Sunny Days Ahead


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I searched to find colours that represented each word going around the image and found the following: Faith – Pink, Courage – Red, Hope – Blue and Victory – Purple and so this is how I coloured this image. I believe these words speak for themselves and in the days to come, we will all see the sun shining brighter days upon us all.

The card base is 5″ x 5″. I layered each of the papers and coloured image on black cardstock to pop the colours. I chose the paper of the children holding hands to represent the day when we can all get back to normal and hold hands and play together with our loved ones again. The chain link patterned paper represents how we are all linked together in doing our part to stay strong and healthy, and to give each other the hope, faith and courage to be victorious in the sunny days ahead. I popped up the final layer with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added in some black pop dots to complete this card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Lauderdale – BasicGrey, Life of the Party – BasicGrey

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Sky: B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sun: Y38, Y35, Y08, R22, R20, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bug: Y17, BG000, BV000, Clear – Wink of Stella

Frog: G07

Flowers: V06, V04

Hope: B24, B23, B21

Victory: BV02, BV01, BV00

Faith: R85, R83, R81

Courage: R37, R27, R24

Corners: G07, YG13, V06, V04, Y38, Y35

Hope everyone stays healthy and safe and I hope you like this week’s card.

Have a fantastic week!

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You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Happy Easter to my Gnomies!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Bunny Painter Gnome and Sentiments Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)! This little Easter Gnome has all of his eggs painted up to give out for Easter. Do you still paint your eggs for Easter too?

To make the card, I printed out the image and sentiment with my HP printer using High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it and the sentiment.

For the background, I cut out a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper 5.5″ x 4.25″.  Then with a stencil that I made using Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Pierced Clouds Die, I created the sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. For the grass, I used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Greens – Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron. Then I used some water and 1/4 round Sable brush and #1 Fine Liner to create the grass.

I used my Xyrons to create a sticker out of the coloured image and sentiment and then mounted the finished image onto a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Bunny Painter Gnome and Sentiments Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer – Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Strathmore Bristol Paper

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

Tools: Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard and Mustache: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0

Hat: YG45, YG41, G21

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E37, E35, E34, E33, W3, W2, W1, BG49, BG45, BG34

Paintbrush: E53, E51, E50, E37, E34, E33, C4, C2, C1, BG49, BG45, BG34

Eggs: B02, B01, B00, BG49, BG45, BG34, Y13, Y08, Y04, R83, R81, RV02

Background: B70, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week! Happy Easter Everybody!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM DesignsKLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Birthday Girl! We Need To Put the Shades On!


Sharing a birthday card today that I made using Sunny Shades Set – SC4988 (AI Art Impressions) for both the image and sentiment.

To make this card, I used my MISTI to get a nice clean stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next I die-cut out the stamped image and background papers using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I then inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then, I popped up the next layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I mounted the main coloured image onto some Hotpink cardstock and then cut a narrow edge around it. Lastly, I popped up it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Sunny Shades Set – SC4988 (AI Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hotpink cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair Combos: E47, E44, E43, E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E29, E25, E21, E15, YR23, Y21

Blouses, Earrings and Shoes: BG18, BG13, BG11, Y19, Y15, Y13

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23

Blouse 1, Earrings and Shoes:  R89, R85, R83, R81, RV01, RV000

Blouse 2, Earrings and Shoes: Y17, Y15, Y13

Blouse 3, Earrings and Scarf: YR21, YR20, YR16, YR14, YR12

Blouse 4 and Jacket: BG15, BG13, BG11, V09, V06, V04

Glasses: BG05, BG02, BV01, BV00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: B04, B02, B01, B00, C2, C1, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Aries Birthday


Sharing a card today that I made using the digital stamp called Aries (The Paper Shelter) for both the image and sentiment for a friend’s birthday. My friend is an Aries, so I thought this would be perfect for her.

To make this card, I printed out the image from my printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured it in.

I printed out the background paper from the same set and then mounted it onto  6″ x 6″ cardstock. Then, I popped up the coloured image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Aries (The Paper Shelter)

Inks: HP Printer – High Quality GreyScale and full colour for the background

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Aries (The Paper Shelter), White Cardstock

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Eyes: G14, G09, G07, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Toga and Ram Top: E35, Y38, Y35, Y21, B04, B02, B000

Ram Horns and Hooves: E37, E35, E33, E31

Ram: E43, E42, E41, R24, R22, R20

Rope:  E44, E43, E41

Circle: E17, E15, E13, G03, G02, G00, Y38, Y35, Y21

Background: Y13, Y11, Colorless blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

I Detect A Birthday!


Sharing a card that I made for my brother this week! For the main image and sentiment, I used It’s A Mystery (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps). My little brother retired from the OPP last year, so I thought this would be a fun card to make for him for his birthday this year.

To make the background for the card, I die cut multiple rectangles using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) in various brown cardstocks and some white Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock.

For the brick background, I used Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder and then various Tim Holtz inks listed below to give the different colours for the texture.

I coloured in the main images with Copic markers and then fussy cut around them leaving a thin white border. I stamped the lamp post using My Creative Time – Wishing You Were Here and then used the co-ordinating die cut to cut it out.

I used Sentiment Label Dies (My Creative Time) to die cut the ribbon and then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Then I used the YNS die cut to trim off the edge so that it matched the rest of the card.

I layered all of the pieces together using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop them up and then 2-sided tape to mount the final rectangles onto the 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: It’s A Mystery  (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane 50 pk 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns, AC Cardstock – Autumn

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time – Wishing You Were Here, Sentiment Label Dies (My Creative Time)

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Detective: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84

Magnifying Glass: C1

Shadow and Sidewalk: C5, C3, C2, C1

My brother loved his card. I hope you like it too and have a fantastic week!

 

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!


It’s Wednesday, and I’m back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant – Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!

To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the “o” in “Love” and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant – Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock

Die-Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Hoppy Easter!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a couple of images that I combined from Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Sending Love Flowers – D18002 and from their Mix and Match Set Mailbox and Wall – M18301. I thought this would make a great combo for a cheerful Easter card.

I made this card in stages. First I die-cut a 5″ x 5″ square out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Then I stamped all of the images onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper. Using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI, I stamped the Girl, bunnies and Bird House first. Then added the mask over top of them.

For the next stage, I stamped the wall. Then I added the mask over top of it as well.

Lastly, I stamped the foliage above the wall with Memento – Bamboo Leaves ink, removed all of the masks and then coloured in the entire image.

Once the image was coloured in, I added the sentiment and then mounted it onto the front of white cardstock cut to 5″ x 5″.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Sending Love Flowers – D18002 (Dreamerland Crafts), Mailbox and Wall – M18301 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Hoppy Friends (Kraftin Kimmie)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Memento – Bamboo Leaves

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White Card Stock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R22, R20

Hair:  Y38, E15, Y21

Dress and Boot: V25, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000

Rabbits: W3, W1, W0, R20, Colorless Blender, Sakura Glaze – Black

Basket: E44, E43, E41

Brick: E57, E35, E33, E09, TN2, TN0

Foliage: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flowers and Leaves: Y17, Y08, Y04, Y00, G17, G14, G07

Bird: BG07, BG05, BG02, YR12, Sakura Glaze – Black

Rocks: C7, C5, C3, C1

Birdhouse: R39, R29, R27, R24, E27, E25, E23

Sidewalk: C3, C2, C1, C0

Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts and Pointer Scrapbooking on the Facebook Fan pages from the rest of our design team.