Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Believe!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Believe Snowman - TFL006 and Snow Globe - ULF002 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and North Pole Greetings - GLL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It's time to start believing the magic of Christmas and the joy that it brings to everyone!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using AC Cardstock - White cut and folded to 6" x 6". The snowflake background is from Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes (6" x 6") paper pad. I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape.

Using Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles and my Cuttlebug, I die cut a 3.75" circle from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the snowman scene image onto it. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then added some snow to the sky and snowman's arms using a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen. Sakura Glaze - Black was added to the eyes of the snowman and birds and the snowman's mouth. With a Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, I added some ink to the top of the Snowman's hat, sign, icicles, tops of the birdhouses and snow drifts and then heat embossed everything with WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter and a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. Stickles - Diamond was added as an extra layer to the snow and Wink of Stella - Clear was applied over all the snowman. This was then set aside to dry.

With my MISTI and Memento - Summer Sky ink I stamped the top part of the globe onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I cleaned off the stamp and this time, I used some Post-it Notes to hide the background inside the globe and inked the braided border for both the top and bottom of the base with Versamark ink. I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder and heat embossed it using a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. With my globe image still in place on my MISTI, I removed the snowglobe stamp and added the sentiment turning up both ends of the stamp slightly to give the words some curvature. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink and then Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder was applied to it and then heat embossed using a Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. The base was then coloured in using my Copic markers and a Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen was used to colour in the white areas to give it some glitter. I also added some of this pen to the tops of the snowman's arms. With my scissors, I fussy cut around the entire snow globe.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached 3M double-side tape to pop up the snow globe onto the main background and then added 3M double-sided tape to the back of the circle and centred it on the top part of the globe. Lastly, to finish off the card, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Nuvo Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer to some of the snowflakes on the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Believe Snowman - TFL006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Snow Globe - ULF002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: North Pole Greetings - GL005 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Memento - Summer Sky ink, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock - White, Lawn Fawn - Let It Shine Snowflakes (6" x 6")

Die Cut: Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies - Nesting Circles

Stickles: Diamond

Nuvo: Crystal Drops - Caribbean Ocean, Violet Galaxy and Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer

Embossing Powder:Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing powder, WOW! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Ranger - Emboss It Pen Clear, Sakura Glaze - Black pen, Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear pen

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Hat and Buttons: C10, C8, C6, C4

Arms and Sign: E27, E25, E23, E21

Scarves, Patches, Hat Band: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01

Bird Houses: RV66, RV63, RV55, BG09, BG07, BG02, BG01, E27, E25, E23, E21

Birds: R46, R14, R08

Sky: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91

Snow: B60, C1, C00, B0000, BG0000, Colorless Blender

Snow Globe: R46, R14, R08

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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Penguin Crush!

Happy Tuesday!
Tuesday's mean I get to colour a High Hopes image and post about it! It makes Tuesday's my favourite day of the week LOL. Meet the adorable "Penguin Crush" red rubber-stamp. I like to imagine that this will be their first kiss. Looks to me that these two are heading from crush status to love!! 
I thought that the papers in the Echo Park "Celebrate Winter" 6x6 collection were a perfect choice for this pair. I stamped, coloured and cut out the image with my Brother Cut N Scan. I popped the HH sentiment "Candy Cane Wishes" and the image up on the card with foam squares. Foam squares help to give your card dimension.
Copics Used:
Penguins: N0, N1, N6, N7, N8, R01, YR04, YR09
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

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 the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 18, 2021

Homespun Hearts Snowy

Howdy -MichelleO here - I just love a little Country Christmas Crafting!  This image from High Hopes Stamps is "Homespun Hearts Snowy

 
giggle... country right? Love it! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added lots of Nuvo Glitter to the hearts so they twinkle! The pattern papers are from Farm House Norland Collection. Love how they match up with simple kraft card stock for a base. All my layers are sewn down with a zig zag stitch and then put together with a fun High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Twinkle All the Way", which of course I added Nuvo glitter to those stars as well. 

Sweet little snowman with heart! or hearts?! 

Copic colors used -

For LOTS of fabulous images to play with for your Christmas projects visit the High Hope Stamps web store HERE - and have fun going through the new release It's beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas - So fun!

Thanks! 



Friday, October 15, 2021

Chill Out

Hi Everyone;

If you haven't seen High Hopes Stamps, latest release "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" yet, grab a coffee or tea and take a break and browse.                                                                                                                                                       

For today's card, I'm using the adorable Lil' Frosty who is certainly enjoying his drink and paired it with the  Chill Out sentiment.  Both of these stamps are from the "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" release.

After stamping the image onto some XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used a Wonky Stitched Square die to cut it out.  Using a Wonky Stitched Oval die, I cut a piece of  pattern paper and a piece of foil cardstock out.  The image was then mounted on these two shapes.  The snowflakes were cut out with a small snowflake die and a crystal was added to each center.    Nuvo Crystal Glaze was added to the sentiment, while some Fresh Snowfall from Nuvo Glitter Accents and enamel dots, finished off this card.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Lil' Frosty - SS023, Chill Out -- FDG001, both from "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP: I love Winter (Echo Park), Foil Paper Pad - Winter (Kaisercrft) 
  • Copic Markers:
    • N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8, N7 - Neutral Gray No. 7, N6 - Neutral Gray No. 6
    • YR16 - Apricot, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
    • BG75 - Abyss Green, BG72 - Ice Ocean, BG70 - Ocean Mist
    • R0000 - Pink Beryl, R11 - Pale Cherry Pink, R46 - Strong Red
  • Dies:  Wonky Stitched Ovals & Squares, Small Snowflakes -- all from Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze -- used on the sentiment
  • Enamel Dots
Come for a visit at High Hopes Stamps and check out the variety of stamps that High Hopes Stamps has to offer for all occassions.  If you are in need of some inspiration, pop on over to the  High Hopes Stamps Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instragram to see the daily posts by the  HH Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,




Thursday, October 14, 2021

Moo-rry Christmas

  Growing up I spent my summer vacations on my uncle's dairy farm or some friends of mine who lived on dairy farms. Cows weren't necessarily my favourite animal but the more time I spent milking and feeding them I realized that they all had their own personalities. My uncle and friends always had their favourites and I soon grew to love a few as well - her name was Betsy <smile>

"Charlie's Tag" and all of the Charlie stamps in the It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas release bring back some fun memories and make me smile!







                                                                       
After stamping Charlie with Memento Tuxedo black ink, I coloured him using Copic markers and added some bling to his hat with Stickles and to the lights with a clear Spectrum Sparkle pen. Next I masked off the sentiment and stamped the two words separately and then hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. 
I decided to do an A2 size card and cut the front of it in half to create a "barn door" for my tag to sit on. The tag reminds me of some of the ways we would decorate the barn doors for Christmas.
I loved the barn board paper in the Jingle All The Way paper pad from Echo Park and also added some plaid from the Tartan paper set from Whimsy. On the inside I cut a white piece of card stock so I had room to write some Christmas wishes before giving the card. 
Next I die cut some holly leaves and snowflakes and added them to three corners. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Charlie's Tag - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Moo-rry Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Jingle All The Way - Echo Park, Tartan - Whimsy 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, Star Dust Stickles, clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, holly die - YNS, snowflake die - Memory Box, enamel dots 


 Copic Markers:

Spots- N4 N5 N8 N10

Nose - E00 E01 E93 E95

Hooves -C1 C2 C4 C5 

Hat/Tag - R17 R27 R37 R59

Lights - YG01 YG03 YG17 B12 B14 B16 Y11 Y15 Y17 G17 G28 

Shading - W0 W1 C1




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!




















Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Brrr!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a Christmas card using Havin' A Ball Snowman - S147 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Brr... - FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Brr.... - Winter is coming soon!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base using Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut to 4.25" x 5.5". I cut out the background from Heartfelt Creations - Merry and Bright Collection and sized it to 4" x 5.25". Adding double-sided tape, I adhered this to some yellow cardstock. I cut around the yellow cardstock and left a very thin border. Lastly, I applied some double-sided tape and glue and attached it to the base.

With my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured in the image and sentiment with Copic markers. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment. Using a black pen, I outlined all of the edges for the image and sentiment, except in the snowy area. I peeled off the backing to the sentiment pieces and adhered them to the card front. I glued the snowman image in place at the bottom of the cut out background. I applied Stickles - Sea Glass to the Sweater cuffs and trim and a little bit in the snow at the bottom of the snowman. Stickles - HIbiscus was applied to the hat trim and pom pom. Stickles - Diamond was added to the snowballs and Stickles Crystal, Diamond and Stardust were all added to the snow to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Havin' A Ball Snowman - S147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Brr... - FDG004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, Heartfelt Creations - Merry and Bright Collection, Yellow Cardstock

Stickles: Sea Glass, Hibiscus, Crystal, Diamond, Stardust

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman and Snowballs: B60, C1, C00, R30, R20, YR18, YR15, YR14, E27, E25, E23

Hat and Scarf: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13

Sweater: B04, B02, B01, B00

Boots: RV66, RV63, RV55, B04, B02, B01, B00, C7, C5, C3, C1

Sentiment: RV66, RV63, RV55, Y17, Y15, Y13, B04, B02, B01, B00

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, October 12, 2021

Merry Christmas!

Howdy!
I don't know about you, but I never really thought of Cows being a Christmas "thing". But after seeing this cutie called "Charlie's Christmas" from High Hopes,  I wonder why we didn't think of this years ago!! He's just so cute and perfect for so many people, especially farmers! Charlie is perfect to colour to make a card using non-traditional Christmas colours!
I stamped Charlie onto some Copic friendly paper and then using mu Copic Sketch markers, coloured him in. Using my Brother Cut N Scan, I cut Charlie out and added him to my card with foam squares. I decided to use papers from the Photoplay "Kringle & Co." 6x6 collection. The HH sentiment called "Your Herd" matches perfectly for Charlie! A bit of ribbon, and Crystal Stickles on Charlie's hat finish off my card.
Copics Used:
N6, N7, N8
W3, W5, W7
C00, C0, Copic 0
R01, R02, R35, R37, R39

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