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Happy Birthday MVP!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Touchdown Trevor – R027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Both of my brothers were All Stars when they played Football in High-School a long time ago. Sports were always a big part of our lives growing up and for a lot of our family, they still are!!!

To make my card this week, the image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image and then I coloured it in with Copic markers. For the background, I used my Cricut Explore to die cut the football and goal post using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper with an image from 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party. Using pre-cut stencils for clouds, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a Picket Fence – Blending Brush to create them. I added in the grass with a Picket Fence – Blending Brush, finger dauber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn. Black, brown and yellow cardstock were added behind the cut-out. The sentiment was cut with my cutter and the corners were snipped off with scissors. To give it an edge, I went around the cut sentiment with Copic marker – E23.

To assemble the card, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″) for the base. 2-sided tape was applied to the back of the coloured background image and it was attached directly to the base. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the back of the coloured image and back of sentiment and applied to the top of the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Touchdown Trevor – R027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Birthday MVP – G174 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″), Yellow Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Brown Cardstock

Cricut Die Cuts: 3 Birds – Life’s a A Party

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie , Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set (Used both to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Brother Scan and Cut, Cricut Explore

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Browns: E29, E27, E25, E23

Gold: E15, Y35, Y108, YR24

Pants: C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

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.

Rabbits Story Time!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Reading Gnome with Rabbits from the new June release. I think this image is such a peaceful scene. These little rabbits are really interested in the story about their cousin Peter Rabbit. We have a little family of wild rabbits that have adopted our backyard yard. I wonder if they’d sit close to me while I read to them. LOL!

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and copy paper using my HP Printer. Using my Cuttlebug, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut black cardstock and the image. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and I created the cloud background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Tumbled Glass with a mixture of cloud stencils I created using Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie. I had used my Brother Scan and Cut to create the mask to put over the image while I created the clouds.

To assemble the card, I used Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes cardstock (5.5″ x 4.25″) for the base. Using double-sided tape, I attached the coloured image and black layer to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Reading Gnome with Rabbits – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″), Black cardstock

Die Cuts Stencils: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01), My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

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

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21, C3, C2, C1, C0

Book and Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, YR30, Y000

Rabbits: W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, R30, R20

Egg Box: E57, E55, E53, E51

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.

Seas The Day!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Boating Gnome from the new June release. This stamp comes with 2 other sentiments, “It’s a boat time” and “You float my boat”. There’s nothing like getting up early in the morning and rowing a boat along a shore seeing the wildlife when you go camping. It’s so peaceful and serene.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and copy paper using my HP Printer. Using my Cuttlebug, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut red, blue cardstock and the image. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and I created the cloud background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Broken China, Tumbled Glass with a mixture of cloud stencils I created using Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie. I had used my Brother Scan and Cut to create the mask to put over the image while I created the clouds.

To assemble the card, I used Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes cardstock (5.5″ x 4.25″) for the base. I attached the coloured image to the blue layer using double-sided tape. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to backs of the red and blue rectangles and attached directly to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Boating Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″), Red cardstock, Blue cardstock

Die Cuts Stencils: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01), My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Brother Scan and Cut, Picket Fence – Blending Brush

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E47, E44, E43, E42

Hat and Glasses: R29, R27, R24, R22, C5

Bathing Suit: B79, B69, B66

Boat and Oar: E39, E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, WR27, R24, R17

Water: BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000

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.

Feel Good!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called Having You Around – D19078 for the main image and sentiment. There’s nothing like the love between a boy and his faithful companion. They become best friends as they both grow older together!!!

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I also cut a panel the same size out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I used this to create my background using stencils I created to make clouds by Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) and inks listed below by Tim Holtz. Copic markers were used to colour in the water and I used My Favourite Things – Slimline Grassy Edges Stencil as a guide for the grass on the bottom of the card. Using my MISTI and Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink, I stamped the sentiment and then embossed the ink with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. This was heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I used double-sided tape and attached my background panel to the base card.

Using my Cuttlebug and dies from Studio Light – Wonderful Autumn, I cut the trees and landscape out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Copic markers, I coloured these in as well. Then I layered them on top of each other and used glue to adhere them to the coloured background.

Next, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and coloured it in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image by hand and used a black marker to go around all of the edges. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was applied to the back of the image and it was placed on top of the background to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Having You Around – D19078 – Dreamerland Crafts

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Die Cuts: Studio Light – Wonderful Autumn – StencilWA311, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Stencil: My Favourite Things – Slimline Grassy Edges Stencil (ST-151)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Shirt and Hat: E89, E87, E84, R24

Jeans:  B26, B23, B21

Dog: E55, E53, E51

Boat: E49, E27, E25, E23, E21

Trees: E25, E23, G99, G94, G82

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Water: B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B04, B02, B01, B000

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.

Sunshine and Seashells!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Seascape Gnome from the May releases. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Seas Every Opportunity” and “Be Shore of Yourself”! I don’t know about you, but I love walking along a beach to collect seashells. It’s always so much fun!

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and a second copy onto regular copy paper using my HP Printer. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out the image from the copy paper. I used this as a mask to put over my main image. With the mask in place, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass along with cloud stencils I had created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) set.

Once this was completed, I removed the mask and began to colour in the water and sand. It was now time to colour my gnome. I unfortunately colured the first layer for the bottom of the beard blue, thinking it was part of the robe he was wearing. Uggggh! I didn’t want to start over, so I just finished colouring the mustache with my Copic markers and then tried to see if I could use the same colours to colour over the blue. It  didn’t quite work out a 100%, so I decided to use my PrismaColor Pencils to colour over top of the Copic markers. This seemed to fix it. I moved on to finish the rest of image.

After I was satisfied with the colouring of the image, I trimmed it down to 5.25″ x 4″. I applied double-sided tape to the back of the image and adhered it to a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Seascape Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Die Cut Stencils: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43, E40, PrismaColor Pencils – Gingeroot (PC1084), Dark Brown (PC946), Sandbar Brown (PC1094), Cream (PC914)

Clothing: B16, B04, B02, B01

Hat: B16, B04, B02, B01, BG53, BG49, BG45, BG02, BG01, BG000, Smooch – Pool

Sand: E37, E35, E33, E31

Water: BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B02, B01, B000, BG11, BG10

Starfish: YR31, YR09, YR04

Conch: YR31, YR21, YR20, R00, R000

Seashell: YR02, YR01, YR00, YR000

Pail: BG53, BG49, BG45, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Lettering: Atyou Spica – Lemon (05)

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.

Soccer For You!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Soccer Gnome from the new May release. This image also comes with 3 more sentiments, “I Bet You Play Soccer”, “Because Your A Keeper” and “I Get A Kick Out of You!”.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then again on to plain paper using my HP Printer. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut the image out of the plain paper to use as a mask. I put this over top of my main image character and added in the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass and a mixture of cloud stencils I created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies. Then I removed the mask. I coloured in the remainder of the image with Copic markers and then trimmed it off to be 5.25″ x 4″.

For the base, The Paper Studio – Christmas Box of Cards 2012 pre-made cards was used at the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I attached the coloured image directly to the base card using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Soccer Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Christmas Box of Cards 2012

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43, E42

Shirt, Hat and Shoes: R59, R39, R37, R35

Pants and Shoes: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Soccer Ball: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, 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.

Happy Canada Day!!


Sharing a card I made for Canada Day today using KLM Digital Designs – Canadian Gnome. I paired this up with stickers from Photoplay – O Canada 2. So proud to be a Canadian and being able to celebrate it every July 1.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and fussy cut around it. Using a black marker, I went around all of the edges.

For the base card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper was used at the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a mixture of cloud stencils I created using Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Sets. The grass was made using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and stencils I created using Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cut dies and Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders.

To complete the card, I drew a flag pole with rope and attached the flag sticker. I added the small Maple Leaf sticker onto the hat and attached the image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I applied some Copic Y17 and Y13 below the gnome. Lastly, I added the “Happy Canada Day” sticker.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Canadian Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., PhotoPlay – O Canada 2 by Becky Moore (Stickers)

Die Cuts \ Stencils: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set, Lawn Cuts – Simple Stitched Hillside Borders – Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn – Stitched Hillside Borders

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Shirt: C3, C1, C00, R37, Colorless Blender

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat and Maple Leaf: R39, R37, R35, C1, C00

Boots: E57, E55, E53, E27, E25, E23, E21

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.

Anniversary Gnomes!!


Sharing a card I made today combining the image from KLM Digital Designs April Release called Bride Gnome and image and sentiment from Groom Gnome. These images could be used separately or together and come with multiple sentiments.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then I printed them out again on regular copy paper and used my Brother Scan and Cut  to cut around them. I used these as masks over top of the coloured images. Using multiple Tim Holtz inks listed below, I created the sky with a stencil I had created from Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die and grass stencil I created from Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders.

For the base card, Recollections – Christmas Cards and envelopes paper was used at the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I die cut the finished coloured image with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and glued it to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bride Gnome – KLM Digital Designs, Groom Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Sentiment: Groom Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Salty Ocean, Broken China, Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Christmas Cards and Envelopes – 5″ x 6.5″

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01), Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Hat and Tuxedo: C9, C7, C5, C3, C2

Shirt Sleeves: C00, Colorless Blender

Shoes: 100, C10, C8, C6, C5

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14

Dress and Shoes : B60, C00, Colorless Blender

Flowers, Leaves, Vest and Ribbon: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, Y17, Y04, YG17, YG13, YG03, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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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.

Surfing Gabriel!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Surfing Gabriel – TT516 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and No Waves – FR011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Gabriel is enjoying the waves and the bright skies. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up here so that I can start swimming again too!

To make my card this week, I die cut a square from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. A larger square was cut using Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies and spare blue cardstock. The image and sentiment were both stamped using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers. Then, I created a mask and put it over top of the coloured image and added in my clouds using various Tim Holtz inks listed below and Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (Used to create stencils). To create the spray on the waves, I mixed a little bit of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White paint and applied it to the coloured image using a 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple brush. For a little extra sparkle, I added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.

Brother Scan and Cut was used to die-cut around the sentiment. Edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. A second circle was die cut using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles out of aqua cardstock and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers.

To assemble the card, I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 for the base. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean was used to ink around the edges of the card. The coloured image was glued to the larger square and the sentiment was glued to the larger circle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was attached to the backs of the larger circle and square and attached to the base card. To finish it off, YNS Gumdrops were added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surfing Gabriel – TT516 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: No Waves – FR011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards), Aqua cardstock, Blue cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Waffle Flower – Nesting Square dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Stencil: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie (Used to create stencils)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple, YNS Gumdrops, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20 (Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Swim Trunks: B79, B69, B66, YG03, YG01

Surf Board: Y38, Y17, Y15, YR18, YR16, BG57, BG32, BG11

Water: BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000

Water Droplets: B06, B02, B00

Sentiment: B000

Foamy Water: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, DecoArt Glamour Dust

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.

Surfer Bob!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Surfer Bob – TT519 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Surf’s Up – FR009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wild and crazy Bob has awesome balance on his surf board. We had the opportunity to see surfers in Hawaii riding the waves on one of our trips. It was amazing!!! I’ve never tried surfing before, but I would sure love to. It’s definitely on my bucket list. 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 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.

To create the background, I first created a mask of Surfer Bob using Post-It Note paper and fussy cut around the image. Then I put it over top of the coloured image. Using a Picket Fence – Blending Brush and Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil, I began the top of the sky with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I did this for 2 rows and then switched to Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, followed by Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China. The mask was removed and the water was created by just adding a mixture of strokes with the Copic colours listed below.

I added double-sided tape to the coloured image and attached it to the base. Then, I mixed a little bit of FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat – White paint. Using a 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple brush, I created the water spray for the waves. For a little extra sparkle, I added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surfer Bob – TT519 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Surf’s Up – FR009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China

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

Stencil: Lawn Fawn – Cloudy Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence – Blending Brush, 1/4″ H.J. Domed Dry Stipple

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Swim Trunks: B69, B52, Y17, C01 for shading

Surf Board: Y17, Y15, YR18, YR16, YR14

Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000, C0

Foamy Water: FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat – White, DecoArt Glamour Dust

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.

Snoozing Gnome!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs new April Release called Snoozing Gnome. This little gnome is relaxing and enjoying the day. The image also comes with 2 other sayings, “pause and Reset” and “just Breathe”.

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image 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 created the cloud background using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snoozing Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass

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

Die Cuts Stencils: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Shirt: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Mushroom: R46, R14, R08, E43, E42, E40, C1, C00, 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.

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.

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.

Old – Not Extinct!!


Sharing the second image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs today from the new February release called Dinosaur Collection. Love this collection and the images are great for masculine cards too! This is perfect some of your friends reaching a milestone birthday, like 40, 50 or 60 or older. LOL!

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 and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and a mixture of cloud dies were used to create the sky.

Once all of the colouring was completed, I attached the image to the base using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Dinosaur Collection (KLM Digital Designs)

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

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

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dinosaur Skull and  Bones: E55, E53, E51, E50, E40, E30

Mountain: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E33

Stones: C5, C3, C1

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

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.

You still have some time to take advantage of this great deal at KLM Designs.

Happiness


Hi Everyone! It’s the new year and it’s never too early to start making your Christmas cards. Today, I’m featuring a Christmas card from Dreamerland Crafts new Christmas release called Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009.

To create this card, I first stamped my images using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.  The images were coloured in with Copic markers. Then I fussy cut around them and went around the edges with a black marker and set them aside.

Next, I worked on the background. I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I created the sky using the Tim Holtz inks listed below and then added in some snow using Stamperi – Glamour Paste – Sparkling White and sprinkling on some Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter while it was still wet. I then set this aside to dry. Once the paste was dry, I stamped the sentiment using VersaMark ink. The sentiment was embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

The bench was die cut using Joy Crafts – Floral Flourishes – 6002/0191, my Cutttlebug and Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Christmas paper. Shadows were added in using T5 Copic Marker. I created a base card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to the size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I added double-sided tape to the coloured background and adhered it directly to the base. Using double-sided tape, I added the bench to the background. I popped up the images on the bench using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The snow and stars were added in using a combination of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Sequins was added from some mixed sparkles I had.

To finish off the card, I added in some Cosmic Shimmer – Fluffy Puff around the bottom of each of the legs of the bench and also onto the trim of the girl’s cape, kitten’s cape and pompom. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond onto the snow and the girl’s cape for added texture.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Happiness Is Time Spent With A Good Friend – D20009 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Christmas

Glitter \ Snow: Stamperi – Glamour Paste – Sparkling White, Stickles – Diamond, Cosmic Shimmer – Fluffy Puff

Die Cuts: Joy Crafts – Floral Flourishes – 6002/0191

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20, Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Cape and Dresses:  BG72, BG57, BG34, BG11

Pants: T7, T5, T4, T3

Boots: E55, E50, E29, E27, E25, E23

Kitty: T7, T5, T3, R20, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hat and Antlers: C2, R39, R37, R35

Sky: Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen,

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.

Grad Gnome!!


My nephew graduated and I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little Graduation Gnome With Diploma from KLM Digital Designs that I made for him. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Congrats Grad!”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Congratulations” and “Today is your day!”.

To make the card, I printed out the main image 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 coloured it in with Copic markers.

I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 8.5″ x 4.25″. I scored the paper at 4.25″. Then I used a mixture of Tim Holtz inks to create the background. Once I was satisfied with the look, I used Hammerill paper, my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die and popped this die cut up over the coloured background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The sentiment was die cut using MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags, inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door and then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

The sentiment was popped up the same way to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet and Lucky Clover

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

Die Cut: Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die – YNSD770, MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42

Hat, Shoes and Gown: C10, C8, C6, T10, T8, Black (100)

Diploma: E41, E40

Tassel: R59, R39, R37, R35

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.

Thank Ewe!!


Hi Everyone! On December 11, 2020, I went in to have Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Surgery. The surgery went really well with no complications and I was home on the same day. I had a lot of rest over the past month, recovering, sleeping long hours and sleeping peacefully knowing that I no longer had to worry. I started back to work remotely last week. It was a long awaited surgery and I was extremely happy to have been lucky enough to have it during these Covid times, as many surgery’s were being cancelled. I had been dealing with Pre-Cancer off and on for the past 12 years beginning in my late 40’s, having multiple smaller operations and taking medication. My aunt had died in her 50’s because she didn’t seek help from a doctor until it was too late and my mother was also diagnosed with Uterine Cancer in her early 50’s as well. Thankfully, my mom was just in the early stages and had the operation in time and has had no issues since. It’s amazing how far technology and science have come. Not long ago, you would have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in the hospital and then another 5 – 6 weeks to recover at home.

As a thank you to the surgeons and nurses that took such good care of me before, during and after my surgery, I made them all cards to express my thanks. I thought I would share them with you and hope you like them too.

All of the cards used Hammermill 5.5″ x 4.25″ for the base. For the front of my cards, I made them all the same using Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas) retired stamp for the sentiment and main image. I coloured it in with Copic markers and then stamped the image again onto Post-It note to used as a mask. I layered the mask over top of the lamb and used my cloud stencil that I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the clouds. The embossed front was made using Cuttlebug – Thank You Embossing Folder.

To make the inside of the nurses card, I used Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions) for the main image and top sentiment and Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time for the bottom sentiment. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the inside of the cards for the surgeons, I printed out the stamps from MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things) and MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things) for the images and sentiments using High Quality Grayscale. Then coloured them in with Copic Markers.

 

 

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things), MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Sentiments: Proud Nurse Set – 4899 (Art Impressions), Wooly Lambs (Craftin Desert Divas), Craftin Desert Divas – Tissue Time, MFT_BB090_SuperHeroinScrubs_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

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

Die Cut: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, MFT_BB091_DoctorsOrders_Printable (My Favourite Things)

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug – Thank You

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Lamb: B60, C5, C3, C1, B05, B04, B00, T7, T5, T3, R22, R20, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Bell: YR24, YR23, Y15, Y11

Bow: R89, R85, R83, R81

Fence: E25, E23, E21, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Greenery: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flowers: V04, BV01, Y17, Y15, Y13, B02

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E22, R22, R20

Hair: E18, E08, YR18, YR14, E47, E44, E43

Hat and Outfits: B29, B26, B24, B23, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11

Shoes: B41, B21, B14, B12

Table and Chairs: E42, E41, E40, C5, C3, C1

Coffee Mugs and Coffee: B06, B05, B04, B02, E25, E23, E21

Stethescopes: R39, R37, R24, 100 – Black, C3, C1

Shadow: T3, T2, T1

Doctors:

Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43, 100, C7, C5

Scrubs: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11

Coat: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Stethascope and Shoes: T5, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pen: B28, B26, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Clipboard: C5, C3, C1, E34, E33, YR30, B0000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Feeling Up To Par!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Get Well Card featuring Golfer Glen – T084 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) paired with the sentiment Up To Par – G257 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). It’s always hard to find Get Well Cards for men, and I thought the pairing of these 2 stamps went so well together.

To create the card this week, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. Then, I stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was then coloured in with Copic Markers. I stamped the image again onto Post-It Note paper and used it as a mask. Then, I applied the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and cloud stencils I made from Avery Elle – PiercedCloudsDie and Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set. Then I used some washi tape to mask the main image border and inked around it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean.

The card was now ready to assemble, I attached the coloured image to a card base made from Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper, folded to 5.5″ x 4.25″.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Golfer Glen – T084 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Up To Par – G257 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

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

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

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R21, R20, R01, R00, B23

Hair and Iron: C5, C3, C1

Shirt: Y38, Y35, Y32

Pants: E50, E39, E35, E33

Socks: Y38, Y35, Y32, YR18

Shoes: E53, E50, E49, E47, E39, E37, E37

Bird: B69, B41, B29, B23, YR16

Tee and Grass and Ball: YG61, YG17, YG25, YG03, YR18, YR16, 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.

Meowy Christmas!


Hi Everyone! I’m participating in the 2020 Cat Lovers Blog Hop (#2020CatLoversHop) this year.

This is my third year joining the fun event. For six years, Her Peaceful Garden has been sponsoring The Cat Lover’s Blog Hop and it is a lot of fun.

 

Here is a second Christmas card that I have created for the hop using Deck The Halls – GSD438 (Gerda Steiner Designs) for the main image and sentiment. I have always had black cats, so that is why I mainly colour all cat images in shades of black. LOL!

To make my card, I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card the same sized and stamped on the main image. Copic markers were used to colour the image in. Then I used some Clear – Wink of Stella to add a little bit of sparkle to both of the baubles. For the background, I started with Copic colours BG01 and BG000. Then I blended in Tim Holtz Distress Inks with a sponge dauber working from the inside to the outside. Once this was done, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and applied Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

The frame was die cut using my Cuttlebug, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red cardstock and die cut called Hero Arts – Fancy Dies – Christmas Lights Border Fancy. I added some liquid glue onto the back and placed it on top of my finished image. To complete the card, I attached the main image to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  Deck The Halls – GSD438 (Gerda Steiner Designs)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red – 8.5 x 11″

Die Cuts: Hero Arts – Fancy Dies – Christmas Lights Border Fancy – DI786

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: N8, N6, N4, R30, R22, Sakura Glaze – Black for nose and eyes

Lights: B69, B16, B12, BG01, Y35, Y15, Y11, Y08, R37, R35, R30, R22, YG09, YG05, YG01, G09, 100, Colorless Blender

Bobbles: BG09, BG07, BG05, R59, R39, R37, R35, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen, Clear – Wink of Stella

Background: BG01, BG000, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Three Kings Bringing Joy


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring the adorable image Three Kings – T201 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the sentiment Joy To The World – GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).  Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and then used a black marker to go around all of the edges. For the sentiment, I stamped it out and then used My Creative Time: Fun Vertical Greetings to die cut it.

For the base card I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. to create my background at 5.5″ x 4.25″ and also the base card.  I used various Tim Holtz inks listed below to create the night sky and earth at the bottom. After the basic blending was done, I layered Kraftin’ Kimmie – Twinkle Little Stars stencil over top of the base and applied Stampin Up – Whisper White using a sponge dauber. I removed the stencil and cleaned it off. Then placed it on top again. This time, I used a sponge dauber and FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint to give the stars some sparkle. Note: A little dab of this paint goes a long way. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to help speed up the drying process.

Once the paint was all dry, the card was ready to be assembled. I cropped the background to 5.25″ x 4″ and placed it directly onto the base. Then the main image and sentiment were added using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Kings – T201 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Joy To The World – GLL012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Wild Honey, Stampin Up – Whisper White

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time: Fun Vertical Greetings

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Twinkle Little Stars

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, FolkArt – Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: Black, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1

Shoes: C5, C3

Left King Clothing and Urn: V28, V25, V22, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Centre King Clothing and Bag: B69, B28, B24, B18, B16, B14, B12, E89, E87, E84, E55, E53, E51, E50, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Right King Clothing and Bottle: R59, R39, R37, R35, E15, YR24, Y35, Y08, G19, G17, G14, YG09, YG07, YG03

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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