Sunday, June 13, 2021

Colorado Craft Company - New Anita Jeram!! 3 Ways to Use the Wedding Mice!

 


Hi Friends! I'm excited to share three different ways to use one of the new Anita Jeram sets in the latest Colorado Craft Company release

You may have come from the blog of Jennifer Kotas, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Colorado Craft Company & Adrienne Kennedy.


Happily Ever After Stamp Set

How cute are all the mice in this giant Happily Ever After set, for all things wedding, anniversary, and love?! And check out that large image on the bottom of the set. What a celebration they are all having! With a scene as detailed as this, if you're not a coloring expert, you might be a little intimidated and unsure on how best to use it.

I've got three different ideas on how to use this set!

1) Go for the Gold - Color it All!

Perhaps the most obvious, yet most scary (to me anyway), way to use this set is to stamp the large party image across your card panel and start coloring away.
 
If this seems overwhelming to you, I have a few tips to share.

Limiting your color palette really helps not only your decision-making process, but also gives your finished piece a more cohesive look. For this card, I stuck with the same gray for all the mice body parts, black for the suits, pink for the dresses/cake, blue for the presents, and various greens for the banners.   

Also, don't think too much about what colors to use where. As long as you stick to a few colors, they will all go together.

I wanted the bride's white dress to be the focal point in this crazy, festive scene, so I made sure to put color all around the dress for contrast.

Alternatively, I made the sketchy mice in the background all dark gray so they didn't stand out and attract attention.

2) Don't Color Anything - Use Ink Blending and Dies


The complete opposite of coloring the whole scene individually, is this card. Here I stamped a portion of the scene across a vertical/portrait card, and then instead of coloring in the images, I blended ink across the entire scene. I have pink as the middle color, where all the partying is happening, since I think pink is a festive color

This is where the top half of the stamp set comes in handy! There are several images that have been pulled from the larger scene and turned into their own stamps. Along with the dies, this allows you to easily stamp and die the bride & groom, and the all-important cake table, and put that OVER your blended color.

Now your party can go on in the background, while your focal point image is front and center. 

3) Just Use the Small Images 

As awesome as that party scene is, don't feel you need to always use it. This card just features the married couple and a nice, large sentiment (also included in the set).
 
Check out all that chunky glitter behind the bride!


This give a much cleaner, simple look, than the cards that use the giant party scene.

 

Gotta love all the different options with this
Happily Ever After set! Aside from these three different ides, there are many other ways to use this set too!

Prizes:
We will be giving away 8 entire sets of all the new stamps from this release!! Wow! In order to enter, please leave comments on each blog in this blog hop, thru midnight EST on June 16th. Winners will be announced on the 17th on the Colorado Craft Company blog. Good luck!

I am now pleased to send you to the super-talented Angelica Conrad who has some beautiful projects to share! Here is the full list:

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

 

Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!)

Happily Ever After Stamp Set

Happily Ever After Die Set

Anniversary Mini Stamp Set

Anniversary Mini Die Set

 

79 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards. Great stamps and dies.

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  2. Your coloring tips are very useful. Thanks!

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  3. Adorable, just love them all!!!

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  4. Love the wedding scene. How adorable!

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  5. I love the many options you created with the happily-ever-after stamp set. My favorite is the one it's just the bride and groom dancing. It's so sweet and simple

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  6. Wow, you have been busy! Fantastic cards.

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  7. Anita brings it again with adorable mice and friends.

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  8. I love all the different ways you created cards with this stamp set! My favorite is the CAS one with the black background! I like how it grounds the images!

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  9. I love the card with the bride and groom in the forefront. They're all nice, thats just my favorite.

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  10. What an amazing job you did with this stamp set. Thank you for showing the different ways to use them.

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  11. Fabulous ideas for this phenomenal stamp set. I love how you embossed on a ribbon. I would have never thought of that. (Idea embossed in memory!!)

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  12. Great cards! I love this release! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  13. I am absolutely in love with the black and white card! Simple and elegant.

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  14. Your cards are amazing Kelly! I love the different ways you've used that beautiful wedding images to create your beaitufl cards!! I love them. Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  15. Beautifully done, Kelly - and really good tips! I adore your 'blushing bride' - it must be all the glitter? xx
    =]

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  16. Great ideas for making this set work for a variety of styles!

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  17. I like the fully colored one best. It is adorable. And the wedding stamp set is my favorite of all the new stamp sets.

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  18. Cute cards, Kelly! They would definitely be cherished by the recipients. Simply adorable.

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  19. Your wedding scenes are darling! I LOVE the different ways you used the stamp set!

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  20. I will have to remember to limit my colors, when using a busy stamp like the wedding reception card. Thank you for the advice. The couple dancing is sweet.

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  21. Love your fun cards. Thanks for the great tips.

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  22. I love this card and you can not go wrong with gold. My friend is gonna love something like this....

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  23. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Showing the 3 differences is very helpful. The couple popped out from the blended background evokes that lovely feeling, where you are the only 2 people in the world. Beautiful.

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  25. Wonderful ways of creating cards using this stamp set. I remember liking it & the next thought was there'd be too much fussy colouring for me. Having seen the way you used the whole scene with the delicate shades of colours in the background has given me great inspiration though. Thanks Kelly!

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  26. Wonderful ways of creating cards using this stamp set. I remember liking it & the next thought was there'd be too much fussy colouring for me. Having seen the way you used the whole scene with the delicate shades of colours in the background has given me great inspiration though. Thanks Kelly!

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  27. Lovely cards and I too stick to a small color palette when coloring large scenes. It makes it less intimidating.

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  28. Wonderful cards!!!!! Love how you colored the images.

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  29. Love all three cards - beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Thankful for you showing us how to use these images when we have lots of time and just a bit of time.

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  31. I want to go to that awesome wedding party!!! Gorgeous cards.

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  32. More wedding inspiration! Yayyyyyy

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  33. So creative and pretty with your use of the stamp set 3 different ways! Not sure which is my fav but the yellow background is clean and I tend to like that best! Thanks!

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  34. Wow, all three of your cards from the same set are so different and yet all fabulous. I love the tips to keep it simple and just pick from a few colors, that does make the decision tree to pick colors much simplier. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. As pretty as your coloring is on the 1st card, I think I like the 2nd one best - great idea to die cut only a few images to make them stand out on the scene!

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  36. This set is so fun... I have a wedding on the 27th and am looking forward to it. Great tips Kelly. Sometimes these big sets can be overwhelming. TFS

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  37. The third card is my favorite of the three because of the minimalist yet unique style. The chunky glitter gives it so much pizzazz! The other two are gorgeous as well. I like the shades one. Don’t have the patience to color the whole design.

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  38. Fun wedding scenes.
    Time to fiesta.
    Great cards. thanks
    for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Adorable cards with this sweet bride and groom! Love the scenes for your charming cards!

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  40. How I love chunky glitter! Love the sweet couple card! Just adorable!

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  41. Awesome! Love the colors and the scenes you made.

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  42. Such wonderful cards! What a great release.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  43. These 3 cards are all fantastic, and I love your tips.

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  44. How sweet are these ! All darling cards, Kelly!

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  45. Wonderful cards. Great coloring tips. Thank you

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  46. These are beautiful wedding cards that will make lovely keepsakes. I love the touch of the "congratulations" on ribbon and the coloring is lovely.

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  47. A very sweet card for a wedding.

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  48. Great ideas for this set. My favorite is the one with just the bride and groom. So sweet.

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  49. Hi there - I love how you've taken some of the guesswork out of this for us. This set is amazing but has the potential to be a little overwhelming (the scene) because there is a lot to color, if you choose to color it all. Thanks for showing three terrific ways to make a card using this set. I love it and all three of your offerings!
    Lori S in PA

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  50. makes me wish I had a wedding to go to. thanks as always for sharing.

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  51. Great tips for using this stamp set. I'll admit it is a bit intimidating. But you make it look beautiful!

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  52. I like the Love and Happiness card. Thank you for sharing these ideas with us.

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  53. These are all so cute. I like the whole kit and kaboodle. Although it may take awhile for me to color it. However your tips are a definite help. [Bunny]

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  54. This set is both festive and intimate .... I love to color and there are so many options here. I love the simplicity of your one and the detail of the other.

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  55. You could totally use the wedding couple for Valentine's or thinking of you or even sympathy. Just use their upper half. Your cards are so dang cute! I LOVE AJ stamps!!!

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  56. Such great wedding cards!!
    Vannessa Osbourn

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  57. I like how you offered alternative ways to approach this Happily Ever After stamp set. You’ve shifted some of the “labor intense” aspect away from full-color mode to some simpler solutions. All the cards are beautiful and express the joy and excitement of the event! After “A Fox’s Life,” this is my favorite set. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  58. These are great! I really love that you showed there ways to use it, especially ones that don't require you to do a ton of coloring.

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  59. OMG! I love all of your cards. Your coloring on the fully colored image is beautiful and that one is my favorite but it was a close call. I love all the images in this release, but Happily Ever After is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  60. A wonderful release and gorgeous cards!

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  61. Beautiful coloring. It's like a whole page in a story. Lovely.

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  62. Wonderful cards...love how you used them in such different ways and had a hint of colour on the second.

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  63. Adorable new release! Love more new anniversary possibilities - Thanks!

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  64. Great color shares. I like idea 2 to not color. Nice to see so many uses for the same set.

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  65. Wow, I loved all three of your cards. Thanks for the coloring suggestions, and instructions for creating 3 very different cards from this set.

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  66. thanks for sharing these wonderful ways to use this cute set.

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  67. Beautiful card designs! Love the simplicity of the not really coloring and still looks awesome!

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  68. Love this delightful stamp and die set, and your simple approach lets them shine!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly