Tag Archive | Spring

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!

 

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!