Hi cardmaking friends. Today is the NEW RELEASE for Colorado Craft Company and you are in for a treat. So many fun new products all with a winter/holiday theme, and so much fun to color too. Today’s card features the new Colorado Craft Company Knitting Bear Stamp and Die combo and it’s adorable. My mother in law has been visiting and when I opened this parcel, she immediately asked for a bunch of cards to take back to her knitting group. SO I got busy and did some coloring. The little penguin is so adorable, he just makes me giggle, LOL. I’m currently knitting a scarf in teal wool, so I colored his little scarf the same color.
I have shared a list of the copic colors I used in today card at the end of the post for you.
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It’s also Blog Hop Day for this new release, so grab a coffee and check out all the great inspiration from the design team.
Colorado Craft Company will be giving away a stamp set at every stop on the hop so don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win, contest ends Nov 8. Winners will be notified on the CCC Blog.
And, the entire bundle will be given away to one lucky winner. The winner will be chosen from orders placed through design team member links and will be notified directly by email.
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How to create the Colorado Craft Company Knitting Bear Card:
Start by using a large blending brush to add Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink to the card front.
Next, splatter it with white paint and set aside to dry
Then, using a Misti, stamp the images onto Hammermill White Cardstock with copic friendly black ink. I used Simon Says Stamps Intense Black Ink.
Finally, color the images with copic markers.
Adding the Sentiment:
The splatter paint should now be dry, so pop the card back in to the Misti and stamp the sentiment in black ink.
Then, use the coordinating dies to cut out the art pieces.
PROTIP: I colored the background of the fire with an N4 marker as having white around the fire inside the fireplace looks weird!
Putting it all together:
Add small pieces of foam tape to the back of all the art pieces.
Next, start by placing the fireplace on the card front.
Then, add the chair, then place the bear in the chair.
PROTIP: – The chair needs to be as far to the left as you can so that the penguin fits on the card without cutting off his scarf. My envelopes allow for a bit of an overhang on each side.
Finally: embellish the scarf and the tuffs in the chair with a white gel pen. My favorite pen “Sakura Gelly Roll #10 (because I get asked that question a lot, LOL).
Copic Markers Used:
Chair: B99, B97, B95, B93 Wood: E44, E43, E40, Scarf: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11 Fireplace: R95, R46, R35, R20 Bear & penguin tummy: Light gray: N3, N1, N0, Penguin: N9, N5, N3
Cheeks: R32, R30, Fire: YR15, YR 27
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Ann Ito says
Adorable card! I am seriously crushing on this polar bear!
Thank you Ann, and me too, he is so sweet
Lisa Tilson says
Isn’t this just the sweetest! Love how the bear is knitting the scarf “on the go”. Adorable card Sandi, lovely new release from CCC.
Thank you Lisa, and he is so much fun to color too
Kelsey Thomas says
This is so cute! Awesome job coloring!
Shauna M. says
I love your use of the ‘turquoise’ color in your card!! Your card is adorable!!
thanks so much Shauna, you will see that a lot from me as it’s my favorite color, LOL
Bunny Hoyle says
Knit faster! That cracks me up. This is very cute.
I know right, cracks me up too
Gail Spresser says
Loving this card and the colors! Thank you for sharing!
Really great card … I love the colours you used
phyllis wendt says
You do wonderful cards! Very delightful. Thanks for sharing
Elizabeth Smith says
I’ve enjoyed reading through your steps and got a kick out of you knitting a teal scarf like Ms. P. Bear! Your brick coloring is so well done (as are the rest of your pieces) and adding the white gel pen embellishments finishes everything off so well. Very fun!
KimberlyRae Forde says
Love it so much!! A knotting bear perfect card to stash in a note to a knitty friend. Ideas.. humm.Humm.. thank you! I need this!