Saturday, December 10, 2016

O come let us adore him using Art Impressions

Hello AI Fans

My opinion - This is ONE of my favorite Christmas Stamp Sets AI has ever done.  I absolutely love it!  Today I'm featuring the new Nativity Mini Tryfold Set.  I had a lot of fun teaching this card at our local Scrapbook Paradise store in Reno. I will admit that layering them up like this takes a lot of cutting, but with the dies being included in the set, it makes it a lot easier.

First thing I did was make a negative of the die cut. On a smaller scrap of paper, put the die in the center and run it through your machine.  You can throw the part that was die cut away, and keep the outside of the paper with the die cut hole in the middle. TIP - keep that negative with your stamp set so you can use it over and over in the future.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and die cut it. From there, I lined it up with the mat, and penciled around the inside of die cut.  I then used the negative of the die cut to line it up with my pencil marks, held it down with washi tape, popped the die into the negative space and ran each piece through my die cut machine. Voila - perfectly layered die cuts!  

I used some masking fluid and the small tip of my water brush handle to make the falling snow. (will do until I can get a Molotow Grafx Masking Marker).  Once the masking fluid is dry, you just paint your background over the top of the masking fluid. When your image is completely dry, rub off the masking fluid and you have the illusion of a snowy sky! 

I honestly LOVE LOVE LOVE this stamp set!!! I am making a number of these to send out as Christmas cards. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful weekend! Crafty hugs!!

colors used: Sepia, Ochre, dark brown, African Violet, Brownish Gray, Brilliant Yellow, Black, Rosewood, Pink

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Art Impressions Shake a Little Challenge week two!!

Hello AI Fans!!

Hope you're having an awesome week! It's the 2nd week of the Shake a Little Challenge over at Art Impressions! We are showing you more brand new Mini Shakers! My card today features the fun #4797 Mooove It Mini Shaker! If you can't tell, the cow's rear end in front is a separate stamp with die and is popped up on a wobble! LOL! The images are stamped onto Cryogen White paper and colored with Copics. 

Please be sure and pop over to Art Impressions blog to check out all the amazing creations by the design team! Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you joining in on the challenge!! 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hope your Birthday is Wheelie special!!

Hello AI Fans!!

Today I'm showing a card that is featuring the brand new Mini Shaker #4794 Wheelie Mini Shaker! Isn't he just the cutest??!!  He looks just like I would if I got on a skateboard! LOL! Actually I take that back. I don't think I'd be able to stay upright on it long enough for you to capture an image like this of me! :)  So I stamped him on Cryogen white paper and then cut out the wobble portion of him with the included die after coloring him up with Copic markers. Don't forget about the mini wobbles!  That's the only ones I use now!! 

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, R20
YG11, YG13, YG17
YR04, YR07, YR09
T1, T2, Blender
Y32, Y35, Y38
B00, B02, B04
E33, E35

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and hope you have time this weekend to get crafty!!