Saturday, December 7, 2019

Owl be yours


     For some reason the sunlight and my light box lights combined to give off a blue hue to this photo which matched perfectly with the colors of my card.  Couldn't do that on purpose if I tried.  LOL
Art Impressions Woodland Holiday set includes this adorable owl all wrapped up in his fluffy scarf and hat.

Art Impressions WOODLAND HOLIDAY Clear Stamps 5193 zoom image


Enjoy your weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost", Strathmore Bristol, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Woodland Holiday Set"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Versamark, Uni-Posca white paint pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen
Tools--Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die
Miscellaneous--Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, buttons and twine from my stash

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Decking the woods


     These crazy penguins from the Art Impressions Penguin Cheer set are decorating the woods for Christmas.


     Have a blessed day!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Merry", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Penguin Cheer Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Iced Spruce and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Sakura gold gel pen
Tools--Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders dies, Penny Black Tall Trees dies
Miscellaneous--Glossy Accents

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Holiday fox


Art Impressions Woodlands Holiday set from Art Impressions includes this super sweet fox.  Once again I've pulled out my Prismas to color him up.

Art Impressions WOODLAND HOLIDAY Clear Stamps 5193 zoom image


Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Claus and Co.", Strathmore Bristol, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Woodland Holiday Set"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Tools--Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 3 dies, Impression Obsession Small Snowflake dies, Quickutz Nested Circles dies
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio gemstones

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Christmas bunny


     Wouldn't he be the cutest under your Christmas tree as a real bunny?  LOL  Little rabbit is another of the precious animal images from Art Impressions Woodland Holiday set.

Art Impressions WOODLAND HOLIDAY Clear Stamps 5193 zoom image


     Wishing you a week full of holiday fun.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper-Dovecraft "Back to Basics Christmas", Strathmore Bristol, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Woodland Holiday Set"
Ink--Versafine Onyx Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Versamark, Uni-Posca white paint pen
Tools--Paper Smooches Gift Tags dies
Miscellaneous--Diamond Stickles, Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder, ribbon from my stash

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Penguin friends


Hope all my American friends enjoyed your Thanksgiving holidays.  We're on the downhill slide into Christmas now.  These penguin friends from Art Impressions Penguin Cheer set are making preparations already.

Art Impressions PENGUIN CHEER Clear Stamps 5192 zoom image

     I hand cut the mountains for the background and added a little inking behind them and at the foot of them behind the treeline.  I added some Twinklets glitter to the trees for snow.


     Have a fantastic weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Penguin Cheer Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics. Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks, Versafine Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Uni-Posca white paint pen
Tools--Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies, Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Tree Line die
Miscellaneous--Twinklets Diamond Dust

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sleigh ride


     I tried a few different techniques on this card using Art Impressions Sleigh Ride Circlet MTF set.  I hand drew the frame on the front panel with a ruler and colored in the corners.  
     After making the tri-fold card with the images, I just attached it to the top of a plain white panel with the red scalloped mat.  You can write a short note on the inside of the card or turn the whole thing over and write on the entire backside.  
     The holly branch and berries were made using the Die Cutting Napkins tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers.  It's a really cool tutorial so check it out.  
     Basically you die cut your image through eight layers of napkin which is kind of fused together in the cutting process and then you color it with watercolors.  The napkin sort of plumps up with this cool texture.

Art Impressions SLEIGH RIDE Mini Tryfolds Stamp and Die Set 5171 zoom image



     I used my Prismas for the coloring.  You can see some of that napkin texture here.


     Have a fantastic week and ignore my coughing, which I'm sure you can hear WHEREVER you are.  LOL
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Sleigh Ride Circlet MTF Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Aged Mahogany Distress ink. Sakura Pigma Micron pen
Tools--Mama Elephant Femme Frames die, Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Greens dies, Art Impressions Tag Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--paper napkin

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Stuffed mailboxes


     It's the time of the year for our mailboxes to be busting at the seams with cards and packages.  Art Impressions has released the Happy Mailbox Cubbies set for your mail themed card all year round.  Hop over to the Art Impressions blog to see the uber-talented Sharon Caudle's Christmas version using this set.  A-mazing!

Art Impressions HAPPY MAILBOX Cubbies Clear Stamps and Dies 5181 zoom image


     Millions of ways you can use this super cute set.
     Have a blessed Sunday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Remarkable", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Happy Mailbox Cubbies"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Art Impressions Oval Double Stitched dies

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Bright spirits


     How about a cute Christmas penguin from Art Impressions Penguin Cheer set today.  I've added a little Nuvo Drops snow.

Art Impressions PENGUIN CHEER Clear Stamps 5192 zoom image


     Still poorly.  Don't have much of a voice and the nasty coughies get me every once and a while.  Drowning myself in tea.  LOL
     Have a blessed weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Merry", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Penguin Cheer Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks, Uni-Posca white paint pen, Versafine Onyx Black
Tools--Lawn Fawn Hillside Borders dies
Miscellaneous--Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Nativity scene


     Today I'm sharing one of Art Impressions adorable Circlet Mini Tryfold sets called Nativity.  There are so many different ways you can use these sets.  I've used Art Impressions Hexagon Double Stitched dies to create three panels that I added the individual scenes to.

Art Impressions NATIVITY Circlet Mini Tryfolds Stamp and Die Set 5175 zoom image

     Using a brad, I attached them to the front of the card.  Just swing each one to the side to view the next scene.



     Coloring was done with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.  I added some die cut stars to the card front and covered them in shimmer pen.
     Feeling a bit better but I have no voice.  LOL
     Be blessed.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Nativity Circlet MTF Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen
Tools--Art Impressions Hexagon Double Stitched dies, Memory Box Star of Wonder dies, Quickutz Nesting Circle dies
Miscellaneous--brad from my stash

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Christmas cats


     Did you see the new special flip card release at Simon Says Stamp?  The set includes a row of penguins and one of snowmen.  Super cute and meant to be used just like this one.  Art Impressions created a die just for making the flip card and it makes it sooo easy.  This set is called Christmas Kitty.

Art Impressions CHRISTMAS KITTY Flip Card Clear Stamps 5183 zoom imageArt Impressions FLIP CARD DIE Steel Dies 5103 zoom image



     The die design creates a flap at the top that holds the second part of the sentiment and then you get the sweet backside of all those Christmas kitties.


     I seem to have caught a bug so not feeling too well.  Hoping you are all healthy and happy.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Simple Stories "Claus & Co.", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Christmas Kitty Flip Card Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Versafine Onyx Black, Uni Posca white pen
Tools--Art Impressions Flip Card die

Monday, November 18, 2019

Jingle all the way


     These two look like they have all they need to go home and decorate their tree...if they don't lose it along the way with that bears crazy driving.  LOL.  Art Impressions Woodland Holiday Set is packed with cute critters for your holiday needs.

Art Impressions WOODLAND HOLIDAY Clear Stamps 5193 zoom image


     Off to do some shopping.  Happy Monday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost", Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Woodland Holiday Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Copics, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Tools--Art Impressions Square Double Stitched dies, Memory Box Jingle Bell Border die

Saturday, November 16, 2019

It's a boy


     Sharing one of the non-Christmas makes I have from Art Impressions newest release.  This card uses the Baby Boy Set.
     I used a stencil and some Distress ink to make the stripes.  I stamped out the "boy" word and colored it with the same Distress ink.  Doesn't look like it does it.  LOL  I covered it with Sparkle pen and it changed the color.  The mat layer is a dark blue although it looks black in the photo.

Art Impressions BABY BOY Clear Stamps 5184 zoom image


     Have a fantastic weekend!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Baby Boy Set" and "Baby Girl Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Sakura gold Gelly Roll pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen
Tools--Altenew Watercolor Stripes Stencil
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh sequins

Friday, November 15, 2019

Gingerbread house


     If you're a foodie, nothing says Christmas like gingerbread.  Art Impressions Gingerbread Cubbies set will satisfy the sweetest tooth.  The cubbies sets are so much fun to work with.  You can place the characters anywhere you like.

Art Impressions GINGERBREAD Cubbies Clear Stamps and Dies 5178 zoom image

     I added a little sparkle gel pen to the gum drops which kind of gives the look of their sugar coating.  And yes, those are individually cut so you can add as many as you like.  The set has four dies included for them so you don't have to cut them just one at a time.
     I cut some small slits in the white glitter paper to make it look like the lollys and peppermint sticks were stuck down in the snow.


     Off to make some more cards.  Happy Friday!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Neenah, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Gingerbread Cubbies"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black; Sakura Clear Star, red, green, and purple gel pens; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen; Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools--Mama Elephant Femme Frames dies, Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitched dies, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders dies

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Wheelie snowman


     Alright, here we go with the Christmas creations.  I do have a couple of non-Christmas makes to throw in the mix that are also from Art Impressions newest release, but I'm going to get posting on the Christmas cards.  
     The first make uses the new Snowman Wheelie set.  These wheelie sets are so much fun if you want to add a little interaction to your card.  Just turn the little handle on the inside of the card and Mr. Snowman will start pedaling like crazy.

Art Impressions SNOWMAN Wheelie Clear Stamp and Die Set 5176 zoom image

     I broke out some white glitter paper and die cut a circle to pop behind the snowman and a strip for the bottom of the card.  The tag die is from Art Impressions too.  They have some fantastic die sets as well as all their great stamps.


     The holidays are upon us.  Hope you're enjoying them.
     Be blessed!
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost", Neenah, Recollections white glitter and white cardstock
Stamps--Art Impressions "Snowman Wheelie"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Sakura gold, red, and Clear Star gel pens, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Tools--Quickutz Nesting Circle dies, Art Impressions Tag Stitched dies
Miscellaneous--bakers twine

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Warm and foxy


     Here's my last fall card to share.  This little fox is from the same Art Impressions set as the No-line hedgie I shared, Feast Mode.  Lots of adorable fall critters.  Doesn't he look so cozy.


Art Impressions FEAST MODE Clear Stamps 5191 zoom image


     Enjoying a visit with my hubby's sister and her husband.  Hope you're having a great day too.
Tracy

Supplies:
Paper--Bo Bunny "Beautifully Brisk", Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps--Art Impressions "Feast Mode Set"
Ink--Simon Says Stamp Intense Black, Versamark, Copics, Sakura gold gel pen, Uni-ball Signo white gel pen
Tools--MFT Fish Tail Stax
Miscellaneous--Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, orange jute string