Archive | January 2021

Happy Birthday Flower Frame


Today, I’m sharing Floral Window 1 from KLM Digital Designs January Release. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “You’re so Sweet”, “You’re the Best” and “Happy Birthday”. I really love how the frame comes with this image. It makes it so easy to create cards for multiple occasions and the design makes it so easy to make a quick card for someone special.

To make the card, I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I used my Brother Scan ‘N Cut to cut around the image. A black marker was used to go around all of the edges of the flower and outer leaf. The image frame was coloured in with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint.

For the base card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. was folded to the size of 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut Heartfelt Creations – Winter’s Eve Collection paper to the same size as the base card. I inked around the edges with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper was die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and attached with double-sided tape. The main image was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. A little bit of Stickles – Yellow was added to the centre of the flower and some dots were added to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Floral Window 1 (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Heartfelt Creations – Winter’s Eve Collection – HCDP1-281

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

Tools: Brother Scan ‘N Cut, Stickles – Yellow, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flower: R89, R85, R83, R81, Y17, Y15, Y08, R23

Leaves: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Gold Frame: Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based 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.

P.S. I Love You!!


Today, I’m sharing Loving Rat from KLM Digital Designs December Release. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Love You Most”, “Everything is Better with You” and “P.S. I Love You”. I was born in the Year of the Rat, so this image is extra special to me. Who couldn’t love that adorable face? LOL!

To make the card, I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I used my Brother Scan N’ Cut to cut around it, leaving a small white border. After it was coloured, I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to trace over the sentiment and add a sparkle to the eyes. I felt the finished image still needed something to make it pop on the background, so I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to some Recollections Black cardstock. Then I fussy cut around the image again.

To create the card, I began with a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. I cut K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345 to the same size as the base and adhered it to the base using double-sided tape. I cut the top row of hearts from the same paper, added some glue to the back of it and placed it on the top of the card so that it matched the bottom pattern. Then I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door. I popped up the image onto the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, my Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart Crafts – Enchanted Woodland 12″ x 12″ paper. I really love the glitter of this paper. Lastly, I added the hearts with some glue to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Loving Rat (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Martha Stewart Crafts – Enchanted Woodland 12″ x 12″, K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Brother Scan ‘N Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rat: W3, W2, W1, W0, R30, R12, R11, R02, R01, R000, E23, PrismaColor Premier Pencils – 70% Warm Grey PC1056, 50% Warm Grey PC1054, 30% Warm Grey PC1052, 20% Warm Grey PC1051, 10% Warm Grey PC1050, Beige Sienna PC1080, Light Umber PC941

Eyes: YG17, YG13, YG03, C9, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hearts: C2, R39, R37, R35

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.

Congrats Grad!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Graduation Card featuring Grad Boy – R114 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Lg. Fancy Congrats – J006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. My nephew graduated a while ago, but we just found out about it. So this is a belated graduation card. LOL! You know what they say, better late than never!!

 

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cut at 5.25″ x 4″ using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Then I used just the hat and stamped it at different angles to create my background. The images were coloured in with Copic Markers. I decided to pop one hat up in the air. I stamped it separately, fussy cut the image and then coloured it in and popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card, I used double-sided tape and attached the coloured image onto 5.5″ x 4.25″ cardstock from The Paper Studio – Christmas Box of Cards.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Grad Boy – R114 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lg. Fancy Congrats – J006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Christmas Box of Cards 2012

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Sakura Glaze – Black, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Mouth: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R89, R85, R83, R29, Sakura Glaze – Black (Eyes)

Hair: C10, C7, C5

Gown: N10, N6, N5, N4

Hats: 100, N10, N8, N6, R39, R29

Shirt, Tie and Socks: B39, B37, B18, C1, C00

Pants: T5, T3, T2

Shoes: C5, C3, C1, 100

Diploma: B60, C1, Colorless Blender

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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Grad Nurse!!


My niece graduated last year to become a Registered Nurse. We are so proud of her. She has joined several of my cousins in this profession who are also Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. I made her this card to congratulate her using Cute Nurses from The Paper Shelter and Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions)

I stamped the image of the nurse on the right and inside of the card onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. For the nurse on the left, I printed the image out on my printer using High Quality Grayscale.  I coloured in the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut around them. I wanted the images on the front of the card to pop, so I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station and attached them to black cardstock. Then I fussy cut around them again. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card using Versa Fine – Onyx Black. This was embossed using Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The sentiment on the front was printed on my printer, using digital stamp from Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs). Then it was die cut using Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX.

For the inside of the card, I couldn’t resist using this fun image from Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), because I know especially today, nurses are working really long hours. My niece said the sentiment and was so true when she received her card. LOL! We have to give all of the front-line workers credit for all of the hard work they are doing during these Covid times.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Polkadoodles – Winnie Celebrations 1 – Top Banana Kit to the same size and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers. For the sentiment on the front, I inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. I popped up images and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. On the inside of the card, I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station and attached it.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cute Nurses (The Paper Shelter), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions)

Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers. HP Printer High Quality Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Polkadoodles – Winnie Celebrations 1 – Top Banana Kit

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Die Cut: Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43

Eyes: B05, B02, B01

Hat and Outfits: B29, B28, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

Cross on Hat: R39, R37, R35

Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12

Tray and Items: BG34, BG32, R89, R85, R83, R81, E44, E43, E42, E41, E51, E50, BV20

Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1

Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B05, B04, B02, E57, E55, E53

Stethoscopes: R39, R37, R25, 100 – Black, C3, C1

Shadow: T3, T2, T1

 

Hope you like it and have a great week!