Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LID:: April Release Day 1


Woohoo! It's Day One of the Lil' Inker Designs April Release. As usual, we have a fabulous hop for you. You should have arrived from Jen's Blog!


My first project features three of the new releases! I first created a wonderfully clean and simple textured background using the Quilted Stitched Pattern Die from white cardstock. I then die cut an orange panel from a previously released product, On the Diagonal Die, and stamped a custom greeting from the new set, Quick Notes. I then created an arrangement of brightly colored and absolutely fun flowers from the new Frames & Flowers Die Set!


This next card features the new die, Fold Out Star Die, in an unconventional way. First, I stamped an embossed a row of stars from the Quick Notes Set onto blue cardstock and then stamped my custom greeting, also from the Quick Notes Set. I then die cut twice-once from patterned paper and once from solid cardstock and trimmed the row of stars to fit my clean and simple card. This die is super cute to create a folded and shaped greeting, but I wanted to showcase another way to use it too!


Your next stop is Kristen! Don't forget to comment along the hops, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

33 comments:

Lynn said...

I love your cards Karen. The first one is fabulous with the cover plate and beautiful pops of color and the second is oh so fun!

Kelly said...

love the slant of the first card and the subtle embossed background of the second. CUTE!

Connie G said...

Love the stiched background die and I especially love the frames and flowers. I adore your beautiful choice of color in that project!

Jill Norwood said...

Wonderful projects!!! Love your cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great cards! I love that background die and those flowers!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow, both of these are so colorful and pretty! What you did with the die cut stars is particularly striking!

Heather Sudduth said...

Great cards!

Donna Cala said...

Wonderful! I love the first card with the angled sentiment that spans the length of the diagonal. Just the right amount of texture in the background and flower embellies.

Houses Built of Cards said...

Oh - pretty! LOVE those flowers - and that background pattern die is amazing on a clean white card!

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Muhriel said...

Such pretty cards, they really look great, even though they may have been made in not too much time!
Regards, Britta

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the diagonal sentiment on the first one.

marylouh said...

The white card is plain and simple but very pretty. The slash of brown across the front really pops the sentiment. The flowers add just enough color. The star card is bright and cheerful. thanks for sharing.

Joni said...

Love the stars.

Brenda Lee said...

Awesome cards! I love how you've shown the versatility of the star fold out die.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely projects! I really like the embossing on the star card!

Lisa said...

Cute card Karen, I love the big polka dot stars!!

Marlene said...

Cute cards! I really like the leaf die in the scallop frame set.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so super cute, I love them!

lisa808 said...

Love the background and bright flowers. I just received my diagonal die today and can't wait to play with it.

Caroline Counsell said...

Fab card. Love the colours.

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the stitched background die. :)

Lindsey said...

Your 1st card has to be one if my very favorites from the whole hop, and I love that you used the star die on a card...it's different than anything I've seen yet.

Lisa H. said...

soooo beautiful!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Love the pop of color against the white background.

Heather Thompson said...

I love seeing stars!! very awesome die cut!

PJ said...

Great cards! Love all that white space and flowers!

Laura Pryor said...

Aaaccck!!!!! Love love love your white card. it is STUNNING!!!!!! ANd I love that you've shown that the Star Fold Out can be used on a card front too!!!! WOW!!!!!

Amy C. said...

I'm really loving the die-cut flowers! They are so versatile!

Gayle said...

The Fold Out Star card is crazy cute! The embossed background is a little hard to see, but it does add a sparkle that gives the card a "starry" feel. Great cards. Thank you.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love both cards! Love those backgrounds, TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love those flowers and leaves! And the fold out star!

Deepti said...

Amazing cards Karen!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

OMG this card is so cute - love those bright funky flowers!