Monday, October 2, 2023

It's Halloween at Colorado Craft Company!


 

Good morning!

Anita Jeram is back with a Halloween collection for Colorado Craft Company featuring ten never seen before, brand spankin' new stamp sets... along with coordinating dies for each! To celebrate this spooktacular 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 October 5th 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:

 
I've got three cards to share with you today. The first combines stamps from the Pumpkin Patch set and the Too Cute to Spook mini set. I started by stamping the sweet little kitten sleeping on the pumpkin, masked it and then stamped the jack o'lanterns on either side. I then masked them off and stamped the stand of lights last. Once all of the masks were removed I had an entire patch of jacks just waiting to be colored up. I really had a lot of fun playing with all of the various light sources and trying to capture the glow of carved pumpkins on a spooky Halloween night. 

For my second card I paired the new Halloween Background with the Halloween Friends mini set and a sentiment from the Happy Haunting set. First, I stamped cute the little bat and mouse at the bottom of my card front and then added the sentiment above them. The sentiment comes framed in but I wanted to turn it into a banner so that it would span the entire width of the card, so I used a dark brown Copic marker to sketch in the pennant ends on either side. Once that was done I masked it off and stamped the large Halloween Background to fill the rest of the card. Keeping to a limited color palette in soft, muted tones of the traditional Halloween colors, I colored the background to look like a decorative patterned paper. Next, I added some shading to the banner and then colored in the little critters with a dark background behind them, which lends a nice visual weight to the bottom of the card. 

Finally, I made a long slimline card that pairs the Trick or Treating Cats with the cuties from the Wizard Treats set. Together this merry band of costumed critters are ready to brave the dark of night for buckets full of candy! And with their trusty lantern to lead the way, no spooks or specters will keep them from their quest, LOL!

Ok, time to send you on your way. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop! 


Pumpkins supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Pumpkin Patch and Too Cute to Spook)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Versafine onyx black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:

sky- C2, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9
background landscape- T5, T6, T7, T8, T10
ground- E40, E43, E44, E47, YG91, YG93, YG95, YR30, YR31, Y0000
jacks- E84, E89, YR21, YR12, YR14, YR27, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y15

leaves- Y00, Y21, Y26, E23/Y38, YR16, E07

kitten- W1, W3, W4, W5, W6, N10, Y000
hat- V22, V25, V28
trees/light stand- 100

 

Happy Halloween supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Halloween Background, Halloween Friends and Happy Haunting)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:

background print- V20/T2, T4/V25, V28/YR21, YR14, E84, Y11/Y21, Y26/G43, T4

banner- E40, E81, E84, 0
background- E43, E44, E47, W4, W5, T5, T6, T7, T8

mouse/candy bucket- N2, N3, N5, R30/YR21, YR14

bat- E42, E43, E55, E57, W5, W6, W7
  
Trick or Treat supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Wizard Treats and Trick or Treating Cats)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things double stitched slimline die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:

sky- C5, C6, C8, C10
background landscape- T0, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T8
ground- E70, E71, E74, E79, E43, E31, Y000, Y00
tree/sign- E42, E43, E44, E47, Y00, Y11/C4, BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV13, BV25

leaves- Y15, YR15, Y17, E70, E71, E74

wizard/lantern- E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, E55, E57, T6, T8, Y00/V000, V01, V12, V15, V17, V09, BV29, C4, Y00/C4, C7, 100, G20, Y000, Y00, Y11
paper bag mask/candy bucket- T5, T6/E41, E43, E31, E34, YG21, YG17, YG67, BG99/Y35, Y38, YR18
fish skeleton/candy bucket- E41, E42, YR30, YR31, YR24, E97, E99, R20, R21/W5, W6, W7, W9, C1, C3, C5/Y35, Y38, YR18, Y17, E25, YG23

fairy princess- E41, E42, E43, E44, W3, W6, R20/C2, C4, YG01, YG11, BG90, BG93

81 comments:

MaryRuth said...

I love all your cards Amy! You always add such amazing background elements. You should really illustrate children’s books! I hope you make some new Christmas ones too!

patti said...

Your cards are amazing😊

Deanna said...

These cards are absolutely adorable!

NancyQ said...

These cards are scary cute!

Sue SK said...

Your cards for this release are incredible! Loving how you create the night scenes. 🌞

Linda said...

Love those “scary” dogs and cats. πŸ’•

Kellyskardsfl said...

So adorable! Your coloring is amazing!

Debbie Throckmorton said...

I love all of your cards. They are always amazing. And a special thank you for always sharing your copic colormaps. It helps jumpstart my creative process for those times when I get stuck.

Angy said...

Amy these are beautiful! You made such cute stamps stunning and adorable!! Your talent is amazing.

Lori Kobular said...

WOW! Your cards are awesome! You have really brought these great stamps to life! Love your cards!

Lori Kennedy said...

Oh my goodness - each one is so well done! The mixture of the sets is perfect! The card with the background and the 2 critters made me think they were performing on a stage and the background was a stage curtain. So cute!!

Jackie said...

I just love the little cat on the pumpkin!

Susan said...

These are really adorable cards. Love the coloring!

Sandy Anderson said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable. Your coloring is exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to order from this release.

Susan said...

Wow, gorgeous card! The cats are so adorable!

Marianne said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Absolutely stunning, the coloring and design is a masterpiece of talent and creativity.

Carol T said...

You never disappoint Amy. Your coloring is always to perfection. I have had to give up as my vision is
Not good enough to see the lines so I truly love your art.

Sunshine said...

Amazing cards! Your coloring makes the images come to life! LOVE

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are amazing!

Erica Loscalzo said...

Amazing coloring

Sandi Ann said...

Your coloring is amazing!

Dara H. said...

Your cards are unreal... i've never seen such professional beauty in a handmade card. You rock!

Susanb-m said...

You've
Done
It
Again!
I'm in love!

Amanda Wilcox said...

As always, the most stunning scenes bringing these sweet images to life!

RobiW said...

These are amazing! Your coloring is gorgeous.

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow oh wow Amy!! You really did an amazing collection of cards with the NEW Anita stamps from CCC!! Your work blows me away every time! So amazing!

Charlene said...

Your cards are amazing. Love your backgrounds and coloring.

Marty B said...

Huge WOW! You make the stamps come to life, just love the scenes your create!!!

Kristi H. said...

Well-done, you! These are fabulous! I can't pick a fave, so I won't ;-)

Betty said...

What excellent coloring, Amy! That background stamp does indeed look like patterned paper. And the Trick or Treat lantern glow: astounding!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I saw these on your IG... JAW DROPPING! I LOVE the scenes and cute critters!!!!!!!!!!!

annms said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Merry Shepard said...

Amy. All I can say is WOW!

V. K. said...

Expertly colored backgrounds and the cutest Halloween gang ever. Love!

tksbaskets said...

I love them all but especially the happy Halloween one! I hope you do a video on that one!

Deborah Hellman said...

They are all sooo gorgeous 😍

ARKtistically Creative ~"Trudy!" Neumann said...

Great cards. I love how you color... especially, the amazing job you do shading/lighting. Too cute!!! Bark Side is too much!!!

Dixie said...

ARE YOU KIDDING, AMY? These cards are absolutely amazing and draw you right in with your cloloring and scenes! Anita Jeram never disappoints with her cute stamp releases, but you take those stamps to another level! I am sure she is so proud!!!

Christine Schmitz said...

So talented. You make these charaters pop. Your background ideas are great!

B.Taylor said...

These are beautiful pieces of art. You put so much detail in to your cards.

Yvonne said...

Your cards are adorable. And your coloring is spot on

Bev said...

Your cards are amazing Amy. All three cards tell a story.

Karen Baughman said...

Wow, just wow! Incredible coloring. Love the black skies.

www.thefetchingstamper@blogspot.com said...

Your coloring is just spectacular. You're my first in this blog hoo and I purchased the set because of your wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing

Denise Bryant said...

Magical Halloween scenes! Love these designs and your gorgeous coloring! Such fun designs in this release!

Cindy Smith said...

Wow. Love the detail and colors used. The images just pop! This new set is so cute! Thank you!

Tina Wetzel said...

Love ur cards. They’re adorable!

Dawn said...

These are such cute kid cards! My tons of games great nieces and nephews will love them!

Kriss said...

Wow. It's hard to believe these cards were created with stamps.

jane said...

I absolutely love these designs! They are cute and not too scary. Your coloring is amazing!

Donna T. said...

Your cards are amazing with these amazing new sets!!

Kari DiBiso said...

Love, love, love the backgrounds and coloring. Thanks for sharing!

Jade C. said...

Amazing cards. I love your coloring.

Heidi May said...

Happy Halloween, there are so many wonderful designs in this release. Your cards are amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Bonnie Lynn said...

All of your cards are just too cute! I'm partial to the kitty sleeping on the pumpkin. Definitely too cute to spook.

Emily said...

OMG! These cards couldn't be cuter!!! Love, love, love all of them!!!

Jamie said...

I love all the designs and your coloring with copics is amazing. Very talented!

Penny M. said...

What beauties these cards are! Well done.

Robin P. said...

Love these cards! So cute!

Eileen said...

Wow! I love all of your cards.

Linsey said...

The way those lights look real!! 🀩 These are works of art! πŸ™ŒπŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ§‘

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! You really know how to make wonders with AJ stamps. All your cards are so beautiful and cute ! Love them all.

Jeanne Rice said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the first card with the cat on the pumpkin. Love the scenes on the card. Beautiful job.

Sherri said...

I love them all. So cute.

Tykie's Girl said...

You are very creative I really like the slim card.

anni said...

Amazed at your incredible coloring skills! These cards are fantastic!!

chastity99 said...

Love the cards!!!

Kat DeLozier said...

Amy, Lovely cards impressively display a wonderful set of stamps. Your coloring is brilliant! I may have to start with Too Cute to Spook...

resah2 said...

Your coloring is amazing. You can do so much with the background image

kdmorgan said...

All of these cards are amazing!

Jennifer Swietkoski said...

Your cards are so gorgeous Amy!your such an amazing artist! And the Anita jarem designs are adorable! Thanks for sharing ❤️ ❤️❤️

Jellie Bean said...

Your coloring is amazing, and just perfect with these delightful stamps!

Christine | Dances With Hooves Paper Design said...

These are equal parts GORGEOUS and ADORABLE! Delightful release - and delightful cards!

Bunny said...

I agree with everyone else. You are a lovely colorist. You definitely do justice to these new Anita Jeram CCC stamp sets. Love your cards. Wish I had one. [Bunny]

Maureen H. said...

I’m absolutely in love with Colorado Crafts and especially the AJ stamps which have that dreamy children’s book illustrator look, like Peter Rabbit, Pooh, etc…. I have none of them and would be thrilled to win a stamp set from them. Thank you for your beautiful examples. I hadn’t been to your blog before, I found you through CCC, and I have to say, I am blown away by your talent and your amazing coloring. Thank you also for listing the colors you used. I love my Copics and it’s always nice to have have an idea of what someone else used on an image.

Have a blessed day!
Maureen

Meredith Smith said...

I absolutely love your cards! Your coloring is amazing! So beautiful!

Unknown said...

OMG I love the Halloween ones they are soooo cute!!!!! And the art work around them is amazing

Margery C said...

Your coloring is amazing. Love the light from the lamp. Made a very dramatic background.

Sandra H. said...

Wow, your backgrounds are gorgeous! Such cute stamps to work with.

{VICKI} said...

I LOVE HOW THE LIGHT ON YOUR CARDS LOOKS LIT UP!

Shawna said...

Your work with color is just incredible. Hard to believe they are handmade!