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Smell The Flowers!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Tink Picking Posies – T027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Most of the flowers are now in full bloom. It’s so wonderful to see all of the beautiful colours and smell the wonderful aromas of the flowers in our garden. So happy that my husband has such a green thumb and loves gardening!

To make my card this week, I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I stamped the image a second time onto plain copy paper and fussy cut around it to create a mask. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then put my mask over top of the coloured image. Using stencils that I had created earlier with Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies (D-05-01), I inked in the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Once this was done, I removed the mask.

To assemble my card, I started with a base using Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the black cardstock. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, was applied to the back of the black frame and then it was attached directly to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Tink Picking Posies – T027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Black Cardstock, Plain Copy Paper (Mask)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skunk: 100, C9, C7, C5, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers: RV09, RV06, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y08, V04, V01

Leaves: G28, G24, G21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B00 to fill in white spots

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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Just a Note!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Birdhouse #1 from the new June release for the image and sentiment. This image also comes with 2 other sentiments: “Welcome To The Neighbourhood” and “Thinking of You”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and the sentiment into Microsoft Word. I printed out the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and a second copy of the image onto copy paper using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the image on the copy paper to create a mask using my Brother Scan and Cut.

The rectangles were die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. I fussy cut around the sentiment and inked around the yellow rectangle and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I placed the mask over the coloured image and added in my clouds using some stencils that I created previously using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn was added for the base background of the lawn.

To assemble the card, I began with a base card of The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″). I ran all of the elements through my Xyron Creative Station to create stickers out of them and so that they would lay completely flat when assembled. I added all of the layers directly to the base card. To finish it off, I added some CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Birdhouse #1 – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

Dies: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Birdhouse: V09, V06, V04, Y17, Y15, Y11, E39, E35, E33

Flower and Leaves: YG17, YG03, YG01, V04, V01, Y15

Planter and Dirt: E59, E57, E55, E53, E25, E23, E21, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pole: E39, E37, E35

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11

 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.

Tea Time!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Rose Teapot from the new June release for the image and sentiment. I have always loved tea and never liked coffee. I have a huge cupboard full of Herbal Teas and love how wonderful it tastes especially with a spoonful of natural unpasteurized honey. Spending time with my grandmother and having a cup of tea with her was always special and I still cherish those moments even though she left us for a better place a long time ago.

To make the card, I first imported the image and the sentiment into Microsoft Word. I created the green background behind the sentiment by creating a rectangle shape and moving it to the back behind it. Then I coloured the rectangle green using a custom colour of R233, G242 and B227 combined and printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the sentiment onto copy paper using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it leaving a thin white border. I fussy cut around the sentiment as well and applied glue behind it and then attached it to the little sign. Then I attached the sign to some pink cardstock and fussy cut around the sign again. The background papers were all from P13 – The Four Seasons – Spring.

I cut the green patterned paper to the size of 5.75″ x 2.75″ and approximately 6″ x 3/16″ and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage. The pink solid patterned paper is 6″ x 3″ and the large patterned background is 6″ x 6″. The pinks were inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar.

To assemble the card, I began with a base card of 6″ x 6″ using AC White Cardstock. Using double-side tape, I attached the large background directly to the base. Next I applied the larger pink rectangle to the main background using double-sided tape. The 2 green layers were also added using double-sided tape. For the sentiment and the image, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the backs of each and then attached to the card. To finish it off, I added some sequins using Craftin Desert Diva’s – Sherbert.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Rose Teapot – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, P13 – The Four Seasons – Spring 6″ x 6″, P13 – The Four Seasons – Spring 12″ x 12″, Pink Cardstock

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Sherbert Sequins

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Teapot: RV66, RV63, RV55,RV52, RV00, RV000

Flower and Leaves: YG7, YG13, YG11, YG03, YG01, RV66, RV63, RV55, RV52

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.

Fragrant Garden


Today, I’m featuring a card I made using Kit and Clowder September 2020 – Markers – Fragrant Garden class from Kit and Clowder.  I love these monthly classes by Alyce Keegan. She has taught me so much about colouring over the past few years. Her lessons are fantastic as she breaks down everything into small chapters and they are easy to follow. Here is my finished image from the September class. The image was coloured in with Copic markers.

I mounted it onto a white base card from of 5.5″ x 4.25″ with double-sided tape.

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Saying Hi!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19093 (Dreamerland Crafts) for the images and sentiment that I used to create this little scene. I just love how you can used these little stamps to create a variety of scenes. To colour my card this week, I thought I would try using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I normally colour with Copic markers, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.

To make this card I used a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″ by Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background paper using my MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. The powder was then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Strathmore – Watercolor Paper – 140 lb. was die cut using my Cuttlebug and dies from My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. For the images, I used my MISTI and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wicked Black Ink.  I created a mask of the bear’s head using some Post-it Note paper and set it aside. To create the scene it was done in stages. First the bear and the little flower pots were stamped. Then the mask created earlier was put overtop of the little bear as show below. The poles, clothesline and grass were then stamped next.

Lastly, the T-Shirts, birds and clouds were stamped. Once this was completed, the mask for the bear was removed. The images were coloured in with the colour recipe listed below and Sakura Glaze – Black was used for all of the little eyes. Once the colouring was all completed, the finished scene was mounted directly to the base with 2-sided tape. Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Dots were added to put a finishing touch on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments:  Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19093 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wicked Black Ink, VersaMark, Sakura Glaze – Black

Paper: Strathmore – Watercolor Paper – 140 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Dots

Image coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Bear: No. 64 – Oatmeal, No. 61 – Light Brown, No. 201 – Pink Haze, No. 26 – Light Pink

Sky:  No. 31 – Cobalt Blue, No. 36 – Light Blue

Clouds: No. 99 – Cool Gray 1, No. 90 – Gray

Grass: No. 47 – May Green, No. 41 – Light Green

Poles: No. 58 – Deep Brown, No. 62 – Dark Brown, No. 66 – Dark Oatmeal

Flowers: No. 61 – Light Brown, No. 52 – Bright Yellow, No. 55 – Pale Yellow,

Watering Can: No. 090 – Gray

Birds: No. 32 – Persian Blue, No. 30 – Blue

T-Shirts: No. 84 – Deep Violet, No. 83 – Lilac

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Time to Smell the Flowers!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Daffodil Bunny – SLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This adorable little bunny is taking time out to smell the flowers. We have a really nice garden of flowers that my husband takes care of. I’m not a green thumb at all. LOL! It’s always nice to take a moment and enjoy the beauty of them.

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. The base background was also cut at 6″ x 6″ using Craft Consortium – Cottage Garden paper and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I just thought this paper went so well with this adorable image. I added the 2 colours of ribbon with some 2-sided tape and then adhered the entire background paper to the base with 2-sided tape.

The scalloped circle and inside image circle were both die cut using my Cuttlebug and Craftin Desert Diva’s Stitched in Circle Dies. The circle in between the 2 of them was die cut with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles. The edges of the large scalloped circle were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. For the sentiment, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used. The die was larger in depth, so I just die cut one side and then turned it around and only put it part way through my Cuttlebug to cut the other edge. It too, was then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. The image was coloured with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of the card, the mid circle was attached directly to the large scalloped circle and then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The image and sentiment were popped up on top with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape as well.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Daffodil Bunny – SLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Momenta – Cardstock, Crafts Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629, Craft Consortium – Cottage Garden 6″x6″

Die Cuts: Craftin Desert Diva’s Stitched in Circle Dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R11, R02, R000

Bow: RV19, RV17, RV13

Grass and Greenery for Plants: BG99, BG97, G21, YG17, YG13, YG07, YG03, YG01

Daffodil: E15, Y38, Y18, Y04

Clouds and Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, 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.

 

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.

Have A Beautiful Day!


KLM Digital Designs has some new designs this month and today I’m sharing a CAS card that I made using  Floral Bird Arch (KLM Digital Designs).  This image comes with 3 beautiful sentiments. The sentiment I chose is show below. The other 2 sentiments are “Love” and “Best Wishes”.

 

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 I finished colouring, I traced around all of the image with a Micron 01 Fine Liner to make the flowers pop. I then used double-side tape to adhere it to the AC cardstock base cut at 5.5″ x 5.5″. Lastly, I added some C.C. Designs Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Floral Bird Arch (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Miscellaneous: C.C. Designs Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: V17, V15, V12, V01, R22, R20, R000, YR23, Y35, Y19, Y15, Y11, Y04, Pigma Micron 01 Black Marker

Leaves: YG67, G24, G21

Bird: B28, B26, B02, BG07, BG05, Y38, Y19, E02, E01, E00, E000, Colorless Blender Pen

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.

Sunny Days Ahead


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I searched to find colours that represented each word going around the image and found the following: Faith – Pink, Courage – Red, Hope – Blue and Victory – Purple and so this is how I coloured this image. I believe these words speak for themselves and in the days to come, we will all see the sun shining brighter days upon us all.

The card base is 5″ x 5″. I layered each of the papers and coloured image on black cardstock to pop the colours. I chose the paper of the children holding hands to represent the day when we can all get back to normal and hold hands and play together with our loved ones again. The chain link patterned paper represents how we are all linked together in doing our part to stay strong and healthy, and to give each other the hope, faith and courage to be victorious in the sunny days ahead. I popped up the final layer with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added in some black pop dots to complete this card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Sunny Days Ahead – P004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Lauderdale – BasicGrey, Life of the Party – BasicGrey

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Sky: B01, B00, B000

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sun: Y38, Y35, Y08, R22, R20, Clear – Wink of Stella

Bug: Y17, BG000, BV000, Clear – Wink of Stella

Frog: G07

Flowers: V06, V04

Hope: B24, B23, B21

Victory: BV02, BV01, BV00

Faith: R85, R83, R81

Courage: R37, R27, R24

Corners: G07, YG13, V06, V04, Y38, Y35

Hope everyone stays healthy and safe and I hope you like this week’s card.

Have a fantastic week!

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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.