Colorado Craft Company August 2021 Release

Hi Everyone, and welcome back! I hope you are having a fabulous week. Today I’m sharing a lovely card I created for the new Colorado Craft Company release featuring two Big and Bold and two Whimsy World stamp and die sets.

How pretty is that hummingbird from the Hibiscus Hummingbird as the focal point of this birthday card? I colored this card with Zig Twin Tip markers, and I love how he turned out. For a little extra sparkle, I added Wink Of Stella. What do you think?

So here’s a big tip I have for you today: If you are disappointed with the background or something you’ve colored, just cover it with vellum! LOL! That’s what I did for this, because I wasn’t happy with how I colored the flowers. I stamped the vellum, heat embossed it, and adhered it over the colored background to soften the overall effect.


Colorado Craft Company is giving away stamp sets to two followers/commenters for each designer. One commenter will win a stamp set of choice from my blog, and one random follower/commenter will win a stamp set of choice from my Instagram account.

You have until midnight EDT on August 6th to leave comments on both accounts. Random winners will be selected and announced August 7th on my blog and Instagram accounts.

Adrienne Kennedy-3C

Amy Young

Angelica Conrad

Bibi Cameron

Caly Person

Daniel West

Emily Midgett

Erin Thompson

Jennifer Kotas

Kassi Hulet
Kelly Griglione

Nichol Spohr

Sandy Allnock

Joe Sysavath

Traci Jenkins

Thanks so much for hopping along today! I can’t wait to see what you like best from this release! Love and artsy hugs!


3C Big & Bold Hibiscus Hummingbird

3C Big & Bold Peonies Frame

3C Whimsy World Be Free

3C Whimsy World Life Lasts

66 thoughts on “Colorado Craft Company August 2021 Release

  1. I thought at first your background was patterned paper printed in soft focus which I have seen in paper pads lately. Your vellum top did the trick to soften the background and let the bird sing!


  2. The hummingbird is lovely and that is a fabulous idea about using velum if you’re unsatisfied with how the front of the card turned out!


  3. This is a strange thing to comment on but there is so much life in the hummningbird’s eyes. It could be a still from an animated film.


  4. Your hummingbird image is phenomenally beautiful!! Thanks for the tip / reminder about using vellum as a soft screen. Great thinking!
    TFS –
    Lori S in PA


  5. Man o man, vellum tip noted! This is so so pretty. The colors of the hummingbird are spectacular! I love hummingbirds and really love this release. Yuppers to the wink o stella !


  6. I absolutely love how you embossed the vellum and used it to make the vibrant hummingbird the focal point.


  7. Beautiful! I would imagine the background under the vellum is colored beautifully! But I really like how the vellum softens it and puts the focus on the gorgeous hummingbird!


  8. Love your use of the vellum. I never would have guessed it wasn’t planned from the beginning. Such a beautiful card!


  9. A gorgeous card! I just adore you stunning hummingbird and adding the vellum to the background is such a great way to let it shine!! (Great tip for not so wonderful coloured pane!! I’ll definitely try that one!! 🙂 🙂 ) Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂


  10. Jaw dropping hummingbird! Stunning card and I think it’s my favorite from the new release. Both the card and the set.


  11. I’m sorry, Erin. I shouldn’t have used the word damn, but your card blew me away! I apologize. Forgive me.


  12. I keep forgetting to heat emboss my velum, it adds so much to your card and your hummingbird is stunning


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