Thursday, June 1, 2023

Sandy Toes

  We have had some summer weather this week. It has been H.O.T! It is only fitting that the High Hopes design team will be sharing summer themed cards this month since some how it is all of a sudden summer. 

I don't live close to a beach but if I did I would probably be at it in this kind of weather. I can't physically go to the beach........but I can create a card with a beach theme and take Milton to the beach. Milton is one of my favourite High Hopes animals.......he is always up to something and makes me laugh. Today he is looking fine in his beach "Milton At The Beach".

I stamped Milton on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him. Then I cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card base and cut an oval out close to the centre with a die. Next, I cut out the same size oval in a light yellow card stock to build my "beach" scene. I cut some beige and blue card stock for my sand and water and added some ink to add some definition to them. I also added white acrylic paint to the "waves" using a small amount on my finger and dabbing it on to the ink. The sun rays were added in the background using a stencil and I hand drew some birds in the sky.

I cut the palm trees and island using a Sizzix die and cut it again in green to make the grass and tree leaves. The green card stock was edged with Distress ink to help it stand out a bit. I added the oval to the white card stock after running a black marker around the edge to help it stand out. Sea shells edged with ink were added to the sand to help finish my beach scene and Milton was added to the side of the oval. The sentiment was a bit of a trick, but with some creative masking and stamping, I was able to split it up at the top and bottom. Sparkly glitter dots finish off my card. 

Stamps - Milton At The Beach (R061) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Sandy Toes (J065) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, oval die, palm tree die - Sizzix, sea shell dies - Memory Box, Stormy Sky Distress ink, Creamy Caramel, Summer Sun ink - Stampin' Up, white acrylic paint, glitter dots, sun ray stencil - Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers
Body - E34 E29 E49
Flippers, Water Wings - Y11 Y13 Y15 YR23
Hooves, Antlers - E41 E42 E57
Swimsuit - YG01 YG03 YG17 BG11 BG32 BG13
Glasses, Shovel, Pail - R05 R17 YR18 E30 E31 E43

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Beautiful Day!

Oh my goodness, isn't this little angel adorable?! Meet "Lizabeth Biking Angel" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I'll tell you a little secret..... I want a bike just like this in a fun colour with the basket! Of course it will have to have a bell. Maybe Hubby will read this post and surprise me with one LOL.
To start my card, I stamped the image onto Copic friendly paper with Memento ink in Tuxedo. Before colouring in the image with my Copic Sketch markers, I chose papers from the Doodle Bug "My Happy Place" 6x6 collection. This way I can try to colour matching the chosen papers. I'm using the "Beautiful day" sentiment from High Hopes. A sprinkling of enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00 E21, E95, R20
Hair: Y23, Y34, Y26
Outfit: G28, YG03, YG13, YG17/ Y15, Y19
Bike: RV04, RV06, RV09/ N6, N9/ BG53, BG57, BG49
Basket: E23, E25
Wings: BG0000, BG000

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, May 29, 2023

Group Hug Bears

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I went with a fabulous bear hug! This image is "Group Hug Bears

 A seriously sweet image! Too adorable. And perfect card for a friend needing a hug! My trio of bears is colored with Copics (colors below) and then cut out with a Circle die cut. I "fuzzed" the edges of the circle with my scissors and then inked. For my pattern paper I found an old 6x6 pad from Bo Bunny Pin cushion collection. I adore that quilted pattern and the colors. 
The layers are sewed down and a sentiment also from High Hopes Stamps "Bear Hugs and Kisses" Just made for and too perfect for this image. 

Three Pearl Hearts are added for embellishment. Love those little hearts!

Copic colors used - 

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thanks so much! 


Thursday, May 25, 2023

Don't Worry

 This stamp had me giggling the whole time I was colouring it and all I could think was ... we all get by with a little help from our friends. The ant on the bottom sure is struggling..but look at that smile - through gritted teeth - but it's a smile none the less. I decided to make this card featuring "Drink Lemonade" to add to my stash so I have it on hand when a friend or family member needs a pick me up. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it. After deciding I wanted a picnic scene I found some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and MFT and cut them to size. I die cut a grass border, clouds and a sun to help create my scene and glued everything down. 
Once it was all glued down, I used a circle die to cut a hole in the middle of my scene. I added a card stock circle behind the piece I cut out and added it to the card front with pop dots. Once that was securely attached I glued the stamp to the circle. To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment, added it to card stock and added some enamel dots to three corners. 

Card Details
Stamps - Drink Lemonade (S130) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Don't Worry (FDG021) 
Patterned Paper - Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn, Gingham Galore - MFT

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, circle die, grass die - Crafters Companion, cloud and sun die - Your Next Stamp, enamel dots, pop dots

Copic Markers
Lemonade - Y00 Y11 Y15  
Lemon Slice - Y00 Y11 Y15 V01
Glass - C1 C2 blender
Ice Cubes - B000 blender
Air Bubbles - Y11
Ants - E13 E15 E17 E29 R20 R22
Straw - R05 R24 R39

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Just A Note!

Happy Tuesday!
I  love making "generic" cards that you can use for any occasion. I thought "Sweet Shirley Bear" from High Hopes Stamps paired with the HH sentiment called "Just A Note", makes a nice card to send. I spend the summers at our Cottage, so I always like to send a few notes off to friends at home.
First I picked my papers, Echo Park's "For The Record 2" collection. This way I can use my Copic Sketch markers to colour in my stamped image to match. Once Shirley was coloured, I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut around the image. I used a Gina Marie "Double Looped Oval" die for the background behind Shirley. I inked all the edges of my papers and image with Distress Oxide ink in Gathered Twigs. Some pretty yellow ribbon and a matching bow, finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Bear: E21, E23, E25, E27, R01, R02
Dress & Bow: BG13, BG32, BG34
Apron: C00, C0, C2

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, May 22, 2023

Teddy Bear Sampler

Howdy - 

Today for High Hopes Stamps a very sweet image. Teddy Bear Sampler. Love how much is going on in this image! And that it is the perfect frame for a sentiment. 


I went with pastel colors so those bears would pop on the card. All colored with my Copics (colors below). A piece of pattern paper from my stash as the background. To add a little bling I used a Nuvo paint pen. The center of the frame is cut out to expose the sentiment inside the card. High Hopes Stamps "Beary Special to Me"  Perfect for these cute little bears and all those buzzing bees! 

The Copic colors used - yes there were quite a few of them, but it was just so fun to color! 

This really was so fun to color! A great happy time coloring. 

To see lots of fabulous images to color up click HERE and see all the fabulous images at High Hopes Stamps! 


Thursday, May 18, 2023

New Home Wishes

 I have a few people in my life who are moving in the near future. These moves will be a fresh or new start for all of them and when I saw the "Spring Birdhouse Garden" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps I thought it would be perfect for a new home card for one of them. I had the white picket fence saying come to mind when I saw it so I decided to colour it up that way. I am wishing all of them the best in their moves and the new memories they will make.

I stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured with Copic markers. Next, I cut the stamp out using a rectangle die. I decided to do a clean and simple style A2 size card and found some wood grain paper to match the greys in my colouring. I cut card stock to fit the card base and to mount the stamp onto and glues everything down. Then using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment and put it on card stock. Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps - Spring Birdhouse Garden (T115) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - New Home Wishes (G169) 
Patterned Paper - from my stash

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, rectangle die, ribbon, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Fence - C1 C2 C4 C5    
Birds - BOO BO1 BO2 Y15
Leaves/Vine - YG01 YG03 YG17 G28
Flowers - Y11 Y15 Y35 Y17 
Grass - YG03 YG17 G28
Posts, Sign - E34 E35 E29
Bunny - E30 E31 E43 R30 R21 R22
Houses -E30 E31 E43 R30 R21 R22
Cat - C1 C2 C4 C5
Lady Bug - R05 YR18 N4 N5 N8

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