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May 2024 New Release Blog Hop: The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is NEW release day over at the Rabbit Hole Designs LLC, and we are celebrating with a New Release Blog Hop featuring the Mer-May Release. These cute little mermaids are so adorable in their different poses, I know you will want to collect all three sets. Let's jump into my project for the blog hop shall we.


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Mer-May Release:

The Mer-May Release from the Rabbit Hole Designs features three new mermaid themed stamp set along with their coordinating dies. The new sets are as followed; Salty Air 4 x 6 Stamp Set, Salty Air Dies, High Tide 4 x 6 Stamp Set, High Tide Dies, Fin-tastic 4x6 Stamp Set and the Fin-tastic Dies. All of the stamp sets were Illustrated exclusively by Agota Pop for The Rabbit Hole Designs; so you know they all are super cute and fun to color. For the Mer-May Release I worked with the High Tide 4 x 6 Stamp Set, and the High Tide Dies.


High Tide Card by Rick Adkins

For my card I stamped out the mermaid on sitting on the seashell from the High Tide 4 x 6 Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock; and colored her using my Ohuhu Brush Markers. I decided to color her with red hair and a green tail today, I guess I was feeling a little Airel from the Little Mermaid vide when I sat down to color her up.

High Tide Card by Rick Adkins Front View

For the background panel I used my You've Been Framed Dies (which are my favorite die set from the Rabbit Hole Designs) to cut a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock down for my card front before I did the ink blending. Once I had the card front cut out I then placed the "sun ray" die from You've Been Framed Dies where I wanted the sun to be raising (or setting from the horizon line) and ran it back through my die cutting machine. Once I had this part cut I then used some low tack tape and placed it right next to the last two cut lines the "sun ray" die made on my cardstock. I added the low tack tape above the lines first and ink blended the water with Distress Oxide Inks (you can see a full list of the inks I used in the Materials Used section at the bottom of this post) and created a gradient of teals and blues. I let that ink dry and then replaced the low tack tape below the horizon line and ink blended my sky. By the way I did all my ink blending with my CottonTail Blending Brushes. I like to have a set of these fabulous blending brushes on hand for both my dye inks and a set for oxide inks.


High Tide Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Next I flicked on some Perfect Pearls in gold and white mixed with a little bit of water onto the background panel to add to the magical feel of the card. I placed the card front onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock that I had ink blended a little Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks around the edges so that it would match my card before I attached the card front. I then added my little mermaid sitting on her shell with some foam tape to the center of the card front, along with adding a sentiment I stamped with my Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and cut out with one of the banner dies from the You've Been Framed Dies Set. I then placed the card base on a standard A2 card base cut from Neenah Solar White Ultra Thick Cardstock.


High Tide Card by Rick Adkins Inside view

On the inside of my card I added the lighthouse and some additional rocks that I stamped and colored from the High Tide 4 x 6 Stamp Set for a little extra interest. There is still plenty of room with the stamped and die cut images to write a personal message.


High Tide Card by Rick Adkins Side View

To finish off my card I added a few of the Clear Sparkle Enamel Dots just sprinkled around the mermaid and added a little Stardust Stickles to her as well. I mainly added the Stardust Stickles to the pearls on her neckless and around the seashell and a little bit to the stars in her hair.


(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


High Tide Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

GIVEAWAYS:

To celebrate the May 2024 release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two savings vouchers; one to a lucky Instagram follower from all comments left on The Rabbit Hole Designs Instagram account release post and one to a commenter on the HOP Blog Posts from all of the Brand Ambassadors Blogs. So make sure to head on over to Instagram to look for the giveaway post. You must comment by 11:59 pm PST 05-09-2024 to be eligible to win.

Winners will be contacted via DM for the Instagram winner and announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog Day 1 Release post on 05-10-24


Blog Hop Line Up:

Below you will find the blog hop line up. When visiting the blogs look for the May 2024 Blog Hop New Release Post. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog post or Instagram account for a chance to win one of the giveaways (listed above).


Lauren (Pervious on the Hop)

Rick (You Are Here)

Tracy (Next on the Hop)

Deana IG ONLY


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














Rick Adkins


13 comentarios


bakatrein
09 may

The background on this card is stunning! The mermaid is beautiful!

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Invitado
08 may

Wow Rick! You have so many cool techniques and elements to your card. I like how bright and happy the colors are. It just makes me smile. I love how you put the lighthouse inside. It's like the recipient is getting 2 cards in 1. I can't wait to see what you make next. Bo Gilmore tinagilmore86@gmail.com

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16 may
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Thanks Tina

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Invitado
07 may

Love the colors and design! Beautiful card with this pretty mermaid!

-Denise Bryant

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Thank you Denise

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Invitado
06 may

I LOVE the colors and darling mermaid! Gorgeous card!!!

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Invitado
06 may

Beautiful coloring.....makes for a beautiful scene.

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