Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. Huge Lips card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard #coloradocraftcompany

Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. 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. There are actually 3 giveaways sponsored by Colorado Craft Company.

Colorado Craft Company is a newer stamp company. I have shared a video and several projects with their products back in July 2019 and I had an absolute blast creating with their stamps. What I love most about their designs is their huge size. The images, especially in their Big & Bold line, are very large and easily take center stage on an A2 card and can readily be used on larger projects.

Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. Huge Lips card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard #coloradocraftcompany

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I have 4 cards to share with you all featuring their new Big & Bold stamp set – Love’s Kiss, this is a new design for January 2020. There are 3 new Big & Bold stamp sets and several other sets releasing this month – you can see all new designs HERE.

These sets are available exclusively at Simon Says Stamp for the first 2 days after the launch, so January 3rd and January 4th, and after that, on January 5th they will also become available on the Colorado Craft Company’s website.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

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.

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. If you are not into coloring, the Love’s Kiss is perfect for you as all you need is a couple of ink pads and some embossing powder and you’ve got yourself a classy card for a girlfriend or Valentine’s Day.

CARD DETAILS

I love makeup and when I saw the Love’s Kiss stamp set I got very excited because I knew I would be able to experiment with my ink pads in a different way, in a way as if I was to do my lips.

When you do your lip you’d usually use a pencil to line the lip and the pencil typically is the same color as your lipstick or a shade darker. Sometimes you can also add a bit of lighter lipstick color to the center of the lip or add some gloss on top if you’d like a shiny, glossy lip. With all of this in mind, I looked through my stash to find the best supplies I could use to create a realistic-looking lip on paper.

Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. Huge Lips card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard #coloradocraftcompany

The first thing that came to mind was ombre ink pads from Hero Arts. They have 3 colors of ink in them – a light, a medium and a dark and work really well with solid images such as these lips. The darkest color would be used around the edge of the lip, the outside edge and the lightest color on the inside.

It is very helpful to use a stamping tool such as MISTI or similar as it will allow you to double or even triple stamp your image in the exact same spot. I used Red ombre for the red lip, Pink ombre for the pink lip, Purple ombre for the purple and Peach for the peach one.

Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. Huge Lips card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard #coloradocraftcompany

I wanted the lips to appear shiny, glossy and I wanted them to be slightly raised above the background. I was able to achieve this with the help of embossing powder, clear embossing powder.

As with applying the color, I’ve applied the embossing powder, or the gloss, several times to have more shine on the lips. Best to use regular clear embossing powder, not detailed embossing powder as this image is not detailed, it actually needs a chunkier powder for better coverage. Repeat adding gloss 2 to 4 times and heat set the powder each time with your heat tool. The lips will become more and more dimensional with each layer.

Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. Huge Lips card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard #coloradocraftcompany

The Love’s Kiss stamp set comes with several sentiments, I picked one that reads “A Good Kiss is Worth Another” by Marylin Monroe and stamped it in black ink just below the lips. There’s also a little beauty mark in the stamp set, and I stamped one in Vintage Sepia ink above the lips for some added interest.

If you don’t have these ombre ink pads, you can achieve a similar look using your regular ink pads and just do some layered inking. Watch my video for the how-to.

Colorado Craft Company | Cardmaking with Big & Bold Stamps. Huge Lips card by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #valentinesdaycard #coloradocraftcompany

I trimmed the panels to 4 x 5 1/4” and foam mounted them to A2 white side folding card bases to finish my cards.

GIVEAWAY (NOW CLOSED)

Now let’s talk giveaway! I have 3 sets of all 4 stamp sets to give way to 3 of you. So 3 people can will, each will receive 4 new stamp sets.

To enter the giveaway, subscribe to my blog newsletter, you can do so HERE and comment below letting me know your favorite lip color.

I’ll pick winners on Jan 6th or 7th and will email you if you’ve won.

Winners are Jeana Riehl, Archisha Mukherjee, R. Renee MCCOY. Winners have been contacted (if you don’t see an email from me, please check your SPAM folder). Congratulations!

SUPPLIES

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!

Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Love
Colorado Craft Company Big and Bold Love’s Kiss
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Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Light Ruby to Royal Red Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Pink To Red Ink
Hero Arts Ombre Pink To Red Ink
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Hero Arts Ombre Hydrangea Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Hydrangea Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Peach Ink Pad
Hero Arts Ombre Light to Dark Peach Ink Pad
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tsukineko VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Vintage Sepia Ink
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SSS | AZ
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | SC | AZ

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439 Comments

    1. I love the scale of the lip stamp! My favorite is the purple – something different.
      Thanks for the video!

    1. LOVE LOVE LOVE these huge stamps!
      Please where can I buy them in UK???
      OMG love all the lip colours but probably the Dark Red is my fav xx

      1. Hi Erika, I am in the UK too and you can buy them at Seven Hills Crafts. They are closed as they are making a new website at the moment but will be opening in the next few days and will add then when they have the new release stock. This set is on my list too!

    1. I love the large scale images in these sets, so many creative possibilities. Favorite color combination? The pink, but that was hard to choose.

    1. Omg that lip stamp is awesome. I’m definitely going to have to get that. Thanks for sharing the techniques too. Luv the cards

    1. this is so fabulous, it’s an adult valentine! Although, my favorite lip color is nude, probably wouldn’t work well with this stamp.

    1. My favorite one is the purple one. I have the exact lipstick in Kat V D lipstick collection

    1. Fabulous stamp sets! My favorite lip color is pink. Gorgeous cards!

    1. My favorite lip color to wear is a darker red or peachy peach. My favorite card you made was the red lip

    1. Love the large image in these sets! My Fav is the purple lip color. Love your work…thanks for the inspiration

    1. I’m already a subscriber. I like these cards even though I do not wear makeup of any kind. I did when I was younger though, and always wore pale, muted colors. I’m to pale for bright colors.

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