Archive | April 2021

Let’s Ride!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s always fun to see skateboarders at our local park doing their awesome tricks and showing off their amazing skills. Unfortunately, I have never had the co-ordination to stay on one. LOL! How about you?

To make my card this week, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) paper for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background. I wanted it to look like Gabriel was on his way down the ramp. Once the image was coloured, I took a little bit off of each side, so that when I glued it to the base, the base card would create a slim frame around the image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43

T-Shirt: BG07, BG05, BG02

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Skateboard: Y17, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Ramp: T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T1

Sky: B01, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.

Purr-fect Day!!


Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 03 – D20015. This little kitten is having an amazing day, getting up early, playing, relaxing and then saying her prayers for the next day to be the same all over again. If we could all live the life of a spoiled kitten, life would be amazing! LOL!

To make this card I used a base card of 6.5″ x 8.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 3.25″.  Next, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Pillows Die, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided paper.  Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped all of the images onto the various shaes and coloured them in with Copic markers. I created the sentiment using a ruler and Pigma Micron 03 black marker.

To assemble the card, I applied glue to the back of the patterned paper and attached it directly to the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry was used to ink around all of the outside and inside edges of the die cut. For all of the images and sentiment, I first ran them through my Xyron Creative Station to turn them into stickers. Also, this would give me full coverage to lay them flat. I inserted each of them into their respective places of the die cut.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 03 – D20015 (Dreamerland Crafts)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm)

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Pillows Die (WSD473)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Pigma Micron 03 black marker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: C7, C5, C3, R30, R20, 100

Sun, Window, Sky:  Y08, Y06, Y04, B04, B02, B01, E25, E23

Bandana: RV02, RV000, R27

Coffee Cup: R85, R83, R81, E23, E21, C3, C1, C0

Backgrounds: G02, G00, G000, G0000, RV10, RV02

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.

Have A Blessed Easter!


Today, I’m sharing an Easter card using Three Pane Easter – M043 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Happy Easter to family, friends and everyone!

To make my card this week, I started with Craft Smart Card Paper pre-made to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I stamped the images and sentiment using MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out each of the images. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment and Craft Sparkling Stickers – Purple (02-3068629) paper.

The main images were coloured in with Copic Markers. The background papers were all from Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) paper pad. I cut each section at 4″ x 1.5″ and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The sentiment was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber.

To assemble the card, using glue, I attached the 3 background papers onto the base card. Crafts ribbon was attached using double-sided tape. The images, sentiment and sentiment background were attached to the background papers using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish off the card, I cut 3 Easter eggs out of some watercolour paper that I had used various Cosmic Shimmer colours on previously. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and glued them directly to the background paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Pane Easter – M043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Cards and Envelopes, Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) 

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Chick: Y17, Y08, Y04, YR18, YR16, YR12, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Lamb: BV20, C3, C1, C00, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Backgrounds for images: Y17, Y08, Y04, V17, V15, V12

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.

Dam Good Birthday!


Sharing a card I made for my younger brother’s birthday. He sometimes likes to use “choice” words, so I couldn’t resist  these little characters and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called Beaver Birthday Clear Stamps. LOL! The little tree stump and stacked logs are from Your Next Stamp – Autumn Animals (CYNS605) and the larger log is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Build A Scene (Retired).

To make this card, I first stamped all of the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI.  My Brother Scan and Cut was used to cut around all of the images, which were then coloured with copic markers. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The base card was created using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock folded to the size of 8-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. To create the clouds in the background, I used the same paper cut to the same size as the base and using a template that I had previously created using Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China and Blueprint Sketch. For the slim-line die cut, I used Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Wave Dies and Craftsmart Hot Buy – Christmas Embossed paper. Then I inked around the entire die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye to make it pop more. The tree along the left side and the long log along the bottom were drawn free hand and then coloured in with Copic markers.

To assemble the card, I first attached the cloudy background to the base of the card using double-sided tape. Next, I attached the slim-line die cut using some glue. The large tree, long log and small log pile were all attached using glue. The remainder of the images and sentiment were all attached using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added some twine to the balloons and beaver to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Whimsy Stamps – Beaver Birthday (KHB157), Your Next Stamp – Autumn Animals (CYNS605), Craftin Desert Divas – Build A Scene (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craftsmart Hot Buy – Christmas Embossed, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Wave Dies, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, AC Premium Ribbon, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Beavers: E99, E97, E37, E35, E34, E33, E29, E25, E15, E09, E08, R30, R20

Balloons: B06, B04, B02, B00, G09, G07, G02, G00

Cake and Candle: YR19, Y08, R24, B28, B24, B14, B12, B04, B02, AtyouSpica: Skyblue (09), Baby Blue (18)

Logs and Stump: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21

Tree and Log along the bottom: E37, E35, E33, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs

Hope you like it and have a great week!