Hello, Ai Fans!
Boy, do we have some fun in store for you today! First up, we wanted to announce a new pen set now available at artimpressions.com!
Looking to add some new colors to your Marvy Le Plume collection? Bonnie has curated a second pen set with more of her favorite colors, perfect for your Watercolor Stamping or coloring projects! Hop over to our website to see the full list of colors featured in Bonnie's Favorite Pen Set 2! Remember, you can also purchase these markers individually on our website to try new colors or replace old favorites!
The Art Impressions team is at the Mixed Media Event in Salt Lake City, UT this week to reveal our exciting NEW products! Although this event is a trade show for our wholesale customers, we wanted to give you a special sneak peek of our new stamp and die sets in this video! Kate and Bonnie gave a tour of our booth on Facebook Live yesterday, and the replay is available for viewing! We hope you are as excited about these new sets as we are!
Please keep in mind that these new products are shipping to stores in August. Check out our Dealer Locator for a store near you, as well as a list of specialty online retailers. Contact your local stamp store to request Art Impressions products! These items will also be gradually released on our website, so keep an eye out in our future newsletters, so be sure you are signed up!
This video is public, no Facebook account is required to view the video. Enjoy!
Since it's Thursday, it's time for a new challenge! This challenge is called "I'll TEXT You"! To provide inspiration, here's a great tutorial and project idea by Cheri!
Hi Ai Fans!
This weeks Challenge "Text Only" threw me for a loop..... It's totally out of my comfort zone to not have a coloured image on the front of my card. As I was trying to figure out what to create, this idea popped into my head.
I decided to create a Cell phone themed card that had a conversation between two friends! These days texting seems like the conversation of the future!
I'm back in my comfort zone on the inside by including a coloured image called "Texting BFF's" that fits perfectly with my vision.
I started off this whole process by going through my stash of Ai stamp sets. I tried to pick sentiments that went together with "dieting" as a theme.
Using my Misti and black ink I stamped all the sentiments I had decided to use.
I purchased a Cell phone cut file from the Silhouette store and used the conversation bubbles from it to cut around my sentiments. I used the PixScan mat and imported my pictures into the software and then cut around them.
Next I sized the Cell Phone cut file to the size I needed to fit all my speech bubbles. I made the main cell phone base into a card by copying the image and then joining the 2 pieces together to form a card base. Then I cut out the different shapes in the colour theme I picked for my card.
Next I glued everything together to create my cell phone card complete with a text conversation.
I was still bothered that I didn't have an image LOL so I remembered the "Texting BFF's" set I had and decided to add it to the inside of my card. I am still following the Challenge as I only have texting on the front of the card (*wink*).
Too, E11, E21, R20, Y21, YR23, E43, E44, E47, C0, C1, C3, B21, B24, B26
I decided to colour one side of the conversation as when I text that is what my screen looks like!
I hope you'll enter into our new Challenge!
Cheri, how cute is your cell phone card! So clever!
Here are the Challenge Rules:
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, August 2 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
Wrapping up our last challenge "Bling, Glitter or Glossy" it is time to announce the winners!
Top Spot goes to...
Congrats, D.Ann! We love your clever use of glitter and glossy accents on our Get Well Set characters! (head over to her blog for a better view!) Email email@example.com with your address to claim your prize pack!
Honorable Mentions go to...
Congrats, you two! Milene, we adore your embossing and sparkle in your Christmas to All card. Andree, your sparkle paper behind our Cathy Caffeine Set really makes her pop! Be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and request a stamp set of your choice for a prize!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this challenge, please join us again for another chance to win!