Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Happy Monday HH Fans!!!
It's time to open the Vault....this is our Halloween/Fall Release! So many adorable images to choose from.
It's hard to believe that we are in August already which means Fall is just around the corner. We hope these cuties gives you inspiration to get your mojo going!!
There are a few more images & sentiments you can see over on the website.
Howdy - MichelleO here - this month for High Hopes Stamps we are showing off Fall/ Halloween stamps! It's Coming Fast! And for my card I went with Sitting Witchy Poo.. a sweet clown happy witch. At least I am thinking that :0)
For all the fabulous image at High Hopes Stamps you need to pop over to the web site HERE! You will love it all! Promise!
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Friday, July 30, 2021
After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I used to Copic Markers to colour it. It was then cut out using an Eylet Elegance Rectangle die. Some twine, and Glaceier Jewels finished off the card. The Snowin & Blowin sentimant was added to the inside of the card.
- Stamps: Snowman Snowball - TT008, Think Snow (from the Snowman Mini Set), Snowin' & Blowin' -- M020
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: XPress It Blending Cardstock, Home for Christmas (Simple Stories), Winter Whimsy (Gina K. Designs)
- Copic Markers:
- N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, N2 - Neutral Gray No. 2
- C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
- BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue, BG02 - New Blue
- G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade green
- G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio, G40 - Dim Green
- R24 - Prawn, R27 - cadminium Red, R46 - Strong Red
- YR04 - Chrome Orange, R20 - Blush, Y28 - Lionet Gold
- BG0000 - Snow Green
- Die: Eyelet Elegance Rectangle - Gina Marie Designs
- Miscellaneous: Twine, Jewels: Glacier - Pink Fresh Studio
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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Today I'm sharing this adorable image called Fresh Baked from our Christmas In July Release. Boy oh boy does this bring back memories of my Mom making Christmas cookies & the wonderful smell all throughout the house. Baking is so synonymous with Christmas isn't it?
I paired this image with the sentiment From All of Us...I thought it was perfect for this card.
When my friend went to Holland a couple of years ago she brought me back the most beautiful patterned paper. The cool thing about this particular pad is that it is 12" x 6" and as thick as cardstock, perfect for a card base. I can't say that I have ever made a card base out of patterned paper. Because the patterned paper has gold on it I chose some Brushed Gold cardstock from SU that I have been hording for years. I rarely use traditional colors for Christmas cards but this all worked out so well & I'm quite pleased.
Red - R39, R29, R24
Green - G29, G46, G24
Skin Tones - R22, R21, R01, R00, E000, E00, E01, E25, E13, E11
Cookies, Boys Shirt, & Slipper Tops - E33, E31
Black - N6, N5, N3
Mans & Boys Hair - E29, E27, E25
Gals Hair - E27, E25, E23
Glasses - C4, C1
White Areas - C1, C0 & then covered in Stickles for some sparkle
Baking Tray - W3, W2, W1
Ground - W5, W3, W1
Image Shading - B000, B0000
Misc Supplies - SU Cardstock Brushed Gold, Patterned Paper from Holland, Misc. Ribbon & Enamel Dots, Stickles
Thanks for poppin' in today, happy stampin'!
I can't believe we are at the end of July already! I have had so much fun playing with the Christmas in July release I am sad to see the month end!
For me, one of the best things about making cards is personalizing the stamps I use to the person receiving the card. It is no different at Christmas time and one of the greatest gifts I receive is not only spending time with family and friends, but I to see the smiles when they open the cards I have made just for them.
As I have mentioned before, I have a lot of people in my life who love penguins so of course I had to play with "Penguin Present" from High Hopes. He is adorable! and I think he would be perfect for a Happy New Year or winter Birthday card too!
After stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink I coloured him with Copic markers and cut him out using a cross stitch square die. I love a little bit of bling on my cards - especially Christmas cards - so I added some gold glitter Nuvo drops to the tissue paper around him. Patterned paper from the A Cozy Christmas collection from Echo Park was perfect for my design. I used a stitched tag die to cut out the of patterned paper to go behind him to add a bit of interest to the design.
For the sentiment, I masked off the bottom portion of a larger sentiment and just used the first line. I love when I can make my purchases go further with a bit of masking. A bow, evergreen branch die cuts and enamel dots finish off my card.
Stamp: Penguin Present - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Holiday All Year - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - A Cozy Christmas - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, cross stitch square die - Gina Marie Designs, stitched tag die - Tutti Designs, evergreen branches - Tim Holtz, enamel dots, Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops, ribbon
Penguin - N4 N5 N8 N10
Beak and Feet -Y11 Y15 Y17
Box, Hat, Ornament - R39 R59 V09
Present - G17 G28 B39 E30 E31 E43
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
I paired these cuties with the sentiment "Christmas Joy" which I thought was perfect for this image. I chose some pretty bold rich paper from Bo Bunny's older Altitude collection.
Snowman Jacket, Hat & Scarf - BG09, BG07, BG05
Snowman Hat, Button & Nose - W9, W7, W5
Snowman Trim & Buckle - W4, W2, W0
Snowlady Heart, Trim, Bow, Mitten, Polka Dots & Scarf - V09, V06, V05
Snowlady Jacket, Scarf, Trim on Scarf - BG49, BG45, BG34
Snowlady Nose - C6, C4, C2
Cheeks & Mouth on both - R02, R01, R000
Shading - BG01, BG000, BG0000 with 0 Blender
Misc stuff - Bo Bunny Altitude pad, SU Rich Razzleberry cardstock & ribbon, Bazzil Blue Oasis cardstock & Silver enamel dots
Thanks so much for popping by today!!!
It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Snowman Stumble - TT014 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Think Snow 2 - FF047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. I grew up skating at the outdoor rink directly across the street from my house. We couldn't wait to get home from school and throw on our skates. The rinks were always full of children from the neighbourhood. We would either play rink games or hockey. I think there was a rink every couple of blocks. As soon as we'd finish eating, we were back on the ice again. Our parents were always yelling at us to come inside at the end of the day. How times have changed. LOL!
To make my card this week, I began with a card base made from Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". My Cuttlebug and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies were used to die cut Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper to be the same size as the base card. With a Picket Fence - Blending Brush and a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean, I created the background sky. I applied this directly to the glitter background paper. Once this was done, I applied this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Next, Nellie's Choice - Nature Scene Dies - NSD001 - Mountains were used to die cut the tree scenery using Momenta - Cardstock and using a small dauber I added in some darker touches of green using Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peeled Paint. The pond was die cut using Whimsy Stamps - Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I inked the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment using Joy Crafts - Labels and Tags and inked around the edges with my Picket Fence - Blending Brush and the ink that was still on it from doing the sky.
I coloured in the image with Copic markers and added in some highlights on the skate blades with Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen. I inked the image a second time onto the Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper for the snowman body and fussy cut around it. Once it was coloured in with Copics, I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to the base stamped image.
The card was now ready to assemble. Part of the pond was cut off at the top before it was attached it to the sparkly background using glue and double-sided tape. Next, I added some 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to the back of the trees and applied it over top of where the sky ended and the pond met. To create the snow around the pond and in between the trees, pond and snow, I used Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while it was still wet. Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool was used to heat the liquid and make it puff up to look like fluffy snow. I added some Stickles - Diamond to the pompom. Using a Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen and Sharpie Water Based Paint - White - Extra Fine Point pen, I created the snow in the sky. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to the sentiment and applied it to the card.
Stamp: Snowman Stumble - TT014 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Think Snow 2 - FF047 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peeled Paint
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Momenta - Cardstock, Hot Buy Craft Smart - Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12" x 12"
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies, Nellie's Choice - Nature Scene Dies - NSD001 - Mountains, Whimsy Stamps - Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Joy Crafts - Labels and Tags
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Sharpie Water Based Paint - White - Extra Fine Point, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Picket Fence - Blending Brush, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Snowman: B60, R30, R20, YR21, YR16, YR15, Colorless Blender
Hat: BG72, BG57, BG32, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen
Mitts and Skates: C3, C2, C1, C00, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01
Ice: B00, B000, B000
Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Today I'm popping in to share this adorable Skiing Snowman from our "Christmas In July" release. This little guy reminds me of myself. Why you ask? Well when my brother & I were teenagers we went skiing with some friends. Now I thought this adventure would be soooo much fun and I thought how hard could it be? Well how wrong I was! I spent the day falling from the top of the hill all the way to the bottom. My brother meanwhile looked like he had been skiing his whole life. So needless to say it was not something I ever did again. I know I shouldn't have given up BUT not only was my right leg & hip bruised for weeks so was my ego lol!
I paired this cutie with the Freezin' Season sentiment. My plan is to send this card off to my brother this year...I'm sure he will get quite the kick out of it.
Cheeks & Mouth - R02, R01, R000 with 0 Blender
Yellow/Green - YG17, YG25, YG21
Blue/Green - BG09, BG57, BG53
Grey - C5, C3, C1
Shading - BG01, BG000, BG0000
Other stuff - Recollections Christmas pad, Bo Bunny Snow Day pad, ribbon, Bazzill cardstock & enamel dots
Thanks so much for stoppin' by today & don't forget to visit us our Diva's, they post daily!
Monday, July 26, 2021
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Sunday, July 25, 2021
I can't believe I haven't posted since May....WOW that just blew me away! It appears I do a lot more coloring than getting my cards made. I suppose that's why stash of colored images is crazy big. I need to change that because it's July & I have a bucket load of cards to get done.
Here at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating "Christmas In July". I colored up this adorable image called Snowman Snowball for the website and just couldn't resist getting a card done with this cutie today. When you get an idea in your mind you have to run with it right?! I paired this image with the High Hopes sentiment called Cozy Season.
I pulled out an older Bo Bunny pad called Powder Mountain. I have wanted to use the pinecone paper for a long time but didn't quite have an image that spoke to me...this one was a good match. I remember when I was little my brothers & I would go tobogganing & I would run around collecting up all the pinecones I could find from under the pine trees. It was like a treasure hunt for me to find them buried in the snow. I always carted them all home for my Mom...don't think she really wanted them but she took them anyway lol.
Red - R89, R85, R81
Brown - E44, E43, E42
Blue - B24, B23, B21
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