Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day!!!

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Happy Canada Day!!!  I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend, and hopefully you are able to find some fireworks to watch too!!!

For today's post, I thought this bi-fold card would be very appropriate for the occasion...
 Jane
 
and a peek with the bi-fold opened
 
This is Team Canada (S180) and Oh Canada! sentiment (F080).  Such a fantastic image with all the little Canadian animals!

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 animal's noses. Also, a Gelly Roll - white gel pen was applied on some of the animal's cheeks to add a bit of interest.

For the card base, I decided to create somewhat of a bi-fold card to resemble the Canada flag. So a piece of SU Real Red cardstock was chose.  I was not satisfied that the right hand side of the card would stay closed and lay flat, so I took a one hole punch and some Tombow-Hook and Loop fasteners (thin velcro with adhesive on the back) and punched two sets of them.  I figured that this would be a good way to keep the card closed, yet easy enough to open.

The "Oh Canada" sentiment was stamped with a Memento tuxedo black ink pad and the celebrate is a die cut from a Penny Black set called Celebrations. To complete this card, a bunch of crystal gemstones were applied around the main image.
 
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 - 942, 856, 847, N35, N65, N75, N95, 761, 800, 977, 899, 947, 990 and 942; Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
 
Paper - SU Black & Real Red Cardstock and Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGelly Roll-white gel penGlossy Accents, Penny Black Die-Celebrations set, Ranger-multi medium matte, Tombow-Hook and Loop Fasteners, hole punch, crystal gemstonesWater Brush and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon and see all of the wonderful creations that the talented divas have been busy working on!!!
 
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Hog Wash

Happy Summer Thursday Fans! 

My post today features an older stamp from High Hopes called "Good Clean Fun" and the Hog Wash sentiment also from High Hopes. 

Pigs love mud especially on a hot summer day! I added some "mud" to two of these little cuties when I was colouring the image. 




My image is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out with a stitched rectangles die. I challenged myself to use some of my scraps and smaller pieces from an Echo Park paper pad as well as some paper from my stash. Fishtail banner dies were the perfect die for cutting these out.  A piece of pink paper run through an embossing folder gave me the perfect background for this very pink card! lol

Card Recipe
Stamps: Good Clean Fun (S056)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Dies: Stitched Rectangles and Fishtail Banner dies - Your Next Stamp
Darice Embossing Folder, Chocolate Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: BT2 BT3 PP1 PP3 EB6 EB3 EB5 EB1 EB2 CG4 DG3 1G1 1G2 LY2 LY3

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lil' Swinger

Howdy - MichelleO here today for my Wednesday post -

This week for High Hopes I went with one of the new images "Lil' Swinger"

She just makes me smile... I feel a cool breeze and enjoy the swing with her.



She is too precious, I colored her with my Copics (colors below) and then sewed her down to some papers from Papermania Lucy Cromwell collection. I sewed all the layers with straight and zig zag stitches. I then added the great High Hopes Sentiment "Just Because"  This is one of my favorite new sentiments, I use it on many of my cards. Great for any card just to send a smile.

I then added a X-Large Martha Stewart Leaf punch with some little punched flowers. Simple but I like it.

Copic colors used -


Lots of great new images to play with - You can see them all HERE -

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Hope you got a smile -
Thanks so much for looking
MichelleO
www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

My Hero -- High Hopes Stamps

Hi there! I've been having fun with a little fishing scene created with High Hopes Stamps!
 The card is made on an easel  card base and the design was extended to the bottom panel for a 3D effect.   The image is stitched and coloured with Copics along with some fishy brads and balsam wood for the sentiment. 

These stamps make truly make it easy to create a "guy" card  design:) 

Thanks for peeking!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Rock On

Hello!  Kristine here with my Tuesday post.

I have had this patterned paper in my stash forever!

I am not even sure why I bought it  but I must have had an idea in my head at the time....this might explain some of my paper hoarding problem?

Anyway, I was very excited to get the new Rocking Out Stamp from High Hopes Stamps because I knew it would go great with this paper that has a drum set on it!



I colored the image with my Prisma Colored pencils and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

Oh...and the paper....It's Crate paper.
I kept the rest of the design pretty simple because it's a boy card so I didn't want it too fussy.



I used the Sizzix Large Square stand up card die for the card base so you can open it and have it stamd up to display.

The inside sentiment is Rock on.



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Happy Birthday Canada!

Hi High Hope Fans!
This Friday is Canada Day for all us Canadians! When I saw this stamp from High Hopes Stamps called "Canadian Friends" I knew it would make a perfect card to celebrate our country! I think I will use it as part of my centrepiece for our Canada BBQ at the cottage!
I made the card base using a red piece of cardstock and my Silhouette Electronic Cutting machine. I popped up the "Canadian Friends"and the sentiment with foam squares for some added dimension. A handwritten Happy Birthday stamp and a few Maple leaves finished off my card. I also used my Silhouette to cut around my image and sentiment.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Mountie: R35, R37, R39 / N5, N7, N9 / Y35, Y38 / E53, E55, E57
Beaver: E43, E44, E47, E49
Moose: E55, E57, E59

To all my Canadian friends and followers..... I hope you have a great Canada Day weekend! I will certainly be enjoying the Fireworks, one of my favourite things about this long weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Supplies:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Puppy Love!!!

Carolina here,
Good Morning and welcome High Hopes Fans!

For today's post I'm using "Puppy Love" from High Hopes Stamps, 
an adorable stamp from their latest release!

I stamped "Puppy Love" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with alcohol markers.
 Copic List: Girl B93 B95 R11 YR02 E000 E00 V000 E11 E25 E25 0 Puppy W1 W3 W5 W7 
After my image was all coloured I fussy cut it. I used a white gelly roll pen and add some hast*tag on her skirt. For the background, I sponged the white cardstock with Distress ink and embossed with a polka-dots folder. I raise the main panel and the little girl with foam tape, to give my card a little bit of height. 

To finished my card I added glossy accent on her and fussy cut some flowers from "Fancy That"  paper pat. I decorated the tiny flowers with Diamond Stickles.

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