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Happy Bird Day!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Party Girl Florence – S098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Happy Bird Day – F098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Florence is all dolled up and ready for a Bird Day party! She’s the centre of attention with all of her bling, balloons, party hat and musical whistle. She’s also has some fancy moves in store for the Flamingo party dance! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. For the background paper, I used Forever in Time – Flamingo – Perfect Prints. I coloured the little party hats onto the Flamingos using PrismaColor Premier Pencils. Then I added some white pearls around their necks with Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point. Lastly, I edged around the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio.

I used my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136 to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card Stock and then my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the pink and aqua circles. I ran the coloured image through a Xyron Creative Station to make it into a sticker and then mounted it onto the pink cardstock. Then I popped up this piece and the aqua circle with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I went around the edge of the pink circle with Hibiscus – Stickles and used Crystal – Stickles for the necklace around Florence’s neck.

I stamped the sentiment onto Yellow cardstock and the ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I mounted that onto some pink cardstock and then popped up this piece and the aqua cardstock with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I went around the pink cardstock with Hibiscus Stickles. To finish off the card, I added some Crafts – pop dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Party Girl Florence – S098  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Bird Day – F098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever in Time – Flamingo – Perfect Prints (6″x6″\15cmx15cm)

Die Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, Hibiscus – Stickles, Crystal – Stickles, Crafts – Pop Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flamingo: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, RV000, C5, C8, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil

Balloons: RV19, RV17, RV09, RV000, Y15, Y08, Y04, Y00, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil

Hat: B29, B26, B16

Hats on Background Paper: PrismaColor Premier Pencils – PC905 (Aquamarine), PC1006 (Parrot Green), PC1002 (Yellowed Orange), PC994 (Process Red)

Water and Sky: BG13, BG11, BG10, BG01, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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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Enjoy Your Special Day!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called A Restful Afternoon – D19014 for the main image. For the sentiments I used a combination of Birthday 07 – DS17058 and Birthday 08 – DS17059. These 2 friends are sharing a nice peaceful afternoon in the sun just relaxing. What a wonderful way to spend a gorgeous day in the sun.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I die cut the rectangle using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Then I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. The grass border was stamped with Memento – New Sprout. I coloured in the image and background with Copic markers.

For the background paper, I used Recollections – Petite Floral and green cardstock. I stamped the sentiments using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and my MISTI. I used Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Next, I edged around all of the background pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. I layered the image directly onto the green cardstock. Then, I popped up the image with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added a few Kraftin’ Kimmie – Springy Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  A Restful Afternoon – D19014 (Dreamerland Crafts), Birthday 08 – DS17059 (Dreamerland Sentiments Clear Stamps), Birthday 07 – DS17058 (Dreamerland Sentiments Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Memento – New Sprout, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral (12 x 12 in – 30.4 x 30.4 cm), Green Cardstock

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E29, E27, E25, E23, R22, R20

Pig:  E93, E44, E43, R22, R20, R00, R000

Lounge Chairs: BG18 BG15, BG13, BG11

Books: B05, B04, B02, V06, V04, V01, C1

Drinks and Table: YR09, YR07, YR04, Y08, Y06, Y02, B05, C3, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Sky: B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG05, YG03

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.

Birthday Gnome Farmer


KLM Digital Designs released some brand new stamps this month, and today I’m sharing Farmer Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)!  He’s taking a break from his busy farm chores just to wish you an extra special birthday!

To put the card together, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the sentiment onto some white cardstock.

I die cut another piece using the Copic paper with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set and my Cuttlebug. I coloured in the main image with copics and then tested out my new Brother Scan’ Cut machine for the first time to cut around the image. I think I need a little more practice, as I still had to fussy cut a bit when it was done. LOL! But, it was still pretty cool to see the cutter in motion. I designed my own background and coloured in the haystack, sky and grass. Then, I popped up the coloured image with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and placed it onto the background.

For the sentiment, I used Microsoft  Word to layer “Herd it was your” on top of each other, as the original was too long for my card. After printing it out, I fussy cut around it and then ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to some black cardstock. I fussy cut a small border around that piece and then ran it also through the Xyron. I attached this to my coloured image.

Lastly, I attached the entire background to some blue cardstock cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Farmer Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Greyscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Blue and Black Cardstock

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

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0, W00

Hat: E89, E87, E84

Boots: E29, E27, E25, E23

Rake: E29, E25, E23, C5, C3, C1

Overalls: B26, B23, B21, C7, C5, C3

Shirt: G24, G21, G20

Hay: E15, YR21, YR23, YR24, Y38, Y21, Y08, Y000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG05, YG03

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000, Colorless Blender Re-Inker and a Q-Tip to blend

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.

You are Mer-Mazing!


Sharing a card I made today using You are Mer-Mazing (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps) for the images and sentiments. For the background I used Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Scales Stencil.

To make this card, I first created the background using some texture paste mixed with Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Melody and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Lagoon Inks. Once it was all dry, I used my brushes with the same 2 colours to fill in all of the white on the background. Just love how this turned out.

I stamped my images using Memento – Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI to get nice clean images. The images were then coloured in with Copic markers and I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the fins, bikini top and starfish in the mermaids hair. To finish off the card, I fussy cut around all of the images and them popped them up on the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. As a final touch, I added 3 Kraftin’ Kimmie – Springy Dots that lead up to the sentiment from the Seahorse.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  You are Mer-Mazing (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Melody, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Lagoon

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Mermaid Scales

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Wink of Stella – Clear, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Springy Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E99, E09, YR24, YR14, Y21

Fin: B99, B18, B16, B14, B12, BG49, BG45, G23, YG41, Clear – Wink of Stella

Starfish: Y38, Y19, Y13, E31

Seahorse: BV20, BV13, BV11, V01, V000, C0, BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Wade Goes To The Beach!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Wade – 132 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wade couldn’t wait to go the beach. He’s enjoying the waves and the beautiful beach and sunshine. It will be wonderful when we can all join him with our friends and families too!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. I cut out another piece of paper using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock the same size as the base card. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside. I loved the wavy pattern it created. Next, I used multiple Tim Holtz shades of blue to create the water effect. All colours are listed below.

I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and white cardstock for my image and sentiment. I stamped the sentiment and image onto the die cuts and then coloured in the main image with Copic markers. The background was coloured in using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Once everything was completed, ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station so that it would lay completely flat on the blue cardstock I mounted it onto. I cut a thin border all away around the image and inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy.  Then popped the image and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the base card. I added in a some sea shells from Dress It Up – Beach Collection and Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence. I just removed the button portion and then used glue dots to attach to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Wade – S132  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Brushed Corduroy

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Blue carstock

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

Embossing Folder: Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Dress It Up – Beach Collection – #452, Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: G85, G82, G21, G20, YR15, YR12, YR02, V17, V15, V12

Swim Trunks: C10, C8, C1, Y15, Y08, Y06, R39, R37, R35

Floaties and Fins: B29, B26, B16

Rubber Ducky Tube: Y38, Y19, Y08, YR18, YR15, YR12, BG18, BG13, BG11, BG07, BG05, BG02

Water: BG72, BG70, BG13, BG10, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, , B0000, C3

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:

Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender

Sky: B0000, B000, 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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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

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!

 

Greatest Fisherman


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Norman – Q038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Worlds Greatest Fisherman – H159 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Norman is very happy today as he caught a magnificent Lobster. My dad LOVES fishing and can’t wait to go fishing again. Hopefully, that time will come soon and then he’ll be smiling just like Norman with his big catch of the day!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I used Belle Blvd – Secrets of the Sea paper for the main background.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then die cut it with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles. I cut a slightly larger circle out of Orange cardstock with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and glued it down on top of the background paper. I coloured in the background using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip which I used to apply the colours. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Lastly, I added some white caps by dabbing Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point onto the surface. I completed colouring in the rest of the image with Copic markers and then popped it and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The sentiment was die cut with Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Norman – Q038  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Worlds Greatest Fisherman – H159 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black,

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Belle Blvd – Secrets of the Sea – 6″x8″, Orange Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C10, C8, C3, PrismaColor  Premier Pencils Black and White

Coat, Pants and Hat: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, C3

Hoody: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: G99, G85, G82

Boots: C10, C8, C5, C4, C3

Lobster: R17, YR18, YR09, YR04

Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, C3, Colorless Blender, Q-Tip, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:

Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender

Sky: B0000, B000, 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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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

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!

 

Have You Herd The News???


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I couldn’t wait to colour up this super adorable image called Funny Farm – T065 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I also thought that the sentiment – Have You Herd The News – G080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was perfect for these little characters. Their facial expressions, just make you wonder what it is that is so secret that they can’t wait to tell you!! Hmmmm! Could it be a birthday surprise, or maybe a new baby is coming? or someone is retiring??? or someone just graduated???? This combo could be use for so many possibilities and that is why it was so much fun to play with.

Above is the card from the front angle and below is the card from the top angle.

To make my card this week, I started off with a green cardstock base of 5.5″ x 11″. Then I scored it at 5.5″ and 2.75″ on one side from the edge to make it a pop-up card. I also cut another piece of cardstock at about 4-1/8″ x 5.25″. I added some patterned paper from DCWV – Fashion District to this piece and to the inside bottom of the card, cut to the same size. Next, used My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found paper cut at 3.75″ x 5″ which I popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Before attaching the background papers, I edged around them with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters.

I die-cut the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cricut and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. Then I stamped the image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. After that, I coloured in the image using Copic markers. For the background, I used a new technique that I learned. First I used a Q-Tip to moisten the background with some Copic Colorless Blender and then I used a mixture of Copic Re-inkers listed below with a Q-Tip to create the sky and grass. Love this technique, as it is quick and easy. After colouring the image, I inked around the edges with the same Tim Holtz ink and then popped up the image using some 3M VHD – 2 sided tape.

I die cut the sentiment using the same die set that I used for the main image and then stamped the sentiment with Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink. I mounted it with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card Wood Texture cardstock. Then, I popped up the entire base background and sentiment with Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Adhesives onto the inside base of the card.

I attached the finished image that was mounted onto the background papers onto the lower half of the card that had been scored at 2.75″ earlier, leaving the top half empty.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Funny Farm – T065  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Have You Herd The News – G080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Shabby Shutters

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV – Fashion District (6×6″, 15.2×15.2cm), Joy Crafts – Artist Trading Card – Wood Texture (2-3/8×3-3/8″ – 85mm x 60mm), My Mind’s Eye – Lost & Found (6×6″)

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Forever in Time – Pop-Dot Adhesives

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Pig: E93, E44, E43, E40, R20, R000, R00

Sheep: C5, C3, C1, C0, B60

Cow: R20, R02, R00, R000, E93, C10, C9, C8, C6, C5, C3, C2, C1, Y17, Y15, Y13, Colorless Blender

Rooster: E99, E97, E23, E09, R24, BG53, BG78, BG75, BG72, Y06, YR21

Sky: B000, B00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, 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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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

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!