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
|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!
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
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!
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:
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|Happily Ever After Stamp Set
|Happily Ever After Die Set
|Anniversary Mini Stamp Set
|Anniversary Mini Die Set