Thursday, June 30, 2022

Grill Master Birthday

  Food off the BBQ is a summer favourite of mine. I am blessed to have more then a few “grill masters” in my life who can cook all the things on the BBQ like burgers, chicken thighs, steak and bacon wrapped sausage to name a few.......and now I am hungry!  Grillin’ Joseph” from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is a grill master himself and has just finished making some sausage – grill marks and all! I think he is perfect for a birthday card for one of the grill masters in my life. 

                                                                               


                                                                          

I stamped my image on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. I don't have any bbq themed dies or embellishments so I decided I would try making a chef apron with the dies I have. 
I started by cutting a wide stitched tag and trimming it to take off the stitching. Next, I measured the space I wanted it to fill on my card and again cut it down to size. It took a few tries, but using an oval die, I positioned it where I wanted the arm cut out to be on the apron and traced around the outside edge. After cutting it with scissors, I flipped it over to the other side to create the second arm hole and added some ribbon to the top where it would wrap around his neck. The only thing I forgot was to add some ribbon for the strings that would tie around his back.....next time <smile>. 
Next I cut a square piece of card stock to the size I wanted for a pocket, scored the edges and cut off the corners to get a nice, flat fold. I added the "cook and fire" to the pocket by masking off the Flame Broilin' stamp (a bbqing dragon from High Hopes) and stamped it on the pocket, folded the edges down after inking the edges and glued it down. I hung it off the corner of the card base just for fun. 
The large square gingham reminded me of the old picnic table cloths we used to have when I was a kid so I chose one in blue from the Gotta Have Gingham pad from Lawn Fawn and used it for my card base. I inked all of the paper edges with Antique Linen distress ink, stamped and added the sentiment and some twine and enamel dots to finish off the card. 
          
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Grillin' Joseph (R024), Flame Broilin'(Q104)  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Birthday Wishes (FDG024) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Gotta Have Gingham - Lawn Fawn 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, enamel dots, stitched nesting tag - Tutti Designs, oval die - Your Next Stamp, Antique Linen Distress ink


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04

Hair - E23 E25 E27 E29

Hat/Apron - N0 N1 N2

Pants - B91 B93 B95 B99

Plate - C1 C2 C4 

Stars - Y11 Y15 YR23

Sausage - E08 E09 YR18 E19 E29

Shoes, Shirt, Hat - R05 R17 YR18

Handle - E31 E34 E35 E27



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cat & Mouse Party

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cat & Mouse Party - TDG036 for the image and Dot Happy Birthday To You! - F065 for the sentiment. These animals are ready to party, are you?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of AC Cardstock - White paper cut and scored to be 6" x 6". Using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, I die cut 3 squares out of Doodlebug Design Inc. - Fairy Tales, Recollections - Spring Inks paper and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I also used Doodlebug Design Inc. - Fairy Tales 6" x 6" paper for my main background. I applied this directly to the base card using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry were both used to go around the edges of the die-cut paper. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the aqua coloured square and patterned paper and popped them both up onto the background.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I die cut the sentiment using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time - Stitched Zig Zag Ties. Copic marker RV06 was used to go around the edges. I attached the coloured image to Recollections - Spring Inks paper using double-sided tape and then cut a slim border around the image. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of this piece and popped it up into the centre of the patterned square. 4 layers of U-Line double-sided tape were attached to the back of the sentiment on the bottom portion and liquid glue was applied to the top. I popped this up onto the card at the bottom. Lastly, to finish the card off, I applied Creative Impressions - Metallic Balloon Brads by adding 2 layers of U-Line double-sided tape. I popped them onto the sentiment and the card and drew in some string for the balloons. Stickles - Star Dust was added to the cake and confetti.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cat & Mouse Party - TDG036 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Dot Happy Birthday To You! - F065 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Evergreen Bough, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock - White, Doodlebug Design Inc. - Fairy Tales (6" x 6"), Recollections - Spring Inks (12" x 12")

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time - Stitched Zig Zag Ties

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Creative Impressions - Metallic Balloon Brads - Item 90613, Stickles - Star Dust

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cat: N9, N7, N6, N5, N4, R46, R30, R20

Mouse: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R46, R30, R20, R02, R01, R00

Cake, Hat and Confetti: BG57, BG32, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, Y17, Y15, Y11, YR15, YR14, YR12, V04, YG07, YG05, YG03

Balloons: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, BG000, YR18, YR16, YR12, YR00

Candles: BG32, R46, YR14, Y08, Y04

Plate: BV25, BV23, BV20, BV0000

Background: Y04, Y02, Y00

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Happy Bear-day!

Welcome!
I'm so glad you stopped by today to see this adorable "Buddy Bear's Surprise" from High Hopes Stamps! He's just too cute and just makes me smile! Buddy Bear makes the perfect Birthday card and fits in so well with the "Let's Celebrate" theme this month! I paired Buddy with the "Happy Bear-day" sentiment, perfect for him and this card!
I started my design process by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured Buddy in with my Copic Sketch Markers. I'm in love with these papers from the Echo Park "Our Wedding" 6x6 collection. I have lots of layers on this card: banner die cuts, a heart banner, and small round doily die cut as well as the basic layers. I inked all the edges of my papers and die cuts with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Buddy and the sentiment are popped up with foam tape for added dimension.
Copics Used:
Bear: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E31/ R01, R02
Pinks: R20, R21, R22, R12
Greens: YG6, YG63, YG67, YG93/ YG95, YG97 (grass)
YR21, YR23, C00, C1


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, June 27, 2022

Chi Chi's Party!

Howdy -MichelleO here - ready for a party? Today for High Hopes Stamps I colored a little party with Chi Chi's Party! This cute little Chihuahua is ready to have a great party! 

I wanted this guy to have one loud bold party so I dug into my papers and found some Paper Studio Hippy Chic papers with lots of glitter and fun bold colors! I sewed down the layers onto a piece of Bazzill dotted card stock and then a cream color card base. Love the colors! And because the papers have glitter I just had to add some glitter to my image as well. So out came out the Nuvo glitter paint pen! 

For my sentiment I went with High Hopes Stamps "Happy Birthday Script"  - love the font goes with so many styles of cards! I used a EK Success ticket punch for a mat on the sentiment. Now it was a little short... so I punched two and put them together.. cheated a bit but it worked I think. 

Love how fun and.. and... well BOLD this one came out! 

Copic colors used - 

 

Now you must pop over to the High Hopes Stamps Web Store (HERE) and see all the fabulous images you will fall head over heels in love with! I just know it! 


 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Hog Happy Birthday

  I have a few friends who love pigs. They think they are awesome and would love to have a property to keep some on. I have had a few experiences in my life with pigs - mostly feeding them and cleaning out their pens. For the most part they were friendly and kind of comical actually especially the piglets. It was fun to watch them experience new things as they are quite curious and smart. 

I can't say they are one of my favourite animals but for some of my friends they are so when I saw the "Hog Happy" stamp in the "Let's Celebrate" re-release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps, I knew this cute hog with her balloon and party hat would be perfect for one of their birthday cards. 

                                                                               

                                                                                     

After stamping my image on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured it with Copic markers and cut it out using a stitched scalloped nesting tag. I set it aside and cut patterned paper from Craft Consortium and Echo Park to fit my design and 5.5" x 5.5" card base. Next, I stamped the sentiment, cut it to size and added it to some matching card stock. I glued down the tag and sentiment and added flowers from Poppies & Paperie, enamel dots and a bow to finish off the card. 
          
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Hog Happy (TDG039), Spring Pond (TLF034)  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Happy Birthday (FDG038) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Bright Blooms - Craft Consortium, Coffee & Friends - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Body - E01 E93 E95

Balloon - G21 G24 G28

Hat - R81 R83 R85 RV11 RV32 RV34


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Birthday Party Girl!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Party Girl - TDG034 for the image and Open Happy Birthday - G039 for the sentiment. This little girl loves to dance and celebrate! She is ready for a really nice party to share her birthday with all of her friends.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". I cut out the background to the same size using Bubbly Girls - Party - Yvonne Creations cardstock. This was applied directly to base card with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salvaged Patina was used to ink around all of the edges of the card.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. Using my scissors, I fussy cut around both the image and sentiment. For the sentiment, I used a black marker to go around the edges to hide the white. Using Copic markers, I tried to match the background as best as I could for the coloured image to blend in. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to all of the pieces and popped them up onto the base card. Lastly, to finish it off, I added in 3 gumdrops from YNS Gumdrops - Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Party Girl - TDG034 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Open Happy Birthday - G039 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salvaged Patina

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Bubbly Girls - Party - Yvonne Creations (6" x 6")

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, YNS Gumdrops - Pretty Peacock Matte Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R22, R21, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41

Dress, Bows, Socks and Lettering: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, RV17, RV14, RV11

Shoes: T10, T9, T7, T5, T3

Balloons: BV13, BV11, BV01, BV0000, G17, G14, G00, YG41

Background: YG0000, RV000, RV0000, G14, BG32, RV17, RV14, YG41

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
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Cat & Mouse Party!

Hello!
These cuties are ready to celebrate!! It looks like Mr. Cat has blown out a few candles and his little mouse friend is ready to eat the cake! I don't know.....but I think Mr. Cat has had a few cakes in his past lol! This is the "Cat & Mouse Party" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
Today my papers are from the Doodlebug Party Time 6x6 collection. After colouring my image with my Copic Sketch markers, I cut the image out using a square die. My design is a variety of squares layered with matching cardstock. The tiny "Happy Birthday" is from the HH Mini Sentimen set #1. It's so cute and fits perfectly in the tiny circle with an MFT Doily die behind it. A few enamel dots in the corners finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Cat: E93, E95, E97, E99
Mouse & Plate: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5/ R01, R02
Blues: B21, B23, B24, B26
Greens: G28, YG03, YG17
Yellows: Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR23

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!