Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Robot Wishes!

Happy Tuesday!
Oh my gosh!!!! How cute is this robot?!! Isn't he just the perfect image for a young boys Birthday card! Meet the adorable High Hopes Stamp called "Robot with Cupcake". If your little guy loves robots, then check out the other adorable images HERE.
I coloured this cutie with my Copic Markers and then die cut the image and papers using the Gina Marie Venetian Labels die set. I found this older Echo Park collection called "That's My Boy" in my stash and found these adorable papers to match.  It's hard to see but I added Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to all the grey parts, which make it look more like shiny steel. The High Hopes sentiment called "Transmitting Birthday Wishes" goes perfectly with the image theme. Lots of enamel dots finish off my card.
On my decorated inside I used another HH Sentiment called "It's Your Day"
Copics Used:
C1, C3, C5, C6, C8
R24, R27, R29
Y26, Y28, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
YG23, YG25

Don't forget to head over to the High Hopes Blog and Facebook Page for more inspiration from the Design Team!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Purrr-ty Tweet!

I'm popping in today with a card that would be perfect for Valentine's Day or to let someone know you think they are special! This image from High Hopes Stamps is called "Purrr-ty Tweet Kitty". I love that the sentiment comes with the image and how it wraps itself around the image.
When I saw this image my brains said..... red and black. Why I don't know lol, but I went with it, adding a bit of pink to match with the papers. This is a new die for me from Studio Katia called "Half Stripped Cover" and I put it to good use. After stamping and cutting my image out with a Gina Marie Double Roped Oval die, I set about colouring it with my Copic markers. I decided to use papers from the Echo Park "Be My Valentine" 6x6 collection and finished my card off with some Stickles (bow & flowers) and red gems.
Copics Used:
N3, N4, N5, N7, N8, N9
R24, R27, R29, R83, R85
G24, G28
B0000, B000, B00

Don't forget to head over to the High Hopes Blog and Facebook Page for more inspiration from the Design Team!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Take Time!

What a cutie!! Meet "Tink Picking Posies" from High Hopes Stamps! I just want to squeeze those cheeks! But I know from experience that the smell would be too much. My poor dog Stella has been sprayed twice in the last few months, so I know skunks aren't as cute as they look LOL!
I stamped my image on some Copic friendly paper and then cut it out with a wonky stitched die. My papers are from the Doodlebug Love Notes 6x6 collection and I added some enamel dots for a bit of interest. I love this HH sentiment called "Smell the Flowers", it matches perfectly with this image!
Copics Used:
N0, N5, N7, N8, N9, R01, R02
RV09, RV25, RV29
Y35, Y38, YR16, YG17, YG25
B0000, B000
Don't forget to head over to the High Hopes Blog and Facebook Page for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Today's post for High Hopes Stamps features the adorable "Leapin' Leprechaun"! You can't help but smile when you see this cutie! I looked up the history of the Leprechaun, and in old Irish folklore he was a trickster figure who couldn't be trusted and likes to deceive. I find it hard to think that this cutie could do any of those things LOL!
I am using some papers from the Echo Park Lucky & Charms 12 x 12 collection. I coloured "Leapin' Leprechaun" with my Copic markers and then cut him out with my Brother Cut N Scan. The stitched Tag die was perfect to pop him up on with some foam tape. I am using the HH "St Patrick's Script" for my sentiment today. Some enamel dots and ribbon finish off my card.
I decorated the inside with some die cuts from the paper collection for a fun look.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR16, YR18
Outfit & Shamrocks: YG13, YG17, G14, G16, G17, Y26
Shoes: E25, E27, E29, Y26

Don't forget to head over to the High Hopes Blog and Facebook Page for more inspiration from the Design Team!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Toucan Twosome!

Hello Friends!!
This month over on the High Hopes Blog the Design Team have been inspiring you with cards using a "Love Theme". Today I am using the adorable pair from High Hopes called "Toucan Twosome". I've seen some these birds on some of my travels and they are just incredibly beautiful!
"Toucan Twosome" makes the perfect Valentine Day card when paired with the HH Sentiment called "Love Nest Valentines". I decided not to go with non traditional Valentine themed papers. I've had this Designer Paper from Bo Bunny called "Beach Therapy" for a bit now and thought it perfect to pair with these sweeties! I inked all the edges of my paper layers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add a bit of dimension. All the layers are glued flat but the "Toucan Twosome" stamp is popped up using foam tape. My card base today is a 5x5" square.
Copics Used:
N5, N7, N8, N9, C1, C2
YR02, YR04, YR07, RV24, B04, Y23, Y32
E43, E44, E47
YG17, YG23, YG25

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Happy Stamping!

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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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Love Letter!

Happy Tuesday!
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this month over on the High Hopes Blog, we are sharing "Love" themed cards. My card today uses the adorable "Love Letter Monkey". This adorable image doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day, you could use it for an anniversary or thinking of you card as well.
I started my card by stamping, colouring and cutting out "Love Letter Monkey using my Brother Cut N Scan. Then using some cute heart paper from my stash and the Sunny Studios Sunny Snippets Sliding Window Die, I created this adorable slider card. Some extra matching heart die cuts and some glitter pen on the heart in the Monkey's hand finish everything off.
Here you can see when you pull the heart tab up, the slider starts to reveal the window underneath.
I stamped the High Hopes sentiment called "Lg. Filled With Love" on the inside.
I love how the card is interactive and the image sits up but still lays flat for mailing!
Copics Used:
E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, R22
R24, R27, R29, C1

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit our Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team is always busy creating amazing cards!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

United In Love!

This month over on the High Hopes Blog it's all about Love! Of course I had to use the adorable High Hopes stamp called "Elle & Elmer"! I mean look how thoughtful and loving Elmer is keeping Elle out of the rain! I'm lucky like Elle, I have a Hubby that is very thoughtful and always a gentleman!
I am using papers from the Tailored Expressions "Playful Patterns- Valentine" 6x6 collection. I tried to colour "Elle & Elmer" to match the papers with my Copic Sketch Markers. I coloured the image and then cut it out using a Gina Marie "Frilly Lace Square" die. I decided to mask off the image and added some clouds in the sky with some baby blue ink and cloud stencil, to create more of a scene. Some enamel dots finish off my design.
I used the High Hopes sentiment called "United In Love" to go along with my love themed card.
Copics Used:
Elephants: C1, C2, C3/ R01, R02
Umbrella: BG13, BG32, BG34/ R22, R24, R27/ N8
Grass: YG23, YG25
Flowers: RV52, RV55, BG23

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit our Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team is always busy creating amazing cards!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Just A Note!

Just popping in today to share another cute set of cards made using the "Just A Note" set from Your Next Stamp. These bunnies are so sweet they just make me happy! I coloured each one using different techniques.
Although I coloured each Bunny different, I kept them consistent by using matching papers from the Simple Stories "Heart" 6x8 collection. I added Clear Glitter Wink of Stella to each pencil and some enamel dots on each card.
I decided to colour this bunny using a "stippling" effect. I took my Copic Markers and just added little dots in shades of grey. 
This little cutie is coloured using Copic Markers in the traditional way by blending the alcohol inks.
For this card I started by first colouring the bunny part of the image. Then I took some Copic Blending solution and a terry washcloth and dabbed it over the image to give it a furry look.
Copics Used:
White Bunny: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5, R01, R02
Grey Bunny: N1, N3, N4, N5, N6, R01, R02
Brown Bunny: E23, E25, E27, R01, R02
Pencil: YR21, YR23, YR24/ E30
Outline: B0000, B000

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 20, 2019

Coffee with Friends!

Hello Friends!
I wanted to add some cards to my stash that I could send out to my friends to let them know I am thinking about them. It's always great to get unexpected mail! I know it sure puts a smile on my face and I want to return the favour! I am using the "Friends at First Sip" stamp set from My favourite Things (MFT).
I stamped and coloured my images and then using the matching "Friends at First Sip" Die set created these two cards. I am using paper from the Echo Park "Coffee" 6x6 collection.
For this card I created this card using a "window frame" and put my outdoor scene inside. I used light blue ink and the MFT Cloud Stencil to create the cloud background and then some grassy dies I had on hand. I gave each girl some polka dots with a white gel pen for a fun look.
I always love decorating the inside of my cards. For one, it uses up scraps of the papers I used on the front of my card and two it makes the whole card design feel finished.
This card is a simple layer of dies from the CDD Fancy Frames die set. The girls are popped up with foam tape for added dimension.
Of course I had to finish the inside of this card as well and add a different sentiment from the set.

See all the fun you can have with this set and so many choices.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27/ E30, E31, E33, E34, E35
Reds: R21, R22, R24/ R32, R35
Blue greens: BG01, BG02, BG72, BG75, BG78
Greys: N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N8/ C1, W1
Greens: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99
Browns: E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37

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Happy Stamping!