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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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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Easy Gift Tags Featuring Holiday Happy by Stampendous!

HEY FRIENDS! I’m in a crazy whirlwind trying to get ready for Christmas. Luckily I’ve been making Christmas cards all year so they’re already made, so I’ve been making gift tags. I get hung up in card design – I can color an image in 15 minutes and then spend the next 8 hours trying to design the card. The nice thing about tags is that you can just color an image and cut it into a tag and you’re done!

When I was straightening up my craft room, I found that I had a couple of images already colored that I could quickly turn in to tags. You’ll probably recognize the images since I posted the finished cards earlier, but when I create a coloring video, I sometimes end up with extra colored images so I turned those extras into tags.

Be sure you look around your craft space! I bet there are some die cuts, colored images, or incomplete projects that you could quickly turn into gift tags. You can clean up your work space AND finish a few projects at the same time. For me, that’s a WIN / WIN!

Today I’ve got TWO tags to show you that I created from previously colored images! All three have coloring videos from when I made the cards so be sure you check them out. And as always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Featured products:

TAG 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Happy by Stampendous!
Image shows front and back of tag.

COPICS: BV000, E01, E50, E51, R20 (skin); T1, T3, T5, T7, BV20, BV23 (fur); R14, R24, R46, C1, C3, C5 (candy cane); BV0000, BV000 (shadows)

Check out the card made with the image.

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

TAG 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Happy by Stampendous!
Image shows front and back of tag.

COPICS: BV000, E01, E50, E51, R20 (skin); T1, T3, T5, T7 (fur); R35, R46, R59 (scarf, gloves & skates); BV20, BV23 (shadows); BG0000, B000, BV000 (ice)

The image was too big for my tag die, so I used one of the dies from the Zig Zag Square Stackables by Lawn Fawn instead. The zig zag edge added a fun border to the tag.

Check out the card made with this image.

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

That’s all from me today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

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Christmas Tags: Christmas Presents (Part 2) by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Quick post! Made another tag! Got another video! Once again, I’m using images from the Anita Jeram Christmas Presents stamp set by Colorado Craft Company. And as always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company

Featured Products

  • Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company [SBP] [CCC]
  • Merry Merry by Colorado Craft Company [SBP] [SBC] [CCC]
  • Tag Stacklets 2 by Taylored Expressions
  • Copic coloring (see marker list and video below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.

Step by Step

  • Cut a piece of Hammermill 110# paper using the 3rd largest die in the Tag Stacklets 2 set by Taylored Expressions.
  • Repeat above using Neenah 100# paper [AMZ].
  • Stamp image and sentiment on the Hammermill paper tag using the Anita Jeram Christmas Presents [SBP] [CCC] on the tag as shown using a Copic compatible ink. I used Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink in Obsidian [SBP] [GKD].
  • Color image with Copic markers [SBP] [DB] (see list below) following video below). Set aside.
  • Stamp sentiment on the Neenah paper tag using the Merry Merry stamp set [SBC] [SBP] [CCC] as shown below using Versafine Clair in Oasis. Quickly cover ink with clear embossing powder [SBC] [SBP] and heat set powder.
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company
  • Glue tags together and punch a hole on the shaped side of the tag. Thread ribbon or twine as desired.

Coloring Video

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

Supplies

COPICS: E33, E35, E51 (rabbit); B12, B24, B26 (bird); YG03, YG17, G29 (package); R14, R46 (ribbon); Y35, YR04 (tag); B0000, BV31, BV34 (snow)

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas Presents by Colorado Craft Company (color map)

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New Online Class: Merry & Bright

HEY FRIENDS! I just posted a new online Copic class on my blog. In this class you’ll create three holiday cards featuring stamps by My Favorite Things. New to Copics? Don’t have a lot of markers? Need holiday cards but don’t have a lot of time? Then this is the class for you! CLASS FEE $26

Participation requires the purchase of a pre-made kit from Photo Scraps. Either stop by the store to purchase your kit, or call Tracy at 410-549-5187 to have a kit sent to you. The class URL and password are provided in your kit.  

  • Any Level
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Class includes two videos. The first shows you how to color the images and the second shows you how to assemble the cards.

Class Supplies

Below are the supplies that I will be using in this class. For this class, I highly recommend that you use the same markers. In the coloring video, we will be doing a technique called underpainting and your results may be unpredictable if you stray too far from the colors I selected.

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the markers that I will use for in class. I kept the color palette simple so that I could limit the number of markers.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES: You will also need the following –

  • Card kit purchased from Photo Scraps
  • Clear Wink of Stella by ZIG
  • Strong glue to adhere layers. I suggest Beacon’s 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive.
  • White glue that dries clear. I will be using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.
  • Foam tape or foam squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares). I was out of foam squares at the time of filming so I used Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions.
  • T-Square ruler (optional)