Sunday, July 12, 2020

Ready for Christmouse? Stencil tutorial


Welcome back to today's blog!  Are you "Ready for Christmouse?"  It is never too early to start creating your holiday cards.  I love this fun little mouse  with his ski poles from the Merry Mousemas stamp set.  The fun snowy night background for this fun holiday card is created by using the Slice of Christmas stencil from The Rabbit Hole Designs Christmas in July Release. 


 I colored this fun holiday mouse with Spectrum Noir Triblend markers.  I colored his furry little body using the Brown Grey Shades and Brown Grey Blends alcohol markers.  I used Pale Pink Shades and  Pale Pink Blends for his tail, feet/hands, ear and cute tiny nose.  His scarf and hat are colored in a festive red and green for his holiday outing.  I used the coordinating die to cut him out.




I am excited to share how  you can use this Slice of Christmas stencil to create this holiday scene.  For the background, I am using a piece of  4" x 5 1/4" piece of deep purple cardstock.  I used my Cotton Tail blending brushes for the blending.  I started the top of the card front with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink.  I used the icicle  part of the Slice of Christmas stencil to create the trees in the back ground using Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. I used the snow bank part of the stencil to create 4 layers of snow drifts down the remaining card front with  Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink.  I used my heat gun to help the ink dry quicker.   I lastly added the trees from the stencil using Victorian  Velvet and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink.  


I stamped the "Merry Christmouse" sentiment  it the top left area of the card front with clear pigment  ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.  I use Whip Cream Silk to add the falling snow.  I attached the card front to a white A2 card base and popped up the mouse on the lower right area of the card.   

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There is also a Stamps and Die bundle for this set!


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed seeing the versatility you you can achieve with the Slice of Christmas stencilI love hearing from you. Please leave me a message letting me know what you have on your Rabbit Hole Designs wish list. 
As always, if you have questions, just ask!

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Sky Lantern EZ- Lights, A Light Up Slim Line Card Tutorial



Hello my Crafty Friends!  Welcome to today's blog!  I created this lovely light up card using the Pear Blossom Press EZ -Lights and Colorado Craft Company's Sky Lantern Sympathy stamp set. I hope you enjoy the tutorial for this slim line light up card.


A - I started with a piece of 3 3/4" x 9" piece of burst printed cardstock.  I used Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink to blend the background and only revealing three of the burst on the upper area of the card
B - I used the sky lantern stamp and stamped it in the middle of each burst with black ink keeping in mind I needed to be at least 1/4' from the edge of the card front to allow for foam tape to seal the card later
C - Using my kraft knife to cut out the inside of each stamped lantern.  I stamped and used white embossing powder to add the "Sending You" sentiment on the top left of the card and Peace, Love, and Hope to the side of each of the lanterns
D - I stamped and used white embossing powder to create the vellum lanterns and cut them out.  I also color the lady image with alcohol markers and cut her out 


E - I glued the embossed vellum lanterns on each of the lantern openings I cut in the card front and grabbed my EZ-LightsPear Blossom Press makes these amazing EZ-Lights!  They are pre-wired and all you need to do is lay them out and secure them with tape.  Add the battery and  secure the switch.  Let me show you  how
F - I turned the card over and added a small piece of double sided foam adhesive underneath each of the lantern openings.  This is where we will add the light into place behind the Vellum lanterns
G - I plan to place the switch on the lower right and side of the card front with at least a 1/4" border from the edge of the card sides, so we position the switch to the lower left of the back side of the card (when you turn the card over it will be on the right front side)  Maneuver one of each of the three mini lights to one of the lanterns using the foam tape to keep it in place
H- I secured the lights by adding a second layer of foam tape a top the foam tap holding the lights in place.  This will secure  the lights in place.  I gathered the extra wires  and attach them to the  middle of the card back with tape


I, J - I added 2 layers of double sided foam tape to the back of the card, securing the switch  and framing out the card and each lantern
K - The card base is a folded 8" x 9 1/4" piece of Navy cardstock and here you see all the foam support for the card


L - I exposed the foam adhesive in the middle of the card and pulled back the tape covering just at the corners to expose a small bit of foam adhesive framing the back side of the card front.  This allows me to position and center the card front to the card base
M - Once the card front is in place, I press down the middle where the foam adhesive is exposed to attach it to the card base.  I pull/peel the excess tape covering away to expose the foam tape on the edge of the card  and press it to sealing it to the card base 


N - I locate the button switch for the lights in the card front.  I stamp a small star on top of the switch. I also stamped and embossed the "I light up!" sentiment and cut it out.  It is glued just above the star/switch
O, P - I add foam squares to  the back of the lady image and adhere her just under the lowest sky lantern like she has just released it



I hope you enjoyed this slimline card and  EZ-Lights tutorial and   I think the slimline is the perfect shape for the sky lanterns as the float upward.   Please leave me a comment letting me know if this card, image, or technique inspired you.  Thank you for joining me today!   As always, please let me know if you have question.

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Jenn Gross

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Falling Snow Holiday Card - i-crafter July Release


Hello crafty friends!  
Welcome to today's blog using products form the i-crafter July Release!  Let's continue to celebrate Christmas in July.  I have created an easy die cut card, Falling Snow Holiday Card to share with you .  It features the  new Snowflake Border die and the Christmas Sentiments stamp set.


A - To create this A2 Card you will need: 
A2 card base cut from a light kraft cardstock 
one piece of 4"x 5 1/4" cranberry cardstock for the card front 
one piece of 3'x 5 1/2" country rose cardstock 
one piece of 3" x 4" white glitter stock
B -Cut the Snowflake Border die using the additional border from the country rose cardstock and snip the small piece connecting piece at the ends so you have the border die piece. 


D & E - Line up and cut out the main snowflake and two of the  smaller snowflake dies from the piece the glitter stock.  remove the two independent snowflakes and set them aside
F & G - Turn the snowflake and line up the cuts (you will be able to feel the  paper line up with pattern of the die edges. run this though your die cutting machine.   Once again, turn the snowflake and line it up with the die and die cut the remaining snowflake edge


H - You should have a pink  die cut snowflake border and the large glitter snowflake cut from the middle of the border die
I - Using liquid glue, outline the top of the pink snowflake around it's border and in the middle of the snowflake too
J - Line up the glitter stock snowflake and glue it to the pink border as shown


K - Stamp the Season Greeting sentiment on  the upper right corner  of the piece of 4"x 5 1/4" cranberry cardstock with clear pigment ink and add fine black embossing powder
L - Heat emboss the sentiment
M  & N - using s fine tiped white gel pen color in the "Season's"  sentiment and add the shadowing to the word "Greetings" 


O - Adhere the Cranberry card front to the A2 kraft cardstock card base
P - Glue the snowflake border to the front of the card at a slight angle as shown
Q - to complete the card, add the two additional snow flakes to the front of the card 



These are the i-crafter products I used with this card:




Thanks so much for stopping by today for my i-crafter blog post.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this easy Falling Snow Holiday Card using the Snowflake Border Die and the Christmas Sentiments stamp setI love hearing from you, so leave me a message and tell me what is your favorite i-crafter product!   Let me know if you have any question!

Visit the i-crafter website for more inspiration and see new dies and stamps.  Make sure to follow i-crafter on Instagram too

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Jenn Gross

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

HO We Go! - The Rabbit Hole Design Christmas in July Release - Day 3



Welcome back my crafty friends!  It is Day 3 of the July Release Reveal from The Rabbit Hole Designs! This means an Inspiration Hop and Giveaway!  If you are following the hop line-up, you just visited my friend,   Justin's  Candy Twist die and Slice of Christmas stencil project.

Day 3 features The Rabbit Hole Designs  the Candy Twist die and Slice of Christmas stencil!  I created this "HO we Go!" card with Kringle on the move.


I'd die cut the Candy Twist die I fussy cut one of the candy twists from the three. I used this to determine two additional circle dies to use.  I kept one of the circles slightly larger than the Candy Twist die and cut them from a shimmer cardstock. Using a Cotton Tail blending brush, I added Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide ink to the middle of the circle.  After die cutting the larger circle I used Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink to add color to it.  I glued the single candy twist die cut to the smaller pink circle and then attached the smaller circle with foam tape to the larger blue circle.


Using the Slice of Christmas stencil and a piece of white cardstock, I stenciled the letter "H" with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink.  I shifted the stencil down and added Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide ink to complete the letter "H".  I fussy cut the letter. Using the Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink, I created the icicles for the top of the card using the Slice of Christmas stencil.

 I used to piece of 4" x 5 1/4" printed country snowflake paper fro the card front.   I glued a 1/4" strip of striped holiday paper to the bottom of the card front.
 I colored Santa from the Kringle stamp set with muted color giving him a country look.  I glued him off the right side of the card front and cut off the excess Santa. I positioned the circles with the Candy Twist die to the left of Santa's mitten and glued it down.  I glued the letter "H" to the left of the circles creating the word "HO".


 I fussy cut the icicles and attach them to the top of the card front. Using the top edge of the icicles I cut off the excess card front from the top. I position the card front on an A2 card base to complete the card.


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you are Here Jenn                        
                                   Lisa Next stop on the hop!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate the next three days of release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST 05-28-2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-29-2020.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed this "HO We Go" card created with the Candy Twist die and Slice of Christmas stencil. I love hearing from you. Please leave me a message letting me know what you like most about the July Release for the Rabbit Hole Designs.  You next hop stop is with Oh So Cute by Lisa!  Enjoy the hop!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross

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Merry Everything! - i-crafter July Release


Hello crafty friends!  Welcome to the i-crafter July Release!  I am so glad you stopped by today to join the i-crafter Inspiration Team as we share Christmas in July.  I have created a fun retro colored, fun fold, snowflake card to share with you today.  It features the new Flip Card Snowflake die and the Snowflake Border die.

A -  Using the Flip Card -Snowflake die, I die cut the main card piece from neon green cardstock.  I die cut two of the large snowflake flip pieces (one from pink cardstock and the other from Fallen Snow glitterstock. I also die cut the sentiment "Merry Everything" from the glitterstock.  I used the Snowflake Border die and all three of the cardstock colors to die cut some additional smaller snowflakes
B - I folded large pink snowflake diagonally on the score line.  I folded the main green flap on the score line.
C -  I cut the glitter snowflake on the fold line.  


D - I glued the green flap to the edge of the pink snowflake as shown.  This will create the folded card once completed.
E - I added double-sided adhesive tape and liquid glue to the pink snow flake and also covering ther recently glued down green flap
F - I  exposed the double sided tape and gently positioned the glitter snowflake into place  pressing it down so the glue sets
G - Here is how the card should look



H - I cut a printed piece of light blue cardstock to fit on the green cardstock and glued it down
I - I positioned and glued down 6 snowflakes as shown
J - I glued the "Merry Everything" sentiment on a scrap piece of the pink cardstock and trimmed it with a border. Using foam tape I attache the sentiment to the top right corner completing the card


These are the i-crafter products I used with this card:


Thanks you so much for stopping by today for my i-crafter blog post.  I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this fun Retro Snowflake flip card I love hearing from you so leave me a message tell me what your favorite i-crafter July Product is!   Let me know if you have any question!

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Jenn Gross


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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ho, Ho, Ho Let the Dogs Out? - The Rabbit Hole Design July Inspiration Hop

Welcome back my crafty friends!  It is Day 2 of the July Release Reveal from The Rabbit Hole Designs! This means an Inspiration Hop and Giveaway!  If you are following the hop line-up, you just visited my friend,   Justin's  Pawlidays project.

Day 2  features The Rabbit Hole Designs  the Pawlidays stamp set!  It sure looks like these two mischievous pups have gotten into a mess and the tree! I am excited to share my Ho, Ho, Ho Let the Dogs Out card with you!


 I started out by stamping the image with Nuvo Black Shadow ink. This is my favorite ink for coloring with both water based ad alcohol based markers because the image will not bleed into your coloring.  I colored the image with my Karin Brushmarker Pro waterbush markers.  While I'm still learning techniques with these watercolor markers, I love the vibrancy I get with the colors and the brush tips. 

 I used the Candy Twist stencil for the background with Blue Sapphire Distress Oxide ink and one of the Cotton Tail blending brushes.  I am stenciling on a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" light blue printed paper. I masked off a circle to the right hand side of the card so the printed paper will show through more prominently.  I found this fun news print paper in my stash and I thought it would make the perfect floor on this card. I cut a strip 5 1/4" x 1 1/2" and glued it to the bottom of the stenciled card front.


 I stamped the sentiment the "Yappy Howl-idays!" on a piece of vellum with clear pigment ink. I embossed it with red sparkle embossing powder. I cut it into a banner strip and  I cut a slightly bigger banner strip from green cardstock. (I made sure to leave enough room at the end of the two strips to add a notch at the end.  I stapled both banner strips (vellum sentiment on top) on the top left of the card front and attached these innocent pups to the right side of the card with double sided foam tape. 
I attached the card front to a pink A2 card base and finished the card with fun sparkle gems.

The Rabbit Hole Design Products Used




Line-up: 
you are Here Jenn                        
                                       Lisa Next stop on the hop!

GIVEAWAYS:
To celebrate the next three days of release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two gift certificates; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST 05-28-2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 05-29-2020.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed this adorable  Ho, Ho,Ho Let the Dogs Out card created with the Pawlidays stamps set. I love hearing from you. Please leave me a message letting me know what you like most about the July Release for the Rabbit Hole Designs.  You next hop stop is with Oh So Cute by Lisa!  Enjoy the hop!

Be Creative ~ Stay Inspired
Jenn Gross

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Please know, I have an affiliate relationship with some of the companies and the product links found on this blog. If you purchase products from these links, I will receive a small portion of your purchase at no additional cost to you. I appreciate and thank you for your support. 

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