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Butterfly Kisses!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Bessie Buggies Bloom – S173 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Butterfly Kisses – D007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Bessie is all set for Spring and flowers blooming. I’m not very good with flowers, but my husband has a green thumb and is really good at keeping our flower garden looking beautiful every year.

To make this card I started off with a base card of 6″ x 6″. I fell in love with this background paper as it suited the sentiment and the darling little butterfly “Bessie” so well. I tried to colour Bessie’s wings and outfit to match the colours of the other butterflies in the background.

Once the image was coloured, I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the wings. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up in the picture. I die cut the finished image using my Cuttlebug and circle dies and then I die cut a black circle to layer it onto. I thought this made the image pop. I stamped the sentiment and also layered that onto some black cardstock. I then popped up the sentiment and the image with 3M VHB – 2 sides tape. To finish off the card, I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bessie Buggies Bloom – S173 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Butterfly Kisses – D007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Postcards from Paris II – Webster’s Pages – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Butterfly Wings: BG78, BG49, BG18, BG15, YG13, Wink of Stella – Clear

Butterfly Body: E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20

Buttefly Outfit: Y17, Y08, Y04, R08, YR14

Shoes and Buttons: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y17

Flower, Stem, Leaves: Y17, Y08, Y04, E23, YG67, YG63, YG61, R85, R83, R81

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

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Wine Birthday Divas!!!


Sharing a birthday card today that I made for my aunt using Wine Divas – SC0677 (AI Art Impressions) for both the images and sentiments. My aunt is into crafts and cardmaking too and sometimes when I stay over at her house, we like to share a bottle of wine together, talk and laugh. That is why when I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to make this special card for her birthday. LOL!

To make this card, I used my MISTI to get a nice clean stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next I die-cut out the stamped image using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214). I cut the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe at 5.5″ x 4.25″ and mounted it onto top of a white card base 5.5″ x 4.25″. I then inked around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Before, popping up the base image onto the background with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I used my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder to add in the sentiment. I heat set the embossing powder with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

For the inside of the card, I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then, I fussy cut around the image and attached it to the card base using 2 sided tape. I embossed the sentiment to finish off the inside.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Wine Divas – SC0677 (AI Art Impressions)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair Combos: E47, E44, E43, E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E29, E25, E21, E15, YR23, Y21

Blouses, Dress, Earrings and Shoes: BG15, BG11, BG10, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, E35, E34, E33, Colorless Blender

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Table and Chairs:  W3, W2, W1, W0

Big Chair: E37, E35, E34, E33

Wine: R29, R17, R14

Wine Bottle: R29, R17, R14, E15, Y38, Y17, Y08

Purse: E15, Y38, Y17, Y08, YR27

Background: R85, R83, R81, Y08, Y04, Y02

My Aunt loved her card and I hope that you do too! Hope you like it and have a great week!

Birthday Girl! We Need To Put the Shades On!


Sharing a birthday card today that I made using Sunny Shades Set – SC4988 (AI Art Impressions) for both the image and sentiment.

To make this card, I used my MISTI to get a nice clean stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next I die-cut out the stamped image and background papers using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I then inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then, I popped up the next layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I mounted the main coloured image onto some Hotpink cardstock and then cut a narrow edge around it. Lastly, I popped up it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Sunny Shades Set – SC4988 (AI Art Impressions)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hotpink cardstock

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair Combos: E47, E44, E43, E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E29, E25, E21, E15, YR23, Y21

Blouses, Earrings and Shoes: BG18, BG13, BG11, Y19, Y15, Y13

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23

Blouse 1, Earrings and Shoes:  R89, R85, R83, R81, RV01, RV000

Blouse 2, Earrings and Shoes: Y17, Y15, Y13

Blouse 3, Earrings and Scarf: YR21, YR20, YR16, YR14, YR12

Blouse 4 and Jacket: BG15, BG13, BG11, V09, V06, V04

Glasses: BG05, BG02, BV01, BV00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: B04, B02, B01, B00, C2, C1, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Aries Birthday


Sharing a card today that I made using the digital stamp called Aries (The Paper Shelter) for both the image and sentiment for a friend’s birthday. My friend is an Aries, so I thought this would be perfect for her.

To make this card, I printed out the image from my printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured it in.

I printed out the background paper from the same set and then mounted it onto  6″ x 6″ cardstock. Then, I popped up the coloured image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Aries (The Paper Shelter)

Inks: HP Printer – High Quality GreyScale and full colour for the background

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Aries (The Paper Shelter), White Cardstock

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Eyes: G14, G09, G07, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Toga and Ram Top: E35, Y38, Y35, Y21, B04, B02, B000

Ram Horns and Hooves: E37, E35, E33, E31

Ram: E43, E42, E41, R24, R22, R20

Rope:  E44, E43, E41

Circle: E17, E15, E13, G03, G02, G00, Y38, Y35, Y21

Background: Y13, Y11, Colorless blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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!

 

Aged to Perfection!!!


Sharing a card today that I made using Big Birthday Wishes – SC0794 (AI Art Impressions) for both the image and sentiment.

To make this card, I used my MISTI to get a nice clean stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next I die-cut out the stamped image and background papers using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I then inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 5.5″. Then, I popped up the next layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I mounted the main coloured image onto some Hotpink cardstock and then cut a narrow edge around it. Lastly, I popped up it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Big Birthday Wishes – SC0794 (AI Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hotpink cardstock

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Blouses, Earrings and Shoes: BG18, BG13, BG11, Y19, Y15, Y13

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hats and Aprons:  BG13, BG11, RV04, RV02, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Cake: Y19, Y15, Y13, BG13, E29, E27, E25, R85, R83, R81

Candles: RV09, RV04

Cake Stand: E15, Y35, Y19

Background: B04, B02, B01, B00, N4, N2, N0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Eek! You’re How Old???


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my sister-in-law whose nickname is “Kitty”. I have a lot of fun trying to come up with new creations with cats for her birthday each year. This year, I decided to use Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), for my main image on the front of the card. Shown below is how it looked before I placed the die cut from Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die) over top of it.

To create the die-cut, I first used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the main image and then again to cut out the pop-out die cut using Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That. I then added glue all around the outside of the circle and glued the two pieces together as shown below.

I created a card base 5.5″ x 4.25″ and then mounted paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe. I popped up the circle previously cut out with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I used the sentiment from the same Whimsy Stamp Set. I embossed it using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Then I cut it out using Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time. Lastly, I edged around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Shown below is the card with the pop-up closed.

This is the front of the card with the pop-up open.

On the inside of the card, I used the image from Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black) and sentiment from
Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp).

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Going Catty – DP1021  (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black)

Sentiment: Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die), Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: W9, W8, W6, W5, R30, R27, R24, R22, R02, Sakura Glaze – Black

Party Hat and Birthday Banner: BG13, BG11, YR16, YR12, RV66, RV63, Y17, Y08, BG05, BG02

Background: BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Gone Fishing!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I used Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

I come from a family that LOVES fishing. My dad has always loved fishing and now my older brother has fallen into his foot steps of loving to fish too. I remember going fishing with my dad and I thought I had a really, really big fish. We were all so excited until I pulled up a big chunk of grass reeds. LOL! The fish were jumping all around us, but we couldn’t seem to catch any that 1 day.

As soon as we were back on shore, you could see the huge fish playing all over the lake. I think they were just laughing at us. But I’m not a 100% sure. LOL!

To make the card, I first used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) to cut out the main image from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the square out of some white cardstock. Then I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink to get a nice crisp image. I used various Copic markers listed below to colour in the image.

I decided to colour in the fish with PrismaColor pencils on the sentiment.

Next I ran both the coloured image and the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and placed both cuts over top of some green cardstock. Then I popped both up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

The base of the card is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I edged around the card and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage. For a final touch, I added a little fish under the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, ModaScrap – Under The Sea (6″ x 6″), Green cardstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin:  E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E59, E57, E55

Overalls:  B26, B23, B21, E15, Y35, Y08

Shirt:  R27, R24, R22, G46, G43, G40, G24

Ball Cap: G82, G46, G43, G40, G28, G24, G21

Shoes: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31

Fishing Rod and Reel: R27, R24, R22, E39, E35, E31, G46, G40, G28, C3, C1

Fish:  RV21, R22, G46, G43, G40, G20

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Sign: PrismaColor Pencils – Blush Pink (PC928), Sap Green Light (PC 120), Charteuse (PC989), Apple Green (PC912), Olive Green (PC911)

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.

 

Birthday Wishes!


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my mom using Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp) on the front of the card and  Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp) on the inside of the card.

On the inside:

To make the card I stamped the images on to Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice clean crisp image. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around them both. I then used My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies to die cut an oval out of Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe paper. I cut the remainder of the paper to be 4″ x 5.25″ and turned it over to the opposite side and mounted it onto a card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry to ink around the edges.

For the sentiments I used Versa Fine Onyx Black and VersaMark ink and then embossed both with Ranger embossing powders listed below.

To complete the card, I mounted the bunny on the front with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up as well as the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp), Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R02, R85, R83

Cupcake and Wrapper: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR16, RV09, RV04, RV02, RV00, E35, E33, E31

Presents and Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR15, Y06, Y04, Y02, RV04, RV02, RV00

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Panda Party


Hi There! Today I’m sharing a card for my friend who absolutely LOVES Panda bears. Every year, I try to find a new panda image to make her card with and this year I used Party Like A Panda (Simon Says Stamps) to make this fun card.

I used my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to get a nice clear image when interchanging the various stamps from this set. Then, I die cut the main image using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. I coloured in the images with Copic Markers and then stamped the presents separately. After colouring the presents, I fussy cut around them and added them to the card. I inserted the image back into the MISTI and used Versa Fine – Onyx Black to stamp “Birthday” and Embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Next I used a small stamping block and added in the extra confetti and coloured it in to complete the background. Lastly, I mounted the image with 3M VHB 2-sided tape onto a 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hot Pink cardstock base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Party Like A Panda (Simon Says Stamps)

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

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Panda Bears: W5, W3, W1, W0, E53, Sakura Glaze – Black

Balloons and Confetti: RV66, RV55, RV14, RV13, RV00, R81, V06, V04, V01, V000, BG57, BG53, B26, B24, B00, B000, G17, G14, G000, YG41

Cake and Icing: E29, E27, E25, E13, RV66, RV14, RV13, R81

Candles: R24, Y17, Y08, Y000, Y00, V04, V01

Plate: BV23, BV20, Colorless Blender

Hat: BG57, BG53, B26, B24, B21, B00

Horn: E15, Y35, Y17, Y08

Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG41, YG23, YG21, YG13, YG11

Hope you like it and have a terrific week!

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.

 

Sending Smiles!


Spring is just around the corner!

It’s Wednesday, and for today’s card I used Andreas Kitties – R202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Sending Smiles – G276 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This cheery little girl is hoping to bring smiles to everyone she knows and hopefully put a smile on your face too. She’s already for Spring! Are you??? I know I am. LOL!

To make this card, I started out with a 6″ x 6″ card base and then mounted the background onto the card. I cut the ovals and scalloped oval using my Cuttlebug and die cut from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. The sentiment was cut out using My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies.

For the main image, I used Copic markers to colour it all in. I fussy cut around the image and then traced around all of the edges using my black Copic marker. I edged around all of the borders of the die cuts with various Tim Holtz distress inks. I assembled the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To add the last finishing touch to the card, I added in some flowers along the side and a pearl in the centre for all of the yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Andreas Kitties – R202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sending Smiles – G276 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Day Dreamer 6″x6″ (15.2×15.2cm), Forever in Time – Dandelion Wish SP344-23, Purple Cardstock, Stamperia – Lilac Flowers

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies, My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Prima Flowers – Ameruse Pastel Mix, Recollections – Handmade Flowers

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Blouse and Socks: Y08, Y04, Y00

Dress: V09, V06, V04, V01

Shoes: W9, W7, W6, W5, W3, W1

Cats: C7, C5, C3, W5, W3, W1, E27, E25, E23, R20

Straw Basket: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

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.

 

Super Tall Cake!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps  Super Tall Cake – D19017 for the main image and Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 (DS163007) for the sentiment!  This adorable little bear made a cake for someone very special! Hmmm! I wonder who that could be. LOL!

To make the card I first die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the paper. I coloured in the image using Copic markers.

Next I cut out used some tape to inlay the image back into the frame that I had previously die cut to make it one piece again. I also die cut the yellow and aqua paper with the same die cut twice. Then I used the yellow to be the inlay for the aqua frame and taped it back together on the reverse. After that, I used my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black to apply the sentiment. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and heated up using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Next, I edged around the borders of both frames with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. I ran the base frame through Xyron Creative Station to make it into a sticker and so that the entire frame would lay flat. I mounted this onto 5″ x 5″ white cardstock. Then I popped up the smaller frame and image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Super Tall Cake – D19017 (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Sentiments: Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 (DS163007) (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E37, E35, E33, E31, R30, R22, R20, R02

Hat, Apron and Cart: C3, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Cake: E29, E27, E25, E23, B04, B02, Y35, Y08

Tablecloth: Mitts and Boots: B04, B02, B000

Icing: BG49, BG45, BG11

Bunny: C3, C1, C0, R22, R20

Whistle: G17, G14

Base: E15, E13, E11

Background: Y19, Y18, Y15, Y11

 

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.

Wishing You the Sweetest Things!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing Dreamerland Craft Stamps Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar and Love The Music From My Guitar – D172006! This little boy loves his guitar and all of the animals love his music.

To make his card, I stamped all of the images using my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in all of the images using Copic markers and then used my Cuttlebug and all of the die cuts from Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps). I also die cut the sentiment at the same time and stamped it with Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then heat embossed it using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder..

I was now ready to do the background. To achieve this I cut several die cuts using Monte Mart A4 Watercolour Book paper, Lawn Cuts – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Fawn and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

For the sky I used several Tim Holtz Blue inks in various shades listed below using a stencil that I had created from Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie. For the grass I used various shades of Tim Holtz green inks – (see below).

I ran all of the die cuts and the back 2 layers of grass through Xyron Creative Station. Then I set them all aside.

I was now ready to assemble my card. I layered the first 2 die cuts onto the main die cut and then popped up the bottom grass cut with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I then added on the characters that I made stickers out of for easy assembly. I popped up the upper half of the little dog with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the scene was completed I mounted it onto 5.25″ x 4.25″ white cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps), Love The Music From My Guitar – D172006 (Dreamerland Crafts)

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

Clouds: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China

Grass: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Mont Mart A4 Watercolour Book paper – Acid Free – 190 GSM, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts:  Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps), Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: BG49, BG45, BG34

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Guitar: E99, E97, E93, E51, E35, E33, E31, YR27

Bird: B04, B02, B00, Y38

Dog: E35, E34, E33, E31

Rabbit: C7, C5, C3, R30, R02

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Pig: E93,E04, R20, R00, R000, E44, E04

Background: B04, B02, B00

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.

Mystery Birthday???


Hi There! Today I’m sharing a simple card that I made using the images and sentiments from It’s A Mystery (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps). It is always hard to think of a male card, but I believe this stamp set was perfect to achieve this.

To make the card, I stamped both images and then coloured them in. Next, I fussy cut around them and then used a Black marker all around the outside of the images before adding them onto the card.

Once completed, I used VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I heated up the embossing powder with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Using my Cuttlebug, I cut out various sizes of the brown cardstock with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214). Then, I mounted the largest piece onto the base with 2-sided tape and popped up the other layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: It’s A Mystery (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane – 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Detective: E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84

Dog: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like and have a great week!

Hello My Friend


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Dreamerland released some brand new stamps in October 2019 and today, I’m sharing Hello My Friend (D19080) from the October Character release!

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic markers. Once it was all coloured, I fussy cut around it leaving a small white border. I then added the final touch on the pom-poms with Stickles Pink and Stickles Aqua.

I used a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ white card for my base. I then cut the patterned paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe at 5-1/4″ x 4″ , inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and mounted it onto the white base.

For the ovals I used the die cuts from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, to create the various layers. I used the same paper pad to cut the small oval. Miscellaneous scrap paper that I had for the second oval and white for the last oval. I popped up the first 2 ovals using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the largest oval and then mounted the large oval directly onto the base. Then, I popped up the image using the same 2 sided tape on the top oval.

To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Cut around the sentiment and then mounted it onto card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

All edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough before mounting onto card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Hello My Friend (D19080) (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, White Cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Girl 1:

Hair: E57, E55, E53, E50

Dress, Boots and Hat: BG57, BG34, BG32, BG11, BG000, Stickles – Aqua

Girl 2:

Dress 2, Boots and Hat: R59, R56, R34, R81, Stickles – Pink

Hair: E47, E44, E43

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.

Winter Birthday Wishes!


Sharing a card that I made for my sister-in-law. I was so happy when Polkadoodles came out with this new release for Winnie Winter Celebrations.

The stamp that I used to create this card is called Birthday Gifts – Winnie Winter Celebration (Polkadoodles).

I printed out the image on Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale. By using Grayscale, your image won’t smudge when you go to colour it in. I coloured the image using Copic markers and then used Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the snow in the sky and
Stickles – Diamond to create some texture in the snow.

For the squares die cutting, I used My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I really love the colour combos of Recollections – Northern Lights paper pad. I popped up the cut out frame and coloured image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, I die cut some snowflake borders using Snowflake Border Die (#YourNextStamp) and then just used glue on 1 half of each side of the snowflakes and then mounted them onto the paper. Lastly, I added some small purple gems into the centre of each snowflake and some larger purple perls to the top and bottom of the card to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Birthday Gifts – Winnie Winter Celebration (Polkadoodles)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Northern Lights – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cuts: Snowflake Border Die (#YourNextStamp), My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Embellishments: Crafts – Self-adhesive Pearls (02-3006207), Nuo Ying Sticker – Rhinestone Selection, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Image Coloured With Copic Markers:

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

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hat, Scarf, Coat, Boots: V09, V06, V04, V01, BG18, BG15, BG11, BG01, BG000, C5, C3, C1

Bird: E37, E35, E34, YR14, Y19

Squirrel: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R30, R02, C01, C0, Colorless Blender, Sakura Glaze – Black

Present and Bow: BG18, BG15, BG11, E15, Y38, Y19, Y08, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Envelope: E41, E40, Colorless Blender

Holly Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

Candy Canes: R59, R37, R35, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Ribbon: R27, R24, R22

Sky: B29, B28, B26, B24, B23, B21

Snow: BV20, C0, Colorless Blender

Snowflake: Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Birthday Wishes Come True!


Sharing a birthday card that I made for a friend using the images and sentiments from Birthday Song CYNS724 (#Your Next Stamp).

Inside of the card:

Stamp and Sentiments: Birthday Song CYNS724 (Your Next Stamp)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Parks Paper Co. – Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon – 6″ x 6″ Paper Pads, Echo Park Paper Co. – Happy Birthday Boy 6″ x 6″

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

Die Cuts: Mini Balloon Trio Die Set (YNSD241) (#Your Next Stamp)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Coloured With Copic Markers:

Dogs: E53, E51, E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, C9, R37, R35, R32

Hats: Y19, Y08, Y02

Guitar: B39, B37, B34

Shadow: C2, C1, Colorless Blender

Happiness is Reading!


Hi There! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for a very special friend who loves reading and is also an author of several books. When I saw this stamp by Kraftin’ Kimmie, I knew it was the perfect stamp to make her card with.

I tried to colour the image to be the same as my friend’s favourite chair and her special little kitty too! For the main image and sentiment I used Happiness is Reading – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.

My friend doesn’t have wallpaper, but she LOVES purple, so I that is why I coloured her dress and the wall in shades of purple too. LOL!

She loved her card and I hope that you do to!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Happiness is Reading – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Purple and Aqua Cardstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames (Retired), My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E57, E55, E53

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

Dress: V09, V06, V04, BV13, BV11

Jeans: B39, B28, B24

Cat: YR18, Y38, Y17, Y15, Y08, R01

Chair and Rug: Y15, Y13, Y08, Y02

Pillow, Book and Large Rug: BG78, BG18, BG13, BG11

Dressing up the Christmas Tree


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Dreamerland has just released some brand new stamps for the 2019 October Christmas Release and today, I’m sharing It’s time to dress up the Christmas tree  (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)!  The little kitty reminds me so much of when mine were small. We had to put all kitten safe decorations on the tree because they always like to play with them.

 

Card Recipe:

Stamp: It’s time to dress up the Christmas tree (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Sentiments: It’s time to dress up the Christmas tree (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Photoplay Christmas Memories – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Festive Collection – Star WreathCreative Expressions by Sue Wilson – CED3138, Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

PJ’s: B26, B23, B21

Tree: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

Tree Trunk: E18, E35, E33, E31

Tree Stand: C3, C2, C1

Hat and Stocking: R59, R37, R35, Liquid Applique for pompom, StarDust Stickles

Stool: E57, E55, E53

Christmas Balls: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, B18, B16, B14

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Floor: E18, E15, E13, E11

Mullions: W3, W1

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B91, C1, White Prismacolor pencil for snow

Wall: BG78, BG75, BG18

Background: B04, B02, B00

 

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.

Also entered into the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop.