Tag Archive | Spring

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
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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 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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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Sending Smiles!


Spring is just around the corner!

It’s Wednesday, and for today’s card I used Andreas Kitties – R202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Sending Smiles – G276 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This cheery little girl is hoping to bring smiles to everyone she knows and hopefully put a smile on your face too. She’s already for Spring! Are you??? I know I am. LOL!

To make this card, I started out with a 6″ x 6″ card base and then mounted the background onto the card. I cut the ovals and scalloped oval using my Cuttlebug and die cut from My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. The sentiment was cut out using My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies.

For the main image, I used Copic markers to colour it all in. I fussy cut around the image and then traced around all of the edges using my black Copic marker. I edged around all of the borders of the die cuts with various Tim Holtz distress inks. I assembled the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

To add the last finishing touch to the card, I added in some flowers along the side and a pearl in the centre for all of the yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Andreas Kitties – R202 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Sending Smiles – G276 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Dear Lizzy – Day Dreamer 6″x6″ (15.2×15.2cm), Forever in Time – Dandelion Wish SP344-23, Purple Cardstock, Stamperia – Lilac Flowers

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies, My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Prima Flowers – Ameruse Pastel Mix, Recollections – Handmade Flowers

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Blouse and Socks: Y08, Y04, Y00

Dress: V09, V06, V04, V01

Shoes: W9, W7, W6, W5, W3, W1

Cats: C7, C5, C3, W5, W3, W1, E27, E25, E23, R20

Straw Basket: E34, YR23, Y23, Y21

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

 

Just A Note!


Welcome KLM Digital Design Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a new stamp set from KLM Digital Designs called Mailbox Greetings. These little country birds decided to make their home in someone’s mailbox and are enjoying the nice sunny weather. A lot of snow here still where I live, so it will be a while before we get to see some flowers blooming and some nice clear skies. LOL!

This stamp set would make a wonderful addition to your collection if you would just like to send a little thank-you to someone or just to write them a short note.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Mailbox Greetings (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Gray Scale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Dusty Concord

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″

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Craftin Desert Diva’s Fancy Frames

Coloured with Copic Markers:

Birds: E27, E25, E23, YR12, Sakura Glaze – Black

Sky: B91, B34, B28, B26, B24, B23, B12, B01, B00, BG70, Colorless Blender, Prismacolor Premier Pencil – White

Post: E47, E43, E35

Mailbox and Handle: C6, C4, C2, R39, R29, R27, R24

Nest Under Bird: Y23, Y11, E33, E30, E84

Grass and Leaves: G14, G09, G07, YG17, YG13, YG07

Flowers: V12, V09, V06, V04

Thank you and have a great week!