I used those same dies, along with 5192- Penguin Cheer Set. Both sets are so cute! Papers are from Doodlebug- home for the holidays. Sentiment is on Sizzix Ornate Labels.

I love, love, love the Simon Says Stamp Gnome dies! I will definitely be making more cards with those!

Here’s another ATC Coin I made for a swap. The Grinch stamp set is from Gina Marie Designs.

I wanted to add the extra sentiment but it wouldn’t quite fit so I added an extra scored circle to the back. Then I split the sentiment and added it to the inside.

I am not usually a scrapbooker but I made these pages for a friend so I made an extra set for myself! Love the lantern!

I used a Martha Stewart Looped Snowflake punch, retired Sweet ‘n Sassy Large Snowflake dies, Lawn Fawn Scripty Joy, Simon Says Stamp Kadyn Snowflake, Gina Marie Designs- Lantern, Pine Cone, Pine Needle Sprig set, and Ribbon Bow die set, Marianne Designs Sleigh die and tree die, Prima Forest Leaves dies, and SU! Detailed Deer Thinlits.

This starry night sky card was my shoebox project at an event in November. The stars are a Tim Holtz die. This card was CASED but I have no info where it’s from. Love the simplicity!

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get a head start and make a few Christmas cards each month. We’ll see how that goes (I say it every year).

Have a great day!

 

a few thank you cards

I recently made a few quick thank you cards for some companies that donated to our local Stamp & Swap event. Many thanks to them for supporting us! I always like to use each companies’ products when making their thank you card. For Art Impressions, I used the cute 5112- Hedgehogs stamp set. I also used MFT’s Stitched Arch Stax.

Here I used Avery Elle’s The Scoop stamp set and matching dies, along with MFT’s Stitched Rectangle Frames.

The cute little boat is from Clearly Besotted. The wave dies are Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders.

And for MFT I used the lovely Stitched Blooms dies along with Blueprints 31.

I’ll be back to share my swap projects. Have a great day!

nutty & nice

Hello! I have an extra fun card to share today for Ai and Simon Says Stamp’s 2019 STAMPtember® releases! Once again Art Impressions is participating and Bonnie has created a super fun set. Be sure to check it out because these sets are only available while supplies last! I love Ai stamps and you will love this special set designed for SSS’s Stamptember, Ai 5205- Nutty & Nice! Also visit their blog for lots of inspiration!

These ladies look pretty festive in their paper-pieced jammies, eating fruitcake!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions- 5205- Nutty & Nice; paper- white, black, SU! Riding Hood Red, doodlebug- home for the holidays; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions 5132- Tag Stitched Dies, MISTI, Copics, Die-Namics Blueprints 20, circle punches, ribbon, crochet thread, foam dimensionals, Stickles, rhinestones.

go. fish.

Hello friends! It’s been a while since I shared a bible journaling page! Here’s one I did a few days ago. While reading a daily devotional toward the end of June, one page was focusing on this verse. As I was reading, this image of the Art Impressions fishing buddies came to mind and I knew I wanted to use it in my bible. I also wanted the main words to be short and to the point. Here’s what I came up with.

The men in the boat, the fish, and the words on the tab are all from the Ai 4900- Reel Great Guys Set. The word “O-FISH-ALLY” is also from the set and was masked from one of the sentiments. I used the birds image (to cover up a little smudge!) from the Ai 5069- My Fortress Set. The letters for “go. fish.” were stamped with the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha stamps.

I masked and sponged the sun first (with a 1″ circle punched from cardstock), then the skyline. Then I sponged the bottom, changing from the yellow/orange colors to blue/green. The men & boat were stamped onto the page and again onto white cardstock. The cardstock was colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. Then the image was cut out (minus the fishing poles and water) and layered on top of the one on the page.

I hope you are inspired to give it a try and glorify Him with your creativity!

Have a blessed day!

Ai on HSN

Hello! Long post today with lots of pics. I’m just popping in today to share some cards I made for Art Impressions’ big debut airing on HSN! Tune in now…or if you haven’t seen the show this morning, check out the website for the great bundles that are being offered!

I made 2 cards for each of the Circlet TryFolds in the bundle, the Cabin and the Lighthouse. First, I made an Acetate Tent Card with the Lighthouse set.

From the front, you can see through the image on the acetate panel to the images on the inside.

Here’s a photo with a side view to show how the card was put together. The acetate is adhered to the top and bottom flaps which were first die cut with some cloud borders. I started with 4 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ and scored @ 1 3/4, 7 1/4, 8 1/4 and 9 1/4. The circle images were adhered before the top of the acetate was attached. Note: I die cut and punched the circle sentiment from the back image and brought it to the front of the card!

The sentiment circle was popped up with diecut foam sheet.

I am a bit hooked on this style of card right now…so cute!

My second Lighthouse card was done in a traditional trifold style. I started with 4 3/4 x 11 and scored each end @ 3 5/8″. I love the dark pink and navy color combo!

The first fold opened…

…and the second fold opened, which reveals the image inside that you could peek through and see from the front.

The first Cabin card I made was similar to this Lighthouse card I made last year.

My blue card base is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2. The 6 1/2″ side is scored at 2 1/4. My white card insert is 5 1/4 x 8, scored @ 4″. The patterned paper layers are 2 x 5 1/4 (front), 3/4 x 5 1/4 (middle), and 3 3/4 x 5 (inside back).

This is another fun card design to use with the Tryfolds!

For my last card, I wanted to show how you can use the images to make a simple card without the trifold designs. Here I used just the inside image with the deer and layered it onto the card front.

Now go check out Bonnie and Kate in their HSN debut!

Have a great Tuesday and… happy stamping!

Lighthouse cards:

stamps- Art Impressions 4979- Lighthouse Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Night of Navy, Cumb Cake, Melon Mambo, The Paper Studio- The Pink Navy; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions 5133- Flag Double Stitched Dies, Copics, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear acetate, 2″ circle punch, Gina Marie In and Out Cut Stud Dot Circles and Sand Dollar, foam craft sheet, Impression Obsession dies- 189-C, 184-L, and 078-F,  Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders, Whimsy Stamps Stitched Cloud, Die-Namics Cloud Trio.

Cabin cards:

stamps- Art Impressions 4981- Cabin Circlet MTF; paper- white, black, SU! Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Lawn Fawn- Perfectly Plaid & Let’s Polka in the Meadow; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Art Impressions 4967- WC Fence Dies, 5134- Banner Double Stitched Dies, and 5133- Flag Double Stitched Dies, Copics, Die-Namics Cross Stitched Circles and Cloud Trio, Scor-Pal, enamel dots, C.C. Designs Grass Border, Memory Box Deer Trio, Whimsy Stamps Stitched Cloud, foam dimensionals.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Hello! I recently had a chance to do a page with some of the new stamps from the Art Impressions Bible Journaling line. They are not yet released on the website (they will be later this month) but you can watch for them at Scrapbook.com or check with your local stamp store. I was thrilled to see that Bonnie created a set for my favorite verses… Proverbs 3:5-6. It also has two other verse stamps to choose from and lots of other possibilities.

Bonnie has many video tutorials where she teaches watercoloring the Art Impressions way and bible journaling. Be sure to check them out. She uses Watercolor Ground to prep her pages but I haven’t tried that yet.  I have only tried gesso and I don’t like using that. I really don’t mind a little wrinkle and bleed-through so my method will be slightly different.

First I stamped the words and images from Ai 5131- Stone Path Set with Versafine Black ink. I chose this ink because I wanted to watercolor with my Derwent Inktense pencils. Make sure you heat set the ink! I like to mix it up and combine stamp sets you normally wouldn’t use together so I tried to think of a person or critter that I could add to the page. I decided upon this cute mouse from the Ai 4803- Mouse Slider Set. I think he looks pretty happy about the path he’s chosen.  Then I colored my page with the Inktense pencils and a waterbrush. I love that Ai includes a colored image in their packaging. It gives you a great guide or starting point for coloring!

After it was dry I stamped the grass & flowers (4051- Foliage Set and 4868- Flower Set 2), inking them with various markers. Then I lightly went over them with the waterbrush using Bonnie’s technique.

I made a coordinating tab for my page with the same grass and flowers and adhered it with Scor-Tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5131- Stone Path Set, 4803- Mouse Slider Set, 4051- Foliage Set and 4868- Flower Set 2, mega date stamp; paper- vanilla; ink- Versafine Black, water-based markers; accessories- water brush, tab punch, Inktense pencils, Scor-Tape.

He Shed / She Shed

Good morning! Today I have the last 2 cards that I made for the summer trade show to share. These are from the fabulous Art Impressions’  Mini Tryfold line. Here I used 5027- Tool Shed MTF and 5028- Potting Shed MTF.

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end to make the trifolds. Each fold/layer was stamped and die cut to peek through to the center of the card. I’ve shared quite a few of these by now, so I’ll just let you scroll down and see the pics. 🙂

What guy wouldn’t love his own “man cave” for his tools?

Now here’s a great version for us gals!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5027- Tool Shed MTF and 5028- Potting Shed MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pink Pirouette, silver, SU! dsp, Pebbles- Garden Party; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares, SU! Washi Label punch, Die-Namics Tool Charms and Stitched Square Scalloped Frames, paper doily, oval punches, gemstones.

Christmas Circlet MTF

Good morning! Today I have another card that I made for the summer trade show. This one uses one of Art Impressions’ Circlets, 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF. When closed, you can peek through each fold to the images inside. What a sweet winter scene!

I started with a 4 1/4 x 11 card base and scored in 3 5/8″ from each end.

Here’s the front of the card opened. It was die cut around the candy cane signpost.

The right side is die cut around the house and tree…

When fully opened, Santa appears!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5025- Christmas Circlet MTF; paper- white, SU! Soft Sky, MME- Merry Little Christmas; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles, Stickles.

how about a really late Halloween card?

I was making a few card samples with some awesome new Art Impressions stamps for the upcoming January trade show when I realized that I never shared the cards I made for the LAST trade show in July! Ooops! I should have shared those in September but life got busy this fall.

The first card I made was with the Ai 5026- Halloween Circlet MTF. Instead of a traditional trifold card, I created a fold-out one that spells “BOOO” as it unfolds. When the three circle panels are together, the images peek through the die cut openings.

I printed a huge letter “B” from my computer (Showcard Gothic Font) and cut it out, then used circle dies for the rest. The stamped bats are from 4784- Old Bat Set (a must have!).

Each panel is connected with a white brad.

This was so fun to make!

Have a great day!

stamps- Art Impressions 5026- Halloween Circlet MTF and 4784- Old Bat Set; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Cross-Stitch Circles, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles, brads.