High Hopes Challenge #24!!


Good Sunday morning, stampers!!! It's a rainy and dreary one here in Ontario but a perfect day for stampin'!!

This week's High Hopes Challenge is all about Creative Borders! You can simply use a border punch, like I did, or you can be more creative with your borders. Some ideas might be tearing your edge, distressing it, doodling on it, make a fancy border using lace, ribbon, eyelets, brads, rhinestones, pearls....the possibilities are endless!!

The card that I made is actually a card that I will be teaching at a Copics 101 class at Scrappin' Great Deals on Saturday April 4th and also on Monday April 20th, for those that can't make it on the weekend. We will be making a total of four cards featuring High Hopes stamps.....I'll show you another design later this week! There are a couple of spots left for Saturday if you'd like to come and the weeknight class has lots of spots! Just call Sheila to sign up....OH and here's some great news....we know how tight things are for everyone these days, so we've lowered the prices of our classes!! How cool is that??? We just wanted you all to come out and have a fun night of stampin' and colouring, learn some new stuff an save some $$!!

Soooooo, I inked up Brayden's Backside.....oh, that doesn't sound too good! heehee! I stamped him on Wausau bright white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him in using my Copic markers. Then I used a really cool technique that we learned at the certification class and you will get to play with it too at the class! I took an old piece of towel and put some colorless blending fluid on it and carefully dabbed it onto Brayden. The fluid on the towel pushes away the brown ink, leaving lighter spots on his fur, giving it that cool texture. You can use all sorts of different items to give your designs different textures! Now it looks like Brayden is a furry donkey!! Feel free to click on the photos to get a closer look!



The card base and matting cardstock are Bazzill Bling (love the way it sparkles) and the dp is by Sassafras Lass. I sponged around the dp and the main layer using a sponge and Walnut Stain distress ink and stamped the sentiment on the focal image layer. I used my Threading Water border punch and also a couple of little flower punches and attached them with a brad. Then I pop dotted the main layer! A very simple card, but the fur technique just makes it a 'wow' in my opinion. I can't wait to make all my animals furry!! heehee!

Now, hop on over to the High Hopes blog and check out the amazing border creations that the other Divas have designed for you!! Be prepared with your ohhhhhhs and ahhhhhhhs!!

Have a super stampy day!!

18 comments:

Janette said...

super cute Kimmie! love the texture you created and I look forward to trying that technique too.

andrea said...

your nasty raggin looks great girl!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Ha ha, Andrea's comment... nasty rag... I remember when Marianne mentioned that, I was looking at you quietly giggling and I had to look away from you or else I would have burst out in a fit of laughter... looked like you were trying to hold it in too. tee hee!
This looks so fantastic Kimmie! It has so much texture and dimension! The whole card just rocks!

MichelleO said...

OH MY "I" am just dying for all of the brayden images from HIgh Hopes.. I ordered over a month ago I sure wish they would get here soon... I just have to have them :)

I love your card and what a cool technique you have shared.. will be trying that really soon!!

HUGS
MichelleO

dpkennedy said...

Love the texture on him! Adorable card!

Christine Riley said...

Too cute, I love that image and your layout is just perfect.
Hugs, Christine :)

Kelly Schelske said...

It looks super Kimmie, love the technique!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Kimmie. Love the image and the fabulous colouring. Hugs Michele x

Pascale said...

Super card and thank you for sharing your copic skills, hugs Pascale

Michelle said...

Love your behind, Kim......haha....I really do love the texture you added, thanks for sharing that towel tip!!

Lisa Foster said...

Fantastic Card, Kimmie! I just got these stamps too...a little behind is the story of my life...LOL.....great job!

Lacey said...

Very cool technique with the copics! I love the simple layout. This was a fun challenge.
~Lacey

Judi said...

Very cute card!

Kerry D-C said...

Great card!! Brayden's Backside is adorable! LOL! Thanks for sharing that technique!! We weren't taught that at the cert. class I took at the beginning of the month.

Michelle said...

What a great card Kimmie, I love the image, so funny with that sentiment!! Great paper too x

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

fantastic job!

TaraG said...

Kim, this card is super fantabulous!!! Love the fur technique...it's perfect for Braydan!!!
The Copic 101 class sounds great...that should be lots of fun!!!
Hugs,t

Tracey said...

Great image and I love the colours on this one! Fab card Kimmie!! xx

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