Thursday, April 28, 2016

CTS #170

Good morning!  I'm super excited to share my card with you guys today.  I was a little worried when I started to work with the new sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I wasn't sure at first where I was going to go with it but then I started playing with the Tribal Chic Stamp Set and it came to me!


I started my card with a fun paper from Tribal Chic Paper Pack as my card base and then used a piece of watercolor paper to paint a splash of blue across the middle of my card.  Next, I used the Tribal Chic Stamp Set to create a tribal stripe over my watercoloring.  I used a small post it to mask off this stripe before stamping a vertical stripe with my Tribal Chic Stamp Set.  I stamped my sentiment from Nuts About You Stamps along the bottom of the horizontal stripe.  For a little extra interest, I added coordinating enamel dots to the center of my horizontal tribal design.

I'm super happy with this card and I can't wait to play with this design a little more!  I hope you enjoy our sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch and will play along with us this week!  See you over there.  Here's what I used for my card:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-paper-pack/#_a_clarson
 
https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-stamps/#_a_clarson
 
http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/nuts-about-you-stamps/#_a_clarson

Thursday, April 21, 2016

CTS #169!

Good morning!  Wow, my blog has been busy this week and today's no exception.  Today, I get to share my take on the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge with you guys.  I hope you'll enjoy it.  You absolutely must visit our challenge.  The design team outdid themselves with this sketch and our guest designer...wow!  So, make sure you head over to CAS(E) this Sketch.  Here's my take on the sketch.


Since I've been playing with loads of Lil' Inker Designs new release products for the last few weeks, it's no surprise that I jumped to them when I saw this sketch.  I started by adding some texture to my teal card stock with the new Cover Up Die: Tribal Chic.  I just love those arrows!  I used the Dual Stitched Triangle Dies to cut two triangles from the card base and filled them in with some patterned paper from Tribal Chic Paper Pack.  Next, I cut a large Triangle and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Happy Stamp and attached a happy die cut before popping it in the middle of my other triangles with some foam tape.  I added some puffy stickers and sequins to finish it off.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I'll see you over there.  Here's what I used today:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-tribal-chic/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-tribal-chic/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dual-stitched-triangle-dies/

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs April Release Day 3!


Well, it's the last day of our new release hop at Lil' Inker Designs and I'm super excited to show off these last couple products.  Hopefully, you started out at the the Lil' Inker Blog so you don't miss a stop on the hop and have come here from the amazing Joy's blog.  If you are feeling a little lost, make sure you hop back to the Lil' Inker Blog to get back on the trail of fun.  You can also check out the Lil' Inker Store where all of the new release goodies, and a whole lot more, are ready and waiting for you to put in your cart!

My first project is a glimmering birthday card created using Cover Up Die: Tribal Chic, the Tribal Chic Paper Pack, and Clean Lines: For the Guys Stamps.


This card started with the amazing Cover Up Die: Tribal Chic and a shiny piece of gold pearl card stock.  I love the impression of these amazing arrows.  Next I took a sheet of paper from the Tribal Chic Paper Pack and cut a portion of the design out to go across the card and add a little extra flair.  Next, I cut a piece of navy card stock with a Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles Die.  I stamped and embossed the birthday sentiment from Clean Lines: For the Guys Stamps in gold on the rectangle and popped it up with some foam tape.  Then added a glittery star and some enamel dots to finish it all off.  Here's a closer look:


My next card uses the amazing Dual Stitched Triangle Dies, Tribal Chic Paper Pack, and Clean Lines: For the Guys Stamps.
 

I had so much fun picking and choosing papers from the Tribal Chic Paper Pack to cut with the Dual Stitched Triangle Dies.  So many great patterns!  I just love them all.  I took all my triangles and arranged them in this fun design.  I finished it off with the birthday sentiment from Clean Lines: For the Guys Stamps.  Can you tell I like that sentiment?

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I hope you enjoyed out new release!  We love sharing these awesome products with you!  Be sure to keep hopping, here's the list:

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store! Here's what I used for my projects today:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/cover-up-die-tribal-chic/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-paper-pack/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-long-skinny-rectangles/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/clean-lines-for-the-guys-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/dual-stitched-triangle-dies/

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs April Release Day #2!


It's day two of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Hop and I get to share even more fun goodies with you today!  I'm sure you've already been eyeing all the awesome new items, lucky for you, you can get it all right now in the Lil' Inker Store.  You should have come here from the amazing Stephanie's blog.  Hopefully, you can still see after she blinded you with her awesomeness!  If you didn't, don't miss out on anything and make sure you start at the beginning of the hop by going to the Lil' Inker Blog.  For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!

First up, I made this simple card for Mother's Day using Vintage Flower Stamps, Vintage Flower Dies, Vintage Label Sentiment Stamps and the Vintage Label Die.


I really wanted to create a simple but elegant Mother's Day card using the amazing florals in the Vintage Flower Stamp Set.  So, I started by layering the flowers and embossing them in a nice strong black embossing powder.  I cut one using the Vintage Flower Dies to have as an extra pop on the card.  I colored my flowers in bold colors using copics.  I didn't mess with shading and stuff because I had such bold black lines.  Next, I stamped and cut my frame/sentiment using the Vintage Label Sentiment Stamp Set and the Vintage Label Die.  I went with a shiny gold embossing for my frame with a black sentiment and I added some gold enamel dots to anchor it.  I added my frame to the front and added my cut flower to the edge of the frame for some added dimension.  Here's a closer look:


Next up, I decided to go masculine with Tribal Chic Stamps, Clean Lines: For the Guys Stamps, and Clean Lines: For the Guys Dies.


I started this card with a stone card stock and layered the amazing shapes in the Tribal Chic Stamp Set step by step.  I love how these work all together or even separately to build so many fun designs.  To add a little extra fun, I stamped some wrenches from Clean Lines: For the Guys Stamps and popped some up that I cut with the Clean Lines: For the Guys Dies.  It was so fun to make them part of this tribal design.  To finish it off, I stamped a sentiment from Clean Lines: For the Guys and added some enamel diamonds.

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!

Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/vintage-flower-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/vintage-flower-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/vintage-label-sentiment-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/vintage-label-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/clean-lines-for-the-guys-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/clean-lines-for-the-guys-dies/#_a_clarson

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Lil' Inker Designs April Release Day #1


Hi, you guys!  It's day one of the Lil' Inker Designs New Release Blog Hop and I'm super excited to share all the new products with you and welcome the new members of our design team!  I think you are really going to enjoy this release and all the new inspiration from our team.  It's packed with fun, as always and, lucky for you, all the new products are available right now at the Lil' Inker Store!  We have an amazing blog hop for you today so, hopefully, you are coming from Amy's blog and if not, you won't want to miss her amazing creations or anyone's for that matter!  So make sure you didn't miss anyone and start at the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now for the fun!

My first project for today features the Fringed Scalloped Rectangles Dies, Kite Flying Stamps, and Kite Flying Dies.


I started this card by cutting a white piece of cardstock with our Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles and then cutting a frame inside using the new Fringed Scalloped Rectangles Dies.  Next, I created a scene using a cute paper from the Tribal Chic Paper Pack and a green hill made using Border Builders die set.  Some clouds from the Rainbows & Clouds Die Set were perfect to hold my sentiment from the adorable Kite Flying Stamps.  I just love these images!  The kite, the bunny, even that little bow!!  Perfection.  One thing to note, the design team was working with a sample version of these dies that left more space around the cute little stamped images.  The real thing will cut closer and not leave as much white space.  So, after stamping and cutting my images with the Kite Flying Dies, I popped them up in my frame with some foam tape and added a little glossy accents to really show off the kite and dress.  Here's a different angle so you can see just how awesome those scallops on the Fringed Scalloped Rectangles Dies look!


Next up, I thought what should I do with the other rectangle that I cut out when making my frame?  Well, how about a cute tag using Fringed Scalloped Rectangles DiesClean Lines For The Guys Stamp Set and a peak at a sentiment from Tribal Chic Stamps?


For this tag, I didn't pop the scallops of the Fringed Scalloped Rectangles Dies up just for a little more of a masculine look.  I love having the option!  Next I stamped the fuel gauge and most of the sentiment from the Clean Lines For The Guys Stamp Set except for the "Love Ya" which is from Tribal Chic Stamps.  I decided to stamp the Happy Birthday and the gauge indicator in red to make them pop.  I added a little black enamel dot to add a little extra fun to my fuel gauge and finished it all of with some twine.

I hope you enjoyed my creations and will join the rest of the team on the hop.  You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura gives out a $15 Lil' Inker Designs store credit to a lucky commenter each day of the hop.  It could be you.  I'm sure I'll see you on the hop and tomorrow for another fun day of release projects.  See you then!

Chrissy Larson <---Yup, that's me!!!
 
Don't forget you can check out the new release right now in the Lil' Inker Store and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/stitched-mats-rounded-rectangles/#_a_clarson 

http://rdesigns.com/fringed-scalloped-rectangl%E2%80%A6/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-paper-pack/#_a_clarson 

http://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/border-builders-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/rainbows-clouds-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/kite-flying-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/kite-flying-dies/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/tribal-chic-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/clean-lines-for-the-guys-stamps/#_a_clarson