Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Be My Valentine!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and this adorable image called "Peeking Kitty With Heart" from High Hopes Stamps makes a perfect card for that special someone! I love Kitty's smile and the way the heart is dangling!
This card is on the larger size, with the scallop circle base being about 6" round. I created this base using my Silhouette Machine and a svg file. On top of the base I added a doily and then created a rosette from a long strip of paper (approx 18" x 2") . I scored the paper every 1/4" and then folded it using the "mountain/ valley" technique. Once it was all folded, I glued the strips together to create a circle. Then you sort of push the circle down into the middle and a rosette forms. I glued it to a small circle die cut and then using foam tape for dimension added it to the doily layer. Next came the 2 circles with a strip of ribbon added. I coloured and fussy cut my image out and added it to the ribbon so it looks like kitty is handing on to it. A double bow, heart gem and some Stickles finish everything off.
I popped up the sentiment called "My Valentine" with foam tape and added it to a smaller rosette.
In these 2 photos you can see the dimension to this card. Definitely a card you hand deliver LOL.
Copics Used:
Kitty: R01, R02, N2, N3, N4, N6, N7
Heart: R24, R27, R29, R81
Bow: RV25. RV29

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Love Birds

Howdy - MichelleO here today .. don't you think romantic Cards are so fun to create. And working with these two "Love Birds" was just wonderful!

Now this card just came together. I decided to cut out this pair of owls with a circle die cut. Then while laying on my desk it seemed they were romancing in the moon... so I went with it. I found a piece of Prima Marketing paper that had a "rail" they could sit on. I cut the bottom of the circle off cutting their toes out to hold on to the rail, then the tails were attached under the rail. The flowers in the pattern paper were cut out to lay over the moonlight. I colored with my Copics (colors below). Then layers were sewed together with a zig zag stitch and placed on a dark brown card stock base.

The sentiment "Dot Out Love is" just was perfect for this pair. Are you feeling their romance?

Copic colors used -

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Thank you

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Monkey Love

Good morning, 
and happy Sunday!

For today I am sharing two fantastic Valentine's projects. 
I decorated a gift bag and matching card!

The image I'm using is "Monkey Love" and the sentiment is "Top Banana" both stamps are from highhopesstamps.com

Here is the gift bag;
I colored the same as the card. 

I love using this adorable image every Valentine's is so fun to colored. 
Copic Lists; monkey body E31 E33 E37 tummy E15
heart R27 R39 eyes BG10

Here is the inside!
For the inside I stamped "Top Banana" with Memento ink and layered on top of black card-stock. Hope you have enjoy my two projects this morning, also HERE is another project I did using this cute stamp.

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Have a BLESS day!
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Matchmakin' Maynard

Happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing this adorable image by High Hopes Rubber Stamps called Matchmakin' Maynard which I have paired with the sentiment called Sm. Fancy Be My Valentine.  I'm in LOVE with this little dude.  I decided to colour him up using very non-traditional dragon colours.  Purple is my favourite colour & putting it with a lime green and teal blue just makes perfect sense to me lol.

I cut Maynard out using circle dies, added some ribbon & sparkly dots and poof he was all done.

Copic Combo
Blue/Green - BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02
Purple - V09, V06, V05, V04
Green - YG09, YG07, YG06

Hope you enjoyed today's card.  You can find lots more dragons over on the High Hopes website HERE
Have a crafty kinda' day!


Friday, January 17, 2020

Love Letter

Welcome HH Friends;

It is Friday again and continuing with the theme of Love for this month, I have used the cute Love Letter Mailbox from High Hopes Stamps to create two different cards.

For the card above, I used the Circle Dies from Gina Marie Designs and the BoBunny Stickable Stencil ~Lots of Love with the Garnet Red Nuvo Glimmer Paste.

For the card below, the Floral Circle Die from Spellbinders was used and some red ribbon was threaded through it.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Love Letter Mailbox (J112), Love Letter (E243) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP -- Whimsy Romance
  • Copic Markers:
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse
    • E29 - Burnt Umber, E27 - Africano, E25 - Caribe Cocoa
    • N7 - Neutral Gray No. 7, N5 - Neutral Gray No. 5, N3 - Neutral Gray No. 3
    • E40 - Brick White, E41 - Pearl White
    • R46 - Strong Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red
    • BG0000 - Snow Green
  • Dies: Floral Circles - Spellbinders, Circles - Gina Marie Designs
  • BoBunny Stickable Stencil:  Lots of Love
  • Nuvo Glimmer Paster:  Garnet Red
  • YNS Gumdrops
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tons Of Love

It's all about love on the High Hopes blog this month. Valentine's day is just around the corner but I challenged myself to use a love themed stamp to create a card for my stash that is more of a just because, thinking of you type card.

Sometimes we have peeps in our lives that are going through "stuff" and just need to know that they are being thought of and sometimes all you can do is send them a ton of love when you can't physically be there for them. 

I decided to colour the hearts in a "rainbow" of colours and added some clear sparkle pen to them for something different and fun. Once I was done colouring I cut out the stamp with a wonky stitched oval die. I put together a yellow paper combo using Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug and added a fun banner with a heart. Some ribbon and my favourite enamel dots finish off my card. 
Card Recipe 
Stamp: Ton Of Love Ellie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: So Punny - Doodlebug, Spring Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, wonky stitched oval die - Gina Marie Designs, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, ribbon - stash, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G6 PP1 PP3 C0 TB5 PL4 CRY OR1 CT2 CT1 LG2 LG3

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

And They Lived Happily Ever After!

It’s Wednesday, and I am back to share a wedding card with you. Love is in the air and who doesn't love weddings? LOL! This week, I used Just Married - S070 for my main image and Lived Happily Ever After - G012 for the sentiment.

I decided to create a scene of the couple driving down the road as they are beginning their new journey as newlyweds. No worries, except a long open road and green pastures ahead.

To create the card I first stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut it out. Then I took a lead pencil and lightly drew in the lines for a road. I wanted the road to curve in order to imitate the couple going on a long journey. I coloured the image in with Copic markers. For the grass, I used various shades of green and then Copic Colourless blending solution and an old face cloth that had ridges on it. I added some of the blending solution to the cloth and lightly tapped it everywhere over the grass. I did this first as I didn't want the solution to go over the main image.

After the image was all coloured in I mounted the image onto Recollections - Cranberry Cardstock and cut around it to make it square. Next I used 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to pop it up over the gold paper that I had die cut earlier using the same die cuts from My Creative Time.

The card is 6" x 6" AC White cardstock. I die cut K&C Company - Kelly Panacci - KP Valentine - 30-599345 with Heartfelt Creations - Fleur Border Basics - HCD1-7120 and the ran the die cuts through my Xyron Creative Station which enabled me to make stickers out of the die cuts. Then I mounted them on the card. I love the effect that they created. I also die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted using Recollections - Cranberry Cardstock. I ran the cardstock through the Xyron - Create A Sticker first to make it easier to just peel off the backs for the hearts and place them on the card.

I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on top of the gold paper and then popped it up on the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Just Married - S070 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Lived Happily Ever After - G012 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Cranberry Cardstock, K&C Company - Kelly Panacci - KP Valentine - 30-599345, Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12" x 12", AC Cardstock - White

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted, Heartfelt Creations - Fleur Border Basics - HCD1-7120

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

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E49, E47, E45, E43, E29, E27, E25, E23
Skin: E11, E01, E00
Car: R59, R37, R35, R27, R24, C3, C1
Daisies and Leaves: Y08, G14, G09, G07, C0
Tires and Jacket: Black, W9, W7, W5
Grass: G17, G14, G09, G07, YG13, YG07. YG03
Road: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
Cans: R59, R37, R35, B26, B24, B23
Boot: E27, E25, E23
Shoe: B29, B23, B04, B02

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!
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