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!

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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

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Art from the Heart by Taylored Expressions

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with another project featuring the Art from the Heart stamp by Taylored Expressions. This background stamp coordinates perfectly with the Simple Strips – Craft sentiment stamp so I can create easy and colorful cards for my crafty friends. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Art from the Heart Background by Taylored Expressions

Today’s project features:

Step by Step for Art from the Heart

Just a note — I recently added the Ultra Fine Metal Tip to my bottle of Art Glitter Glue and find it so much easier to apply precise amounts of glue to adhere embellishments.

Here’s another look at the finished card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Art from the Heart Background by Taylored Expressions

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you again soon!

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.]

Look Cute by Janet Klein for AALL and Create

HEY FRIENDS! As many of you know, I was recently asked to be a guest designer for AALL and Create, a fun and quirky mixed media company based in England. You might recognize the images of one of their designers, Janet Klein, who has her own line of digital stamps at Vera Lane Studio on Etsy. I love her images so today’s project uses her Look Cute stamp as the focal point.

This card has a little bit of everything – stenciling, stamping, heat embossing, Copic marker coloring, texture paste, and die cutting. I was feeling uninspired so while scrolling through my YouTube feed I came across a video of @autourmwa on Hochanda. I was fascinated. He made mixed media look so effortless. So I surrounded myself with my stash and got to work! Once the first layer was in place, the rest came together, resulting in the eclectic, quirky look that I wanted.

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

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Look Cute by Janet Klein for AALL and Create

Step by Step Process

I didn’t take process photos so I’ll describe the steps below:

Rowhouse Greetings | Look Cute by Janet Klein for AALL and Create

Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E01, E11, E21 (skin); YR23, YR24, YR27, E25 (hair); BV20, BV23, G12, G14, B0000, B00, B01 (eyes and flower); BV20, BV23, B00, B01, B02, B05 (dress); R20, R22, R24 (red combination); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (pink combination); Y32, Y35, Y38 (yellow combination)

[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.]

Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Here is the last of my clean and simple cards from my snow day in the studio coloring spree! I have a lot of Anita Jeram images — don’t you just love her illustrations! — so for this card I used the Lots of Love stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I love the simplicity of her images and they really are easy to color. So if you are in need of a Valentine’s Day card, keep this one in mind. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Anita Jeram Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company
  • Copic marker coloring (see marker list below)
  • Ink blending
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company

Like yesterday’s card, this one is pretty straighforward:

That’s all for me today! Santa brought me a new iPhone so I’m getting ready to create more Copic coloring tutorials for my YouTube channel. See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Lots of Love

COPICS: E50, E51, E55, E57 (left bunny); W0, W1, W3, W5 (right bunny); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (grass)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Lots of Love by Colorado Craft Company (color strip)

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Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring several products from Pinkfresh Studio, including the Floral Notes stencil and coordinating die. This stencil is actually intended for a slimline card, but you’ll see that with a little crafty surgery, I was able to create an A2 card instead. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

This card had lots of moving parts, but never fear! I’ve provided detailed directions and illustrations below to guide you each step of the way.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio

Step by Step

Cutting the Image

Since I wanted to create an A2 card, I had to cut the stenciled image to fit. See images below to see how I divided the image to fit my design.

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio
IMAGE 1: Stenciled image trimmed with coordinating die.
IMAGE 2: Stenciled image after separation.

Note on Perfect Sentiments Stamp

This stamp is actually 11 different sentiments as one stamp – in other words, you’ll stamp all the sentiments at the same time on a single sheet of cardstock. The coordinating die then creates the separate sentiments. This is a case where buying both the stamp and the die is more efficient for card production. In lieu of the die, you could probably either fussy cut or use a Cricut or Scan ‘n’ Cut to separate the sentiments although I didn’t try either method since I already had the die.

Notes on Tools

  • For inkblending and stenciling, I used the Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions. I prefer this set of blender brushes simply for the color coded handles so that I have a specific brush for each color family.
  • I used Mint Low Tack and Repositionable Tape from Scrapbook.com to hold the stencils in place.
  • I used Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions to adhere the sentiments and the stenciled flowers in place.
Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes by Pinkfresh Studio

Hope you enjoyed today’ project! See you again soon!

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.]