Thursday, April 1, 2021

SPRING CLEANING SALE + New ShadowBox Series + New Video with Bonnie!!!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We're back on the blog this week, just in time for a sale!!!

For this sale, our WHOLE SITE is 25% off,
and all of our Sale Category items are 60% off (prices as marked on our site).

This is a great chance to "spring clean" your wishlist, or get those sets that you've wanted but waited on!

Use code AiSpring2021 at checkout to receive your spring savings!

**Sale runs from today, 4/1 to Sunday, 4/4**
Cannot be combined with other coupons.

You can shop our Sale category here.

Happy "Spring Cleaning"!!!

Now, in case you missed it, last week we released our new ShadowBox Series!!

Using the ShadowBox Window Die and any of our Windows to the World, you can now create a simple but beautiful shadowbox effect!

In addition, we have 4 new accessory sets to accompany this new line!
Our new Boat Window Set includes the image and dies for a wooden boat that can be mounted in the foreground.
Our new Mailbox Window Set includes the image and dies for a vine-covered mailbox that can be mounted in the foreground.
Our Deer Window Set includes the image and dies for a standing deer that can be mounted in the foreground.
Our new Bridge Window Set includes the image and dies for a arching bridge that can be mounted in the foreground.

Want more info on how to put these sets together? Go to the category here on our website for an instructional video with Bonnie Krebs!

Welcome to our Challenge Feature for this Week!

Jil had a blast with these new sets!!

Hello Ai fans!

It's time for a new Challenge on the Art Impressions blog! Just make a card using squares and add it to the challenge post.  Be sure to enter for the chance to win free stamps.  There are four new Window To The World stamps that are being released with the New Shadowbox Window Die. I used the New Mailbox Window Accessory Stamp and Die Set along with the New Shadowbox Window Die.  The Shadowbox Die works with the existing Windows To The World line of stamps.

I started by stamping the images onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock with Gina K Black Amalgam ink and colored them with Copic markers.  The colors I used will be listed at the end of this post.  I then cut out the mailbox with the matching die that came in the set. I then attached it to the front of the image with foam tape. I then cut out the square portion of the stamp.  I then attached it to the base that I die cut from the Shadowbox Die.
I created a 41/4" x 41/4" card from dark brown paper and attached a smaller layer of Moda Scraps decorative paper.  I traced the square from the Shadowbox Die onto the card front.
You can cut the square from the card front using your die cut machine.  It's a simple shape, so I cut it out using my craft knife.  I did this because my die cutting plates would leave marks on the card front.
I used the dies from the Shadowbox die set to cut a frame and window sill from Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper.
I attached the window frame to the square cut out on the card. I attached the window sill below it with foam tape.
I folded the piece that the image is attached to as shown in the picture below. I then added the right hand side to the window opening. 
To finish the card, I attached the left piece of the main image to the left side of the window opening.
The image folds flat and can be popped up once the card is opened
Copic Colors Used:
Sky - B02, B00
Grass - YG17, YG07, YG13
Trees - G28, YG17, YG07, YG13, E35T
Path - E33, E33, E31
Hill - YG07, YG05
House - B000
Roof/Doors - E25, E21
Tulips - R85, R81

Thanks for stopping by and Have a Great Day!

Thank you Jil for the beautiful work as always!!!

Here is some additional inspiration from our Design Team!

**Don't forget, all of these cards use the ShadowBox Window Die **

Crystal used a rustic fall theme to accent the new Deer Window Set!

 used our new 
Deer Window Set and a sleek contemporary color scheme! 

Bri is playing foursquare with her quad of cards using all of the new sets!

Lynn went with black and white for her Bridge Window Set card!

Tasha went with warm colors and a church scene using the Bridge Window Set!

Janet turned her Boat Window Set into an easel card!

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 Nancy K who used a variety of our small WC Flowers for a simple but beautiful thank you card!


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

For this challenge, we want to see you use four corners! This is a challenge to use square shapes in your card! Whether that's the shape of your card base, the shape of your dies, or you use Windows to the World, we want to see who's the biggest "square"!
If you're looking for some starter ideas, check out our Windows to the World, DiesEaster, or Ai People on our Pinterest Page

Show us your square-inspired card! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Art Impressions products in your collection!
Hurry, challenge closes Wednesday, April 7th 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

We're kicking off April with a beautiful Easter scene by Bonnie!

Want to follow along? Find Bonnie's Supplies list here :

Also, new to Art Impressions, we will have updated lists of supplies for ALL of our live videos HERE!

If you want to know when to watch next, here's our video calendar!

Happy Stamping!


NancyK said...

OMG I am the itty bitty winner!! Thank you so much - I just emailed Claire!!

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