Anita Jeram Topiaries & Kittens by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m still on a roll coloring Anita Jeram images. Today I’m featuring the Kittens & Topiaries stamp set by Colorado Craft Company – it’s one of the older images, but I’m just getting around to coloring it. I’ve got plenty more in my stash to color up so stay tuned!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Kittens & Topiaries by Colorado Craft Company

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To start, I created an A2 top folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest cardstock and cut an A2 piece of Simon Says Stamps Cardstock in Fog Gray. I glued the background panel to the cardbase and set them aside.

Next, I stamped the image from the Anita Jeram Topiaries & Kittens on a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. Afterwards, I trimmed the panel to 4″ x 5.25″. I positioned the Salvaged Brick Stencil by Honey Bee Stamps in place with Mint Low Tack tape by Scrapbook.com and colored in the brick pattern using an E04 Copic marker.

To finish, I adhered a piece of craft foam to the back of the image panel using Beacon’s 3-in-1 Advanced Glue and assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: W1, W3, W5 (cat); YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); E23 (branches); R29, B26, B39, FB2 (blue pot); BG18, BG45, BG57 (teal pot); E07, E09, E13 (terracotta pot); B02 (bird); E31, E33 (sidewalk); E04 (bricks)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Kittens & Topiaries by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Anita Jeram June 2022 Release

HEY FRIENDS! I’ve gotten a bit backlogged publishing cards from the Anita Jeram June 2022 release by Colorado Craft Company so I’m going to do one grand review of my FOUR remaining projects. I previously posted two cards using the Stargazers stamp set, one featuring the bears and the other featuring the bunnies as well as a card using the Well Loved stamp set. So here is everything else!

This is going to be a super long post so I thank you in advance if you make it to the end! If you want to just cut to the chase and shop the full release, I’ve listed all of the new stamps and coordinating dies in a separate list below. As always, I’ve linked the supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

So let’s get started!

CARD 1: Anita Jeram Garden Party

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Garden Party by Colorado Craft Company | June 2022 Release

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I stamped the images from the Anita Jeram Garden Party stamp set using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow on a piece on Hammermill 100# smooth card stock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. The image was colored with Copic markers as follows:

  • Cat combo 1: W1, W3, W5
  • Cat combo 2: C1, C3, C5
  • Cat combo 3: E00, E04
  • Grass & foliage: YG03, YG17, YG67
  • Blanket, furniture, bow ties & drinks: RV55, RV63, RV66, B00, B04
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Garden Party by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

After coloring the image, I trimmed 1/8″ off each side of the panel. I trimmed a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# cardstock in Fog to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and adhered it to a cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest 100# cardstock. The sentiment from the Anita Jeram Garden Party stamp set was stamped on a piece of scrap white cardstock using Versafine Clair in Nocturne.

CARD 2: Anita Jeram Mice Bride

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Mice Bride by Colorado Craft Company | June 2022 Release

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I stamped the images from the Anita Jeram Mice Bride stamp set using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow on a piece on Hammermill 100# smooth card stock cut to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. The image was colored with Copic markers as follows:

  • Mice: W0, W1, W3, R30
  • Bouquet: B63
  • Foliage: YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67
  • Flowers: RV55
  • Bricks: E04
  • Ledge: C0, C1, C2, C4
  • Sidewalk: BV31, BV34
Rowhouse Greetings | Mice Bride by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

I did some freehand drawing to create the background of this image so you’ll have to use the photo for reference. The brick on the wall was created using the Salvaged Brick Stencil by Honey Bee Stamps. I positioned it in place and colored in the bricks using the E04 Copic marker.

For the sky I used two stencils: Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil and the Clouds Stencil by My Favorite Things. For the sun, I used Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw. For the sky, I used Distress Ink in Speckled Egg.

After the ink was dry, I prepared the area of the sentiment using the Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool by The Rabbit Hole Designs. I stamped the sentiment from the Anita Jeram Mice Bride stamp set with Versafine Clair in Nocturne, covered it with Clear Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp, and heat set it.

I trimmed a piece of Hammermill 100# smooth card stock using the largest die in the Folk Edge Rectangles die set by Pinkfresh Studio and adhered it to adhered it to a cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest 100# cardstock. I trimmed the image panel so that it would fit in the center of the die cut piece and glued it in place.

CARD 3: Anita Jeram Time of My Life

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Time of My Life by Colorado Craft Company | June 2022 Release

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I stamped the image from the Anita Jeram Time of My Life stamp set on a piece of Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor paper using Versafine Clair in Nocturne and colored the image using the following Zig Clean Color Brush Markers by Kuretaki:

  • Left cat: 010, 091
  • Scarf: 022
  • Right cat: 091, 070
  • Grass: 041
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Time of My Life by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

I stamped the sentiments from the Anita Jeram Time of My Life stamp set with Versafine Clair in Nocturne, covered them with Clear Embossing Powder by Simon Says Stamp, and heat set them.

I trimmed 1/8″ off each side of the image panel. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# cardstock in Fog to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and adhered it to a cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest 100# cardstock and assembled the rest of the card.

CARD 4: Anita Jeram Paint the Town

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Paint the Town by Colorado Craft Company | June 2022 Release

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I stamped the image from the Anita Jeram Paint Town stamp set on a piece of Strathmore Series 400 Watercolor paper using Versafine Clair in Nocturne and colored the image using the following Zig Clean Color Brush Markers by Kuretaki:

  • Guinea pig: 050, 060, 070
  • Paint brush: 010, 030,50, 070
  • Jar: 025, 030, 031, 041
  • Rainbow: 025, 031, 041, 050, 070
  • Grass: 021
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Paint the Town by Colorado Craft Company

I trimmed the image panel and a piece of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock by My Favorite Things using appropriately sized dies from the A2 Matting Basics A and A2 Matting Basics B die sets by Spellbinders. I trimmed a piece of Simon Says Stamp 100# cardstock in Fog to 4.25 x 5.5 inches and adhered it to a cardbase cut from Neenah Classic Crest 100# cardstock and finished assembling the card.

OK – that’s everything! Until next time ….

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.]

Stargazers (again!) by Colorado Craft Company

Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with a post that’s packed with info! A few days ago, I featured the image of the bears from the new Anita Jeram Stargazer stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. Today, I’m featuring the bunnies AND I have a new video on my YouTube channel to show you how to create a night sky using Copic markers and stenciling with Distress Inks.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project features:

I’m not very good at free-hand drawing so I often rely on stenciling to build scenes. So when I saw the Moon Mask Stencil by Stampers Anonymous / Tim Holtz, I knew that I would put it to good use. The set contains multiple masks so that you can create moons in three different sizes. For today’s project, I used the medium sized mask. It was the perfect size to highlight the bunnies!

I created a video to show you not only how to color the image, but how to stencil the moon. You’ll also see what happens when you try to color with a marker that is going dry and the difference it makes having a filled marker.

For this card, I did use X-Press It Blending Card by Copic. I don’t always use it because despite being described as bright white, it seems to have a gray undertone that clashes with my Neenah cardstock. However, here I knew that it would be entirely covered and the unique properties of this paper made it the best choice for this project. The image was stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black ink which is suitable for alcohol markers.

Once the coloring was complete, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair in Nocturne. I covered the ink with clear embossing powder and heat set it.

Thanks for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe to my channel, click the like button and don’t forget to click the notification button so you’ll also know when I’ve posted a new papercrafting video. Thank you for joining me today and I’ll see you next time.

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV29, B000 B02, B29, B69, FB2 (sky); BV20, BV23, BV25, YG03, YG17, YG67 (grass); W0, W1, W3, W5 (bunnies)

Rowhouse Greetings | Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

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Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m thrilled to share with you today the release of the new Anita Jeram images from Colorado Craft Company. I have plenty of cards to show you in the coming days, but for today, I’m kicking off the new release with the Anita Jeram Stargazers stamp set. You know how much I love these images so having the opportunity to bring them to you is an unbelievable joy!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company

Some links in the post are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for helping me provide you with more new content!

Today’s project features:

I stamped the bears from the Stargazers stamp set on Hammermill cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. For the background, I used the smallest moon in the Moon Mask stencil. I added a little repositionable tape to stick the smallest mask in place and colored around it with FB2, working outward in arcs with B29, B69, and BV29. I removed the mask and ink blended the moon with Distress Ink in Antique Linen. The stars were added with a gold gel pen.

For the bears, I used a variety of E30s markers (see below), making sure that the back of the bears were darker than the front. I deepened the shadows on the bears with BV23 and BV25. I used YG03 and YG67 for the grass, but they were too bright for a moonlight landscape so I BV25 and BV29 to tone them down.

Yep! That’s a whole lot of Copic coloring so this is where you need to make sure that your markers are full. You won’t to get good coverage and blending on that night sky if you markers are dry. I use a jewelry scale to weigh my markers to make sure that they are filled consistently. With both caps on, the marker should weight approximately 14 grams. With both caps off, it should weight approximately 9.5 grams. I’ve linked the scale that I use, but you can find a variety of similar scales on Amazon. Remove both caps and slowly drip the refill ink on the chisel end of the marker – no need to remove the nib. Give the marker a few minutes to redistribute the ink within, replace the caps and you’re good to go!

And here’s a news flash! Colorado Craft Company will be offering Free Shipping Days on July 2nd & July 3rd. AND (yes there is more!) they will also give away one stamp set of the winner’s choice per designer. Winners will be announce the winner on July 5th. You have until midnight mountain on July 3rd to post your comments!

Check out the creations by the rest of the designers!

Adam Karle
Amy Tsuruta
Amy Young
Angelica Conrad
Bibi Cameron
Daniel West
Erin Thompson
Jenn Gross
Jenn Shurkus
Jennifer Kotas
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Joe Sysavath
Kassi Hulet
Kelly Griglione
Mansi Bhatia
Marci Snee
Nichol Spohr
Traci Jenkins

That’s all for me today! I’ll be back tomorrow with another card from the new release. See you then!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Stargazers

COPICS: BV29, B29, B69, FB2 (sky); BV23, BV25, E30, E33, E35, E37, E59 (bears); BV25, BV29, YG03, YG67 (grass)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Stargazers by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted. I was busy behind the scenes reorganizing my studio and getting ready to sell off some of my stash at the yard sale last weekend at Photo Scraps. Thank you to everyone who made a purchase. You helped me clear out space and reduce the clutter that was overwhelming me and my space.

Now that I can see the top of my table (for now!), I was able to sit down and create a new card featuring the Furever Friends stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. I used all three Anita Jeram images on the same card as well as three of the sentiments so this stamp set got a real workout!

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

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Today’s project includes:

  • Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company [ SBC | SSS | SBP ]
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below

The images were stamped on Hammermill cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Black Shadow. I use Versafine Clair in Nocturne to stamp the sentiments. Versafine is not compatible with Copic markers so I heat set the ink with clear embossing powder so that it would not smear if I accidently hit it with a marker.

Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends by Colorado Craft Company

I trimmed the image cardstock on each side by 1/8″ and backed it on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Fog. The images took a some time to color, but I liked the impact of the combined images.

That’s all for me today – see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS:

  • Top image: T1, T3, T5, T7 (gray cat); YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); BV20 (shadow)
  • Middle image: YR21, YR23, YR27, E19 (ginger cat); W1, W3, W5 (mouse); YG13, YG17, YG21, YG67 (grass & foliage); B0000, B00, B41 (sky)
  • Bottom image: E30, E33, E35, E37 (dog); W1, W3, W5 (cat); YG14, YG17 (grass); BV20 (shadow)
Rowhouse Greetings | Furever Friends 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.]