Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hippo Magnet Fun! TRHD New Release

Hello Everyone,
Heather here and I am showcasing the new Hippo Botanical Stamp Set from The Rabbit Hole Designs.  I decided to try something a bit different and I absolutely love this Hippo image, so I made them into magnets to see everyday, you can see them in action on my fridge in the pictures here.  
I stamped the image onto two different pieces of our Spring Floral #2 papers and then fussy cut them out, I stamped the image again onto Neenah 110 lb solar white and used my alcohol pens to color them in and then fussy cut just the Hippos out.  I used colored pencils and shaded the floral paper in the nooks and crannies to get some depth and dimension and then I also added clear shimmer pen over the whole flower portion of the image.  I then coated my images with Versamark and then three coats of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), heating each layer with my heat tool.  This gave it a nice thick, shiny coat to protect the image and give it some durability.
In the end I love how they turned out.... Hope you do as well.  It is fun to do something unexpected and out of the norm with your images, so I encourage you to try something new with one of your favorite images, and please tag The Rabbit Hole on social media so we can see what you have created, we love to get inspiration from you!

The Rabbit Hole Designs New Release for May 2021 is now available on the website

Thursday, December 26, 2019

A Hoggy Post Holiday Card

Hello everyone and happy day after Christmas!
I have family in Iowa and live in So Cal, so speaking to them on Christmas they were at 58 degrees and beautiful weather with no snow and we were at 54 degrees with rain and wind, so it was a bit backwards for us.  I hope you all had nice weather, good food and took time to be present.  We celebrated with our oldest son, his wife and their one year old (my very active toddler grandson), my dad and my husband's sister.  Our youngest son and his little family were ill and spent the day at home recuperating. But we had a grand visit and some good food and it was a beautiful day! 

I have a fun card to share with you that showcases our Hoggy Holiday's stamp set and our Light Me Up stencil and I used the sentiment "Let it snow" from our Love You More- Christmas Frost stamp set. So let's get started on how this card came to be:

I started with a piece of Simon Says Stamp Card Stock in Schoolhouse Red cut to 4.25" x 5.5"
I then took our Light Me Up stencil and using White Pigment Ink and a blender brush, I stenciled the snowflake all over the card stock.  I then used the brush and blended more white ink all along the edges of the card stock.  I love how it looks like those frosted windows you see around the holidays with the center being the focal point.  I then let the panel dry.  I then used Ink On 3's Liquid Pixie Dust and splattered the background liberally, and oh my how I am in love with this!  I then used some white ink and watered it down and splattered the background with that as well..... and if I wanted to leave it at that I believe that would have carried this card, it was such a great panel.  But, I had this little piggy all colored up and could not wait to use him! I love his scarf and shirt and that hat... he is adorable!!!  So I cut him out, popped him up on fun foam and put him on the bottom left of the card.  Then I stamped the sentiment on black card stock 3 times with clear sticky ink and heat embossed with white, fine detail embossing powder and cut out small banners and popped them onto some foam as well.  After I placed all the elements on the card front and placed my panel onto a white A2 sized card base, I then took some Vicki Boutin Iridescent Texture Glitter Paste and put it on the tops of my sentiment strips and under neath my piggy, and since sparkle and glitter is AWESOME- I then sprinkled some Unicorn Glitter on top while the texture paste was still wet for more fun.

Hopefully you can see some of the chunks and sparkle in the close up pictures.... it is so pretty in real life.  I also put some glitter gloss on the white parts of the piggy's hat and then used a white gel pen and added some lines here and there for some added interest.

If you have any questions for me please feel free to leave me a message, and from my family to yours I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I added links to the sets I used in the body of the post.  You can also get our stamp sets and stencils at Simon Says Stamp or at The Rabbit Hole Designs.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pumpkin Hair Don't Care - The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello everyone,
Today I am up on The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog and showcasing this fun Halloween card.

I went with colors, purples and a bit of blue, I would not normally think of for Halloween but I really like the finished results. I started by stamping the pumpkin from our Pumpkin Hair Don't Care stamp set on a piece of Solar White 80 lb Neenah card stock.  I colored the image in with my Zig Real Brush Markers then fussy cut it out.  I then used the Puzzle Box Stencil and some Vicki Boutin Texture Paste (here is an up close picture of the paste, it is so pretty!!)

on a piece of white card stock die cut for a decorative edge.  I let the paste dry overnight, and immediately cleaned my supplies.  I then cut a piece of black card stock for the next size up for the background and when the paste was dry for my top piece attached it to the black panel.  I then popped all that up with fun foam on a 5"x 7" side folding card base. I stamped the sentiment "Pumpkin Hair Don't Care" with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide on white card stock and cut it out, then I had a piece of purple glitter paper in my stash that I added to the back and then attached to the top right of the panel.  I then added a few sequins from one of our mixes to the card and it is all ready to go out in the mail for Halloween this year.  Hope you enjoyed, see you all soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hippo Baby Card

Hello everyone,
I am back to share this baby shower card I made for my eldest son and his wife who are expecting their first baby soon and I used the absolutely adorable Rainy Day Play stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted.
I started by using my Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock then sprinkled some clear water on and blotted off, when dry I cut it out using the Wonky Scalloped Frames from Avery Elle.  I set this panel aside and then cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock with the same die for the outside frame.  I then took a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock and made an A2 sized side fold card base, I then glued down the frame and inked panel to the card base and set aside to work on the elements.  I colored the hippo and his umbrella, water puddle, splash and ducky with my Copics and then glued them on my panel. I used the "Welcome Baby" sentiment from Newton's Nook Loveable Laundry set and stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink on the front of my panel.  I then used my white gel pen for accents on all the elements and my Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss Pen on the umbrella, puddle, heart and splash, then used Glossy Accents on the heart, splash and ducky.  I finished my card with some clear confetti sequins from Unity Stamps.  And that is all for this card.

See you all soon!

Update Time

Change is so hard but yet it is inevitable....
The only thing constant in life is change

So I know it has been a while since I have posted but I am back.  
Life happens and wow has it been a busy few months.  I do have a card and it will post shortly and I think it is a fabulous return for my crafty blog.  I will try to post a little more frequently then I have recently, but it will still be a bit hit and miss for a while.  My folks are currently living with us as they prepare to move to a new state and personally our family business is changing and growing and taking up quite a bit of extra time.  Also, I wanted to personally write and say that I absolutely loved being on the SumMore Fun Design Team, but my time there is over, it was fun and I have learned so much and stepped out of my comfort zone by being on the DT and so I am sending a huge thank you to SumMore Fun for having me.   
So having said that, enjoy my upcoming post and I will see you all soon!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wings of Celebration - SumMore Fun Challenge #33

Hello everyone,
For my card today I started with a piece on Neenah Solar White 110# card stock cut to 4"x 5 1/4" and stamped the Butterfly (1594-B) from Victorine Originals in Versamark Ink then heat embossed using Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder.  I then used  Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean and blended from the top of the card stock downwards to get a slight ombre blend.  I spritzed my paper with water and let sit to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.  I then took a piece of Neenah Solar White 110# card stock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and swiped Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Blueprint Sketch around the edges.  I then taped this piece direct to a side folding A2 sized white card base. I then stamped my sentiment from  Raisin Boat's Flourishing Thoughts stamp set (10271) in Versamark Ink and heat set with  Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Glacier White on my top design so I could add fun foam to the back to pop it off the card.  To finish off my card front I added some Iridescent Confetti Sequins to make the body for my butterfly.  I then added my fun foam and popped the top layer off the card leaving a small border on the top and left side of the card for interest.  I finished the card off by adding Wink of Stella to the butterfly wings for more sparkle. 
We look forward to having you join us on the Challenge,  the mood board and stamps I used are linked below, if you use code HEATHER10 at checkout you will receive 10% off your purchase at the Shop
See you all soon.

SumMore Fun Challenge #33
Stamps Used:

Butterfly (1594-B)Flourishing Thoughts (10271-Z)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

May All Your Wishes Come True Birthday Card

Hello everyone,
It is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun (Victorine Originals) and I am always in need of birthday cards, but this would have also made a super cute wedding shower card.  I started with an A2 card base in Kraft and then cut a large banner out of some cute Kraft paper with pink polka dots from my crafty stash, I then cut out a circle in the middle of the banner .  I stamped a sentiment from the Raisin Boat Stamp Set Flourishing Thoughts (10271-Z) at the bottom of the banner.  I added some twine with a small bow at the top and then popped the banner up with some foam tape on the card base.  I then cut a circle out of Ivory card stock and stamped the super cute cake stamp from the Raisin Boat Stamp Set Off To Party - Old Design (10003-Z) and then used some pink Copic markers and colored in the cake and topped it off with some Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss.  I then placed the circle into the space on the banner flat to the card for some added interest with different dimensions between the banner and the circle.  I finished my card off with some pink embellishments.
See you soon!

Stamps Used:

 Flourishing Thoughts
Flourishing Thoughts
 Off To Party- Old Design
Off To Party - Old Design