Thursday, March 17, 2022

Black Tie Affair Challenge #323 Plus- a St. Patrick's Day Sale!!

Hello Ai fans!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Whether you're Irish or not, it's a fun day to celebrate and break out your green attire!

Art Impressions wanted to help you celebrate by having a sale.
Check out the website and be sure to enter the coupon code LUCKY when you order.

Today we're kicking off our latest challenge.

This will be ReneĆ©'s 300th challenge so stay tuned next week for a special giveaway!

Before we get started, let's introduce the winners from our "You Take the Cake" challenge.

For our Top Spot we've chosen Stephanie Serrano.
She used 4130 – Picture Perfect Set from the Art Impressions Girlfriends line of stamps.

Please contact Leah at
to claim a free stamp set of your choice!
Also, be sure to grab your badge to display on your blog, Facebook or Instagram!

Now for our lucky, random winner.

Consuelo “Chelin” G

Please contact Leah at
to claim a free stamp set of your choice!

Now for our new challenge and our adorable feature from Bri.


Hi Ai friends - Bri here! Today I am helping to kick off the latest Ai challenge, "Black Tie Affair." The only requirement is to make a project that is mainly black and white. My challenge feature card features the adorable bear in a tea cup from the 5005 - Valentine Bears Set. Keep reading below for more details on how I made this monochromatic card. 

For this challenge, I decided to create a simple, contrasting card design. First, I cut a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" black panel that is matted onto an A2 solid white piece of cardstock. Next, I used the Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Die measuring approximately "3 1/2 x 4 5/8" to cut the front layer. 

After ink blending the top layer with a Hearts and Dots stencil and Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink, I stamped the sentiment with pigment black ink. 

To finish the card, I added black and gray rhinestones for embellishment. 

To color the bear and tea cup I used two different tones of gray Copic markers to create a contrast between the cup and the cuddly bear. The colors I used are listed at the end of this post. I used warm grays (W's) for the bear and cool grays (C's) for the cup. 

I used foam tape to attach the adorable image to the card front. 

Hope you enjoy this adorable challenge feature card. Can't wait to see what you create!

Ai Products Used:

5005 - Valentine Bears Set
5062 - Rounded Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Die Set

Copic Makers Used:

C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0
W7, W5, W3, W1


Thank you Bri for the wonderful, challenge inspiration.

For our Black Tie Affair challenge we're looking for any crafty creation made with mostly black and white.  You may use a pop of color if you wish. 

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!
 ✻Please include first name and last initial on your submission.
✻We love to comment on your entries, but keep in mind if you use a private group or a platform that you need to sign up for, we probably won't be able to.
✻ 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 if you can, by clicking and commenting on 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

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Thanks so much for picking my card... I am honored!