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Colorado Craft Company Kris Lauren Release

Colorado Craft Company and Kris Lauren are back with a new release featuring those delightful mice and my favorite, florals.

Colorado Craft Company Kris Lauren Release

Daffodil Mice & Flower Pot Stamps

Despite having just posted a video about avoiding stamp masking, I couldn’t resist a touch of masking for this little mouse. However, that’s where the masking ended. Instead of masking the flower pot, I sliced an opening at the rim with a craft knife. The stems slid in neatly.

The background consists of two pieces of torn deli paper I used to clean my brayer. Don’t throw away your brayer off papers, use the for backgrounds and collage papers. Of course, you could also use them as bases for gel printing too.

Colorado Craft Company Kris Lauren Release

I don’t pull out my Copics often, but I feel like I have more control with them for little critters. I adore this moss-covered terra cotta pot and coloring it was a treat.

Flower Pot | E09, R14, E23, W5, YG95, YG17
Daffodils | Y18, Y13, E50, Y32, R14
Mouse | W5, W3, W1, W00, E11, 100

Berry Much Stamps

Switching gears to watercolor I thought it would be fun to leverage granulating watercolors to create the mottled appearance of blueberries.

Rough watercolor paper enhances the granulating effect. Here I used Saunders Waterford High White Rough paper. Paint settles and floats in the nooks and crannies of rough paper.

It can be challenging to stamp on rough paper, so I highly recommend using a MISTI. Use a light-colored ink which is more forgiving. I did not use a MISTI for the image as I watercolored it on the block of paper, therefore double stamping is noted. However, I did use a MISTI for the sentiment and it’s clean and crisp.

Daniel Smith Watercolor

Berry Skin – Cerulean Blue, Rose of Ultramarine (both granulate)
Berry Tops – Raw Umber Violet, Black Posca Pen
Leaves – Sap Green, Perylene Green
Stems – Raw Umber Violet

There are lots of other wonderful stamps in this release, including a teapot house for the mice. Be sure to check out the full release.

Previous Kris Lauren Release

Did you miss the first Kris Lauren release? Check out the post and release here.

Giveaway – Winner’s Choice

Win a stamp set of your choice from the new release! To enter leave a comment below. Colorado Craft Company will randomly choose the winners from each artist’s blog and social media posts.

The giveaway ends May 7th and winners will be announced by Colorado Craft Company on May 9th.

More Inspiration

Check out what these other talented artists have created with the latest release.

Angelica Conrad
Caly Person
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Young
Kelly Griglione
Donna Hitz
Joe Sysavath
Kassi Hulet
Traci Jenkins
Jennifer Gross
Jennifer Kotas
Erin Thompson
Nancy Sheads
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Adam Karle
Daniel West
Bibi Cameron
Jenn Shurkus

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64 Comments

  1. Your cards are wonderful! I love the background on the first one.

  2. Beautifully done and super cute. Love the realistic blueberries too. Have a happy day.

  3. Rhonda Reynolds says:

    I love the background on the card with the mouse. The blueberries were beautifully painted
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Lynne ( aka Silver Grani) says:

    Beautiful. Love the May Release stamps from CCC.

  5. stacey carpenter says:

    love the coloring of these cards!

  6. stacey carpenter says:

    very beautiful cards!!

  7. Great inspiration here! Great stamps and I always love your watercoloring.

  8. Christine Kiehl says:

    So many wonderful cards! Love these new stamps and dies

  9. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the slimline cards. the
    berries are fantastic. That
    little mouse is so cute. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. Beautiful and simplistic cards

  11. Love your water coloring. Need to bring out my paints for my next card

  12. Very beautiful card. Love the little mice!

  13. Gayle Chrvala says:

    Beautiful, creative cards. Love this new line.

  14. I always love your coloring. This is a great new release.

  15. Jeanne Beam says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! Your coloring is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Melinda Betts says:

    Your work is astonishing! I love the blueberries I Miss You Berry Berry Much. It took my breath away!

  17. Pennie Stone says:

    Love the watercolor! So soft and artistic!

  18. Janelle Espinoza says:

    I too save all my brayer wipe-off sheets! Ha. Love the background on the mouse/daffodil card. The blueberry card is stunning! Love how you painted that.

  19. I just love your berries! Beautiful. Your other card images won’t load for me, but I guess that’s okay, because the blueberries are my fave!

  20. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the way you colored the blueberries! Fabulous colors for your beautiful card!

  21. Beautiful and adorable cards! I just love the mice in this release! And, yes, the pot is terrific! Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  22. Betty Giles says:

    Beautiful coloring. I love that clay pot set and the mice are adorable!

  23. Jennifer Jane Mills says:

    Mouse upside down was such a great idea.

  24. karenladd says:

    Loving the sweet mice, but especially like the blueberries for a realistic and unique image. Beautiful cards!

  25. Kris’s mice are so appealing and her florals make me love flowers even more (allergies and all!) Beautiful water color and thanks for the observations about the different paper and types of water colors. I always learn something great from you.

  26. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    Your coloring is so beautiful and the card is simply adorbs!
    I love slimline cards & this is awesome.

  27. Love your coloring! I really like the moss on the flowerpot.

  28. Brenda McKinley says:

    Love your cards! The images CCC has are always SO cute! Love them!

  29. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Wow! Your card is amazing! I love the colors and that gorgeous background!

  30. Heike Carlson says:

    I really like this card, it is so cute!

  31. Lori Spitzer says:

    Hi, there – Thanks for sharing your cards made with the new CCC release items. I like all of them. I’m not familiar with this new line so I will head over to CCC to check it out immediately. Your use of color is fantastic!
    Lori S in PA

    1. Thanks, Lori! I’m so happy to introduce you to 3C! A particular favorite of mine is their Big & Bold line of stamps. I love coloring large images because there is more room to experiment with color blends.

  32. Patricia Beck says:

    Your card is lovely! I am drawn to Kris Lauren’s adorable mice, but her other illustrations are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your process, there are so many techniques I have not tried….yet!

    1. Thanks, Patricia! I’m not a critter person, but there Kris’ mice are so inviting and playful I can’t help but want to color them. They’re a great size too. I struggle with small critters. Happy creating and I’m so glad you enjoyed the techniques.

      1. Patricia Beck says:

        Amber, you are so lovely to reply to the comments. I notice how supportive the comments on on so many blogs, and can see why a friendship blooms in the crafting world. So touched to see the way CCC is supporting Yana and the war effort through the funding.

  33. Jeanne Rice says:

    So cute. Beautifully designed card. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Marisela Delgado says:

    So beautiful!

  35. I like this unusual background. Your card pops.

  36. Your background is captivting – and even cooler once I read how you created it!! Love this card and the size of it!!

    1. Thanks, Cathy! And a special thank you for reading the post. I know we’re all short on time and I always appreciate the time you guys share with me.

  37. Sharon Gullikson says:

    The mouse doing acrobatic stunts on the flower is so cute. And the way you colored the gorgeous flowers–the same color–is so soothing. Great backgrounds on all of your cards that I saw…

  38. Cute cards. I really like that mouse.

  39. Meghan Kennihan says:

    ADORABLE CARDS! I just love that little mouse!

  40. Dena Keys says:

    Those mice are so cute! Beautiful cards!

  41. Theresa Averitt says:

    Amber -your creations are always beautiful and inspirational! Thank you for sharing the adorable mouse sliding down the flower stem!! LOVE it!