Lilies and Otters? Yep!

I know, I know. It sounds like a weird combination, right? Don’t worry, I didn’t put them on the same card. But the new release from The Rabbit Hole Designs has so many cute stamps that I couldn’t wait to play with them all! I may have gotten a little carried away, but I had so much fun coloring and I had a lot of ideas for the different images, so I have seven cards to share with you today! (Since this post is part of the release party hop, and I have so many cards, I’m skipping the step-by-step instructions, but I took lots of pictures as I was creating and I’m happy to explain further if you have questions. Just put them in the comments below, or message me.)

First, let’s talk about the gorgeous new Lovely Lilies Stamps and Coordinating Dies, illustrated by the wildly talented Kelly Taylor. I always enjoy watching her videos and have learned so much about coloring from Kelly. When I heard she had illustrated a set of flowers, I knew I’d love them before I ever saw them. Not even slightly disappointed. Man, are they pretty, and so easy to color! We all know Kelly loves a bold black outline, so two of my cards feature black stamped images, colored with Copic and Olo markers. For the third card, I wanted to practice the no-line coloring techniques Karen Hightower taught me. I stamped that image with white ink on kraft cardstock and colored it with pencils. All three cards have white embossed sentiments and a few gems for sparkle. (Don’t forget to use your Embossing Powder Tool for perfect results!) I kept the backgrounds simple so the flowers could really pop. Here’s a closer look at each one (click to enlarge)…

I promised otters too, remember? Also in this release, you’ll see three new stamp sets and a stencil that can all be mixed and matched for great beach and ocean cards. They are so cute! Otterly Adore and Otter Play feature lots of fun otters, Sea-ing is Believing features whimsical underwater critters. The Making Waves Stencil has a different wave edge on each side, and lots of seaweed and kelp for scene building. For my cards, I colored all of the images with Copic and Olo markers and used both large and small blending brushes to ink blend the backgrounds. I brought in a cloud stencil and used the frames and sunburst dies from You’ve Been Framed for some, and I even created a simple box card and tucked in a drink umbrella for one. The shaker card features one of the new A2 Shaker Cover Sheets for a quick and easy interactive card. Which is your favorite?

Here’s a better look at the box card. It folds down to the size of a mini slimline card, so it fits into a #7 coin envelope.

I hope you love this release as much as I do! If you want to recreate any of these cards, here are the supplies you’ll need…

Supply List
Lovely Lilies Stamps and Coordinating Dies
Otterly Adore Stamps and Coordinating Dies
Otter Play Stamps and Coordinating Dies
Sea-ing is Believing Stamps and Coordinating Dies
Making Waves Stencil
Clouds in My Coffee Stencil
You’ve Been Framed Dies
Bitty Blending Brushes
Cottontail Blending Brushes
Embossing Powder Tool
A2 Shaker Cover Sheets

Alright, that was a lot of cards and this is a hop, so I won’t keep you any longer. Don’t forget to hop along each day for tons of inspiration, and make sure you comment on the Facebook and Instagram posts from The Rabbit Hole Designs for your chance to win! (See details below.)

Hop Along With Us

Day 2 (April 25)
The Rabbit Hole Designs
Amanda – you are here

Day 3 (April 26)
The Rabbit Hole Designs
Amanda – you are here

To celebrate the May 2023 release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two savings vouchers; one to a lucky Instagram follower and one to a lucky Facebook Fan Page follower. One winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the Instagram post, and the second from comments on the Facebook Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to Instagram and the Facebook Fan Page, and look for the giveaway posts. Comment by 11:59 pm PST on 04-27-2023 to enter. Winners will be contacted via DM for the Instagram winner and announced in the Facebook Fan Page for the Fan Page follower winner on 04-28-2023.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon with more fun cards to share. See you soon…

This site uses affiliate links whenever possible (at no additional cost to you), but only for products I actually use and love.

Leave a Reply