Halloween 2022 Release – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s here — the new Halloween 2022 Release by Colorado Craft Company. The release includes BRAND NEW, NEVER SEEN BEFORE illustrations by Anita Jeram as well as new stamps sets from the Lovely Legs and Big and Bold lines. Knowing my love for all things Anita Jeram, Adrienne and Amy sent me three of the new sets to play with.

So today I’m starting with the first of many cards that I’ll be showing over the next few days created from the new release. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. If you like my creations, please consider supporting me by using my links whenever you shop.

BUT FIRST, let’s get a little housekeeping out the way! To celebrate, there will be a blog hop and TWO giveaways so be sure you check out all the details below.

BLOG HOP: See the list of designers at the end of this post. Be sure you check out their projects and give them a little love!

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 this 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!

Today’s Project

To kick off the Halloween 2022 Release, I have a card featuring the Anita Jeram Scaredy Cat stamp set. If you like masking, then this is the card for you! If masking is not your thing, coordinating dies are also available.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Scaredy Cats by Colorado Craft Company
Anita Jeram Scaredy Cats | Colorado Craft Company

SCAREDY CATS
SIZE:
A2
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To start, I cut a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and stamped the trick or treaters along the bottom using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. I stamped the same images on a piece of Masking Magic, fussy cut the images, and applied the masks to the panel.

Next, I stamped the fence using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Afterwards, I used medium sized moon from the Tim Holtz Moon Mask Stencil set and lightly traced the outline of the moon in pencil. Then I started coloring, use the Copic markers listed below:

  • Cat 1: BV20, BV23, BV25 (fur); R35, R56, R59 (coat); E01, E04 (collar & cuffs); YR04, YR09 (pumpkin)
  • Cat 2: BV20, BV23, BV25 (fur); V2, V25, V28 (hat); YR09 (pumpkin)
  • Cat 3: E13, E15, E19 (fur); YG03, YG17, G29 (cape)
  • Cat 4: C0, C1 (fur); V2, V25, V28 (coat); E01, E04 (collar & cuffs); YR09 (bag)
  • Sky: FB2, B28, B69, B79, BV08
  • Moon: Y21, YR23, Y26, B00
  • Pillars: W1, W3, W5, W7
  • Gate: T5, T7

For the moon, I lightly colored using Y21, leaving a small white border along the inside. For the moon details, I used the coordinating mask to color in the features using YR23 and Y26. Then I used B00 to color the white space, creating the glow around the moon.

I stamped the sentiment on the moon using Versafine ink, covered the ink with clear embossing powder, and heat set the powder.

Finally, I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5.5″ and applied craft foam to the back using Beacon’s 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue. Craft foam is getting hard to find, so you could use foam tape if you prefer. I glued a piece of Licorice Cardstock to an A2 cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest and then adhered the image panel to the center as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Scaredy Cats by Colorado Craft Company

Check out all the crafty inspiration from my friends at Colorado Craft Company!

Thanks for joining me 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.]


Holly Jolly – The Crafters Workshop

HEY FRIENDS! Just a quick post to show you a card that came together in a matter of minutes. Today I’m featuring the Holly Jolly stamp set by The Crafters Workshop. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Holly Jolly by The Crafters Workshop

HOLLY JOLLY
Size:
A2
Featured products:

  • Holly Jolly by The Crafters Workshop [ SCB | SSS ]
  • Copic markers (see list below)
  • Additional supplies listed in the thumbnails below.

To start, I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest cardstock to create an A2 landscape cardbase. Then, I cut a piece of Hammermill Smooth #110 cardstock to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and stamped the snowman image as shown using Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

The image was colored with Copic markers. Here, I used darker blues to really emphasize the shadows and contour of the snowman. I started with B41 and added small amounts of B45 in the darkest areas. I blended any harsh lines with B41. Then I added B0000 and BG10 to extend the blend.

After the coloring was complete, I stamped the sentiment along the bottom with Versafine Ink and added snowflakes using Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass. I cut a piece of design paper in a fishtail shape and stamped the second sentiment with Versafine Ink. I heat set clear embossing powder over the ink to help it stand out from the background pattern.

When assembling the card, I decided to trim 1/8″ off each side of the panel. I glued craft foam to the back, but you could use foam tape to add dimension. Then I assembled the layers as shown.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV000, BG10, B0000, B41, B45 (snowman); R35, R37, R39, W1 (hat); R37, G09 (scarf); YR04 (carrot); BV000, B41 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Holly Jolly by The Crafters Workshop | 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 All is Bright – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m working away on holiday cards so today I have TWO cards and a video featuring the Anita Jeram All is Bright stamp set by Colorado Craft Company.  I’m not going to go into great detail about the coloring the images because I have a tutorial for you on my YouTube channel. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.


Card 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company

ALL IS BRIGHT (CAT)
Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″

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To start, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to create an A2 portrait cardbase. I also cut a piece of Grapesicle Cardstock from My Favorite Things. I glued the two layers together with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and set them aside.

Next, I used taped together the mid-sized die from the Folk Edge Rectangles Die Set by Pinkfresh Studio along with its coordinating plain die to create a frame. I used the taped framed dies to cut twice from white cardstock. This created two frame pieces and two solid pieces. I glued the two framed pieces together. Then I ink blended Distress Ink in Spun Sugar in the center of one of the solid pieces and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Clair.

You’ll see from the video that I stamped and colored all of the images at the same time. I’ll just note here that the images were stamped on Hammermill 100# Smooth Cardstock with Amalagam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs. After coloring the image were cut with the coordinating dies. I applied foam squares to the back of the images and adhered them to the card as shown.


Card 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company

ALL IS BRIGHT (Cat & Dog)
Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″
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To start, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to create an A2 landscape cardbase. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Cardstock in Fog Gray to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I love this cardstock because it creates the perfect neutral background. I glued the two layers together with Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive and set them aside.

I wanted the cat and one of the branches to be set back from the dog and the rest of the tree. So I started by stamping the cat and branch on Hammermill 100# Smooth Cardstock with Amalagam Ink in Obsidian as shown below.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright by Colorado Craft Company

After the images were colored I trimmed the panel with the Folk Edge Rectangles die set and stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with Versafine Clair. I glued craft foam to the back for dimension, but you could use foam squares or foam tape. I adhered the panel to the card base. I applied foam squares to the remainder of the colored die cut images and assembled as shown. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the ornaments for a little added shimmer.

Coloring Video for All is Bright

Ready to color? You can check out my coloring video below or watch it HERE on YouTube.

That’s all from me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s projects!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: R20, W1, W3, W5 ( dog, cat); W5, W7 (dog’s nose); R30, R35, R37 (cat’s bow); YG03, YG17, YG67 (greenery); YR04, Y35, Y38 (stars); R30, R35, R37, Y35, B24 (ornaments); BV000, BV00 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram All is Bright 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.]

Snowflakes by Mo’s Digital Pencil

HEY FRIENDS! Got something a little different today! My friend 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. So this month we’re starting off with a digital image from Mo’s Digital Pencil. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

This month we’re coloring Snowflakes by Mo’s Digital Pencil and here’s my take on the image!

Rowhouse Greetings | Snowflakes by Mo's Digital Pencil

SNOWFLAKES
SIZE: A2
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I printed the image on Hammermill Smooth Cardstock and colored it with Copic markers (see marker list below). If you’re unfamiliar with digital images, here is a video I did for Power Poppy illustrating how I print digital images.

Once the image was colored, I trimmed the panel to 2-3/4 x 4-3/4 inches as well as a piece of design paper from the Black & White Striped 6×6 Paper Pad by My Favorite Things cut to 3-1/2 x 5-1/8 inches. I love this paper pad and use it a lot since it seems to just go with everything. I applied craft foam to the back of the image panel, but you could use foam tape for dimension. The layers were assembled as shown above. I stamped two of the sentiments from the Christmas Sentiments by Penny Black using Versafine ink along the left side to finish off the card.

Jill’s Card

Killeen House Studio | Snowflakes by Mo's Digital Pencil

A lot of similarities in our coloring (I was one of her Copic instructors!) and we picked similar color palettes. This image just cries out for a vintage color scheme and the music design paper is a lovely touch. Check out her blog post describing her card and give her post some love!

Now if you want to play along – don’t panic because we used a digital image. Jill and I live in different states now so it’s just easier to use digital images. This particular image is also available from Penny Black so you can stamp it if you prefer. And if you do, tag your Instagram post with the hashtag #nancyandjillcolortogether so we can see it!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV00, Y26, E50, E51, E93 (skin); E42 (hair); R32, R35, R37, R39, BV20, BV23 (hat, scarf & gloves); C1, C3, C5, YG91, YG93, YG95 (coat); B93, B95, B97, B99 (dress); E42 (underskirt); E42, E43, E44 (shoes); BV23, R32, R35 (flowers); BV00 (shadow)

[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.]

Christmas Hats – Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Another quick post featuring one of the images from the Christmas Hats stamp set from a recent Anita Jeram release by Colorado Craft Company. You know that I’m in my element with these images! As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Christmas Hats by Colorado Craft Company

CHRISTMAS HATS
Size: 4.25 x 5.5″
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For this card, I stamped the image from the Christmas Hats stamp set on a piece of Hammermill Smooth cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I trimmed the image with the coordinating die and colored it with Copic markers.

Once the coloring was complete, I trimmed a piece of design paper from the Cheerful Plaid 6×6 Paper Pad by My Favorite Things to 1.25″ x 4.25″. I had a scrap of Wild Cherry Cardstock from My Favorite Things which I trimmed to .25″ x 4.25″. I adhered the paper to an A2 cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest and stamped one of the sentiments from the Big and Bold Warm Wishes Snowflake stamp set in Versafine Clare in Nocturne. I applied foam squares to the back of the colored image and assembled as shown.

That’s all for today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project and see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E31, E33, E35, E37 (fur); C5, C7 (nose); R35, R37, R39, W1, W3 (hat)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Christmas Hats 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.]