Happy New Year

Colorado Craft Company’s Party Time Fun!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Can you believe we are finally saying goodbye to 2020?? This holiday month has been a busy one at my house. With lots of cooking, baking, present-wrapping, and nightly Christmas movies to watch with the family, I couldn’t find time to craft! I finally snuck away for an early morning coloring session, and picked Colorado Craft Company’s Party Time stamp set for my project. I LOVE their Anita Jeram line of stamps. Anita’s illustrations are so whimsical! And let me tell you, these mice were so fun to color! I have a few tips to share with you, details on a giveaway, and a free shipping code for Colorado Craft Company. Let’s get started!

I stamped the large stamp with Milk Chocolate ink onto X-Press It Blending Card, my go-to paper for Copic Markers. I can not recommend this paper enough! It’s silky smooth surface works perfectly to blend colors together. And talking about colors, I admit it… I used a lot! I just went into a zone, and started pulling out markers! Before I got into the main coloring, I started with a background shadow.

I like to do shadows by starting with my lightest color, and drawing a wide line. I let the ink dry, then follow the lines with a darker color, drawing a thinner line. I let the ink dry again, and do one last line with the darkest color. (C0, C01, C03 markers used.) Letting the ink dry makes defined lines. This gives the paper a fun 3-tier shadow, a look I love.

Moving on to the main coloring, I did the complete opposite. I started with my darkest color first, and worked my way to the lightest. So on the mice, I started with E04 around the darkest areas on the left side. I blended it out a bit with E13, then E11, and E21, coloring towards the right side of the mice. For the lightest areas I used E51, and colored in the opposite direction. I started on the right edge, and colored towards the darker colors, pushing the E21 ink away.

My most used Copic Markers are E04 (my favorite!) and Colorless Blender (0). They are with me for every coloring session. Colorless Blender has many uses, including pushing color away for a textured look. I did this with the cake and Bloody Mary. I colored them first, and let the ink dry. (Very important to do, or you will have a big bleeding mess!) Once dry, I dotted the cake and drink with the Colorless Blender, gave the paper time to dry, and did it again. This is a great way to break up a smooth blend.

Once I finished with the markers, I went back with a few sharp pencils. I always finish my Copic coloring with pencils. The second picture in the above collage is after pencils. Can you see a difference? I mainly used Indigo Blue to darken the shadows, using a sharp tip to get into the tight corners. I finished up with highlights, using a white gel pen.

The stamp set has a coordinating die set, which I used to die-cut the images and sentiment. The ink-blended background was made with the following Distress Oxide inks: Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, and Dusty Concord. I splattered a bit of white paint over the panel, let it dry, and attached it to a card base with foam adhesive. I used thin foam squares to add the mice.

Giveaway Time!

Leave a comment down below, and on the 3C Instagram page for a chance to win Party Time stamp set and Dies. Winner will be picked Tuesday, January 2.

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Use discount code FREESHIPPINGAC to receive free USA shipping in the 3C shop! ($5.99 Shipping credit for International shipping.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to pass along some coloring tips and ideas. Have a fun and safe New Year’s, and I will see you back here soon… Happy Crafting!

117 Replies to “Colorado Craft Company’s Party Time Fun!”

  1. Wow! Your colouring is so amazing – thanks so much for sharing your tips & technique! I just LOVE the adorable images from Anita Jeram, and would love to add more to my stash 🙂

  2. Love these mice. They would be so much fun to play with! Your coloring is amazing – I
    am in awe of the depth you get with your shadows.

  3. Love Anita’s cute characters and your coloring just brings them to life! Thank you for revealing some of your tips for your beautiful coloring.

  4. Such a sweet card! Your colours are perfect and such a fun way to ring in this New Year!! Thanks for the Inspiration!

  5. I LOVE this new stamp set! I have a bunch of Anita’s other designs. They are always so adorable. Your coloring is amazing. Thanksgiving for the tip on using colored pencils to add shadows 😍

  6. This sweet mice set is perfect to bring in the New Year and your wonderful coloring is so special!

  7. This card and stamp set are so adorable, and I would love to add this stamp set to my collection. Thank you for the coloring tips, also!

  8. Happy New Year! This is a wonderful card! I just love Anita Jeram stamps and dies, they’re adorable! Lovely job!!

  9. Thanks for the coloring tips. Adding the texture to the cake and drink was a great tip. I love this whole series of stamps and plan to get a couple dies for stamps I have with your code.

  10. WOW! Your coloring is amazing. I’m loving all the stamp sets from Anita Jeram and these partying mice are adorable. Looks like they know how to party down. Loving you selection of background Distress inks. Thank you for walking through your coloring tips. Simply stunning. I would love to have this stamp set. I have been adding a few to my stash taking advantage of a sales. This one is on my wish list.

    Happy New Year

  11. Fantastic card ! I love your colors’ selection and the rainbows all over the card. A very happy card to start a new year with a happy mind. Thank you for the inspiration.

  12. These stamp and die sets are amazingly cute and I love the Anita Jeram style. I am hoping to get a chance to play with the ones I purchased before Christmas today! Winning this set would be a great start to 2021! Thank you for the opportunity.

    Your technique tips are all really great and using the Indigo blue colored pencil for shadows makes such a difference!

  13. A super tutorial, Angelica, thank you! Loved your tips with pencils – I’ll have to try that.

  14. I loved this stamp when I saw it in black and white. Now, with the wonderful color, it is even more fantanbulous!
    The drinks are so fun.

  15. I love your coloring and such a cute stamp! Thank you for explaining how you colored it. The tip on using pencils to help darken the shading is genius! I’m fairly new to coloring so explaining techniques were very informative. Thank you!

  16. I just received this stamp set this week. Thank you for the wonderful coloring tips. I can’t wait to try them out.

  17. Love the cute stamp and your coloring is amazing! I would need lots of practice with Copics before I could even come close! Thank you so much for sharing all your tips – it is very cute!!!

  18. What an adorable stamp set, and really versatile for any type of celebration that might involve a drink. 🙂 Amazing coloring – thank you for sharing the techniques you used!

  19. Happy New Year! Love these new Anita Jeram stamps and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  20. Amazing coloring that just jumps out at you! Thanks for explaining how you did it, I learned a lot. I would love to see you do a video – maybe something smaller that wouldn’t be so intensive. Thanks for the great tips! Love these sets!

  21. I just recently found this Colorado Craft Company. Oh my, love love love the whimsical images! You’re coloring technique really had me following closely, The shadows first is something I MUST try! adds so much dimension. Super cute!!

  22. I am obsessed with your copic work. It gives me enough inspiration with your detailed explanation of how to implement the colors.

  23. I just love this stamp and die set and wanted to let you know that I have been following your tutorials and have been finding it so helpful. Thanks very much for sharing your talent and knowledge. A blessed 2021 to you.

    1. Thank you, Jackie. I’m glad ive been able to help. I’m still learning, too. ❤️

  24. I adore your card!! The colors are spectacular!! I have been waiting for this stamp to come out. It’s hilarious. I love Anita Jerem’s stamps. I have collected a few already. This one is definitely my favorite!! Happy New Years!!

  25. Wow! Your colouring is brilliant and certainly brings this super fun image to life! Thanks so much for sharing your helpful tips and inspiring! Happy new year! Take care! 🙂

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