Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Some exciting news!


     Ya'll (Yes, that is a word, I promise.  LOL) know that I love the Art Impression Girlfriends stamps.  Well, the very sweet Kate Swanson who is the Blog Coordinator for AI asked me to come on board as a Guest Designer for AI Stamps.  How cool is that!  So you'll be seeing more Girlfriends and some of the other awesome stamps from Art Impressions here on my blog.  LOVE working with these great stamps!
     The card I've posted today uses the special edition Obediah Fund stamp.  You can find out all about the Fund right here on the AI Stamps website.  This stamp is only available for a limited time through May 20th so you'd better grab it if you want it.
     I tried making my own cloudy sky, but just couldn't get it to work out to my liking.  That just gave me an excuse to go to Hobby Lobby and browse their DP section.  I found this totally cool and perfectly realistic sky scene that I thought really made the stamped image come to life.  I kept the card front pretty CAS cause I thought it would spoil the effect to have some random embellishments floating around in the sky with the girls.  I stamped the balloon twice and popped it up on foam dots and then popped the whole image up on dots too.  Really gives the effect of them floating IRL.
     I rarely make easel cards, but I thought the design lent itself to the simple design of the card front.


     I made the pull out CAS too with some fun red and white striped paper, a Spellbinder tag die with a Create with TLC sentiment anchored with thin ribbon, and some twine tied buttons.  Pretty simple, but I just feel like these stamps need to be the main focal point of the cards.  Hope you like it and the other projects I'll be making and posting for Art Impression Stamps.
     Have and amazing Wednesday!

Supplies:  Paper--The Paper Studio, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Art Impressions "Up and Away", sentiment from Create with TLC; Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Sakura gold and silver gel pens; Tools--Martha Stewart Cherish punch around the page set, Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio die; Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons from my stash

31 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new gig, Tracy! You really bring their stamps to life! This card is no exception! I love the vibrant colors and the fun image! Awesome coloring, as always!

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  2. Congrats! of course they would scoop you up if they had the chance! :)
    Adorable card.

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  3. Congrats Tracy and what a fun card,love it!!
    XXX Heidy

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  4. Congrats Tracy!
    Your card is fantastic:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  5. congrats and fabulous card x

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  6. Congratulations, girl! Your card is fantastic! I love that cloud paper, too, and the way you've colored that basket is soooo realistic! CUTE!

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  7. Congratulations Tracy, they got one of the best:) Beautiful card and image - flying high...:)
    Wish you a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  8. wow fabulous card Tracy, just love these images and your colouring is stunning! congrats on the dt posting too!
    Kim x

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  9. Big congrats on the Guest Designer spot Tracy, I could think of a better person for them to ask!
    Your card is amazing. I LOVE that image, perfect colouring and such a wonderful layout too.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  10. Cute card Tracy! I love the "girlfriends" stamps...I bought a couple of new ones at the stamp show in Mesa in Mar. Congrats. on the guest DT spot. You do justice to everything you touch girl!
    Hugs, Renee

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  11. Congrats on your DT spot! Your mad coloring skills really showcase their stamps!

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  12. Congratulations Tracy on your DT. I love your card, it's so bright and cheerful too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxx

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  13. Of course they want you, Sweetie! You're the BEST!! Another fantastic card! Love the gorgeous coloring! :o)

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  14. It looks amazing my friend. I would use any excuse to go to Hobby Lobby as well. That paper looks perfect in the background.

    Hugs~

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  15. Tracy, this card really pops. I was just wondering how you did the sky so perfectly when I came across your answer. And that stamp is gorgeous.

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  16. Well it IS VERY cool, indeed! As is this card!!! When I started reading about your sky, I thought...no WAY!!! She DID that??? Somehow I feel better knowing...you DIDN'T do it!;) (However...I KNOW you're capable of some gorgeous sky work!) Beautiful image and card, my dear! Congrats and ENJOY!!!

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  17. Congrats on your GD spot, Tracy! I really liked all your Girlfriends cards so far, because they are so much fun!
    Big hugs, Anja

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  18. absolutely adorable fun card Tracy! Love your perfect coloring on the babes and great contrast of dp. Congratulations to both you and IO...anxious to see more of their images. Hugs, Kathy

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  19. absolutely adorable fun card Tracy! Love your perfect coloring on the babes and great contrast of dp. Congratulations to both you and IO...anxious to see more of their images. Hugs, Kathy

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  20. These girlfriend stamps are so much fun...and you colour them so well Tracy. Congrats on the GD spot...well deserved. Looking forward to seeing lots more of these :)
    Hugs xx

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  21. Congrats on the new venture. I'm not surprised because you rock these girlfriend stamps...like every other image you play with, come to think of it. This news makes me happy because I love Ai stamps and your blog so it's a great combination. This easel card is so darn cute. Love the dimension and the fabulous sky BG paper. The navy frame is awesome and the inside continues the fun. Love it!

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  22. Copngrats Tracy. I love what you've done with the girlfriends and can't wait to see more. hugs,xx

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  23. Wow...great news Tracy!! This new card is really fantastic!!!! Perfect for a vouvher for a Birthday to give a Balloon ride =) Had one 15 years ago...oh my...how time flies!! Time for another on, eh? ;)
    I love your cards with the AI Girlfriends!!!
    Martina

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  24. Congrats Tracy!! How fabulous!! You make magic with any stamp/image your fingers touch!! And these are so cute! I love this card...what fun!! Hugs. Pat

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  25. Congrats!! She couldn't have picked anyone better! This card is totally amazing!!

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  26. Congrats Tracy- well deserved! Oh what a fun card. I just love these images.Coloured to pefection as always.

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  27. Congrats on the new spot Tracy - obviously well deserved as this fab card shows! Love the image and your colouring is perfect for it; brings it to life as it floats across that great sky paper :)

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  28. Congrats Tracy!!! These are good news for us too, because your girlfriends' card are stunning. I love them, just like this one, great card layout, loooove the amazing coloring. Absolutely beautiful! Hugs, Ivonne

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  29. Congrats to you Tracy!! You'll be such an asset to this team! Love this stunner and you're right, it's a great idea to use an easel card in combination with this cute image! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  30. Whohoo! Congrats, you will keep rockin their stamps and they will love it. This is fun and super easel fold.
    Catchingup on bloggin today, I am way behind. Life is what it is I guess. ;0)

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