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Santa’s Coming!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Motorin’ By Santa – T094 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Coming To Town – G271 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Santa’s motoring through town to bring everyone some Christmas Cheer!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut the background paper from Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper to be the same size as the base and inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. AC – Black cardstock was cut to 5.5″ x .75″ and adhered to the bottom using double-sided tape. I die cut the village using my Cutttlebug, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and Village Edges dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I coloured in the homes and put some yellow cardstock behind for the windows. Then I took the little doors, coloured them in and inset them back into the die cuts. Once this was done, I added Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent to the hills and Stickles – Diamond to the roof tops.

With my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped both the image and the sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. I added Stickles – Xmas Red to the Holly on the motorbike and Stickles – Diamond to the pop pom on Santa’s hat. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the sentiment using Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set. I ran this through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it on some red cardstock. Then using my cutter, I cut around it leaving a slim border.

Once everything was dry, it was time to assemble the remainder of the card. I applied the houses directly to the base over top of the road. The Santa image and sentiment were both popped up onto the background using 3M double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Motorin’ By Santa – T094 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Coming To Town – G271 (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., AC – Black, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: Elizabeth Craft Designs – 1691 – Village Edges, Whimsy Stamps – Quick Strips Die Set – WSD330

Stickles: Xmas Red and Diamond

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M – 2 sided tape, Gina K Designs – Glitz Glitter Gel – Iridescent, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Eyes: Sakura Glaze – Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

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

Santa Hat, Clothing: R59, R37, R35

Mitts, Seat, Boots and Wheels: C8, C6, C4

Santa’s Beard, Trim and Smoke: C2, C1, C0

Motorcycle, Decorations, Wheel Hubs and Fenders: R59, R37, R35, G14, YG23, YG11, C8, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, Y08

Houses: C5, C4, C3, C1, C0, E55, E53, E51, E50, E44, E43, E41, E15, E13, BV25, BV13, BV11, BV02, B26, B24, B23

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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Good Things To Come!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Jumping Gnome for the main image and Thumbs Up Gnome for the sentiment from the new September release.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die-cut the image using Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I printed out the black and white image again onto regular photocopy paper and used by Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image to use as a mask. I created the grass background and then attached the mask to the coloured image. A combination of Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) which I created stencils from and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass were used to create the clouds in the sky. I accidentally used too much ink for the one cloud, so I decided to cover it up by creating a few trees in the background.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 5.5″.  Using double-sided tape, I attached the coloured image to some black cardstock and then used my trimmer to create a small border. I then added double-sided tape to the back of the black cardstock and adhered it directly to the base to finish off my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment: Jumping Gnome – KLM Digital Designs, Thumbs Up Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

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

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

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01), Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Miscellaneous: Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Mouth: E21, E11, E00, E000, R26, R24

Beard: E47, E45, E43

Jeans and Hat: B26, B23, B21

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Shoes: E27, E25, E23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Trees: YG67, YG63, R25

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.

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!

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.

The Happy Couple!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using the image from The Paper Shelter called The Happy Couple. I made this card for a colleague who was married recently. Here’s wishing the happy couple a very long and happy marriage!

 

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and then printed it out on my HP Printer using High Quality Grayscale. The image was printed onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then fussy cut around it.

Using my Cuttlebug, Spellbinders – S6-138 dies, and I die cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. 5 times for the layers and twice for the sides. For the front of the card, I die cut Crafts Pearl Papers – 02-3081416 with the same dies. For the grass, I die-cut Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On and Lawn Fawn – Simple Grassy Hillsides using Momenta – Cardstock. Lastly, I die-cut the flag banner using Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue and Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies and the sentiment was die cut 5 times with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and once with Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper using PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set.

For the back panel using stencils I had made previously out of Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies, I coloured in the sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn was used to colour in the grass. The card was now ready to put together. I started with the coloured background and added the coloured image to it using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

This was adhered to the side panels using double-side tape on both sides.  Working from back to front, I added on the next layer and applied the grass die cut to front of the layer. This was put through the tabs on the side. I added in the next layers in the same manner. A layer with more grass was added to the 4th layer. I added in the next layer and then for the very front I once again cut off the tabs on both sides and then attached it to the sides using double-sided tape. The banner was then added using glue. The paper for the sentiment had been put through my Xyron Creative Station prior to cutting it. This made it easy to peel of the back of the stickers for each layer and assembling them on top of each other. I used the white layers for the bottom of the sentiment and for the final piece, I used the gold. A small jewel dot was used to finish off the dotted “i”.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: The Happy Couple (The Paper Shelter)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafter’s Companion – Luxury Cardstock – Navy Blue, Crafts Pearl Papers – 02-3081416, Momenta – Cardstock, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On, Lawn Fawn – Simple Grassy Hillsides, Spellbinders – S6-138, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R22, R20, B23, B21, Eyes (Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress: BG70, C00, Colorless Blender

Suit and Tie: T7, T5, T3, B69, B39, B24

Flowers and Greenery: YG17, YG11, YG03, YG01. Y35, Y08, Y02, Y00

Shoes: C8, C7, C5, C3

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Hugs!!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Dreamerland Crafts stamps called True Friendship – D18020 for the main image and sentiment. It’s always great to see our friends and give them a big hug. Now, it’s wonderful that more and more of my family and friends are getting their 2nd Covid shots, so we will all be able to hug each other again when we see each other. Have you given someone a hug today?

To make this card I used a base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I die cut the aqua and pink layers using my Couture Creations – Go Power and Emboss and Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set. I trimmed off the loops and line pattern to create a slim border out of the pink cardstock. I applied liquid glue on the the back of the aqua design and adhered it directly to the base card. Next, I applied some double-sided foam tape to the back of the pink rectangle and placed it on  top of the aqua die cut.

For the main image, I first die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. Next, using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the main image onto this and coloured it in with Copic markers. I stamped a second image onto regular copy paper and fussy cut around the image by hand to create a mask. This I placed over top of the coloured image of the 2 little girls. I was able to create the cloudy sky using the stencil from Heffy Doodle – Cloudy Skies, a combination of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. The grass base was created with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Lawn Fawn – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils and a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush. Then, I removed the mask and added in a little more texture to the grass using the Copics listed below.

To create the “Hugs” sentiment, I first ran some black cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker. Then using the die-cut from Sugar Script – Hugs, I cut it out 4 times to create a raised image. Since, I had already made stickers out of them, it was easy to peel off the backing and layer them on top of each other. I layered the first 3 and then on the last layer, I first applied Stickles – Black Diamond to it and set it aside to dry. Once, it was dry, I added it as the top layer. I just loved how it had that added sparkle. LOL!

To complete my card, I applied some liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and then adhered it directly to the pink layer. I peeled the backing off of my bottom layer of “Hugs” and applied it directly to the coloured image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: True Friendship – D18020 – Dreamerland Crafts

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodebug – Spring Solid Assortment (12″ x 12″)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Gina Marie Designs – Loopy Rectangle Die Set, Sugar Script – Hugs

Stencil: Heffy Doodle – Cloudy Skies, Lawn Fawn – Slimline Grassy Hillside Stencils

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker, Couture Creations – Go Power

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40, E15, Y38, Y21

Dress1: YG03, YG01, R14, R13, R11

Dress2:  RV02, BG72, BG57, BG13, BG11

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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.

Smell The Flowers!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Tink Picking Posies – T027 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Most of the flowers are now in full bloom. It’s so wonderful to see all of the beautiful colours and smell the wonderful aromas of the flowers in our garden. So happy that my husband has such a green thumb and loves gardening!

To make my card this week, I stamped my image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock. I stamped the image a second time onto plain copy paper and fussy cut around it to create a mask. My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to cut out the sentiment and background layer. I coloured in the image using Copic markers and then put my mask over top of the coloured image. Using stencils that I had created earlier with Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Dies (D-05-01), I inked in the clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Once this was done, I removed the mask.

To assemble my card, I started with a base using Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″). I ran the coloured image through my Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the black cardstock. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, was applied to the back of the black frame and then it was attached directly to the base.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Tink Picking Posies – T027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Smell The Flowers – G189 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Black Cardstock, Plain Copy Paper (Mask)

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

Tools Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skunk: 100, C9, C7, C5, R30, R20, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose – Sakura Glaze – Black)

Flowers: RV09, RV06, Y17, Y15, Y11, Y08, V04, V01

Leaves: G28, G24, G21

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B00 to fill in white spots

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!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Birdhouse #1 from the new June release for the image and sentiment. This image also comes with 2 other sentiments: “Welcome To The Neighbourhood” and “Thinking of You”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and the sentiment into Microsoft Word. I printed out the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and a second copy of the image onto copy paper using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around the image on the copy paper to create a mask using my Brother Scan and Cut.

The rectangles were die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. I fussy cut around the sentiment and inked around the yellow rectangle and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I placed the mask over the coloured image and added in my clouds using some stencils that I created previously using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn was added for the base background of the lawn.

To assemble the card, I began with a base card of The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″). I ran all of the elements through my Xyron Creative Station to create stickers out of them and so that they would lay completely flat when assembled. I added all of the layers directly to the base card. To finish it off, I added some CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Birdhouse #1 – KLM Digital Designs

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio – Primary Simply Solids (4.25″ x 5.5″)

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

Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station, CC Designs – Dragon Dreams Enamel Dots, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Birdhouse: V09, V06, V04, Y17, Y15, Y11, E39, E35, E33

Flower and Leaves: YG17, YG03, YG01, V04, V01, Y15

Planter and Dirt: E59, E57, E55, E53, E25, E23, E21, C7, C5, C3, C1

Pole: E39, E37, E35

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11

 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 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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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
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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!

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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!

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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!

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