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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Happy Stamping!

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!