Tuesday, August 29, 2023

School Sightings

 Today is the 2nd day of the new release and inspiration hop at The Rabbit Hole Designs!  This card is all about back to school since topic that has been dominating my house for the past few weeks.  First the shopping, then the open houses, meetings with guidance counselors, sports physicals, soccer tryouts, paperwork, more paperwork, and even more paperwork.  School started for most of the kids in my house last week so we're right in the middle of adjusting to summer ending and early mornings.  This year I've got a high school senior (exchange student from Spain), 10th grader, 8th grader, and one beginning her first year of nursing school.  Only 2 of the 4 were excited about going back to school but I won't say who they were!  

For this card, I decided to use the floral bus image from the new School Sightings stamp set. I'm always a big fan of the floral elements that The Rabbit Hole Designs adds to their stamps so I really like this bus stamp. 

For the sentiment, I decided to use the Adventure hot foil plate and the coordinating die set and paired those with the 'Time for a new" sentiment out of the Adventure-Scripty stamp set. There is so much possibility with the coordinating products! I used black foil and it has a really nice shine which isn't really visible in the photo. 

Now here's the ugly truth.  I ALWAYS mess up the foiling.  I don't know how or why but I do it every time.  I know which way the foil goes but my brain just doesn't let me put it down correctly on the first try.  So pretty much all of my hot foil plates look like this.  But that is ok, they still work perfectly fine.  😅
I hope you'll check out the rest of the blogs in the inspiration hop for lots of fun ideas and adorable cards!

Monday, August 28, 2023

Spooky Sightings

 Hello!  Today marks the beginning of the new release at The Rabbit Hole Designs.  When it comes to fall, I love all the things so this release is one of my favorites!

I started out with the image of the pumpkin in a witch hat from the new stamp set Spooky Sightings and colored it with pencils.

I wasn't sure what sentiment I wanted to use with this image so I pieced together something from older stamp sets from The Rabbit Hole Designs. I like that it could be used for a Halloween card or a birthday card.  My daughter told me that pumpkin wishes aren't really a thing but I disagree 😃
I used a purple paper from the Galaxy Paper Pack.  I love this paper, I should order another pack because I'm going through mine pretty quickly!  Then I layered with some black cardstock and added a few black gems for a little sparkle. 

Check out the rest of the blogs in the inspiration hop for lots of fun ideas and adorable cards!

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