I am over-the-moon excited to share with you these three cards featuring The Rabbit Hole Designs caffeinated critters stamps and sentiments.
This past Monday, April 29, was a new release day for them! They added 5 new stamps to their collection – 3 new critters and 2 sentiment sets. So obviously, I needed to order some of these hilarious, coffee deprived critters. And I did just that. Then, I (im)patiently waited until Thursday when the mail came with my new toys. By then I knew exactly what I wanted to try with each of them first.
Let’s start off with this too-funny bee desperately in need of some honey-infused coffee. I knew two things: I wanted to stencil the background and I wanted to make it a shaker card.
So, I started by using mustard seed distress ink and some Honey Bee Stamps layered hexagon stencils to make this cool hive background. Then I copic colored my bee using the following colors: T5, T7, Y11, Y13, Y15, R24, R27, R29 and BG000. I fussy cut him out, then stamped and heat embossed this hilarious sentiment on a vellum strip.
Next, I began to build my shaker. Since I don’t have frame dies, I took two nested rectangles and just cut the smaller one out of the bigger one leaving me with a perfect frame! I attached the frame to a sheet of acetate and then used my anti-static powder bag on the inside and the distressed background. I added foam tape around the edge and filled it with some shaker bits that I had in clear, gold and black. Then I layered the backing onto the frame, sealing the shaker. Next, I added my bee and sentiment to the front and attached the entire thing to a card base. Voila! Honey-infused, caffeinated fun to mail to a friend!
On to this amazing shark! For this card I knew that I wanted to try using the molecular compound stamp as a background and what better way than to make it the sunshine in the sky.
I stamped and colored my sleep deprived shark with copic markers using the following colors: C1 is a base for the entire shark, B32, B34, B37, YG05, YG07 and YG09. I fussy cut him out as well and then began die cutting some waves using the Lawn Fawn stitched wave borders. I also used the speech bubble die from Lawn fawn and stamped the sentiment on that. Then I layered it all together, hiding my shark in the waves like he’s just bobbing there waiting for a refill.
Once, I adhered my panel to my card base I thought it was missing something. With an Aha! moment, I grabbed some kraft cardstock and used a Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border, stamped the hashtag on it from the shark stamp set and glued it to the bottom for an ocean floor. I think it rounded out the card perfectly. Because, let’s be real…this shark is #jawsome!
Finally, I moved on to the T-Rex. Honestly, he’s my favorite! I have a serious thing for dinosaurs.
I started this card by stamping my cup rings and splatters on the kraft cardstock background. Then I colored my T-Rex with the following copic colors: YG93, YG95, YG61, YG63, YG67, E00, V12, V15 and V17 and fussy cut him out. I added a floor with some patterned paper and adhered it to the card base with the dino on top of it. Then I stamped my sentiments at the top left and this simple, funny card was done.
These cards were an absolute blast to make. The critters are so fun and expressive! I can’t wait to make more funny cards with these guys and all of the great sayings.
Check out The Rabbit Hole Designs. To celebrate their new release they have deals going on until May 10. Go ahead, treat yourself!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!