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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!

 

Love Every Little Moment


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Mix and Match Clear Stamps (DC19095) (Dreamerland Crafts)!  Love the images for this stamp. There are so many different scenes that can be created. I chose to do a night scene with the 2 best friends sharing the serenity of the night sky.

To make this card, I first die cut some Bristol paper and then drew in the hills with light pencil and traced around the stamps to get the general idea of placement. I created a masked image of the bear and bunny using Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and Post-It Note for the hills and cut them both out. Next I erased all of the lines so that you could barely see them and stamped the bear and the bunny image directly onto the Bristol Paper. Next, I mounted the mask of the characters and hills that I had cut out previously over top of the stamped images so that they would be protected while I coloured in the sky.

To do the sky I used a mixture of Tim Holtz inks listed below and PrismaColor pencils. Then I blended all of the colours together using Gamsol and a blending paper stump. I repeated the process with the PrismaColor pencils several times.

Once the sky was completed, I removed the stencil for the grass and proceeded to colour it in using the same technique that I had used for the sky.

Lastly, I removed the mask for the bear and bunny and coloured them in. I added in some small trees using a Black Prismacolor pencil.

I popped my finished image, back into my MISTI again and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark. I also stamped in the stars in the sky and embossed everything with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I also used a brush and tapped some of the white embossing powder all over the sky. Then heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the seagulls using VersaFine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I coloured them in using Black PrismaColor pencil and then added in some highlights on the wings.

I popped up the coloured image and blue cardstock with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mix and Match Clear Stamps (DC19095) (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Versa Mark, (Sky Base): Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

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

Paper: Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper, Blue and Green – Recollections paper, Bristol Paper

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

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

Image coloured with PrismaColor Pencils:

Sky:  Indigo Blue (PC901), Indanthrone Blue (PC208), Violet Blue (PC933), Denim Blue (PC1101), Black (PC935)

Grass: Dark Green (PC908), Peacock Green (PC907), Marine Green (PC988), Grass Green (909)

Bear: Dark Brown (PC946), Dark Umber (PC947), Chocolate (PC1082), Burnt Ochre (PC943), Sienna Brown (PC945)

Rabbit: 30% Warm Grey (PC1052), 20% Warm Grey (PC1051), 10% Warm Grey (PC1050)

Seagull Wings Highlight: White (PC938), Denim Blue (PC933)

All colours were blended with paper stump and Gamsol blending fluid.

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

My Heart Led Me To You!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a simple card that I made using the stamp and sentiment from Lovebug Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)! This little gnome driving his car and the sentiments with this stamp could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary or just as a note to let someone you really care about how much you love them!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Lovebug Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer GrayScale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Ice Blue Pack

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21

Hair and Beard: W5, W3, W1

Hat: R29, R27, R35

Car:  B39, B37, B34, B32, B000, Y15, Y08, Y00, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1

Balloons:  R81, R35, R29, R24, R00, R000, B34, B32, B000, B0000

Background: B0000, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

It’s No Mystery!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Little Sleuth – R205 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image and No Mystery – H204 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little sleuth has uncovered the clue to why he is so in love with his special someone. This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary or even a birthday!

To make the background for the card, I die cut multiple squares using My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out in various brown cardstock 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 image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it and used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

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 square onto the 6″ x 6″ card base.

To finish off the card, I used some brown twine and criss-crossed it to make a little bow and added in the question mark using some clear gems that I coloured with E23.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Little Sleuth – R205  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: No Mystery – H204 (High Hopes Rubber 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: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, AC Premium Ribbon

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Detective: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84, C10, C5, C3, C2, C1

Shoes and Magnifying Glass: C10, C8, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, B0000

Shadow and Sidewalk: C5, C3, C2, C1

Gemstones: E23

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.

 

Happy 61st Anniversary


Hi Everyone,

Sharing a card that I made for my wonderful mom and dad who celebrated 61 years of marriage last month. To make the card I used the stamp set Perfect Duet Set – 4999 (Ai Clear Stamps Art Impressions).

 

Here is the inside of the card:

 

They loved it and I hope you do to.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Perfect Duet Set – 4999 (Ai Clear Stamps Art Impressions)

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E35, E33, E31, W7, W5, W3

Shorts: W7, W5, W3

T-Shirt: B26, B23, B21

Socks: W3, W1, W0

Robe: B18, B16, B12

Dress and Slippers: R29, R27, R17, R14, C1

Mikes: C3, C2, C1

Boom Box: W5, W3, W1, C3, C1

Shadow: C3, C2, C1, C0, Colourless Blender

 

Happy 30th Anniversary!


Hi There,

Last week, I celebrated my 30th Anniversary with my loving husband. For our wedding our theme was bears, so I when I saw this image from Critter Celebration (Penny Black Stamps), I fell in love with it. My husband loved his card too when I gave it to him!

I am so blessed and so lucky to have met such a kind and loving man to spend my life with. Together, we have accomplished so much together and our love continues to grow each and every day. He became my best friend when I met and he continues to be my best friend. I hope to have many, many more years ahead with him to explore the world and share our hopes and dreams with each other.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Critter Celebration (Penny Black Stamps)

Sentiment: AI Art Impressions – Perfect Duet 4999

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ UP! Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm), black and golden cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Coloured with Copic Markers:

Bears: W5, W3, W1, W0, Colorless Blender

Presents: B29, B26, B23, B06, B04, B02, RV23, RV21, RV04, YR24, Y17, Y13

Tag: E53, E51

Dock: E59, E35, E33, E31

Cattails: E79, E77, E25

Weeds: G28, YG99, YG61, G03

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: C1, C0, B60

Happy 28th Anniversary


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for my wonderful husband of 28 years a few years back, but never got around to posting. He’s been my best friend always and continues to be even more so as we get older together. Even after 28 years of marriage, we still never run out of things to talk about. I LOVE IT and him too! LOL!

Here is a close-up:

For the inside of the card, I wrote something special for him.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Used my MISTI and stamped images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Coloured in images with Copic markers.

Stamp on Front: High Hopes Rubber Stamps – Dancing Hedgehogs S512.

Sentiments: Craftin Desert Divas – Lovies and Stampin Up: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Background Paper: K&Company – KP Valentine

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies