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Sunny Days Ahead


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I searched to find colours that represented each word going around the image and found the following: Faith – Pink, Courage – Red, Hope – Blue and Victory – Purple and so this is how I coloured this image. I believe these words speak for themselves and in the days to come, we will all see the sun shining brighter days upon us all.

The card base is 5″ x 5″. I layered each of the papers and coloured image on black cardstock to pop the colours. I chose the paper of the children holding hands to represent the day when we can all get back to normal and hold hands and play together with our loved ones again. The chain link patterned paper represents how we are all linked together in doing our part to stay strong and healthy, and to give each other the hope, faith and courage to be victorious in the sunny days ahead. I popped up the final layer with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added in some black pop dots to complete this card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Lauderdale – BasicGrey, Life of the Party – BasicGrey

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Sky: B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sun: Y38, Y35, Y08, R22, R20, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bug: Y17, BG000, BV000, Clear – Wink of Stella

Frog: G07

Flowers: V06, V04

Hope: B24, B23, B21

Victory: BV02, BV01, BV00

Faith: R85, R83, R81

Courage: R37, R27, R24

Corners: G07, YG13, V06, V04, Y38, Y35

Hope everyone stays healthy and safe and I hope you like this week’s card.

Have a fantastic week!

Here’s something else to brighten your day!!!

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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.

 

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!


It’s Wednesday, and I’m back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant – Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!

To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the “o” in “Love” and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant – Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock

Die-Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

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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True Friends!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Bunny and Butterfly Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)! I fell in love with this beautiful image as soon as I saw it. I found this stamp to be so peaceful and serene and I love the sentiment that KLM Digital Designs created to go along with it.

To make the card, I printed out the image and sentiment with my HP printer using High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I found this is the best print setting so that your ink won’t smear when you start colouring. I die-cut the image with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and coloured it in using Copic markers. Next I mounted the image onto some purple cardstock and left a small border all around it. I cut the sentiment and did the same.

To complete the card, I used a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and used double-sided tape to mount the background paper from K&Company – Susan Wright – SW Botanical. I popped up the image and sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and add some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Bunny and Butterfly Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer – Greyscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&Company – Susan Wright – SW Botanical, Purple and White cardstock

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

Tools: Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: W5, W3, W1, W0, RV32, R20, R11

Tulips, Leaves and Stems: G28, G24, G21, G12, V17, V15, V12, V01

Butterfly: E23, Y08, YR16, YR14, YR12

Background: B70, 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 DesignsKLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Somebunny Loves You


Hi Dreamerland Fans!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using a new release stamp from Dreamerland Crafts called I Believe in Love.  I decided to make this an inspirational card because I loved the way the little girl was hugging her bunny with such affection.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento – Tuxedo Black. Then the image was coloured in with Copic markers. For the background I used Canson Watercolour Paper and first layered the grass area with multiple Tim Holtz green shades of ink listed below and then the sky with Tim Holtz blue shades of ink. Lastly, to finish the grass, I used a Rake brush and a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles and some water. For the clouds in the sky, I used a cotton ball, cotton swab and some water. Lastly I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark and embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

Card Recipe

Stamp: I Believe in Love (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Make Special Cards – February 2019 – Issue 16

Paper: Canson Watercolour Paper, Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Image coloured in Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Sweater \ Bow in Hair: V09, V06, V04, V01

Sweater Pattern \ Tights: BG57, BG49, BG45

Pants: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Boots: E55, E53, E51, E50, E25, E42, E41, E40

Bunny: R02, R20, C-3, C-2, C-1, Colourless Blender

Grass: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Lucky Clover, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, 1/2 Loew-Cornell 7120 Rake Brush

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Stencil: Memory Box Designer Stecil – Frame Love, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you back soon!

Best Friends Fur-Ever!


Welcome Dreamerland Crafts Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using a stamp from the new release called Good Reading Companion (Dreamerland Crafts). I really love this new stamp and thought it would be great for not only a birthday card, but also an inspirational one as well.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. I drew the little flowers on her dress to give it some character.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Good Reading Companion (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiments: Your Next Stamp – Photo Booth, Your Next Stamp – Paw-some Pets

Paper: Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine – 12 x 12 in., Creative Memories – Secret Garden Double Sided – 12 x 12 in., Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Aqua Cardstock

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, VersaMark ink

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

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured in Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Dress: V06, V05, V04, V01, BG57

Puppy: E37, E35, E33, E31

Grass: G17, G14, G07, YG23, YG14, YG11, Rubbing Alcohol and piece of Terry Cloth for texture.

Sky: B000, B00

 

Congratulations from the Cat Lady!


Welcome OCS Fans!

Hi Everyone! Sharing a card that I made for a colleague that left to pursue his career at another company. I thought this image was perfect for congratulating him from me, because at work they know how much I love cats and I’m older than most of my teammates! LOL!

The stamp that I used is called Online Olive  by High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

 

 

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Online Olive (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Miscellaneous Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Coloured in with the Copic Markers Listed Below:

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

Hair: E50, E44, Y26, YR21

Shirt and Slippers: V09, V06, V04, V000

Pants and Mug: B29, B28, B26, B24

Chair: B06, B04, B02, C5, C3, C1

Computer, Monitor, Keyboard: C5, C3, C1

Desk: E18, E5, E13, E11

Cat: W9, W7, W5, R02, R20, Sakura Glaze – Black Sakura Glaze – Black

Lightning Rods: Y02

Floor and smoke coming out of computer: N2, N1, N0

Wall: B00

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the One Crazy Stamper blog, and the One Crazy Stamper Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.


 

 

Congratulations and Best Wishes


Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for a lady at my workplace. She is going to be starting a new job and I thought it would be nice to wish her well. She was a super nice young woman and she will be missed. I wish her the best of luck!

For the front of the card, I created my own background using various Tim Holtz Ranger inks. I added a little bit of water and created a splatter background onto watercolour paper and then heat set it.

The image was from a former Kit and Clowder August 2016 Pencils monthly class using La La Land Crafts – Marci with Camera.

On the inside I created a little scene using stamps and embossing folder called Safari Friends which came free with Papercraft Essentials #145. Used Memento – Tuxedo Black and MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to stamp the images. Coloured in with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Die cuts from: PaperCrafter Today which also came free with their magazine.

Hope you like it!