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Think Snow!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Snowman Stumble – TT014 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Think Snow 2 – FF047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I grew up skating at the outdoor rink directly across the street from my house. We couldn’t wait to get home from school and throw on our skates. The rinks were always full of children from the neighbourhood. We would either play rink games or hockey. I think there was a rink every couple of blocks. As soon as we’d finish eating, we were back on the ice again. Our parents were always yelling at us to come inside at the end of the day. How times have changed. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to be the same size as the base card. With a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, I created the background sky. I applied this directly to the glitter background paper. Once this was done, I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Next, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains were used to die cut the tree scenery using Momenta – Cardstock and using a small dauber I added in some darker touches of green using Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint. The pond was die cut using Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I inked the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment using Joy Crafts – Labels and Tags and inked around the edges with my Picket Fence – Blending Brush and the ink that was still on it from doing the sky.

I coloured in the image with Copic markers and added in some highlights on the skate blades with Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen. I inked the image a second time onto the Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper for the snowman body and fussy cut around it. Once it was coloured in with Copics, I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the base stamped image.

The card was now ready to assemble. Part of the pond was cut off at the top before it was attached it to the sparkly background using glue and double-sided tape. Next, I added some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of the trees and applied it over top of where the sky ended and the pond met. To create the snow around the pond and in between the trees, pond and snow, I used Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while it was still wet. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the liquid and make it puff up to look like fluffy snow. I added some Stickles – Diamond to the pompom. Using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point pen, I created the snow in the sky. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the sentiment and applied it to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowman Stumble – TT014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Think Snow 2 – FF047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Momenta – Cardstock, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, Nellie’s Choice – Nature Scene Dies – NSD001 – Mountains, Whimsy Stamps – Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Joy Crafts – Labels and Tags

Stickles: Diamond

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, R30, R20, YR21, YR16, YR15, Colorless Blender

Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Mitts and Skates: C3, C2, C1, C00, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01

Ice: B00, B000, B000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Winter Wonderland


Sharing a card I made from the Kit and Clowder October 2020 Markers Class called “Winter Wonderland”. I really love snow and nature and this class combined both of those loves for me. The class challenged me in a lot of ways, but I am so happy with the final results. I decided to turn this finished image into a Christmas card.

Alyce is such a wonderful instructor as she takes you through chapter by chapter breaking down everything and she is very easy to follow. I am sure that I will be doing this class a few more times. One for more practice and two because I LOVE this image so much! LOL!

To complete the card, I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station to change it into a sticker as I wanted it lay completely flat on the black cardstock that I was adhering it to. I stamped out the sentiment using the stamp from Rosewood Frog’s Whiskers Ink called May Your Christmas – G1089 with VersaMark ink and then used Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was then heated with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I just thought this sentiment went so well with the image.

I cut some AC White Cardstock and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. Then I added some glue to the back panel of my image and mounted it directly to the base. I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop up the sentiment and then added some embellishments to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Deer Scene – Kit and Clowder Class (LeeHollandArt)

Sentiments: May Your Christmas – G1089 (Rosewood Frog’s Whiskers Ink)

Class Videos: Kit and Clowder October 2020 Markers Class called “Winter Wonderland”

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Gnome For the Holidays


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Snowy Gnome – TLF024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and From Our Gnome – GLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little gnome has gone home for the holidays to celebrate with friends and family. As you can see there are a lot of activities going on in Gnome Town. This little gnome has his snowballs ready for the next snowball fun fight! LOL! While waiting for the other team to get ready, he’s decided to take a little break and enjoy nature with his little cardinal friends. Then, let the fun begin!!!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. I cut some dark blue cardstock, just slightly smaller and adhered it to the card with Tombow Mutli-Liquid Glue. I just love this paper from PhotoPlay called Gnome for the Holidays Christmas. I thought it went perfectly with this new stamp. I cut it at about 5.75″ x 5.75″. Then I glued it to the blue paper.

I die cut multiple circles in a variety of sizes using a mixture of My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles using dark blue and red cardstock and also Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image.

The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock circle using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. It was then coloured it in with Copic markers. For the snow, I used Recollections – Christmas Snow Paste, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – Crystal Fine and a spatula and let it dry overnight. Then  Stickles – Diamond was added onto the top of it. For the sky a mixture of 2 Gel pens were used and then a little bit of Stickles – Diamond to add some glitter to it. I was trying to get it to match the background paper. Once the Stickles was dry, I glued the bottom 2 layers of circles together and then the top 2 circles.  Both were done separately. The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and heated with Marvy Uchida Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment and glued it directly on top of some red cardstock. Then I cut around that as well.

To complete the card I popped up the bottom circles, top circles with coloured image and sentiment with the 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, I added some more sparkle with Stickles – Diamond by adding it to the base of the card in random places.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowy Gnome – TLF024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: From Our Gnome – GLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas, AC White Cardstock Dark Blue Cardstock, Red Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Shirt, Hat and Berries: R59, R37, R35, R24, R22, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Pants, Leaves and Mitts: G99, G94, G21, YG03

Shoes: C9, C7, C5

Cardinals and Scarves: R59, R37, R35, R24, R22, C7, C5, C3, YR16, YR12

Snowballs: BV23, BV20, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B16, B14, B12, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond

Ground: Recollections – Christmas Snow Paste, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – Crystal Fine, Stickles – Diamond

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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