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Hot Cocoa Hugs!


Coffee Loving Cardmakers is currently hosting the 2020 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! For my first entry into this hop, I chose the adorable #YNS (Your Next Stamp) called Hot Cocoa Hugs – CYNS491 I couldn’t resist these adorable little mice. Winter is coming and who doesn’t love hot chocolate???

Stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card with Memento – Tuxedo Black using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″. The image was coloured with Copic Markers and then I created a mask and put it over top of the coloured image.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers to create my background and then removed the mask. I used the Bookmark and Tags Die Set (Whimsy Stamps) to die cut the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then used the Tim Holtz inks to colour it and go around the edges. The sentiment was then stamped on using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder was applied on top. Then, I used Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to heat emboss the powder.

To complete the assembly, I attached the finished image with double-sided tape to my base card of 5.5″ x 4.25″, which was made using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. Lastly, I added a few mini round gems.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Hot Cocoa Hugs – CYNS491 (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers

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

Die Cut: Bookmark and Tags Die Set (Whimsy Stamps)

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Recollections – Boutique Fleur – Mini Round Gems

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Mice: W4, W2, W0, R30, R22, R02, R01, Nose and Eyes – Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Mug: BG57, BG53, BG49

Saucer: BG15, BG11, BG10, BG000

Spoon and Cocoa: C5, C3, C1, E39, E37, E35

Marshmallows and Whipped Cream: C1, C0, Y32, Y23, Y21, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Entered into these challenges:

2020 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! #fallwinter2020clh

Saying Hi!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19093 (Dreamerland Crafts) for the images and sentiment that I used to create this little scene. I just love how you can used these little stamps to create a variety of scenes. To colour my card this week, I thought I would try using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I normally colour with Copic markers, so this was a bit of a challenge for me.

To make this card I used a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″ by Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the background paper using my MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. The powder was then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Strathmore – Watercolor Paper – 140 lb. was die cut using my Cuttlebug and dies from My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. For the images, I used my MISTI and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wicked Black Ink.  I created a mask of the bear’s head using some Post-it Note paper and set it aside. To create the scene it was done in stages. First the bear and the little flower pots were stamped. Then the mask created earlier was put overtop of the little bear as show below. The poles, clothesline and grass were then stamped next.

Lastly, the T-Shirts, birds and clouds were stamped. Once this was completed, the mask for the bear was removed. The images were coloured in with the colour recipe listed below and Sakura Glaze – Black was used for all of the little eyes. Once the colouring was all completed, the finished scene was mounted directly to the base with 2-sided tape. Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Dots were added to put a finishing touch on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments:  Mix and Match Clear Stamps – DCS 19093 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wicked Black Ink, VersaMark, Sakura Glaze – Black

Paper: Strathmore – Watercolor Paper – 140 lb., Hot Buy – Recollections – Watercolour Solids

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Dots

Image coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Bear: No. 64 – Oatmeal, No. 61 – Light Brown, No. 201 – Pink Haze, No. 26 – Light Pink

Sky:  No. 31 – Cobalt Blue, No. 36 – Light Blue

Clouds: No. 99 – Cool Gray 1, No. 90 – Gray

Grass: No. 47 – May Green, No. 41 – Light Green

Poles: No. 58 – Deep Brown, No. 62 – Dark Brown, No. 66 – Dark Oatmeal

Flowers: No. 61 – Light Brown, No. 52 – Bright Yellow, No. 55 – Pale Yellow,

Watering Can: No. 090 – Gray

Birds: No. 32 – Persian Blue, No. 30 – Blue

T-Shirts: No. 84 – Deep Violet, No. 83 – Lilac

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.

Make it Rain!


Sharing a fun birthday card that I made for my husband this week using Make It Rain – CYNS728 (#YourNextStamp) for the main image and sentiment. I thought it would be fun to put the image inside a balloon too! Now if only that could be Lottery Winnings he was holding onto. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple lime green card base, sized at 5.5″ x 4.25″.  For the bottom layer I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper and multiple Tim Holtz inks which I have listed below. Then I die-cut the top layer with my Cuttlebug and #Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die. Hammermill paper was used for this also. I mounted the bottom layer directly onto  the base card and then attached the top die-cut layer using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

For both of the sentiments, I used my MISTI, VeraMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail on black cardstock. Then a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat emboss the powder.

The balloon was die cut using My Creative Time – Stitched Circle Balloon Dies MCT-D137 to cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card which I then stamped the main image onto using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. The image was coloured with Copic Markers.

To assemble the remainder of the card, the image and sentiment were popped up on top with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Some ribbon was tied to the bottom of the balloon and some Kraftin’ Kimmie dots were used.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Make It Rain – CYNS728 (#YourNextStamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mermaid Lagoon, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron, Versamark

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

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Stitched Circle Balloon Dies MCT-D137, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die – YNSD770

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, American Crafts – Premium Ribbon, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Kraftin’ Kimmie Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dog: E33, E31, E29, E27, E25, E23, R89, R59, R39, R37, R35, R24, C0, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Money: G99, G94, G21, G82, YG05, YG04

Balloon: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

 

 

Birthday Message For You!


Welcome Back Dreamerland Craft Fans!

Today, I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using a combination of Dreamerland Crafts stamps.  A Special Message For You – D16001 was used for the boy image and sentiment, Mailbox & Wall – Mix & Match Collection – M18301 and  Window & Gate – Mix & Match Collection – M18302 were used to create the background. I just love how these stamps came together to help me to create this scene.

 

To make this card I used a base card of 6″ x 6″. I die cut X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and dies from Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B. I used the square die that was about 5.75″ x 5.75″.

Next, I created a mask of each of the stamps I was going to use to create the scene. The boy was stamped first and then I placed the mask over top of him. Next was the gate, then the brick wall and the foliage.  I added the masks after stamping each piece. Lastly, I stamped the 2 windows. All masking was removed at this point.

To create the main building brick wall, I used Kraftin’ Kimmie Stencil – Brick Wall. Using my magentic mat, small magnets were used to hold the stencil down over the image. Then Copic markers were used to create the texture of the brick. Once all of the brick was done, C4 and C2 were used to fill in the spaces in between. I drew in the sidewalk using a combination of C0 – C5 markers.

After all of the main colouring was done, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch was used to stamp the sentiment. Then, because I was using my MISTI, it was easy to then re-ink the sentiment with Versamark ink and then emboss it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat up the embossing powder.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  A Special Message For You – D16001 (Dreamerland Crafts), Mailbox & Wall – Mix & Match Collection – M18301 (Dreamerland Crafts), Window & Gate – Mix & Match Collection – M18302 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: A Special Message For You – D16001 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Die Cuts: Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Brick Wall Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair:  E47, E44, E43

Shirt: YG97, YG95, G21

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boot: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Main Building Brick Wall: E37, E35, E08, E04, C4, C2, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Brick Wall Stencil

Lower Brick Wall: E53, E51, E44, E43, E34, E31, E30, BV23, BV20

Gate: E39, E37, E34, E31

Foliage and Flowers: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, G07, V17, V15

Window and Ledgings: E44, E43, E31, E30, E27, E25, E23, E21, E42, E41, E40

Sidewalk: C4, C3, C2, C1, C0

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.

Cupcake Gnome


Today I’m sharing this adorable Cupcake Gnome image from KLM Digital Designs new August release. He’s made this big cupcake just in time to help a special someone celebrate another amazing  birthday year!

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was then coloured in with Copic markers, fussy cut, then lined around all of the edges with a black marker.

For the main background, I used a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″.  PhotoPlay – Party Girl paper was used to create the background. To do this, multiple layers of the paper were cut out using a mixture of My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and Layers. Then the cut rectangles were edged with Kraftin Kimmie – Mermaid Melody and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pink Pizzaz inks.

For the sentiment. “Happy Birthday” was die cut 5 times and then layered to give it dimension. Once all of the layers were completely assembled the tops of each were stamped with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.

I popped up the image and background layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card and added in a few Kraftin’ Kimmie Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Cupcake Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Kraftin Kimmie – Mermaid Melody, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pink Pizzaz

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Photo-Play “Party Girl” by Samantha Walker – 6″ x 6″ paper pad

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, PaperCrafter Today – 15 Die Cut Sentiment Set

Embosssing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Party Time Dots, Kraftin’ Kimmie Under Water Dots, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat and Shirt: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Cupcake Icing and Wrapper: Y19, Y18, Y17, Y04, Y02, Y00, RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10, E27, E25, E23, Atayou Spica – Twinkling Like Stars! 08 – Turquoise, 04 – Orange, 02 – Pink, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

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 For the Holidays


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Snowy Gnome – TLF024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image from the new August 2020 release and From Our Gnome – GLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little gnome has gone home for the holidays to celebrate with friends and family. As you can see there are a lot of activities going on in Gnome Town. This little gnome has his snowballs ready for the next snowball fun fight! LOL! While waiting for the other team to get ready, he’s decided to take a little break and enjoy nature with his little cardinal friends. Then, let the fun begin!!!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card base, sized at 6″ x 6″. I cut some dark blue cardstock, just slightly smaller and adhered it to the card with Tombow Mutli-Liquid Glue. I just love this paper from PhotoPlay called Gnome for the Holidays Christmas. I thought it went perfectly with this new stamp. I cut it at about 5.75″ x 5.75″. Then I glued it to the blue paper.

I die cut multiple circles in a variety of sizes using a mixture of My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles using dark blue and red cardstock and also Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image.

The image was stamped onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock circle using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black. It was then coloured it in with Copic markers. For the snow, I used Recollections – Christmas Snow Paste, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – Crystal Fine and a spatula and let it dry overnight. Then  Stickles – Diamond was added onto the top of it. For the sky a mixture of 2 Gel pens were used and then a little bit of Stickles – Diamond to add some glitter to it. I was trying to get it to match the background paper. Once the Stickles was dry, I glued the bottom 2 layers of circles together and then the top 2 circles.  Both were done separately. The sentiment was stamped with Versa Mark and then embossed with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and heated with Marvy Uchida Embossing Heat Tool. I fussy cut around the sentiment and glued it directly on top of some red cardstock. Then I cut around that as well.

To complete the card I popped up the bottom circles, top circles with coloured image and sentiment with the 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Lastly, I added some more sparkle with Stickles – Diamond by adding it to the base of the card in random places.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snowy Gnome – TLF024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: From Our Gnome – GLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, PhotoPlay – Gnome for the Holidays Christmas, AC White Cardstock Dark Blue Cardstock, Red Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Shirt, Hat and Berries: R59, R37, R35, R24, R22, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Pants, Leaves and Mitts: G99, G94, G21, YG03

Shoes: C9, C7, C5

Cardinals and Scarves: R59, R37, R35, R24, R22, C7, C5, C3, YR16, YR12

Snowballs: BV23, BV20, Stickles – Diamond

Sky: B16, B14, B12, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Stickles – Diamond

Ground: Recollections – Christmas Snow Paste, Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter – Crystal Fine, Stickles – Diamond

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.

 

Carrot Express!!!


It’s Wednesday, and Easter is quickly approaching. So for this week, I used Carrot Express – S055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Canadian Easter Greetings – H139 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

To put this card together, I first die-cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Next, I stamped the image with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI to get a nice clean image. I put the die-cut back over the image again and used it for a template to get a nice clean white border. I created a mask out of the image and used the die-cut from Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean to create the sky background.

I mounted the plaid paper from Recollections – Easter Paper onto a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″and then edged around the image and card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and embossed the sentiment using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet and VersaMark.

Lastly, I popped up the image onto the card using 3M – VHB 2-sided tape and added in some Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Carrot Express – S055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Canadian Easter Greetings – H139 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Shaded Lilac, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Easter Paper

Embossing: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie Pastel Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: W5, W3, W1, R30, R02

Overalls: B26, B23, B21, R29, R27, R24

Carrots and Leaves: YR27, YR12, YR09, YR04, G14, G07, YG25, YG21

Wagon: E35, E33, E31, R29, R27, R24, W9, W7, W5, C2, C1, C0

Dirt: E37, E35, E33, E31

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.

 

Eek! You’re How Old???


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my sister-in-law whose nickname is “Kitty”. I have a lot of fun trying to come up with new creations with cats for her birthday each year. This year, I decided to use Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), for my main image on the front of the card. Shown below is how it looked before I placed the die cut from Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die) over top of it.

To create the die-cut, I first used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the main image and then again to cut out the pop-out die cut using Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That. I then added glue all around the outside of the circle and glued the two pieces together as shown below.

I created a card base 5.5″ x 4.25″ and then mounted paper from Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe. I popped up the circle previously cut out with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I used the sentiment from the same Whimsy Stamp Set. I embossed it using VersaMark and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. Then I cut it out using Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time. Lastly, I edged around all of the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry. Shown below is the card with the pop-up closed.

This is the front of the card with the pop-up open.

On the inside of the card, I used the image from Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black) and sentiment from
Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp).

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Going Catty – DP1021  (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Birthday Critters – 30-466 (Penny Black)

Sentiment: Going Catty – DP1021 (Clearly Whimsy Stamps), Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638 (#Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail, Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe – 6″ x 6″ paper pad, Echo Park Paper Co. – Imagine That 6″ x 6″

Die Cuts: Peek A Boo Poppers (YNSD219) – (#Your Next Die), Ribbon End Dies – My Creative Time, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cats: W9, W8, W6, W5, R30, R27, R24, R22, R02, Sakura Glaze – Black

Party Hat and Birthday Banner: BG13, BG11, YR16, YR12, RV66, RV63, Y17, Y08, BG05, BG02

Background: BG13, BG11, BG10

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at Roberta Stevenson on my Facebook page.

Mystery Birthday???


Hi There! Today I’m sharing a simple card that I made using the images and sentiments from It’s A Mystery (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps). It is always hard to think of a male card, but I believe this stamp set was perfect to achieve this.

To make the card, I stamped both images and then coloured them in. Next, I fussy cut around them and then used a Black marker all around the outside of the images before adding them onto the card.

Once completed, I used VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I heated up the embossing powder with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

Using my Cuttlebug, I cut out various sizes of the brown cardstock with Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214). Then, I mounted the largest piece onto the base with 2-sided tape and popped up the other layers with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: It’s A Mystery (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Park Lane – 8.5”x11” Value Papers-Browns

Die Cut: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Detective: E35, E34, E33, E31, E89, E87, E84

Dog: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like and have a great week!

Year of the Rat – 2020


Hi Everyone! I’m sharing the card that I made this year, for the year of the Rat, for all of my Chinese friends and fellow co-workers. I couldn’t resist this adorable little mouse from Mouse Bites (Jaded Blossom). For me it is a very special year, since I myself am a Metal Rat! YAY! I wish for everyone to have a healthy, prosperous and very happy year ahead!

Just showing a few here. I made 12 of them in total.  Decided to keep the design for this card very simple this year. There is also a little rat on the inside of the card as well. I used Google Translate to enter my sentiments on the inside.

My friends tell me that gold and red are very important in the Chinese culture. So this year, I used Red – Recollections Christmas cards for my base and then multiple stamps from Jaded Blossom for the main images and sentiments. Using my MISTI to get a nice clean image, I stamped the images with VersaMark and then embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Gold. Then I used a Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to heat up the embossing powder. The final result is what you see above.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Mouse Bites (Jaded Blossom)

Sentiments: Chinese New Year (Jaded Blossom) – Retired Stamp

Paper: Recollections – Christmas Cards and Envelopes Set

Ink: VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Super Fine Detail – Gold

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Hope you like it and have a great year!

 

Penguins Visit Santa


Sharing a card that I made using Penguins Visit (Di’s Digi Stamps). I just thought this stamp was so adorable and loved the little scene.

Stamp: Penguins Visit (Di’s Digi Stamps)

Sentiment: New Christmas Seals (Kraftin Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Evergreen Bough

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Cute and Cozy Christmas 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Christmas Plaids – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Lawn Fawn – Snowy Day Remix – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)Lawn Fawn – Snowy Day Remix – 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflakes, Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Image Coloured with Copic Markers

Skin:  E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard, Trim, Pompoms: W1, W0, Colorless Blender

Santa’s Coat, Pants and Hat: R39, R29, R27, R24, Stickles – Diamond

Santa’s Bag and Mittens: G82, G29, G28

Boots: W9, W5, W2

Penguins: W9, W5, W2, YR14, Y17, Y15, E43, E41, Colorless Blender

Penguin Hat: BG49, BG45, BG32, Glitter Glue – Aqua

Presents and Bows: BG49, BG45, BG32, BG07, BG05, BG02, E15, Y19, Y17, Y15, R59, R37, R35

Igloo: BV20, C0, Colorless Blender, Wink of Stella – Clear

Sky: B39, B37, B34, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

Snow: Stickles – Diamond

Hope you like it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Our Friendship is Magic!


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and for my last High Hopes card for the year, I’m sharing a couple of good friends just relaxing and taking it easy! Sometimes it is nice to just chill out a bit! LOL! The stamp for the main image is called South Pole Pals R147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

To make my card, I decided to keep it simple. I cut out the frame using Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Next, I stamped the image using my MISTI into the centre of the die cut. I coloured this in with the Copic markers listed below. For the outside of the die cut, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China and sponged on the ink using a dauber.

To create the background for the main image, I re-stamped the main image onto Inkadoo Stamping Mask Paper and fussy cut it out. Then I placed the mask over my coloured image. Next I used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Festive Berries to create the sky. I have never tried this before, and just love the way it turned out.

For the snow, I stamped the bottom of the image with VersaMark ink and then added WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle. I heated up the embossing powder with my heat gun and then added some Stickles – Diamond along the top of the snow.

Next I assembled the card onto 5.5″ x 5.5″ white AC Cardstock. I cut out a piece of 5.5″ x 5.5″ Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper and mounted it with 2 sided tape onto the base. Then I added glue to the back of the frame and centre previously cut and coloured with Zig 2 Way Glue and mounted it onto top of the card.

Lastly, I added the sentiment Magic Friendship F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and popped it up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to finish up the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  South Pole Pals R147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Magic Friendship F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Broken China, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cut: Amy Design – Dies – Keep It Cool – Cool Square Frame

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

Embossing Powder: WOW! Embossing Glitter – White Puff Twinkle

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin: W9, W7, W5, E15, YR14, Y17, Y15, Y11, E45, E43, E41, Colorless Blender

Polar Bear: W9, W2, W1, W0, R30, R20, 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.

 

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!

Snow Yummy!


It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are continuing to celebrating Christmas. This little snowman is enjoying his hot tub of warm cocoa outdoors in the snow. I’m sure he’s feeling so refreshed! LOL!

I stamped the image Snow Yummy (S182) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), coloured it in with Copics and then fussy cut around it. You can’t see it in this photo, but I added glitter on the big snowflake too. I then embossed the background and popped up the die cut of the big mug with some pop-up tape. Lastly, I popped up the image as well and then finished off the card with the sentiment Holiday All Year (H200) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) which I heat embossed onto some shiny blue cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snow Yummy (S182) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Holiday All Year (H200) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso, Versamark

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – You Deserve A Break

Embossing Folder: Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Wintery Frame EF-076

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Jack Frost, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Glitter Cardstock – Navy Blue PackCrafter’s Companion Luxury Glitter Cardstock – Navy Blue Pack

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Mug: B39, B37, B34, B32

Hat and Scarf: C10, C8, C6, C4, R59, R37, R35

Nose: E15, YR18, YR16, YR12

Buttons, Eye Brows: C10, C8, C6

Snowman and Marshmallows: BV20, C1, B000, Colorless Blender

Hot Chocolate: E29, E27, E25, E123

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.

 

Raccoon Gift


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Christmas starting off with a brand new release. YAY!!!  This week, I used Raccoon Gift (RLF003)Snowglobe (ULF002)Evergreen Tree 1 (HLF001), Evergreen Tree 2 (HLF002) and Sm. Christmas Script (F051) for the sentiment.

I also used the Snow Globe class taught by Alyce from Kit and Clowder for inspiration for colouring the snow globe.

Card Recipe:

High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Raccoon Gift (RLF003), Snowglobe (ULF002), Evergreen Tree 1 (HLF001), Evergreen Tree 2 (HLF002)

Sentiment: Sm. Christmas Script (F051) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cards and Envelopes – “Frost”

Die Cuts: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflakes

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Globe Base: E49, E47, E45, E43, E41

Glass: B91, BG10, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Snow: BG000, B60, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Spectrum Noir – Sparkles – Crystal Clear

Trees: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, E55, E57, E59

Raccoon: C10, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R30, R01, Colorless Blender

Scarf: BG18, BG15, BG13

Gift: R59, R37, R35, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Ribbon: E15, YR24, Y35, Y18

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.

 

Merry Christmas Eh!


Welcome One Crazy Stamper Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and today is the last day of the month for One Crazy Stamper celebrating Christmas in July with High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  This week, I decided to combine Canadian Christmas Greeting (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the background papers and perfect Canadian sentiment from PhotoPlay, “Oh What Fun, EH?” LOL!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Canadian Christmas Greeting (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment and Background Papers: Photo Play – O Canada Christmas by Becky Fleck, Crafts Glitter Cardstock – 02-3068425

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Snowy Ground: WOW! White Puff Embossing Powder

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles

Inks: (Image) Memento – Tuxedo Black, (Edging) Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, VersaMarker, VersaMark

Tools: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Heat Embossing Tool

Coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E29, E27, E25, E23, Sakura Glaze – Black

Wreath and Holly: G28, G14, G07

Beaver: E39, E37, E35, E33, Sakura Glaze – Black

Beard: C2, Colourless Blender

Belt: Black, C10, C9, C7, C3, C2

Baubles: B29, B28, B24, B21, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bow, Hat, Tambourine: C3, R39, R29, R27, R24

Candy Cane: C3, R39, R29, R27, R24, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bells: C3, C2, Wink of Stella – Clear

Sky: B04, B02, B00, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hat Trim: Stickles – Star Dust

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

 

Have A Gear-ific Day!


Hello There Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the digi stamps from “Birthday Silly Robot – Kadoodle Bug Designs“. These silly robots are gearing up to wishing a special someone an amazing birthday.

For the front of the card, I used Darice Embossing Essentials – SteamPunk Gears and some metallic shiny silver paper. Next, I added in some gears that I made by cutting out some thin cardboard pieces using Spellbinders – Die D-Lites – Gears and then rubbing Inka Gold – Copper 903 over them. I coloured in the robots and then fussy cut around both of them. I also fussy cut around each of the sentiments that I stamped and embossed.

For the inside of my card, I added in a few more gears around the image.

 

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Silly Robot – Kadoodle Bug Designs

Sentiment Stamps: Robotastic – Jaded Blossom

Embossing Folder: Darice Embossing Essentials – SteamPunk Gears

Miscellaneous: Inka Gold – Copper 903

Die Cut: Spellbinders – Die D-Lites – Gears

Inks:  Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Coloured with Copic Markers listed below:

Robots: C10, C9, C8, C7, C5, C3, C1, 100, Y19, Y17, Y13, R19, R27, R24

Cake: BG07, BG05, BG02, Y08,  E29, E25, E23, B06, B04, B02, B01, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y24, Y17

Present: BG07, BG05, BG02

Ribbon: B29, B28, B24

Balloons: V06, V05, V04, V01, G17, G14, YG41, G00, YG23, YG21

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Robotastic great day!

Happy Birthday Bear


Hi There Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the stamps and sentiments from YNS Honey Bear (Your Next Stamp)! I thought this little bear was super adorable and would make a great card for one my friends that loves honey!!!

 

For the honeycomb corner, I used some watercolour paper and a mixture of Tim Holtz inks. Then I used the Honeycomb Corner die cut to cut it out and again went over that area with a mixture of inks to create the honey colour effect.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  YNS Honey Bear

Die Cuts:  Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner; Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Double Pierced Squares

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More – Spring Fling Collection – SF100 Busy Bees

Copic markers were used to colour in this image.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Yellow Cardstock, Strathmore Bristol

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

I was also so excited when I received the e-mail from Jackie letting me know that my card was accepted for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. It was my first time ever entering any of my cards so I thought it was awesome. It can be found on page 126 of the Summer 2019 magazine.

 

 

 

Also entered into https://craftymilka.blogspot.com/2019/05/to-bee-or-not-to-bee-blog-hop.html.

 

 

Have a Honey of a Day!


Welcome OCS Fans!

Today is Wednesday and I’m back to share this adorable little bear thoroughly enjoying his honey! The stamp I’m featuring today is called Favourite Honey Bear (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and the sentiment is Honey of a Day (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)!

He’s having a “Honey of a Day” and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Favourite Honey Bear (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) – S500, Honey of a Day (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) – G061

Copic Markers:

Bear: E79, E37, E35, E33, E31, E53, E51, E50, R22, R20, R01

Honey and Jar: Y38, Y18, Y17, Y35, YR21, Y11, R27, RR4

Flowers: BV04, BV01, BV000, Y35, YR21, Y11, G17, G14, G07

Inks: Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey, emento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Background Paper: Bee Digital Paper – DigitalDesignsand Art, Pebbles – “Home Grown” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Momenta – Cardstock, Recollections – Brown

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

 

 

 

Panda Birthday


Sharing a card that I made for a friend who LOVES Pandas. Every year I try to come up with a new creation for her. Hope you like this year’s creation! All of the images were coloured in with Copic markers.

On the front of the card, I used a stamp from Woodware Craft Collection – Clear Magic Singles – Pandamonium. Sentiment – Jaded Blossom – Forest Friends.

On the inside of the card, I used the stamp from AI – Art Impressions Popcards – Panda Popcard. Sentiment – Your Next Stamp – Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve.

 

Stamps: Woodware Craft Collection – Clear Magain Singles FRS370 Pandamonium; AI – Art Impressions Popcards – 4860 – Panda Popcard; Your Next Stamp – Whatnot Sentiments Set Twelve – CYNS638; Jaded Blossom – Forest Friends

Additional items used:

Art Impressions 4862 – PopCard Template

Cuttlebug

Clear – Wink of Stella

MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

Inks: Memento Ink; VersaFine – Onxy Black; Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail; Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder.