Tag Archive | Roberta Stevenson

4 Alarm Birthday!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Fireman Matthew – S017 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and 4 Alarm Day – H059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Fireman Matthew is prepped and ready to put out the fire from all of those flames rising up from the birthday candles on your cake! He even has a lot of little firetrucks on standby too, just in case! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 6″ x 6″. I used Echo Park – Scoot by Deena Rutter paper for the background. I just loved those little firetrucks. My older brother used to be a fireman, so I was always looking for background paper to go with the Fireman stamps I would find to make his cards.

I created the brick background by embossing some brown tan paper, using my Cuttlebug and Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Then I used a mixture of Tim Holtz brown inks listed below to create the texture for the wall. I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloured the image in with Copic Markers. Once it was coloured in, I fussy cut around it and went along all of the edges with a black marker.

The sentiment was long and I wanted to make it square, so I did it in several steps. Using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I covered the portion of the stamp with tape that I didn’t want to stamp. Inked the portion that I wanted and then removed the tape. Then I stamped it, cleaned it off and moved the tape to the next portion that I didn’t want to stamp. I did this 3 times to get the result seen in this photo. This allowed me to make the sentiment into a square. Once this was done, I die cut it out using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out.

I ran both the die-cut sentiment and finished coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station. Then I mounted the image onto the brick wall and the sentiment onto some red cardstock. I used my cutter to create a nice square for the sentiment. Next I went around the entire card with Tim Holtz – Fired Brick Distress Ink and popped up the brick wall and sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added in some water droplets using Stickles – Ice Blue to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Fireman Matthew – S017  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: 4 Alarm Day – H059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – Scoot by Deena Rutter (6″x6″ – Double-sided), Red Cardstock, Tan Cardstock

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

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Coat and Pants: E53, YR21, Y21, Y04, C3, C2, C1

Hat: E53, YR21, Y21, R46, R29, R24

Boots: C10, C8, C6, C5, C3

Hose: R46, R29, R24, C3, C2, C1, E53, YR21, Y21

Water: Stickles – Ice Blue

Shadow: C3, C2, C1

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.

Check out the High Hopes Website for something else to give you a big smile!

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Day Wrapped in Happiness


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called You Are A Blessing – D19085 for the main image and  Birthday Sentiments 002 – DS163007. This little girl looks so peaceful sitting on her swing with her sweet companion next to her.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I die cut a square out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Then I stamped the image using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then drew in the tree, grass, clouds and sky.

I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink and my MISTI. I used Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and then heat embossed the powder with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I layered the sentiment onto aqua cardstock and the coloured image onto purple cardstock and then popped up both the image and the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  You Are A Blessing – D19085 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Birthday Sentiments 002 – DS163007 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White Card Stock, Purple cardstock, Aqua Cardstock

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E47, E44, E43

Dress: V09, V06, V04

Cat: C10, C8, C5

Swing and Tree: E37, E35, E33

Grass and Leaves: YG13, YG11, G24

Sky and Clouds: B01, B00, B000, B000, B60, C0, Colorless Blender

Book: BG13, BG11, C0

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.

Rainy Day Smiles


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Mary Angel – Q020 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Rainy Rainy Day – H048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. We are in for a lot of rain in the next little while here, but Mary is well prepared for it with her adorable little boots and is ready to play in the puddles. Did you love playing in the puddles with your rain boots when you were little too?

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 6″ x 6″. I used Forever in Time – Splish Splash paper for the background as I thought it went so well with this image. The background paper is double-sided and I loved how well it went together to frame the image and sentiment. I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured the image in with Copic Markers. Once it was coloured in, I fussy cut around it and used B01 to fill in all of the white space as it matched the background paper so well. For the sentiment, I thought it would be cute to turn it into an umbrella as well. To do this, I stamped the sentiment and then drew an umbrella shape around it. I used a scrap piece of copic paper and drew the handle for it and then coloured it and cut it out as well. To finish off the card, I popped up the image and the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added some Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents onto the water and droplets, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear to the wings, Mary’s umbrella and pockets on the raincoat. Unfortunately, the glitter isn’t showing up in the picture.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Mary Angel – Q020  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Rainy Rainy Day – H048 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever In Time – Splish Splash SP344U Double Sided Paper

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Wink of Stella – Clear

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E21, E25, E29

Raincoat and Hat: RV17, RV14, RV06, RV04, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Boots: YG17, YG09, YG06, YG05

Umbrella: RV17, RV14, RV06, RV04, RV02, V15, V09, V04, V01, E37, E35, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Wings: Y000, RV000, BG0000, B0000, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear, Wink of Stella – Clear

Water: B29, B24, B14, B12, Ranger Inkssentials – Glossy Accents

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.

Check out the High Hopes Website for something else to give you a big smile!

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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.

Friends for Heifer!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Clarabelle and Riley – Q032 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Friends for Heifer – G183 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Riley thought Clarabelle could use a big hug. It will be so nice when we can get back together again with friends and family and give them a big hug too!

To make my card this week, I thought I would keep it simple. I thought the cow print from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm went with this card beautifully. I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured the image in with Copic Markers. Once I coloured the image in, I carefully placed it behind the patterned paper and then placed it onto my card base sized 5.5″ x 5.5″. I inked around the edges of the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot and added a little black bow to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Clarabelle and Riley – Q032  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Friends for Heifer – G183 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Shirt: YG67, YG63, YG61, R29, R27, R24

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat and Boots: E29, E27, E25, E23

Scarf: B26, B23, B21, R29

Cow: C10, C8, C6, C1, C0, R11, R02, R01, E53, E51, E50

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.

Check out the High Hopes Website for something else to brighten your day!

Over on the High Hopes Website there is a Store Wide sale, save 20% off right now when you use the coupon Code Love at the checkout!

 

Herd It Was Your Birthday!!!


KLM Digital Designs has just released some brand new stamps this month, and today I’m sharing Woman Farmer Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)! She’s taking some time out from her chores on this beautiful sunny day to wish you a Happy Birthday.

For this card, I printed out the image with my HP Printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Greyscale. Then I coloured it in with Copic markers and fussy cut around it. I used a  black marker to go around all of the image to hide the white paper from where I fussy cut it. I couldn’t cut out the portion between the girl and the shovel, so I used my copics to match the background that I created with the Tim Holtz inks.

For the background, I used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set die and my Cuttlebug to cut Strathmore Bristol Paper (100 lb. – 270 g/m2). Next I created some stencils from Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die and Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders. I used these stencils to create the cloudy background and the fields behind the farm girl using Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I had a small scrap strip of patterned paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm and thought it would go perfectly with this card. I applied this to a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base from AC Cardstock – Autumn collection. I printed out the sentiment and fussy cut it to split it up and attached it on top of the base background. I then popped up the colored image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the background that I created earlier. Then I popped up the entire background onto the base card. I added in a few Party Time dots from Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots and inked around the entire card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint to finish it off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Woman Farmer Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Down on the Farm – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, AC Cardstock – Autumn, Strathmore Bristol Paper (100 lb. – 270 g/m2)

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 Pierced Clouds Die, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders

Tools and Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Party Time Dots, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: YG95, YG93, YG91

Hoe: C5, C3, C1, E39, E35, E31

Boots and Hat: E29, E27, E25, E23

Background: YG61, YG03, YG01, B000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

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.

Butterfly Kisses!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Bessie Buggies Bloom – S173 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Butterfly Kisses – D007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Bessie is all set for Spring and flowers blooming. I’m not very good with flowers, but my husband has a green thumb and is really good at keeping our flower garden looking beautiful every year.

To make this card I started off with a base card of 6″ x 6″. I fell in love with this background paper as it suited the sentiment and the darling little butterfly “Bessie” so well. I tried to colour Bessie’s wings and outfit to match the colours of the other butterflies in the background.

Once the image was coloured, I added some Wink of Stella – Clear to the wings. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up in the picture. I die cut the finished image using my Cuttlebug and circle dies and then I die cut a black circle to layer it onto. I thought this made the image pop. I stamped the sentiment and also layered that onto some black cardstock. I then popped up the sentiment and the image with 3M VHB – 2 sides tape. To finish off the card, I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bessie Buggies Bloom – S173 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Butterfly Kisses – D007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Postcards from Paris II – Webster’s Pages – 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Butterfly Wings: BG78, BG49, BG18, BG15, YG13, Wink of Stella – Clear

Butterfly Body: E34, E33, E31, E30, R22, R20

Buttefly Outfit: Y17, Y08, Y04, R08, YR14

Shoes and Buttons: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y17

Flower, Stem, Leaves: Y17, Y08, Y04, E23, YG67, YG63, YG61, R85, R83, R81

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.

Here’s something else to help you celebrate Spring!!!

Over on the High Hopes Website there is a Store Wide sale, save 20% off right now when you use the coupon Code Love at the checkout!

 

Wine Birthday Divas!!!


Sharing a birthday card today that I made for my aunt using Wine Divas – SC0677 (AI Art Impressions) for both the images and sentiments. My aunt is into crafts and cardmaking too and sometimes when I stay over at her house, we like to share a bottle of wine together, talk and laugh. That is why when I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to make this special card for her birthday. LOL!

To make this card, I used my MISTI to get a nice clean stamped image using Memento – Tuxedo Black and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next I die-cut out the stamped image using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214). I cut the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe at 5.5″ x 4.25″ and mounted it onto top of a white card base 5.5″ x 4.25″. I then inked around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Before, popping up the base image onto the background with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I used my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder to add in the sentiment. I heat set the embossing powder with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

For the inside of the card, I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then, I fussy cut around the image and attached it to the card base using 2 sided tape. I embossed the sentiment to finish off the inside.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Wine Divas – SC0677 (AI Art Impressions)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair Combos: E47, E44, E43, E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E29, E25, E21, E15, YR23, Y21

Blouses, Dress, Earrings and Shoes: BG15, BG11, BG10, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, E35, E34, E33, Colorless Blender

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Table and Chairs:  W3, W2, W1, W0

Big Chair: E37, E35, E34, E33

Wine: R29, R17, R14

Wine Bottle: R29, R17, R14, E15, Y38, Y17, Y08

Purse: E15, Y38, Y17, Y08, YR27

Background: R85, R83, R81, Y08, Y04, Y02

My Aunt loved her card and I hope that you do too! Hope you like it and have a great week!

Happy Mother’s Day Gnomes


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

KLM Digital Designs has just released some brand new stamps this month, and today I’m sharing Mom and Kids Gnomes (KLM Digital Designs)!  This new stamp contains adorable images of a mom, her children and 3 loving sentiments for your mother. A perfect new release for Mother’s Day!

For this card, I decided to create my own family. The digital stamps allow you to resize them to your preference, so I made one boy larger than the other to represent my older and younger brother.

To put the card together, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the sentiment onto Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″ paper. I coloured in the main image with copics and then mounted it onto purple Recollection’s paper.

I cut a piece of Recollections – Petite Floral – Double Sided paper to 6″ x 6″ and mounted it onto my 6″ x 6″ card base. I went around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet. Then I cut the previously printed out sentiment to 6″ x 1.25″ and taped it onto the base card. Lastly, I mounted the coloured image with the purple frame onto the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mom and Kids Gnomes (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, N8, N6, N4

Pants: B26, B23, B21, C3

Shirts: YG67, YG63, YG61

Dresses: V17, V15, V12

Blouses: Y17, Y08, Y04

Hats: BV04, B02, BV00, R37, R35, R17

Shoes: N8, N6, N4, E29, E25, E23

Boots: E27, E25, E23

Purse: E35, E33, E31

Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, 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!

Here’s something else to brighten your day!!!

Over on the High Hopes Website there is a Store Wide sale, save 20% off right now when you use the coupon Code Love at the checkout!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Happy Easter to my Gnomies!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Bunny Painter Gnome and Sentiments Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)! This little Easter Gnome has all of his eggs painted up to give out for Easter. Do you still paint your eggs for Easter too?

To make the card, I printed out the image and sentiment with my HP printer using High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it and the sentiment.

For the background, I cut out a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper 5.5″ x 4.25″.  Then with a stencil that I made using Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Pierced Clouds Die, I created the sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. For the grass, I used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Greens – Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron. Then I used some water and 1/4 round Sable brush and #1 Fine Liner to create the grass.

I used my Xyrons to create a sticker out of the coloured image and sentiment and then mounted the finished image onto a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Bunny Painter Gnome and Sentiments Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer – Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Strathmore Bristol Paper

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

Tools: Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard and Mustache: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0

Hat: YG45, YG41, G21

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E37, E35, E34, E33, W3, W2, W1, BG49, BG45, BG34

Paintbrush: E53, E51, E50, E37, E34, E33, C4, C2, C1, BG49, BG45, BG34

Eggs: B02, B01, B00, BG49, BG45, BG34, Y13, Y08, Y04, R83, R81, RV02

Background: B70, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week! Happy Easter Everybody!

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

Birthday Girl! We Need To Put the Shades On!


Sharing a birthday card today that I made using Sunny Shades Set – SC4988 (AI Art Impressions) for both the image and sentiment.

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

I mounted the background paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad onto a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. Then, I popped up the next layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I mounted the main coloured image onto some Hotpink cardstock and then cut a narrow edge around it. Lastly, I popped up it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Sunny Shades Set – SC4988 (AI Art Impressions)

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair Combos: E47, E44, E43, E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E29, E25, E21, E15, YR23, Y21

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

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23

Blouse 1, Earrings and Shoes:  R89, R85, R83, R81, RV01, RV000

Blouse 2, Earrings and Shoes: Y17, Y15, Y13

Blouse 3, Earrings and Scarf: YR21, YR20, YR16, YR14, YR12

Blouse 4 and Jacket: BG15, BG13, BG11, V09, V06, V04

Glasses: BG05, BG02, BV01, BV00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Background: B04, B02, B01, B00, C2, C1, C0

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Aries Birthday


Sharing a card today that I made using the digital stamp called Aries (The Paper Shelter) for both the image and sentiment for a friend’s birthday. My friend is an Aries, so I thought this would be perfect for her.

To make this card, I printed out the image from my printer onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured it in.

I printed out the background paper from the same set and then mounted it onto  6″ x 6″ cardstock. Then, I popped up the coloured image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Aries (The Paper Shelter)

Inks: HP Printer – High Quality GreyScale and full colour for the background

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Aries (The Paper Shelter), White Cardstock

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R29, R24, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Eyes: G14, G09, G07, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Toga and Ram Top: E35, Y38, Y35, Y21, B04, B02, B000

Ram Horns and Hooves: E37, E35, E33, E31

Ram: E43, E42, E41, R24, R22, R20

Rope:  E44, E43, E41

Circle: E17, E15, E13, G03, G02, G00, Y38, Y35, Y21

Background: Y13, Y11, Colorless blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

I Detect A Birthday!


Sharing a card that I made for my brother this week! For the main image and sentiment, I used It’s A Mystery (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps). My little brother retired from the OPP last year, so I thought this would be a fun card to make for him for his birthday this year.

To make the background for the card, I die cut multiple rectangles using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) in various brown cardstocks and some white Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock.

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

I coloured in the main images with Copic markers and then fussy cut around them leaving a thin white border. I stamped the lamp post using My Creative Time – Wishing You Were Here and then used the co-ordinating die cut to cut it out.

I used Sentiment Label Dies (My Creative Time) to die cut the ribbon and then stamped the sentiment using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Then I used the YNS die cut to trim off the edge so that it matched the rest of the card.

I layered all of the pieces together using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop them up and then 2-sided tape to mount the final rectangles onto the 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base.

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time – Wishing You Were Here, Sentiment Label Dies (My Creative Time)

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Detective: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84

Magnifying Glass: C1

Shadow and Sidewalk: C5, C3, C2, C1

My brother loved his card. I hope you like it too and have a fantastic week!

 

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!


It’s Wednesday, and I’m back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant – Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!

To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the “o” in “Love” and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant – Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Large Filled With Love – H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock

Die-Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Hoppy Easter!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a couple of images that I combined from Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Sending Love Flowers – D18002 and from their Mix and Match Set Mailbox and Wall – M18301. I thought this would make a great combo for a cheerful Easter card.

I made this card in stages. First I die-cut a 5″ x 5″ square out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Then I stamped all of the images onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper. Using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI, I stamped the Girl, bunnies and Bird House first. Then added the mask over top of them.

For the next stage, I stamped the wall. Then I added the mask over top of it as well.

Lastly, I stamped the foliage above the wall with Memento – Bamboo Leaves ink, removed all of the masks and then coloured in the entire image.

Once the image was coloured in, I added the sentiment and then mounted it onto the front of white cardstock cut to 5″ x 5″.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Sending Love Flowers – D18002 (Dreamerland Crafts), Mailbox and Wall – M18301 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Hoppy Friends (Kraftin Kimmie)

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

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White Card Stock

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  Y38, E15, Y21

Dress and Boot: V25, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000

Rabbits: W3, W1, W0, R20, Colorless Blender, Sakura Glaze – Black

Basket: E44, E43, E41

Brick: E57, E35, E33, E09, TN2, TN0

Foliage: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flowers and Leaves: Y17, Y08, Y04, Y00, G17, G14, G07

Bird: BG07, BG05, BG02, YR12, Sakura Glaze – Black

Rocks: C7, C5, C3, C1

Birdhouse: R39, R29, R27, R24, E27, E25, E23

Sidewalk: C3, C2, C1, C0

Sky: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000, C0, Colorless Blender

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.

True Friends!


Welcome Back KLM Digital Designs Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Bunny and Butterfly Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)! I fell in love with this beautiful image as soon as I saw it. I found this stamp to be so peaceful and serene and I love the sentiment that KLM Digital Designs created to go along with it.

To make the card, I printed out the image and sentiment with my HP printer using High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I found this is the best print setting so that your ink won’t smear when you start colouring. I die-cut the image with my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out and coloured it in using Copic markers. Next I mounted the image onto some purple cardstock and left a small border all around it. I cut the sentiment and did the same.

To complete the card, I used a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and used double-sided tape to mount the background paper from K&Company – Susan Wright – SW Botanical. I popped up the image and sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and add some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Bunny and Butterfly Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer – Greyscale

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&Company – Susan Wright – SW Botanical, Purple and White cardstock

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

Tools: Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: W5, W3, W1, W0, RV32, R20, R11

Tulips, Leaves and Stems: G28, G24, G21, G12, V17, V15, V12, V01

Butterfly: E23, Y08, YR16, YR14, YR12

Background: B70, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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

Carrot Express!!!


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

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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

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

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

Embossing: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: W5, W3, W1, R30, R02

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

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

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

Dirt: E37, E35, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Aged to Perfection!!!


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

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

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

Card Recipe:

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

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

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

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

Pants: B26, B23, B21

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

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

Candles: RV09, RV04

Cake Stand: E15, Y35, Y19

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

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Welcome Little One!


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

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

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Stretch – R081 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

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

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.