Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Colorado Craft Company Double Duty

Here we are--this is the Double Duty Day!  This is the 27th month, so we are now in year #3

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For March, the company we showcasing is Colorado Craft Company.  They have so many sweet stamp sets and many are illustrated with Anita Jerman images, which I love!  I picked the Birthday Wishing Stamp and Die Set.  I always need birthday cards!

For the first card, I used a Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil--Ovals. I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and  Kitsch Flamingo.  I stamped the sentiment which is in the set in the oval, with the word "You" right in the middle of the balloon.  I then cut the panel with my Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 and backed it with black.  I added some pink enamel dots around the oval.   

For the second card, I went with more of  a fun and playful theme, using a background from the Stampin' Up's It's My Party Designer Series Paper Pack.   I stamped the image, colored it with my Copic Sketch Markers and die cut it with the matching die.  I then added a fun border on the bottom with a Stampin' Up Edgelit.   I die cut one of the sentiments from the same set with a Momenta Labels Die.

Both cards are very different, but I used the same image on both. 

I hope you enjoyed my cards for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards. Here is a link to Jeanette'sDarlene’s  and  Carol's blogs.   I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards.  

Next month the company we are using is Pinkfresh Studio.  So be sure to check out our cards on April 22nd!  

Image/Sentiment:  Colorado Craft Company Birthday Wishing

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Pack

Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry

Accessories:  Stampin' Up Edgelits;  Taylored Expressions Masking Ovals Stencils; Yellow Enamel Dots; Momenta Labels Die; Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2; Pink Enamel Dots


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, you chose an adorable CCC stamp set to use. What a sweet image. Fun cards, too. Like you said in your blog post, they are so very different from each other. Impressive!

Darlene LeTavec said...

These two cards are so sweet! What a lovable bunny & balloon. The pink oval with black bunny is so striking. And you have a great color scheme and layout on the second card. Well done!

kiwimeskreations said...

What wonderful cards Barb - they look so different - very clever use of the sweet image

Carol W said...

Barb both cards are wonderful and really different from each other.