Thursday, September 17, 2020

2020 Holiday Releases from Art Impressions + New Challenge Homemade Holidays!!!

Hello, Ai Fans!

Christmas and Halloween have arrived at Art Impressions!

We are so excited to have new holiday releases to share with you! This has been a crazy year, and we are all looking forward to the beauty of the fall, the warmth of Thanksgiving, and the peaceful joy of Christmas!

Our New Halloween Set is our Halloween Critters! This set comes with a fox, bunny, raccoon and owl dressed in cute costumes with plenty of candy and sentiment stamps to make a bowl full of treats! And, by popular demand, these clear stamps have matching dies!

Our New Christmas Sets include our Animal Nativity Set, Chubby Snowmen Set, 
and new Large Snowflake Dies!

 Our Animal Nativity features a baby cow, donkey, sheep, rabbit, camel, and Jesus, as well as perky birds and sweet sentiments. 
For those snow-lovers, we have our Chubby Snowmen set that showcases three bundled of snow-people and one rosy-cheeked rabbit, as well as fun sentiments to use to your delight! Just like our Halloween Critters, these sets now come with dies as well! Merry Christmas--less fussy cutting!!!
Last but not least, we have our Large Snowflake Dies with 18 different snowflakes--like our Small Snowflake Dies, but more of a blizzard than a flurry!

And finally, we have our newest Twisters Sets!
Our Witch Twist Set and Santa Twist Set work with our Twist Frame Die (sold separately) for a fun and festive addition to our new 2020 Twisters Line!

You can shop these sets here. Happy shopping!

For our new challenge this week, we have a double feature
Sharon and Lynn have some fun tutorials for us below!

 Hello AI Fans!!

I am so excited to be able to show you this brand new Nativity Set by Art Impressions! It truly touches my heart. It was so fun to color all these adorable animals worshiping Jesus on the morning of his birth! Here is the finished product, and yes, I had to use every single stamp that is in the set!  You could still make an adorable card using just a couple of the animals, but I wanted to squeeze every single one into this A2 card!  :)  It's so wonderful that AI includes all the dies for everything in this set!! 

First thing is to stamp all the images  out on your paper and color them up.  I used Copic markers which are listed below.  Look at all the wonderful images and sentiments that are included in this amazing set!! 

There's something about cows, I have to put spots on them. I have no idea what it is, but I've done it for forever! I just use a Copic Multiliner pen and draw them in, then color away! 

I wanted to make a shining star, so used a sun stencil I had along with some Distress inks to create it. I just didn't sponge ink into the sun area. I left it alone and popped up the star that is in the set.  

I created a little hill and distressed the edges to ground the scene. Though I'm not sure why since I used all the animals around the baby Jesus, you can't really see it. 

And then I used Scotch Mounting tape to pop up all the animals around baby Jesus.  I added a little twine bow and my favorite sentiment. 


Thanks so much for taking the time to visit! Until next time - stay crafty!!!

Copics used:
E000, E00, E11, E31, E33, E35, E41, E51, E53, E71, E74, E95
Y32, Y35, Y38
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7
BG70, BG72, BG75
R11, R12, R32, R35

Hello Ai Fans!!!

I’m really excited to be doing a feature card and video for the brand new Ai Halloween Critters Set! These are the most adorable Halloween images and sentiments! My favorite sentiment, which we will be using today, says “Here for the Candy”. That really is what it is all about! 

In todays video we will be creating a fun tag card and I will show you how easy this is to do with a little bit of partial die cutting! To set the scene...we will also create a spooky sky for our little tag using the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.
Watch video tutorial below!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Have a great day!

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens used:
Blender, Yellow, Orange, Mustard, Beige, Mid Gray, Mid Brown, Lt Gray, Black, Purple

NEW RELEASE!! Ai Halloween Critters Set (5352)

Scroll below to see the full challenge, and enter to win 3 stamp sets!!!

Now, as we get ready for another new challenge, let's congratulate the winner of our 
To Die For!!!

Thank you all for participating and bringing joy to each of our challenges!

This week, Top Spot goes to Shanti Nathan who used our 
Coffee Gift Card Holder for the festive and simple gift card holders! 
She also used two different techniques--well done!

Congrats Shanti!!

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

This week for our new challenge, it's beginning to look like the holidays! Embrace your inner kid with a Halloween card, make table setting cards for Thanksgiving, a bookmark for Hannukah, A gift tag for Kwanzaa, stocking stuffers for Christmas, or an encouragement card for those New Years Resolutions--the season has no limit!
If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our Christmas and WinterHalloweenThanksgiving, or Holiday Mansion categories on our Pinterest Page

We want to see what you create for the upcoming holiday season! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes September 30th 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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday on Wednesday Live with Bonnie!

The list of supplies and Inspiration Page for Bonnie's Project Today will be posted on our website in time for "Part Two" next week!

Don't forget, you can always watch the videos after they air here : 


Heather said...

Ooooo . . . I just might NEED that nativity set!!! The little critters are sooooo cute and I LOVE how you used all of them on your card!!

Dot J Freel said...

That nativity set is beyond cute and Sharon's card is beautiful! Love that tag, too! So perfectly colored! The new release is so cute and I want it all.

Helfoo said...

Very nice post :)