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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!


Let the Shenanigans Begin

Today, I’m sharing this fun Shamrock Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) who is enjoying his lucky 4-leaf clover!  My mom’s family is part Irish and so St. Patty’s Day is always celebrated in our home. Let’s hope this little Gnome spreads some luck for everyone.

I printed out the image with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale. Then I die cut the image with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then attached the die cut back over top of the image. This allowed me to create the background and leave a white border all around the image.

Next, I printed out both sentiments using Black ink only. I glued the background paper and ribbon onto a base of 4″ x 5.25″. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Lucky Clover and then pasted everything onto a 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base. Lastly, I popped up the coloured image and sentiments with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Shamrock Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Black and Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Lucky Clover

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Little Scraps of Heaven – Clover Paper

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

Tools: Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Forever in Time- Color-Match Gems

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair and Beard: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Hat: G17, G09, G07, YG09, C9, C7, C5, C2, E15, Y35, Y28, Y06

Jacket: G17, G14, G09, G07, G05, YG11, YG09

Pants: YG99, YG97, YG95, G94

Boots:  C9, C7, C5, C2

Clover:  G14, G07, G05, YG11

Sky and Rainbow: V15, RV17, R14, YR14, Y13, G14, B14, B04, B02, B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!


It’s Wednesday, and I’m back to share this adorable little Leprechaun who is happily sitting on his pot of gold. My grandmother was Irish and so I’ve been celebrating St. Patrick’s Day since I was a little girl. My mom decorates the entire house with Shamrocks and Leprechauns each year to celebrate the occasion. LOL!

To create this card I used Lucky’s Pot O’ Gold – P030 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Fancy St. Paddy’s – G147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

I stamped the image and then used Copic markers to colour in the image. For the rainbow, I used a circle from the My Creative Time dies as a stencil and the chisel side of the markers. Once coloured, I mounted all of the various papers and layers onto 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Lucky’s Pot O’ Gold – P030 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Fancy St. Paddy’s – G147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Little Scraps of Heaven – Clover Paper, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: YR16, YR14, YR12, YR09

Hat and Outfit:  G09, G07, G05, G03, YG09, YR12, YG21

Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C3, C1

Clover: YG25, YG23, YG21, YG17, YG13, YG11

Pot and Gold:  W9, W8, W7, W5, E15, Y28, Y35, Y17, Y06

Grass: G17, G14, G07

Background and Rainbow: V15, RV17, R14, YR14, Y13, G14, B14, B04, B02, B01, B00, B000

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.

 

Happy St. Patty’s Day


Hi Everyone,

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon and so I thought I’d share this adorable little frog and an old Irish saying featuring High Hopes Rubber Stamps – Frog In Boxers Q018 and High Hopes Rubber Stamps – Irish Blessing2 P132 for the sentiment. My grandmother and her family came over from Ireland when they were very young so I am also part Irish.  When I saw these two stamps from High Hopes, I just knew that I had to put them together to make this card.

On the inside is the Irish saying:

 

 

Happy St. Paddy’s Day Everyone!

 

Card Recipe:

Paper for Image: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Cricut Cartridge – Phrases – Happy St. Patrick’s Day – #M406F6

Copics:

Frog: YG00, YG03, YG06, YG17, BG99, E81, Colourless Blender

Pants: YG00, YG01, G24, G94, G99, YG17

Background: G0000, G000

Background Paper: Lucky to Have – Little Scraps of Heaven – Clover Paper

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark ink

Embellishments: Jot Stickers: Pop-Up, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Miscellaneous Tools: Cricut Explore, Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Heating Embossing Tool

 

Be sure to stop by the One Crazy Stamper and High Hopes Stamps blogs,  Facebook Page and Pinterest for some daily inspiration from the Design Team Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!

 

 

Clover – Lucky Lady


Hi There,

Sassy Studio Designs had a challenge this month to come up with an idea using “Clover”.

Unfortunately, I was so busy that I missed giving the card to my hubby for St. Patrick’s Day. So I came up with “Plan B”. LOL! He’s so good to me that when I saw the sentiment and the clover stamp that I had, it all clicked.

Here is my card…..

LuckyGirlFront

Here is a close-up of “Clover”.

LuckyGirlFCUp

Here is what I put on the inside using my computer for the sentiment. Used Typeface – Bernard MT Condensed – 28 pt.

LuckyGirlInside

Image: Sassy Studio Designs “Clover” – Progressive Freebie for March

Coloured image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.

Eyes: Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Die cut: Crafting Desert Diva’s – Fancy Stitched Label Dies

Clover and Sentiment – Peachy Keen Stamps – PKSC-02 February 2012 – Top Boss Stamp Embossing Pad – Ranger – Super Fine Detail – Gold Embossing Powder

Background Paper – Little Scraps of Heaven – Clover Paper, Dots Paper from the digi file -“Frog with Clover”

Gold outline around frame: Sharpie – Medium Point Gold Water based paint

Hope you like it!

Also entered into Sassy Studio Designs – March Progressive Challenge.

St. Patrick’s Day


Hi There,

Like to share a card that I made for St. Patrick’s Day.

The file is from Too Cute By Jessica – Lucky Leprechauns

Lucky Leprachauns

Outlined hair – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tangerine Tango

Sky – Classic Stampin Pot – Stampin’ Up – Tempting Turquoise

Clouds – Used as a template – Craftin Desert Diva’s – Outdoor Landscape Dies

Pot of Gold Coins – Recollections – Gold Glitter Paper Roll

To outline various parts on the characters, I used various colours of chalk. Eyelashes were done with Pigma Micron 03 Archival Ink Pen. Eye highlights with Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen.

Buttons – Sakura Glaze – Black

Grass – Shamrocks from – Cricut Cartridge – A Child’s Year. “St. Patrick’s #M2F10F”. I inserted the image into Cricut Design Space and then ungrouped the image and deleted all parts except for the Shamrock. I then did a copy and paste twice. Making the shamrock into various sizes. Next, I copied and pasted all 3 images twice more. Then printed out to the Cricut Explore telling it to print the image 8 times.

Used my Xyron Creative Station  and Xyron Create a Sticker to for all of the pieces to make it easier to put everything together.

Paper – Watercolour paper.