Tag Archive | Inspirational

Masked Gnome Thank-you!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Mask Gnome from the July release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “Hang In There!” and “Funny You Should Mask!”. This would be a perfect card to give to any of your friends, family or any of the professionals out there who risk their lives for us everyday.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.25″ x 4.25″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. The edges were then inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and applied directly to the card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Craft Smart cardstock using double-sided tape. To complete my card, I added some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Mask Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Card and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E40

Hat and Shirt: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Belt: E100, C9, C7, C5, E15, Y38, Y17, Y08

Mask: C9, C7, C5

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

You Still have time for the Christmas in July Sale.

35% off Everything.

Coupon Code: CMASJULY21
Expires: 08/01/21

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.

It Will Be Oak-ay!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Fall Oak Gnome from the July release. This image comes with 3 sentiments. I’ve used 1 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “Oak-ey Dokey” and “Hope You are Oak-ky”. I love the sentiment that I chose for this card because you could use it for so many different occasions. It could be used as a  “Get Well” card, an “inspirational card” for someone about to write a big exam or a “Just Because” card.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers dies. I inked around the brown layer with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs and around the patterned paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and attached directly to the brown layer. The largest die cut which was cut from Your Next Stamp – Fabulous Fall patterned paper was applied directly to the card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock using double-sided tape. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of the brown rectangle and adhered directly to the patterened paper. To complete my card, I added a little squirrel button from Dress It Up – Backyard Buddies using double-sided tape and glue.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Fall Oak Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Your Next Stamp – Fabulous Fall – 6″ x 6″, Brown Cardstock

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: Dress It Up – Backyard Buddies, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, 40

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E55, E53, E51, E27, E25, E23, E21

Hat: E99, E97, E55, E53, E51

Acorn Cup and Oak Leaf: E97, E95, E15

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Cup O’ Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Cup O’ Gnome from the July release. This image comes with multiple sentiments. I’ve used 2 on my card, but you also have the choice of  “You’re A Sweet-Tea” and “Sending A Bit of Happiness”. To me there is nothing like a nice cup of tea either during the day or right after supper at night. My cupboard is full of multiple varieties of herbal teas.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut it to the size of 5.5″ x 4.5″ using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and double-sided tape was applied to the back of the image and adhered to a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ Hammermill – Premium Colour cardstock. To complete my card, I added some Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Dots – Pastel and Dazzling and inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cup O’ Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cut: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pastel Dots, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Dazzling Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43

Clothing: BV17, BV13, BV11

Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Tea Cup: Y23, Y19, Y11, YG05, YG03, BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Spoon: C5, C3, C1

Shadow: C2, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

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.

Hearts Warm!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Toasting Marshmallows – T026 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image brings back so many memories of going camping and sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows. I gave my image coloured marshmallows, because growing up they were always my favourite! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″ using Recollections – Black cardstock. I taped Echo Park – Star Stencil on top of the cardstock and applied several Cosmic Shimmer – Opal Blaze Polishes using a spatula to create the nice starry background. I wanted my scene to look like the friends were in the woods, so I die cut some trees of various sizes using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains and Momenta – Cardstock. Once I die cut the trees, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint to add some more colour to them. Then, I ran the trees through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to apply them later. I felt the scene also needed a moon, so I die cut one using Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky and then coloured it in and added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it and set everything aside.

I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I fussy cut around the top part of the image and then used a ruler to know where to cut the remainder of the bottom piece with my cutter. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then used a black marker to go around all of the fussy cut part of the image and Copic marker – YG67 was used to go around the edges of the grassy area. For the sentiment, I used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it directly to the outer frame.

My card was now ready to assemble. I first adhered my starry background to a card base of AC – White cardstock sized at 6″ x 6″ using double-sided tape. Then, I used my coloured image to help me with the placement of where the trees would go. Since, I had already made stickers out of my trees, this was a fairly easy process. Once I was satisfied with their positioning, I applied 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, to the back of the coloured image and sentiment frame and attached them directly to the base card. Lastly, I attached the moon to complete the scene.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Toasting Marshmallows – T026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hearts Warm – G063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss

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

Die Cuts: Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD002 – Sky, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Stencil: Echo Park – Star Stencil (6″ x 6″)

Cosmic Shimmer: Opal Blaze Polish – Sapphire Grape, Sunset Orange, Pink Blueberry, Turquoise Peach

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Beaver: E99, E97, E11, E07, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Moose: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Bear: E53, E51, E50, E47, E44, E43, E42, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Skunk: C10, T6, T4, C1, C00, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Logs: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Marshmallows: YR00, R30, G20, Y11

Fire and Glow: YR09, YR04, Y08, Y02, Y00

Grass: YG67, YG63, YG45, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Moon: BV20, C1, C00, Y000, 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.

Just Bee-Cause!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Hunny Bear – Q021 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little bear really loves his honey and so do I. We always went to the local farms or farmer’s market when it was open to buy pure unpasteurized honey. Now during Covid, we purchase it from the stores that they supply. Honey goes so well with tea too and has so many fantastic health benefits! Yum! Yum! So good! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey. I cut 2 pieces of golden yellow cardstock and put them through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers. Then, I ran them through my Cuttlebug using Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner die. This made it very easy to adhere the die cuts to the base card. Using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the bee-hive with Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep die. I used Copic Markers to colour the die cut and then using a small piece of Scotch Tape, I put the door back into place. Then I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up onto the base of the card.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and the sentiment onto Yellow Cardstock. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut around it. I used a black marker to go around all of the edges of the coloured image. Using my cutter, I cut around the sentiment and then ink around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey. Using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I attached the coloured image and sentiment to the base. Then I used, Copics Y17 and Y15 to create a shadow below the bee-hive and image.

To finish off the card I assembled some of the small die-cut pieces from the honeycomb in various parts of my card and added some little bees using Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees. Also, I added some Ranger Glossy Accents to the honey seeping over the lid of the jar.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Hunny Bear – Q021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Bee Cause – G055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw and Wild Honey.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Golden Yellow Cardstock

Die Cuts: Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner – Style No. 99448, Memory Box – Honey Bee Skep – Style No. 98491

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Buttons Galore & More – Sprinkletz Embellishments – Bumble Bees – NK137, Ranger Glossy Accents, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Xyron Creative Station, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E49, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, R24, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Outfit and Wings: Y17, Y15, Y11, Y00, YR21

Honey: Y38, Y35, Y18, Y17, YR21

Bee-Hive: Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15, Y08, Y06, Y04

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.

Ella the Elephant!!


Today, I’m sharing a card using this adorable image from KLM Digital Designs new February release called Ella The Elephant. The image comes with 3 different sentiments. Like so many others, I’ve been missing my family and friends a lot due to Covid lockdowns, so I chose the “Miss You” sentiment for my card. Hopefully, times will get better this year and we’ll be able to see our distant families and friends again.

To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used AC White Cardstock for the base card size of 6″ x 6″ and ScrapBerry’s Tropics paper for the background. I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station because I wanted it to lay flat on the background. I used my Cuttlebug to die cut the grass using Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders and green cardstock. Then I edged around it using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint. I applied double-sided tape to the back of the grass and applied it directly to the base, then I positioned the elephant in front and behind the grass.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Ella The Elephant (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, HP Printer Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White Cardstock, ScrapBerry’s Tropics – 6×6 Paper Collection, Lime Green cardstock

Die Cut: Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders

Tools: Cuttlebug, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: W3, W2, W1, W0, R22, R20, B04, B02, B00, C1

Ribbon and Flower: RV14, RV13, RV10, Y17, Y08

Leaves and Stem: YG67, YG65, YG61, G07

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.

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.

 

Beautiful Mindset


Today I’m sharing a CAS card that I made using  Nesting Bird (KLM Digital Designs).  This image from KLM Digital Designs new August release comes with 3 beautiful sentiments “Create Your Own Sunshine” and “Hope You Have A Beautiful Day” and the one I’ve featured with my card. These sentiments and stamp could be used for an Inspirational or Birthday Card! I just love the feeling of peace that this image gives me.

The image and sentiment were printed out with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using High Quality Grayscale. This prevents the image from smearing when you go to colour it in. The image and sentiment were die cut with my Cutttlebug and dies from Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider. The base of the card is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut some Momenta – Cardstock at the same size. To go around the background paper and die cuts, a Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint marker was used. This helps give the illusion that it is mounted on gold paper. I adhered the background directly to the base card with glue so that I could move it into place easier.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers and for the eye of the bird a Sakura Glaze – Black pen was used. Then, the completed image was glued directly on top of the background. The sentiment was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To finish off the card, some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Dots were added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Nesting Bird (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer High Quality Grayscale, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint, Sakura Glaze – Black

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

Die Cuts: Essentials by Tattered Lace Dies – Easel Slider

Miscellaneous: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Rainy Day Dots, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flowers: BV17, BV13, BV11, BV000, E15, Y38, Y18, Y04

Leaves: BG99, BG93, G21, YG23

Bird: E99, E97, YR20, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y32, B39, B14, B12, B06, B05, BG01, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, Rubbing Alcohol, Q-Tip

Background: Y00, Y000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

Magical Friendship


It’s Wednesday, and this week, we are celebrating a brand new August 2020 Release with variety of fun new images! Be sure to go and check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

Today, I’m using Dreamy Dragon – SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image from this new release along with the sentiment Magic Friendship – F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little dragon looks so peaceful and it looks like he’s found a new friend too!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card sized at 5.5″ x 5.5″. Then cut Recollections – Petite Floral paper to the same size and taped it down onto the base card. Next, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Petunia ink was used to ink around the card. Another piece was cut from the same paper collection at 1.25″ x 5.5″ and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Party Peach ink was used to ink around the edges. The cardstock was put through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then mounted on top of the base card.

Next, My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the scalloped circle background out of Recollections – Purple Passions and circle for the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were both stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink using my MISTI. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then the sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies. I traced around the outside of the die and then cut it out of the same Recollections – purple paper so that the die cut piece would have a thin border around it. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron and adhered it directly on top of it. I cut off one side of the label so that it would be flush with the edge of the card. The same purple ink used earlier was used again to edge around it. The image, sentiment and large scalloped circle was then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Once this was done, Stickles – Purple was used to go around the edges of the large scallop and Stickles – Icicle was used to go around the main image. Lastly, a few flowers from Crafts – Mini Fabric Flower Picks were added to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Dream Dragon – SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Magic Friendship – F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Party Peach, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Purple Petunia

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Petite Floral (12 x 12 in – 30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies – MCT-D139

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Stickles – Purple, Stickles – Icicle, Xyron Create a Sticker, Crafts Mini Fabric Flower Picks – 02-0201883

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: YG95, YG93, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, V12, V09, V04, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, R02, R01, R000

Butterfly: V12, V04, V01, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, YG03

Sky: B12, B02, B01, B00

Grass: G17, G14, G07

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.

 

The Song of Birds


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

Closer Look: Blue Bird

Closer Look: Poem

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Bluebird – TLF015  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Leaves: YG67, YG17, YG09

Branches: E31, E29, E23

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

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

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Be sure to check out all of the fun new images on the High Hopes website. You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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.

Best Friends Fur-Ever!


Welcome Dreamerland Crafts Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using a stamp from the new release called Good Reading Companion (Dreamerland Crafts). I really love this new stamp and thought it would be great for not only a birthday card, but also an inspirational one as well.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in the image with Copic markers. I drew the little flowers on her dress to give it some character.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Good Reading Companion (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiments: Your Next Stamp – Photo Booth, Your Next Stamp – Paw-some Pets

Paper: Bo Bunny – Sweet Moments Divine – 12 x 12 in., Creative Memories – Secret Garden Double Sided – 12 x 12 in., Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Aqua Cardstock

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers, VersaMark ink

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

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured in Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E15, Y38, Y21, YR23

Dress: V06, V05, V04, V01, BG57

Puppy: E37, E35, E33, E31

Grass: G17, G14, G07, YG23, YG14, YG11, Rubbing Alcohol and piece of Terry Cloth for texture.

Sky: B000, B00