Ai - Shades of Pink Challenge

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Hello Ai fans!!

It is time for another challenge over on the Art Impressions blog.  This time it is ... Shades Of  Pink.
 I started by stamping the front and back of my envelope with my Misti so it stamped evenly, to create a background piece.  I colored the heart seal and the stamp pink. I also colored my mailbox and cut it out using the coordinating dies. Now for  the fun part ...
 I arranged my envelopes that I had previously colored and cut out, and placed them how I would like them falling out of my mailbox.  I used the Press & Seal technique.  As you can see I pressed it down onto my envelopes.
See how they are still perfectly in place.  From here I glued them and set it aside to dry.  So instead of five separate pieces I now have one piece. If you have never tried it I recommend it.  It is definitely a game changer.  
 I did the same technique for the bottom door on the mailbox.  For these enveloped I added more dimension by popping a few of them with foam tape. 
Here is a little different angle to show how much the doors actually open.  Such a fun element to the die that comes with the stamp set. I finished it off with adding the handles to the doors.  I popped the finished mailbox up with two layers of foam tape and added it my card.  I added my sentiment strip to the bottom of my card.
Here is one more look at my finished card.  I hope you have enjoyed my take on the Shades of Pink Challenge. I had so much fun with this card.  I will definitely be making more things with this set. Please head over to the Ai blog and play along ... you could win a fabulous prize.  Have a great day!

Copics used:
C1, C5, C7, C9
RV21, RV23, RV25 

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!

Ai - Couples Frame

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Hello Ai fans!!
I am over on the Art Impressions blog today sharing a fun project I made using the Love Birds stamp set from Art Impressions.  I had so much fun with this one.  It could be used in so many different ways and for so many different occasions.
I started by stamping my image of the couple hugging onto white paper.  I Copic colored it with shades of gray, black, and red.  This is my all time favorite color combo.  I might be dating myself BUT that was the color combo of the wallpaper ... YES you heard me right, I said wallpaper LOL that I had my room decorated with in high school.
I added Wink of Stella to my lady's hair to give her gray some shimmer. I also added some Crystal Effects to her glasses to give them some dimension and shine.  I fussy cut my couple out. From there I added one of the Action Wobbles onto the back of my couple.  I found a frame from Michaels. A $2 frame at that ... YAY! AND ... it was already painted black.
I figured out where I wanted my couple and I attached my stamped couple to the frame. And VOILA ...

Here is one more look at the completed frame.  What do you think?  Cute right?  Now to figure out what picture of my husband and I do I want to put in the frame ... Hmm! 
Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please come back soon to see what the Ai team has been up to and check out their blog for great project like this one!

Copics used:
B0000
C0, C2, C4
E00, E11
R11, R22, R24, R27, R29
T5, T7, T9

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!

Ai - Enjoy The Day

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Hello Ai fans!!
I am over on the Art Impressions blog today sharing a card I made using the Baby Boy stamp set from Art Impressions. I wanted to show that this can also be used for a masculine card and not just a baby boy card.
I started by layering my card base with a white piece I used an embossing folder on.  I then layered a blue framed sentiment strip across the center with the sentiment "Enjoy the day" in the center. I finished it off with yellow Nuvo Drops.
From here I Copic colored four of my sailboats identically.  I fussy cut them out.  It's weird because sometimes I enjoy fussy cutting instead of dragging out my Scan N Cut.  I added a sailboat to each corner of my card with foam tape to give some dimension. 
Here is one more look at the finished card.  I really like the polished look of it and how it could be really for any occasion for anyone from a young boy to an older gentleman. 
What do you think of the card being masculine and not a "Welcome Baby" card.  I need more masculine cards in my stash!  

Copics used:
B12, B14, B16
C0, C1, C3
R35, R37, R39
Y13, Y15, Y17

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please come back soon and see all of the wonderful creation by myself and all of the Ai team over on the blog!

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!


Ai - Happy Retirement!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Hello Ai fans!!

 I am over on the Art Impressions blog today using the newly released stamp set called Happy Trails.  This stamp set is so much fun. Tomorrow you will see another card using this set for the current challenge going on.
I knew as soon as I saw this set I wanted a chill, laid back retirement card.  I think I achieved it with this card; wouldn't you agree??
I started by stamping the images all at the same time with my Misti. I lined up the palm tree, the sentiment, and beach bum and stamped them at once.  I then stamped them a second time onto my masking paper and covered up my palm tree and beach bum.
Ok, here is where the magic happens.  I took another piece of masking paper and made a horizon line.  So I have the bottom portion of my card covered along with my palm tree and beach bum.  I ink blended some blue in to emulate the sky. From there I reversed the direction of my straight piece of masking paper and covered up the blue I just applied.  I ink blended some brown to emulate the sand. Peel off all your masking paper and reveal the magic scene and ares to Copic color. From here you Copic color your images and that's it, you are done.

Here is the full card again.  Isn't a simple one layer card all you need sometimes? I am so please with how this turned out.  You know you can save your cut out masked images to reuse another time, right?

Happy Wednesday everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by please come back again soon and see what I have been up to. 

Copics used:
B00, B12, B14, B16
C1, C3, C5
E00, E11, E43, E44
R11, R35, R37, R39
Y113, Y15
YG05, YG07, YG17
YR02, YR04, YR07

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!




TRHD - You Make My Heart Dance

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
It is Nic and I am over at The Rabbit Hole Designs blog today.  You should go and give them some love. 
I sharing another card I made using one of The Rabbit Hole Designs new stamp sets. 


For today's card I used the Love You More - Heart Dance stamp set, along with the Square Illusion stencil that was released this month.


How to create this card:
  • A2 red card base that is 4.25"x5.5".
  • Apply transfer gel over your stencil on a black card piece and let it dry clear.
  • Add silver foil to your stenciled background and run through your hot laminator.
  • Trim background to 4"x5.25" and apply to your red card base.
  • Add a red stripe across the middle of your background that is 1.5"x5.25"
  • Trim the top and bottom of your red piece with a thin black piece of card stock. 
  • Clear emboss you stamped image of the couple dancing from the Love You More - Heart Dance stamp set. 
  • Place silver foil over embossed image and run through your hot laminator.  Trim around the couple dancing.
  • Add your trimmed foiled couple from the Love You More - Heart Dance stamp set. I raised them up with foam tape.
  • Add White Nuvo Drops to the center of the squares of the Square Illusion stenciled background.  It adds some dimension to the card.
  • Add a few White Nuvo Crystal Drops randomly to finish the card

Here is one more picture of the full cards ...

What do you think of the foiled couple? Isn't a neat technique?  It does work better with outline images, but play around ... you never know what you might come up with.

TRHD Products used:

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places

The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

I have had so much fun playing with the Love You More - Heart Dance stamp set and the Square Illusion stencil.


Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!   -Nic-


Ai - My Top 10 of 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Hello !!
I am up over on the Art Impressions blog with my top 10 cards of 2019. Hop on over to check it out ... HERE.

First off I would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and best wishes for a wonderful New Year! Can you believe 2019 is almost over?  This year just flew by for me.  You have all welcomed me so graciously this past year.  I truly have had a blast here at Art impressions with all of you.

In no particular order I am sharing my top 10 card of the year.  

Succulent Window


Tulips and A Tired Easter Bunny 


Penguin Wave


Tears Ran Down


Here's the Skinny

Succulent Shaker



Wag Your Tail




Santa Rocking


Home Is Where You Park It
I once again want to thank you for welcoming me so graciously to the Art Impressions team.  I cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store for all of us and Art impressions ...

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!




Ai - Funny Farm Animal Challenge

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Hello Ai fans!!
I am back with another challenge.  This go round it is Funny Farm - Animal Challenge.
I am using the new Crazy Antics stamp set from Art Impressions.  Isn't this anteater fun?



I started by using a stencil on my background.  It was one I had in my stash.  I then proceeded to color my anteater. After I Copic colored him, I mounted it on a blue card base and added that to my stenciled background. 


From here I colored my balloon and then I added Wink of Stella it.  I think it really makes the balloon shine with out any real effort.


 I fussy cut my sentiment.  I liked the curve to the stamped image so I wanted to keep it rounded, and so fussy cutting it was. From there I added it to my card with foam tape. I liked how my balloon looked so I added Wink of Stella to my glass too.


I finished off my card by adding the stamped image of the ants carrying the cake away. I used foam tape to pop it off the card. Isn't that just icing on the cake? I added Nuvo Drops to give the card balance.



Here is one more look at the finished card ...



 I hope you enjoyed my take on the Funny Farm Animal Challenge over on the Ai blog.  Hope on over to the current challenge blog, you can win prizes; and who doesn't love winning a prize??

Copics used:
BG000, BG01
C0
E41, E43
W1, W3, W5, W7
Y13, Y15, Y17
YR04, YR07

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!


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