Wednesday, July 15, 2020

All Dreams Come True

It’s Wednesday, and this week, High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release Dreamy Willa - SLF010 is looking up into the stars and sharing this special moment with her little friend. I thought All Dreams Come True - G011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) was the perfect sentiment to go with this adorable new image. Sometimes it's nice to be just like Willa and just gaze up at the stars and just live in the peace and tranquility of the moment. Have you ever done this? I know I have.


To make my card this week, I started out with a base card of 6" x 6". Then I cut the main background the same size using Hot Buy Craft Smart - Moon Flower Magic. I just fell in love with this paper and thought it went so perfectly with the new image. I also die cut some miscellaneous cardstock that I had which had little stars and is navy blue using My Creative Time - Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies. I also, die cut the main image with the same set of dies out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time - Ribbon End Dies. All of the die cuts were then edged with Sharpie - Gold Medium Point - Water Based Paint.

Both the main image and sentiment were stamped using my Misti and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. The image was then coloured in using Copic markers which I have listed below. Once the image was all coloured, I bumped up the background, image and sentiment with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Dreamy Willa - SLF010 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment Background: All Dreams Come True - G011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy Craft Smart - Moon Flower Magic, Miscellaneous Cardstock
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies, My Creative Time - Ribbon End Dies
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Sharpie - Gold Medium Point - Water Based Paint

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Willa: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0, W00, E93, R20, R02, B05, B04, B02, C0, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sakura Glaze - Black, Pigma Micron 01 black marker
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01
Sky: B99, B97, B79, B69, B39, B37, B29, B28
Moon: BV23, C1, C0, Y0000, Colorless Blender
Lady Bug: R24, Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Pigma Micron 01 black marker
Stars: Gelly Roll Stardust - Clear

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, July 14, 2020

Fred!

Happy Tuesday!
Oh my gosh isn't "Fred" from the High Hopes Summer 2020 Release just the cutest dog ever?!! And his name....Fred just suits him perfectly and makes me smile!
I stamped Fred onto some Copic friendly paper and coloured him in with my Copic Sketch Markers. Next I cut him out with a Zig Zag Frame die. I decided to use papers from the Doodlebug "Down On the Farm" 6x6 collection. I added some twine and a Wooden dog house embellishment that I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I love the "Ruff" sentiment also from High Hopes. It's perfect for Fred to let someone know you're missing them!
Copics Used:
Fred: E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, R01
Reds: R35, R37, R39
Greens: G28. YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25

You really should head on over to  High Hopes Stamps and check out the New Summer 2020 Release! Or you can always check out the Facebook page or the High Hopes Blog to see what the Design Team is creating with the New Release.


Monday, July 13, 2020

Sweetheart Gnome

Howdy - MichelleO here today - and I am playing with New Stamps at High Hopes Stamps again!! And today it is "Sweetheart Gnome" How can you not smile when playing with Gnomes?


I went through lots of my stash of paper to find a a fun whimsical pattern. When I found the hearts from SEI I knew it was perfect for this "Sweetheart Gnome". I colored with my Copics and shaded with pencils. With the SEI papers was a solid dark red card stock and then I found a tan card stock paper for the base and additional mats. To go with that silly feel I used a Spellbinders scalloped die cut.. then everything sewn down with my sewing machine.

The fabulous part about this Gnome is that her sign is blank... then there is a new High Hopes sentiment set "Mini Sentiment Set #1" ... love this set! Comes with "Just for You, Miss You, Happy Birthday, and Love You" All made to fit in the signs of the new Gnomes! So practical for many many cards!

Copic colors used -


Hope you enjoyed her! And to see all the new image at High Hopes Stamps and get there fast - click HERE 


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Balloon Gnome

Good morning all,
Today I bring you a birthday card using a couple images from HHS new release!

I stamped " Balloon Gnome" with black ink and colored with alcohol markers. After my image was done I die cut it with a rectangle die and used foam adhesive to give a bit dimension. The paper I'm using is Strawberry Patch from Park Lane.

Copic I used; skin V000 E000 E51
menbeard E23 E25 E57
balloon/shoes R27 R29 R59
clothes YG03 YG11 YG13

Here is a close up!
To finish my card I used my white pen and doodle some lines. I also stamped one of the "Mini Sentiment Set #1" and die cut it with a small circle die from Spellbinder. Click HERE to see the full release!
Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Miss You!

Hi Everyone;

It seems like it has been forever since this pandemic began and everyone has be at home and confined to home, except for groceries and necessary appointments.

Needless to say, we have all missed our everyday lives as we knew them to be.  No chats with colleagues at work,  not hearing the joys of children playing  and time with our families.

With this in mind, I have used the cute Flower Gnome and Miss You (Part of the Mini Sentiment Set #1) both from the Summer 2020 release for High Hopes Stamps to create this CAS card.

After colouring the stamped image with Copic Markers, I cut it out using the Wonky Stitched Oval Die Set from Gina Marie Designs. Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to create the enamel dots.



Supplies used:

  • Stamps: Flower Gnome - SLF015, Miss You from the Mini Sentiment Set #1 -- HLL001 (both from High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Paper: XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Dots & Stripes Gingham - Echo Park, Spring Market - Echo Park
  • Copic Markers:
    • E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E01 - Pink Flamingo
    • N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, N3 - Netural Gray No. 3
    • G99 - Olive, G94 - Grayish Olive, G85 - Verdigris
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y18 - Lightning Yellow Y17 - Orange Yellow
  • Dies: Wonky Stitched Ovals & Big & Little Pierced Hexagon -- both from Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo:  Crystal Drops - Morning Dew, Gloss White, English Mustard

Check out the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps.  If you need some inspiration, stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog to see what what the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs;


Thursday, July 9, 2020

Smiling

This spring I had a pair of cardinals move in to one of the trees at the corner of my front porch. They have since moved on but not before having some little ones. It was fun to sit quietly on my porch and watch mom and dad fly back and forth with food for their family. 
When I saw the "Cardinal" in the new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps I knew I had to colour it up - they are such beautiful birds! They say "when a cardinal appears, a loved one is near" so I'm not sure moved in this spring but I silently smiled every time I saw one of them. 



After colouring this beauty with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a circle die and used my Fiskars circle cutter to cut a matching cardstock backing. I set that aside and chose some patterned paper from Stampin' Up to match the coral flowers. Next I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fish tail banner die. A few added branches, cotton lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Cardinal - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Smiling - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, circle die - Kat Scrappiness, Fiskars circle cutter, fish tail banner die - YNS, branch die - Whimsy, cotton lace ribbon - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
CR7 CR9 R29 R59 W5 BG7 BG10 Y15 Y35 Y38 E41 MB2 E44 YG61 YG63 G99 FS6 FS8 CR3 

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Speedy Recovery!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Walker Walter - TLF013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) from the new release for the main image and Speedy Recovery Background - U004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I have an older friend in the hospital right now waiting to have an operation and I thought this little card would definitely cheer him up.


To make my card this week, I used Recollections - Cape Cod cardstock for the base card which is 4.25" x 5.5". I stamped both the large background image and Walter using my Misti and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I ran the background image through my Cuttlebug using Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut it.

Both images were coloured using Copic Markers. I edged around the background image and card base with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around "Walker Walter" and then outlined the image with Copic Markers C3 and C1. Next, I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to some Black cardstock. I again used the Scan and Cut to cut around the image. I thought the border was too large, so I just manually fussy cut around the image leaving a smaller black border around it.

To complete the card, I bumped up both the background and the main image with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:


Stamp:  Walker Walter - TLF013 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment \ Background: Speedy Recovery Background - U004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Cape Cod cardstock, Recollections - Black cardstock
Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station

Images coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20
Hair: C5, C3, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen
Shirt: YG67, YG45, YG41, G07
Pants: B26, B24, B21
Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21
Tennis Ball: YG67, YG45, YG41
Walker: R59, R39, R37, R29, R27, R24, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C0,
Bandages: E21, E00, E000
Syringes: C2, C1, C0, Y08, C9, Colorless Blender
Pills: B00, B000, B000, C1, C0, R24, Colorless Blender
Scissors: R29, R24, C2
Spool: E53, E51, E50
Stethoscope: C9, C2, C1, C0
Outline around image: C3, C1

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.