Monday, February 6, 2023

Two Peas in a Pod

Howdy - MichelleO here and I have to ask... have you seen the adorable Release at High Hopes Stamps - Fresh from Retirement the "Sweet Baby"  They are so cute you just want to pinch some cheeks! LOL

My first card I had to color up "Two Peas in a Pod" so so cute! 

 
Just so adorable! I colored with my Copics (colors below) - then I found an old bling oval that I attached and cut out to fit. Found again my BoBunny Only You collection and loved the peach and green colors. I layered them up and sewed them down with a Fiskars scallop punch. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Like two peas in a pod" a perfect match for this image! 

Copic colors used - 


Now I "need" to run off and color up another adorable bundle! They are just so cute! Click HERE to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps Web Store and see them all! 


 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Sweet Baby Boy

 Happy February!!! High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the design team are excited to start this new month off with the "Sweet Baby Release" as we bring 8 stamps and 9 sentiments out of retirement!! 

I am kicking off the release with this card featuring "Swaddled Baby Boy" - how cute is he?!? Be sure to pop by the website to see all the adorable stamps in this collection. 


                                                                                          

I stamped this cutie on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him. Once the cutting was done, I ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. Next, I cut a piece of matching gingham paper and card stock to fit the A2 size base. I challenged myself to use an embossing folder this week - I always forget about them - and cut a piece of white card stock, put it in a polka dot embossing folder and ran it through my Big Kick. Once it was embossed, I added it to the top portion of my card. 
I stamped and cut the sentiment with a fish tail banner die and added matching card stock to the tip. 
Next, I stamped the Baby Border stamp and coloured the bear to match the stamp and hand fussy cut him. A card stock and embossed circle were perfect for a background for the stamp. 
Both the baby boy stamp and the teddy bear are added with foam pop dots. It is hard to see in the photo but I added a touch of clear sparkle pen to the heart I added on to his blanket when I was colouring him. Ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps - Swaddled Baby Boy (RDG012), Baby Border (J008) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - It's A Boy (FDG042)
Patterned Paper - Gotta Have Gingham - Lawn Fawn

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, circle die, foam pop dots, Polka Dots embossing folder - Cricut, enamel dots, ribbon, Spectrum Sparkle Pen

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 E11 E21 E04 
Cheeks - R20
Blanket - BG11 BG32 BG13 BG75
Hair - E50 E53 E55
Heart - BG75
Bear - E50 E55 N4 N5 N8


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!








Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Kind Of Sickly!

Hello!
There is nothing worse than being under the weather and feeling like crap! But if I got this card in the mail, it sure would cheer me up! This is the adorable "Seymore's Sick Day" and "Better Quickly" sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
Today I am using papers from an older collection from Echo Park Called "For The Record 2". I stamped my image onto some Copic friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I coloured in my image to match the designer papers and cut it out using my Brother Cut N Scan. It's a simple design using different rectangle sizes layered with matching cardstock. Seymore is popped up with foam squares. A scattering of enamel dots finish off my card design.
Copics Used:
G20, G21, G24, G46
W1, W3, W5
B93, B95, B97
Y23, Y26
C1, R24

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, January 30, 2023

Shower of Love Teddy

Howdy - MichelleO here and today for High Hopes Stamps I have another Valentine. I LOVE Valentines Day! Hubby's Birthday and our Wedding Anniversary so a big day for sure! So making Valentines is so much fun for me. 

This card is with the "Shower of Love Teddy" - Fabulous fun image with the sentiment already made in it! 

My card is a bit simpler - but I am planning for a guy so I went calmer than I normally do.

 

 Simple layers, that I rounded the corners on image and pattern papers. The image is colored with my Copics (colors below) and then for that cloud I added some Nuvo clear sparkles. Adds some depth to the cloud sort of. 

A gauze ribbon around the middle with a large bow tied to one side. These Valentine images at High Hopes really do make me happy. They have a slightly vintage feel to them and are so fun to color. 

Copic colors used -


You really need to visit the High Hopes Stamps web store and see all the Valentines! It is almost February so time to make those cards of love and hearts! Click HERE to pop over to the Valentines at High Hopes!


 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Birthday Willow

 This year I have given myself a challenge. Okay, full disclosure - I give myself this challenge every year and I have yet to meet the challenge but I am determined this is the year! I never seem to have enough birthday cards in my stash for the family and friends I need them for so I have challenged myself to make at least one birthday card a month. We are almost at the end of January and I haven't made one yet so I am sharing a clean and simple (CAS) birthday card featuring "Willow" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  


                                                                                           

After colouring Willow with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut her leaving a thin white edge and set her aside. Next, I gathered the items I would need to create the background for my clean and simple card.
I cut a white piece of card stock to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base, took a circle die, centered it and taped it down with removable post it tape. Then I pulled out some Distress inks (listed below) and some die cut clouds. I taped the clouds in place with a removable tape and then ink blended the sky and grass. 
Next, I masked off the part of the sentiment I didn't want to stamp and stamped the sentiment directly on the card base. I always hold my breath when I do this! 
To finish off the card I glued down the stamp. 

Card Details
Stamps - Willow (TDG031) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Pirates Birthday (F147)

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoo Distress inks, cloud die - Your Next Stamp, circle die 

Copic Markers
Skin - E11 E21 E11 
Dress - R81 R83 R85 
Flowers - Y11 Y15 Y35 Y17
Leaves/Grass - YG01 YG03 YG17
Hair - C3 C5 C7 C9
Shading - C1 C2
Butterfly - R81 R83 R85 E34

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!










Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Hogs-N-Kisses!

Howdy!
Todays mini slimline card combines 2 stamps from High Hope Rubber Stamps. I've used the "Soo-eet Petunia and Audrey" and the "Farm Background". I thought that they went nicely together! Oh my gosh, Petunia's smile....too cute!
To start, I stamped my images onto some Copic friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next I coloured in my images and cut them out using my Brother Cut N Scan. I decided to colour the field behind the barn as if there is wheat growing in it. I used a MFT "Slimline Cloud Edges" stencil to add some clouds in the background. The "Hogs-N-Kisses" sentiment goes well with the theme of my card. Some MFT Stitched Hills and a little fence just brings it all together. My Main image and the bottom hill are popped up with foam squares for some added dimension to my card.
Copics Used:
E00, E11, E21/ E41, E43, E44, E47
R00, R01, R02/ R35, R37, R39/ R20
B23, B24, B26
Y21, Y23, Y26, 
YG03, YG17, G28/ BG93, BG96, BG00/ YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
W3, W5, C4, C7

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, January 23, 2023

Kitty by Birdhouses

Howdy - MichelleO here today and its my High Hopes Stamps day! For my image today I dug into my collection of favorites from High Hopes and pulled out Kitty by Birdhouses -  Love the feel of this image! 

 
This is one of those images that is just fun to sit and color - pulling out lots of my Copic markers and just having fun! (colors below) I found some older papers from BoBunny Only You collection and some green card stock for a base and sewed things together with a zig zag stitch. 

The sentiment is a High Hopes Stamps "Pawsing to say hello!" is purrrrfect for this image! 

Copic colors used .. yes I had fun with a lot of them!
 


For more images to have LOTS of fun coloring just click HERE and fall in love with so much at the High Hopes Stamps web store! I ADORE High Hopes Stamps!

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