Thursday, March 26, 2020

Spring Cleaning Sale + Challenge #279 Bloom Where You're Planted

Hello, Ai Fans!

Many of you have been taking care and staying home during this new and challenging time. 
While this change of scenery can be difficult to weather, we are keeping positive and cleaning shop with a new sale!

Today through Sunday, March 29th, all of our sale items are 60% off!!!!

This phenomenal deal is a great chance to find some new creative outlets to keep your hands busy, do a craft with the kids, or just try something new from Art Impressions.

We are also offering 20% off of all of our 2020 New Releases. 

This means ALL of our new releases at once! 

Also, we are offering a free, limited-edition stamp with EVERY purchase.

Let's bring a little sunshine to this weekend with creativity, a fresh start, and hopefully, some great cards and scrapbooking out of our situation.

Ready to get started?
You can shop our Sale and 2020 New Releases categories at

Here's a sneak peek at some of the new Bible Journaling releases (which are included in this sale), courtesy of our  AMAZING Watercolor Design Team!!!

From : Dot


Have you seen the brand new Bible Journaling stamps from Art Impressions? I made this card with the 5270 - Columns Set. I LOVE all four stamps included in the set and know I will be using them often. Bonnie Krebs, owner/creator of Art Impressions gave me the idea to add the flower pots to the light pole. 

So to make this card, I stamped the light pole after inking it in 969 and 565 but I think next time, I will use an archival ink so my light doesn't get muddied up. I pulled the color out of the lines, then I added the yellow 993 from the palette to the light. 

I used the stamp positioner to add the pots from the 4869 - WC Container Set. I pulled the color out of the lines then colored them in 636. I used a fine tipped pen and ruler to add the lines over the pots. 

I inked up the vine from the Foliage Set - 4051 in 177 and added it around the pole. I used the smaller vine from the 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 inked in 249 to fill the flower pots, leaving some areas to stamp the brand new roses from the 5258 - WC Flower Set 4 inked in 685. I dabbed at all of the foliage and flowers with a wet brush. 

I then used 228 on the palette to color the light pole. Next, I added the grasses from the 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4 inked in 177 to the ground. I added the yellow 993 flowers from the 5009 - WC Mini Flower set all around. I used 565 to watercolor the sky. 

I stamped the bunny from the 4874 - WC Bunnies Set inked in 969 then pulled the color out of the lines. I added some of the yellow to the bunny and 685 to the ears and cheek. I used the smaller vine from the 5126 set inked in 173 to add that lighter green to brighten up all of the greenery. I shaded the ground with the 565 then stamped the Happy Easter from the Easter Twist Set - 5210 in grey Memento ink. 

I used the 5062 - Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies to cut it out along with a back ground piece. I used my Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll pen to add some glitter on the light, flowers, bunny and the pots.

Are you participating in the fabulous Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge? You can join in any time. Just include the #thedailymarker30day on your posts.

Thank you for checking out my blog!  You can find more of my cards on my Instagram account here

From : Karen

I had fun making three projects today, showing the new 5270 Columns Set:

I started by die cutting the largest of the new Bookmark Dies out of Canson XL Watercolor Paper.  Using Tombow Dual Brush Marker #N55 Cool Grey 7, I coloured the urn from the set, and stamped it in the lower left corner, and again on scrap paper.  I cut out the scrap image, and masked the urn.  Using my Stamp Positioner, I coloured only the bottom 1/4 of the large column image in #N55, and stamped it slightly higher and to the right of the urn.  Next I coloured only the top half of the column, and because these are clear stamps, I was able to match it up to the other half of my image, creating a much smaller column.  I stamped a second urn on top.  After more masking, I stamped the full column image behind the others, also in #N55.  With a damp #1 paintbrush, I pulled out the colour from the lines, keeping it where the shadows would fall.

Using the two trailing greenery images from 5126 - WC Foliage Set 4, I stamped them with #177 Dark Jade, having them trail out from either side of the urns.  I used the rose image from 5258 - Flower Set 4 and stamped it several times in #493 Reflex Blue, and touched everything with my damp paintbrush to bring out the colours.  I added several of the feathery greenery image in #126 Light Olive to my pots.  I added a pale wash of #493 to the background.  The Bookmark Dies include several small images, so I diecut a feather and cross, and added them to my bookmark along with some Baker's Twine.

My second bookmark and card are painted in the same method, with the same supplies. *More details on my blog!

From : Tricia

I am so excited to be a part of the new Bible Journaling watercolor stamps release.

Project Details
Step 1:  I inked up the column from the new Columns Stamp set with 569.  You can also use 565 if you don't have 569.  I wiped off a few of the sides so that I wouldn't have to fight with them when I added the leaves. I stamped it off and then stamped it to the right side of my Canson watercolor paper.  Then I inked up the urn from the set and stamped it off.  Using my positioner, I added it to the top of the column.  I added water to the columns and the urn.
Step 2:  Using post-it tape, I masked the bottom of the column off.  I inked up the cobblestones from the Cobblestone set with 569, stamped it off and added 969, I stamped it off.  Using my positioner again, I positioned where I wanted my cobblestones to the left of the column.  Then I stamped it again to the bottom and left of the column without re-inking it.  I added some water below each of the cobblestones and adding some additional color to the left of the column for a shadow.
Step 3:  I inked up the vine from the original Foliage set with 177 and stamped it several times along the bottom of the column.  Next, I inked the entire vine up again several times and stamped it up the column.  To create the vines coming down from the urn, I used the hanging vine stamp from  Foliage set 3 inked up with 177 as well.  I stamped the top of the column, bottom of the urn to the left and right.  Tip:  I had a hard time with this stamp because I had no idea how to use it.  Stamp it with the vines draping towards the bottom of paper.  You could also stamp it on its side.  I added water to all the foliage.
Step 4: Once that was dry, I inked the flower trio from the Mini Flower set with 685 and stamped it around the vines.  I used the flower top in the new Flower set 4 in 569 along the bottom of the urn. I added a small amount of water to the blooms.
Step 5Using my palette, I brushed in some 565 and 403 for the water.  I inked up the small boat from the Boats set with 569 and stamped it off.  I added it to the top of the water.  Add a small amount of 569 along the bottom of the boat to give the illusion of movement.  I pulled the color out of the lines and added some red to the sails.
Step 6:  I added some of the color left on my palette to create a sky.  And last but always so important, sign and date your work.
That is it!  Easy Peasy right?  To see how I put the card together visit my blog.  I would love to hear from you!   

I hope I have inspired you to create some peaceful cards in the current turmoil the world is in.  This hobby brings me so much peace and joy that I use it in just such times.
Take advantage of your home time to do some crafting!!!  Be healthy and safe my friends!  Til next time...Stay healthy!


Now, as we get ready for our ADORABLE new challenge, let's congratulate the winner of our 
Spring Celebrations Challenge!!!

Top Spot goes to June who used our Sweet Easter Set
to showcase one sweet little bunny that's ready for Spring!

Congrats June!!!

Contact Claire at with your mailing address, and choice of 3 stamps. Well done!

This week for our challenge, we want to see some fun with florals!!! Art imitates life, and as blossoms are budding, fruit is flowering, and plants are popping up, let's see what that inspires! If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our Floral CardsTryfoldsEaster Cards, or Bible Journaling on our Pinterest Page.

Jessica from our Design Team has created a fun feature for our newest challenge to brighten your day!!

Hey all! I can't wait to see what you make for this fun challenge! 
Today I'm using the Cherry Blossom Set that is an Art Impressions exclusive over at I'm using some Copic markers to color in the cute cherry bunches and blossoms.

I created my own pattern by stamping the two different cherry bunches all over a piece of Neenah 80lb card stock. Then filled in the rest of the spaces with the beautiful blossom stamp. I'll have the list of Copic Markers I used listed below. Once the coloring was done I also used a C1 Copic Marker to make a light shadow around each image. 

To add a bit more texture I used a stencil, and ink blended a very light gray ink over the top. This doesn't really darken the coloring but adds a fun design in the white card stock. I also inked the edges of the same card stock piece with the same light gray dye ink. 

After trim the panel down to 4in x 5.25in, I adhered it to a A2 top fold card base. At this point I decided to use gold embossing powder with the sentiment. First die cutting a piece of green card stock with a smaller Art Impressions Circle Double Stitch die. I adhered some craft foam behind the die cut circle and adhered it to my card. 

From my stash I grabbed a few more gold items. The first is a watercolor pallet from Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Starry Colors, that has several gold shades in it. I used the yellow gold as a highlight on each of the cherries and also added a few well placed dots on the panel. I then took some gold sequins that range in sizes and applied those too. My last gold item I used is some gold chunks, this stuff can be used in shaker cards too. I adhered small gold chunks to all the of blossom centers.

I hope you like the cherry card I made today! The sentiments in this set are fabulous and don't forget to check out the rest of the Art Impressions exclusives on

Happy Stamping!

We want to see how you create cards with a floral theme or accent. Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection! Hurry, challenge closes April 8th at 5PM PT!

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 the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
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Click here to enter


Watch guest artist Kendra Krebs create another adorable wreath using some of our most popular stamp sets and a Molotow pen for a unique twist!

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce nouveau challenge...
Félicitations à la DT pour ses belles créations.

Thank you for this new challenge ...
Congratulations to DT for its beautiful creations.