Current Mewed – Cat

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  Maria here on the blog with you today.   I am back to share with you another cat-themed project, showcasing the new Cattitude stamp set.

 

Here’s my card using the stamp set:

I stamped the images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine to cut the images.

The background was dry-embossed with a star embossing folder.  I adhered this piece on an A2-size side fold card base.

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the little windows on another piece of Neenah solar white card stock.  I used the small mouse and paw print stamps (included in the set) to stamp this piece.  I used fun foam to adhere this piece on my card.

I adhered the cats on the card front and finished my design by adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on black card stock.  Here’s a closer look:

 

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.  Happy stamping!

 

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More Little Huggables with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans! It’s Maria back on the blog with you today with another card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critter Fri-Dies.

Here’s my card:

 

I started with an A2 size Neenah solar white panel and used a circle die from my stash to die-cut the middle.

The inner circle was ink blended with distress oxide inks, using a clouds stencil for some pop of color.

I stamped and colored the images with alcohol markers. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them all out.

I added some fun foam to the card panel for stability and adhered the little critters.  I glued this panel on my card base.

I positioned the sentiments on my acrylic block and stamped them under each little critter.  I also stamped the little paw prints using some ballet slippers ink.

I finished my design by using my black gel pen to add some interest and texture to their noses and eyes.  Here’s a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp and dies that I featured today.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!

The Rabbit Hole Designs July Release – Day 3 – Caffeinated Narwhal

 

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our July release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Caffeinated Narwhal stamp set.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.  The new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the shop.  Here’s what the Caffeinated Narwhal stamp set looks like:

 

 

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday June 28, 2019.  EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

 

Here’s my first card:

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some smooth white card stock using my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

 

The background was ink blended with some distress oxide inks and sprayed it with water for some added texture and interest.   I used another die from my stash to die-cut the “waves” three times and adhered it all together to create more dimension.  I also die-cut the coral and sea weeds using a die from my stash and adhered them onto the front panel.  Lastly, I adhered the Narwhal and used diamond stickles to further embellish the image.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, here’s another simple card you can mass-produce.  I masked off the card stock with some painter’s tape and used my waves stencil to add the waves on the background.  I used another embossing folder to emboss the card stock for some added texture and dimension.

 

 

To finish my design, I adhered the background on some A2 size card base and added the rainbow patterned paper with some black strip.  I also used my diamond stickles to embellish the image further.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 2 inspiration, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Caffeinated Narwhal 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 on June 27, 2019 on all participating blogs.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog June 28, 2019.

 

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog

Amanda Stevens

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lisa Golzbein 

Katie Brooks 

Shanna Slater 

Niccole Kulig

Maria Russell 

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws 100th Challenge

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I’m back today with a project celebrating Newton’s Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #100! The rules for this challenge are, pick any of your favorite challenge or challenges from the previous Color, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again!

 

It was quite challenging for me to pick a favorite but the one I’ve always wanted to try is Challenge # 34 – Summer Theme.  I used one of my favorite summer stamp set called Newton’s Summer Treats with its coordinating dies.  Ice cream is my favorite dessert and this stamp set is just adorable!

 

 

This was the challenge I chose, all you have to do is visit the Inky Paws Challenge page to choose your favorite and play along with us!  The challenge will run for two weeks from June 17-28, 2019.  You still have plenty of time to join.  For this special challenge, Newton’s Nook is hosting 4 link ups and will choose a random winner from each link up to win a $25 store credit (total of four winners!!!!)

 

Here’s what I made:

 

 

I started by stamping the images from the Newton’s Summer Treats stamp set and die-cut the same with its coordinating dies.

 

The background was ink-blended with Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin distress Oxide inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water and dabbed it with some paper towel for added texture.

 

The palm tress and grass hills were die-cut from some dies from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat set with my heating tool.

 

I adhered the images on the front panel.  To finish my design, I used glossy accents and stardust stickles on the ice cream and popsicle for added dimension and interest.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you like my project.  Have an amazing day and happy stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rabbit Hole Designs July Release – Day 2 – Cattitude

 

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our July release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Cattitude stamp set.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.  The new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the shop.  Here’s what the Cattitude stamp set looks like:

 

 

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday June 28, 2019.  EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

 

Here’s my first card:

 

 

I started by stamping my images on some smooth white card stock using my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

 

I used a cats embossing folder from my stash to dry-emboss my white card stock.  I think this embossing folder is perfect for this design.   I also stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with my versamark ink and sprinkled some embossing powder on top.  I heat-set this with my heating tool and adhered this piece onto the card front. I finished my design by adding  a pink heart that matches the color of the cat-belly.   Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I wanted to create another simple design that you can mass-produce.  I stamped the cat image on some A2-size Neenah solar white card panel.  I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir marker.

 

 

To finish my design, I stamped the paw prints  and the sentiment with my Spectrum Noir Finesse Black ink.   I think this card is hilarious and if you own a cat like me, you’ll definitely get this joke.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 2 inspiration, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Cattitude 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 on June 27, 2019 on all participating blogs.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog June 28, 2019.

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog

Amanda Stevens

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lisa Golzbein

Katie Brooks

Shanna Slater

Niccole Kulig

Maria Russell

The Rabbit Hole Designs July Release – Day 1 – Doggone

Hello and welcome to the release hop.  We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our July release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the Doggone stamp set.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.  The new stamp sets are now available for purchase at the shop.  Here’s what the Doggone stamp set looks like:

Every order placed will be eligible for a 10% discount. Discount Code TRHD2019 this code will only be accepted until Friday June 28, 2019. EXCLUDES Dies and Crafters Essentials.  Not applicable to previous orders. May be used more than once. Does not apply to shipping and tax.

Here’s my first card:

I started by drawing the background using my Micron 0.5 fine-liner on some Neenah 110 lb. solar white card stock.

I colored this background with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers in Citrus Green, Citrus and Jade Green blends.  I made sure to go back and forth until I had the nice blending between the three colors.

I stamped the images from the Doggone stamp set and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  Since this stamp set didn’t come with coordinating dies, I die-cut the images using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 machine.

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the sentiment “hello” from some black card stock and finished my design by stamping the sentiment on the front panel and adding some red enamel hearts.  I also used my white gel pen to add more texture and interest.  Here’s a closer look at the card:

For my second card, I wanted to create a simple card that you can mass-produce.  I stamped the paw prints using versafine sepia ink on some beige card stock.  I also used a large speech bubble die to die-cut the speech bubble.

I used another die from my stash to add the “Woof” sentiment and finished my design by using my white gel pen to add some texture to the paw prints.

GIVEAWAYS: To celebrate day 1 inspiration, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away the stamp set Doggone 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 on June 27, 2019 on all participating blogs.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog June 28, 2019.

The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog

Amanda Stevens

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lisa Golzbein

Katie Brooks

Shanna Slater

Niccole Kulig

Maria Russell 

Stalked Ya Til You Liked Me!

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  I am back today with a super funny (or creepy?) card, showcasing the Beach Day and Sassy Sentiment stamp sets.

 

Here’s how I made the card:

  • stamp the images on Neenah solar white card stock and color the images in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • cut the images using Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • to create the water, I used a scene building stamp.  I also used a clouds stencil to create the clouds on the background.
  • on another A2 size panel, use a die to cut the window.  Use an embossing folder to emboss this piece.
  • use a palm tree die to die-cut the coconut tree on smooth white card stock.  Color the pieces with Spectrum Noir markers.
  • stamp the sentiment from the Sassy Sentiments stamp set on a piece of black card stock with Versamark ink.  Sprinkle white embossing powder and heat-set using my heating tool.
  • assemble the card.
  • finish the design by adding the enamel dots on the coconut tree.

 

The Sassy Sentiments stamp set is one of my all-time favorites and when I saw the Beach Day stamp set, I knew I needed to create this card design.

Here’s a closer look:

 

I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

 

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.

 

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Little Huggable Stamp & Little Critters Fri-Dies – June Release by CAS-ual Fridays

Hello, hello my crafty peeps!  I am joining the CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad to bring you the Little Huggable Stamp Set and Little Critters Fri-Dies. It is the first day of the June release and I am so thrilled to be asked by Michele to guest-design this month. I have missed the ink squad so much and I am happy to announce that starting in July, I am once again part of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team.

 

 

For my first project, I started out by stamping my images with Spectrum Noir Finesse Black Ink.  This is an alcohol-friendly ink and perfect to use with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  I die-cut the images using the Little Critters Fri-Dies.

 

 

The background was ink-blended with some distress oxide inks for some pop of color.  I also used a small star die from my stash to die-cut three windows on some white card stock.   I used fun foam to add dimension and stability, and adhered the die-cut panel on the ink-blended background.

 

 

I die-cut the word “hello” using the Sweet Friend Fri-Dies on some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I ink-blended this carefully with distress oxide inks and adhered this piece on the card front.  I finished my card design by adhering the critters and adding sparkling clear jewels on the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second project, I once again ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed this with water and dabbed it with some paper towel for some added interest and texture.  I adhered this background on an A2 size card base.

 

I also die-cut two white panels using a border die from my stash and adhered these pieces with fun foam and liquid glue for some added dimension.  I die-cut the palm trees using another die from my stash on some Bristol smooth white card stock and colored it with distress oxide inks.  I adhered the pieces on the card front with foam and liquid adhesives.

 

 

I finished my design by adding the sentiment “Pooches Gracias” stamped with versamark ink and heat-set using my heating tool.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my projects today.   How about some prizes??     Michele is giving away three (3) $20 gift codes.  All you have to do is:

 

  1. share about the new release on your social media (instagram, facebook, etc.)
  2. Leave a comment on the main blog post by clicking this link –> CAS-ual Fridays Stamp
  3. check out more project inspiration at the CAS-ual Fridays Blog.

The new items are now available for purchase at the shop.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing weekend, and happy stamping!

 

Special Friends Card with Crafter’s Companion and Spectrum Noir

It’s the weekend and while my hubby is riding with his motocross friends, I am in my craft room listening to some music and happily working on some design team projects. This is one of the perks of being “empty-nesters” as we get to enjoy our hobbies without the fear of school pick-ups and cooking dinner! Haha!

For today’s project, I am showcasing some Spectrum Noir Triblend markers in Gold Brown and Tan Blends, with some Crafter’s Companion Special Friends stamp and die set.

To begin, I stamped the images on SN Ultra Smooth Premium white card stock with SN Finesse Alcohol-proof Black ink. I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir Triblend Markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

Using a backdrop die from my stash, I dry-embossed another piece of white card stock and adhered this on an A2-size white card base. I also die-cut the “special friends” circle using the Crafter’s Companion Special Friends stamp and die set. I also used vellum to die-cut the scallop piece.

I used a Ric-rac die from my stash and die-cut pieces from different colored card stock to create the rainbow. I used my T-square ruler to make sure the pieces are perfectly straight when adhered to the card front.

Note: The “Special Friends” was die-cut twice and adhered together for stability.

I adhered the Special Friends circle die-cut and the vellum scallop on my card with some liquid adhesives. Lastly, I adhered the cat/dog image in the middle of the die-cut circle with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Here’s my card:

I just LOVE the Special Friends stamp and die set and my favorite markers now are the Spectrum Noir TriBlend. They are so easy to blend, especially when using the Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium card stock. Here’s a closer look:

I wanted some pops of color behind the cat and dog without actually overwhelming the design of the card. I think adding the vellum is a good idea to tone the colors down behind the image. What do you think?

That’s it for me today. I hope you like my project and got inspired. Have a great weekend and happy stamping!