Archive | April 2020

Rainy Day Smiles


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Mary Angel – Q020 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Rainy Rainy Day – H048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. We are in for a lot of rain in the next little while here, but Mary is well prepared for it with her adorable little boots and is ready to play in the puddles. Did you love playing in the puddles with your rain boots when you were little too?

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 6″ x 6″. I used Forever in Time – Splish Splash paper for the background as I thought it went so well with this image. The background paper is double-sided and I loved how well it went together to frame the image and sentiment. I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured the image in with Copic Markers. Once it was coloured in, I fussy cut around it and used B01 to fill in all of the white space as it matched the background paper so well. For the sentiment, I thought it would be cute to turn it into an umbrella as well. To do this, I stamped the sentiment and then drew an umbrella shape around it. I used a scrap piece of copic paper and drew the handle for it and then coloured it and cut it out as well. To finish off the card, I popped up the image and the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added some Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents onto the water and droplets, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to the wings, Mary’s umbrella and pockets on the raincoat. Unfortunately, the glitter isn’t showing up in the picture.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Mary Angel – Q020  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Rainy Rainy Day – H048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever In Time – Splish Splash SP344U Double Sided Paper

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E21, E25, E29

Raincoat and Hat: RV17, RV14, RV06, RV04, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Boots: YG17, YG09, YG06, YG05

Umbrella: RV17, RV14, RV06, RV04, RV02, V15, V09, V04, V01, E37, E35, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Wings: Y000, RV000, BG0000, B0000, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, Wink of Stella – Clear

Water: B29, B24, B14, B12, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents

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
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Check out the High Hopes Website for something else to give you a big smile!

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With Sympathy


Today I’m sharing a CAS card that I made using  Flower Banner 1 (KLM Digital Designs).  It comes with multiple sentiments, but I decided to choose the “with Sympathy” sentiment. You could also use this image to make a Mother’s Day card or a special birthday card too!

For this card, I printed out the image with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale. Then I coloured it in with Copic markers and applied to a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Flower Banner 1 (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: V17, V15, V12, V01, R22, R20, R000, YR23, E99, Y35, Y11, G21, G24, YG67, Pigma Micron 01 Black Marker

Leaves: YG67, YG63, YG13

Buds: Y17, Y15, Y13

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Friends for Heifer!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Clarabelle and Riley – Q032 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Friends for Heifer – G183 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Riley thought Clarabelle could use a big hug. It will be so nice when we can get back together again with friends and family and give them a big hug too!

To make my card this week, I thought I would keep it simple. I thought the cow print from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm went with this card beautifully. I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured the image in with Copic Markers. Once I coloured the image in, I carefully placed it behind the patterned paper and then placed it onto my card base sized 5.5″ x 5.5″. I inked around the edges of the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot and added a little black bow to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Clarabelle and Riley – Q032  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Friends for Heifer – G183 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: YG67, YG63, YG61, R29, R27, R24

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat and Boots: E29, E27, E25, E23

Scarf: B26, B23, B21, R29

Cow: C10, C8, C6, C1, C0, R11, R02, R01, E53, E51, E50

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.

Check out the High Hopes Website for something else to brighten your day!

Over on the High Hopes Website there is a Store Wide sale, save 20% off right now when you use the coupon Code Love at the checkout!

 

Herd It Was Your Birthday!!!


KLM Digital Designs has just released some brand new stamps this month, and today I’m sharing Woman Farmer Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)! She’s taking some time out from her chores on this beautiful sunny day to wish you a Happy Birthday.

For this card, I printed out the image with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Greyscale. Then I coloured it in with Copic markers and fussy cut around it. I used a  black marker to go around all of the image to hide the white paper from where I fussy cut it. I couldn’t cut out the portion between the girl and the shovel, so I used my copics to match the background that I created with the Tim Holtz inks.

For the background, I used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set die and my Cuttlebug to cut Strathmore Bristol Paper (100 lb. – 270 g/m2). Next I created some stencils from Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die and Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders. I used these stencils to create the cloudy background and the fields behind the farm girl using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I had a small scrap strip of patterned paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm and thought it would go perfectly with this card. I applied this to a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base from AC Cardstock – Autumn collection. I printed out the sentiment and fussy cut it to split it up and attached it on top of the base background. I then popped up the colored image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the background that I created earlier. Then I popped up the entire background onto the base card. I added in a few Party Time dots from Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots and inked around the entire card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Woman Farmer Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, AC Cardstock – Autumn, Strathmore Bristol Paper (100 lb. – 270 g/m2)

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 Pierced Clouds Die, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders

Tools and Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Party Time Dots, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: YG95, YG93, YG91

Hoe: C5, C3, C1, E39, E35, E31

Boots and Hat: E29, E27, E25, E23

Background: YG61, YG03, YG01, B000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Butterfly Kisses!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Bessie Buggies Bloom – S173 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Butterfly Kisses – D007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Bessie is all set for Spring and flowers blooming. I’m not very good with flowers, but my husband has a green thumb and is really good at keeping our flower garden looking beautiful every year.

To make this card I started off with a base card of 6″ x 6″. I fell in love with this background paper as it suited the sentiment and the darling little butterfly “Bessie” so well. I tried to colour Bessie’s wings and outfit to match the colours of the other butterflies in the background.

Once the image was coloured, I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the wings. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up in the picture. I die cut the finished image using my Cuttlebug and circle dies and then I die cut a black circle to layer it onto. I thought this made the image pop. I stamped the sentiment and also layered that onto some black cardstock. I then popped up the sentiment and the image with 3M VHB – 2 sides tape. To finish off the card, I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bessie Buggies Bloom – S173 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Butterfly Kisses – D007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Postcards from Paris II – Webster’s Pages – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Butterfly Wings: BG78, BG49, BG18, BG15, YG13, Wink of Stella – Clear

Butterfly Body: E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20

Buttefly Outfit: Y17, Y08, Y04, R08, YR14

Shoes and Buttons: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y17

Flower, Stem, Leaves: Y17, Y08, Y04, E23, YG67, YG63, YG61, R85, R83, R81

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

Here’s something else to help you celebrate Spring!!!

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Wine Birthday Divas!!!


Sharing a birthday card today that I made for my aunt using Wine Divas – SC0677 (AI Art Impressions) for both the images and sentiments. My aunt is into crafts and cardmaking too and sometimes when I stay over at her house, we like to share a bottle of wine together, talk and laugh. That is why when I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to make this special card for her birthday. LOL!

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 using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214). I cut the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe at 5.5″ x 4.25″ and mounted it onto top of a white card base 5.5″ x 4.25″. I then inked around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Before, popping up the base image onto the background with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I used my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder to add in the sentiment. I heat set the embossing powder with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

For the inside of the card, 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 fussy cut around the image and attached it to the card base using 2 sided tape. I embossed the sentiment to finish off the inside.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Wine Divas – SC0677 (AI Art Impressions)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cuts:  Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

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

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, Dress, Earrings and Shoes: BG15, BG11, BG10, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, E35, E34, E33, Colorless Blender

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Table and Chairs:  W3, W2, W1, W0

Big Chair: E37, E35, E34, E33

Wine: R29, R17, R14

Wine Bottle: R29, R17, R14, E15, Y38, Y17, Y08

Purse: E15, Y38, Y17, Y08, YR27

Background: R85, R83, R81, Y08, Y04, Y02

My Aunt loved her card and I hope that you do too! Hope you like it and have a great week!

Happy Mother’s Day Gnomes


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

KLM Digital Designs has just released some brand new stamps this month, and today I’m sharing Mom and Kids Gnomes (KLM Digital Designs)!  This new stamp contains adorable images of a mom, her children and 3 loving sentiments for your mother. A perfect new release for Mother’s Day!

For this card, I decided to create my own family. The digital stamps allow you to resize them to your preference, so I made one boy larger than the other to represent my older and younger brother.

To put the card together, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the sentiment onto Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″ paper. I coloured in the main image with copics and then mounted it onto purple Recollection’s paper.

I cut a piece of Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided paper to 6″ x 6″ and mounted it onto my 6″ x 6″ card base. I went around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. Then I cut the previously printed out sentiment to 6″ x 1.25″ and taped it onto the base card. Lastly, I mounted the coloured image with the purple frame onto the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mom and Kids Gnomes (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, N8, N6, N4

Pants: B26, B23, B21, C3

Shirts: YG67, YG63, YG61

Dresses: V17, V15, V12

Blouses: Y17, Y08, Y04

Hats: BV04, B02, BV00, R37, R35, R17

Shoes: N8, N6, N4, E29, E25, E23

Boots: E27, E25, E23

Purse: E35, E33, E31

Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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