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Ellie & Friends!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Ellie & Friends – TDG025 for the image and Happy Easter! – F096 for the sentiment. We are celebrating our new “Spring Fever Release” this month and who couldn’t love this adorable image!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock – White, cut and scored to be 6″ x 6″. I cut the flower cardstock from Echo Park – Welcome Easter at 6″ x 1.75″ and Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow paper to 6″ x 4.5″. I applied double-side tape and adhered both pieces directly to the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet ink was used to ink around all of the edges of the base card. Using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and my Cuttlebug, I die cut Momenta – Cardstock and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. 3M double-sided tape was applied to the back of this and it was popped up onto the base card.

Using PinkFresh Studios – Essentials: Blanket Stitched Square Die Set and my Cuttlebug, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I stamped the main image onto this die cut and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers and then U-Line double-side tape was applied to the back of it. This was popped up over top of the yellow square.

I fussy cut around the sentiment and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the Momenta – Cardstock and fussy cut around it again. I applied Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the back of the sentiment layers and added it to the bottom right of the card. Lastly, I added in 3 DoodleBug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Ellie & Friends – TDG025 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Easter! – F096 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Lawn Fawn – Watercolor Wishes Rainbow – 6″ x 6″, Echo Park – Welcome Easter (6″ x 6″), Momenta – Cardstock, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, PinkFresh Studios – Essentials: Blanket Stitched Square Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, 3M double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, DoodleBug Design Inc. – Sprinkles Spring Assortment, Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, R30, R20

Chicks: E53, E50, E15, YR31, YR18, YR14, Y21, Y08, Y14, Y08

Flowers, Stems and Leaves: V09, V06, V04, V01, Y17, Y13, G85, G43

Eggs: Y17, Y13, Y04. BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, V17, V15, V12, B04, B02, B01, RV66, RV55, RV13, RV11, RV10

Sky: B60, B02, B01, B00, B000, C1, Colorless Blender

Grass: G14, YG23, YG11, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Check out more adorable images in the new “Spring Fever Release” at High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

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Rain or Shine!


Sharing a card I made today using Penny Black Stamps – Rain or Shine. My husband and I always celebrate the first day that we started going out together and also our wedding anniversary each year. Yesterday, marked 36 wonderful years together. We had bears on the top of our wedding cake, so I thought it would be great to make him a card with bears to celebrate our special day.

To make my card, I started out with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock to create a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a small rectangle into the front of the card. For the raindrops, I first applied some Post-It tape down the centre of the card and then applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush. I placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Stencil over top of this blue section and this time I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I removed the stencil and the Post-it Note tape and covered the centre where the blue colour ended. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, I applied yellow to the entire right side of the card. Lastly, I placed Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil over top and using the same brush, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed. I die cut the word “Happy” using My Creative Time – Happy Everything Stamp Set and Recollections – Black cardstock. Lastly, using a sentiment from the same stamp set, I stamped and heat embossed the word “Anniversary” using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Here is the inside of the card.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I die cut it using Lawn Fawn – Zig Zag Square Stackables and coloured in the image with Copic markers. Using my MISTI again, I heat embossed the sentiment onto Recollections – Black cardstock using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Gina K. Designs – Master Layouts – #9 was used to die cut the sentiment. I applied glue to the back of the image and sentiment and attached them both to the inside of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Rain or Shine (Penny Black Stamps) and Happy Everything Stamp Set (My Creative Time)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, 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, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Black cardstock

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Zig Zag Square Stackables, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Happy Everything Stamp Set, Gina K. Designs – Master Layouts – #9

Stencils: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Stencil, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Starburst Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bears: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E27, E25, E23, E21 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen)

Umbrella: R46, R14, R12, R08, B26, B24, B23, B21, Y19, Y17, Y13, Y11, YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12, YG09, YG07, YG06, YG03, V04, V01, E49, E47, E44

Grass: YG23, YG17, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You Go First!!


Sharing a birthday card I made using Art Impressions Never Too Old – 5114  for the main image and sentiment. My friend and I tease each other about getting older. So, I thought this would be a fun card to make for her. LOL! I used another sentiment from this same set on the inside too, which reads, “Thanks for always being older than me”.

To make my card, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. For the background, I used multiple inks from Tim Holtz listed below, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes and Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils. Using my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. The image was coloured in and fussy cut. Using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink, I stamped the image onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. It was then embossed using my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Conversation Bubble Three (S2-137) and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the backs of the sentiment and coloured image and they were both popped up onto the background to complete the front of the card. I repeated the process of inking and embossing for the inside sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Never Too Old – 5114 (Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet and Evergreen Bough

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

Dies: Spellbinders Die D-Lites – Conversation Bubble Three (S2-137)

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Confetti Stencils (6″ x 6″)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R46, R30, R20

Hair: N4, N3, N2, N0

Clothing, Purse, Shoes, Hat and Balloon: B69, V17, V15, V12, V09, V06, V05, V04, V01, E13, Y17, Y15, Y13, C2, C1, C00

Shadow: C3, C2, C1, C00

Hope you like it and have a great week!