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Winter Wonderland


Sharing a card I made from the Kit and Clowder October 2020 Markers Class called “Winter Wonderland”. I really love snow and nature and this class combined both of those loves for me. The class challenged me in a lot of ways, but I am so happy with the final results. I decided to turn this finished image into a Christmas card.

Alyce is such a wonderful instructor as she takes you through chapter by chapter breaking down everything and she is very easy to follow. I am sure that I will be doing this class a few more times. One for more practice and two because I LOVE this image so much! LOL!

To complete the card, I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station to change it into a sticker as I wanted it lay completely flat on the black cardstock that I was adhering it to. I stamped out the sentiment using the stamp from Rosewood Frog’s Whiskers Ink called May Your Christmas – G1089 with VersaMark ink and then used Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. This was then heated with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. I just thought this sentiment went so well with the image.

I cut some AC White Cardstock and scored it to be 6″ x 6″. Then I added some glue to the back panel of my image and mounted it directly to the base. I used 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop up the sentiment and then added some embellishments to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Deer Scene – Kit and Clowder Class (LeeHollandArt)

Sentiments: May Your Christmas – G1089 (Rosewood Frog’s Whiskers Ink)

Class Videos: Kit and Clowder October 2020 Markers Class called “Winter Wonderland”

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Little Cup of Cocoa


Coffee Loving Cardmakers is currently hosting the 2020 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! For my Fourth entry into this hop, I chose this loveable snowman in a hot tub of Cocoa called Snow Yummy – S182  by High Hopes Rubber Stamps. For the sentiments I used High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Cup of Cocoa – M009 and Holiday All Year – H200.

The image was stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI to give me a nice clean image. The image was coloured with copic markers and then I fussy cut around it. I used a black marker to go around all of the edges where I had cut out the image.

I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper to be 4.25″ x 11″. Then I scored the paper at 5.5″ and again at 8.25″. (2.75″ from the original score line). I cut another piece of the cardstock at 4.25″ x 5.5″ to be the front panel. I then cut Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper to be 4.25″ x 5″ and used double-side tape to place it directly to the front panel piece. Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper was used to create the snow. I cut it 4.25″ wide and then just tore a piece across the width to create the shape. I used double-sided tape to adhere this directly to the bottom of the front panel.

The sentiments were then added with Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. This was then heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. To create the rectangles, I used  My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers  for the patterned paper and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies for the background rectangle using Hot Buy – Recollections – Jewel Tones. Next, I ran the small sentiment and the coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station to create stickers out of them. This made it easer to adhere the larger image to the background and the smaller sentiment to the larger rectangle.

The card was now ready to assemble. I applied double-sided tape to only the lower half of the scored card and then placed the finished scene panel onto it. I cut another piece of patterned paper at 4-1/8″ x 3″ and adhered it the lower half of the inside card. Then I popped up the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added some Wink of Stella – Clear  to the snowman to make him sparkle and Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear and the Wink of Stella – Clear to the large snowflake on the mug. Lastly, I added some Stickles – Diamond to add some texture to the snow.

Card Recipe:

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

Sentiments: Cup of Cocoa – M009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)Holiday All Year – H200 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Wink of Stella – Clear, Stickles – Diamond

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, BG000, YR18, YR14, Y08, C9, N8, N5, R30, R27, R24, R22, R20, Colorless Blender, Wink of Stella – Clear

Mug and Hot Cocoa: E23, E25, E27, B37, B14, B12, Wink of Stella – Clear and Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Hat and Scarf: C9, C7, C5, R59, R39, R37, R35

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Small Seeds of Gratitude!!


Today I’m sharing  Harvest II Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image from the November release. This adorable little Gnome comes with 3 different sentiments. One of them, I have used here. The others are “You are the Pumpkin to my pie” and “For the cutest Pumpkin in the patch”. Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American friends from Canada!

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the sentiment on to Recollections white paper using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. The sentiment was inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin. I ran the coloured image and the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station to make them into stickers and then attached both of them to some Recollections black cardstock. I used my small cutter to cut a small border around the sentiment and fussy cut the small border around the image.

The patterned background is from Echo Park – Happy Fall. I cut it to be 5.5″ x 2″ and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin. The card was now ready to assemble. I started out with a white base of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I attached the patterned background directly to the base using double-sided tape. Then I glued the image onto the base. The sentiment was popped up  using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. To finish off the card, I added in some Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pastel Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiments: Harvest II Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Carved Pumpkin

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – Happy Fall (6″ x 6″), Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – White, Recollections – Black

Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Pastel Dots, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

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

Hat: E87, E84, E81, YG95, YG93, YG91, W5, W3, W1, YR24, Y35, Y08

Shirt: E87, E84, E81

Pants: E55, E53, E51

Shoes: E29, E27, E25, E23

Pumpkin: E08, YR18, YR16, YR14, Y08, YG17, YG13, 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.

Define Naughty!


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

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

This year, I created a Christmas card using  Callie Christmas Kitty – R096 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Define Naughty – FLL004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I just love this adorable stamp and it reminds me so much of how my cats used to love playing with the Christmas tree ornaments every year. We definitely learned our lesson after the first time, 2 of our little babes as kittens decided it would be fun to take down the entire tree. After that happened, all ornaments put on the tree were unbreakable and cat friendly. LOL!

To make my card, I started with a base of 6″ x 6″. I cut some Recollections – Cranberry cardstock to the same size and attached it directly to the base. For the main background, I used my Cuttlebug and Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B to die cut Recollections – Christmas Pets paper. I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Weathered Wood and applied it to the base using 2-sided tape.

For smaller background Recollections – Cranberry cardstock was used and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper for the main image. I used My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers die cuts. Copic Markers were used for the main image. Once the image was coloured, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and applied Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder which I heat set with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool.

To complete the card, I attached the main image to the red backing with 2-sided tape. Then I popped up the small background with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I applied Diamond Stickles all around the frame of the image and added a little green bow and some pop-dots to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Callie Christmas Kitty – R096 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Define Naughty – FLL004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Weathered Wood, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Christmas Pets, Recollections – Cranberry cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Noble Dies – Double Pierced Squares – Set B

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: C7, C5, C4, C3, RV02, Sakura Glaze – Black

Tree Branches: G29, G28, YG95,

Bobbles: B06, B05, B02, RV19, RV17, RV02, RV000, Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

Candy Canes: R59, R39, R37, R35, C1, C0, Colorless Blender

Background: BG72

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

 

Musical Penguin Parade


Hi There! Today I’d like to share a Christmas Card I made using Top Hat Penguin – RLF005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Trumpet Penguin – RLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and Flute Penguin – RLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). Musical Wishes – GLL014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was chosen for the sentiment. I just love these adorable penguins and couldn’t resist putting them all together to create a musical penguin parade. LOL!

To make my card this week, I used Recollections – White cardstock for the base card which is 7.25″ x 7″. I scored the paper at 3.5″ to create the dimensions of 7.25″ x 3.5″. The red background was cut to the same size using Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red. The musical notes layer was cut from Craftsmart – Classic Village at 7″ x 3.25″. The snowy background was die cut to the same size in length using Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. I used My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Layers in order to achieve this. Once the snowy background paper was die cut, I tore along it in order to create the illusion of white snow drifts along the top of the snow. I adhered all of the layers with double-sided tape. Using my large Misti, I stamped the sentiment using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and embossed it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat set the embossing powder.

I stamped all of the images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The images were then all coloured in with Copic markers and die cut using my Brother Scan and Cut machine. Then I ran all of the images through my Xyron Creative Station to make them all stickers. I placed them on the card and then used Stickles – Diamond to create some snow drifts. Clear – Wink of Stella was added to the Candy Cane to make it sparkle and also to all of the leaves and holly on the hats.

To complete the card, I edged all around the scene with Stickles – Sea Glass.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Top Hat Penguin – RLF005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Trumpet Penguin – RLF006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Flute Penguin – RLF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Musical Wishes – GLL014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, Hot Buy Craftsmart – Classic Village – 12″ x 12″ paper, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Cardstock – Red – 8.5 x 11″

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Tall Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Tall Frame Layers

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug,  Xyron Creative Station, Stickles – Sea Glass, Stickles – Diamond, Clear – Wink of Stella, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Penguin Bodies: W9, W7, W5, W3, E15, Y17, YR16, YR15, E43, E42, E41, E40, R11, RV00, Colorless Blender, White Prismacolor Premier Pencil

Top Hats: C9, C8, C6, C3

Scarfs and Hat Bands: BG78, BG75, BG09, BG07, BG02

Vest and Mouse: R59, R39, R37, R24, C3, C1

Horn and Flute: E97, E23, Y17, Y15, Y11

Holly and Leaves: YG97, YG95, YG01, G21, R39, R24

Bird: Y19, Y15, Y11, YR15

Candy Cane: R37, R35, C1, C0, Colorless Blender, Clear – Wink of Stella

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.

 

Sending Warm Hugs


Sharing a card I made today for a challenge using Super Cool Pals  from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps. I really love anything Christmas and winter related and who couldn’t resist this adorable snowman and little fox?

To make my card, I started out by stamping the image using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured the image with Copic markers and then fussy cut around it. I die cut the background paper using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies. It’s from Stampin Up’, but I received it in a Mystery Box, so I’m not sure what paper pack it comes from. Then I tore up some Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and taped it to the bottom of the panel.

The snowflake was die cut using Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″ and Tim Holtz – Sizzix Thinlets – Paper Snow Flakes. I ran the paper and my finished coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station and also the Holiday Glitz paper was put through it as well before I die cut it. This allowed me to make stickers out of both items. For the sentiment, I used my MISTI, Versa Fine – Onyx Black and then embossed it with Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder. This was then heat embossed with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. Once this was done, I die-cut the sentiment with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles and edged all around it with Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Lagoon Ink. I also edged all around the snowy background with the same ink.

For the assembly, I started out using the base from Recollections -Christmas Cards and Envelopes set at 5.5″ x 4.25″. Using double-sided tape, I  adhered the snowy background to the base. Then I added my main image and snowflake. The sentiment was popped up using some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and Stickles – Diamond glitter was added to parts of the snow to finish the card off.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Super Cool Pals (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Lovely Lagoon Ink, Versa Fine – Onyx Black

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Recollections – Christmas Cards and Envelopes Set, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″

Die Cuts: Tim Holtz – Sizzix Thinlets – 661599 – Paper Snow Flakes, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Fox: E99, E97, E15, E08, C2, C1, C0, R24, R02, R00

Snowman: C0, BV20, B000, R08, YR18, YR16, YR14

Vest: BG49, BG45, BG34, BG32

Hat and Flower: BG49, BG45, BG34, BG32, C10, C8, C6, R39, R37, R35, G07, G05

Scarf: G09, G07, G05, R59, R39, R37, R35

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Dreams Take Flight!!


Today, I’m featuring a card I made using Embrace Your Dream – D19039  from Dreamerland Crafts. My dad always dreamed of flying and he would build all kinds of model airplanes. Then one day he decided to build a real plane with the assistance of his brother and a friend. It took them a long time, but in the end it was a beautiful plane and the best part was that we were all taken for rides in it. It’s an experience we will never forget. So just as my dad followed his dreams, he taught us all to follow our dreams as well. If you dream about something long enough, eventually it will become a reality for you. So never be afraid to follow your dreams.

 

To make this card I used a white base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″. The background was die cut using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274 and my Cuttlebug. The paper is from Doodlebug Design Inc. – I Love Travel. Once die cut, the edges were inked around using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. I also used this colour to do the clouds in the sky on the image. I adhered the background to the base using glue so that I could move it around to fit better.

The sentiment was stamped using my MISTI, VersaMark ink and Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail and the stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sky’s The Limit. The powder was then heat embossed with Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. It was die cut using My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies.

The image was die cut using My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The circle behind the main image was die cut with My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136 from black cardstock. I coloured in the entire image with Copic markers and then created a mask. I added in the clouds and used a small piece of old rag and some rubbing alcohol to create some texture in the grass.

To assemble the card, I ran the main image through Xyron Creative Station to make like a sticker and so that it would lay completely flat on the black circle. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was used to pop up the main image and sentiment to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Embrace Your Dream – D19039 (Dreamerland Crafts)

Sentiment: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Sky’s The Limit

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Inc. – I Love Travel (6 x 6), Black cardstock White cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Die, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Die Layers – MCT-D274, My Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies – MCT-D139, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Face: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Jacket:  E37, E35, E34, E33

Pants: E87, E84, E81

Boots: N8, N6, N4, E53, E51, E50

Goggles: E37, E35, E33

Scarf and Helmet: E33, E31, E30

Gloves: E79, E77, E74

Airplane: C5, C3, C1, C0, Y08, Y04

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

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.

Gnome – Merry Christmas!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m featuring a Christmas card I made using the image Flying Gnome – TLF008 and sentiment Sm Christmas Script – F051 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).  I just love colouring these adorable little gnomes. Also, it’s always good to make Christmas cards a little at a time throughout the year so that you are not rushing to get them all done in December. LOL! Have you started making your Christmas cards yet this year?

To create the card this week, I first used the die cut from Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Pointsettia Mini Background – CED3049 to cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug. I stamped the main image and then coloured it with Copic Markers. I started off doing the sky first as I didn’t want any of the Reds smearing into it. (This happens sometimes if you are not careful.) Once the image was all coloured in, I used Sakura Glaze – Black and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to increase the intensity of the eye on the bird. I outlined the entire image with Pigma Micron 03 black marker to make it stand out more against the sky. Lastly, I used a mixture of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen and Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen to create the snow and stars in the sky.

For the base of the card, I began with a standard white card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I cut another piece of white cardstock the same size and applied the red shimmer topping on it using Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629. I used the same die cut listed above to cut out the intricate design using my Cuttlebug and the gold paper from Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper. I had put the gold paper through my Xyron Creative Station before I die cut it. This made it easier to just peel and stick onto the base.

For the sentiment, I die cut some spare red cardstock using Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies. Using my MISTI and VersaMark ink, I stamped the sentiment onto the die cut and embossed it using Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing powder. This was heated with my Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool. The image and the sentiment were both popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Flying Gnome – TLF008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafts – Sparkling Stickers – 02-3068629

Die Cut: Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection – Pointsettia Mini Background – CED3049, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies (Retired)

Embossing Powder: Ranger Super Fine Gold

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Pigma Micron 03 black marker, Xyron Creative Station, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

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

Hat and Outfit: R59, R39, R37, R35, YG97, YG95, YG93, G43

Cardinal Bird: R37, R35, R24, R22, R17, R14, R08, R05, R02, R000, YR15, YR12, C3, N10, N8, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black

Leaves and Holly: R59, R37, R24, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG05, G43

Shoe: E34, E33, E31

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen

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.

 

All Dreams Come True


It’s Wednesday, and this week, High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release Dreamy Willa – SLF010 is looking up into the stars and sharing this special moment with her little friend. I thought All Dreams Come True – G011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was the perfect sentiment to go with this adorable new image. Sometimes it’s nice to be just like Willa and just gaze up at the stars and just live in the peace and tranquility of the moment. Have you ever done this? I know I have.


To make my card this week, I started out with a base card of 6″ x 6″. Then I cut the main background the same size using Hot Buy Craft Smart – Moon Flower Magic. I just fell in love with this paper and thought it went so perfectly with the new image. I also die cut some miscellaneous cardstock that I had which had little stars and is navy blue using My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. I also, die cut the main image with the same set of dies out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies. All of the die cuts were then edged with Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint.

Both the main image and sentiment were stamped using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. The image was then coloured in using Copic markers which I have listed below. Once the image was all coloured, I bumped up the background, image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Dreamy Willa – SLF010 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: All Dreams Come True – G011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Moon Flower Magic, Miscellaneous Cardstock

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, My Creative Time – Ribbon End Dies

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Willa: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0, W00, E93, R20, R02, B05, B04, B02, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze – Black, Pigma Micron 01 black marker

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B99, B97, B79, B69, B39, B37, B29, B28

Moon: BV23, C1, C0, Y0000, Colorless Blender

Lady Bug: R24, Sakura Glaze – Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Pigma Micron 01 black marker

Stars: Gelly Roll Stardust – Clear

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.

 

Missed Your Birthday!! Tusk! Tusk!


I was late sending out a friends card recently, so today I’m sharing a card I made using (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps) Long in the Tooth!, Turtle-y Awesome! and Oceans of Love. For the background, I used Kraftin’ Kimmie Stencils Krafty Scenery 3 and Basics Stencil. I just love these little images and thought this cute sentiment was perfect for a belated birthday.

To create this card, I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper at 5.5″ x 4.25″. I created the background clouds using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Kraftin’ Kimmie – Basics Stencil. The ocean and waves were created using Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Scenery 3 and Krafty Kolours – Lovely Lagoon and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. The white caps were created using Copic Opaque White. The sun was also created using the same stencil using Krafty Kolours – Summer Sunshine. The sand was created using a mixture of the 2 stencils and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores. The images were coloured with Copic markers and then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut them out. I went around each one of the images with a black marker and then ran them through my Xyron’s and placed them onto the background. I used some pop-dots to adhere the seashells to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Long in the Tooth! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), Turtle-y Awesome! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), Oceans of Love (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Sentiment: Long in the Tooth! (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, Krafty Kolours – Lovely Lagoon, Krafty Kolours – Summer Sunshine, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

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

Stencils: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Krafty Scenery 3, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Basics Stencil

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Brother Scan and Cut, Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Walrus: E81, E49, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40

Crab: YR18, YR16, YR14

Little Duck and Shovel: Y08, Y04, Y02, R39, R37, R35, B26, B24

Seashell Small: Spectrum Noir Sparkle – Tangerine, Spectrum Noir Sparkle – Cotton Candy

Starfish: Spectrum Noir Sparkle – Tangerine

Tops of Waves and Shore: Copic Opaque White

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Speedy Recovery!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Walker Walter – TLF013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) from the new release for the main image and Speedy Recovery Background – U004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I have an older friend in the hospital right now waiting to have an operation and I thought this little card would definitely cheer him up.

To make my card this week, I used Recollections – Cape Cod cardstock for the base card which is 4.25″ x 5.5″. I stamped both the large background image and Walter using my Misti and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I ran the background image through my Cuttlebug using Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut it.

Both images were coloured using Copic Markers. I edged around the background image and card base with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around “Walker Walter” and then outlined the image with Copic Markers C3 and C1. Next, I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to some Black cardstock. I again used the Scan and Cut to cut around the image. I thought the border was too large, so I just manually fussy cut around the image leaving a smaller black border around it.

To complete the card, I bumped up both the background and the main image with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Walker Walter – TLF013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment \ Background: Speedy Recovery Background – U004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cape Cod cardstock, Recollections – Black cardstock

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

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

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: C5, C3, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Shirt: YG67, YG45, YG41, G07

Pants: B26, B24, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Tennis Ball: YG67, YG45, YG41

Walker: R59, R39, R37, R29, R27, R24, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0,

Bandages: E21, E00, E000

Syringes: C2, C1, C0, Y08, C9, Colorless Blender

Pills: B00, B000, B000, C1, C0, R24, Colorless Blender

Scissors: R29, R24, C2

Spool: E53, E51, E50

Stethoscope: C9, C2, C1, C0

Outline around image: C3, C1

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Buddy’s Surprize!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using Buddy Bear’s Surprise – S193 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Shhh Party! – H038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Buddy is not very good at keeping secrets though or spelling! LOL! He is however, ready to bring you presents and party on!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″.  I love this background party paper by Echo Park called “It’s Your Birthday”. I cut it the same size as the base card and then used 2-sided tape to attach it to the base. Then I inked around the entire outside edges of the card with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wilted Violet.

I used My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out to cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Then I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the image. I coloured in the main image with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment onto some yellow cardstock with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut it out. Next, I ran both my image and sentiment through the Xyron Creative Station to turn them both into stickers. I applied both of these to some Violet cardstock and trimmed a small border. Lastly, I popped up both the image and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Buddy Bear’s Surprise – S193  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Shhh Party! – H038 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

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

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – It’s Your Birthday (6″x6″ Double-Sided)

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bear: E29, E27, E25, E23, R22, R20, R00, R14

Banner and Bow: BG18, BG13, BG11, Y00

Hat: V09, V06, V04, Y19, Y11

Present: BV04, BV02, BV00, Y38, Y19, Y11, YR16, YR15

Flowers and Leaves: G07, YG13, RV22, RV23, RV21,

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.

 

BBQ King


Sharing a birthday card I made using Good In The Woods Accessories and Good in the Woods (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps) for the images. A friend of mine is a BBQ King and has won multiple awards for his prowess at BBQing. I thought these stamps matched him perfectly.

To make the card I started with a base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ white cardstock. Next, I cut the background paper from Your Next Stamp Designer Paper Pad – For the Boys at the same size. I adhered it to the base with double-side tape and then edged around the entire card with Kraftin’ Kimmie – Stormy Sky ink.

I die-cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set. I stamped the images onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink. Next I coloured in the image with Copic Markers and then ran it through my Xyron Creative Station. I adhered this to some red cardstock and created a thin border around it. Lastly, I popped up the image using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and applied it on top of the background paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Good in the Woods Accessories (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), Good in the Woods (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Kraftin’ Kimmie – Stormy Sky

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Your Next Stamp Designer Paper Pad – For the Boys – 6″ x 6″

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

Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Wonderful Waves

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E29, E25, E21

Apron and Shoes: E37, E35, E33

Shirt: YG95, YG991, E52, E51, E50

Socks: C1, C0, Colorless Blender

BBQ and Meat: Y08, R24, YR16, E99, E97, E35, E19, E18, E17, E15, E09, E08, R39, R37, R24, C10, C7, C4

Spatula: C5, C3, C1, E55, E53, E51

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Lawn: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Hope you like it and have a great week!

Happy Bird Day!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Party Girl Florence – S098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Happy Bird Day – F098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Florence is all dolled up and ready for a Bird Day party! She’s the centre of attention with all of her bling, balloons, party hat and musical whistle. She’s also has some fancy moves in store for the Flamingo party dance! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. For the background paper, I used Forever in Time – Flamingo – Perfect Prints. I coloured the little party hats onto the Flamingos using PrismaColor Premier Pencils. Then I added some white pearls around their necks with Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point. Lastly, I edged around the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio.

I used my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles MCT-D136 to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card Stock and then my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then used Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to cut out the pink and aqua circles. I ran the coloured image through a Xyron Creative Station to make it into a sticker and then mounted it onto the pink cardstock. Then I popped up this piece and the aqua circle with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I went around the edge of the pink circle with Hibiscus – Stickles and used Crystal – Stickles for the necklace around Florence’s neck.

I stamped the sentiment onto Yellow cardstock and the ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I mounted that onto some pink cardstock and then popped up this piece and the aqua cardstock with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I went around the pink cardstock with Hibiscus Stickles. To finish off the card, I added some Crafts – pop dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Party Girl Florence – S098  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Happy Bird Day – F098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Cracked Pistachio

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever in Time – Flamingo – Perfect Prints (6″x6″\15cmx15cm)

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

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Xyron Create a Sticker, Sharpie Water Based Paint – White – Extra Fine Point, Hibiscus – Stickles, Crystal – Stickles, Crafts – Pop Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Flamingo: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV00, RV000, C5, C8, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil

Balloons: RV19, RV17, RV09, RV000, Y15, Y08, Y04, Y00, PrismaColor Premier White Pencil

Hat: B29, B26, B16

Hats on Background Paper: PrismaColor Premier Pencils – PC905 (Aquamarine), PC1006 (Parrot Green), PC1002 (Yellowed Orange), PC994 (Process Red)

Water and Sky: BG13, BG11, BG10, BG01, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.

 

Wade Goes To The Beach!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Wade – 132 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wade couldn’t wait to go the beach. He’s enjoying the waves and the beautiful beach and sunshine. It will be wonderful when we can all join him with our friends and families too!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. I cut out another piece of paper using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock the same size as the base card. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside. I loved the wavy pattern it created. Next, I used multiple Tim Holtz shades of blue to create the water effect. All colours are listed below.

I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and white cardstock for my image and sentiment. I stamped the sentiment and image onto the die cuts and then coloured in the main image with Copic markers. The background was coloured in using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Once everything was completed, ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station so that it would lay completely flat on the blue cardstock I mounted it onto. I cut a thin border all away around the image and inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy.  Then popped the image and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the base card. I added in a some sea shells from Dress It Up – Beach Collection and Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence. I just removed the button portion and then used glue dots to attach to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Wade – S132  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Brushed Corduroy

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

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

Embossing Folder: Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Dress It Up – Beach Collection – #452, Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: G85, G82, G21, G20, YR15, YR12, YR02, V17, V15, V12

Swim Trunks: C10, C8, C1, Y15, Y08, Y06, R39, R37, R35

Floaties and Fins: B29, B26, B16

Rubber Ducky Tube: Y38, Y19, Y08, YR18, YR15, YR12, BG18, BG13, BG11, BG07, BG05, BG02

Water: BG72, BG70, BG13, BG10, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, , B0000, C3

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:

Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender

Sky: B0000, B000, 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.

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4 Alarm Birthday!!!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Fireman Matthew – S017 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and 4 Alarm Day – H059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Fireman Matthew is prepped and ready to put out the fire from all of those flames rising up from the birthday candles on your cake! He even has a lot of little firetrucks on standby too, just in case! LOL!

To make my card this week, I started off with a card base of 6″ x 6″. I used Echo Park – Scoot by Deena Rutter paper for the background. I just loved those little firetrucks. My older brother used to be a fireman, so I was always looking for background paper to go with the Fireman stamps I would find to make his cards.

I created the brick background by embossing some brown tan paper, using my Cuttlebug and Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Then I used a mixture of Tim Holtz brown inks listed below to create the texture for the wall. I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then coloured the image in with Copic Markers. Once it was coloured in, I fussy cut around it and went along all of the edges with a black marker.

The sentiment was long and I wanted to make it square, so I did it in several steps. Using my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I covered the portion of the stamp with tape that I didn’t want to stamp. Inked the portion that I wanted and then removed the tape. Then I stamped it, cleaned it off and moved the tape to the next portion that I didn’t want to stamp. I did this 3 times to get the result seen in this photo. This allowed me to make the sentiment into a square. Once this was done, I die cut it out using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out.

I ran both the die-cut sentiment and finished coloured image through my Xyron Creative Station. Then I mounted the image onto the brick wall and the sentiment onto some red cardstock. I used my cutter to create a nice square for the sentiment. Next I went around the entire card with Tim Holtz – Fired Brick Distress Ink and popped up the brick wall and sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added in some water droplets using Stickles – Ice Blue to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Fireman Matthew – S017  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: 4 Alarm Day – H059 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park – Scoot by Deena Rutter (6″x6″ – Double-sided), Red Cardstock, Tan Cardstock

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

Embossing Folder: Darice – Brick Wall Embossing Folder

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

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

Hair: E47, E44, E43

Coat and Pants: E53, YR21, Y21, Y04, C3, C2, C1

Hat: E53, YR21, Y21, R46, R29, R24

Boots: C10, C8, C6, C5, C3

Hose: R46, R29, R24, C3, C2, C1, E53, YR21, Y21

Water: Stickles – Ice Blue

Shadow: C3, C2, C1

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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

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Happy Easter to my Gnomies!


Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using Bunny Painter Gnome and Sentiments Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)! This little Easter Gnome has all of his eggs painted up to give out for Easter. Do you still paint your eggs for Easter too?

To make the card, I printed out the image and sentiment with my HP printer using High Quality Grayscale onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and then fussy cut around it and the sentiment.

For the background, I cut out a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper 5.5″ x 4.25″.  Then with a stencil that I made using Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Pierced Clouds Die, I created the sky using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean. For the grass, I used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink Greens – Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Twisted Citron. Then I used some water and 1/4 round Sable brush and #1 Fine Liner to create the grass.

I used my Xyrons to create a sticker out of the coloured image and sentiment and then mounted the finished image onto a white card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ using double-sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Bunny Painter Gnome and Sentiments Digital Stamp (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer – Greyscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

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

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

Tools: Xyron Create a Sticker, Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard and Mustache: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0

Hat: YG45, YG41, G21

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Boots: E37, E35, E34, E33, W3, W2, W1, BG49, BG45, BG34

Paintbrush: E53, E51, E50, E37, E34, E33, C4, C2, C1, BG49, BG45, BG34

Eggs: B02, B01, B00, BG49, BG45, BG34, Y13, Y08, Y04, R83, R81, RV02

Background: B70, B01, B00, B000, B000, C0, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a great week! Happy Easter Everybody!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM DesignsKLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.

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.

Gone Fishing!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I used Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

I come from a family that LOVES fishing. My dad has always loved fishing and now my older brother has fallen into his foot steps of loving to fish too. I remember going fishing with my dad and I thought I had a really, really big fish. We were all so excited until I pulled up a big chunk of grass reeds. LOL! The fish were jumping all around us, but we couldn’t seem to catch any that 1 day.

As soon as we were back on shore, you could see the huge fish playing all over the lake. I think they were just laughing at us. But I’m not a 100% sure. LOL!

To make the card, I first used Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) to cut out the main image from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and My Creative Time – Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the square out of some white cardstock. Then I used my MISTI and Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink to get a nice crisp image. I used various Copic markers listed below to colour in the image.

I decided to colour in the fish with PrismaColor pencils on the sentiment.

Next I ran both the coloured image and the sentiment through my Xyron Creative Station and placed both cuts over top of some green cardstock. Then I popped both up using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

The base of the card is 5.5″ x 5.5″. I edged around the card and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage. For a final touch, I added a little fish under the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Anthony James – R022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Gone Fishing Sign – G103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Bundled Sage

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, ModaScrap – Under The Sea (6″ x 6″), Green cardstock

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin:  E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Hair: E59, E57, E55

Overalls:  B26, B23, B21, E15, Y35, Y08

Shirt:  R27, R24, R22, G46, G43, G40, G24

Ball Cap: G82, G46, G43, G40, G28, G24, G21

Shoes: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31

Fishing Rod and Reel: R27, R24, R22, E39, E35, E31, G46, G40, G28, C3, C1

Fish:  RV21, R22, G46, G43, G40, G20

Ground: E37, E35, E33, E31

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Sign: PrismaColor Pencils – Blush Pink (PC928), Sap Green Light (PC 120), Charteuse (PC989), Apple Green (PC912), Olive Green (PC911)

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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Birthday Wishes!


Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made for my mom using Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp) on the front of the card and  Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#Your Next Stamp) on the inside of the card.

On the inside:

To make the card I stamped the images on to Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black and my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice clean crisp image. After colouring the images, I fussy cut around them both. I then used My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies to die cut an oval out of Doodle Bug Designs Inc. – Sugar Shoppe paper. I cut the remainder of the paper to be 4″ x 5.25″ and turned it over to the opposite side and mounted it onto a card base of 4.25″ x 5.5″. I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picked Raspberry to ink around the edges.

For the sentiments I used Versa Fine Onyx Black and VersaMark ink and then embossed both with Ranger embossing powders listed below.

To complete the card, I mounted the bunny on the front with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to pop it up as well as the sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Yummy Cupcake Bunny (CYNS592) (#Your Next Stamp), Rosie Rabbit Gift (CYNS542) (#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, Hot Pink cardstock

Die Cuts:  My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: E29, E27, E25, E23, R30, R02, R85, R83

Cupcake and Wrapper: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR16, RV09, RV04, RV02, RV00, E35, E33, E31

Presents and Ribbons: BG18, BG15, BG11, BG10, YR18, YR15, Y06, Y04, Y02, RV04, RV02, RV00

Background: B04, B02, B00

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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