Hello and welcome to the release hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our June release. The whole design team will be sharing projects featuring the By the Shore and Mermaid Hair 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.
Here’s is my first card:
- stamp the images on some Neenah classic crest solar white card stock and color the images in with alcohol markers (or any medium of your choice).
- die-cut the image using Brother Scan N Cut 2
- use a die from my stash to die-cut the Coral and seaweeds from colored card stock.
- use distress oxide inks to ink up the die-cut.
- spray the colored panel with some water using the distress sprayer and dab it dry with paper towel.
- use the waves stencil on the colored background.
- die-cut the two white panel using the fancy scalloped border dies.
- adhere the colored background on an A2 size card base, and adhere the rest of the die-cut elements.
- adhere the fancy scalloped die-cut white panel using foam adhesive.
- adhere the mermaid image using foam adhesive.
- use stardust stickles to add some glitter on the mermaid’s hair and the bubbles to finish the design.
I think this mermaid is one of the cutest images I have ever seen! So many possibilities using this set. This will also be perfect to use on a mermaid-themed birthday card!
Here’s another simple card that I made using the stamp set:
I masked my card stock using painter’s tape and used a Waves stencil with the make-up brushes to create the waves on the background. I also used some stitched border dies to create the arrows and wonky stitched lines.
To celebrate day 2 of the release 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.
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For my one-layer card, I am showcasing the Purr-maid Newton stamp set. There’s nothing cuter than these cat merman and mermaid so I wanted to use them again. I also combined my project with the Tranquil Tides stamp set.
I started out by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks and my mini ink blending tools. For the sand, I used a combination of Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. For the sea, I used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac. I sprayed water on my colored background and dabbed it with a paper towel.
I stamped the coral images with Faded Jeans distress oxide. I love this effect because it made it look more realistic!
I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Copic markers. I have coordinating dies for these images but I chose to fuzzy-cut them this time.
I adhered my images onto the foreground and stamped little bubbles here and there. I also stamped other images to complete my scene and finished my design by adding glossy accents to the bubbles, and stamped my sentiment. Here’s my card:
I love this sentiment so much and those mermaid/merman images are so cute! Here’s a little close-up:
Oh, I also added some stardust stickles to the mermaid seashell bra to give it a whimsical look.
I hope you like my card today and got inspired. Celebrate with us and enter to win!
I’m so excited to share today’s post because we are launching a new product at Kat Scrappiness called Crafter’s Essentials 2 die set. This set includes 8 steel rule dies. You can also pair them up with the Crafter’s Essentials 1 die set and you will have endless design possibilities. Here’s what it looks like:
I made two cards today to showcase the Crafter’s Essentials 2 die set and I have a process video for the mermaid card that you will see below.
For my first card, I used an older stamp set from my stash and made a simple card. I love the stitching details on the banner and the bigger dies.
I also used the Everyday Brush Strokes stamp set for my sentiment. Don’t you just love the chevron pattern on the big die? Here’s another look:
I added some black dots on the card base to give it a little bit more dimension. Here’s a little close-up:
For my second card, I wanted to create a happy, summer-themed card. I used a stamp set that I recently purchased with this cute cat mermaid. I also used the Sunscape stencil die by Newton’s Nook Designs.
I started out by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Squeezed Lemonadeand Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inkwith my mini ink blending tool. Since I have a process video for this card, I will keep this blog post short.
I inlaid the little chevron pieces on my card. I also added the Sparkling Clear Jewels to make them look like bubbles. Here’s a little close-up:
This card makes me happy. I love the colors that I used and this die-set is a must-have! Here’s another look:
Here’s my process video:
I hope you got inspired today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. I’d be so grateful if you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel. Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order. Have a nice day and happy crafting!