Inspire Me Monday: Small Stamps, Big Impact

HEY FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with some examples for using all those small stamps in your stamp sets for a big impact. So hop on over to the Power Poppy blog to see the full blog post.

See you back here soon! In the meantime, be sure you check out my Power Poppy coloring videos on YouTube.

Sledging Party by Lili of the Valley

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back with another edition of Nancy and Jill Color Together! If you saw last month’s post, you know that Jill Killeen of Killeen House Studio asked me to participate in a monthly challenge with her where we would color the same image and see how we each interpreted it. This month, I selected Sledging Party by Lili of the Valley for our challenge. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Sledging Party by Lili of the Valley

This image was a little more complicated than I expected. Once I started coloring, I realized that I had to sort out all the arm, legs, scarfs and mittens. So to keep things simple, I selected specific color combinations and used them throughout. This simplified the color scheme and provided continuity in the image.

Enough about me! Here’s Jill’s interpretation!

Killeen House Studio | Sledging Party by Lili of the Valley

A few similarities with mine – I suspect that we used some of the same combinations, although rumor has it that Jill used nearly 50 markers! Check her full blog post for all the details.

That’s all for today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: V20, E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); R17, R27, R39, R46 (reds); B93, B95, B97 (blues); YG03, YG16, YG67 (greens); C1, C3, C5, C7 (grays); Y38 (yellow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Sledging Party by Lili of the Valley | Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Holiday Gift Tags

HEY FRIENDS! Today I’ve switched gears to make some holiday tags for gift packages. I recently purchased a new to me Penny Black stamp set called Jolly Follies — I have a soft spot for all of the Penny Black critter images — so I paired it with a few Avery Elle stamps from my stash as well as a large layer tag die also from Avery Elle. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Jolly Follies by Penny Black and Merry Circle Tags by Avery Elle

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Tag 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Jolly Follies by Penny Black and Merry Circle Tags by Avery Elle

COPICS: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37 (mouse); B12, B24, B26, B39 (scarf); R17, R27, R39 (bow); C3, C5, C7 (lamp); V20, BG10, B000, B41 (snow)

Tag 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Jolly Follies by Penny Black and Merry Circle Tags by Avery Elle

COPICS: B000, B41 (snow); YR04 (carrot); E23 (branches); C3, C5, C7 (hat); R17, R27, R39 (hat band, scarf & mittens); R27, YG03, YG17, YG67 (stocking)

Tag 3

Rowhouse Greetings | Jolly Follies by Penny Black and Merry Circle Tags by Avery Elle

COPICS: R17, R27, R39 (ribbon); R27 (berries); YG03, YG17, YG67 (holly leaves); Y21, Y26, Y28, E23 (bells); B000, B00, B01 (dress); R20, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37 (mouse)

For each tag, I used the largest tag die in the Easy Layer Tag Die set to cut the background from Hammermill smooth cardstock. The images from the Jolly Follies stamp set were stamped using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. I used sentiments from the Merry Circle Tags stamp set which I stamped using Versafine Claire in Nocturne. I used the “To” and “From” stamps from the Jingle stamp set. I added clear Wink of Stella to embellish the snow on the lamp in Tag 1 and the bells in Tag 3.

Since the Copic ink bleeds through the paper, I cut another tag from Neenah cardstock to glue to the back. For the third tag, I also stamped all the sentiments on the back since they were not used on the front.

That’s all for today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]


Santa Bunny (again!) by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! In case you hadn’t guessed, the Santa Bunny stamp set by Colorado Craft Company is one of the my favorite images. I don’t usually color an image more than once, but I’ve used this one to make cards (1 and 2), a tag and even did a Copic coloring video featuring the image. So for something a little different, I pulled out my colored pencils and colored it one more time. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Santa Bunny by Colorado Craft Company

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The Santa Bunny image was stamped on Stonehenge Drawing Paper using Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I used the multi-colored Stonehenge paper pad, selecting one of the grey tone sheets. This is actually my favorite paper and tone to use for colored pencils. I used Prismacolor Premier Pencils to color the image and applied Gamsol with a blending stump to blend the colors.

To finish, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Anita Jeram Hanging Stockings Mini stamp set using Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I trimmed the panel using one of the dies from Blanket Stitched Rectangles die set. I cut panels from Red Hot and Field Day Card Stock from My Favorite Things. I assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS:

  • Reds: PC122 Permanent Red; PC923 Scarlet Lake; PC924 Crimson Red; PC925 Crimson Lake; PC937 Tuscan Red
  • Greens: PC913 Spring Green; PC912 Apple Green; PC109 Prussian Green; PC909 Grass Green; PC907 Peacock Green
  • Browns: PC1017 Clay Rose; PC943 Burnt Ochre; PC945 Sienna Brown; PC946 Dark Brown
  • Grays: PC1050 10% Warm Grey; PC1051 20% Warm Grey; PC1052 30% Warm Grey
  • Black: PC1056 70% Warm Grey; PC1067 90 % Cool Grey

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]


Golden Dance by Penny Black

HEY FRIENDS! I took a break from making holiday cards to color up a stamp set by Penny Black called Golden Dance. I’ve had my eye on this stamp for awhile because I love its simplicity. So I decided it was a sign when I found both the stamp AND its coordinating die while I was out shopping at Shady Lane Impressions in Pennsylvania. This is a fabulous family owned craft store located in Honeybrook, Pennsylvania. They really have a little bit of everything in stock so it was quite a shopping experience! As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Golden Dance by Penny Black

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I stamped the image on Hammermill cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). Once the image was colored, I used the coordinating die to cut out the image.

I created an A2 top folding cardbase from Neenah Classic Crest cardstock and added a layer of design paper. I cut a piece of white cardstock using the second largest die in the Stitches of Love Rectangle die set and stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner using Versafine Clair ink in Nocturne. I applied foam adhesive squares to the back of the colored image and assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R17, R27, R39, Y38, T5 (flowers); YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaf combo 1); YG61, YG63, YG67 (leaf combo 2); T1, T3, T5, T7 (pail)

Rowhouse Greetings | Golden Dance by Penny Black | Color Map

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]