Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Come To Save The Day!

 It’s Wednesday, and this week using High Hopes Stamps, I made a slim line card using  Sir Dustin - T177Jousting Dragon - S221 and Castle - R092 images and Here I Come.... - F248 for the sentiment. I love fantasy and dragons and thought these images were so much fun to play with.


I made my slim line card using Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock for my base folded at 4" x 9".

I stamped the images and sentiment using Memento - Tuxedo Black using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I die cut the Copic paper with PinkFresh Studio - Essential Slim Cuts to use for the background. I decided to stamp the castle and sentiment directly onto the background. The other 2 images were stamped separately and then I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around them and fussy cut where they still had some white around the images.

I coloured in the Castle - R092 using Royal Blue colours for the flags, the same as Sir Dustin - T177 who I coloured in as the Blue Knight. I added some extra bricks onto the castle to give it some more texture. Using Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean and Avery Elle - Pierced Clouds Die stencils that I made using the die cuts, I coloured in the sky. To give some texture to the grass, I first used a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn. Then I enhanced the colours using my Copic markers. I added some glue onto the back of the coloured image and attached it directly to the base card.


Sir Dustin - T177 was coloured in with Copic Markers and then I used a black marker to go around the entire image. This was popped up using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to the background. I used Royal Blues for his outfit and Royal Purples and gold for his dragon.



Lastly, I coloured in Jousting Dragon - S221 as the Red Knight with Copic Markers and then I went around the image with a black marker. I decided to make him the Red Knight and added a "D" to his shield for "Dragon". LOL! The image was popped up with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to complete the card.


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Sir Dustin - T177 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Jousting Dragon - S221 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Castle - R092 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Here I Come... - F248 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Avery Elle - Custom Steel Dies - Made in the USA - D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, PinkFresh Studio - Essential Slim Cuts

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Armour, Sword and Lance: C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, E29, E25, E23

Eyes - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Knight With Dragon:

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

Pants: YG67, YG63, YG61

Shirt, Plume, Shoes: B37, B14, B12

Dragon: YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00, BV08, BV000, V17, V15

Jousting Dragon:

Body: G94, G85, G46, G43, BV04, BV02, BV000

Plume, Gloves, Shoes and Tops of Armour: Y17, Y15, Y11, C2, R39, R37, R24

Flag and Pole: E23, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Castle: C5, C3, C1, C0, B37, B14, B12, B000, Y08, E25, E23, E21

Shrubs and Trees: YG97, YG95, YG23

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

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
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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sending Smiles!

Happy Tuesday!

The sun's out, the snow is melting the days are getting longer and it's March! I'm feeling happy knowing that Spring is just around the corner!! Meet "Raindrops Willa" from High Hopes Rubber stamps! Willa is just so adorable and I love her blue eyes! She makes me long for the daisies in my backyard.

I stamped Willa on to some Copic friendly paper and went ahead and coloured her in with my Copic Sketch markers. Next using a "Fancy Stitched Label" die, I cut her out. Willa is popped up with some foam squares for added dimension. My papers today are from the Bo Bunny "Pincushion" 6x6 collection. I love the "Sending Smiles" sentiment from High Hopes. It's one of my go to sentiments. Some matching enamel dots finish off my card. Oops I just noticed I forgot to colour in the black dots on the ladybug LOL. I'll do that now!
Copics Used:
Willa: E11, E13, E21, E23, E25, E29/ R01, R02, B05
Leaves and grass: YG0000, YG00. YG01, YG03, YG17
Flower: C1, C00/ Y32, Y35, Y38
Raindrops: B63, BG01
Outline: B0000, B00, Copic Zero
Ladybug: R27, black gel pen

Thanks for stopping by today and 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 our Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

 

Monday, March 1, 2021

Frog in Boxers

 Howdy - MichelleO here today - This image you just have to smile! High Hopes Stamps "Frog in Boxers" is such a fun image and a great image for a pick me up "Hang in There!" card. 


Bright and Cheerful was what I was going for... think I captured that! I colored the image with my Copics (colors below) and found a piece of Paper Studio pink rose paper to match up with my colors. All is sewn down with zig zag and straight stitches. I found a hot pink polk a dot ribbon to tie around with a big bow. 

Then that fun High Hopes sentiment "Hang in there!" It all makes me giggle... 

Copic colors used - 


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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Party Time!!

Good morning High Hopes Friends!

For today I'm sharing a fun birthday card!
This adorable image is called "Party Girl Florence" and the sentiment is "Dot Happy Birthday To You! both stamps from High Hopes Stamps

Supplies List; light blue cardstock for my base, them I layered with white. The pattern papers is from American Crafts. No die cut were used in this card, but I pulled my stich wheel for a bit of interest. As a finishing touch, I added Winky Stella and doddle some lines with a white pen. Pop my image with foam tape & finish my card using this cute sentiment.

 Copic I used flamingo R21 R22 balloons BG10 BG11 BG13Y02 Y15 flamingo legs E23 E25 bird beak Y35 Y38

 Thank you for visit my blog today. 
Have a BLESS day.

  

Friday, February 26, 2021

"For You!" and "I Can't Believe I Forgot!"

Hi Everyone!

Sometimes, you just want to send a card and other times it is rather annoying when you realize that you forgot someone's birthday or some other important event for them.

Well Bunny Blooms from High Hopes Stamps is here to the rescue.  One of the many perfect stamps from High Hopes Stamps that can be used for multiple different occasions.

After colouring Bunny Blooms with Copic Markers, I cut him out using two different oval dies.  Both of these cards are CAS

Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Bunny Blooms - T063, For You! - N002 and Can't Believe - G209 all from High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Amethyst (Kaisercraft) and Bloom Street (Pink Paislee)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Card 1 (left hand side):  
      • W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, R20 - Blush, R0000 - Pink Beryl, R000 - Cherry White
      • BV0000 - Pale Thistle, BV000 - Iridescent Mauve. BV00 - Mauve Shadow, YG17 - Green Grass, YG11 - Mignonette, YG13 - Chartreuse
    • Card 2 (right hand side);
      • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1, C2 - Cool Gray No. 2, R20 - Blush, R0000 - Pink Beryl, R000 - Cherry White
      • R85 Pink Rose, R83 - Rose Mist, R81 - Rose Pink, YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
  • Dies:
    • Card 1:  Scalloped Nesting Ovals -- Gina Marie Designs
    • Card 2:  Double Stitched Ovals -- Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Morning Dew added to the tulips on both cards
  • Miscellaneous:  Ribbon on Card 1 and a flower on Card 2 (both from my stash), Enamel Dots on both

Why not take a coffee/tea break and browse the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps that are there.  For some inspiration, go over to the High Hopes Stamps Blog and see what the HH Divas have been up to. We do post daily. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,



Thursday, February 25, 2021

You Know You're Old When....

 One of my Dad's favourite sayings is "My memory is good...it's just short!". As kids growing up we thought it was funny and it always made us giggle. However, as I am getting older, I am finding more and more truth in that statement and I find myself saying it quite often! 

When I saw the "Memory" sentiment and "Online Olive" stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps it reminded me of this saying and how true it is the older I get. I find myself having to make lists either on paper, my phone, or computer to try not to forget things....until I forget which way I wrote the note and where...<smile>. I chose to use this stamp combo for a humourous Birthday card because I can't have enough humourous cards in my stash.  



I stamped Olive, coloured her and her cat friend with Copic markers and cut her out using a square pleated lace die. I chose patterned paper from Carta Bella and cut it to fit my 5.5"x5.5" card base. Bazzill came through with the perfect matching card stock and I cut a layer to fit behind each piece of patterned paper and the stamp. 
Next, I stamped the Memory sentiment and masked off the Happy Birthday from the Swinging Birthday sentiment. They were cut to size and mounted on matching card stock. Some cotton lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Online Olive - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: MemorySwinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Farmhouse Market - Carta Bella 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, square pleated lace die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots, cotton lace ribbon - stash


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04 Lips R32

Chair - C2 C3 C5 E30 E31 E43

Slipper, Mug - R20 R21 R22 R24

Smoke - C1 C2

Desk - E34 E35 E29

Shirt - R20 R21 R22 Polka Dots - R24 R21

Hair - C1 C2 C3

Pants - B21 B24 B23 B45

Lightning Bolts - Y11 Y08

Cat - E30 E31 E43

Monitor, Keyboard - C1 C2 C3


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

More Bubbles!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a fun card using  Burts Bath - R103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Filled With Bubbles - H119 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Burt sure looks happy as he's letting all of his troubles float away! LOL!


To make my card this week, I used Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock for my base folded at 5.5" x 4.25". For the main background, I used Doodlebug Design Inc. - Under The Sea paper cut to the same size as the base and attached it using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry was used to ink around all of the edges. Whimsy Stamps - Slimline Pillows Die was used to cut out the shape for the sentiment and Die-Namics My Favourite Things - PCD Fishtail Figs STX for the flag behind the sentiment. I inked around the edges of the sentiment die cut with Copic Marker - BV04 to frame it. Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers was used to ink around the edges of the flag. Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die was used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.

I stamped the image and sentiment using Memento - Tuxedo Black using my MISTI and coloured in the image using Copic markers. I added 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to the back of the coloured image and attached it to the base card. I ran the flag through my Xyron Create a Sticker as I wanted it to lay completely flat against the background. I attached this to the base and then added 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to the back of the sentiment and attached it over top of the flag and the base. To complete the card, I added a few bubble embellishments from The Robin's Nest - Peony using Ranger Glossy Accents.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Burts Bath - R103 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment Background: Filled With Bubbles - H119 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Doodlebug Design Inc. - Under The Sea - 6"x6", Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb.

Die Cuts: Avery Elle - Wonky Stitches Die - D-04-11, Whimsy Stamps - Slimline Pillows Die - WSD473, My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies, Die-Namics MFT-489 PCD Fishtail Figs STX

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker, Ranger Glossy Accents, The Robin's Nest - Peony - dd-8

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Duck: Y19, Y18, Y15, Y13, Y08, YR16, YR14, YR12, YR07

Brush: E59, E39, E35, E31, Copic Multiliner - Sepia - 0.1

Hat: BG15, BG13, BG11, BV04, BV02, BV00, RV04, RV02, RV000, Y17

Bird Bath: C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0

Bubbles: BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10, BV04, BV02, BV00, BV0000, RV02, RV00, RV000, Y11, Y000, Y0000

Grass: YG13, YG11, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000

Wonky Border: BV04, BV02, BG15

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
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