Friday, February 16, 2024

Hoppy Valentine's Day Card by Tasha!

 Happy Friday!

Tasha here, excited to share a card inspired by the Art Impressions February Challenge. With Spring on the horizon, I'm drawn to cute bunny stamps, and this little rabbit from the 5737- Bunny & Chicks Set is just so sweet!

I started by making a red frame with a heart die and a white center card. Stamping the bunny in black ink, I masked it off to add green grass with Copic Markers. Using a cloud stencil and blue ink, I created a sky with white gel pen accents.

The greeting, "Some Bunny Loves You," in red ink, adorned with enamel hearts, added charm. I completed the card with red accents, silver glitter, and patterned paper, along with a "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment.

I hope you feel inspired to create your own card with Art Impressions animal stamps!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 9, 2024

Some Bunny loves You Card!

 Happy Friday!

Tasha here sharing a new Valentine's Day card inspired by the Art Impressions "You Spin Me Round" Challenge. For this card I'm featuring a bunny from the 5737 - Bunny & Chicks Set and Valentines Paper Pack.

Since the theme is to use circles, I decided to add a variety of circle die cuts to frame my little bunny image. I searched my craft dies to find circles that would work together and love how the different circle styles look!

For the little bunny, I stamped him with black ink and used gray Copic Markers for the colors. I also added a peachy pink color for his ears, nose, and little cheeks; he is just too cute! I also used markers to draw in some green grass for the ground.

The greeting is from the 5221 - Sending Love Cubbies Set and it went perfectly on this Valentine's Day themed bunny card. I enjoy looking through my sets to mix-and-match greetings and characters, you can make endless projects when you mix your sets.

Lastly, I attached layers of card stock and Art Impressions pattern paper to complete the card. I had fun creating this card for the "You Spin Me Round" Challenge and hope you will participate too!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 2, 2024

Here for the Chocolate Card!

Happy Friday! 

Tasha here sharing a delightful Valentine's Day card featuring the adorable 5401 - Easter Chicks Set. Mixing and matching sets is one of my favorite crafting techniques, and this card was so fun to create.

To start, I stamped the two darling chicks, along with a bow tie, flower, and a tiny chocolate heart box from the 5493 - Front Porch Valentines Set. It's amazing how different sets can complement each other perfectly! Once I finished coloring all the images, I used the coordinating dies included in the sets to cut them out. Having the dies makes crafting so much easier.

For the background, I cut grass out of plaid paper and used the sweet heart pattern paper from Art Impressions for the sky. These vibrant colors and hearts work perfectly with the Valentine's Day theme.

To add a fun sentiment, I stamped "Here for the Chocolate" from the 5733 - Easter Sentiments Set. I then used a small banner die to cut out the greeting and layered it on a larger banner cut from pink glitter pattern paper because who doesn't love a bit of sparkle?

Lastly, I added layers of cardstock, glitter pattern paper, and a few glitter enamel dots to add dimension and shine to the card. The final result is a cheerful and whimsical Valentine's Day card that's sure to bring a smile to someone's face.

I hope this project inspires you to mix and match your stamp sets and get creative with your cardmaking this Valentine's Day season! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 26, 2024

Have a Magical Birthday Card!

 Hi Ai Fans! 

Tasha here, happy to share with you my latest card creation inspired by the current Art Impressions Challenge, "You're a Gem." When I heard those words, my mind immediately wandered to all things sparkling and magical, leading me straight to the 5345 - Fairy Cubbies and 5790-Fairy Houses Sets.

I began by stamping a delightful fairy house at the heart of the card, surrounded by three hot air balloons floating in the sky. But before diving into the background, I covered the images with masking paper to ensure they wouldn't get messed up when ink blending. Masking paper is awesome and a must have for card making.

To create the sky, I used a puffy cloud stencil and blue Distress Oxide Ink. I also did a similar technique to create the ground by using a grass stencil and green ink. I just moved the grass stencil around and added more ink to give a layered look.

Since the theme is "You're a Gem", I embellished with delicate enamel flowers and a shimmering row of miniature gems. I also attached two enamel hearts to the house and large balloon.

Lastly, I added layers of silver glitter paper, pink and black card stock, and a piece of Ai Valentine's Day themed pattern paper. All the pink & red colors look fabulous and I love how this design turned out!

Thanks for checking out my project and I hope you have a great day!

Friday, January 19, 2024

Koala-Ty Valentine's Day Card!

Happy Friday! 

Tasha here, sharing my latest card featuring the super cute 5349 - Koalas Set from Art Impressions. Koalas are so cute, and what better way to express that love than through a special Valentine's Day card!

The process began with the adorable Koala stamp, and to add that perfect touch of Valentine's Day charm, I introduced the heart balloon from the 5491 - Front Porch Party Set. The pop of red from the heart balloon not only screams Valentine's Day but also adds a delightful contrast to the card.

To create the scene, I used masking paper to cover the koala image before working on the sky and ground. The unveiling of the stamped image when lifting the masking paper is so fun and it's a great way to color a background on a single-layer card.

To make the ballon pop out more, I cut a second ballon image with the included coordinating die set. Layering it onto the card with foam tape brought a dynamic 3D effect, and a simple string drawn with a black Copic liner pen connected the heart balloon to the koala.

No card is complete without layers, and for this creation, I opted for glitter paper, card stock, and heart-themed pattern paper to complete the design.

Whether it's for an anniversary, Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day, or just to brighten someone's day any time of the year, this style of card is sure to make someone happy and smile!

Wishing you all a wonderful and craft-filled weekend!

Friday, January 12, 2024

Masculine Birthday Card!

Happy Friday!

Tasha here with a clean & simple card, inspired by the Art Impressions Clean Slate Challenge. With the holidays behind us, it's the perfect time to get a jump start of this year's birthday cards!

For this special creation, I chose the charming 5115 - Birthday Laugh Lines stamp. The birthday guy featured in this stamp stole my heart, and I couldn't wait to add him to my card.

The main image was stamped in black ink, and I used Copic Markers for all the coloring. A white gel pen added subtle accents to the clothing, balloon, and of course, a party hat for that extra touch of fun.

For the greeting, two sentiments in green ink coordinated seamlessly with the man's sweater, keeping the card minimal yet full of character. Layers of green and black card stock, along with a touch of brick pattern paper, provided a subtle backdrop before attaching it to a clean white base, completing the project.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and will join in the Ai Clean Slate Challenge!
Have a great day!

Friday, January 5, 2024

Relax and Enjoy Your Day!

Happy Friday!

Tasha here, excited to share my first card of 2024 with you all! Art Impressions offers a tons of fantastic birthday stamp sets, and for today's creation, I chose a charming image of a guy lounging in his recliner.

To begin, I stamped the main image from the 5421 - Sit Back Laugh Lines Set on to white card stock and masking paper. This masking paper allowed me to cover our laid-back guy before working on the cool background. There's something incredibly satisfying about peeling away the masking paper to unveil a pristine image underneath, isn't there?

Lastly, for the greeting, I opted for a layered "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Cutting the words from coordinating paper colors added a delightful pop to the card. The blue and white against the stenciled brick wall background created a visually striking effect that I absolutely love.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and are having a great day!