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Stalked ya, 'til you liked me! -- Sassy Sentiments & Inky Stamp Sets


Hello TRHD fans!  It's Cassie here, back with another card to share with you!  I was so excited to ink up this fun set called Inky.  To make my background I placed my Candy Twist Stencil on top of my cardstock, and inked that up with some light blue ink.  I used a circle mask that I had made, and placed that over my stencil and then covered that with some Glimmer Paste.

My little octopus was colored with alcohol markers, and then fussy cut out and popped up onto my panel.  I couldn't resist stamping a couple of the other octopus on the inside of my card.  My main sentiment comes from the Sassy Sentiments stamp set. . .and it always makes me giggle.


If you'd like to see how I made this, you can check out the video here:



Here's a close up of the products I used:

Candy Twist Stencil

 Sassy Sentiments stamp set

 Inky stamp set

I hope you enjoyed what I made for you today and that you were inspired to go out and get a little crafty.  

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Thank you so much for stopping by!
Cassie

Let Them Eat {Birthday} Cake...


Hello there!

 Michelle here! Stopping by to share a birthday card with you using one of my favorite
color combos...aqua, violet and gold!!!
I used the stamp sets Celebrate With Cake, and Sassy Birthday, along with Diamond Flower Stencil.
I inked up the background with this sweet stencil and distress oxide inks in peacock
feathers and tumbled glass. Than I added some gold and black paint splatters and set aside to dry.

I stamped the double layer cake than masked the image and stamped the pedestal 
from the single layer cake. I colored the cake with Copic Markers in shades:
cake plate: BG10, BG11
Cake: E50, E51
Icing and Flowers:  V12, V15, V17
Topper: BG11, BG13, BG18
For the sentiment, I shaded a piece of Copic friendly paper with V12, 15, and 17.
I embossed the sentiment with gold powder.
For a finishing touch I added some clear stickles glitter glue and sequins.

Supplies used:
Celebrate with Cake 4x6

Sassy Birthday 4x6

Diamond Flower - Stencil 6x6

Thanks for taking a peek!!!
Check out all the items in the shop and also at Simon Says Stamp!!!

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See you soon!!!

Michelle


It's an elegant Celebration!

Hello Rabbit Hole Designs Fans!! DTM Shanna here today a clean and simple celebration card using the Celebrate with Cake stamp set and Twisted Sunshine stencil!  




For this card, I opened for a very clean look with white on white with a touch of silver for the sentiment.  I used a micro glass bead gel over the Twisted Sunshine stencil on white cardstock to create my background.  While that was drying, I heat embossed the "celebrate" sentiment in sterling.  I actually heat embossed over the sentiment a total of 3 times, layering more embossing powder for a thicker, smoother finish.



I popped the sentiment onto the card using foam tape and I had a elegant Celebrate card fit for many occasions.  Wedding, baby shower/gender reveals, job promotions....the list goes on!  Celebrate with Cake can be used for SO much more than birthdays!!  


That wraps up my post for today, I will be back soon for another trip down The Rabbit Hole!  Until then you can find me over on my blog, Caffeinated Craftiness or over on Instagram-Shanna


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B.Y.O.Bengay



Good morning it's Lisa here with you this morning and welcome to the blog!
Today is my day on the blog and I have a snarky birthday card to share with you today. The brand new Sassy Birthday Sentiments 2 have some of the funniest birthday sentiments I've ever seen. I also love the new stencils available in the shop.  They work great as background stamps like the Twisted Sunshine Stencil or they can be masked off to create funny sayings like the "LOL" on my card using the Spell It Stencil! Since this is the birthday month for The Rabbit Hole Designs I decided to use their logo colors for this card.

Card Recipe

1) I started off by blending Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Inks over the Twisted Sunshine Stencil on to a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock.

2) Next I took the Spell It Stencil and masked off the "L" and the "O" so I could create the abbreviation "LOL" towards the bottom of the card.  I used Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink for this to complete the logo colors for The Rabbit Hole.

3) For the sentiment from Sassy Birthday Sentiments 2 I stamped it with Versamark Ink on to black card stock and heat embossed it with white powder then adhered it across the center of the card.

4) All that was left was to add some pretty Rabbit Hole sequins around the card for some fun!


I am really enjoying the Sassy Birthday sentiments, they are unexpected 
and always get a good laugh from the recipient!

Make sure to check out the shop for these products from The Rabbit Hole Designs!


Spell It Stencil 




Thanks so much for stopping by today!
And don't forget to visit Simon Says Stamp for all your Rabbit Hole needs as well!


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Have a great day, I already am!
👵🏻 Lisa 👨🏻‍🦳


Just Inking of You

Hello everyone.  DTM Kelly here sharing a card
featuring "Inky" from  Rabbit Hole Designs, LLC 
"Just Inking of You" is such a versatile sentiment and could be used for many occasions.
This octopus just makes me smile!


I recently started playing with Alcohol Inks and decided to use it as the "ink".
The alcohol pearl inks are so much fun to play with and made a unique splotch.
My octopus is colored with Copic markers, cut out and then covered with a glitter pen.
  
Inky is mounted with an Action Wobble for added fun!






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Our stamp sets and stencils are available 
Thanks for stopping by!
Kelly

Altered Caffeinated Critters



Hey crafty friends, it's Amanda from Pear Blossom Press. By special request, I made this hysterical slimline card for MaryAnn. We were laughing one day and she said she'd love to see a card with the Caffeinated Bee spraying a can of Raid® bug spray at the Caffeinated Spider. I thought the idea was fantastic and filed it away in my "to make" folder. When the Sassy Birthday 2 sentiment stamps were released, there was one I knew would bring my card together perfectly. 

This card was actually very easy to make. I started by lining up the bee and spider in my Misti. I used some masking tape to mask off the coffee cups in the spider's hands and most of the cup in the bee's. I inked up the stamps with black ink, removed the masking tape, and stamped the images onto a slimline panel (4" x 8½"). Because so much of the spider's arms are touching the coffee mugs, I cleaned my stamp and inked the entire spider image again with Fadeout ink. I knew I was going to ink blend a dark sky around the images, so I could "edit out" any of the Fadeout inked areas I didn't want in the final scene. (That's another trick I learned in Kathy Racoosin's coloring classes!) Then, I traced over the rest of the spider's legs with a black Copic liner pen (0.3). I drew the can of bug spray in the bee's hand too. 



Next, I cut out masks of the bee and spider to prep for ink blending. To get the bug spray can mask to match, I held the panel up to a light, put the post it masks over the images, then traced around the can, before cutting them out. Once the images were cut out, I stuck them back on top of the panel, and cut a triangle mask out to cover the spray area. 



I used a makeup brush with Faded Jeans, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot Distress Oxide pads to ink up the background. Once I was happy with the colors, I pulled up the triangle and blended on some Stormy Sky ink. I used a heavier hand on the right of the spider, to make the spray look like it was dissipating into the background. It was a hot mess at this point, but wait until the masks come off...



My masks aren't coated, so I removed them from the spider and bee to spritz water onto the background. (If the masks get too wet, ink can bleed through them onto the images.) After I absorbed the water with a towel, I put the masks back in place and lightly misted shimmer spray over the top. (I didn't want to contaminate my Copic markers with shimmer when I colored the critters.) Then, I removed my masks again and let the panel dry. 



My husband said I should leave the panel with the images in black and white, but I decided to color them anyhow ;) I used Copic markers. I freehanded the bug spray label and added a line down to the spider. Then I embossed the sentiment with white powder. I trimmed the panel down, then rounded two corners and popped it up on a navy card base. I glued on a few sequins and added sparkle to the eyelids and wings with Liquid Pixie Dust. To finish the card, I coated the eyeballs, bug spray can, and sequins with Diamond Glaze.



I love the way this card turned out! It's funny, the scene was simple to create, and did you notice - it's flat! I made a (mostly) one-layer card! Okay, it's popped up off the base with foam tape, but the scene is flat and I didn't add any die cuts on top. (If I'm being honest, I wanted to add a die cut tree silhouette on the right side of the card, but I forced myself to keep it simple, so the focus stayed on the critters.) What do you think? I can't wait to give it to MaryAnn :) Have you altered any of your stamps to create a scene like this?

Thanks for stopping by today; I'll be back soon more fun cards. You can find links to the specific products I used for this card in the sister article on my blog. And be sure to keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for pictures and stories from Creativation later this week!

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Caffeine Saves Lives!




Hello crafty friends!  I am so glad you popped by today to see my newest creation for The Rabbit Hole Designs - Design Team blog.  I am smitten with the new Twisted Sunshine Stencil!  I have glitter glazed it,  foiled it and in this card -  I am blending with Distress Oxide inks. 

Here is the amazing Twisted Sunshine Stencil
6" x 6" stencil


Don't you just love the attitude of the Caffeinated Flamingo?
It is a 3' x 4" clear stamp set


And for those not so into fussy cutting, there is the Caffeinated Flamingo matching die!



Perfectly Blended is additional sassy coffee and tea sentiments you can add to any coffee related card you make!
This is a 4" x 6" clear stamp set


The background stencil is so simple to recreate.  Here are the steps with photos to follow along:

A - I found the center of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock using a ruler from corner to corner.  I marked the X gently with a pencil so I can erase it later
B - I place the middle area of the stencil over the pencil mark X. 
C - I taped the side of the stencil with Purple Tape and masked of the rest of the stencil with post it notes
D - Using a three blender brushes, I blended my three desired colors of distress oxide inks over the stencil
E - I removed the stencil to reveal the design.  You must let the ink dry before erasing the pencil mark  

See how cool this blended Twisted Sunshine stencil turned out?  I see so many possibilities!

I colored the the whimsy Caffeinated Flamingo using my Triblend alcohol markers and fussy cut him out. (I like fussy cutting, but you may not - great news it there is a Caffeinated Flamingo Die availbel too) It make me laugh to see him standing on one foot with his bumble bee slipper!


I assembled the card as shown in the first photo , I stamped the sentiment  "Caffeine saves lives , mostly yours" (from the Perfectly Blended stamp set) at the top of the card front.  I added a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" pieces of peach-ish cardstock for a mat and attached it to a white card base.  I used foam squares to attach the flamingo to the front of the card.  

I hope this inspires you to create your own background with stencils.  It save time looking though printed paper and you make it uniquely your own, especially since no background comes out the same.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross
@journeycoachjenn

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You Donut Know How Much I Love a Midnight Snack Card


Hey Rabbit Hole Crafters! Justin here and I'm super excited to share with you this fun creation I made using the More Than Donuts set, paired with the Circles and Stars stencil!

I knew I wanted to make something with this adorable, donut-loving squirrel, but wanted to get a little bit of inspiration. While thumbing through my stencils, I came across the Circle and Dots stencil and thought it would be fun to create a night time scene with it, giving a little bit of a backstory that this squirrel must have woken up for a midnight snack, and decided to munch on a purple donut (because I would totally do this too)!

First, I colored my More Than Donuts squirrel up with some warm gray alcohol markers. I used some longer marker brush "flicks" on the tail to make it look bushy, and not flat. I also used a light blue green marker on top of the gray inside the glasses, and then used some clear glossy gel to make the glasses 3D. I also used some violet markers for the frosting, earthy brown colors for the donut itself, and used some purple gems and white gel pen markers to make donut sprinkles.

For my background, I ink-blended with brushes a purple night sky, going from a light purple, to mid purple, to dark blue to black. I really love to make non-traditional sky colors, because they're a little more striking than your standard blue sky. I then took my Circles and Stars stencil, adhered it with some light tack spray to my purple night sky panel, and used a champagne colored metallic gel over the top to get some pretty and shiny dots and stars in my night sky! Always remember that when applying a gel to your stencil to A) remove the stencil and set aside your panel to dry in a place it won't be disturbed and B) clean your stencil off immediately with warm water and soap.

I took a piece of brown wood-print paper, cut it down to the same size as my purple night sky panel, and hand cut it into a wonky "L" so it looked like a tree. I then adhered it directly to my purple night sky panel, and adhered my squirrel in it's place. To add some shadow, to make it really look like this squirrel was perked on a branch, I took a warm gray alcohol marker and shaded in any part where my squirrel touched the tree branch. I placed my night sky panel onto a patterned A2-sized piece of paper.

To finish my card out, I stamped my sentiment on to a light purple strip of card stock, mounted it to a darker purple slightly thicker card stock, and made it into a banner. I adhered my banner into it's correct location, and trimmed the edges so it fit onto the card.

I adhered a few purple jewels into the night sky, and that's my card!

Here are the products I used in this card:





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For more details about products used in this post, you may also follow along at my personal blog, Just a Note by Justin, as well!

I hope this card sparked some fun ideas for your future projects, and maybe an idea for your next late night snack! Thanks for reading, and happy crafting!

It's Birthday Time!

Hello crafty friends!!  Welcome back to the blog!  It's Cassie here, and I have a new card to share with you today using some birthday goodies, because we are celebrating the Anniversary of The Rabbit Hole Designs!  We are celebrating all weekend over on the Facebook Fan Page, and you will definitely want to participate in the Happy 1st Anniversary Event!

For my card I used the Drop It Stencil along with some glimmer pastes to create my fun background.  I stamped my sentiment from the Sassy Birthday stamp set onto a strip of white cardstock and popped up on my panel with some foam tape.  


I stamped the Scripty Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of my card using an ombre technique.


If you'd like to see how I made this card, I do have a video to share:


And here are the products I used to make my card:






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Thanks for stopping by!
Cassie

Celebrate With Cake: A Shaker Card

We are very excited here at The Rabbit Hole Designs as we prepare
 to celebrate the company's FIRST birthday!  
I am sharing a birthday featuring "Celebrate With Cake"

I colored the images with Copics and cut them out.
I thought it would be fun to create a shaker card for the background.
I embossed the "Celebrate" with silver embossing powder on 
vellum and cut it out.

This cake set is so versatile. You can make it any color for any occasion.
Princesses, super heroes, and young and old alike will love it!  





 I used Nuvo glaze and a glitter pen on the cake:




Thanks for celebrating with me today.
Come back this weekend for all the fun celebration.
for events and giveaways.  
Kelly

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