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Create Sunshine!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Goat Your Back – TT137 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Somedays – GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This momma goat and her babes are out enjoying the warmer weather. Spring is finally here! We just planted our flowers this past weekend, or I should say, I helped pick them out and my husband actually did the planting. He has a green thumb. I definitely don’t. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using AC White Cardstock. I cut Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine paper to be the same size as the base card and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive. I attached this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment paper, I die cut the yellow rectangle, large green rectangle and small green rectangle using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. The same dies were also used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image. Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles were used to die cut Recollections – Petite Floral paper. The edges of this die cut were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Scattered Straw.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my small cutter to cut around the sentiment and inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive. I die cut the sun and clouds using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending cardstock and Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky. I coloured these with Copic markers. I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of 1 cloud and the sun and attached them to the main image. The other cloud was attached using glue and tucked under the sun.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the large green rectangle to the patterned paper base with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The main image and yellow rectangle were attached to the large scalloped rectangle using glue. Then the scalloped rectangle was attached to the large green rectangle with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I attached the sentiment to the smaller green rectangle and popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To finish off the card I used a few pop dots and some yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Goat Your Back – TT137 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Somedays – GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral – 12 x 12″ (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Doodlebug Design Inc. – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″), Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine – 12 x 12 in., AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky

Tools \ Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Dodz Small – Adhesive Dots, Flowers, Pop-dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Goats: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R30, R27, R20, R14, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y08, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: B60, C00, Colorless Blender

Sun: Y19, Y18, Y17

Check out some other fun new stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Furry and Friends Release

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.

Miss You!!


Today, I’m sharing a slim-line card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 04 – D20016 for the main image and for the sentiment Just A Note To Say – DCS17038Dreamerland Crafts. Love this new set and I as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a card to show how a lot of us are feeling right now during these Covid times missing family and friends.

To make this card I used a base card of 7″ 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 Marquee Die, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.  Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped all of the images onto the shaped die cuts and coloured them in with Copic markers.

The frame die cut was coloured using Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick. The sentiments were stamped and embossed onto black cardstock using Versamark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was heat set using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. My cutter was used to cut the stamped sentiments into small strips. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of each of the sentiments.

To assemble the card, I first turned the die cuts upside down and used a little bit of Scotch Tape on the back side to keep the inserts in place. Then, I applied double-sided tape across the entire back and attached it directly to the card base. I attached each of the sentiments and finished off the card with Crafts – Rhinestone Stickers.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 04 – D20016 – Dreamerland Crafts

Sentiments: Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 – Dreamerland Crafts, Love and Cuddles – Penny Black

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Worn Lipstick, Versamark

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

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Marquee Die (WSD347)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Crafts – Rhinestone Stickers – 02-3048783

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: C7, C5, C3, R30, R22, R20, 100, YG23, YG17, G07 (Noses – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bunny:  E35, E33, E31

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

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.

Life Without Dogs???


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a slim-line card using Teacup Pup – SS035 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Life Without Dogs – GG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Growing up, we always had dogs for pets. We would often take them on nice long walks and they always brightened our day with their tails wagging or playing and making us laugh.

To make my card this week, using Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle die cuts, I cut out Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers and also created the flower pattern on the tea cup.

For the sentiment, Gina Marie Designs – Big and Little Pierced Chain Round dies were used to die cut the rectangle for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Copic R89 was used to create a border around the die cut. I had some tiny pieces from the paw print frame left over so I ran them through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached them to the sentiment.

To assemble the card, I first took some light tan brown cardstock and cut it to 7″ x 7.25″. Then I scored it at 3.5″ for a finished card base of 3.5″ x 7.25″. Using dark brown cardstock, My Creative Time – Tall Paw Frame Dies were used to create the main frame. I glued this directly to the base card. My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies were used to die cut the patterned paper from Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That!. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. This too, was also glued directly onto the paw frame. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to attach both the completed image and the sentiment to the card. To finish it off, I applied some Crafts Scrapbooking Pearls – 02-3006207.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Teacup Pup – SS035 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Life Without Dogs – GG029 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″, Light Brown Cardstock and Dark Brown Cardstock

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs – Ric Rac Nested Circle, Gina Marie Designs- Big and Little Pierced Chain Round, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Paw Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Puppy: E59, E57, E55, B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Flowers and Leaves: R89, R85, YG09, YG06, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Tea Cup and Saucer: R89, R85, R83

Bone: E53, E51, E50

Shadow: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG13

Check out some other fun new stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Furry and Friends Release

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.

Love Lifts Me Up!!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational slider card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Your Love Lifts Me Up – D20001. Love this stamp and image for lifting someone’s spirit up.

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5 x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut the background to be the same size using Asuka Studio – Sparkly Sky. I really love this paper. Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured them in with Copic markers. Then, I fussy cut around it leaving a small white border.

I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. The little cloud was die cut with my Cuttlebug and Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky. Then I used a Picket Fence – Blending Brush that still had some blue ink on it from my last project to give it some colour. I cut a small strip just over a .5″ wide and about 4″ long to be a pull tab. I die cut a circle out of the top background paper with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and then glued the piece that I cut onto the pull tab. Using 2 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I created the path on the back of the background and added some tape where I wanted the tab to stop. I glued 2 small magnets to the back of the cloud and also to the pull tab. (4 in total). Then I used an embossing pillow against the taped sides and over the magnets so that it would glide easier. I added some more double-sided tape to the remainder of the back of the background and then attached it to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Your Love Lifts Me Up – D20001 (Dreamerland Crafts)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Asuka Studio – Sparkly Sky (6″x6″)

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E4, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair:  E47, E44, E43 (Eye – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Flowers and Leaves: Y17, Y08, YG05, YG01

Dress: B06, B04, B01, B000

Shadow: B00, B000

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.

Just a Note To Say!!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Farm 01 – D20017 and Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 for the main images and Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19093 for the sentiment.

Above is a close-up of the card. Below is the card opened.

To make this card I used a base card of 11″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 2.75″ and 5.5″ to create an easel card. I stamped the fence, horses, pig and girl onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut around them. Then I placed them onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″ for placement.

I removed the fence and using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the girl. I placed the girl mask over top of the stamped girl image and then stamped the fence, chicks, pig and farm house and fields. I stamped a horse and then placed the horse mask over it and stamped a second horse. Next, I removed the masks from the scene. I coloured all of the images and background in with Copic markers. I added double sided tape to the bottom portion of the easel card and attached the coloured image.

My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used create the base background and Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle dies were used to create the base for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink. I added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peeled Paint ink was used to ink around the edges of both die cuts.

To complete the card, the large rectangle was added directly to the card using double-sided tape and 2 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape were added to the back of the sentiment die cut and attached to the base card background.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Farm 01 – D20017 (Dreamerland Crafts); Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19093 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cut: Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E47, E44, E43

Blouse and Scarf: V28, BV13, BV11, BV04, BV01, BV00, BV0000, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Feather and Paper: C7, C1, C0, C00

Horses: E59, E49, E37, E35, E33, E31, C7, C5

Pig: R20, R000, E93, E47

Chicken and Chicks: Y04, Y02, Y00, C2, C1, C00, YR12, R17

Barn and Silo: R39, R37, R35, Y08, Y04, C7, C5, C1, C0

Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, Colorless Blender

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

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.

Friends Become Family!!


Today, I’m sharing  Sunday Tea Party from KLM Digital Designs new March release. This set comes with 2 other sentiments, “Thank you for being such a wonderful friend” and “Friends make everything better”. Did you used to have tea parties when you were little too?

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and trimmed off a little around each side. I used glue to attach the image to the base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and popped up the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Sunday Tea Party (KLM Digital Designs)

Ink: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E45, E43, E42

Outfits, Hat and Shoes: B06, B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, R85, R81, RV00, RV000, C10, C9, C7, C5, 100

Chairs and Table: E47, E27, E25, E23

Tea Pot, Cups and Table Top: C2, C1, C0, C00, RV09, RV04, B000, B0000, G03, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: Y04, Y02, G02, W3, W2, W1, E42, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen (Pattern)

Sign: E25

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.

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Gnome – Thanks!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Chillin’ At Home Gnome from the new March release. This gnome is just sitting back and relaxing enjoying the beautiful day outside. This stamp comes with 2 more sentiments as well as the one shown here on my card. “Keep smiling, life is to short”, which is soooo true and also, “Miss You”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image as I had accidentally splattered some of the red Copic marker onto the original background. Grrrr! Which turned out to be OK anyways, as I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and created my background directly onto it using some templates that I created from cloud dies and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean for the sky. I just used Copic markers to colour in the sky on the image I fussy cut for between the fence posts. This way I didn’t have to fussy cut between each one. For the grass, I started out with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn for my base and then used the Copic markers listed below to add more texture.

Once the image and back ground were both complete, I ran the main image through my Xyron Creative Station as I wanted it to lay completely flat onto the background. Finally, I applied some 2-side tape to the base card and attached the finished background and image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Chillin’ At Home Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

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

Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E45, E42

Shirt: YG97, YG95, YG93

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: C3, R29, R27, R24

Boots: E35, E33, E30, E27, E25, E23

Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21

Sky: B00, B000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

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.

When You Believe!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called When You Believe – D20007. I’ve been told that to become a ballet dancer it takes a lot of hard work and practice. This can also be said for many other professions as well. The overwhelming feeling of success and joy when one achieves their goals is always worth the hard work.

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I printed out the background using my HP Printer and pattern from Nana Vics Digitals – Ballerina #1 Digital Paper. I cut it the same size as the base card and used double-sided tape to attached it on top. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry was used to ink around all of the edges.

I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the image. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. Then, I cleaned off the stamp and stamped the sentiment again, this time using VersMark ink. I added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment and used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry ink to ink around the edges. The image was then centred over the fancy rectangle I die cut using DIY Scrapbooking Artist – Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies using glue.

To assemble the card, I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the backs of the large triangle and sentiment. These were both attached directly to the patterned background. Lastly, to complete the card, I used some Craftin’ Desert Divas – Sherbet Sequins for embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  When You  Believe – D20007 (Dreamerland Crafts)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Nana Vics Digitals – Ballerina #1 Digital Paper

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, DIY Scrapbooking Artist – Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craftin’ Desert Divas – Sherbert Sequins

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E15, Y21, YR23

Dress, Bun Band and Shoes: RV09, R83, R81, RV00, RV000

Background: RV09

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.

Missing You!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Thoughtful Kimberly – H202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and One Of Those Days – F252 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I think the sentiment says it all for this card. With Covid, so many of us are not able to see our loved ones, so we can dream of when we will be able to see them all again soon.

To make my card this week, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. for my base at 4.25″ x 5.5″. I ran some brown cardstock through my Cuttlebug using Darice – Brick Wall Background. Then I inked on top of it using a variety of Tim Holtz distress inks which I have listed below. To make the window frame, I die cut the window using Spellbinders Die D-Lites – S2-016- Window Two using my Cuttlebug and Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb paper. I die cut this twice. I cut the centre frame out of both windows. I used the first die-cut window to create my base. Then, I cut the patterned paper from Creative Memories – Secret Garden to create my background for behind the little girl. I also cut Judi-Kins – Embossable Window Plastic to match the size of the side windows and the window above the girls head. I glued the plastic windows to each side of the window frame and then attached the second cut piece over top with glue. For the top window, I attached the plastic window behind it first and then added the background paper to it and the entire open window.

I stamped both the images and sentiment using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image using Copic Markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut out the image. The sentiment and frame were cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Dies. I ran the cut sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then placed it directly on top of the larger rectangle. I added the little girl to the inside of the window using glue on the back of her. To complete my card, I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the window centre part and the large rectangle and popped them up top of the brick background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Thoughtful Kimberley – H202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: One Of Those Days – F252 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories – Secret Garden Double Sided – 12 x 12 in., Judi-Kins – Embossable Window Plastic

Die Cuts: Spellbinders Die D-Lites – S2-016- Window Two, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall Background – 1217-59

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21

Hat: B26, B24, B21

T-Shirt: RV09, RV04, RV02, RV000

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.

Ella the Elephant!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using this adorable image from KLM Digital Designs new February release called Ella The Elephant. The image comes with 3 different sentiments. Like so many others, I’ve been missing my family and friends a lot due to Covid lockdowns, so I chose the “Miss You” sentiment for my card. Hopefully, times will get better this year and we’ll be able to see our distant families and friends again.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used AC White Cardstock for the base card size of 6″ x 6″ and ScrapBerry’s Tropics paper for the background. I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station because I wanted it to lay flat on the background. I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the grass using Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders and green cardstock. Then I edged around it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint. I applied double-sided tape to the back of the grass and applied it directly to the base, then I positioned the elephant in front and behind the grass.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Ella The Elephant (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, HP Printer Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White Cardstock, ScrapBerry’s Tropics – 6×6 Paper Collection, Lime Green cardstock

Die Cut: Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders

Tools: Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: W3, W2, W1, W0, R22, R20, B04, B02, B00, C1

Ribbon and Flower: RV14, RV13, RV10, Y17, Y08

Leaves and Stem: YG67, YG65, YG61, G07

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.

Reading Away The Afternoon!


Today, I’m featuring a CAS card I made using Reading Away The Afternoon – D19043  from Dreamerland Crafts.  These 2 little friends are enjoying a wonderful day just relaxing and sharing time together! There’s nothing like holding a real book in your hands. I know that today there a lot of e-books, but I’m old fashioned and still love to sit back and relax and hold onto a real book. How about yourself? Do you prefer a real book or e-books?

To make this card I used a white base card from “Studio g” of 5″ x 5″. The sentiment was stamped directly to the base using my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Reading Lexi stamp. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

The background and image were die cut using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider dies. I adhered the larger die cut directly to the base using double-sided tape.

I stamped the image onto the smaller die-cut and then stamped it again on some Post-it note to create a mask. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean was used along with stencils I created from Avery Elle – Pierced Cloud Die. Then the grass was added in. To create texture on the grass, I used some rubbing alcohol and a piece of old rag with some ridges on it.

Once the background was completed, I coloured in the main image with Copic markers. The grass had also been coloured in with the same markers. The image was then popped up onto the base using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Reading Away the Afternoon – D19043 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Reading Lexi

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Studio g – AC0225, Green Cardstock

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Embossing Powder:  Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt:  YG97, YG95, G24, E23

Pants: B26, B24, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Rabbit: N0, R30, Colorless  Blender

Books: BG15, BG13, BG11, R08, R05, R02, BG02, BG01, BG00, C2, C1, C0

Tree: E57, E55, E37, E35, E34, E25, E23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

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.

Dreams Take Flight!!


Today, I’m featuring a card I made using Embrace Your Dream – D19039  from Dreamerland Crafts. My dad always dreamed of flying and he would build all kinds of model airplanes. Then one day he decided to build a real plane with the assistance of his brother and a friend. It took them a long time, but in the end it was a beautiful plane and the best part was that we were all taken for rides in it. It’s an experience we will never forget. So just as my dad followed his dreams, he taught us all to follow our dreams as well. If you dream about something long enough, eventually it will become a reality for you. So never be afraid to follow your dreams.

 

To make this card I used a white base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″. The background was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274 and my Cuttlebug. The paper is from Doodlebug Design Inc. – I Love Travel. Once die cut, the edges were inked around using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I also used this colour to do the clouds in the sky on the image. I adhered the background to the base using glue so that I could move it around to fit better.

The sentiment was stamped using my MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and the stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sky’s The Limit. The powder was then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. It was die cut using My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies.

The image was die cut using My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The circle behind the main image was die cut with My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136 from black cardstock. I coloured in the entire image with Copic markers and then created a mask. I added in the clouds and used a small piece of old rag and some rubbing alcohol to create some texture in the grass.

To assemble the card, I ran the main image through Xyron Creative Station to make like a sticker and so that it would lay completely flat on the black circle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to pop up the main image and sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Embrace Your Dream – D19039 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sky’s The Limit

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, VersMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Inc. – I Love Travel (6 x 6), Black cardstock White cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Die, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies – MCT-D139, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Jacket:  E37, E35, E34, E33

Pants: E87, E84, E81

Boots: N8, N6, N4, E53, E51, E50

Goggles: E37, E35, E33

Scarf and Helmet: E33, E31, E30

Gloves: E79, E77, E74

Airplane: C5, C3, C1, C0, Y08, Y04

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

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.

Saying Hi!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19093 (Dreamerland Crafts) for the images and sentiment that I used to create this little scene. I just love how you can used these little stamps to create a variety of scenes. To colour my card this week, I thought I would try using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I normally colour with Copic markers, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.

To make this card I used a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″ by Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background paper using my MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. The powder was then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Strathmore – Watercolor Paper – 140 lb. was die cut using my Cuttlebug and dies from My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. For the images, I used my MISTI and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wicked Black Ink.  I created a mask of the bear’s head using some Post-it Note paper and set it aside. To create the scene it was done in stages. First the bear and the little flower pots were stamped. Then the mask created earlier was put overtop of the little bear as show below. The poles, clothesline and grass were then stamped next.

Lastly, the T-Shirts, birds and clouds were stamped. Once this was completed, the mask for the bear was removed. The images were coloured in with the colour recipe listed below and Sakura Glaze – Black was used for all of the little eyes. Once the colouring was all completed, the finished scene was mounted directly to the base with 2-sided tape. Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Dots were added to put a finishing touch on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments:  Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19093 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wicked Black Ink, VersaMark, Sakura Glaze – Black

Paper: Strathmore – Watercolor Paper – 140 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Dots

Image coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Bear: No. 64 – Oatmeal, No. 61 – Light Brown, No. 201 – Pink Haze, No. 26 – Light Pink

Sky:  No. 31 – Cobalt Blue, No. 36 – Light Blue

Clouds: No. 99 – Cool Gray 1, No. 90 – Gray

Grass: No. 47 – May Green, No. 41 – Light Green

Poles: No. 58 – Deep Brown, No. 62 – Dark Brown, No. 66 – Dark Oatmeal

Flowers: No. 61 – Light Brown, No. 52 – Bright Yellow, No. 55 – Pale Yellow,

Watering Can: No. 090 – Gray

Birds: No. 32 – Persian Blue, No. 30 – Blue

T-Shirts: No. 84 – Deep Violet, No. 83 – Lilac

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.

Blowing Bubbles


Today I’m sharing  Summertime Fun (KLM Digital Designs) image from KLM Digital Designs. This little boy is enjoying his day just having a wonderful time not thinking about what is going on around him. He is just living in the moment and having fun blowing bubbles. I remember doing this on many occasions as a child. Do you?

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was then die cut with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies Layers and then coloured in with Copic markers. The sentiment was then added using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. This was heat embossed using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

For the main background, Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids 5.5″ x 4.25″ was used. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones paper. All of the layers were now ready to be assembled. The image and background layer were both popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Summertime Fun (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiment: Craftin Desert Divas – Adventure Awaits (Retired Stamp)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids Cards & Envelopes

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Embosssing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: 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: YG99, YG97, YG63, G21

Pants: B26, B24, B21

Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23, YR14, YR07

Bubbles: BV00, RV00, B000, B0000, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky and Clouds: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

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.

Time to Smell the Flowers!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Daffodil Bunny – SLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This adorable little bunny is taking time out to smell the flowers. We have a really nice garden of flowers that my husband takes care of. I’m not a green thumb at all. LOL! It’s always nice to take a moment and enjoy the beauty of them.

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. The base background was also cut at 6″ x 6″ using Craft Consortium – Cottage Garden paper and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I just thought this paper went so well with this adorable image. I added the 2 colours of ribbon with some 2-sided tape and then adhered the entire background paper to the base with 2-sided tape.

The scalloped circle and inside image circle were both die cut using my Cuttlebug and Craftin Desert Diva’s Stitched in Circle Dies. The circle in between the 2 of them was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles. The edges of the large scalloped circle were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. For the sentiment, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used. The die was larger in depth, so I just die cut one side and then turned it around and only put it part way through my Cuttlebug to cut the other edge. It too, was then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. The image was coloured with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of the card, the mid circle was attached directly to the large scalloped circle and then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The image and sentiment were popped up on top with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape as well.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Daffodil Bunny – SLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, Crafts Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629, Craft Consortium – Cottage Garden 6″x6″

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s Stitched in Circle Dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R11, R02, R000

Bow: RV19, RV17, RV13

Grass and Greenery for Plants: BG99, BG97, G21, YG17, YG13, YG07, YG03, YG01

Daffodil: E15, Y38, Y18, Y04

Clouds and Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, 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.

 

Friends Together


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing an inspirational card that I made using Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19096 to create the little scenes and also for the sentiment. I wanted to show a variety of scenes that you could make with this cute set and so for the first time for me ever, I created this little flip card.

Panel 1 – Bears hugging in the rain.

Panel 2: The rain has stopped and there is a beautiful rainbow for the little couple.

Panel 3 – The sun has come out and is now beaming.

Panel 4: I just love this adorable sentiment and it finishes off the little story of the 2 little bears hugging each other through all of the different types of weather.

Here is the flip card in action.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″. DCWV – Pocket Blossom was cut to the same size and using double-sided tape was attached to the base card. Then, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean was used to ink around all of the edges. I die cut X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and dies from Lawn Fawn – Flippin’ Awesome. I used the largest square of the die set in order to have more room to create the scenes. The larger square was die cut using Recollection – White paper using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The die-cut for the mechanism of the Flip Card was also from Lawn Fawn – Flippin’ Awesome. So easy to use. I love this die set.

I created a mask of the bears so that I could add in the different elements on each panel. All of the images were coloured in with Copic Markers. For the rain, Memento – Bahama Blue ink was used. For the sunbeams, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Summer Sunshine, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Yummy Yellow and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil were used.

Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment and then Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder was applied. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat up the embossing powder.

Once all of the panels were completed, I die cut the sparkly blue paper using Lawn Fawn – Flippin’ Awesome – Add-On dies. The flipping mechanism was then attached to the sparkling blue paper. This was then attached directly to the base of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments:  Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19096 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Summer Sunshine, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Yummy Yellow, Memento – Bahama Blue, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, DCWV – Pocket Blossom –  12″X12″ (30.5cmx30.5cm), Craft Thick Glitter Paper – 02-3022270

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Lawn Fawn – Flippin’ Awesome, Lawn Fawn – Flippin’ Awesome – Add-On

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bears: E55, E53, E51, E35, E34, E33, E31, E29, E27, E25, E23, R20, R02, R00

Sky:  B01, B00, B000, B000

Hearts and Umbrella: R39, R37, R24, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Rainbow: V17, V15, V20, YR18, YR16, YR15, Y15, Y08, Y04

Clouds: B60, C0, Colorless Blender

Flowers: Y38, Y35, E15

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.

Beautiful Mindset


Today I’m sharing a CAS card that I made using  Nesting Bird (KLM Digital Designs).  This image from KLM Digital Designs new August release comes with 3 beautiful sentiments “Create Your Own Sunshine” and “Hope You Have A Beautiful Day” and the one I’ve featured with my card. These sentiments and stamp could be used for an Inspirational or Birthday Card! I just love the feeling of peace that this image gives me.

The image and sentiment were printed out with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using High Quality Grayscale. This prevents the image from smearing when you go to colour it in. The image and sentiment were die cut with my Cutttlebug and dies from Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. The base of the card is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut some Momenta – Cardstock at the same size. To go around the background paper and die cuts, a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint marker was used. This helps give the illusion that it is mounted on gold paper. I adhered the background directly to the base card with glue so that I could move it into place easier.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers and for the eye of the bird a Sakura Glaze – Black pen was used. Then, the completed image was glued directly on top of the background. The sentiment was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To finish off the card, some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Dots were added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Nesting Bird (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer High Quality Grayscale, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Sakura Glaze – Black

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

Die Cuts: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Dots, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: BV17, BV13, BV11, BV000, E15, Y38, Y18, Y04

Leaves: BG99, BG93, G21, YG23

Bird: E99, E97, YR20, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y32, B39, B14, B12, B06, B05, BG01, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, Rubbing Alcohol, Q-Tip

Background: Y00, Y000, Colorless Blender

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.

Butterfly Hi!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Butterfly Chick – SLF007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and Flutter’in By – F004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little butterfly has decided to take a moment to say “Hi” to this adorable little chick. Have you taken a moment to call someone and just “Hi” today?

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. I used the retired die cuts from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares and a mixture of Momenta – Cardstock and American Crafts – Basics paper for my background. The same die cut was also used to cut the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. The Copic paper was then stamped on with my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the assembly of the card, I first placed down the large background using 2-sided tape. Then I added in the 1st yellow inset using glue as it was easier to move around and get it into place. Lastly, I added in the last inset for the large scalloped square. For the smaller square, the coloured image and yellow cardstock were turned over and then taped together with some Scotch Tape. Then 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to pop it up into the centre of the larger square.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black and then die cut with My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber was used to go around all of the edges. Then the sentiment was also popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To finish off the card I added on some butterflies and also a few Kraftin’ Kimmie – Polar Dots in a few places.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Butterfly Chick – SLF007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Flutter’in By – F004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, American Crafts – Basics (6″x6″, 15.2cmx15.2cm)

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Polar Dots, Butterfly Stickers – 02-3051386

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Chick and Bow: Y17, Y15, Y13, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12, B18, B16, B14, BV00, BV000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Butterfly: E79, E77, E71, B18, B16, B14, BV08, V05, V04, Black (100), Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Clouds and Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, 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.

 

Simple Pleasures of Life


Today I’m sharing Friends with Nature (KLM Digital Designs) image and sentiments from KLM Digital Designs new release.  Sometime we have to just sit back and relax and enjoy the beauty of nature surrounding us. That’s what these 2 little friends are doing on this bright summer’s day.

The main image and sentiment were printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using a HP Printer. The main image was coloured in with Copic markers. Then a second image image was printed out onto regular copy paper and my Brother Scan and Cut was used to cut directly around the image so that it could be used as a mask. I have a magnetic cutting board, so I placed the close-cropped image overtop of my coloured image with small magnets. Then a cloud stencil, which I had created using Avery Elle’s Pierced Clouds Die and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean was used to create the clouds in the blue sky. After colouring the grass, a little piece of rag and some rubbing alcohol were used to create the texture in the grass. Once the colouring was completed, a Pigma Micron 005 black marker was used to outline the main image and make the lines a little thicker.

For the main background, I used a white card base of 6″ x 6″. Momenta – Cardstock was used for the main background, cut at the same size as the base and then inked all around the 4 edges with Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Pansy Ink. Then a purple ribbon was added. The background paper was then mounted onto the base card using 2-sided tape.

For the sentiment, I used My Creative Time – More Stitched Edges and Cuttlebug to die cut around it. I die-cut the coloured image with My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Then both the sentiment and the coloured image were edged around on all sides using a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint to give the illusion that it was mounted onto gold paper.

Both the image and sentiments were popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Friends with Nature (KLM Digital Designs) Stamp comes with 3 separate sentiments.

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Pansy Ink

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, AC White cardstock

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – More Stitched Edges

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Pigma Micron 005 black marker, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Hat and Shirt: E47, E44, E43, E41

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Blouse and Socks: V25, V22, V20, V17

Shoes: BV17, BV13, BV11, BV01, BV00, BV000, C2, C1, C0

Bird: YR12, B16, B14, B12, B000, BG000, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil (PC938)

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, Piece of cloth and Rubbing Alcohol for texture

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.

Magical Friendship


It’s Wednesday, and this week, we are celebrating a brand new August 2020 Release with variety of fun new images! Be sure to go and check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Today, I’m using Dreamy Dragon – SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image from this new release along with the sentiment Magic Friendship – F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little dragon looks so peaceful and it looks like he’s found a new friend too!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. Then cut Recollections – Petite Floral paper to the same size and taped it down onto the base card. Next, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Petunia ink was used to ink around the card. Another piece was cut from the same paper collection at 1.25″ x 5.5″ and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Party Peach ink was used to ink around the edges. The cardstock was put through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then mounted on top of the base card.

Next, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the scalloped circle background out of Recollections – Purple Passions and circle for the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were both stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink using my MISTI. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then the sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies. I traced around the outside of the die and then cut it out of the same Recollections – purple paper so that the die cut piece would have a thin border around it. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron and adhered it directly on top of it. I cut off one side of the label so that it would be flush with the edge of the card. The same purple ink used earlier was used again to edge around it. The image, sentiment and large scalloped circle was then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Once this was done, Stickles – Purple was used to go around the edges of the large scallop and Stickles – Icicle was used to go around the main image. Lastly, a few flowers from Crafts – Mini Fabric Flower Picks were added to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Dream Dragon – SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Magic Friendship – F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Party Peach, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Petunia

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral (12 x 12 in – 30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies – MCT-D139

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Purple, Stickles – Icicle, Xyron Create a Sticker, Crafts Mini Fabric Flower Picks – 02-0201883

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: YG95, YG93, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, V12, V09, V04, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, R02, R01, R000

Butterfly: V12, V04, V01, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, YG03

Sky: B12, B02, B01, B00

Grass: G17, G14, G07

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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