Saturday, July 23, 2016

Toboggan Joyride

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  I have another Christmas/Winter card to share with you today... Hopefully this helps to inspire you to start those festive cards!
 Lisa
 
This is Toboggan Joyride (S071) and Bold Seasons Greetings sentiment (H044).  Such a cute image, with these little fellas having some fun flying down the slope!!!  
 
The image was stamped on Xpress It cardstock with a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad using my Misti Stamping Tool.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers.
 
For the card base, I chose some SU Kraft cardstock, along with a piece of SU Not Quite Navy cardstock for layering.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny-Whiteout Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.  The image was fussy cut out with a tiny border, in order to avoid some difficult to reach areas.  White cardstock was ripped to form a snow hill then spritzed with some Prima Frost White Shimmer Spray.  It's a bit difficult to see the glitter on the snow in this pic, but in real life it is quite sparkly.  The entire scene was die cut using a YNS die called Stitched Rectangles.  The navy layering piece was also cut with the next size larger die in the same set.  Foam tape was applied to adhere the main image to add some dimension.  To stamp the sentiment, a SU Not Quite Navy Ink Pad was used to coordinate with the cardstock. 
 
To complete this card, a couple strans of twine ribbon tied in a bow was added at the top of the card, along with two YNS Sparkly Navy Blue gumdrops.  Such a fun card to make!
 
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - E49, E25, R27, E23, B91, B99, T4, T6 and E31; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad; SU Not Quite Navy Ink Pad (sentiment).
 
Paper - Bo Bunny-Whiteout Collection 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Kraft, Not Quite Navy and White Cardstock; Xpress It Cardstock.
 
MiscMisti Stamping Tool, Prima-Frost White Shimmer Spray, YNS-Stitched Rectangle Dies, YNS Gumdrops-Sparkly Navy Blue, Twine, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Mudzies Gift

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It's Christmas in July!  I sure hope Santa dresses lightly, if he plans on coming this way any time soon!  The heat is definitely on and it's way too dry here...

For today's post, I have a super fun image to share with you!  I hope this makes you chuckle a little.
 Jane
 
This is Mudzies Gift (T030) and Sm. Christmas Script sentiment (F051).  Such a cute image and definitely a fun one to colour too!
 
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on the ribbon, bow and power outlet. Also, various colours of Stickles (see supplies listed below for actual colours used) were applied on the string of Christmas lights to add a bit of sparkle.  Once this was all dry, I proceeded to fussy cut out the image.  This was a bit challenging around some of the fine detail.

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The designer papers are from Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper pad and SU Merry Moments 6x6 paper pad.  I wanted to create a living room type of scene at Christmas.  So I thought, the hardwood flooring, base board trim and wallpaper idea looked perfect!  To adhere Mudzie on the card, only the top two-thirds of him had foam tape applied to the back, and the bottom third (legs) and power outlet had glue dots applied.  This helps make him pop out a bit, but still look realistic as he is sitting on the floor. 

The banner for the sentiment was die cut using a YNS die called Cool Tag Three.  I stamped the Merry Christmas script with a versamark ink pad and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder was applied then heated.
 
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - 899, 977, 800, 761, 055, 925, 847, 277, 535, N55, N75, N95, 245 and 856; Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, SU Merry Moments 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock; Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy Accents, Stickles-Crushed Pineapple, Orange Peel, Xmas Red, Green, Waterfall; Cuttlebug Machine, YNS Die-Cool Tag Three, Uniball-Signo Silver Gel PenWater Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Silent Night

Wow! I can't believe it's Thursday again! Not only is it my day to post but it's one day closer to Fri-YAY!!! 

We are featuring Christmas in July on the High Hopes blog and today I am sharing a card using an older High Hopes image called "Shepard's Awe". I love that High Hopes has so many images to choose from you can always find the perfect one! 
This stamp is perfect for Christmas cards for my in-laws. 
When I saw this stamp, the Silent Nigh Christmas carol came in to my head almost immediately. 


Close Up


As always, I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and then this one I chose to cut out with a stitched square die. This sentiment was created on my computer. A star banner piece was cut out with a die and I added some clear Wink of Stella to it as well as the yellow star - always so hard to see in a photo. A few blueberry gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Shepard's Awe (T028)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer
Dies: Stitched Squares -Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: White Out Collection - Bo Bunny
Clear Wink of Stella, Blueberry Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, Build A Banner Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: 1G1 1G2 GB8 GB10 EB5 FS1 FS2 TN2 TB8 TB9 TB4 TB5 CT1 CT3 LY1

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jolly Old St. Nick

Howdy - MichelleO here today and it has been Christmas in July here at High Hopes Stamps - and how can you really do a feature on Christmas stamps and not do a St. Nick?

I love "Jolly Old St. Nick" ... maybe it is the addition of those two sweet little kitties?


I colored with my Copics (colors below) matching up with the bright fun Christmas papers from Kaisercraft's Christmas Carnival collection. One thing I love about these fun non traditional colors and the fact that the collection comes with shaped tags that can be used for the sentiments. And speaking of sentiments I love the "Holly Jolly" sentiment with this laughing Santa.

Copic colors used -


I hope that this Jolly St. Nick gave you a smile, and maybe some inspiration for your Christmas cards this year!

Thanks so much for looking - and for more info you can see my personal blog post www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

MichelleO

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Its your day enjoy!

Hi there! I'm back with some Wintery goodness! This sweet bear is from High Hopes called Bear-ly warming up.... okay now that's just way to sweet :) 

and ...

I decided on a blue and brown colour combo as that always been a favorite of mine. I hand cut a snowy hill is pop-doted and embossed with a snowflake folder.  The twine is  a soft cotton twine is also from OCS found  here!
Some die cut snowflakes, ribbon  and gems were also added to complete the card. 

Thanks for peeking! Have a super crafty day !! 

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yummy for your Tummy

The High Hopes Design Team Divas are still celebrating Christmas in July and sharing some of the great Holiday images from High Hopes!

Today I have an adorable image called Baking Ginger.


I made a card with her but she would be great for a tag attached to some yummy holiday treat!

I colored her with colored pencils and blended the pencil with gamsol and blending stumps.



The sentiment is Something Yummy.

The patterned paper is from my stash and I am not sure who made it but you could use any fun striped paper to recreate this card.



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Penguin Family!

Hi HH Fans!
For today's "Christmas in July" post,  I am sharing with you a little gift set I made using the adorable "Penguin Family".
I love this little family and thought they would be super cute paired with the Winter wonderland Background stamp. I used my MISTI to create the scene, which worked super easy! I also added the High Hopes "Think Snow" sentiment on the front of my card. When I coloured the trees I left a bit uncoloured so that I could add some White Wink of Stella to make it look like snow on the branches. A bow with a candy gem finished off my card.
On the inside, more of the matching papers and a sentiment called "Holiday All Year".
The little Kraft Paper bag is a Dollar Store find and I just added paper to match from the Echo Park Tis The Season 6x6 collection. I tied a bunch of ribbon on the side for a fun embellishment.

In the bag you could put a small present or gift card but I made a small magnet for fun out of the same image! I recently purchased the Xyron Creative Station Lite, which has a laminate/ magnetic combo rather than just adhesive. Super cool and a fun way to make something different with your stamps!
Copics Used:
Penguin: C1, C4, C6, C8/ YR14, YR18
Sleigh: E43, E44, Gold Wink of Stella
Skates: C1, Silver Wink of Stella
Trees: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, White Wink of Stella
Snowflakes and ground: B0000, B000, B00


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