Friday, July 29, 2016

Oops Oliver Bear in a Winter Wonderland

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Well Christmas in July has been a fun one, but has gone by too fast as usual!

For my final Christmas card post for this month, I am excited to share this cute image with you...
 Jane
 
This is Oops Oliver Bear (S050) and Winter Wonderland Background (U013).  Such an adorable and fun image!
 
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image and background (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the main image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on Oliver's nose and skate blades.  Once this was all dry, I proceeded to fussy cut out the main image. The background was coloured using Distress Ink Pads with the ink blending tool applicator for the sky and ice pond.  Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to the background on the snowflakes, trees and snow hill to add some sparkle.

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Real Red cardstock.  To adhere Oliver on the card, foam tape was applied to help make him pop out a bit.  To complete this card, a piece of Doodlebug Twine was tied in a bow near the top of the card.
 
Supplies Used:
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Ink - Tombow Markers - N25, N55, N65, N75, N95, 947, 847, 856, 476, 535 and 195; Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - SU Real Red & White Cardstock; Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy Accents, Stickles-Frosted Lace, Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass & Hickory Smoke, Doodlebug Twine-Ladybug, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Meowy Christmas

The High Hopes design team is continuing to share Christmas in July posts. How talented are my fellow designers!?! I hope you have been inspired to start your Christmas cards - it's never too early! 

My card today features "Christmas Kitty Fun" and the "Meowy Christmas Saying" sentiment - both from High Hopes. How cute are these kittens!!! Every cat and kitten I know can play for hours in a box and honestly, I can see one of my brothers doing this to my younger sister......


Close Up

I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and then cut it out leaving a bit of a white edge. I glued it down and cut it out of cardstock and popped them it with pop dots. 

I wanted my card to look like a present with ribbon and a bow so I found some paper in my stash from MME and created my card base. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out, again, leaving a bit of an edge and then mounting it on cardstock. Glitter was added to the Santa hat and clear sparkle pen was added to the red bow and to the cardstock bow (hard to see). I left the layout fairly simple on this card because I wanted these two kittens to steal the show. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Kitty Fun (S107)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Meowy Christmas Saying (F121) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye (stash)
Dies: Winter Fun Tag Die Accessories
Quickie Glue Pen, Hero Arts Glitter, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, Coredinations cardstock, Pop Dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: DR5 DR1 DR7 FS6 CR3 FS8 DG2 DG4 GB8 GB10 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Precious Nativity

Howdy - MichelleO here today and we are still having some fun with the Christmas in July. And to end the month I decided that Precious Nativity is just the perfect Christmas image.


Love how precious .. "Precious Nativity" so sweet and you know I love that donkey! I colored with my Copics (colors below) matching it up with papers from Authentique Grateful collection. I sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch, then I added the adhesive lace with punches from Martha Stewart leaf punches and then lots mulberry roses. It seemed to need a little more so I added some Viva Decor Pearl Pen dots for some dew drops.


Copic colors used.


There are so many wonderful Christmas images at High Hopes and honestly... do you know how close Christmas is? We need to get started on our cards pretty soon don't we? Every year I say I am not going to wait until November... maybe this is my year! Same for you... Visit all the Christmas images at High Hopes HERE

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Thank you so much for looking-
MichelleO
www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

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We're celebrating  Christmas in July over on the High Hopes blog!
I whipped up this little number using ...
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers.  Glitter, white acrylic paint and festive ribbon was added to the design. 
A silver bell was hot glued on the ribbon along with some red and green twine :)

Check out the attached video for how I tie my ribbons :) 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Skiing Santa

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I have my last card in this months Christmas in July series.

I was running a little short on time last night so I decided to make a flip card.
They are so quick and easy to make with a Sizzix Flip it Die!

For the image I used Skiing Santa.


Here it is when you flip it open.
The sentiment is Bold Seasons Greetings.
The holly stickers are Jollee.


The patterned paper is from a 6"pad by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

Here is a close up look.
I colored the image with colored pencils and blended with blending stumps and gamsol.


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Kristine

Penguin Friends!

Happy Tuesday HH Fans!
For my last "Christmas in July" post I wanted to share with you "Penguin Friends"! As you might have guessed I love Penguins and these "friends" are adorable!
I am using paper from the Doodlebug Polar Pals 6x6 collection. I love the fun bright patterns Doodlebug always has! I tried to make it look like the penguins were sitting behind a glittery brick wall. The sentiment is called "From All Of Us" and an icicle border finished everything off!
I used the MFT Brick Wall stencil and some Bo Bunny Glitter paste to create the wall. 
On the inside more of the matching papers and the "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" sentiment.
Copics Used:
Penguins: C1, C5, C7, C9 / YR12, YR14, YR18
Purples: V12, V15, V19
Blues: B21, B23, B26
Blue Greens: BG11, BG13, BG32, BG34

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stamping!
Cheri
Supplies:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Double Gate Fold Card...Using Snowman Totem!


Hi everyone,
Carolina here, with a Christmas in July idea for you today!

 I am excited to be sharing this Double Gate Card using "Snowman Totem TT003""Winter Wonderland Background U013" and the sentiment is "We Wish You A Merry Christmas HH003" stamps from High Hopes Stamps.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. I fussy cut my image and glue it with dot adhesives to give some dimension.
To give this stamp some sparkle I used a yoobi gold jelly pen from Target and Diamond Stickles.

Here is a close up!
I used my distress ink around the edges of the pattern paper. 
Love how the background looks with just a little bit of Diamond stickles and some Gold Pen, here and there.


Supplies Used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, "Snowman Totem TT003" stamp, Copic Markers, 12X12 Authentique Designer paper "Symbolic" Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables & Stitched Hillside Border from Lawn Fawn, Diamond Stickles, Spellbinder Circle Dies and Tie Dye Distress Ink.
Copic Marker List: E11 E55 W1 W3 W5 YG95 YG97 RV10 R27 R29 R39
May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!

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