Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Rabbit Hole Designs April Inspiration Hop - Day 2

Welcome back to my blog for the second day of the New Product Release for April 2020 over at The Rabbit Hole Designs and the theme for the next 2 days is OLD SCHOOL TATTOOS!

I hope you enjoyed all the amazing inspiration yesterday from the design team, we have so much more in store for you today and tomorrow! Today we are showcasing one more stamp set and one stencil.  They are the:

Old School Tattoo - Anchor
and the
Dotted Flower Stencil

If I'm being honest I have to say that the anchor stamp is my favorite stamp of this release! This anchor is way cooler than most because it has the heart and flower in it and the cool rope intertwined around it.  I just love everything about it! My first card uses the anchor and I did a bit of masking on my card.

I started by stamping the anchor on some masking paper and fussy cutting it out.  I then stamped the anchor again on the middle of the front panel of my card and placed the mask over it. Once the mask was down I took my wave stencil and laid it over top of the panel.  I used 3 different color distress inks over the stencil and when I was finished stenciling I peeled the stencil and the mask off for the big reveal. Here is a quick video of the reveal:

It's like magic, I love watching what is left behind when the mask is removed. The next step is to color the anchor with my Copic markers.  I have to admit it is a little nerve wracking to color directly on the already stenciled panel.  I always need to convince myself that I can start over if necessary, but who wants to do that? 
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Once the coloring was done, it was just a matter of stamping the sentiments on the card.  The "love" stamp is from the Love You More stamp set from a previous release. Instead of going on a scavenger hunt for a stamp that said "is" I decided to write it in.  I figure it's just 2 letters, how bad could it be? LOL! The "forever" stamp is from the anchor set and I just love that funky font!
I really love how this card turned out and I'm happy with the coloring as well.  I have done a lot of Copic color practicing over the years and it's just finally starting to click.  I'm not the best colorer out there but I'm happy with my progress up until now.

For my second card I used the Dotted Flower Stencil and I did some foiling with it.

Since I have a laser printer I like to do my foiling with the toner ink.  I started by placing the Dotted Flower Stencil over my card panel and inking it up in jet black ink.  It doesn't matter what type of ink you use because you're just going to photocopy it in the laser printer.
I placed the inked panel in my scanner on top of the printer and I printed the image on card stock. Then I placed some rainbow decofoil from Therm-O-Web over the printed image and ran it through my Minc. The results are breathtaking and the reveal is just as good as the masking results.

All that was left to do was to cut the panel down and mat it on to black card stock. I added a Happy Birthday sentiment and my card was done! The Dotted Flower Stencil is going to be one of my favorite stencils, I can already tell!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today! For more inspiration please visit the other design team member's blogs to see what they have made using the new products as well!


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 04-03-2020. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 04-03-2020.

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Have a great day, I already am!
⚓️Lisa ⚓️


  1. Your shading on the anchor is wonderful. I just can't state how much I love the anchor tattoo!!

  2. The stencil foiling looks wonderful.