Saturday, January 28, 2023

New release at Colorado Craft Company, The Way of Water


Hello there!

I'm excited to be participating in this month's new release blog hop with Colorado Craft Company. The new collection is called, The Way of Water and it features stamps by Anita Jeram like you haven't seen before. You won't find any of her usual bunnies, bears, mice, squirrels, cats and dogs because this time around it is all about the sea and the magic you can find there.This nautical themed release includes three large 6" x 6" stamps, a  3" x 4" and a 2" x 3" mini, all with matching dies. To celebrate this release 3C is giving away a new stamp set from each stop on the hop, so the more you comment the more chances you have to win. Entries will be accepted until midnight mountain time February 1st and winners will be randomly selected by 3C and announced on their blog the next day. They are also doing a HUGE complete bundle giveaway to ONE lucky winner. To be entered for that you have to use one of the designer's affiliate links when you place an order. Those links can be found on the 3C blog and will be included in one of their emails as well. In the mean time, here's the complete list of hop participants for you to check out:

 Colorado Craft Company

Amy Young 

Bibi Cameron

Daniel West 

Donna Hitz

Erin Thompson 

Jenn Shurkus 

Jennifer Gross 

Jennifer Kotas 

Jessica Frost-Ballas 

Kassi Hulet 

Kelly Taylor 

Michelle Lutz

Nancy Sheads

Sandy Allnock 

Instagram Inspiration:Adam KarleJasleen KaurLaura Inguz Traci Jenkins

I've got three cards to share today. The first features the 6x6 Mermaid and Penguins stamp set. Now even though this is a 6x6 stamp, I generally don't make a lot of square cards because they cost more to mail. Instead I jumped up a size from my usual A2 to an A6 and with the additional penguin included in the set and a repeat stamping of one of the vines and bubbles I easily filled the extra bit of space on the right side of the card. Isn't this mermaid adorable? She has a folk art look to her that just makes me smile and I love the movement captured by all those swimming penguins.


For my second card I stamped the 6x6 Mermaid and Seahorses stamp onto another A6 sized card front.There is an extra seahorse included in the set, which I used to fill the space up top but I also cut another one off of the main stamp as well as some bubbles. I don't know about you, but I regularly cut apart my clear stamps so that I can get extra mileage out of them. I went with a brighter color palette on this card as well, since I figured seahorses live in more tropical waters.

Finally, I paired the 3x4 Seas the Day seagulls with the 2x3 Walrus mini to create this beachy scene. A couple of the shells littering the beach were also borrowed from the 6x6 Mermaid and Whale set. I wanted it to look like cold Atlantic waters on this card so I went for cooler blues and a cloudy sky that might turn into a storm soon. Those gulls best get their meal quick before the rain starts coming down. :) 

Ok, time to send you on your way. I hope you enjoy these new ocean loving images as much as I do! 


Penguins supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Mermaid and Penguins)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Versamark watermark

Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Nuvo dream drops

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- YR21, YR14, YR27, E29
tail- BG10, G00, BG32, BG45, BG49, BG09, BG78, C10
water- BG10, BG11, BG53, BG72
kelp- G43, BG96

penguins- C00, C1, C2, C5, C7, C9, 100


Seahorse supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Mermaid and Seahorses)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Papertrey Ink tropical teal

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- YR30, YR31, E33, E35

tail- YG00, YG03, YG25, YG95, YG97, YG99, C10
water- BG01, BG15

kelp- YG03, YG95, YG67

seahorses- Y35, YR04, YR18/Y02, Y18, Y26/YG01, G07, BG99/BG45, BG49, BG78

Seagulls supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Seas the Day, Walrus mini and Mermaid and Whale)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Papertrey Ink blueberry sky

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:
beach- N3, E84, E71, E30, E31, E43, E44

pilings- E40, E42, E43, E44, E47
seagulls- C00, N1, N3, W6, Y21, Y26
water/sky- B000, B00, B12, B21, B14, 0
starfish- YR02, YR65, YR18

shells- E40, E81, E84/V22, W2, W4

walrus- E40, E81, E84, E21, E23, E25, E47, W2, W5


Jennifer said...

You captured the essence of this stamp set beautifully!

B.Taylor said...

I really liked that you used bright colors put together the different stamp sets. The cards are beautiful and cheerful. Thank you

Becca Yahrling said...

Your coloring is amazing! I really love how you colored the penguins - they stand out so vividly! And your coloring of the mermaid tails, esp. the blue one. Just gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your coloring is SPECTACULAR! Gorgeous underwater scenes!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh my goodness!! All of your cards are just awesome!

Joanne said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous, my favorite is the mermaid swimming with the penguins.

Sandy S said...
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Sandy S said...

Each of your cards are unique and I love them all. I actually like the walrus/seagulls card. It really makes me think of sights while walking at the beach.

Jayne said...

These cards are so beautiful and whimsy. I love them!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh you have showcased these new images so perfectly! I love the big size, can be used for scrapbooking as well.

Stacy said...

Stunning cards!!! You bring these images to life….so stunning❤️❤️❤️

Mrsfish02 said...

I love those seagulls. The mermaid swimming with the penguins is also very playful. Anita's has a way with everything sea in this release. Love it!

Alice T said...

Like them all. Found your explanation of making a 6 x 6 stamp work on an A6 card very helpful. Thank you.

Liz Jutila said...

Amy, your coloring skills are remarkable! I love the cards you created with Anita's new art, absolutely brilliant job!

Sue D said...

Love the scenes you created and the colors.

Pepita933 said...

Wow! Today we see Anita Jeram’s take on a different part of our world the sea! Beautifully executed cards! It gives a whole life to the imagination. Refuse to sink!

Alexandra Y said...

These are so incredible beautiful!!! Your colouring is stunning!

Tracy said...

Beautiful stamps and beautiful coloring.

JHixon said...

Your cards are so beautiful! The colors are gorgeous! They look just like the colors look at the beach, so bright and refreshing! I love how you filled up all you space by using these great stamps more than once. Great job!

Denise Bryant said...

Such awesome scenes with beautiful coloring! Love the mermaids, but I especially love the cute walrus photo-bombing the seagulls!

DorothyA said...

Fantastic card! I really like the peaceful, beautiful water, the amazing sky, and that funny long toothed walrus!

Kelly said...

I am blown away by your coloring. Beautiful

Tracy Fear said...

I really love how you colored these!

Unknown said...

Definitely a change from the usual Colorado Craft art. Nice change. Penny Adsit

Kristen Snoozy said...

My sister lives at the beach and loves penguins, these cards would be perfect for her! The walrus is adorable as well. Your coloring is beautiful

Sandy said...

Gorgeous cards and coloring!

Frannie R said...

Your coloring is so beautiful. I love that mini walrus stamp!

Christine Kiehl said...

Truly amazing trio of cards you crafted with the new Anita stamps and dies! I LOVE your work so much!!

Lori Kennedy said...

Each one of your cards tells such a great story! Love the way you color & how you see the world. Wonderful to experience! My favorites are the walrus and seagulls - but they all are amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

GreeneGoddess said...

I just adore that walrus! He fits in perfectly with the cute gulls! Each card is so wonderfully really showcase this release in a very magical way💜💜💜

Leesa said...

Your cards are works of art. I love what you did with these stamps. And the stamps offer so many possibilities. Thank you for sharing.

Bunny said...

Lovely cards. I'm glad you made a card with the Walrus. I already ordered him and now I see that I should have ordered the Seas The Day set because he will be lonely without it. So, I'm ordering in that set in a few. Thanks for the colors you used too. [Bunny]