Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Precious Nativity

Howdy - MichelleO here today and we are still having some fun with the Christmas in July. And to end the month I decided that Precious Nativity is just the perfect Christmas image. 


Love how precious .. "Precious Nativity" so sweet and you know I love that donkey! I colored with my Copics (colors below) matching it up with papers from Authentique Grateful collection. I sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch, then I added the adhesive lace with punches from Martha Stewart leaf punches and then lots mulberry roses. It seemed to need a little more so I added some Viva Decor Pearl Pen dots for some dew drops.


Copic colors used.


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We're celebrating  Christmas in July over on the High Hopes blog!
I whipped up this little number using ...
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers.  Glitter, white acrylic paint and festive ribbon was added to the design. 
A silver bell was hot glued on the ribbon along with some red and green twine :)

Check out the attached video for how I tie my ribbons :) 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Skiing Santa

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I have my last card in this months Christmas in July series.

I was running a little short on time last night so I decided to make a flip card.
They are so quick and easy to make with a Sizzix Flip it Die!

For the image I used Skiing Santa.


Here it is when you flip it open.
The sentiment is Bold Seasons Greetings.
The holly stickers are Jollee.


The patterned paper is from a 6"pad by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.

Here is a close up look.
I colored the image with colored pencils and blended with blending stumps and gamsol.


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Penguin Friends!

Happy Tuesday HH Fans!
For my last "Christmas in July" post I wanted to share with you "Penguin Friends"! As you might have guessed I love Penguins and these "friends" are adorable!
I am using paper from the Doodlebug Polar Pals 6x6 collection. I love the fun bright patterns Doodlebug always has! I tried to make it look like the penguins were sitting behind a glittery brick wall. The sentiment is called "From All Of Us" and an icicle border finished everything off!
I used the MFT Brick Wall stencil and some Bo Bunny Glitter paste to create the wall. 
On the inside more of the matching papers and the "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" sentiment.
Copics Used:
Penguins: C1, C5, C7, C9 / YR12, YR14, YR18
Purples: V12, V15, V19
Blues: B21, B23, B26
Blue Greens: BG11, BG13, BG32, BG34

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Happy Stamping!
Cheri
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Double Gate Fold Card...Using Snowman Totem!


Hi everyone,
Carolina here, with a Christmas in July idea for you today!

 I am excited to be sharing this Double Gate Card using "Snowman Totem TT003""Winter Wonderland Background U013" and the sentiment is "We Wish You A Merry Christmas HH003" stamps from High Hopes Stamps.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. I fussy cut my image and glue it with dot adhesives to give some dimension.
To give this stamp some sparkle I used a yoobi gold jelly pen from Target and Diamond Stickles.

Here is a close up!
I used my distress ink around the edges of the pattern paper. 
Love how the background looks with just a little bit of Diamond stickles and some Gold Pen, here and there.


Supplies Used:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, "Snowman Totem TT003" stamp, Copic Markers, 12X12 Authentique Designer paper "Symbolic" Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables & Stitched Hillside Border from Lawn Fawn, Diamond Stickles, Spellbinder Circle Dies and Tie Dye Distress Ink.
Copic Marker List: E11 E55 W1 W3 W5 YG95 YG97 RV10 R27 R29 R39
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Toboggan Joyride

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  I have another Christmas/Winter card to share with you today... Hopefully this helps to inspire you to start those festive cards!
 Lisa
 
This is Toboggan Joyride (S071) and Bold Seasons Greetings sentiment (H044).  Such a cute image, with these little fellas having some fun flying down the slope!!!  
 
The image was stamped on Xpress It cardstock with a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad using my Misti Stamping Tool.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers.
 
For the card base, I chose some SU Kraft cardstock, along with a piece of SU Not Quite Navy cardstock for layering.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny-Whiteout Collection 6x6 Paper Pad.  The image was fussy cut out with a tiny border, in order to avoid some difficult to reach areas.  White cardstock was ripped to form a snow hill then spritzed with some Prima Frost White Shimmer Spray.  It's a bit difficult to see the glitter on the snow in this pic, but in real life it is quite sparkly.  The entire scene was die cut using a YNS die called Stitched Rectangles.  The navy layering piece was also cut with the next size larger die in the same set.  Foam tape was applied to adhere the main image to add some dimension.  To stamp the sentiment, a SU Not Quite Navy Ink Pad was used to coordinate with the cardstock. 
 
To complete this card, a couple strans of twine ribbon tied in a bow was added at the top of the card, along with two YNS Sparkly Navy Blue gumdrops.  Such a fun card to make!
 
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - E49, E25, R27, E23, B91, B99, T4, T6 and E31; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad; SU Not Quite Navy Ink Pad (sentiment).
 
Paper - Bo Bunny-Whiteout Collection 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Kraft, Not Quite Navy and White Cardstock; Xpress It Cardstock.
 
MiscMisti Stamping Tool, Prima-Frost White Shimmer Spray, YNS-Stitched Rectangle Dies, YNS Gumdrops-Sparkly Navy Blue, Twine, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Mudzies Gift

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

It's Christmas in July!  I sure hope Santa dresses lightly, if he plans on coming this way any time soon!  The heat is definitely on and it's way too dry here...

For today's post, I have a super fun image to share with you!  I hope this makes you chuckle a little.
 Jane
 
This is Mudzies Gift (T030) and Sm. Christmas Script sentiment (F051).  Such a cute image and definitely a fun one to colour too!
 
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were added on the ribbon, bow and power outlet. Also, various colours of Stickles (see supplies listed below for actual colours used) were applied on the string of Christmas lights to add a bit of sparkle.  Once this was all dry, I proceeded to fussy cut out the image.  This was a bit challenging around some of the fine detail.

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The designer papers are from Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 paper pad and SU Merry Moments 6x6 paper pad.  I wanted to create a living room type of scene at Christmas.  So I thought, the hardwood flooring, base board trim and wallpaper idea looked perfect!  To adhere Mudzie on the card, only the top two-thirds of him had foam tape applied to the back, and the bottom third (legs) and power outlet had glue dots applied.  This helps make him pop out a bit, but still look realistic as he is sitting on the floor. 

The banner for the sentiment was die cut using a YNS die called Cool Tag Three.  I stamped the Merry Christmas script with a versamark ink pad and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder was applied then heated.
 
Supplies Used:
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Ink - Tombow Markers - 899, 977, 800, 761, 055, 925, 847, 277, 535, N55, N75, N95, 245 and 856; Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder and SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, SU Merry Moments 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip Cardstock; Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy Accents, Stickles-Crushed Pineapple, Orange Peel, Xmas Red, Green, Waterfall; Cuttlebug Machine, YNS Die-Cool Tag Three, Uniball-Signo Silver Gel PenWater Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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