Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Reach for the Stars with Colorado Craft Company...

Hello friends!

Today Colorado Craft Company is celebrating the one year anniversary of their Anita Jeram collection of stamps with a release of four new stamp sets. The theme of this release is Reach For the Stars and do you know what's cuter than Anita's mice? BIG Anita mice! 3C got these mice about as big as they could on three 6" x 6" size clear stamp sets. They are perfect for making adorable gifts to share, they will work well for framing them, making wrapping paper, decorating gift bags, etc... and of course cards! 

And while we aren't hosting an official blog hop there are still plenty of chances to win. The first chance to win is a very special giveaway of an autographed bookplate and the book Guess How Much I Love You to a randomly selected stamper from all of those that place orders within these next four days, 20th - 23rd! The second chance to win is one commenter on this blog post will randomly be selected to win the new 2x3 Dream Big mini set. As always, the more participant's posts you visit, the more chances to win and the list of participants can be found on the 3C blog. The giveaway ends on October 23rd at midnight mountain daylight time and winners will be announced on the 3C blog on the 25th.

The extra large size of the images on these new sets make them perfect for slimline cards and that's just what I created. I ended up stamping mice from two of the sets, Twinkle Little Star and Falling Star so that it looked like the one up top is reaching down to pass the star to the mouse below. Once the mice and stars were colored using Copic markers I masked them all off and used my Copic airbrush system to create a galaxy like background, complete with distant stars that are thinned down acrylic paint splattered on using a paint brush. Once they dried, I stamped the sentiment between the mice and added white heat embossing powder to really make it pop. Simple yet super cute!

Ok then, enjoy checking out the new release and good luck!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Twinkle Little Star set and Falling Star set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Versamark Watermark

Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Pinkfresh Studio stitched slimline die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Dr PH Martin's bleed proof white

Copic markers:

background- FYG1, FYG2, BG07, B37, B39, BV08, BV29, 100

stars- G20, YG11, Y0000, BG70, C2
mice- YR01, R30, E04, E40, E41, W00, W3, E30, E31, E33, E34

 

43 comments:

Sally said...

Love the rich background and that one mouse is encouraging the other one!!!

Roxy T said...

That is great! I love the glow.

hooviedoovie said...

Beautiful colors on the slimline card!

Linda BL said...

Such a great card. Love how you arranged the mice in the card. Would be a good encouragement card for someone who needed a helping hand.

MaryH said...

Thanks for posting the copic markers you used. I am starting to purchase them and it is helpful to see what others use. This layout is amazing and the background is very striking. I love the way you used multiple mice in the layout and, in combo with the sentiment, make the viewer become emotionally and psychologically engaged.

cm said...

An absolutely adorable, up-lifting card you've created with the new collection! Certainly brings a smile to my face...and a desire to reach for some of my own stars!
~carol

northernchica said...

This card is so appealing from the amazing background, to the layout, and colouring! By following your blog, I have been introduced to several new stamp companies, including Colorado Craft Company. I love these mice and what you do with them. They are definitely on my Christmas wish list. Thanks for sharing and inspiring !!!

patti said...

Love your card!!!

Titus said...

Fabulous background. And thank you for sharing your copic colors🥰

Yvonne said...

I love this card! Your background is the perfect night sky.

Connie said...

LOVE, love, love these mice and all the projects I’ve seen made with them!! 💗

vickie said...

Great work! Love how they are helpers, this world needs more of that!

Frannie R said...

I am always happy to see slimline cards... and yours is wonderful. The two mice are cute and the background is so dynamic.

Geri S said...

Nothing can be better than AJ's big mice - they are stars! Love your slimline card with them. Can't wait to get my hands on this release!

Bunny said...

Wow! Your card is lovely. The colors are grand. The FY colors you used look really good. I would have spelled that word out but can't spell it. Hah! [Bunny]

sharon g said...

WOW, the sky, stars and rodents GLOW. This looks so cool!!!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

What an amazing card and background! I absolutely love it!

Kim Becicka said...

Love your work

JHixon said...

I love how your mice are working together! How cool is that these days. Beautifully colored mice and background! Nice job!

Connie said...

What a hope filled card!!!! ❤️ it 😊

Alexandra Y said...

I love the night sky you created!!! I is so perfect for those wonderful stars!

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable card! Love the awesome background and mice…
Thanks for sharing.

Maxine said...

Awe… so precious. Love your colors and the sweet little mice giving their all for one another.

mandalj said...

I love your scene with the two mice! What a great way to combine the sets!

Mrsh1212 said...

The colors on this literally made me say “WOW” out loud, lol. Gorgeous design.

dinosaur said...

Cute card! I love the colors you used.

Vivian said...

Wow. The coloring on this card is amazing!

V. K. said...

You created such a realistic nighttime background and theme. Nicely done!

Denise Bryant said...

Amazing coloring on your beautiful card! I love the adorable mice and the stars! You really made them glow!

stampingcaz said...

The colouring is out of this world!

Jeanne Rice said...

Great card. Love the coloring and design. Love this release.

Sharon Sweeney-Russell said...

This is absolutely out of this world! So so cute! ��Swinging on a star…”

Sharon Sweeney-Russell said...

This is absolutely out of this world! So cute! Cue 🎼Swinging on a star…”

Cyndy Rogers said...

This brings a smile! Love the coloring of the mice.

Lisa Angel said...

What a wonderful play on the star and the light! I love love love this card!

MadeByMeghanK said...

OMG! Your coloring is breath taking!

Trudy said...

Your copic coloring and combos are amazing. You technic @stamping Bella , making sweaters look knitted is so beautiful. Would like to see how you do it.

Debcox3 said...

I love how dark and bold the colors are on your card!

DorothyA said...

What a fabulous slimline card! I just love how the 2 critters are reaching for the stars and helping each other!

Carol McCready said...

I love how you created the slimline card. Just gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Love the background for these mice and stars.

donna mikasa said...

Great idea to use mice from two different sets. And your airbrushed sky is just gorgeous!

Fikreta said...

very beautiful card!