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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.

The Song of Birds


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Bluebird – TLF015 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release for the main image and Kiss of the Sun – H223 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I just fell in love with this image and sentiment and knew it was the perfect combination for a slim line card.

Closer Look: Blue Bird

Closer Look: Poem

For my card this week, I stamped the images and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The main image was die cut using my Cuttlebug and Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. The sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. Once all of the colouring was completed, I went around all of the die cuts with a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint pen.

I decided to make this a slim line card starting out with a white card base sized at 8.75″ x 4″. I just received some new Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders and just had to try them out. So I cut some Monte Marte – Watercolour Book – 190 GSM paper the same size and started playing. This background is the one that I decided to go with. I just loved the way it picked up some of the same colours as the flowers. The powder was easy to use. You just sprinkle some powder on the paper and spritz with water. You can’t really make it out in the photo, but the paper actually has a beautiful pearlesque look to it. I also went around all of the sides of the base with the Sharpie pen as well. I then popped up the sentiment and coloured image with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added some embellishments.

When I went to decorate the little flower embellishments with Stickles – Yellow, some accidentally went onto my background paper.  I decided I really liked the look and then just added it everywhere using the tip of my stylus.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Bluebird – TLF015  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Kiss of the Sun – H223 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder – Candy Pink

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Monte Marte – Watercolour Book – 190 GSM, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craft – Rhinestone Stickers, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: RV17, RV04, RV02, RV000, E15, Y38, Y15, Y04

Leaves: YG67, YG17, YG09

Branches: E31, E29, E23

Bird: E99, E97, YR20, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y32, B39, B14, B12, B06, B05, BG01, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, W5, W3, W1, Colorless Blender

Background: Y02, Y00, Y000, Q-Tip, Rubbing Alcohol

Main Background: Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder – Candy Pink, Stickles – Yellow, Forever In Time Bling Tape – Floral, Water Spritzer

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Be sure to check out all of the fun new images on the High Hopes website. 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
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Sending Hugs and Prayers


Today I’m sharing a CAS card that I made using  Cherry Blossom Bird (KLM Digital Designs).  This image from KLM Digital Designs new release comes with 2 beautiful sentiments “Sending Hugs & Prayers” and “Sending Hugs” which could be used for an Inspirational, Get Well or Sympathy Card! I think we could all use a little hug! So I’m sending you all a virtual hug today!

For this card, I printed out the image with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale. Then I coloured it in with Copic markers. Once the colouring was completed, I traced around all of the image with a Micron 01 Fine Liner to make the flowers and leaves pop.  I created the background surrounding the flowers using Copic YR20 and YR21. Then I used a Q-Tip and mottled the background using some rubbing alcohol and just dabbing here and there. Double-side tape was used to adhere the blue cardstock to a white base card cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″. The finished image was glued onto the card base and some Kraftin’ Kimmie Enamel Dots were added to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Cherry Blossom Bird (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: RV91, RV32, RV19, RV11, RV10, R85, YG63, Pigma Micron 01 Black Marker

Leaves: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Bird: E99, E97, YR20, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y32, B39, B14, B12, B06, B05, BG01, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Background: Y21, Y20, Rubbing Alcohol and Q-Tip

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.

With Sympathy


Today I’m sharing a CAS card that I made using  Flower Banner 1 (KLM Digital Designs).  It comes with multiple sentiments, but I decided to choose the “with Sympathy” sentiment. You could also use this image to make a Mother’s Day card or a special birthday card too!

For this card, I printed out the image with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale. Then I coloured it in with Copic markers and applied to a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Flower Banner 1 (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: V17, V15, V12, V01, R22, R20, R000, YR23, E99, Y35, Y11, G21, G24, YG67, Pigma Micron 01 Black Marker

Leaves: YG67, YG63, YG13

Buds: Y17, Y15, Y13

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.

Dog Sympathy Card


Hi There,

Sharing a dog sympathy card that I made. It is always very hard losing one of our furry friends, especially when we cherish them as if they were our children. They say that we will meet again someday over the Rainbow Bridge so I drew in a rainbow on my card.

The stamps were all stamped with my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool.

Dog – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Furry Friends. Stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured in with Copic markers. Stamped wings onto Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″ and then fussy cut around them and attached them to the original image.

Sentiment – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Furry Friends. Stamped onto red paper with Versamark ink and then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Added in footprint with paw print from Stampin Up.

Die Cuts – Cut glittery clouds using Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″ and Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie.

Background – Fierro Aquarelle Watercolour Paper – Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Faded Jeans and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Broken China. Rainbow combination of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Candied Apple, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade,  Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade.

Entered into http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/2018/03/challenge-424-glitter.html

 

Hope you like it!

 

 

Sympathy Card – Cat


Hi There!

Sharing a sympathy card that I made for a dear cousin that had to say goodbye to her little son around Christmas time. I say son, because to us, our cats are like children. We love them and cherish them in our lives everyday and it is heartbreaking when we have to let them go and say our final good-byes. We also lost our little girl last year and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her or the others that we’ve had to say good-bye to. So we know first hand how it feels when someone else we know loses their pet.

For the card front, I chose the little girl holding onto her cat because I thought it represented how we still hold onto our loved ones in our hearts long after they are gone. I left the cat white as “Spot” was a white cat.

Here is a close-up of the image.

Stamp: Whimsy Stamps – Oliver and Shayla. Images by Sandy Allnock for Whimsy Stamps. Stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black, using MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool.  Image coloured in with Copic markers.

Sentiments – Perfectly Said Line – Brought to you by Stamping Sensations Dog Lovers. Stamped with Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Fussy cut with scissors around the sentiments after embossing.

Die cut around image – Elizabeth Craft Designs – 112 – Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Ovals.

Flowers – Heartfelt Creations – Flowering Dogwood – Stamps and Die (HCPC-3773 and HCD1-7129). Mini Prills – ANC804 Heart of Gold.

Background paper – Momenta – Cardstock

 

Sympathy Card


Hi There,

Back again to share another Sympathy card that I made using stamps and dies from My Creative Time – My Thoughts are With You and My Creative Time -Stitched Rectangular Frames and More.

I can’t take credit for the original design, as I was inspired by a card made by Brigit Mann who created a similar card during the blog hop for this stamp set back in July, 2015.

Sympathy-Card---Teresa

I coloured in all of the flowers and stems with Spectrum Noir markers. To give the water effect to the jar, I used Parchment Paper – Shaded Blue – Code 61582. I then used a stylus on the back of the paper to put in the jar lines like the actual stamp. To get the depth of the jar, I used some fun foam which I cut out with the die cut so that it would be the same shape and give the shaker a nice solid enclosure. Lastly, I added in some sequence to fill the bottom of the jar.

Background paper is from My Mind’s Eye – Summer Papers – Quite Contrary by Jen Allyson and Roe Pearn.

Hope you like it!

Sympathy Card


Hi There,

Sharing a sympathy card that I made using My Creative Time – My Thoughts Are With You Stamp and My Creative Time – Just Because.

Sympathy-Card---MCT

Here is a close up:

Sympathy-CardCup---MCT

To make the flowers in the vase, I stamped the image on some regular paper and then cut out the images to create a mask. Then I stamped the foreground flowers first on watercolour paper with Jet Black – Stazon Ink. Next I put the mask over them and then stamped the background flowers.

Coloured in the flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Ranger Ink and watercolour brush.

Purple flowers: Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet

Pink Flowers: Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Candied Apple

Leaves: Mowed Lawn

Water in Vase: Salty Ocean

Stems: Zig Marker – Clover

Flower Centers: Stampin Up – More Mustard

Die cut the frame with My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Outlined cut with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint.

Sentiment – My Creative Time – Inspire Die Cut and My Thoughts Are With You Stamp.

Background paper – Recollection Signature – Kaitlin.

Right side border – Martha Stuart Doily Lace punch