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Birthday Wishes!


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my mom using Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp) on the front of the card and  Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp) on the inside of the card.

On the inside:

To make the card I stamped the images on to Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice clean crisp image. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around them both. I then used My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies to die cut an oval out of Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe paper. I cut the remainder of the paper to be 4″ x 5.25″ and turned it over to the opposite side and mounted it onto a card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry to ink around the edges.

For the sentiments I used Versa Fine Onyx Black and VersaMark ink and then embossed both with Ranger embossing powders listed below.

To complete the card, I mounted the bunny on the front with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up as well as the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp), Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#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, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R02, R85, R83

Cupcake and Wrapper: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR16, RV09, RV04, RV02, RV00, E35, E33, E31

Presents and Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR15, Y06, Y04, Y02, RV04, RV02, RV00

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Easter Masterpiece!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I used High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bunny Masterpiece – S063 for the main image and Egg-Stra Special -G243 for the sentiment. These little bunnies are getting prepared for Easter. I remember making painted eggs every year in the kitchen with my mom and brothers as a child. Do you have an Easter tradition of painting eggs too?

To create the card I coloured in the image and then popped it up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I also popped up the sentiment. I found some old cardstock and cut out some of the little eggs and then edged around each of them with various Tim Holtz colours listed below. The card is 6″ x 6″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Bunny Masterpiece – S063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Egg-Stra Special -G243 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, Evergreen Bough, Shaded Lilac and Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock, Recollections – Purple Ombre Cardstock, Recollections – Easter Printed 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:

Bunnies: C3, C2, C1, C0, R30, R02, RV04

Overalls: B26, B23, B21, V09, V06, V04, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV000

Egg: Y08, Y06, Y02, BG13, BG11, BG10, RV04, RV02, RV00, G02, G00, G000, B41, B34, B32

Paintbrushes: N4, N0, E27, E23, BG13, BG11, BG10, B34, B41

Grass: G17, G14, G07

Sky: 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.

 

Love Every Little Moment


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Mix and Match Clear Stamps (DC19095) (Dreamerland Crafts)!  Love the images for this stamp. There are so many different scenes that can be created. I chose to do a night scene with the 2 best friends sharing the serenity of the night sky.

To make this card, I first die cut some Bristol paper and then drew in the hills with light pencil and traced around the stamps to get the general idea of placement. I created a masked image of the bear and bunny using Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and Post-It Note for the hills and cut them both out. Next I erased all of the lines so that you could barely see them and stamped the bear and the bunny image directly onto the Bristol Paper. Next, I mounted the mask of the characters and hills that I had cut out previously over top of the stamped images so that they would be protected while I coloured in the sky.

To do the sky I used a mixture of Tim Holtz inks listed below and PrismaColor pencils. Then I blended all of the colours together using Gamsol and a blending paper stump. I repeated the process with the PrismaColor pencils several times.

Once the sky was completed, I removed the stencil for the grass and proceeded to colour it in using the same technique that I had used for the sky.

Lastly, I removed the mask for the bear and bunny and coloured them in. I added in some small trees using a Black Prismacolor pencil.

I popped my finished image, back into my MISTI again and stamped the sentiment using VersaMark. I also stamped in the stars in the sky and embossed everything with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I also used a brush and tapped some of the white embossing powder all over the sky. Then heated it with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Lastly, I stamped and embossed the seagulls using VersaFine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I coloured them in using Black PrismaColor pencil and then added in some highlights on the wings.

I popped up the coloured image and blue cardstock with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mix and Match Clear Stamps (DC19095) (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Versa Mark, (Sky Base): Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Paper: Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper, Blue and Green – Recollections paper, Bristol Paper

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

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

Image coloured with PrismaColor Pencils:

Sky:  Indigo Blue (PC901), Indanthrone Blue (PC208), Violet Blue (PC933), Denim Blue (PC1101), Black (PC935)

Grass: Dark Green (PC908), Peacock Green (PC907), Marine Green (PC988), Grass Green (909)

Bear: Dark Brown (PC946), Dark Umber (PC947), Chocolate (PC1082), Burnt Ochre (PC943), Sienna Brown (PC945)

Rabbit: 30% Warm Grey (PC1052), 20% Warm Grey (PC1051), 10% Warm Grey (PC1050)

Seagull Wings Highlight: White (PC938), Denim Blue (PC933)

All colours were blended with paper stump and Gamsol blending fluid.

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts 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.

 

Panda Party


Hi There! Today I’m sharing a card for my friend who absolutely LOVES Panda bears. Every year, I try to find a new panda image to make her card with and this year I used Party Like A Panda (Simon Says Stamps) to make this fun card.

I used my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to get a nice clear image when interchanging the various stamps from this set. Then, I die cut the main image using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. I coloured in the images with Copic Markers and then stamped the presents separately. After colouring the presents, I fussy cut around them and added them to the card. I inserted the image back into the MISTI and used Versa Fine – Onyx Black to stamp “Birthday” and Embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

Next I used a small stamping block and added in the extra confetti and coloured it in to complete the background. Lastly, I mounted the image with 3M VHB 2-sided tape onto a 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hot Pink cardstock base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Party Like A Panda (Simon Says Stamps)

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

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Panda Bears: W5, W3, W1, W0, E53, Sakura Glaze – Black

Balloons and Confetti: RV66, RV55, RV14, RV13, RV00, R81, V06, V04, V01, V000, BG57, BG53, B26, B24, B00, B000, G17, G14, G000, YG41

Cake and Icing: E29, E27, E25, E13, RV66, RV14, RV13, R81

Candles: R24, Y17, Y08, Y000, Y00, V04, V01

Plate: BV23, BV20, Colorless Blender

Hat: BG57, BG53, B26, B24, B21, B00

Horn: E15, Y35, Y17, Y08

Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG41, YG23, YG21, YG13, YG11

Hope you like it and have a terrific week!

It’s No Mystery!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Little Sleuth – R205 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image and No Mystery – H204 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little sleuth has uncovered the clue to why he is so in love with his special someone. This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, Anniversary or even a birthday!

To make the background for the card, I die cut multiple squares using My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out in various brown cardstock and some white Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock.

For the brick background, I used Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder and then various Tim Holtz inks listed below to give the different colours for the texture.

I coloured in the main image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it and used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

I layered all of the pieces together using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop them up and then 2-sided tape to mount the final square onto the 6″ x 6″ card base.

To finish off the card, I used some brown twine and criss-crossed it to make a little bow and added in the question mark using some clear gems that I coloured with E23.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Little Sleuth – R205  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: No Mystery – H204 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Walnut Stain

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane 50 pk 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns, AC Cardstock – Autumn

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, AC Premium Ribbon

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Detective: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84, C10, C5, C3, C2, C1

Shoes and Magnifying Glass: C10, C8, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, B0000

Shadow and Sidewalk: C5, C3, C2, C1

Gemstones: E23

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.

 

Boys Are A Gift!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I made this adorable little boy monkey holding onto his favourite teddy bear called Boy Binky Monkey – Q118 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with Boys Are A Gift – J011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. He’s holding onto his favourite little blanket! Did you have a favourite little toy or blanket that you carried everywhere with you as a child too?

I kept this card very simple this week. I stamped the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I fussy cut around the image leaving a small white border. I die cut a large circle using My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles and then cut a few smaller circles from the same background paper. Finally, I popped up the image and the sentiment and add in a few gems to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Boy Binky Monkey – Q118  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Boys Are A Gift – J011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Card Size:  5.5″ x 4.25″

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever In Time – Baby Boy

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Monkey: E79, E77, E74, E55, E53, E51

Shirt: B23, B21, B18

Blanket: B23, B21, B18, BG05, BG02

Bear: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000

Soother: Y38, Y18, Y13

Shadow: C2, C1, C0

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.

 

Sending Smiles!


Spring is just around the corner!

It’s Wednesday, and for today’s card I used Andreas Kitties – R202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Sending Smiles – G276 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This cheery little girl is hoping to bring smiles to everyone she knows and hopefully put a smile on your face too. She’s already for Spring! Are you??? I know I am. LOL!

To make this card, I started out with a 6″ x 6″ card base and then mounted the background onto the card. I cut the ovals and scalloped oval using my Cuttlebug and die cut from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. The sentiment was cut out using My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies.

For the main image, I used Copic markers to colour it all in. I fussy cut around the image and then traced around all of the edges using my black Copic marker. I edged around all of the borders of the die cuts with various Tim Holtz distress inks. I assembled the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To add the last finishing touch to the card, I added in some flowers along the side and a pearl in the centre for all of the yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Andreas Kitties – R202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sending Smiles – G276 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Day Dreamer 6″x6″ (15.2×15.2cm), Forever in Time – Dandelion Wish SP344-23, Purple Cardstock, Stamperia – Lilac Flowers

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies, My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Prima Flowers – Ameruse Pastel Mix, Recollections – Handmade Flowers

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Blouse and Socks: Y08, Y04, Y00

Dress: V09, V06, V04, V01

Shoes: W9, W7, W6, W5, W3, W1

Cats: C7, C5, C3, W5, W3, W1, E27, E25, E23, R20

Straw Basket: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

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.

 

Super Tall Cake!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps  Super Tall Cake – D19017 for the main image and Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 (DS163007) for the sentiment!  This adorable little bear made a cake for someone very special! Hmmm! I wonder who that could be. LOL!

To make the card I first die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares. Then using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto the paper. I coloured in the image using Copic markers.

Next I cut out used some tape to inlay the image back into the frame that I had previously die cut to make it one piece again. I also die cut the yellow and aqua paper with the same die cut twice. Then I used the yellow to be the inlay for the aqua frame and taped it back together on the reverse. After that, I used my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black to apply the sentiment. The sentiment was then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and heated up using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Next, I edged around the borders of both frames with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. I ran the base frame through Xyron Creative Station to make it into a sticker and so that the entire frame would lay flat. I mounted this onto 5″ x 5″ white cardstock. Then I popped up the smaller frame and image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Super Tall Cake – D19017 (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Sentiments: Birthday Sentiments – Set 002 (DS163007) (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s – Inside Scalloped Squares

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E37, E35, E33, E31, R30, R22, R20, R02

Hat, Apron and Cart: C3, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Cake: E29, E27, E25, E23, B04, B02, Y35, Y08

Tablecloth: Mitts and Boots: B04, B02, B000

Icing: BG49, BG45, BG11

Bunny: C3, C1, C0, R22, R20

Whistle: G17, G14

Base: E15, E13, E11

Background: Y19, Y18, Y15, Y11

 

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Cupid Didn’t Miss!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

KLM Digital Designs released some brand new stamps recently and today, I’m combining Cupid Gnome and Cupid! The sentiment is also a part of the Cupid set. I thought these 2 stamps worked so well together to create a little Valentine Card scene! Can you just feel the love???

I know Cupid Gnome sure didn’t miss when he shot the love arrow into my husband’s heart many years ago. I couldn’t ask for a better man. He’s definitely 1 in a million and I wouldn’t trade him for the world. LOL!

To make the card, I brought the digital images into Microsoft Word and arranged them using a 5.5″ x 4.25″ rectangle box as my guide. Then I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Grayscale using my HP Printer. (Grayscale prevents the image from smudging when you go to colour.)

I coloured in the images and added some Clear – Wink of Stella to the wing. (It doesn’t show up in the picture.) Then I trimmed the coloured images and mounted them onto Recollections – Cranberry cardstock. Lastly, I added some little hearts that I had die-cut earlier. I also added a heart above the “i” in Cupid.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cupid Gnome (KLM Digital Designs), Cupid (KLM Digital Designs)

Sentiments: Cupid (KLM Digital Designs)

Ink: HP Printer – Grayscale

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

Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: Cuttlebug, Xyron Create-A-Sticker, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair and Beard: E35, E34, E33

Hat: R59, R37, R35, R24

Pants: G99, G94, YG63, YG61

Bow: E55, E53, E51

Angel Wings: BG10, BV00, RV00

Cloud: BV0000, B0000, C0, Colorless Blender

Background: B0000, B000, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Digital Designs on Facebook.

Wishing You the Sweetest Things!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing Dreamerland Craft Stamps Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar and Love The Music From My Guitar – D172006! This little boy loves his guitar and all of the animals love his music.

To make his card, I stamped all of the images using my MISTI, Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in all of the images using Copic markers and then used my Cuttlebug and all of the die cuts from Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps). I also die cut the sentiment at the same time and stamped it with Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then heat embossed it using Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder..

I was now ready to do the background. To achieve this I cut several die cuts using Monte Mart A4 Watercolour Book paper, Lawn Cuts – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Fawn and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214).

For the sky I used several Tim Holtz Blue inks in various shades listed below using a stencil that I had created from Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie. For the grass I used various shades of Tim Holtz green inks – (see below).

I ran all of the die cuts and the back 2 layers of grass through Xyron Creative Station. Then I set them all aside.

I was now ready to assemble my card. I layered the first 2 die cuts onto the main die cut and then popped up the bottom grass cut with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I then added on the characters that I made stickers out of for easy assembly. I popped up the upper half of the little dog with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Once the scene was completed I mounted it onto 5.25″ x 4.25″ white cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiment: Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps), Love The Music From My Guitar – D172006 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Clouds: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China

Grass: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Mont Mart A4 Watercolour Book paper – Acid Free – 190 GSM, Recollections – White Cardstock

Die Cuts:  Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Coordinating Die & Clear Stamp Package (D172906) for Character Stamp D172006 Love The Music From My Guitar (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps), Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: BG49, BG45, BG34

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Guitar: E99, E97, E93, E51, E35, E33, E31, YR27

Bird: B04, B02, B00, Y38

Dog: E35, E34, E33, E31

Rabbit: C7, C5, C3, R30, R02

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Pig: E93,E04, R20, R00, R000, E44, E04

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Mystery Birthday???


Hi There! Today I’m sharing a simple card that I made using the images and sentiments from It’s A Mystery (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps). It is always hard to think of a male card, but I believe this stamp set was perfect to achieve this.

To make the card, I stamped both images and then coloured them in. Next, I fussy cut around them and then used a Black marker all around the outside of the images before adding them onto the card.

Once completed, I used VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I heated up the embossing powder with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Using my Cuttlebug, I cut out various sizes of the brown cardstock with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214). Then, I mounted the largest piece onto the base with 2-sided tape and popped up the other layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: It’s A Mystery (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane – 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Detective: E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84

Dog: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like and have a great week!

Sweets for my Sooeet!!!


Valentine’s Day Is Almost Here!!! Who Wants Chocolate???

It’s Wednesday, and since Valentine’s Day is almost here, I thought I’d share this adorable little piggy called  Sow Soo-Eet Piggy (S091) from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! He sure does love his chocolate and so do I. LOL! I’m a choc-o-holic and so is my husband! I can give up many things, but not my chocolate. No way! LOL! And the sentiment Sweets for my Sooeet (G197) by High Hopes Rubber Stamps is the perfect fit for this card.

I decided to keep the card simple this week. I started off with a base of 5.5″ x 5.5″. I used double side tape and added the pretty heart ribbon to both the top and bottom of the card.

The die cuts for the main image are both from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fancy Frames. I edged around the large die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony to deepen the red. It was then attached to the card using 2 sided tape.

The main image was stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured in with Copic Markers. I left the die cut metal frame on while I coloured the image. Once, the coloured image was done, I was ready to add some clouds. To do this, I stamped the image again onto some Post-It paper and then cut it out to create a masked image. I layered this on top of the pig and Valentine’s boxes and then created the clouds in the background using various blues from Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink and a stencil that I created using Avery Elle – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock. I die cut the frame for the sentiment with Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies out of red cardstock. Then I used the same red cardstock, which I had just cut the banner out of to use as a stencil to trace around my sentiment.  I then used the trace marks as a guide to cut the sentiment out, moving just slightly inwards from my tracing to create the inner banner. This allowed me to have a nice red frame around the sentiment.

To finish the card I popped up the coloured image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added a couple of hearts.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Sow Soo-Eet Piggy (S091) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sweets for my Sooeet (G197) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Red and White Cardstock

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Miscellaneous: Kraftin Kimmie – Heart Krafty Dots, American Crafts Premium Ribbon

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Pig: R22, R20, R000, R00, E93, E44, E43, E41, E04, E37, E35, E34

Shirt: B18, B16, B14, B12, R29, R27, R24

Valentine boxes: R29, R27, R24, R22, R17, R14, C1, C0

Chocolate Wrappers: E37, E34, E29, E25, E23

Ground: E99, E97, E33, E31, E30

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
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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.

 

And They Lived Happily Ever After!


It’s Wednesday, and I am back to share a wedding card with you. Love is in the air and who doesn’t love weddings? LOL! This week, I used Just Married – S070 for my main image and Lived Happily Ever After – G012 for the sentiment.

I decided to create a scene of the couple driving down the road as they are beginning their new journey as newlyweds. No worries, except a long open road and green pastures ahead.

To create the card I first stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut it out. Then I took a lead pencil and lightly drew in the lines for a road. I wanted the road to curve in order to imitate the couple going on a long journey. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. For the grass, I used various shades of green and then Copic Colourless blending solution and an old face cloth that had ridges on it. I added some of the blending solution to the cloth and lightly tapped it everywhere over the grass. I did this first as I didn’t want the solution to go over the main image.

After the image was all coloured in I mounted the image onto Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock and cut around it to make it square. Next I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up over the gold paper that I had die cut earlier using the same die cuts from My Creative Time.

The card is 6″ x 6″ AC White cardstock. I die cut K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345 with Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120 and the ran the die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station which enabled me to make stickers out of the die cuts. Then I mounted them on the card. I love the effect that they created. I also die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted using Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock. I ran the cardstock through the Xyron – Create A Sticker first to make it easier to just peel off the backs for the hearts and place them on the card.

I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on top of the gold paper and then popped it up on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Just Married – S070 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lived Happily Ever After – G012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cranberry Cardstock, K&C Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, AC Cardstock – White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, Heartfelt Creations – Fleur Border Basics – HCD1-7120

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E49, E47, E45, E43, E29, E27, E25, E23

Skin: E11, E01, E00

Car: R59, R37, R35, R27, R24, C3, C1

Daisies and Leaves: Y08, G14, G09, G07, C0

Tires and Jacket: Black, W9, W7, W5

Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG13, YG07. YG03

Road: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1

Cans: R59, R37, R35, B26, B24, B23

Boot: E27, E25, E23

Shoe: B29, B23, B04, B02

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.

 

Hello My Friend


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Dreamerland released some brand new stamps in October 2019 and today, I’m sharing Hello My Friend (D19080) from the October Character release!

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copic markers. Once it was all coloured, I fussy cut around it leaving a small white border. I then added the final touch on the pom-poms with Stickles Pink and Stickles Aqua.

I used a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ white card for my base. I then cut the patterned paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe at 5-1/4″ x 4″ , inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough and mounted it onto the white base.

For the ovals I used the die cuts from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, to create the various layers. I used the same paper pad to cut the small oval. Miscellaneous scrap paper that I had for the second oval and white for the last oval. I popped up the first 2 ovals using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the largest oval and then mounted the large oval directly onto the base. Then, I popped up the image using the same 2 sided tape on the top oval.

To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Cut around the sentiment and then mounted it onto card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

All edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough before mounting onto card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Hello My Friend (D19080) (Dreamerland Crafts Clear Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail.

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

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

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

Girl 1:

Hair: E57, E55, E53, E50

Dress, Boots and Hat: BG57, BG34, BG32, BG11, BG000, Stickles – Aqua

Girl 2:

Dress 2, Boots and Hat: R59, R56, R34, R81, Stickles – Pink

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Dreamerland Crafts on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

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.

 

Penguins Visit Santa


Sharing a card that I made using Penguins Visit (Di’s Digi Stamps). I just thought this stamp was so adorable and loved the little scene.

Stamp: Penguins Visit (Di’s Digi Stamps)

Sentiment: New Christmas Seals (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Cute and Cozy Christmas 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Christmas Plaids – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Lawn Fawn – Snowy Day Remix – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)Lawn Fawn – Snowy Day Remix – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflakes, Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Image Coloured with Copic Markers

Skin:  E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard, Trim, Pompoms: W1, W0, Colorless Blender

Santa’s Coat, Pants and Hat: R39, R29, R27, R24, Stickles – Diamond

Santa’s Bag and Mittens: G82, G29, G28

Boots: W9, W5, W2

Penguins: W9, W5, W2, YR14, Y17, Y15, E43, E41, Colorless Blender

Penguin Hat: BG49, BG45, BG32, Glitter Glue – Aqua

Presents and Bows: BG49, BG45, BG32, BG07, BG05, BG02, E15, Y19, Y17, Y15, R59, R37, R35

Igloo: BV20, C0, Colorless Blender, Wink of Stella – Clear

Sky: B39, B37, B34, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: Stickles – Diamond

Hope you like it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Our Friendship is Magic!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and for my last High Hopes card for the year, I’m sharing a couple of good friends just relaxing and taking it easy! Sometimes it is nice to just chill out a bit! LOL! The stamp for the main image is called South Pole Pals R147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

To make my card, I decided to keep it simple. I cut out the frame using Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next, I stamped the image using my MISTI into the centre of the die cut. I coloured this in with the Copic markers listed below. For the outside of the die cut, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China and sponged on the ink using a dauber.

To create the background for the main image, I re-stamped the main image onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut it out. Then I placed the mask over my coloured image. Next I used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Festive Berries to create the sky. I have never tried this before, and just love the way it turned out.

For the snow, I stamped the bottom of the image with VersaMark ink and then added WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle. I heated up the embossing powder with my heat gun and then added some Stickles – Diamond along the top of the snow.

Next I assembled the card onto 5.5″ x 5.5″ white AC Cardstock. I cut out a piece of 5.5″ x 5.5″ Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper and mounted it with 2 sided tape onto the base. Then I added glue to the back of the frame and centre previously cut and coloured with Zig 2 Way Glue and mounted it onto top of the card.

Lastly, I added the sentiment Magic Friendship F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and popped it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish up the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  South Pole Pals R147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Magic Friendship F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Versamark

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

Die Cut: Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame

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

Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, E15, YR14, Y17, Y15, Y11, E45, E43, E41, Colorless Blender

Polar Bear: W9, W2, W1, W0, R30, R20, 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.