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.]

Wishing You Tree – Hero Arts

Rowhouse Greetings | Wishing You Tree by Hero Arts | Card 1 & Card 2

HEY FRIENDS! Quick post today. You may have noticed that until yesterday, I hadn’t posted for a week or so. My husband tested positive for Covid last Sunday and I did as well on Wednesday. We’re both doing OK. The symptoms have been relatively mild — mostly like an annoying cold — but I have been sleeping a lot. I thought that with the quiet days, I’d complete more projects, but I just didn’t feel like crafting. So I took it as a sign that I needed to recharge my batteries for a few days and pretty much stayed out of the craft room.

So today I’m a little late in posting, but I have a couple of cards to show you that feature the Wishing You Tree stamp set from Hero Arts. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Card 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Wishing You Tree and Presents Background, both by Hero Arts

Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″
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The image from the Wishing You Tree set was stamped on Hammermill Smooth cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Once the image was colored, I cut it out with the coordinating die that was part of the bundle. For the background, I cut a piece of white cardstock using the largest die in the Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Set by Pinkfresh Studio. Next, I cut a piece of Wild Cherry Cardstock from My Favorite Things to 4.25″ x 4.5″ and stamped it with the Presents Background by Hero Arts using Versamark Ink. I covered the image with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I trimmed the panel to 3.75″ x 5″ and then cut it on the diagonal. The layers were assembled as shown and one of the sentiments was stamped in the upper right corner with Versafine Ink in Nocturne.

COPICS: YG03, YG17 (leaves); YG03, YG17, R24, R46, Y35, Y38, B24, B26 (ornaments)

Rowhouse Greetings | Wishing You Tree by Hero Arts | Color Map

Card 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Wishing You Tree by Hero Arts

Size: 4.25″ x 5.5″
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The images from the Wishing You Tree set were stamped on Hammermill Smooth cardstock with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. Once the image was colored, I trimmed the panel as well as another piece of white cardstock with the smallest dies in the Folk Edge Rectangles Die Set by PinkFresh Studio. I added a piece of design paper to the cardbase and assembled the layers as shown. Simple design that was simple to color!

COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves); R22, R24, R29, Y35, Y38, YG03, YG17, B24, B26

Rowhouse Greetings | Wishing You Tree by Hero Arts | Color Map

That’s all for 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.]

Colorado Craft Company – Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Catch a Star by Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m excited to be here today to share with you the new STAMPtember exclusive collaboration set between Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company — Catch A Star. If you like this set, you need to grab it now because it’s going to sell out quickly! Once it’s gone, it’s gone!

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Catch a Star by Simon Says Stamp and Colorado Craft Company

This is a large stamp set so my card is actual 5″ x 7″ so that all the elements would fit. I stamped the images on Hammermill cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black Ink. The mouse is colored with Copic markers (see list below).

You can purchase either the stamp and die bundle or the stamp alone. I didn’t have the coordinating dies so I used my Brother Scan and Cut. I should have paid more attention to the screen because I accidently cut off the poor mouse’s whiskers, but luckily he’s too busy chasing stars to notice.

For the background I ink blended Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Uncharted Mariner, Mermaid Lagoon, and Salvaged Patina on Canson Bristol Smooth. Afterwards, I used the Swirling Stars Die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix to create the starry background. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set using Versafine and heat set it with clear embossing powder. Once I had all of the elements, I assembled the layers as shown.

That’s all for today! See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: W1, W3, W5, R30 (mouse); BV00, R30, R32, R37, BG10 (net); YR04, Y35, Y38 (stars)

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Catch a Star by Simon Says Stamp and 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.]

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.]