Tag Archive | Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries

Not Horsin’ Round


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I’m sharing another Valentine’s card I made using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Horsin’ Around Horsey – P130. This little horse and his little friend are trotting by to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

To make my CAS card today, I used The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″. I die cut the 2 background hearts papers from Martha Stewart Crafts – Enchanted Woodland, using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image using Copic Markers. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries to ink around the edges of all of the die cuts.

To assemble the card, double-sided tape was used to adhere the first layer directly to the card base. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the backs of the coloured image and second layer of pattened paper and then they were added to the base. To complete the card, I added 3 hearts from Buttons Galore & More – Heartfelt Shimmerz Embellishments.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Horsin’ Around Horsey – P130 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Martha Stewart Crafts – Enchanted Woodland 12″ x 12″, The Paper Studio – Primary Base Colours 4.25″ x 5.5″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Buttons Galore & More – Heartfelt Shimmerz Embellishments

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Horse: E37, E35, E33, E31, T6, T4, T2, R81

Mouse: W2, R81

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Flower and Stem: G07, G03, RV06, RV04, Y15

Hearts: R39, R37, R35

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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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.

Happy Retirement Bros!


Sharing some cards that I made for my 2 brothers who both retired recently.

My older brother was a Fireman for many years and worked his way up to being a Captain. My younger brother worked for the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP) in various roles and became a Sergeant.  My brother in the OPP worked with forensics and we used to ask him how much of what we saw in TV shows was actually real. He thought it was amazing at how fast they could solve a crime and wishes it was that easy! LOL!

I am very happy for them both, but jealous at the same time. LOL!

I decided to make them both very simple cards and to do them both the same only changing the colours to match their professions. The red is for the fireman and the blue is for the police officer.

To make the cards I used various Tim Holtz inks to create my own background on a 5.25″ x 4.25″ background using the sentiment from Your Next Stamp –  Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709. Next I coloured in both of the images with Copic markers the same and then coloured in one background in various reds and the other in blues.

Next I used my Cuttlebug to die cut  Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) – (Your Next Stamp) and then embossed the sentiment using the same stamp set as above. I then attached the image to the die cut and popped it up with some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

On the inside of the card, I used Your Next Stamp – Cool Tees – CYNS714 for the image and sentiment. Again I coloured up both images to represent their professions. Showing the inside of the 2 cards below.

Unfortunately, I still have to work for a little while longer! LOL! But, someday, my day for retirement will also come.

Congratulations to my 2 brothers, you both worked hard, sometime with long periods away from your families and and now you both deserve some time to enjoy life. Have fun!

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments: Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709 (Your Next Stamp), Cool Tees – CYNS714 (Your Next Stamp)

Die Cut: Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Barn Door, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, TIm Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White cardstock

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Copic Markers for Colouring in images:

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Dog: E18, E17, E15, E13

Policeman background: B29, B28, B24

Fireman background: R59, R37, R35

Both of my brothers loved their cards and I hope that you do too!

Sympathy Card


Hi There,

Sharing a sympathy card that I made using My Creative Time – My Thoughts Are With You Stamp and My Creative Time – Just Because.

Sympathy-Card---MCT

Here is a close up:

Sympathy-CardCup---MCT

To make the flowers in the vase, I stamped the image on some regular paper and then cut out the images to create a mask. Then I stamped the foreground flowers first on watercolour paper with Jet Black – Stazon Ink. Next I put the mask over them and then stamped the background flowers.

Coloured in the flowers with Tim Holtz Distress Ranger Ink and watercolour brush.

Purple flowers: Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet

Pink Flowers: Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries and Candied Apple

Leaves: Mowed Lawn

Water in Vase: Salty Ocean

Stems: Zig Marker – Clover

Flower Centers: Stampin Up – More Mustard

Die cut the frame with My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Outlined cut with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint.

Sentiment – My Creative Time – Inspire Die Cut and My Thoughts Are With You Stamp.

Background paper – Recollection Signature – Kaitlin.

Right side border – Martha Stuart Doily Lace punch