Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking & Coloring in Pop Art Style. Video + Giveaways (Now Closed)
Hello! Today I have something very special to share with all of you and I also have a giveaway to thank you for being my loyal subscribers and viewers. I have an utter pleasure to introduce you to a new stamp company called Colorado Craft Company. They are new to me as well and I was delighted to learn a little bit more about them and get to play with their products.
I have 3 cards to share with you all featuring their new Big & Bold stamp line, the new designs for July 2019. These are available exclusively at Simon Says Stamp for the first 2 days after the launch, so July 3rd and July 4th, and after that, on July 5th they will also become available on the Colorado Craft Company’s website.
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Watch my video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how I made the cards I’m sharing today.
BIG & BOLD SETS BY COLORADO CRAFT COMPANY
These stamp sets do have a bit of a higher price point, but they are larger in size and are very practical for those who like to color. Each of the Big & Bold sets features one large size image that easily takes up the entire space of an A2 card and the stamp sets also have a number of coordinating sentiments done in various styles to complement the image.
The images in these have a lot of detail to them and I’ve found that to be extremely helpful when it comes to coloring them. I love to color, but I’m not an expert at any kind of coloring, so I try to get all the help I can and having that detail on these stamps is very practical.
I have 3 sets from this series, the Sweetest Birthday Cone, Birthday Cake, and Sweet Friend Cupcake.
Because of the size of these images, you have the freedom to really go to town with your favorite coloring mediums and add as many details as you like. You also have a lot of room to dress up your cards with additional mediums and add in more detail with a white pen for example, or glossy accents or even some glitter for a nice sugary finish on these.
I love the look of pop art and so this has inspired me to use the kind of colors and type of coloring for these cards to make them look like pop art.
I started by stamping the image outline in alcohol marker friendly ink on white paper. My coloring medium of choice these days is alcohol markers. In fact, I just got some re-inkers for my stash and I can now really go all out when it comes to coloring with my markers. A few years ago I was so intimidated by Copic coloring I’d only color the tiniest images where it was impossible to do any shading or blending, so it was more like coloring using just one marker and adding little bits of color.
I know a lot of you are intimidated by coloring, it doesn’t matter what coloring medium it is, it’s just scary and I get it, it’s still scary for me at times as well. But I don’t let the fear of messing up stop me from having fun and enjoying the process. So what if I don’t color it perfectly? It’s not a race, it’s not a competition, it’s a pleasant past time, it’s meant to help you relax and unwind, forget about your problems and just do something to enjoy yourself.
The marker colors I used are the following:
- R39, R27, R24, R22, and R20 for the cherry;
- C3, C1 and O markers to color the frosting;
- E33, E31, and E51 to color the cone;
- YG03 to color the stem on the cherry;
- RV19, RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11, and RV10 to color the ice cream
- B00 and B000 to color the background.
To help me color these images I went on Pinterest and I looked up colored images on ice cream, cupcakes, and cake slices. It was very helpful to see how other people have colored similar images in the past and that gave me some ideas in regards to my coloring here.
Copic markers used: Y21 (background), BG18, BG13, BG11 (cupcake wrapper); RB34, RV11, RV10 (cupcake); YG03, G94, G99 (leaves); R20, R22, R24, R27, R39 (strawberry)
To achieve that pop art look I also colored the background on my images. This is not something everyone likes to do for various reasons, some people like a white background, some don’t like to use of all marker ink to color the background, and some just don’t have the time. I personally love a nonwhite background. I do like to use the chisel nib of my marker for speedy coloring and then I just come back with the brush nib and add more color next to the stamped outline.
Copic markers used: RV10 (background); BG18, BG13, BG11 (cake); E51, E31, Y15, Y17 (cream)
Finally, to finish the card I stamped my sentiment – it reads “Sending sweet wishes your way”. I overlapped the ice cream quite a bit to have a one layer card. I also used a white Sakura pen in size 8 and 10 to add some white dots to the image – they add a nice touch to the finished card. And I used a white pen to color over the black outline that marks the highlight on the cherry.
To add some sugar to my card I used Nuvo Glitter Accents and coated the frosting on the top of the ice cream and finally use Glossy Accents to coat the cherry on top!
GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)
Now let’s talk giveaway! I have 6 stamp sets to give way to 6 of you (3 Big & Bold sets shown here plus the 3 sets from the Lovely Legs collection shown below.
To enter the giveaway, subscribe to my blog newsletter, you can do so HERE and comment below letting me know which of the cards shared today you like the most.
I’ll pick winners over the weekend on July 6th or 7th and will email you to notify if you’ve won.
Winners are Linda Walmsley, ROSALIE JOHNSON, Terri W, Sandy T, Bonnie T., and Shanikka Gilbert. Winners have been contacted (if you don’t see an email from me, please check your SPAM folder). Congratulations!
I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!
Use code HPY4TH for 15% off SITEWIDE at Simon Says Stamp
Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Birthday Cake
Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Sweetest Birthday Cone
Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Sweet Friendship Cupcake
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Ink Pad Intense Black Ink
SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
SSS | HA | AZ
Sakura Classic White Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
Tonic Fresh Snowfall Nuvo Glitter Accents
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Ranger Glossy Accents Glue Dimensional Adhesive
SSS | SC | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
SSS | SC | AZ
Misti Stamping Tool
SSS | SC | AZ
Sandy TJuly 4, 2019
Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents with us. I’m very new at coloring and you have helped me out a lot. I have to say that I really like the Birthday Cake the best. There are so many different opportunities to use it. I like to make larger, 5″ x 7″ cards and these big stamp sets are perfect. Looking forward to seeing another video soon.
mamawannJuly 5, 2019
Beautiful coloring and cards. I’d have to say my favorite is the ice cream cone.
MeganJuly 6, 2019
The ice cream cone is my favorite! I do like it with a color background. I really like the colors you choose!
MelJuly 8, 2019
Love the ice cream cone! The pink ice cream looks sooo delicious!
I’m fairly new to copic coloring, and appreciate your encouragement. It is all trial and error! Would especially love to try these new stamps out as well. Thanks for your awesome videos
Shartl H.July 5, 2019
I can’t believe you don’t consider yourself an expert in coloring because these designs look amazing! I love cake, and I love ice cream so I’ll have to say that I can’t choose between the three. Love these!
Thersha LewisJuly 5, 2019
All gurus say they aren’t good at their craft. It’s their signature line.
EsmeraldaJuly 5, 2019
Love the cupcake
Linda WhitakerJuly 5, 2019
Yana, You do a lot of justice to the items that you color, paint, draw etc. I believe you can do anything you put your mind to. As I’ve been watching your videos for quite a while now I actually think you can do anything! The ice cream cone with the blue background looked so good I wanted to get one. I too, live in Colorado didn’t realize there was a craft company here.
Love, love your projects as usual.
Betsy BirgeJuly 5, 2019
Great cards Yana! I am loving the cupcake although they are all fabulous! Thanks for showing how to deal with overly large images, too!
Jessica StoneJuly 5, 2019
I love the icecream cone. But I love all your work you’re very talented.
Thersha LewisJuly 5, 2019
Love all of the cards. Definitely a colored background (Pop art) fan and my favorite card is the life is too short to say no to cake
Mirella RoganJuly 5, 2019
How fantastic! It’s a hard choice between the cupcake and the ice cream! But all three are really lovely and yummy! I love Colorado Craft – their lovely legs series is so unique and fun, and these new big stamp sets look fabulous too! Thanks for the chance to win!
Mirella RoganJuly 5, 2019
It’s a hard choice between the cupcake and the ice cream! But all three cards are really lovely and yummy! I love Colorado Craft Company – their lovely legs series is so unique and fun, and these new big stamp sets look fabulous too! Thanks for the chance to win!
JJuly 5, 2019
Esmeralda GardnerJuly 5, 2019
Love the cupcake and ice cream, great coloring
terriavidreaderJuly 5, 2019
LOVED the video and your coloring. My favorite is the cupcake, but that ice cream cone is so very tempting too!! Thanks for a chance to maybe win it.
Ann LeeJuly 5, 2019
Thank you Yana for delivering another amazing card. These new products are great. I’ve never heard of them and wouldn’t have heard of them if it weren’t for you. That’s what happened before. You showed the Sizzix large die of the month and before I knew it, I was a member! Thanks again! -ann
JoyceJuly 5, 2019
I really liked the ice cream cone card best! Great coloring!
Amanda MayerJuly 5, 2019
I really like them all!! If I absolutely had to choose it would be the cupcake…. no wait the ice cream cone. I really appreciate what you said about coloring with copics. I am a bit intimidated with coloring my images but I think I will just go for it!! Thank you.
Karen ReateguiJuly 5, 2019
These are absolutely gorgeous and fantastic cards!!! I’m just blown with your coloring! Those stamps are really awesome. Thanks for sharing Yanan
Janet DurbinJuly 5, 2019
The slice of cake is my fav, but all are fantastic! Your coloring is awesome!
FeliciaJuly 5, 2019
I love all the Big & Bold stamp sets. I loved the youtube video of how easy you made it seem to color. But there is a very special place in my heart for the Lovely Legs set You had me at Meow. A must have!
Valarie R.July 6, 2019
The Cupcake card takes the bank!
The colors you used are so vivid!! Just love it!!
CCC’s Lovely Legs stamps are so darn adorable!!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us!!
rebeccaJuly 5, 2019
Absolutely impossible to pick just one card. I like them all! I look forward to your videos because I love your accent! and your videos are clear and concise. You always make your cards look so easy. The mark of a professional!
craftylemurJuly 5, 2019
Gorgeous cards. I do prefer the look of coloured backgrounds. The cupcake is my favourite.
Angela LunnJuly 5, 2019
Omg. It’s so hard to choose. But I really do like the ice cream one.
Judy PalsJuly 5, 2019
Thank you for sharing coloring with copics. Love all the stamps, my first choice would be the ice cream
cone, cherry on the top!
J HeadJuly 5, 2019
Pop art colored backgrounds are the best. Have you considered masking the image and using a brush to add color to the background instead of copic alcohol ink? I love all three images and the legs stamp for cat lovers is adorable!
Neudorf TerryJuly 5, 2019
I really like lighter version of the ice cream come .
Natalie ChilsonJuly 5, 2019
These are adorable. The cone is my favorite
SuzanneJuly 5, 2019
Your cards are beautiful…amt pick one,,,I love them all! I also love Colorado Craft Company stamps…I have a couple of their legs stamps. I think these new big stamps are awesome and would love to win a set! Either way your coloring and cards are great!
Robin Balliette PoupardJuly 5, 2019
Since I only saw the ice cream cone, that is the one I like. You make the copic coloring look easy!
Nicole NardiJuly 6, 2019
Great cards. I’d say my favorite cardis the card with the slice of cake cause, Who can say no to cake!
janiebeaJuly 6, 2019
My favorite card was the one you did in the video. Ice cream! But I really liked all of them.
JingleJuly 6, 2019
I super love the ice cream one!!! I am going to need that stamp set!
Shirleen AlexanderJuly 6, 2019
I find alcohol marker colouring very intimidating. I never know which colours blend well together and by the time I settle on a combo, I’m constantly stressing myself out wondering whether the image looks good or not. I am gonna try and take your words to heart. Relax and just colour for practice, for enjoyment. Now about the cards, originally I like the ice cream cone but I think I love the cupcake more. I love the yellow background!
Alexandra Jacqueline OconJuly 6, 2019
Hi Yana! My favorite (although hard to just pick one) is the ice cream cone! I love all your videos in general.. thanks to you i’ve learned so much with card making! You are truly an inspiration! I look forward to many more!
Sharon OJuly 6, 2019
Love the look of this company and your beautiful cards!
Mary HaynesJuly 6, 2019
I love your coloring of the ice cream, I’m still afraid to do much coloring. Love the large images also.
ToniJuly 7, 2019
Your coloring is amazing! I don’t have copic markers but I have the spectrum ones. I am inspired now to take them out and play with them. My favorite card is the ice cream cone with blue background. Although they are all lovey. Thank you for sharing with us.
Sue BJuly 7, 2019
Thank you for sharing. I wish my coloring was as great as yours. Although all 3 are ‘delicious’, I absolutely love the ice cream cone. These new stamps from Colorado Craft are wonderful. Sue
Penny HanuszakJuly 7, 2019
Wow these images are so huge and wonderful, and I love that it only took 13 minutes to turn one into a fantastic card. I would stamp up a bunch and then colour them at my leisure. What fun! Yana as always beautiful production, wonderful tips and amazing cards. Thanks for introducing us to Colarado Craft Company and for truly inspiring.
LindaJuly 7, 2019
I loved the way to colored the cards. I loved all three of them, the ice cream tops the list though
Amy CooleyJuly 7, 2019
These bold stamps are awesome! It’s hard to choose a favorite. I think it’s a tie between the cupcake and ice cream cone.
MaramJuly 8, 2019
The ice cream stamp is absolutely gorgeous!
Rebbecca Jean CayaJuly 8, 2019
I love the cupcake! Thanks for the chance to win.
Sue SJuly 8, 2019
Your coloring is beautiful & those treats look good enough to eat! I have to say it’s hard to pick between the cupcake & the ice cream cone! They both are so fabulous!
LaurieJuly 8, 2019
Oh my gosh, your coloring is so striking – I just love it. Going to have to try getting the dimension and depth you are getting. Marvelous, thanks so much.
Ann KulsethJuly 8, 2019
Fabulous! I loved watching you color the ice cream cone so that would have to be my favorite. I have yet to master Copic coloring so any tips along the way are so helpful. Thanks.
JenrescuemamaJuly 8, 2019
Love your ice cream cone! But they are all amazing. I’m definitely checking out this company!
MichelleJuly 8, 2019
Just gorgeous! I love that ice cream cone!
Sabrina RadicanJuly 8, 2019
Those cards are absolutely beautiful and look very yummy too!
Teresa R. SingletonJuly 8, 2019
I love the ice cream, it’s my favorite. Love the colors choose you used. I’m learning how to use the Copic markers. The blending part. Enjoy your video…. thank you for sharing.
ShellyJuly 8, 2019
These are all awesome! Love, love, love! My favorite is that ice cream cone! Yum! 🙂