Peony Hugs for you

Good Morning Unies!

┬áThis beautiful Gracielle Designs Peony Hugs stamp set┬áreleased last weekend! isn’t it gorgeous? I’ve put my Copics away and tried a new medium I am very uncomfortable with: PrismaColors. We have to try new ways to do the same things to chase these fears away!

I don’t have as much practice in colored pencils as I have with Copics, but here we go! After stamping the flower on Neenah Desert Storm paper, I started  coloring the whole peony with the lightest yellow and filling in the shadows with two darker shades of yellow. I then took two shades of orange and added color to the bases of the pedals. To finish, I added “light” with a white pencil and a white gelly pen. I took the same “light to dark” approach with the pedals.

 The light blue background closest to the peony made the yellow flower just pop off the paper. I then used a checkerboard stencil from Gina Marie Designs and added color with Distress Oxide. Be mindful of where your flower is to not put color all over it. I was very surprised how dimensional the flower looked after applying just a little grey coloring at the edges of the flower. Yes, I was THAT surprised!

Finish off your card with a raised sentiment and some gems. I layered this top folding card with navy blue and white card stock.

Try something new this weekend, even if it scares you!


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Release day 3: Hoo needs Caffeine?

I like coffee. I also like gin and tonic. Social etiquette says I have to choose one depending on the time of day. Does it matter that I was born on a different continent with a 7 hours time difference? These are the questions that I ponder…….

Bringing us back to coffee…LOOK AT THIS OWL!!! Oh my goodness, isn’t this the cutest thing? This little fluffy thing is available now!

Caffeinated: Owl Clear Stamp 3x4

This Caffeinated Owl is available at the Rabbit Hole Designs store
and at Simon Says Stamp.

Circles & Stars - 6x6 Stencil
Find this Circles and Stars stencil at either store as well.
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To celebrate day 3 of inspiration The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the 3 stamp sets promoted on 10-02-19, to One lucky winner. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Leave comments by 11:59 pm PST 10-09-19 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 10-04-2019

Here is what I did:

  1. This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card
  2. Cut another 4.25 x 5.5 white heavy card stock. This is what you will be working with.
  3. Stamp the owl a little cockeyed off the page with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
  4. Color the owl with Copics. I used W1, W3 and W5 markers
  5. Make a mask using masking paper and fussy cut
  6. Mask the owl and then use Distress Oxides (Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Seedless Preserves)
  7. Use the Circles and Stars stencil and Hero Arts Unicorn White ink
  8. Remove the mask and touch up the edges on the owl (if needed)
  9. The tree branches are from MFT, use a white gelly pen to mimic the stars reflection
  10. Stamp the sentiment and die cut with a SSS banner die
  11. Adhere to card base with simple double sided tape

The lineup is as follows for all 3 days:
Shanna Slater
Niccole Kulig
Amanda Stevens
Amanda Wilcox
Lisa Golzbein
Charmaine Canham <—— You are here!!
Echo Noble
Katie Brooks

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday 10-04-2019 12:01 am PST. There are no exclusions on this code it is applicable to your whole order.
Please Note: There will not be free shipping available during the time this discount code is in effect. Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

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Fly, fly away with me!

Good Morning! Ready to make something pretty??

I am coming out of my glitter fort to bring you this awesome shiny card. Grab your laminator, foil and this gorgeous stamp!

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This is a very doable card, it took about two hours to do everything. 

This is a top folding 4.25 x 5.5 card. 

I used the previously released Love you More stamp and one of the new stencils, Candy Twist, to make the background. 

Click on the images to go to the store. Also, these stamps and stencils are also now available at Simon Says Stamp!  

Place the 6×6 stencil over a sheet of Neenah cardstock 110lb paper, or any other heavy duty cardstock. I use washi tape to keep everything in place but Pixie Spray is pretty handy here. Smear the transfer gel evenly across the stencil and paper using a craft knife or old credit card. Immediately wash the stencil in warm soapy water to avoid hardening of the gel. Set this aside and allow the gel to dry for about an hour. Switch on your laminator. Give it a good 20 minutes to heat up before use.

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Now, stamp, cut and color your pretty people and buildings. I used Copics and didn’t focus too much on the detail. The main attraction of this card will be the foiled stencil result. For the background, I used a green and blue distress oxide palette. Nothing fancy, just enough to peak through.

Vellum “paper” is a fantastic way to soften any card. I used a fluffy cloud metal die from Sunny Studios to cut clouds for the top and the bottom. Using black StazOn ink, stamp the sentiment on the vellum. This ink is amazing as it is PERMANENT! Give it a second to dry.

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Make sure the transfer gel is dry. Place a piece of red foil large enough to cover over the cardstock. Depending on your laminator (***please read your instructions***) place the foil and dried gel cardstock through the laminator.

Some machines require you to place your product in a piece of parchment paper to run through the machine.

Using the fluffy cloud die, cut two pieces from the red foiled product that match the vellum pieces.

Adhere the vellum to the red with a little overlap, and then to the card. Cut off excess paper to match the card size. Place the people on dimensional tape and use regular adhesive for the buildings.

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