Tag Archive | Roberta Stevenson

Soccer Fun!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Soccer Gabriel – SS525 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Awesome & Wonderful – FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Soccer has become a really big sport in North America over the last while. In Europe, they call it “Football”! We have 6 soccer fields at the end of our street in the park and before Covid, the fields were packed with both young and old from morning till night with teams competing. It looks like Gabriel is saving the day for his team today! LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″ for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background.

To create the background it was fairly easy. After stamping the main image, I drew in the net using a lead pencil and ruler for the main frame and the goal line. Once I was satisfied with the look, I erased the harsh lines so that they were barely visible. I used a combination of green Copic markers and just made small circles everywhere to give the lawn some texture. I also used the chisel edge nib to cover more of the background easier. For the trees, again I used another combination of greens. I based the entire tree line with YG91 and then just drew a bunch of squiggly lines to create round and triangular shapes using the various markers listed below to give the effect of a forest. Lastly, I took a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen and using a ruler made vertical and horizontal lines to create the netting.

To assemble the card, I applied some Tombow Multi Mono Liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and applied it to the base. I stamped out the sentiment and inked around the edges first with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and then a black marker to make the outer lines crisp.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Soccer Gabriel – SS525 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Awesome & Wonderful – FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Shirt, Socks and Shoes: B18, B16, B14, B12, B04, B02, C3, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Shorts: C9, C8, C5, B04, B02

Soccer Ball: C9, C1, C0, C00

Goal Post and Goal Line: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03

Trees: G99, G94, G85, YG97, YG91, YG63

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.

Let’s Ride!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It’s always fun to see skateboarders at our local park doing their awesome tricks and showing off their amazing skills. Unfortunately, I have never had the co-ordination to stay on one. LOL! How about you?

To make my card this week, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) paper for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background. I wanted it to look like Gabriel was on his way down the ramp. Once the image was coloured, I took a little bit off of each side, so that when I glued it to the base, the base card would create a slim frame around the image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Skateboarder Gabriel – TT521 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Let’s Ride – FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43

T-Shirt: BG07, BG05, BG02

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Skateboard: Y17, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Ramp: T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T1

Sky: B01, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives – High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

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.

Purr-fect Day!!


Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Meow Meow 03 – D20015. This little kitten is having an amazing day, getting up early, playing, relaxing and then saying her prayers for the next day to be the same all over again. If we could all live the life of a spoiled kitten, life would be amazing! LOL!

To make this card I used a base card of 6.5″ x 8.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 3.25″.  Next, using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Pillows Die, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided paper.  Using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped all of the images onto the various shaes and coloured them in with Copic markers. I created the sentiment using a ruler and Pigma Micron 03 black marker.

To assemble the card, I applied glue to the back of the patterned paper and attached it directly to the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry was used to ink around all of the outside and inside edges of the die cut. For all of the images and sentiment, I first ran them through my Xyron Creative Station to turn them into stickers. Also, this would give me full coverage to lay them flat. I inserted each of them into their respective places of the die cut.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Meow Meow 03 – D20015 (Dreamerland Crafts)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm)

Die Cut: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Pillows Die (WSD473)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, Pigma Micron 03 black marker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: C7, C5, C3, R30, R20, 100

Sun, Window, Sky:  Y08, Y06, Y04, B04, B02, B01, E25, E23

Bandana: RV02, RV000, R27

Coffee Cup: R85, R83, R81, E23, E21, C3, C1, C0

Backgrounds: G02, G00, G000, G0000, RV10, RV02

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.

Have A Blessed Easter!


Today, I’m sharing an Easter card using Three Pane Easter – M043 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Happy Easter to family, friends and everyone!

To make my card this week, I started with Craft Smart Card Paper pre-made to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I stamped the images and sentiment using MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out each of the images. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment and Craft Sparkling Stickers – Purple (02-3068629) paper.

The main images were coloured in with Copic Markers. The background papers were all from Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) paper pad. I cut each section at 4″ x 1.5″ and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The sentiment was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber.

To assemble the card, using glue, I attached the 3 background papers onto the base card. Crafts ribbon was attached using double-sided tape. The images, sentiment and sentiment background were attached to the background papers using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish off the card, I cut 3 Easter eggs out of some watercolour paper that I had used various Cosmic Shimmer colours on previously. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and glued them directly to the background paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Pane Easter – M043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Blessed Easter Greetings – G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Cards and Envelopes, Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″) 

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Chick: Y17, Y08, Y04, YR18, YR16, YR12, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Lamb: BV20, C3, C1, C00, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Backgrounds for images: Y17, Y08, Y04, V17, V15, V12

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.

Dam Good Birthday!


Sharing a card I made for my younger brother’s birthday. He sometimes likes to use “choice” words, so I couldn’t resist  these little characters and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps called Beaver Birthday Clear Stamps. LOL! The little tree stump and stacked logs are from Your Next Stamp – Autumn Animals (CYNS605) and the larger log is from Craftin Desert Diva’s – Build A Scene (Retired).

To make this card, I first stamped all of the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI.  My Brother Scan and Cut was used to cut around all of the images, which were then coloured with copic markers. The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The base card was created using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock folded to the size of 8-1/4″ x 3-1/4″. To create the clouds in the background, I used the same paper cut to the same size as the base and using a template that I had previously created using Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks – Broken China and Blueprint Sketch. For the slim-line die cut, I used Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Wave Dies and Craftsmart Hot Buy – Christmas Embossed paper. Then I inked around the entire die cut with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye to make it pop more. The tree along the left side and the long log along the bottom were drawn free hand and then coloured in with Copic markers.

To assemble the card, I first attached the cloudy background to the base of the card using double-sided tape. Next, I attached the slim-line die cut using some glue. The large tree, long log and small log pile were all attached using glue. The remainder of the images and sentiment were all attached using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added some twine to the balloons and beaver to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Whimsy Stamps – Beaver Birthday (KHB157), Your Next Stamp – Autumn Animals (CYNS605), Craftin Desert Divas – Build A Scene (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink – Blueprint Sketch

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craftsmart Hot Buy – Christmas Embossed, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Whimsy Stamps – Slimline Wave Dies, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, AC Premium Ribbon, Tombow – Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Beavers: E99, E97, E37, E35, E34, E33, E29, E25, E15, E09, E08, R30, R20

Balloons: B06, B04, B02, B00, G09, G07, G02, G00

Cake and Candle: YR19, Y08, R24, B28, B24, B14, B12, B04, B02, AtyouSpica: Skyblue (09), Baby Blue (18)

Logs and Stump: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21

Tree and Log along the bottom: E37, E35, E33, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Bunny Blooms!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using Bunny Blooms – T063 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Easter is almost here and this little bunny is about to brighten someone’s day!

To make my card this week, I started with Arches Watercolour Paper cut to 5.5″ x 4.25″. I ran this through my Cuttlebug using Tranquil Tulips Stencil from Simply Cards and PaperCraft. Next, I played with multiple Cosmic Shimmer products and spritzed some water to create this shimmery background. I let this dry overnight. I wanted the embossed tulips to show up more, so using a finger sponge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet was brushed over top of the raised edges. And of course, there is never enough shimmer so I added some Irridescent Glitter Dust spray as well. Then I glued this directly to the base card of Hammermill Premium 100 lb. Cardstock folded at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Lastly, I inked around the edges with the same ink.

The main image Bunny Blooms – T063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were coloured in with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of my card, both the image and sentiment were attached to the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. C.C. Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bunny Blooms – T063 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Arches Watercolour Paper, Hammermill Premium 100 lb. Cardstock

Stencil: Simply Cards and PaperCraft – Tranquil Tulips Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Glitter Dust – Irridescent Spray, C.C. Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers and Leaves: V17, V15, V12, YR14, Y17, Y04, G17, G14, G07

Cosmic Shimmer: Pixi Powder: Purple Violet, Sun Yellow, Aubergine Dream, Purple Violet, Emerald Green, Pixie Sparkles: Groovy Grape, Pale Blush

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.

Easter Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Easter Delivery Gnome from the new March release. This Easter gnome is collecting coloured eggs for the Easter Bunny to hand out to all of the little children. This stamp comes with 2 more sentiments as well as the one shown here on my card. “Easter Blessings” and “some bunny loves you”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out 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 my cutter to cut around the sentiment and scissors to round the corners. The image and sentiment were coloured in with Copic markers.

For the base card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper was used at the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut the base to be same size using Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring paper and used double-sided tape to attach it directly to the base card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough was used to ink around the edges. Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones was cut to 5.5″ x 3″ and glued on top of the patterned paper. Lastly, I had some watercolour paper that I had created a pattern on using some inks, a roller and Gel plate from a class a few years back. I though it went great with the colour scheme and almost look like a wood pattern. This was cut to 5.5″ x 2.5″ and glued on top of the Purple paper. To complete the card, I attached both the sentiment and image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added a few Your Next Stamp Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Easter Delivery Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Your Next Stamp – Happy Spring (6″x6″)

Miscellaneous: Your Next Stamp Gumdrops, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Shirt: V17, V15, V12

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Bunny Ears: R30, R20, BV20, C1, C0

Boots: E57, E55, E47, E44, E33, E30, E27, E25, E23

Large stick: E59, E57, E55, E53

Nest: E53, E23, Y19, YR31, YR21

Eggs: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y08, Y04, Y00, RV06, RV04, RV02

Pot: E99, E97, E08

Sentiment: Y08, Y04, Y02, V17, V15, V12

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.

Just a Note To Say!!


Today, I’m sharing an inspirational card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Farm 01 – D20017 and Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 for the main images and Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19093 for the sentiment.

Above is a close-up of the card. Below is the card opened.

To make this card I used a base card of 11″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I scored it at 2.75″ and 5.5″ to create an easel card. I stamped the fence, horses, pig and girl onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut around them. Then I placed them onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″ for placement.

I removed the fence and using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the girl. I placed the girl mask over top of the stamped girl image and then stamped the fence, chicks, pig and farm house and fields. I stamped a horse and then placed the horse mask over it and stamped a second horse. Next, I removed the masks from the scene. I coloured all of the images and background in with Copic markers. I added double sided tape to the bottom portion of the easel card and attached the coloured image.

My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used create the base background and Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle dies were used to create the base for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink. I added Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Peeled Paint ink was used to ink around the edges of both die cuts.

To complete the card, the large rectangle was added directly to the card using double-sided tape and 2 layers of 3M VHB – 2 sided tape were added to the back of the sentiment die cut and attached to the base card background.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Farm 01 – D20017 (Dreamerland Crafts); Just A Note To Say – DCS17038 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS19093 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Die Cut: Gina Marie Designs – Petite Looped Lace Rectangle, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E47, E44, E43

Blouse and Scarf: V28, BV13, BV11, BV04, BV01, BV00, BV0000, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Feather and Paper: C7, C1, C0, C00

Horses: E59, E49, E37, E35, E33, E31, C7, C5

Pig: R20, R000, E93, E47

Chicken and Chicks: Y04, Y02, Y00, C2, C1, C00, YR12, R17

Barn and Silo: R39, R37, R35, Y08, Y04, C7, C5, C1, C0

Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000, Colorless Blender

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

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.

Easter Fun!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using Easter Fun – Q023 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Hoppy Easter – H245 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This image reminds me so much of when I was younger. Every year, my mom would make boiled eggs and then we would all sit around the table and put them in the various dies to make some cool colourful eggs. It was always so much fun.

To make my card this week, I used AC White Paper for my base folded at 6″ x 6″. I combined 2 separate pieces of purple ribbon and some patterned ribbon eggs together using double sided tape. I attached this to Your Next Stamp Designer – Happy Spring paper. Then I attached this directly to the base using double-side tape. The sides were all inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. The egg embellishments were die cut using my Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn – Mini Easter Eggs. The top layers were cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic B01 and BG32. The bottom layers were cut from Crafts – Sparkling Stickers  – 02-3068629. I added some glue to the top layer and attached them to the base egg. I attached these directly to the base.

The background for the bunny image was cut using Whimsy – Nested Frames Die Set. The background die was cut from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones and them main image cut was from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The base frames were attached to the background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The main image Easter Fun – Q023 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Hoppy Easter – H245 sentiment were stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The main image was coloured in with Copic Markers and the sentiment was coloured in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Clear – Wink of Stella was brushed over top to make it sparkle.

To assemble the remainder of my card, I ran the coloured image and sentiment through my Xyron’s and then attached them to the base shapes on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Easter Fun – Q023 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC White, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, YNS Designer Paper Pad – Happy Spring, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers  – 02-3068629

Die Cuts: Whimsy – Nested Frames Die Set, Lawn Fawn – Mini Easter Eggs

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R20, C2, C1, C0, Eyes (Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Shirts: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, V17, V15, V12

Eggs and Paint Tins: BG32, B04, B02, B01, Y17, Y13, C5, C3, C1, E53, E51, E50

Water and Egg Carton: E53, E51, E50, B000, B0000

Table and Shadow: W2, W1, W0

Background: Y02

Sentiment: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers – English Lavender (803), Lilac (083), Yellow (050), Orange (070), Turquoise Green (042), Green Shadow (049), Light Pink (026)

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.

Hope This Perks You Up!


Sharing a card I made for the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using Got Coffee (Craftin Desert Divas)!

The images were coloured with copic markers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Got Coffee – Craftin Desert Diva’s (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Monday – Friday


Sharing a card I made for the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using Cool Tees (CYNS714) (Your Next Stamp)!

The image was coloured with copic markers. I kept this fun card simple as the expressions on the cups say everything there is to say. LOL! I chose green shades for the Monday T-Shirt, because after the weekend, it’s always a little rough and you feel blah! Friday, is bright and sunny because, hey! Who doesn’t love the weekend????

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Cool Tees (CYNS714) – Your Next Stamp, Got Coffee – Craftin Desert Diva’s (Retired)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp – The Perfect Blend (6″ x 6″)

Stencil: Coffee Break – Practical Publishing 2017

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

My Cup of Tea


Sharing a card I made for the Spring / Summer Coffee Lovers Hop using You’re A Squeak-Heart! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)!

The image was coloured with copic markers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: You’re A Squeak-Heart! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up! – Have a Cuppa – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes

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

 

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Friends Become Family!!


Today, I’m sharing  Sunday Tea Party from KLM Digital Designs new March release. This set comes with 2 other sentiments, “Thank you for being such a wonderful friend” and “Friends make everything better”. Did you used to have tea parties when you were little too?

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and trimmed off a little around each side. I used glue to attach the image to the base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and popped up the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Sunday Tea Party (KLM Digital Designs)

Ink: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E45, E43, E42

Outfits, Hat and Shoes: B06, B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, R85, R81, RV00, RV000, C10, C9, C7, C5, 100

Chairs and Table: E47, E27, E25, E23

Tea Pot, Cups and Table Top: C2, C1, C0, C00, RV09, RV04, B000, B0000, G03, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: Y04, Y02, G02, W3, W2, W1, E42, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen (Pattern)

Sign: E25

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Might Need Some Help!!


My older brother is a retired fireman. Today, I’m sharing this fun image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs called Fireman Gnome that I made for his birthday.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I printed out a second image onto regular paper with just the fireman and then used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image. The cut out image was used as a mask over top of the main image while I created the flames in the background. I used a variety of Tim Holtz inks listed below and the stencil from Honey Bee Stamps – Flames.

Once the background was completed, I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then, I attached the image to the base using double-sided tape. My brother loved his card and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Fireman Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey

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

Stencil: Flames – Honey Bee Stamps

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E45, E42

Axe: E49, E47, E44, E23, C7, C5, C3, C1

Hat and Oufit: R39, R37, R35, C2, Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11

Shadow: C3, C2, C1, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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Easter Egg Gift!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using this hoppy little Bunny With Gift – S118 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Look at how “hoppy” he is to share his  decorated egg with a special person! I don’t know about you, but I hope it’s filled with chocolate. LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Recollections – Hot Buy Pre-Cut Cards for my base folded at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Next I die cut Hot Buy – Recollections – Spring Posies using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die. Using some spare ribbon I had, using some double-sided tape, I attached it directly to this die-cut. Then, using double sided tape, I attached this piece directly to the base card. The aqua colour paper is from Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones. I created this die cut using my Cuttlebug and Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set.

The frame for the sentiment was created in Microsoft Word and then printed out onto white cardstock. This was coloured in with ZIG Clean Color Markers – 050 – Yellow and 025 – Pink. I stamped the Bunny With Gift – S118 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Script Easter Greetings – F093 sentiment using my MISTI. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut around the image leaving a small white border. This was coloured in with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of my card, I first used some double-side tape to attach the finished sentiment to the bottom of the aqua die cut. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to both pieces and attached to card. Lastly, the completed image was attached to the die cut, using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bunny With Gift – S118 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Script Easter Greetings – F093 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart – Cards and Envelopes, Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones, Hot Buy – Recollections – Spring Posies

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R20

Egg and Bow: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Y17, Y08, Y04, R83, R81, RV00, RV000

Easter Greetings: ZIG Clean Color Markers – 050 – Yellow, 025 – Pink

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.

Gnome – Thanks!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Chillin’ At Home Gnome from the new March release. This gnome is just sitting back and relaxing enjoying the beautiful day outside. This stamp comes with 2 more sentiments as well as the one shown here on my card. “Keep smiling, life is to short”, which is soooo true and also, “Miss You”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image as I had accidentally splattered some of the red Copic marker onto the original background. Grrrr! Which turned out to be OK anyways, as I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and created my background directly onto it using some templates that I created from cloud dies and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean for the sky. I just used Copic markers to colour in the sky on the image I fussy cut for between the fence posts. This way I didn’t have to fussy cut between each one. For the grass, I started out with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn for my base and then used the Copic markers listed below to add more texture.

Once the image and back ground were both complete, I ran the main image through my Xyron Creative Station as I wanted it to lay completely flat onto the background. Finally, I applied some 2-side tape to the base card and attached the finished background and image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Chillin’ At Home Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

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

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set

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

Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E45, E42

Shirt: YG97, YG95, YG93

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: C3, R29, R27, R24

Boots: E35, E33, E30, E27, E25, E23

Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21

Sky: B00, B000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

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.

Posing Easter Bunny!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Easter card using this sassy little Posing Bunny – R080 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps. She’s all prettied up with her Easter Bonnet and wanted to show it off. LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Recollections – Hot Buy Pre-Cut Cards for my base folded at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Next I die cut Craft Smart – Hot Buy – Spring & Hop using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die. This was inked all around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon. It was then attached directly to the base card using Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue. The big Easter Egg is from Simple Stories – Bunnies & Baskets. This was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

I stamped Posing Bunny – R080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) using my MISTI and then used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around it. This was coloured in with Copic Markers and I gave her eyes some eyelashes. I added this to the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To complete the card I added in some flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Posing Bunny – R080 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Simple Stories – Bunnies & Baskets, Craft Smart – Hot Buy – Spring & Hop, Recollections – Hot Buy Cards and Envelopes

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: BV20, C3, C2, C1, R30, R20, E53, E51, E50

Hat and Ribbon: B04, B02, B01, B00, V09, V06, V04, V01

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.

Mother’s Love!!


Sharing this adorable image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new March release called Infant Mom & Gnome. I really love this sentiment as it is so true. I was thinking of Mother’s Day coming up soon when I made this card. This stamp also comes with 2 other amazing sentiments that could be used for new moms. “Welcome Baby” and “Congratulations. You will make amazing parents!”.

To make my CAS card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. It was mounted onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper sized at 5.5″ x 4.25″ with double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Infant Gnome & Mom (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: YR18, YR14, E18, E08

Clothing and Bow: YG97, YG95, YG93

Hat and Apron: Y19, Y17, Y13

Shoes: R27, R25, R23

Baby Blanket and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

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.

Come To Save The Day!


It’s Wednesday, and this week using High Hopes Stamps, I made a slim line card using  Sir Dustin – T177Jousting Dragon – S221 and Castle – R092 images and Here I Come…. – F248 for the sentiment. I love fantasy and dragons and thought these images were so much fun to play with.

I made my slim line card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock for my base folded at 4″ x 9″.

I stamped the images and sentiment using Memento – Tuxedo Black using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut the Copic paper with PinkFresh Studio – Essential Slim Cuts to use for the background. I decided to stamp the castle and sentiment directly onto the background. The other 2 images were stamped separately and then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around them and fussy cut where they still had some white around the images.

I coloured in the Castle – R092 using Royal Blue colours for the flags, the same as Sir Dustin – T177 who I coloured in as the Blue Knight. I added some extra bricks onto the castle to give it some more texture. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die stencils that I made using the die cuts, I coloured in the sky. To give some texture to the grass, I first used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Then I enhanced the colours using my Copic markers. I added some glue onto the back of the coloured image and attached it directly to the base card.

Sir Dustin – T177 was coloured in with Copic Markers and then I used a black marker to go around the entire image. This was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the background. I used Royal Blues for his outfit and Royal Purples and gold for his dragon.

Lastly, I coloured in Jousting Dragon – S221 as the Red Knight with Copic Markers and then I went around the image with a black marker. I decided to make him the Red Knight and added a “D” to his shield for “Dragon”. LOL! The image was popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sir Dustin – T177 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Jousting Dragon – S221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Castle – R092 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Here I Come… – F248 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn

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

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, PinkFresh Studio – Essential Slim Cuts

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Armour, Sword and Lance: C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, E29, E25, E23

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Knight With Dragon:

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

Pants: YG67, YG63, YG61

Shirt, Plume, Shoes: B37, B14, B12

Dragon: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, BV08, BV000, V17, V15

Jousting Dragon:

Body: G94, G85, G46, G43, BV04, BV02, BV000

Plume, Gloves, Shoes and Tops of Armour: Y17, Y15, Y11, C2, R39, R37, R24

Flag and Pole: E23, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Castle: C5, C3, C1, C0, B37, B14, B12, B000, Y08, E25, E23, E21

Shrubs and Trees: YG97, YG95, YG23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

Birthday Girl!!


Sharing image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new February release called Karah’s Cupcake. This stamp set comes with 3 sentiments. This image brings back memories of when I was little and my mom used to bake us fancy cakes and cupcakes for our birthdays every year.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5″ x 3.6″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I had a few issues with her hair using my markers, so I used PrismaColor pencils to try and fix it. For the shadow behind the girl, I just used the same 2 markers several times on the background wall. I die cut some pink cardstock using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set and then inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry.

I used Hot Buy Recollections Card base of 5.25″ x 4.25″ for the base and attached the die cut directly to the base using double-sided tape. The completed image was popped up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Karah’s Cupcake (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Recollections

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43, PrismaColor Pencils – Eggshell PC140, Ginger Root PC1084, Chocolate PC1082, Light Umber PC941

Eyes: E43, C0, G07, G03, G00, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Blouse Headband, Bow, Lips, Cupcake Wrapper: R85, R81, RV00, RV000

Cupcake and Dish: RV09, RV04, RV02, BV23, BV20, BV000, Atayou Spica – Pink 02, Atayou Spica – Blossom 14, Wink of Stella – Clear

Cherry and Stem: R37, R35, R24, G99

Table Top: E47, E39, E37, E35, E33, E31

Wall: BG32, BG10

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.