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Ai Light Up Submarine

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing a light up card for the Under the Sea challenge hosted by  Art Impressions ! This card features the new Submarine Cubbies stamp set which is part of the Critter Cubbies collection. Check out all the new 2021 products from Ai  here . Keep reading below for details on how I made this light up creation. This project is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check them out  here . I used a piece of A2 sized pattern paper to create the vibrant under water background. To create the sandy flooring, I die cut a stitched hillside from kraft cardstock and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. I used the same ink to create the sandy look (splatter effect) on the sea floor. I used my Copic markers to color the submarine and the aquatic creatures. I used a white colored pencil to add the highlights to the submarine. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment "swimming by to say hi" onto a sentiment strip

Ai Boardwalk Beach Gulls

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing another set of cards perfect for the Barn Dance Challenge hosted by  Art Impressions ! These projects feature a rustic boardwalk theme. For more details on this challenge, check out the details  here . These projects feature the brand new Gull-Friends Set  from  Art Impressions . These projects are featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   All of my projects feature the same scrapbook paper and background design theme. To create the textured background I used kraft cardstock, Vintage Photo distress ink, and the starfish stamp. I used my Copic alcohol markers to color the seagulls. For my first project I used a tropical color theme (pink, bright green, blue, and yellow), and the other two projects I used more of a boardwalk color theme (red, aqua, and yellow).  For my last project, I created a mini slimline card featuring the gang of seagulls. I just love how the individual personalities of these &quo

Spellbinders - Slimline Collection

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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I'm sharing two creations I made using my Glimmer Hot Foil System from Spellbinders . Check out the Glimmer Hot Foil collection here . Project 1  I wanted to give my first card more of an elegant look so I went with a pink, coral and gold color scheme. First, I ink blended the ombre background with Tattered Rose, Kitsch Flamingo, and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks on to a 3.5" x 5" piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. Once the background was dry, I used the Slimline Confetti Background hot foil plate with Gold Matte Foil to create the rising confetti look. Next, I used the "Congratulations" plate from the Essential Glimmer Sentiments hot foil plate set with the same Gold Matte Foil  to create a 0.5" x 4.25" sentiment strip on black cardstock. I adhered the sentiment strip and the smaller card panel to the A2 sized white card base with double sided foam adhesive for extra dimension.  Project 2 Fo

Ai Baaad to the Wool

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing a pretty raaaad card perfect for the Barn Dance Challenge hosted by  Art Impressions ! For more details on this challenge, check out the details here . This card features the brand new Sheep set from  Art Impressions . This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   To create the card background with Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks. Next, I used Black Soot Distress ink and Retro Wave stencil to create the radical design. I die cut the black oval with  Oval Double Stitched dies and I colored the sheeps with my Copic markers. I finished the card by heat embossing the "ewe baaad" sentiment with white embossing powder onto a black sentiment strip. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Check back next week for more  Art Impressions  inspiration! -Bri Product Links *Items may contain affiliate links. At no additional cost to you I will earn

KS April 2021 Release - Floral Alpha

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! It's the first day of the  Kindred Stamps  Release Week for April 2021. Today, I am sharing a sneak peek of the brand new Floral Alpha  stamp set. This set and the rest of the release will be available on Friday, April 30th at 8 AM PST. Check it out here ! Project 1 For my first project I created an A2 sized Thank You card. I used Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to color the letters. I used Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxides to ink blend the card background. I also used the  Floral Alpha  set to address the envelope.  Project 2 For my second project I made a Spring-themed mini slimline card. I used the Whimsical Garden stencil and Dusty Concord Distress ink to create the card background.  I used my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers to color the letters and flowers. Project 3 I made a bookmark for my 3rd project. I heat embossed the letters with glittery purple embossing powder then I water colored inside the letters with S

Gina K. Designs - Friendship Flower

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Hi everyone! Today starts another Coloring Challenge hosted by The Daily Marker . For more information, visit The Daily Marker blog. I'll be sharing my daily colorings mostly on Instagram , so make sure to follow my account here ! Follow the hashtag #thedailymarker30day to see everyone's creativity! For Day 1, I wanted to practice the no-line coloring technique with a floral image. The Friendship Flower from Gina K. Designs is the perfect image for such practice! I used Inkon3 Fade Out ink to stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I colored the image with Copic markers, the colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. Next, I stamped the "so glad we are friends" sentiment with black pigment ink and heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder to create an ink resisting effect.   After I finished coloring the image, I used Gina K Masking Magic to create a mask to ink blend over. I used KS Tiles Stencil and Pumice Stone oxide ink to

Ai Pretty Pink House

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing a pretty pink card perfect for the Spring season! This floral card features the Front Porch Circlet MTF set from  Art Impressions . Check out the entire Circlet Mini Tryfold collection here . This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   This tryfold card has 3 panels that measure 3.75" x 5.25". The card base measures 5.25" x 11.25" and is scored at the 3.75" mark and the 7.5" mark on the 11.25" side. It is really easy to make a tryfold card, just follow the instructions on the back of the stamp packaging! If you don't want to make your own tryfold card base, fear not!  Art Impressions  sells packs of premade tryfold card bases with envelopes, check them out here ! I colored the front porch circlet image with my Copic markers. I used pink and white striped paper and a white Circle Double Stitched frame die cut to decorate the card. To finish the card

Galaxy Star Lights with Chibitronics

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Thank you for stopping by my blog! Today I am sharing a fun light-up galaxy card I made with Chibitronics sticker lights and Hero Arts Galaxy Peek A Boo Parts stamp set. Keep reading below for more details on how I made this card! First, I heat embossed the galaxy design from the Galaxy Peek A Boo Parts stamp set with white embossing powder onto an A2 sized piece of ink blending cardstock. Next, I ink blended over the embossed background with Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. To finish the background, I die cut the panel with the Distressed Edge Rectangle die to give it a torn edge look.  To create the light-up mechanism I used Chibitronics Yellow Sticker Lights and Copper Tape . I aligned the lights to be located underneath the stars to illuminate the sky. Check out the YouTube video below to see how I constructed the light up mechanism.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto a Flag Double Stitched die cut with

Ai Coffee Drive-Thru Window

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing a mash-up card featuring new products from the  ShadowBox Windows  series and the  Matchbook collection  from  Art Impressions . This coffee shop drive-thru window showcases the  ShadowBox Window Die  and the  MB Coffee Shop  set. I love that you can use the  Matchbook collection  to create scenes where you are "looking in" from the outside of the building. This card is featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   First, I glued the wood-printed paper to an A2 card base. Next, I die cut the square opening and then attached the white window paneling from the  ShadowBox Window  die set to the card front. I colored the  MB Coffee Shop  images with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers and then attached them to the interior foldable panel and the card front. I used my scoring board and stitched scalloped border die to create a store-front canopy out of green cardstock. To finish the card I stamped the

Ai Hello Countryside Windows

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Thanks for stopping by my blog! Today, I am sharing some cards featuring the new ShadowBox Windows series from  Art Impressions . These cards are perfect for Art Impressions newest challenge, Ai Squared. For more details on this challenge, check out the announcement  here . These cards are featured on the  Art Impressions  blog today as well, check it out  here .   These creations feature the new die set, ShadowBox Window Die , and four new stamp and die sets: Boat Window Accessory Set , Deer Window Accessory Set , Mailbox Window Accessory Set , and  Bridge Window Accessory Set . These  ShadowBox Windows  Series sets create the most enchanting rural scenes!  I chose my background paper to look like wall paper and the inside of cabins. I also wanted the paper to coordinate with the window scenes. I used the  ShadowBox Window Die Set  to create the 3D interior fold for the scenes, the window and window ledge die cuts for the front panel, and the "hello" die cut on each card. I