Friday, June 14, 2024

Keepin' it Reel!

Hi Friends!

Tasha here sharing a card featuring the fun new 5926 - Fishing Boat Set from Art Impressions. This fish themed set is perfect as we head into Summer and makes a great Father's Day card! The little fisherman looks so happy driving his boat and I love all the accessories!

For this card, I created a stenciled background using Distress Oxide Inks and stamped "Let's Go Fishing!" with black ink on to the water. I think the layered waves look awesome with the different shades of blue ink and the green trees reminds me of boating on a lake in Wisconsin; I love lakes!


To create the decorated fishing boat, I stamped the boat, fisherman, and his accessories with black ink and cut the images out using the included dies. I like that the dies cut openings for the windows to allow the fisherman to look as if he is driving the boat and waving as he cruises down the water. You can also totally customize the project since there are several different accessories you can mix and match, so each card can have a different look.

Lastly, I added layers of brown card stock and brown plaid paper to complete the card. I hope you enjoyed today's project and are having a wonderful day!







Friday, June 7, 2024

I like you Beary Much Card!

 Happy Friday!

Tasha here sharing a card inspired by the Art Impressions Panda-Monium Challenge and features the new KH5821-Panda Set. I think these little pandas are adorable and love the bamboo stamps!

To make the little scene, I stamped the two pandas and the bamboo with black ink. Next, I covered all the images with masking paper and used masking tape to section off the top of the paper and where I wanted the grass. Once everything was covered, I used a stencil to create a colorful sky and think it looks great behind the bamboo!

After the sky was blended, I removed all the masking paper and colored the images. I thought having different shades of green would allow the bamboo to stand out against the green grass and I like the light green color.

For the greeting, I stamped "I like you beary much" with the same black ink. The black & white color combo coordinates with the panda theme and I like the why the sentiment looks under the colorful design.



Lastly, I added layers of black and green cardstock before attaching the cared to a white card base. I hope you enjoyed today's project and will join in the challenge!










Friday, May 31, 2024

Happy Summer Card!

 Happy Friday!

Tasha here sharing a Summer themed card created with the super fun 5406 - Mr. Set from Art Impressions. This guy looks awesome with this chef hat and spatula, and is ready to kick summer off with some grill time!

I started by stamping the guy and his accessories with black ink and used the included die set to cut the images out. I love that the dies cut a perfect opening for the hat to be placed on his head and the spatula in his hand. For the coloring, I used markers and a festive red, white & blue color combination; I was inspired by the 4th of July!


For the background, I used a plaid pattern paper and cut grass from green pattern paper. I thought the plaid worked well on a masculine card and the colors coordinated with his outfit. He looks so happy!

Lastly, I attached a "Happy Summer" sentiment and added layers of red card stock and silver glitter paper. The sparkle is so pretty and the glitter goes with the current Art Impressions Challenge.

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









Friday, May 24, 2024

Schoolhouse Card!art

 Happy Friday!

Tasha here sharing a card featuring the new Exclusive 5877 - Schoolhouse Stamp and 5890 - Village Accessories Set from Art Impressions.

I have been enjoying creating little scenes lately with these mini house stamps, and this schoolhouse is perfect for this time of year. This card would be great to gift a special teacher or a recent graduate. I have a few graduation events this year and may use this schoolhouse image on cards and gift card holders.


After I finished coloring, I added layers of black card stock and cut a decorate blue frame using the 5809 - Decorative Journal Page Set 2. To add a little sparkle, I glued a strip of silver glitter paper behind the cut bottom frame. I love sparkle!

Lastly, I stamped "Have a Blessed Day" from the 5512 - Front Porch Door Set. I also attached layers of olive green and black paper and a piece of pretty Art Impressions pattern to complete the project.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration card and are having a wonderful day. 











Friday, May 10, 2024

Salon Time!

 Happy Friday Friends!

Tasha here sharing a card created with the new Village Sets and super cute Exclusive Candy Shop stamp from Art Impressions. I was so excited that the new exclusive stamps were little buildings and are small enough to fit into mini albums, planners, journals, cards, tags, and scrapbooks; perfect size!

(*The Exclusive Candy Shop stamp is a freebie when you spend $30 at the Art Impressions online shop.)

I started by stamping the Candy Shop image and added the word "Salon" to the sign. It's great that the sign is blank, so you can stamp/write anything you want to customize it. To add the other details, I used masking paper to block off areas before stamping the bushes, fence, pathway, and scooter. This masking process does take some time, but I just love the way all these stamps work together!


After all the stamping was done, I added blue fluffy clouds to the sky and colored the rest of the card with markers. I also used a white gel pen to add in little accents. 

To complete the card, I attached silver glitter paper, pink and black card stock, and a piece of fun heart pattern paper. This design turned out so cute and look forward to making more projects with these little stamps!

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


Friday, May 3, 2024

Thinking of You!

 Happy Friday!

Tasha here sharing a new card inspired by the current Art Impressions "Birds of a Feather" Challenge. My card features the swans from the new KH5820-My Favorite Birds Set from Art Impressions. This set includes several different bird stamps, but I love swans and could not wait to use it on a project.

I started by stamping the swan couple on to white card stock and used masking paper to cover the images before creating the background. To make sure I had a crisp line, I used purple tape across the card so I wouldn't get any ink on the bottom. 

For the water, I used two shades of blue Distress Oxide Ink and a white gel pen to add a water-like detail around the birds; I love gel pens! After the water was colored, I used two shades of ink (Pink & Yellow) to make a colorful sky. The glow around the swans is so pretty!

Lastly, I stamped the "Thinking of You" greeting from the 5797 - Little Things Sentiment Set and added some white splatter to the sky. I also attached layers of black paper, gold glitter paper, heart pattern paper, and a pink enamel heart to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed todays project and are having a great day!







Friday, April 26, 2024

Nailed It!

Happy Friday Friends!

Tasha here sharing a new masculine card created with the fun 5406 - Mr. Set from Art Impressions.  This stamp set includes several hats and accessory items to customize your card or project, but this handyman outfit is so cute for a birthday card or Father's Day card. 

For the card, I stamped the main image, hammer, tool belt, and hat before using the included dies to cut the images out. To create the cap, I stamped the hat with antlers and just cut the antlers off. My husband loves to wear hats and this guy totally reminds me of him when he is about to tackle a home project. 

The greeting "Nailed It!" was also included in the set and I embossed it directly on to the wooden floor. The white color pops against the dark brown. I love embossing white lettering on projects. 

Lastly, I created a background with brick pattern paper and used markers for the floor. I also attached layers of black paper, brown paper, and bright green paper to coordinate with the colors used on the man's outfit. I think this card turned out great and look forward to making more cards with the 5406 - Mr. Set.

Hope you enjoyed today's card and are having a wonderful day!