Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Where will Art Impressions be? July 2017


Can you believe it is almost July? The Art Impressions Team is on the go, and we wanted to give you a quick preview where you can find us for the month of July! We love traveling and meeting new friends at stamp and scrapbook conventions, and next month we are visiting four corners of the USA at one Creating Keepsakes Convention and two Stamp & Scrapbook Expos! Our booth is packed full of our most popular stamps and newest releases, with prices marked 15% lower than our website! We offer a different FREE make and take each day of the show featuring our innovative products for interactive cardmaking! Watch our watercolor specialist demo, giving you an opportunity to see our watercolor technique up close and personal. You can even sign up for our Watercolor Workshop for some hands-on experience! Plus, students of our Watercolor Workshop will receive an exclusive $20 stamp set!

Workshop Title: Watercolor Stamping by Art Impressions

You will create four beautiful watercolor images to mount on cards in our Watercolor Workshop!
Workshop Length: 120 Minutes
Difficulty Rating: Basic
Class Description: New for 2017! Learn to create beautiful watercolor paintings using rubber stamps, markers, and a brush! For several years, Art Impressions has introduced stampers all over the world to their exclusive technique that creates beautiful watercolor scenes. They are easy to use and versatile for all users. You will leave class with your own stunning scenes; no two designs are alike. In our watercolor class, you will create four card samples with our new Watercolor Mini Project Series. Our instructors will take you step by step through the basics of building scenes sharing helpful techniques with hands-on training. You will receive a free, exclusive stamp set, only available for 2017 class attendees (a $20 value)!

  • What products will be highlighted: Watercolor stamping with water-based markers, watercolor paper and a damp brush.
  • What will I learn or complete: Four hand-stamped watercolor scenes to mount on four cards and an exclusive stamp set ($20 value).
  • What do I need to complete the project at home: Scissors or paper trimmer, foam tape, and tape runner. Optional: Corner rounder.
Last year we were selected as an Elite Workshop Presenter by Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for our 2016 Watercolor Workshop! We hope you can join us in our new 2017 Watercolor Workshop!

Sold out Watercolor Class in Anaheim, CA!
Lancaster, PA Creating Keepsakes Convention July 7-8 *Classes Available Fri. Sat.
Duluth, GA Stamp & Scrapbook Expo  July 14-15 *Classes Available
Santa Clara, CA Stamp & Scrapbook Expo  July 28-29 *Classes Available

Print this coupon to bring to the show for 30% off one stamp item before noon (either day of the show)

To view our full show schedule, click here.

We hope to meet you at a show near you! If we won't be traveling near you, don't forget that on our website we offer FREE shipping on USA orders over $30, and a flat rate of $15 for international shipping! Be sure you are signed up for our retail newsletter to be the first to hear of any sales or promotions!

To our wholesale customers, we hope to see you there!
The Art Impressions Team is also looking forward to participating in the AFCI (Association For Creative Industries) Mixed Media Event in Salt Lake City, UT this July! We will be showing BRAND NEW releases, including 2017 Holiday! The Mixed Media Event is a trade show open only to suppliers, retailers, and association members, but be sure to follow Art Impressions on Facebook and Instagram to view sneak peeks of our new goodies! Look for our new releases at your local stamp stores, and at our booth at stamp and scrapbook conventions starting in August! We cannot wait to show you what we have in store!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday Threads with Karen Day

Hello Ai Sewing fans!!
I've been busy in my sewing room again... this time I've made a sewing machine mat.  I've used the Shop Hop fabrics designed by Art Impressions creator Bonnie Krebs, that are available through Henry Glass Co.
Crafting can be a messy business!  So anything that can help me stay tidy & organized is a plus - and if it makes my craft room prettier?  Even better!  I had seen ideas like this on Pinterest, so I decided to design my own, and really wanted it to feature the fabulous "sewing notion" pattern that comes in the collection:
The finished mat is 19" square, large enough for my machine to sit on it comfortably, and the front portion that hangs down is 7" deep.  The pink print is the backing, so after sewing the front pieces together, I cut two separate pieces of Therm O Web's High Loft Fusible Fleece (love this stuff!).  *This was key to getting the mat to fold cleanly along the seam when it sits on my sewing desk, allowing the mat to bend easily, and I quilted "in the ditch" of the seam which also helped.
After fusing the fleece to my fabrics (this is such a plus, as the fleece doesn't move around at all while you quilt)... I used my high-tech quilting method to diagonally quilt the entire piece, forming 2" squares.
A few months ago (January?) I did a post about fabric boxes... I used the exact same method to make a thread/scrap catcher to attach to the mat.  It's pretty small - only about 5" high, and I fused the inside with Therm O Web's Fusible Tricot Medium Weight Interfacing to give it some body.  I sewed it onto the left front of the mat, and added a triple pocket onto the left side, that will hold sewing notions.
I finished the edge off with some contrasting bias tape, and set up my new sewing mat!!
I'll be back next month with a matching project!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Feel Better Soon by Kerry

Hello Ai friends and happy Monday!
Today I want to share a get well card using the Better Soon set.  
I feel so bad for this poor guy and I hope he feels better really soon.  

Copic markers used:

B41, B52, G0000, G00, G02, G03. G05, E50, E53, E70, E71, E74, N0, N2, N4, RV00, Y06, Y18

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fabulous Chicks deserve COOP-Cakes! BY Reneé Matarese

Hello Ai fans!

Just a few days ago Art Impressions released a new series called Funny Farm.  They're all sets centered around animals.  (My favorite!) Today I'm sharing...

AiCS40 Spring Chicken Set

I created a recessed window for the chicks.

On the inside I used a verse and then stamped
the chicken tracks several times.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's Just another Birthday (Oldie!!)

Hello AI Fans!

Today I'm showing another PopCard! This one is sooooo much fun!!! I used #4859 Oldie PopCard (don't forget you need #4862 PopCard Template too).  She comes with a wine bottle or a cupcake that you can put in her hand. I chose to let her hide inside without putting a window in the front. So it's a super fun surprise when you open the card and she pops up to you! So the front is just decorated with a simple doily die cut with the sentiment popped up in the center of it. 

So have you tried the PopCards yet?? If you have, I 'd love for you to put a link in the comments so I can take a peek! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit today, and hope to see you again soon! Until then - stay crafty!!