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. Hopefully, you checked out all of Jessica's amazing creations before hopping here. If not of it you get lost along the hop you can always find your spot by going to the Lil' Inker Blog. For now, I'm ready to show off some more fun stuff!
First up, I made this elegant thank you card using Reap A Harvest Stamps and Reap A Harvest Dies.
I started by stamping and die cutting all of the amazing fall foliage in the Reap A Harvest Stamp Set. These are some AMAZING stamps. Just look at those acorns!!! The Reap A Harvest Dies cut like a dream and are so easy to position. Love it! Next, it was time to color. I started to go with your typical fall colors but then, I watched an episode of Peg + Cat with my littlest and the whole thing had a Japanese ink painting style background. It was awesome looking with the monotone coloring and varying dark and light splotches. I knew I wanted to do something similar but black seemed too harsh for such lovely images. So, I went with blue and I LOVE how it turned out. I added some gold touches here and there on the tips of some leaves and then got to figuring out the rest of the card. I decided to keep with the monotone and picked a blue base and some blue striped paper to be my background for the focal images. Next, I added a strip of vellum stamped with a sentiment from Reap A Harvest Stamp Set. To be perfectly honest, my way of getting to this sentiment look was a bit of a mess. I stamped first with a navy ink pad and heat set it. When I layered that with the striped paper, it got lost. So, I decided to see if I could steady my hands and offset some gold embossing. Thank goodness it worked out! I still thought it needed something to really ground the sentiment so I added a strip of gold tape that you use on your fingernails. It was just the right thickness and gave me just the look I was going for. With my sentiment in place, I arranged my flora all about. Here's a closer look (you can see the blue in the sentiment well here):
I went a little crazy with the pattern on this card but I just couldn't choose one paper from the Super Kids Paper Pack. They are all so cute it was too hard to choose so I picked a few that I liked together. Them I added some stitching using the Silly Stitched Die around the edges of my chevron card base. Next I cut some cute layers with the Wonky Rectangles Die Set. I layered these shapes up, hung them off the card front, and then cut off the overage. Next, I stamped out images from the Super Kids Stamp Set and cut them with the Super Kids Die Set. I colored my images to coordinate with the papers and layered them with some banners stamped with sentiment from Super Kids. A little enamel heart finished it all off. Here's a closer look:
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!!!