Ice Cream Kind of Day

HEY FRIENDS! It’s the first day of summer and here it Baltimore, it’s going to be hot and humid. We have a fabulous sno-ball stand at the end of my street and it’s going to be an ice cream kind of day. So to celebrate the first day of summer, I have TWO ice cream themed cards from Colorado Craft Company featuring images by Anita Jeram.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday & Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day Mini Stamps by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project features:

I’m still playing with my set of Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. I bought the set of twelve because it was available in my local Dick Blick art store, but as you know, I have full-set syndrome so I’ve been seriously tempted to buy a larger set. Going from 358 Copic markers to 12 Zig markers was quite an adjustment. But the reality is that my set of twelve has worked just fine and I recognize that at least for now, a bigger set is a want rather than a need.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday by Colorado Craft Company

I stamped the images on Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Paper using Versafine in Onyx Black. I purchased the 5.5″ x 8.5″ pad because I can get two cards from each sheet without waste, but the paper comes in a variety of sizes. I colored the images using my Zig Clean Color Brushes (colors listed below) using a Zig Medium Water Brush. This is actually my favorite waterbrush, but it is getting harder to find so stock up if you find a source. Right now, the only place I can find them is on Amazon.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day by Colorado Craft Company

The Sunday Funday stamp set has its own sentiment, but it’s currently lost on my work table so I used the sentiment from Ice Cream Day set on both cards.

After I finished coloring the images, I used the Chunky A2 Rectangles die set from Simon Says Stamp to trim the watercolor paper. I used SSS Card Stock in Fog for the background. I like this particular color because it’s neutral and works with most of my cards.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

ZIG MARKERS:

  • Sundae Funday: 060 Brown (bunny); 091 Light Gray (ice cream); 031 Cobalt Blue (dish & spoon); 025 Pink (cherry & sprinkles); 091 Light Gray (shadow)
  • Ice Cream Day: 091 Light Gray, 010 Black; 025 Pink (mouse); 031 Cobalt Blue, 030 Blue (bow); 060 Brown, 050 Yellow (cone); 025 Pink (ice cream); 041 Light Green (grass)
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Sundae Funday & Anita Jeram Ice Cream Day Mini Stamps by Colorado Craft Company | Zig Clean Brush Color Map

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New Class! Cards With Bloom – Queen’s Ink – March 24, 2022

Rowhouse Greetings | Cards with Bloom

In this workshop, we will make three slimline cards featuring layering stencils from PinkFresh Studio. No coloring experience necessary! Here, we’ll let the stencils do all the work for us to create these beautiful multi-colored blooms.

All experience levels are welcomed. If you’re an old hand at stencil projects, you’ll feel right at home. If you’re new to it, you’ll learn the basics to get you started with this fun project. CLASS FEE $38

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 12:30PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Students should bring:

  • CRAFT MAT or GLASS MAT
  • SCISSORS
  • ADHESIVES for card assembly, including foam squares (i.e. Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares); repositionable tape (i.e. E-Z Dots Repositionable Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives); Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue for the base layers; any white glue that dries clear (i.e. Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Bearly Art Glitter Glue, etc.) for adding other card elements.
  • DISTRESS INKS:  Please bring the following if you happen to have them in your stash: Abandoned Coral, Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Rustic Wilderness, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick
    Don’t panic if you don’t have all the inks – I will bring my ink pads to share in class.

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes Stencil by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | You Are my Favorite Stencil by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | Daisy Wreath Stencil by PinkFresh Studio

Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with something a little different. I pulled out my Polychromos colored pencils and a stamp from my stash to create a simple birthday card featuring Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella. 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 | Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella

I stamped the image on a piece of Stonehenge Drawing Paper using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. Although I use white cardstock for Copic coloring, I prefer using colored drawing paper for colored pencil. I colored the image using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils (see list below). Once the coloring was complete, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clare. I think the sentiment stamp is from Penny Black, but I can’t find it on their website so it might be retired.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil

POLYCHROMOS:

  • Skin: 132 Beige red, 131 Coral, 182 Brown Ochre, 180 Raw Umber
  • Hair: 187 Burnt Ochre, 188 Sanguine, 288 Burnt Sienna, 280 Burnt Umber (hair);
  • Dress: 102 Cream, 108 Dark Cadmium Yellow, 111 Cadmium Orange, 115 Dark Cadmium Orange
  • Headband, Collar & Shoes: 171 Light Green, 112 Leaf Green, 163 Emerald Green, 159 Hooker’s Green
Rowhouse Greetings | Tiny Townie Garden Girl Daffodil by Stampingbella Color Map - Polychromos

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Anita Jeram Big Love by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Still coloring through my stash of stamp sets that I purchased in the past year. Obviously, I bought a lot of Anita Jeram images because I’m back today with another – Big Love.

Today is a special day in my family. It’s my father’s 94th birthday! I needed a card to celebrate the occasion so I got to work coloring. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Step by Step for Big Love

Copic Coloring Video

If the video isn’t visible, click HERE to view it. Enjoy!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57 (mouse); YG03, YG17 (grass); R14, R27, R46, R59 (red combination); B12, B24, B26, B28 (blue combination); Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04 (yellow combination); YG07, YG09, YG13, G19 (green combination); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (rose combination); V20, V22 (underpainting)

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Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Another quick project before I get on with the day. I’ve made A LOT of new craft purchases lately, but haven’t had much time to color. As a result, my stash of stamps and dies is getting a bit overwhelming. So I pulled out the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things and got started coloring. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

  • Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things
  • Wonky Dots Stencil by My Favorite Things (retired)
  • Ink blending with Distress Oxide inks
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I started by stamping the images on a piece of Hammermill #100 Cover using Hero Arts Intense Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below) and trimmed using the Sweet Birthday Wishes Die-namics. For the background, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.5″ x 3″ and stenciled it with the Wonky Dots Stencil by MFT (now sadly retired) using Distress Oxide Inks in Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet.

Rowhouse Greetings | Sweet Birthday Wishes by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. I used craft foam on the back of all the card elements for dimension.

That’s all from me! Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Taking my parents out to lunch today so it’s time to get on with the day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Sweet Birthday Wishes

COPICS: V12, R20, E00, E93 (skin); E51, E55, E57, E59 (hair); B12, B24, B37, B39 (dress); V000, V12, V15 (cupcake icing); V000, V12, V15, B12, B24, B37, B39 (package); BV20 (shadows)

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