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.

Carrot Express!!!


It’s Wednesday, and Easter is quickly approaching. So for this week, I used Carrot Express – S055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Canadian Easter Greetings – H139 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

To put this card together, I first die-cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Next, I stamped the image with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI to get a nice clean image. I put the die-cut back over the image again and used it for a template to get a nice clean white border. I created a mask out of the image and used the die-cut from Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the sky background.

I mounted the plaid paper from Recollections – Easter Paper onto a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″and then edged around the image and card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and embossed the sentiment using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and VersaMark.

Lastly, I popped up the image onto the card using 3M – VHB 2-sided tape and added in some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Carrot Express – S055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Canadian Easter Greetings – H139 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Shaded Lilac, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Easter Paper

Embossing: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: W5, W3, W1, R30, R02

Overalls: B26, B23, B21, R29, R27, R24

Carrots and Leaves: YR27, YR12, YR09, YR04, G14, G07, YG25, YG21

Wagon: E35, E33, E31, R29, R27, R24, W9, W7, W5, C2, C1, C0

Dirt: E37, E35, 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.

 

Aged to Perfection!!!


Sharing a card today that I made using Big Birthday Wishes – SC0794 (AI Art Impressions) for both the image and sentiment.

To make this card, I used my MISTI to get a nice clean stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next I die-cut out the stamped image and background papers using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. I then inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 5.5″. Then, I popped up the next layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I mounted the main coloured image onto some Hotpink cardstock and then cut a narrow edge around it. Lastly, I popped up it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Big Birthday Wishes – SC0794 (AI Art Impressions)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Hotpink cardstock

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Blouses, Earrings and Shoes: BG18, BG13, BG11, Y19, Y15, Y13

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hats and Aprons:  BG13, BG11, RV04, RV02, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Cake: Y19, Y15, Y13, BG13, E29, E27, E25, R85, R83, R81

Candles: RV09, RV04

Cake Stand: E15, Y35, Y19

Background: B04, B02, B01, B00, N4, N2, N0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Welcome Little One!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I used Stretch – R081 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Welcome Little One Script – F239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little giraffe is so adorable and sure to warm someone’s heart.

I decided to keep the card simple this week and stamped and coloured the image and then fussy cut around it. I layered all of the layers, except for the base with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I edged around all of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Rasberry. To finish off the card I added in a few hearts. The card base is 4.25″ x 5.5″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Stretch – R081 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Welcome Little One Script – F239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Rasberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever In Time – Baby Girl, Spare patterned papper

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies.

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Kraftin Kimmie – Hearts Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Giraffe: E59, E57, E55, E50, E35, Y32, Y26, Y23, R30, R24, R20

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. 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.

Eek! You’re How Old???


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my sister-in-law whose nickname is “Kitty”. I have a lot of fun trying to come up with new creations with cats for her birthday each year. This year, I decided to use Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), for my main image on the front of the card. Shown below is how it looked before I placed the die cut from Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die) over top of it.

To create the die-cut, I first used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the main image and then again to cut out the pop-out die cut using Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That. I then added glue all around the outside of the circle and glued the two pieces together as shown below.

I created a card base 5.5″ x 4.25″ and then mounted paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe. I popped up the circle previously cut out with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I used the sentiment from the same Whimsy Stamp Set. I embossed it using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Then I cut it out using Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time. Lastly, I edged around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Shown below is the card with the pop-up closed.

This is the front of the card with the pop-up open.

On the inside of the card, I used the image from Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black) and sentiment from
Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp).

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Going Catty – DP1021  (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black)

Sentiment: Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, 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, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die), Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: W9, W8, W6, W5, R30, R27, R24, R22, R02, Sakura Glaze – Black

Party Hat and Birthday Banner: BG13, BG11, YR16, YR12, RV66, RV63, Y17, Y08, BG05, BG02

Background: BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Gone Fishing!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I used Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

I come from a family that LOVES fishing. My dad has always loved fishing and now my older brother has fallen into his foot steps of loving to fish too. I remember going fishing with my dad and I thought I had a really, really big fish. We were all so excited until I pulled up a big chunk of grass reeds. LOL! The fish were jumping all around us, but we couldn’t seem to catch any that 1 day.

As soon as we were back on shore, you could see the huge fish playing all over the lake. I think they were just laughing at us. But I’m not a 100% sure. LOL!

To make the card, I first used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) to cut out the main image from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the square out of some white cardstock. Then I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink to get a nice crisp image. I used various Copic markers listed below to colour in the image.

I decided to colour in the fish with PrismaColor pencils on the sentiment.

Next I ran both the coloured image and the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and placed both cuts over top of some green cardstock. Then I popped both up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

The base of the card is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I edged around the card and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage. For a final touch, I added a little fish under the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, ModaScrap – Under The Sea (6″ x 6″), Green cardstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin:  E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E59, E57, E55

Overalls:  B26, B23, B21, E15, Y35, Y08

Shirt:  R27, R24, R22, G46, G43, G40, G24

Ball Cap: G82, G46, G43, G40, G28, G24, G21

Shoes: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31

Fishing Rod and Reel: R27, R24, R22, E39, E35, E31, G46, G40, G28, C3, C1

Fish:  RV21, R22, G46, G43, G40, G20

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Sign: PrismaColor Pencils – Blush Pink (PC928), Sap Green Light (PC 120), Charteuse (PC989), Apple Green (PC912), Olive Green (PC911)

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.