Sunday, February 19, 2017

LID:: February 2017 Release:: Day 1



Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs February 2017Release Showcase...full of innovative, fun and beautiful items! Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies perfect for spring and really, every day! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jessica's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)


One of the adorable, hip bunnies from Bunny Buddies is the star of my show on my first card. I stamped, embossed and watercolored the hip guy, and die cut him out. 


He was mounted onto a panel cut from one of the fun designs from the Tribal Chic Paper Pad and Dual Dotted Rectangle Dies. I masked the balloon and stamped just the bunny onto some speckled white cardstock before mounting the focal panel. I finished the card with a die cut word from the new Celebrate Word Die.


This next fun card features some really cool, new products too! I created the background with an innovative die called the Color Blocking Die. This die essentilly divides your card panel into three pieces with the nice die edge. You can use it to get three cardstock panels, or a nice color angle element, just to name a couple! It takes the guess work out of angled measurements and leaves the nice, crisp and even die cut line. Here I used it in conjunction with three bright cardstock panels, two of which were stamped with images from the Cat Treats Stamp Set. One panel was bordered with a black sentiment die cut from the Happy Birthday Border Die


I then stamped and die cut one of the cute kitties from Cat Treats Stamp Set and corresponding Cat Treats Die Set, coloring a few elements with boldly with markers. That finished up the card!

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today:





It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Lisa Henke's Blog as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Design Store now as all the NEW FEBRUARY 2017 RELEASE products are already up at the store!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! Laura, the amazing owner, has decided to up the ante and graciously giveaway the ENTIRE release to one lucky commenter! (Details are in the image).

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Off the Page Blooms


Winnie & Walter has a fabulous series of challenges for their Third Birthday Bash. My first card was created with Keren's Off the Page Challenge. I stamped and fussy cut six flowers from Addie's Garden onto various shades of red cardstock, inked the edges and added white highlights with a gel pen to the center. They were adhered to a white cardstock base with hand-drawn stems-the top red, hot pink and fuchsia blooms all hang over the edge of the cardstock. A sentiment from Simon Says Stamps and a few black Nuvo Drops finish off the card.


There are a few more challenges that I will be participating in, so please stay tuned for more creations!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Friend



The excitement continues on Wednesdays as I am once again guest designing for My Favorite Things for their Card Challenges. This week offers up a fun sketch.


I started by stamping the Denim Background Stamp in a rainbow of colors and dic-utting the new Friend Dienamic five times. I added two cute birdies from Friends Furever along with a matching sentiment. Love how this turned out!


What an exciting opportunity to be a guest designer for My Favorite Things for their Card Challenges, I hope you will be able to join along and showcase your amazing projects! I would be tickled pink if you wanted to follow my blog, like my facebook page (link on the right) or instagram feed!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Marbled


How was your weekend? I had a delightful one, one where I taught my boys a bit about cleaning and cooking...here's to hoping they remember what I've taught and can help more in the future.


I'm playing along with the intriguing challenge over at Winnie & Walter's Gossip Column with Taheerah Atchia No. 6: Marbling. I attempted a marbling technique by filling a cake pan with 1/2" inch of clean water and then sprinkling a mix of blue and purple hued Color Bursts. I laid some watercolor paper on top and let the colors mix.


I then cut the marbled paper into a container pot shape onto a white card base that was sprinkled with blue ink and added some succulent based flowers from Winnie & Walter's Addie's Garden Stamp Set

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Space Explorer


The excitement continues for me for my second week of guest designing for My Favorite Things for their Card Challenges. This week offers up a fun sketch.


I used the extra cute, brand new Space Explorer Stamp Set and dies to help me recreate the sketch. I started with a custom sky galaxy background, and die cut a channel with the Circle Spinner Channels to let the little astronaut spin around in space. I finished with a sentiment mixed from Space Explorer and Hog Heaven. So here's some pictures of the little guy spinning around.



What an exciting opportunity to be a guest designer for My Favorite Things for their Card Challenges, I hope you will be able to join along and showcase your amazing projects! I would be tickled pink if you wanted to follow my blog, like my facebook page (link on the right) or instagram feed!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Stag


Masculine cards are the bane of the card-making world, do you agree?
There was a fabulous inspiration picture over at the Cupcake Inspirations Blog (Challenge 392) for featuring antlers and plaid, and I interpreted the items into a masculine card.



I started with a speckled vanilla card base and inked some forest green ink onto the upper half and added some splatters. I then arranged a series of patterned paper banners on the bottom portion, stamped a fantastic masculine based sentiment from Lil' Inker Designs Clean Lines: For the Guys and die cut a stag from Newton's Nook Splendid Stags Die (twice in black cardstock, and the top layer in woodgrain.) I finished with some black Nuvo Drops.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hello, Friend


One single email can boost your confidence tenfold, and that happened when I was asked to guest design for My Favorite Things for their Card Challenges. I love participating in these challenges, so this was just up my alley!

I used Snuggle Bunnies and Happy Hedgehogs to help me out with this week's sketch, Sketch 318. The critters were stamped and colored with zigs, die cut and then rested onto a stump and log. The three green leaves represent the dots in the sketch. I created my own patterned paper strip by repeatedly stamping a leaf image from Happy Hedgehogs.


What an exciting opportunity to be a guest designer for My Favorite Things for their Card Challenges, I hope you will be able to join along and showcase your amazing projects! I would be tickled pink if you wanted to follow my blog, like my facebook page (link on the right) or instagram feed!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Little One


Nothing like a last minute entry for Reverse Confetti's January 2017 Sketch For You To Try!



A wonderful lady in our office recently had a baby, so as the resident card maker, I created this one for everyone to sign. The giraffe was stamped lightly and colored with colored pencils, in an attempt at no line coloring. A bit of inked background, patterned paper, burlap string and Nuvo Drops finished off the card. I used a mix of stamps from Reverse Confetti's Lift Me Up, Toucan of Friendship, and Bear Hugs


Monday, January 23, 2017

New Year Blooms


Always fun to try new color combos when crafting, and the January 2017 Altenew Inspiration Challenge fit the bill with the mustard, brown and vanilla tones.

 


I stamped a series of blooms from Beautiful Day, along with some foliage in brown ink onto kraft cardstock. They were colored with Prismacolors and then I splattered white paint across the panel. I finished with a greeting from the Tulip Stamp Set.


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Peony Birthday


For my birthday, I was gifted some of beautiful The Ton stamps, and I was excited to play along in The Ton Challenge Blog: Celebrate.


I stamped some peonies from Loose Peonies onto white paper with black ink and fussy cut them out. They were adhered to a custom bokeh background made with distress inks, white pigment ink and Bokeh Burst-Round. The sentiment and die are from MFT, as I didn't have any celebration based sentiment stamps from The Ton.