Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Joy to the world...


Hello again!

Today is the last day to take advantage of Free Shipping at Colorado Craft Company. No promo code is needed, as the site will automatically apply free shipping on all US orders and International orders will get a $6.95 discount, making their shipping cost $10.00. There are also a couple fun ways to win that are still happening, the first is a chance to win the entire Christmas in July release and for that you just have to use a designer's affiliate link when you order and you will be entered into that give-away. Second, there is a new stamp set up for grabs at each individual designer's blog that is participating in the showcase, so the more blogs you comment on the more chances you'll have to win. This will go until the 21st at midnight MST time and all the winners will be announced on the 3C blog.

My cards today feature the three new sets by Anita Jeram; Christmas Hats, Sweetest Snowman and All is Bright. On this first card I masked together the cute hedgehog and ferret from the Christmas Hats set with the Sweetest Snowman. I wanted them to be meeting in a snowy wood which provided me with a great excuse to practice coloring snow covered pine boughs. I learned the technique from the amazing Crissy Armstrong and I've still got a long way to go before I perfect them like she has. I'm pleased with how these ones turned out and they set the scene quite nicely for our little woodland friends. :)


My second card uses every image included in the All is Bright set, masked together into a single Christmas tree with the two furry friends admiring its beauty from below. I colored 'glowing' lights into the branches and added plenty of sparkle to the hanging ornaments. I did my best to keep the colors warm and cozy and to also allow the background to fade out to white as it moves across the card. I gotta say, as cute and innocent as these two look I think it's only a matter of seconds before those ornaments are on the ground, LOL!  ;)   

Have a wonderful day!

Snowman supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Christmas Hats and Sweetest Snowman mini)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Papertrey Ink pure poppy

My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 2
Dr PH Martin's bleed proof white
Copic markers:

sky/snow/trees- B0000, B000, B00, B21, C00, C1, C2, G07, G29, G94
snowman stuff- E81, E87, YR15, YR18, R46, E55, E57, E59, R24, R29, R89, G43, YG67, BG99
hedgehog- E30, E31, E33, E43, E44, E47, N0, N1, N2, N4, 0, R24, R27, R29, R89
ferret- E50, E41, E42, E43, E44, G14, G07, BG99, R24, R27, R29, R89, N1, N3, 0, W10

Christmas tree supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (All is Bright)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Papertrey Ink pure poppy

Hello Bluebird Nesting Deckle mini slimline die

Sakura stardust glitter pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

dog- N0, N1, N3, N4, N5, N6, N8, W2, T4, T5, T8
cat- W1, W2, W3, W5, T6
tree branches- G43, G46, BG99, E84, E87, Y0000

ornaments- R43, R46, R59, C0, C2, C4, B01, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y26, YG01, YG03, YG17, C5
tree skirt- R43, R46, R59, R89
floor/wall- E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, W00, W0, W1, 0


dolcreations said...

Amy, I am a huge fan of yours and a huge fan of Colorado Craft!!!! Beautiful cards!!!!