Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Top 10 High Hopes Cards from 2018

Merry Christmas everyone!!  I hope your Christmas celebration was wonderful and that you all had a great time with family and friends.  We spent the day surrounded by family and it was a wonderful day! 

Today I am sharing with you all my 2018 favorite top 10 cards featuring High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
They are in no particular order, as it was hard to choose just 10!!

Thanks for looking at my favorite High Hopes Stamps cards from 2018.  Be sure to check the blog for the rest of the ladies top 10!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Snowflake Season

For my One Crazy Stamper card today I have combined a couple of different images.  This card includes the adorable Winter Moose image as well as the Forest image.

The entire card was colored with Copic markers including the sky, which is a technique I am working hard on getting right.  The snowflakes were made with a Sakura white glaze pen.

Card Recipe - E31, E33, E35, E37, E57, G21, G24, G28, B23, B24, B26, V08, B32, B41, B45, B52, R24, YR02, YR04, YR09, C1

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Special Delivery Gnomes

Gotta love gnomes and these ones from Whipper Snapper Designs is so adorable!! 

This is "Gnome Sled" that I have colored with Copics, including the background which I am working hard on perfecting.  The snowdrops were made with a Sakura white Glaze pen, while the sentiment is from my stash.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oh the Weather Outside.....

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
Since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
It doesn't show signs of stoppin'
And I've brought some corn for poppin'
The lights are turned down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Yesterday we were under a heavy snowfall warning of 20 - 25 cm, and mother nature did not disappoint!

So my card for today's One Crazy Stamper blog was inspired by it....

First off I must say that you should never heat emboss and then color with your Copics, as the two seem to not really like each other (guess who will be replacing a few Copic nibs in the near future).  Oh well, lesson learned and I'm passing it on to all of my followers.  Now, back to the card - the image is High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Wonderland U-013.  I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed it with a white embossing powder, and then I colored it.  Excuse the streaky sky - I was going for the northern lights and really messed it up when the reaction occurred - sigh!  After coloring the image, I once again stamped with Versamark( thank goodness for the MISTI) and added more white embossing powder.  The next time I think I'll stamp the image with a light color, color it with my Copics, and then heat embossed the white over the finished product.

Copics - B12, B02, B26, B24, B00, B66, 0, G14, G02, YG13, G29, G94, C1

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Special Visit

Twenty days until Christmas arrives, and look what my wandering eyes did see....'s Santa's hat, and an adorable tag for a gift!!  This sweet image is Penguin Tag from High Hopes Rubber Stamps newest release, Woodsy Christmas.  I have colored the image with Copic markers and used a Sakura white glaze pen to add highlights.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, then I added silver embossing powder which was heated to create the finishing touch.

Card Recipe - Copics - R24, R29, N1, N4, N7, N10, B23, B26, B29, B0000, G43, G46