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Nuts About You!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week at High Hopes Rubber Stamps love is in the air! LOL! This week, I used this adorable little elephant called  Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 for the main image and Nuts About You – F128 for the sentiment!

The card base is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4 inches on white cardstock. I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around the image only leaving a thin slice of white in a few areas. Where I had trimmed the paper closest to the image, I outlined it with black marker.

Next, after running scrap pieces of paper through my Xyron Create a Sticker, I die cut the heart border using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted. I also used the same die cut to cut out the big heart. Then I taped the metal die cut and the paper down onto a piece of cardboard so that I could colour the big heart and still leave a white border. Once the heart was coloured, I covered “about you” with some Scotch Tape and then stamped “I’m nuts”. I repeated the process only this time, I covered “I’m nuts” with the Scotch Tape and then stamped “about you” below it. Of course, I removed the tape each time before stamping.

I cut out the red contrasting paper and patterned paper with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

Now it was time to put it all together. I mounted the red rectangle directly onto the base. I mounted the patterned rectangle onto some white cardstock and used my cutter to create a thin white border all the way around it. Then, I popped up the rectangle, Ellie and the big heart with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, to finish it off, I added the border sticker to the bottom of the first rectangle and hearts that I created earlier.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Peeking Ellie With Heart – P127 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nuts About You – F128 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, R30, R22, R20, R01, B00

Hearts: R29, R27, R24, R22

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.

 

Be My Valentine???


Welcome KLM Digital Design Fans!!

Hi There! Katy the owner of KLM Digital Designs asked me to join her Design Team. YAY!

 

So today, I’m sharing my first creation that I made using several of KLM Digital Designs’ new stamps.

I decided to create a little love scene using Girl Window Gnome and Bouquet Gnome. The sentiment is from Cupid Gnome set. I thought these 2 little Gnomes made such an adorable couple and it looks like love is in the air. LOL!

I made the card on 5″ x 5″ red card base and then for the background, I die cut paper from 49 and Market – Tattered Garden using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I loved the way the paper resembled a building wall. Next I fussy cut around all of the images and sentiment and popped them up on the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. For the sentiment, I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then placed it on the card.

For the final step, I used Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted to die cut Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629 and then added the little hearts above the male Gnome.

Recipe for Card:

Stamps: Girl Window Gnome (KLM Digital Designs), Bouquet Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiment: Cupid Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, 49 and Market Tattered Garden – 6 x 6 Collection Pack, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629, Recollections – Cranberry

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cutttlebug

All images coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Gnome – Male

Beard: W3, W1, W0

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Shirt: B28, B26, B23

Pants: E27, E25, E23

Shoes: C10, C8, C6, C4, C2

Flowers and Leaves: G17, G14, G07, R43, R34, R24, R20, N34, B21

Gnome – Female

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Inside Window and Frame: Y19, Y18, Y15, W3, W2, W1

Dress and Bows: B28, B26, B24, B23, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!!

You can also find more inspiration on KLM Digital Designs and KLM Digital Designs Facebook page.

 

Owl Always Love You!!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a card that I made using 2 little love birds called Feathered Friends S261 for the main image and Owl Love You G239 for the sentiment.

This card can be used for either Valentine’s Day or for an Anniversary.

I decided to try something new this week and wanted to make the owl’s feathers look real. I believe that I was finally able to get the look that I was after. LOL!

After my main image was all coloured in, it was time to create the sky. Before doing this, I decided to die cut the image first using Lawn Fawn – Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables. Next, I taped the main image down onto a piece of thin cardboard and then taped the die cut down on top of it.

This allowed me to use the inner part of the frame to colour and to leave the outer part of the frame white. I used a variety of Blue Copic markers to create the sky. I had also drawn in some heart shaped clouds with BG70 first, so that I would know where to stop with the other blues. Once my sky was all coloured in, I then used a Colorless Blender to soften the images around the cloud-shaped hearts and also to create some other small hearts as you can see in the finished card above.

To complete the card, I mounted everything onto Cyan and White cardstock and then mounted the image and sentiment on top using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, I added in some small hearts which I had die cut using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted die. I ran these little hearts through my Xyron to turn them into stickers and then placed them onto the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Feathered Friends S261  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Owl Love You G239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Simply Cards & Papercraft – Valentine’s Day Cardmaking PackSimply Cards & Papercraft – Valentine’s Day Cardmaking Pack, Cyan Cardstock

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create-A-Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Owls: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, E97, E95, E15, B05, B26, Black PrismaColor Pencil, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Eyes: E15, YR18, YR16, Y35, Y08, Sakura Glaze – Black, Black PrismaColor Pencil

Heart: R59, R37, R35

Tree Branch: E29, E25, E23

Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, BG70, 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.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day My Prince!


My mom always told me that when I met my husband, I found my prince charming because he’s really handsome and does everything for me. My family calls me the princess! I don’t think it’s quite what my hubby had in mind for his princess, but it works for us! LOL! Everyone always asks me if they could borrow him. Sorry, ladies he’s all mine and has been for going on over 34 years. I couldn’t live without him, he’s my best friend.

This year, I thought I’d make him a special Valentine’s card with a little bit of humour that reflects our relationship! I do help when he lets me.

On the front of the card is the digital image from The Paper Shelter – Prince Charming.

Here is a close-up of the prince:

On the inside I used the stamps from Ai – Art Impressions – 4729 – In the Bag Set.

Here is a close-up:

The captions above and below the image were typed in Microsoft Word using the font Cooper Black, Size 14.

Background PaperK&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338, K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-5993345

Die CutSizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

EmbellishmentsJot Jewel Stickers

Used Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in all images with Copic markers. Stamped images using Memento – Tuxedo Black.

He laughed when I gave him his card and he loved it! I hope you do too!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Valentine for Vet 2017 from Boo


Hi There,

Sharing the card that I made for the vet from out black cat “Boo” for Valentine’s Day.

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Here is a close-up:

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For the inside I wrote a little sentiment from “Boo” to our vet and his wonderful staff.

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Kittens are from Kadoodle Bug Designs – DS Cute Kitty Valentine.

For sentiment on front page used imported image from Cricut Cartrige –  Holiday Cakes  – Happy Valentine’s Day  #M3F6FB  into Cricut Design Space and then cut with Cricut Explore.

Cut out frame for image with Spellbinders S4-353 – Labels Twenty-Four and then edged with Tim Holtz – Festive Berries.

Coloured both images with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. Used Sakura Glaze – Black for his eyes, nose and whiskers.

They loved it! Hope you do too!

Sorry for the late posting!

 

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Hubby


Hi There,

Sharing the Valentine’s Card that I made for my
wonderful husband this year.

A little late in posting on-line.

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Here is a close-up:

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On the inside:

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Close-Up:

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All Images by: Simply Betty from her FanPageImages collection.

CupidBetty and CupidCorinne.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Stamped background – Local King Rubber Stamp – Words (1) on the white hearts.

Coloured image with Copic markers.

My husband loved it! Hope you do to.

Valentine’s Day 2017 – Mom


Sharing a Valentine’s Day card that I made for my
mom and dad this year.

 

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Here is a close-up:

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Image by: faeryink_doodlebug_vdaylollipop

Image coloured with Copic Markers and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen for highlights on eyes.

Used Cricut Design Studio to import image:  Gypsy Wanderings – Heart #M3FF59. Made a copy of the hear and then welded it together. Then used my Cricut Explore to cut out the pieces.

Hope you like it!