To celebrate the new release from The Rabbit Hole Designs there will be free shipping on orders of $25 or more before taxes and shipping (US Orders Only - No code necessary, exclusions apply). Free Shipping ends May 30, 2019. In addition, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away winners choice of either Mermaid Hair or By the Shore 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 May 30, 2019 on all participating blogs. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog May 31, 2019.
Let's start with my cards featuring the By the Shore stamp set! I decided to create two cards and keep one simple and add some flair to the other! I came up with five ways to "step up" a stenciled card.
My first card is fairly simple - but I love the way the girl's coral dress pops against the gray! I used a beach scene stencil and blended some gray ink onto my card. Then I stamped and colored the image from By the Shore and cut them out against the edge and glued them straight onto the card. I added a black stamped sentiment.
And now I have five easy ways to fancy up a stenciled background! My first tip is to use multiple colors of ink on a stencil. For this card I masked off the different areas and added blue for the water, brown for the sand, etc. After I ink blended the stencil I added some extra stamping to the background using the small cloud stamp from the By the Shore stamp. I added a bit of sparkle with some gold foil cardstock. Another tip is to heat emboss the sentiment for some extra shine! And lastly - I added my images with foam squares for dimension!
I just love the Mermaid Hair stamp set! I decided to make a video for both of these cards! How exciting, right!
I used a mix of green and blue Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks to create a background and I used my heat gun to dry the background creating harsh lines. I added some heat embossed fish to the background and stamped my sentiment from the Mermaid Hair stamp set onto strips of cardstock. I added the sentiment strips and the mermaid with foam squares and finished off the card with some clear droplets. Check out the video for this card below!
I absolutely LOVE when companies add small coordinating images in their stamp sets! And I love using those smaller images to build up a background! I stamped all three fish repeatedly across my card base and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Triblend markers and added some black ink spatters on top.
I die cut a script sentiment and added it to the front of my card! I have a quick process video for you below!
I hope you were inspired by my cards and videos today! Make sure you come back tomorrow for more inspiration!
Lynnea Hollendonner - you are here
See you next time!