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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.