Monday, February 29, 2016

Basket Of Love


Carolina

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Today, I am sharing a gorgeous encouragement card, using "Basket Of Love"


The image was stamped with Tuxedo black ink and coloured with copic markers.
Copic Lists: E31 E33 E37 RV00 RV10 R20 YG11 YG13 Y11 and 0

After my image was all coloured I fussy cut it leaving a small white border. I pop my basket with 3D foam tape. I add Wink of Stella on the bow and flowers  petals.
I distress the edges of the design paper with my distress tool, and distress ink from Tim Holtz.


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To embellishment my card I used glossy accent on the bow. I tied a bow with linen thread and used a small clothes pin. The sentiment is from my stash.

Supplies List:
Paper: "Something Blue" from Prima, Crumb Cake from S.U and Pink Lemonade from MFT
Misc: linen thread, clothes pin, Scallop and regular circles from Spellbinder circle dies.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Cute Bunny Bum

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday! For today's post, I wanted an Easter themed card, but this card may work for other occasions as well... 
 Lisa 
 
This is Cute Bunny Bum (M136).  And that it is... what an adorable image! 
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied Glossy Accents on the bunny's tail and heart.  
 
The pattern paper is from Echo Park - Splendid Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Night of Navy and White cardstock.  The image was die cut using Spellbinders - Circle Die and then layered.  The sentiment was stamped with a Versamark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder was applied then heated.  Foam tape was applied under the main image and sentiment to give this card some dimension. To complete this card, a bunch of white dots were added around the sentiment with a White Gel Pen, and a couple of white satin ribbon strips were placed under the sentiment.  I hope you like today's card and it inspires you to create one!  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 969, 977 and 856.  Versamark Ink Pad, White and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Echo Park - Splendid Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Night of Navy and White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, Offray-White Ribbon, Spellbinders - Circle Dies, Uniball-White Gel Pen, Water BrushFoam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Party Hippo - Shaker Card

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TGIF!!!! For this week's card, it was time to try something new.  A technique that I have never attempted before, so here's my first shaker card....
 Jane


 A little different view to see the confetti inside...
 
This is Party Hippo (S201) and Lg. Fancy Happy Birthday sentiment (H037).  Such a fun card to make... I don't know why I haven't tried this technique sooner?!?!?!? 
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I needed to get a plan together on what I was going to use for a border around the image and the materials for inside the shaker part.
 
After some tough choices, I decided on a stitched square die to create the frame of the shaker.  Two dies were used in the set - the larger one to cut the outside edge and the next size smaller for the inside of the frame.  The main image was cut down to a slightly smaller size than the frame.  A clear plastic sheet was glued on the inside of the frame.  Thin strips of foam tape were applied behind the frame to cover the entire square.  Before adhering the foam tape, I dug through my craft room to find some really old birthday confetti, that was purchased from the local dollar store, many years ago.  This confetti was added on top of the main image loosely.  The frame with the foam tape on the back, was stuck down on top of the main image square.  It is very important to ensure that you have a good seal around the image and frame, or you will spill out all of your contents of your shaker very quickly, when you pick it up!!!  I found this out the hard way! lol!
 
The designer paper is from Echo Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6 paper pad, along with SU Not Quite Navy, Really Rust and White Cardstock.  The sentiment was stamped with a Versamark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder was applied then heated.  Foam tape was also used to attach the sentiment.  To complete this card, a couple of decorative plastic balloons (from the dollar store - purchased many years ago too), were added on the top corner of the frame.  A small piece of linen thread was tied around the knot part of each balloon, to finish this card.  
 
Supplies Used:
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Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, 126, 133, 249, 800, N55, N75, 526, 925, 373, 528, 847, and 025..  Versamark Ink Pad, White and Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperEcho Park - Birthday Wishes 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Not Quite Navy, Really Rust & White Cardstock, and Clear Plastic Sheet for the front of the shaker part.
 
Misc - Stitched Square Die Set, Party Confetti & Balloon Embellishments (Dollar Store), Linen Thread, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Spring Frogs

I can't believe it's the last Thursday in February already! Whoo Hoo for Spring being just around the corner! 

My post today features Froggy Stack. These frogs just exude happiness don't they?!? Although the one in the middle is just a wee bit squished! 



                                                      Donna






I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then you guessed it - fussy cut it out. I restamped the flower numerous times to create my bouquet on the right and used a Spectrum Sparkle pen to add some glitter. The frogs are put on using pop dots. I added some grass, a fence and some flower filled clouds. The card is finished off with a stamped sentiment and my favourite - gumdrops! 
                                  
  Card Recipe 
Stamp: Froggy Stack (T217) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: K and Company
Dies: Chunky Grass - YNS, Head in the Clouds - Die'sires, Step Die - Local King, Fence and Lampost - YNS
Sentiment: Happy Day Sentiments - YNS
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento
Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen
Yellow Gumdrops - YNS
Pop Dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 LG5 JG1 JG5 LG4 JG3 LG2 PP1 PP2 PP3 PP5 CG1 CG2 DG3 GB5 OR1 GT1 GT2

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Trackin' Thomas & Lg. Tee Pee

Howdy - MichelleO here today and today I had some fun making a more manly card this week. I just love this guy! He is Trackin' Thomas  ... and he is on the hunt...


Isn't he just adorable? I matched him up with the Lg. Tee Pee image as a background.  Too fun and when you use the sentiment "Shhh!! Tracking Birthday" Sentiment. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some papers from Authentique Legacy Collection to used. I sewed all the layers down and used Kraft Card stock for the base. I added three buttons for embellishments.

Copic colors used -


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MichelleO
www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

Tea for Two -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, thanks for peeking in today. Were having a little tea party fun!
I have to say these  mice sure know how to party:)
Lots of floral details, paper doily, sewing stitches and some rick rack too! I added a little bit of white acrylic paint to the flowers and Pink ink to soften the look of the flowers. 
The image is coloured with  Copics, white sharpie markers and a generals black pencil for added shading.
Copic# E35,E33,E31,YG61,YG63,YG37,R81,R83,R85

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thank You for Teacher

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I have another teacher card to share with you today.
The patterned paper that I used on last weeks card was still lying around on my table so I decided to make another card with it.

This time I used the Mouse Tales stamp.


All the patterned paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
The ribbon is also from Hobby Lobby.

The image was colored with colored pencils.


The sentiment is Large Script Thank You from High Hopes.


I hope you enjoyed my card today!



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Un-Frogettable!

Happy Tuesday!
Today's card was super fun to make and those adorable frogs just make me grin!
I used the High Hopes Stamps image called "Froggy Stack" and the sentiment is called "You're Un-frogettable". I created my own background and layered it on top of some polka dot paper from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes Christmas 6x6 collection. A bit of natural twine and a cute charm finished off my design.
I created my background by making my own stencils. For the cloud stencil I used a die border and the cat tails I used a svg. file and my Silhouette Cameo. Then I sponged Distress ink onto the white paper underneath.
On the inside I used the sentiment called "One of Those Days" also by HH! I also added a border  down the side of the card made with the MFT Small Monarch Border die.
Copics Used:
Frogs: YG03, YG25, YG17, N3, R24 
Flower: YG67, YR04, YR07, YR09, Y38
Lily Pad: YG61, YG63, YG67

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Monday, February 22, 2016

To A Wonderful Mother...Happy Valentine's!


Carolina

Good Morning and Welcome,
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The stamp I am using is called "Bubble Love" from High Hopes Stamps.
Find this image and tons more here at High Hopes Stamps!


The image was stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers. 
Marker List: R20 R27 R29 R39 RV00 RV10 RV11 E00 E23 E25 E29 E51 V000 C1 C5 BG10 YG03 

After my image was all coloured I distress the edges with Tim Holtz distress tool then used Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks. I added some Wink of Stella to the bubbles, and cover them with Glossy Accent.
I used my Cricut machine to cut the hearts. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark  and heat embossed  with red embossing powder. The design paper is from Pebbles "Sugar Cookies" Cardstock is "Melon Mambo and Early Espresso" from S.U

Here is a close up!
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Monkey Message Board

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  Here's a birthday card for that special guy in your life...
 Lisa 
 
This is Monkey Message Board (R141) and part of Swinging Birthday sentiment (H191).  Such a cute monkey!!!  Different sentiments could be stamped on the board, depending on what type of card you are making.
 
I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter on the leaves.  I love the bit of sparkle that this gives to the card.
 
The pattern papers are from Carta Bella - Work Hard 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Kraft and White cardstock.  The image was cut down to a smaller size to better fit this card.  SU Chocolate Chip Ink Pad was used along with a sponge dauber to ink the edges of the image.  The sentiment was stamped with a Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder was applied then heated.  Foam tape was applied under the main image to give this card some dimension. To complete this card, a bunch of YNS Gumdrops - Love Me Some Latte were added.  I hope you like today's card!  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 969, 977, 990, N79, 761 and 126.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, and SU Chocolate Chip Ink Pad for sponging.
 
Paper - Carta Bella-Work Hard 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Kraft and White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, YNS-Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops, Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, Sponge Dauber, Water BrushFoam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Possum Pals

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Friday! Here's a card using an older, but very cute image...
 Jane 

 
This is Possum Pals (S090) and Hang in there sentiment (D278).  Such a fun and adorable image... This type of card could be used for a variety of different occasions, like a Get Well or Thinking of You card - just to name a couple.

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Glossy Accents on the Possum's noses and flowers.

The main image was die cut using a Spellbinders Circle Die and then layered with a Memory Box - Stitched Scalloped Circle Die on SU Wild Wasabi cardstock.  A MFT Die called Stitched Fishtail Flag was used on a piece of SU Melon Mambo under the layered image.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug-Sweet Things 6x6 paper pad, along with SU Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo and White Cardstock.  Foam tape was used under the main image to add some dimension.  
 
The sentiment was stamped with a Versamark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder was applied then heated.  To complete this card, a few YNS Gumdrops-Love Earth were added to match the green cardstock.  
 
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, 126, 249, 969, 977, 947, 942, 703, 723 and 761.  Versamark Ink Pad, White and Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperDoodlebug-Sweet Things 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo & White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, Spellbinders-Circle Die, Memory Box-Stitched Scalloped Circle Die, Uniball-White Gel Pen, MFT-Stitched Fishtail Flag Die, YNS Gumdrops-Love Earth, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bee Happy

                             Happy Thursday High Hopes fans! 

My post today features Bumble Bear. How cute is he with his big flower and heart on his chest!

I decided to get in touch with my CAS (Clean and Simple) side with this card - a definite challenge for me! 

                                                      Donna




Sparkly Wings Close Up




I started by colouring my bear with alcohol markers, adding sparkle to his wings and fussy cutting him out. Next, I figured out the size my piece of white cardstock had to be and stamped a flower splatter with some pink ink to match. I created my sentiment on my computer and doodled the frame around the edge. CAS is a challenge for me but I am happy with how this one turned out.
                                  
  Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bumble Bear (R130) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Cardstock: Recollections
Mini Flower Splatter Stamp - Your Next Stamp
Ink: Cameo Coral - Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black
Sentiment: Segoe Script and Calbri font - computer
Clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen 
Black Zig Writer Pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT2 CT4 TN1 TN4 TN8 CR3 CR4 CR6 DG1 DG2 DG4 CT2 CT4 PP1 PP3 PP5


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