Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Monday, October 25, 2021
Howdy - MichelleO here today -
Ok so Santa is Great! but a Santa with Presents, Rudolf and Candy Canes?? Best Santa ever!
I colored up this fabulous High Hopes Stamps "Christmas Santa" with lots of Copics and then added Nuvo Sparkle and White for Santa's Trim and the snow. I found a great candy cane pattern paper from Paper Studio to match up with the image. I sewed down the layers of papers and mats with zig zag and straight stitch, then it is all on a bright red card stock card base. For the sentiment a perfect High Hopes Sentiment "Candy Cane Wishes" You just can't help but feel the happy Christmas Spirit right?
Copic colors used -
Friday, October 22, 2021
Oh where does the time go. Another week has gone by and Friday is here again. In keeping with High Hopes Stamps Christmas theme for this month, I have this adorable but tired NorthPole Reindeer. He has done his job.
After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, it was coloured with copic markers. Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard was added as sone. Some snow crystals were added to the center of the mini snowflakes. Twine and some Christmas embellishments finished off this CAS card.
- Stamps: North Pole Reindeer - TLF003 & North Pole Greetings - GLL005 both from High Hopes Stamps
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - North Pole Trading Company - Photoplay
- Copic Markers:
- Reindeer: E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E34 - Toast, R00 - Pinkish White, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, W2 - Warm Gray No. 2, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3
- Scarf: G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
- Sign: C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Coll Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1, C2 - Cool Gray No. 2
- Pole: R46 - Strong Red, R24 - Prawn
- Die: Mini Snowflakes - Gina Marie Designs
- Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard
- Miscellaneous: Twine & Christmas Embellishments
Thursday, October 21, 2021
I have a few young men in my life who I give Christmas cards to but I always find it a challenge to figure out what stamp or stamps to use on their cards. I think Joey Snowy is absolutely adorable! and perfect for a masculine themed Christmas card. These young men all like and have a dog in their life so I masked the dog out of the "Christmas Treat" stamp to add to the card.
Here's hoping this card works for one of the youngun's in my life and brings a smile.
Sentiment - We Wish You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Winter Magic - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, corner punch, rounded corners with piercing marks die - YNS, fish tail banner die - YNS, enamel dots, ribbon
Buttons/Hat -E23 E57 E79
Nose - Y21 Y35 Y38
Tongue - YR00 YR01 YR02
Scarf - B91 B93 B95 B97
Puppy - E23 E57 E79 E34 E35 E29 N4 N5
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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.
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
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!
Monday, October 18, 2021
Howdy -MichelleO here - I just love a little Country Christmas Crafting! This image from High Hopes Stamps is "Homespun Hearts Snowy"
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!