Thursday, March 28, 2019

NEW Bible Journaling Stamps! Grab Yours Today! PLUS Challenge 252 Outdoor Scenes

Bible Journaling  

Hello, Ai Fans!

Announcing the debut of our FIVE new Bible Journaling stamp sets, now available on our website! This line was first introduced in July 2018, and as we travel around the country, we are hearing how much you love these products! With the help of our Bible page prep with Golden Watercolor Ground, you can easily watercolor inside your Bible pages with no bleed-through! The images also stamp like our traditional watercolor line, so you can use them to create cards, bookmarks, or framed artwork!

For our new release, we have old-world windows and brick walls in our Build My Life Set, which also includes two clay jars to set on or under the windows. The He Leads Me Set includes a nostalgic covered bridge and fence to guide the way, while our Stone Path Set features tiered stepping stones and a small footbridge. For nature-inspired images, try our As The Deer and On The Sparrow sets, featuring feather and fawn friends reminding us of our favorite verses. Each set includes several sentiments to guide your journaling experience. Also, catch Bonnie's tutorial from last Saturday's Bible Journaling video featuring the Stone Path Set! 

These sets are available now at!
Stepping StoneOn the SparrowHe Leads Me As the DeerBuild My Life

Our Watercolor Guest Design Team is here with a beautiful feature on these sets! They all chose On The Sparrow, so get ready for some fabulous inspiration for this beautiful stamp set!

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 It's Art Impressions' release day for brand new Bible Journaling Stamps and I use mine for both cards and my bible journaling. They all work together for so many wonderful scenes! I used the brand new 5130 - On the Sparrow Set - 10 pcs to make my card for the Outdoor Scenes Challenge on the Art Impression's blog. I love the size of the birds - bigger than all of the other watercolor bird stamps until now. I actually picked my background papers and card layout before I stamped my scene this time and used the colors from that paper pad to choose the marker colors. Usually, I do it the other way around. To make this card base, take two cards and glue the back cover of one to the inside of the other one which gives you the three paneled card. I cut the orange paper using the 5063 - Double Stitched Rectangle die and attached it to the front of the card. Then I used the 5065 - Double Stitched oval die set to cut through both layers of that front panel. Then I got to work on my watercolored scene.

I inked up the birds in the branches using first the 969 and then the 565 but I stamped it off on paper first because those Tombow markers are really juicy. I used the stamp positioner to stamp the nest on the branch. I pulled the color out of the lines and then I stamped the leaves from 5073 - Bible Foliage Set using the 177. I added water to them then I stamped the berries from the 5130 - On the Sparrow Set using the 88 terra cotta. I colored in the bird breasts in the terra cotta from the palette and their bodies in 565. I used 993 to color in the beaks and feet of the birds. I colored the eggs in 34 pale green and then used the tip of the #1 brush to dot the eggs with 969 and color in the nest and branches. I used 75 sky blue to paint the sky. I stamped the sentiment from the 5136 - WC Sentiment Set 2 in 969 and signed it with my Copic 0.03 multi liner pen. I used a Nuvo glitter pen to add glitter to the eggs, berries and birds. I used the 5063 - Double Rectangle die set to cut out my scene. I cut out the sentiments using the 5061 - Double Stitched Square die set for one and the Double Stitched Oval die set for the other from that paper pad. 

You can find more inspiration by following me on my Instagram account here.
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When I first saw the On The Sparrow set, I immediately thought of using it for a Try-fold card (Art Impressions style!) so I played around with the stamps to create a Try-fold card in a size that worked with the images. I'm using a smooth watercolour paper that scored well and doesn't create a bulky card when it's layered three times. It measures 10 1/4" x 5 1/4" and is scored 3 3/8" in from each side. I used three of the lovely script sentiments that come with the set, putting a different one on each layer, because they worked so well together. I created a simple card using one of the bird/branch images, along with the nest and the fourth sentiment "Sing". And lastly, I made a sweet bookmark (what a great gift idea?) I've sprinkled a few matte white sequins on each of the items I made for a little decoration. I've used Tombow Dual Brush markers, starting by colouring the birds/branches with 969 Chocolate, then softening the lines with a damp brush. I used N57 Warm Grey for the robins, scribbling the marker onto my palette, and picking up the colour with my paintbrush, layering a few times to build up the darker shades. Their red breasts are 856, and I used the 993 marker directly on the paper to add a bit of colour to the beaks and feet. I used the medium leafy sprig from 4867 WC Foliage Set 2 New to stamp the leaves in 177 Dark Jade, stamping multiple times without reinking to get both light & dark foliage. I added a touch of robin's egg blue to the eggs in the nest, colouring directly with my 451 marker. And finally, I watered down 565 Deep Blue to paint a blue wash suggesting the sky. 
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Watercolor Details

Step 1: First, I stamped the left facing sparrow inked in 969-Chocolate. I then stamped the right facing sparrow below and to the left of the first sparrow. I inked up portions of the tree from the WC Tree set. I added water to soften the lines. I added some 476-Cyan to my palette and added some color to the birds making sure to build the color slowly.

Step 2: To make sure I didn't stamp over the birds, I masked them off using I inked up leaves from the Foliage set 3 in 177-Dark Jade. I stamped them sporadically around the trees being sure to leave some white space for the flowers. Add water to the leaves.

Step 3: I inked up the small dots from the Bible Flower set in 606-Violet and added blooms around the branches and birds. I added some Cyan to the left and top of the piece for a bit of sky.

Card Details

Step 1: I cut the piece out with a Stitched Square die. I put this into my MISTI and stamped the "BeYOUtiful" sentiment at the top right in Versafine Black ink. I attached this to a card mat made from Gina K Blue Raspberry card stock. I added some white fun foam behind it to give it some dimension.

Step 2: I found a background that matched that I had done a while ago with some Brusho watercolor powders. I cut the piece down to 3.75 x 5 and attached it to a card mat of Gina K Wild Lilac card stock. I attached that and the watercolor piece to an A2 card base.

Step 3: I added some Wink of Stella shimmer to the birds and blooms and the background. I added 3 sequins to the card for some additional interest.
Thanks, team! These are such beautiful and creative projects! The perfect way to kick off our new challenge...
This challenge is all about outdoor scenes! We look forward to seeing what you create for a chance to win Ai stamps!

 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, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
Before we go, let's recognize the winners of last week's "Cutting Edge" challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Congrats, Bev! We love your step card with our sassy "Never Too Old" Laugh Line's set! (This new set is not yet on the Ai store, but you can find it from one of our dealers) We love the bright colors and the use of two of the fabulous sentiments! The way the lady hangs of the edge fo the card is super striking. Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...


Congrats, you two! Charne, we adore the way you use the corresponding dies for partial diecutting with your Teapot PopCard set! Too clever! And Reeta, we love your shaped easel card with our Pack Your Bags man! Email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thanks for joining our challenge, we hope you'll be back again for our Ourdoors Scenes challenge!

Happy Stamping!


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

So many pretty cards! I love the birds and the brusho background, and the pathway set is really lovely too.

Congrats to the winners!

Cynthia said...

Lovely new sets and great DT inspiration! Congrats to all of the winners!

Charne said...

Love all the new bird stamps (one can never have too many bird stamps!) I am delighted to win Honourable Mention again! Thank you so much! And congrats to the other winners!

Jil Lebel said...

Congrats to the fabulous winners!
All three of you ladies did some amazing DT cards with the Bible journaling sets. Your work is just stunning. I now have to get the bird set after seeing your examples!

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