Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Art Impressions

Art Impression, was doing a Design Team Reunion Blog Hop in early October. They had a fantastic giveaway! Seven people would win a stamp/die set from their new release. So very cool of them!
The best part, I was one of the winners! I am so excited for this, there so many ideas running through my head on what to do...

I've had the set for a week and a half now and I love it. There hasn't been time to create everything in my mind yet, but here is what I have so far:

I've used my Prismacolors and gamsol for a few, and some have been water coloured with a mix of my Peerless water colours, distress ink, and Dylusions sprays. Some were finished off with Wink of Stella.

When it came to storage for these mounted stamps I had to get a bit creative. I used the original packaging, glued part of the clear plastic to the back of the instructions so the cling mount had something to cling to. Cut it down to size, and now it fits in with the rest of my stamps.

Ok, Now for the cards themselves! I tried to use them in a few ways, and still working on a few others that I will post later. This first card I used my striped background, and Fern ink, both from Simon Says Stamp. After that dried I used my Accordion Circle Card by Elizabeth Craft Design, and some paper from Recollections. Sorry, I am not sure where the sentiment stamp is from, it was one I have "borrowed" from my mom.

The next two cards I kept very simple and classic with some beading thread I had tucked away looking for a purpose, the same paper from Recollections, oval & heart dies from Sizzix and sentiment from Kaiser Craft

Standard 4.25 x 5.5 card with Santa in spinning action
6x6 card to keep the integrity of the beautiful paper

Lastly, this one has to be my favorite card so far this season... Santa is so happy to see Rudolph!
Jumping for joy at the sight of his friend
I started with my standard card font 4.25 x 5.5 and added Be Creative double sided tape to the bottom that I had cut in a curve. next I used Glitter Ritz over the double sided tape and burnished. Sentiment is a die cut from Dee's Distinctively held down with multi medium matte. 'Rudolph" is from Simon Says Stamp Winter Friends/Cold Weather Friends.  The tree I made from a memory box die Ava Party Dress bits actually layers of a dress trimmed down and then I used liquid appliqué for the snow on the tree then set/puffed it with my heat tool. And lastly the star is from the Stamps of Life Tic Tac Toe set.