Thursday, February 25, 2021

New 2021 Holiday Releases + New Challenge "Love is in the Air"

Hello, Ai Fans!

You've been patiently waiting for our 2021 release, and our first release is ready!

For our 2021 Holiday Release, we have an Easter set and a Celebration set!

Celebrate with our Baby Critters Set!! This clear stamp & dies set includes 4 baby critters, a wagon full of gifts, and the sentiments "Happy Bird-Day", "Big Birthday Wishes", "age is irrelephant", "You rule", "Party Animal", "I'm wild about you", "Happy Birthday", "Hippo-Party-mus", "This is huge", and "I love you a ton!".The five critters are a bird, elephant, lion, giraffe and hippo. 

Hats off to this new Easter Chicks Set! This clear stamp & dies set includes 3 darling baby chicks, 3 interchangeable hats, and the sentiments "Happy Easter!", "To some of my favorite peeps!", "Easter Bonnet",  and "Easter Wishes". This set also includes small images of easter eggs, flowers, and a bow that can be used on any of these itty bitty chickens for a fun and festive set!

You can shop these new sets here!!

Welcome to our Challenge Feature for this Week!

Bri has a fun and creative celebration project for our new card-making challenge!

Hello Ai fans - Bri here! 
I am excited to introduce this new holiday collection to you! My creation features the new Easter Chicks stamp set. Although the stamp set is geared towards the Easter holiday, it was easy for me to make transform the characters into a Valentine's day theme to fit perfectly with the Love is in the Air challenge!! 

For more details on this creation keep reading below! This project is featured on my personal blog too, check it out here. Follow me on Instagram to see my most recent Ai creations here!

To color the chicks and their fabulous accessories I used my Copic alcohol markers. The colors I used are listed at the end of this blog post. I heat embossed the sentiment "Love is in the Air!" from the In The Air stamp set in gold embossing powder onto a Banner Double Stitched die cut. I attached the chicks and the banner sentiment to the card front with foam tape.

To create the background I used a heart silhouette stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink to create the big beautiful heart on the white card front. I used a water sprayer to create a splattered look on the heart. Next, I used Candied Apple Distress ink to ink splatter and to distress the edges of the heart and the card front. I love the textured look of the ink splatter effect! I matted the white card front onto a red A2 sized card base. Last, I added some gold sequins for extra embellishment!

Ai Products

Copic Markers Used
Fur: Y000, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Feet: Y32, Y35, Y38
Pink: RV000, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Green: G24
White Shadow: C2, C0


Inspired? Check out the challenge rules below, and enter your creation!

Before we get to this next challenge, we want to congratulate the winner of our 

Congratulations to Cynthia Olheiser who used our Love Birds Set for an anniversary card that we fell in love with!


Email with your choice of 3 stamp sets for your prize.

For this challenge, we want to see your card that celebrates love! Whether you want to show your love for your best friends, for your special someone, for your spouse, or your pet, we want to see that creativity and love shine through your creation!
If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our Valentine's Day, Twist TiesGirlfriends, or Mini Tryfolds on our Pinterest Page

We can't wait to see you share the love!!! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes Wednesday, March 10th at 5PM PST!

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 for "Back to Basics" with Kendra! 

This new series will include a new video each Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. PST! For our new watercolor artists and continuing Ai Watercolor fans, these tutorials are a great chance to "brush" up on your skills!

"See" you next week for Wednesday Live with Bonnie on Facebook!

Happy Stamping


Cynthia said...

Wow, what a great surprise to see my card chosen! Thanks so much! The new release sets are adorable and Bri's inspiration card is so sweet.

Sharon Caudle said...

Congrats Cynthia! LOVE your card!! Bri - your cards are adorable! Love the new sets!

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