Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m a little late posting today – a new washer and dryer is being delivered here today which is exciting news for us. Trying to find an in-stock washer and dryer in the midst of ongoing supply chain issues that would fit in a cramp space was beginning to feel like an exercise in futility. But on Thursday, I managed to track down the last set in the metropolitan area of the model we wanted and it’s being delivered today. So we’ve had to double check all the measurements — even fractions of an inch makes a difference between fitting and not fitting — and make sure everything is ready for delivery.

BUT FIRST, here’s some housekeeping of a different sort!

FREE SHIPPING DAYS: October 1st and 2nd, ending at midnight, mountain time. Free domestic shipping and $6.95 off international shipping. No promo code required. If you’re thinking about ordering, now’s the time to do it!

GIVEAWAY 1: Colorado Craft Company is giving away a HUGE complete bundle to ONE lucky winner. To enter, you have to use my affiliate links to buy their products. The winner will receive an email from Colorado Craft Company and the name will also be announced on their blog.

GIVEAWAY 2: One lucky person who comments on Wednesday’s blog post will win one set from this release from Colorado Craft Company.  Make sure you comment by October 1st at Midnight MST. The more you comment, the better chance you have to win!

Finally!

Here’s today’s card featuring the new Anita Jeram Boo Time stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. Coordinating dies are also available, but I didn’t use them here. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Boo Time | Colorado Craft Company

BOO TIME
SIZE
: A2
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For the background, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock (my preferred paper for ink blending) to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and masked off 1″ on each side using strips cut from Masking Magic. Then I masked along the bottom of the exposed area to create a 1″ gap where I ink blended Distress Ink in Black Soot. Next, I removed the bottom mask and realigned it to cover the Black Soot and ink blended the remainder of the center with Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Wilted Violet. I created the clouds using the Cloud Stencil from My Favorite Things blended with Black Soot.

Finally, I removed the mask covering the bottom Black Soot blending and stamped the images using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. Then I removed all the masks and started coloring. Since I used Distress Ink (as opposed to Distress Oxide) I can color with my Copics directly over the dye ink. Marker list provided below.

I stamped the “Boo Time” sentiment on a piece of white cardstock using Versafine ink. I cut out the circle using one of the dies in the Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies set.

When I was assembling the card, I decided to trim 1/8″ off of each side of the panel. From there, I just assembled the layers as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67, W4, W6 (cat); W4, W6 (branch & bat)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Boo Time by Colorado Craft Company | 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.]

Anita Jeram Hang in There (Again)!

HEY FRIENDS! Here’s my second post of the day featuring the Anita Jeram Hang in There stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I’ll cut to the chase – just a reminder that supplies are linked with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

BUT FIRST, let’s get a little housekeeping out the way! 

GIVEAWAY 1: Colorado Craft Company is giving away a HUGE complete bundle to ONE lucky winner. To be entered, you have to use my affiliate links to buy their products. The winner will receive an email from Colorado Craft Company and the name will also be announced on their blog.

GIVEAWAY 2: One lucky person who comments on Wednesday’s blog post will win one set from this release from Colorado Craft Company.  Make sure you comment by October 1st at Midnight MST. The more you comment, the better chance you have to win!

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Hang in There by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Hang in There | Colorado Craft Company

HANG IN THERE
SIZE:
A2
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I started with a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper cut to 4″ x 5.25″ and stamped the bat images as shown using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I colored the image with Copic markers (see list below). I masked off 3/4″ around all four sides with strips of Masking Magic. I also stamped the bat image on a piece Masking Magic, fussy cut the images, and applied the mask over the colored images. I taped the solid medium moon from the Moon Mask stencil in place.

Next, I inkblended the background with Distress Oxide inks, working from top to bottom: Black Soot, Villainous Potion, Shaded Lilac, and Peacock Feathers. I positioned the Hills and Grass stencil from Newton’s Nook along the bottom and blended with Distress Oxide ink in Black Soot.

Next, I removed all of the masks and ink blended Distress Oxide ink in Antique Linen in the center of the moon. I added the coordinating detail stencil inked with Distress Oxide ink in Tea Dye.

After removing all of the masks, I stamped the cat image from the Whimsy World: Purrfect Halloween Mini in the center of the moon and the sentiment along the bottom using Archival Distress Ink in Black Soot. I glued craft foam to the back of the card, but you could use foam tape to add dimension. I finished the card by adhering the panel to a cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest cardstock.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Hang in There by Colorado Craft Company

That’s all for today! I’ll be back tomorrow with one last project from the Halloween release.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E51, E53, E55, R20 (bat bodies); W1, W3, BG72, BG93 (bat wings)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Hang in There by Colorado Craft Company | 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.]

Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back with a few more projects from the Christmas in July release by Colorado Craft Company. Today I’m featuring one of the new stamps by Kris Lauren — Sweater Weather. I loved these crazy Christmas sweaters so I had to color them up. Check out the full release at Colorado Craft Company!

Don’t forget that today is the last day to get free shipping on your order (FREE US and $6.95 off International orders).

Giveaway for Christmas in July Release

  • Colorado Craft Company is offering FREE SHIPPING DAYS on July 19th & 20th (FREE US and $6.95 off International orders).
  • They are also giving away one stamp set of the winner’s choice per designer. Be sure to visit each designer (see list in previous post) to increase your chance to win. You have until midnight mountain time on July 20th to post your comments! Winners will be announced on the Colorado Craft Company email and blog.
  • AND they are doing a HUGE complete bundle giveaway to ONE lucky winner. To enter, just shop from my affiliate link to Colorado Craft Company for your purchases.

As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.


Project #1

Rowhouse Greetings | Kris Lauren Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company

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Kris Lauren Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company

In order to fit all the sweaters and sentiments, I had to go big — 5″ x 7″ to be exact — so this card is larger than my usual A2 sized cards. For the card base, I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest to 7″ x 10″ and scored at 5″. Using the 5 x 7 Matting Basics A and the 5 x 7 Matting Basics B die sets by Spellbinders, I cut a piece of Blue Beyond Cardstock by My Favorite Things and a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock as shown.

I stamped the images and sentiments from the Kris Lauren Sweater Weather stamp set as shown using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow and colored the images using the following Copic markers:

  • Snowman Sweater: BG10, B00, B41 (snowman); RV25, RV29 (scarf & hat); RV25, RV29, B26, B29, FB2 (sweater)
  • Polar Bear Sweater: W0, W1, E30 (bear); RV29, R59, YG06, G05, G28 (sweater)
  • Penguin Sweater: C0, C5, C7, C9 (penguin); RV25, RV29, R59 (sweater)
Rowhouse Greetings | Kris Lauren Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

Once the coloring was complete, I assembled the layers as shown.


Project #2

Rowhouse Greetings | Kris Lauren Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company

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Kris Lauren Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company

For the card base, I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest to 4.25″ x 11″ and scored at 5.5″. I also cut a piece of cut a piece of Simons Says Stamp Cardstock in Fog Gray to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and a piece of design paper to 2″ x 4.25″ which I assembled as shown and set aside.

For the image layer, I cut a piece of Hammermill Smooth White Cardstock using the medium die in the Folk Edge Squares die set by Pinkfresh Studio. I stamped one of the images from the Kris Lauren Sweater Weather and colored it with the following Copic markers:

  • Sweater: R14, R24, R46, R59
  • Stripes: YG06, G07, G28
  • Belt: Y38, W5, W7, W9
  • Skin: E000, E11, E21
  • Beard: W1, W3, W5
  • Trim: W1, W3
Rowhouse Greetings | Kris Lauren Sweater Weather by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

Once the coloring was complete, I stamped the sentiments using Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I applied foam tape to the back of the image layer and finished the card by assembling the layers as shown.


That’s all for me today. Until next time ….

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Sweater Weather

[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.]