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Colorado Craft Company Sweater Weather + Video

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”

  1. 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

    1. Baby! Gues what? I’m a grandma now, too! My grandson arrived last week. 🥰

  2. I said to myself that I didn’t need anymore Christmas stamps but I think I spoke too soon! Love these!

  3. 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

    1. Oh yes! That paper folding was gorgeous! It’s so wonderful to see Craft inspiration.

  4. I have never been a fan of the *ugly sweater*; these cute sweaters are a totally different story. Love them!

  5. I love the coloring on the sweaters, but most especially I loved the gray background you created to make them pop!

    1. Dark backgrounds are the best! I’ve used Nordic Snowflakes so much. Love it!

  6. I love this card and set. So versatile. My GRAND kids will love this card. Thank you

  7. Thanks for all the Copic marker tips. Your cards are inspiring and just beautiful. Coloring some CCC images as I watch your video!

  8. Watching and listening to you create is relaxing and inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  9. 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!

  10. I so love the Sweater card. The Colors are just right. The Chillin’ Gnomies card is cute too.

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