Thursday, August 11, 2022

Happy Fall

  I love having seasonal cards in my stash. The inside is left blank so I can include a sentiment for whatever the reason I am sending a card - thank you, just a note and thinking of you to name a few. When I saw the "Ryan & Ainsley" stamp in the High Hopes line up I knew they would be perfect to not only help celebrate fall but to add to my stash. How cute are these two!?!! 




                                                       
I stamped these cuties on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out using a circle die. I didn't colour the grass all the way down to the bottom of the circle so I cut the bottom of the circle off and mounted it on a piece of card stock. Patterned paper from the Fall pad from Echo Park worked perfectly for my card. After cutting a piece of the gingham paper to fit the card base, I cut a matching piece with a banner die. I didn't have the next size up to create a card stock banner to put it so I traced the outside of the banner die and cut it to size. 
Next, I cut a piece of flower paper to go in between the gingham layers and added it to matching card stock. I like putting the card stock behind each layer as I think it helps define each layer. I masked off the sentiment - it has a "y'a'll" at the end of it - with a post it note, inked and stamped it and added it to a piece of card stock. Some cotton lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

 
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Ryan & Ainsley (S163) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Happy Fall Y'all (G086) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Fall - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, circle die, banner die - Sizzix, cotton lace ribbon, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Mice - N0 N2 N4 N5 R000 R20 R21

Flowers - Y21 Y23 YR23 E35 E43 

E44 E47 E49 G43 G85 BG96

          Clothing - BV23 BV25 C9 R05 R17 R46 V17 

YR30 E81 W1 YR04 YR09 YR18

Grass - G40 G43 G85 BG96



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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Witchy and Friends!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe'en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Witchy & Friends - TT019 for the image and Take Flight - HH008 for the sentiment. This little witch and her crew don't look like they could frighten anyone, but I'm sure they will have lots of fun trying! LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 4.25" x 5.5". I cut the background to be the same size using Doodlebug Design Inc. - Ghost Town patterned paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Doodlebug Design Inc. - Hallowe'en Parade patterned paper was cut to the size of 1-7/8" x 5.5" and adhered directly to the base background using double-sided tape.

I stamped the sentiment and image using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini die-cutting Machine and Hero Arts - Infinity Die Ovals, the image was die cut. A cutter was used to cut around the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Villainous Potion and a finger dauber were used to ink around the base card and sentiment. The image was coloured in and then I used a Sakura Glaze - Black pen for the eyes and noses on the characters. Then, I applied a small dot of Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to the eyes and also to create stars in the night sky. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the back of the coloured image and sentiment and then they were both popped up onto the card. To finish it off, I added some YNS Gumdrops - Pretty Peacock Matte.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Witchy & Friends - TT019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Take Flight - HH008 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Villainous Potion

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodlebug Design Inc. - Ghost Town (6" x 6"), Doodlebug Design Inc. - Hallowe'en Parade (6 in. x 6 in.)

Die Cuts: Hero Arts - Infinity Die Ovals

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, U-Line double-sided tape, Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, YNS Gumdrops - Pretty Peacock Matte

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Hair: RV66, RV63, RV55, G09, G05, YG03

Hat: 100, C8, C6, C4, V09, V06, V04, YR24, Y38, Y32

Cat and Spider: 100, C8, C6, C4, RV42, R30

Dress, Cape, Socks and Shoes: 100, C9, C7, C5, BV29, BV225, BV23, BV20, V17, V15, V12, V09, V06, V04, YR68, YR65, YR61, YG07, YG03, YG01

Bat: BV29, BV25, BV23 (Eyes - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Broom: E27, E25, E23, Y38, YR21, Y11

Pumpkin: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02, Y08

Grass: YG99, YG97, YG95

Sky: BV31, BV25, BV23, BV20

Moon: B60, Y000, C1, C0, C00, 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
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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Witchy Poo!

Happy Tuesday!
"Sitting Witchy Poo With Pumpkin" is one of my favourite Halloween stamps from High Hopes Stamps! She's just too sweet and her little tooth poking out just makes me giggle! She's only "A Wee Bit Wicked" as she's just too cute to be wicked!
After stamping my image onto Copic Friendly paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I coloured the image using my Copic Sketch Markers. Next I cut out Wichy Poo using my Brother Cut N Scan leaving a white border. I am using papers from the Doodlebug Booville 6x6 collection.
I added the Halloween tree border behind my image and then popped Witchy Poo up with foam tape. A bit of Crystal Stickles on all the yellow areas finish off my card today.
Copics Used;
Skin: E00, E02, E11, R20
Pumpkin: YR04, YR07, YR09
Purples: V04, V05, V06, V09
Greens:YG03, YG17/ YG95, YG97
Yellows: Y17, YR23
Black: N7, N8, N9

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Tommy's Fall Fun

Howdy - MichelleO here today -Raise your hands if your ready for Fall? Me Me Me... so over summer and ready for the pretty colors of Fall and the cooler weather! So I colored up a little Fall for today's card. This is a fun image from High Hopes Stamps "Tommy's Fall Fun" - Love how happy he is with those leaves! 

 
I had fun coloring those leaves! Ok Tommy too :0) - I used my Copics (colors below) then dug through my older stash and found some vintage Basic Grey papers with great fall colors. I layered and added a scalloped border from EK Success. The sentiment is also High Hopes Stamps "Happy Fall Y'all!"  love that "Y'all!" ha! Then I was looking at enamel dots, then buttons, and just couldn't find anything that felt right for a little embellishment. Then on my top shelf I saw the large maple leaf punch from Martha Stewart! Yep that would work! I punch out three leaves from some of the same Basic Grey papers, a little copic on the edges and then some Martha Steward branch punches to add to the leaves. Love them! And I love using older tools that need some attention! 

Copic colors used - 


There is so much to "Fall" in love with at High Hopes Stamps - to see all them fabulous images in the web store click HERE - any subject you can find something that will make you happy to add to your projects!
 

Thanks! 



Thursday, August 4, 2022

Fall Fun

   I grew up on a fairly large property with lots of trees. In the fall, one of our jobs was to rake the leaves. It wasn't always our favourite job but there were times where we took a break, raked the leaves into a big pile and had some fun jumping in the pile and throwing them at each other. Of course this left more raking to do to get them back in the pile to be put into bags and it also left leaves in our hair and clothes! We were sure to clean those off before going in the house! 

The "Fall Joy" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps brings back some of these fun memories! Fall is my favourite time of year so I am happy to celebrate all things fall and Halloween this month.

                                                          

 After stamping onto alcohol marker friendly paper I coloured this fun stamp with Copic markers and cut it out using a rectangle die. Patterned paper from two different Honey Bee pads gave me a perfect background - since the stamp is "busy" I wanted to use a more neutral back ground. I cut the paper to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base, inked the edges and added them to matching card stock. 

The sentiment is a combination of words from two different sentiments. To create my sentiment I masked off each stamp to get the word I wanted, lined them up and stamped them separately. When they were stamped I cut them out using an oval die, put it on matching card stock and hand cut the shape. Next, I added some twine to the patterned paper pieces, glued them down, and added the stamped image with 3D foam tape. Some leaf die cuts and enamel dots finish off my card. 

 
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Fall Joy (T041) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Happy Fall Y'all (G086), Winter Fun! (F109) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Autumn Afternoon, Gingham Galore Fall - Honey Bee 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, rectangle die, oval die, leaf die - Your Next Stamp, enamel dots, twine, Close To Cocoa ink - Stampin' Up


 Copic Markers:

Raccoons - N4 N6 N8 W1 W3 W6 W7

Sky - B000 B00 B41 B52

           Grass - YG61 YG67 BG99

Leaves - Y11 Y18 Y26  G21 G24 G28 BG99

YG01 YG03 YG17 G28 R05 R17 R39

YG02 YG11 YG18 YR21 YR24 E23

Tree - E23 E25 D27 D29



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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Dracula and Friends!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Hallowe'en card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Bat Friends - TT043 for the image and Special Treat - H234 for the sentiment. I can't believe it's August already and that means it's time to get started on Hallowe'en and Fall cards. This is the first of many to come this month.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock - White, cut and scored to be 6" x 6". I cut the background to be the same size using Craft Consortium - Happy Haunting paper and adhered it to the base card using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug, I die cut the larger piece for the background using the same paper and Penny Black Creative Dies - Antique Frame. I inked around the base card and die cut using Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Villainous Potion. Using the same dies, I die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then stamped the image onto it using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.

The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. I inked very lightly over the top of it with some purple that I had left on my brush. Then, I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Villainous Potion. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of all 3 pieces and then popped them up onto the card. To finish it off, I added some YNS Gumdrops - Spellbound.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bat Friends - TT043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Special Treat - H234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Villainous Potion

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock - White, Craft Consortium - Happy Haunting (6" x 6")

Die Cuts: Penny Black Creative Dies - Antique Frame 51-937

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, U-Line double-sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, YNS Gumdrops - Spellbound

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black)

Hair: C8, C6, C4

Clothing: R59, R37, R35, V09, V06, V04, C8, C6, C4, BV17, BV04

Shoes and Bow Tie: 100, C9, C7, C5, C2

Bats: C9, C7, C5 (Eyes - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Tree: E29, E25, E23

Sky: N9, V99, V95, V93, V91, BV23, BV20

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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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Harvest Mice!

Happy August!
August is all about Fall & Halloween over at High Hopes Rubber Stamps! I think Fall is my favourite time of the year because the colours are so pretty! Today I am using the rubber stamp called "Harvest Mice" paired with the "Happy Fall Y'all".
I started by stamping my image and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next I used my Copic Sketch Markers and coloured the image to match with papers from the Doodlebug Pumpkin Spice 6x6 collection. Using my Brother Cut N Scan. I cut out around my image leaving a white border. Lots of basic shape layers on my card today, with all the edges inked in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A bit of ribbon, a bow and an enamel dot finish off my card today!
Here's a side view to see the added dimension by popping up the image and sentiment with foam tape.
Copics Used:
Mice: C0, C1, C2, C4, C8/ E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Outfits: BG45, BG49, BG53, BG57/ YR23, Y32, Y35
Pumpkin: YR04, YR07, YR09
Green: YG03, YG17, G28

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!