Thursday, May 19, 2022

Lenny Love

 I am in love with Lenny! We have a history Lenny and I and he is still one of my favourite High Hopes stamps.  I don't remember for sure how I found High Hopes, but I think it may have been at a local craft show back in 2012/13. At that time, they held challenges and as I started my journey in to card making, I started playing along with them. 

At some point, I won a challenge and got to pick a stamp as my prize. That was a challenge given there were a TON to choose from - I mean how do you pick just one?! But I narrowed down my list and chose "Lenny's Love Me Nots". He and his bird friend make me smile and I knew that I could use him for a lot of different card themes and bring a smile to someone else. 

In 2015 I was asked to guest design for High Hopes and guess what stamp I used?? You guessed it! Lenny was the star of one of my card and is actually the first sample card on the website. Now I look at that card and think of the 100 ways I would redo it but ..... it is part of my "history" with Lenny so I think I will leave it alone <wink>. Without further ado, meet Lenny! 

After stamping and colouring Lenny with Copic markers, I cut him out using a pleated circle die. I tried him with a few different patterned paper colours but the greens really made him pop so green it is. I chose patterned paper from three different lines - Photo Play, Lawn Fawn and MFT and cut them to fit my design and 5.5" x 5.5" card base. I added some ribbon, flowers from my stash and a die cut leaf sprig for embellishments and finished off my card with some enamel dots.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Lenny's Love Me Nots (S110) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Being A Friend (FDG018) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Delightful & Tailored Plaid - Photo Play, Perfectly Plaid Spring - Lawn Fawn, Watercolor Wash Brights - MFT

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, flowers - Recollections, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, pleated lace circle die - Gina Marie Designs, ribbon, enamel dots, leaf sprig die - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic Markers:

Lenny - YG01 YG03 YG17 G28

Toenails/Horns - C1 C4

Bird -Y11 Y15 Y17 B01 B02 B05 

Flower- Y11 Y15 Y17 G05 G07 G20 E01 E93 E95

Grass - YG17 G25 G28

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