Happy Christmas in July! I am spending the last two days of July sharing Christmas card ideas, using products from Colorado Craft Company’s July Release. Today we are focusing on Copic coloring, and I picked two new Kris Lauren illustrated stamp sets to work with.
My first card showcases Chillin’ Gnomies stamp set. I picked three characters from the stamp set to use. I stamped the images onto X-Press It Blending Card with Gina K Designs black Amalgam Ink, then used the following Copic Markers to color the images:
- Santa: Reds- R39, R27, R17, R14; Beard and fur trim- C2, C1, C0; Skin- E51, E11, E04; Shoes and belt- C9; Buckle and bell- YR23, Y23
- Bear: BV000, B000, B0000; cheeks, nose and ears- R00, R000
- Rabbit: E51, E11, E04; Ears- R20, R00, R000
I used the coordinating Dies to die-cut the images, then started getting the background ready.
I cut a hill mask with scissors, and attached the mask to the bottom of a white card panel. I ink-blended a night sky using Pinkfresh Studio Bubble Gum, Sapphire, and Stargazer inks. Once the panel was completely dry, I white heat-embossed stars using star stamps from Chillin’ Gnomies. I also white heat-embossed white dots to the background, using a Ranger embossing pen. Once the night sky was done, I trimmed the background, attached the panel to a card base, and added the colored images with foam squares. I drew quick shadows for the characters to sit on, and finished the card with a die-cut Merry from Savy Sentiments-Holiday Quick Cards stamp set, and Christmas from Sweater Weather stamp set.
My next card features Sweater Weather stamp set. These sweaters are so adorable, and the characters on them make me smile.
This large stamp set comes with 6 sweaters, and I colored every one of them. It took a while, and was totally worth the time. I stamped them onto Xpress-It Blending Card with Tailored Expression Chocolate Truffle ink, and colored them with Copic markers. I kept all of the Copic colors the same:
- Reds: R59, R29, R24, R22
- Blue Greens: BG18, BG15, BG32, G00
- Dark Grays: W9, W6
- Light Grays: W0, W2, W4
- Browns: E25, E15, E13, E11
For the background, I used Poppy Seed ink to stamp a snowflake from Nordic Snowflakes stamp set onto Poppy Seed card stock. I trimmed the panel down, attached it to a card base, and used thin foam squares to add the sweaters. I finished the card with a Sweater Weather sentiment.
You can watch the coloring process for these sweaters HERE:
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50 Replies to “Colorado Craft Company Sweater Weather + Video”
This was a cute card. Fun set.
Love the details in the sweaters, and I just bought the Savy Christmas stamp.
Nice! Have fun creating!
Very cute cards. Love the design and colors. Thanks for sharing.
Both cards are FABULOUS!
These are adorable! I LOVE the background with the santa and perfect coloring on the sweaters!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, it took a couple hours. But was well worth it.
The detail on those sweaters is so amazing!! I love both cards. It’s hard to believe we are already looking at August. Our garden is keeping me away from crafting right now. I need a bday card for my granddaughter for next week!! Love your creations and to watch you, makes me feel right with you. TFS
Baby! Gues what? I’m a grandma now, too! My grandson arrived last week. 🥰
I said to myself that I didn’t need anymore Christmas stamps but I think I spoke too soon! Love these!
Haha! That always happens to me. I totally get it!
When I first saw the card with a bright blue sweater and a skirt added to bottom, I could not believe that this was a stamp.
Then to see what you have done with the stamp and dies. Thank you very much for showing us what is possible to do
Oh yes! That paper folding was gorgeous! It’s so wonderful to see Craft inspiration.
love your work and how creatively you used these products
Thank you, Dee.
I have never been a fan of the *ugly sweater*; these cute sweaters are a totally different story. Love them!
They’re really not that ugly, right??😂 I would wear them.
Both cards are FABULOUS!
Thank you, Kristina❤️
the characters adorability factor is off the charts cute
Yes! I smile when I saw this stamp set.
Love both of these cards! Awesome coloring and such adorable stamps!
Thank you, Denise!
Great cards and I love the free shipping. Already placed my order!
Yay! Love when 3C does free shipping!
I love the coloring on the sweaters, but most especially I loved the gray background you created to make them pop!
Dark backgrounds are the best! I’ve used Nordic Snowflakes so much. Love it!
Great cards … the sweaters are fun and the bear with Santa is adorable!
Yes! They’re so cute!
I love this card and set. So versatile. My GRAND kids will love this card. Thank you
Thanks for all the Copic marker tips. Your cards are inspiring and just beautiful. Coloring some CCC images as I watch your video!
Yes!! I love their stamps❤️
Watching and listening to you create is relaxing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.
That’s really nice to hear. Thank you. I truly appreciate it. ❤️
I enjoyed admiring your fabulous cards, Angelica. I have never seen cuter “Ugly Sweaters”. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Lori.
Love that first card’s
colors and both are
Love your beautiful cards. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Your videos are great and love the new Christmas stamps and dies. Sweater Weather is my favorite! It’s on my endless ‘wish list’ that I plan to leave on the fridge so Santa gets the ‘hint’….lol!
I think I have that same list in my house, too!!😂
I so love the Sweater card. The Colors are just right. The Chillin’ Gnomies card is cute too.
is it scary i want to hug that bear. adorable
Noooo!! He’s adorable!
Love these cards! Earlier I was looking at the sweater weather stamps. It’s nice to see what you’ve made with it.