Archive | August 17, 2022

Best Friends


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design –  Fido and Friend Girl from the new August 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Admit it, life would be boring without me”, which is something that I always say to my husband, LOL! “Always better together” is another sentiment included with this adorable image.

The bond and love between a person and their pet is an unbreakable bond. We tend to share our happy times, hopes, dreams and sad times with them. They always listen to us and make us feel even better no matter what comes our way. We also share a lot of these times with our human best friends too, but I think our fur babies tend to know all of our secrets more than anyone.

To make my card this week, I started with a 6″ x 6″ card base using AC White cardstock. Stampin’ Up – Flowers For Every Season Designer Paper was applied to the base using double-sided tape. I cut a piece of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. With various Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes and a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Speckled Egg, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Cracked Pistachio, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salvaged Patina, I created my own background that I wanted to use behind the image. Then, with my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Oval, I die-cut an oval out of it and added some grass using Copic markers.

The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in and then I fussy cut all around the image and used a black marker to go around all of the edges. The sentiment was also fussy cut and then I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber around the edges of it and also all around the sides of the card. Yellow ribbon and aqua ribbon were put together by first using double-sided tape to add the aqua portion to the yellow portion. Using my Xyron Create a Sticker, I ran the combined ribbon through it and then applied the ribbon to card, cutting off the excess on either side. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the back of the die cut, image and sentiment pieces and then they were all popped up onto the card. Finally, YNS Gumdrops – Sugar Rush Sparkly were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Fido and Friend Girl – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Salvaged Patina, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Speckled Egg, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Cracked Pistachio and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White Cardstock, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ Up – Flowers For Every Season Designer Paper (6″ x 6″)

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio Essentials – Blanket Stitched Oval

Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, YNS Gumdrops – Sugar Rush Sparkly, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R20

Hair: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12

Clothing and Hat: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y08

Bows in Hair: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Shoes: 100, C8, C6, C4, C2

Dog: E55, E53, E51, E50, E49, E47, E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R27, R22, R20

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03

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.

Kitty In Training!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe’en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Kitty In Training – TT052 for the image and Happy Halloween Script – F232 for the sentiment. Hallowe’en is one of our favourite times of year and my husband likes to go all out decorating our front yard. I always have fun finding new animated toys to add to our decorations and love seeing the little trick or treaters faces light up when they come to our house.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut the background paper from Pebbles – Boo! cardstock to be the same size and attached it to the base using double-sided tape. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock for the larger frame. Using the same machine, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The thin stripes were die cut using Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock and PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes dies. Lastly, I cut a black strip using Recollections – Black cardstock to the size of 4.25″ x 1-3/8″.

I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it in. The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of orange paper cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black and then it was die cut using my cutting machine and Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips.

The card was now ready to assemble. I ran the thin strips through my Xyron Create a Sticker and adhered them to the black strip leaving small spaces in between them to be the same as the witch’s socks. I ran this whole piece through my Xyron Create a Sticker again so that it would lay completely flat when I adhered it to the base card. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the rectangles and sentiment and popped up all of the layers onto the card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot was used to ink around all of the edges of the card and Stickles – Diamond was added to the small dots at the top of the card above the stripe lines. Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen was added to the sky to create some sparkly stars.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Kitty In Training – TT052 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Halloween Script – F232 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Pebbles – Boo! (6×6 in / 15.2×15.2 cm), Scrapbook.com – Brights Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Scrapbook.com – Rainbow Smooth Cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″), Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Gina K Designs – Sentiment Strips, PinkFresh Studio – Slim Stripes

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Xyron Create a Sticker, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Blacks: N10, N9, N7, N6, N5, N4, N3

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair and Stripes on Socks and Hat: G19, G14, RV66, RV55, RV53, Y19, B63, Y38, Y18

Pumpkins: E07, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, YR08

Tree Stump: E79, E27, E25, E23, E21

Broomstick: E35, E34, E33, C5, C3, C00, Y35, Y32, Y19, YR31

Leaves and Grass: G99, G94, G21, YG97, YG17, YG63

Sky: BV29, BV25, BV23. BV20, Gelly Roll Sparkle Pen

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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