Sunday, April 30, 2017

May Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release


Today's a super fun Lil' Inker Designs mini release and we have some amazing guests joining us for this fun hop and I can hardly wait to go check out everyone's creations.  I've been lucky enough to spend time with most of the ladies crafty in the most amazing craft house ever.  What a joy it always is to see each and everyone of them and steal just a bit of there mojo...but don't tell them what I'm up to.  Ha ha ha!  You should be stopping here after visiting the amazing Lori Craig.  If you get lost along the way, you can see the full list of participants by visiting the Lil' Inker Blog.

I went a little wild for a mini release and created a few too many cards.  I just couldn't help myself.  I'll start with the new You Will Never Regret Being Kind stamp since you may have seen a glimpse of this card in the banner.


Shockingly, I started my card with the image stamped using You Will Never Regret Being Kind and not by picking patterned paper!  I loved the bold black image but wanted to add color in a different way so I broke out my standby, the Really Rosemaling Stamp Set.  I stamped various images from the set if bright colors around my sentiment.  After that, I set about deciding how I was going to create a card front.  I thought about just leaving it on white but my love of pattern got the better of me.  I paired the green striped paper with a black and orange (the later two were cut using Dual Stitched Rectangles to give it that awesome stitched edge.  Here's a closer look:


Next I created two cards using Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today but I'll share one with you today and save the other for tomorrow! 


This card was a labor of love!  I started by stamping the Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today in Versamark on navy paper.  Then I added my turquoise embossing powder and used a paint brush to brush way the areas that I wanted a color other than turquoise.  I heat that layer and then added white and brushed off what would then be orange.  It took awhile to complete and my first attempt went into the trash by I'm really happy with how it all turned out in the end.  I cut my finished embossed paper with Silly Stitched Squares Dies and added it to a polka-dot card front with some foam tape.  Here's a closer look:


Finally, I made this card using the Stitched Cloud Cover Up and the Angel Pets Stamps and Dies.


I love the Stitched Cloud Cover Up.  I swear it is just perfect!  I know you are going to love it too.  I added this amazing background to this awesome ombre paper before layering my various clouds cut using the Border Builders Die Set.  I added a sun using the Sunshine Die behind the clouds before adding this sweet kitty that I stamped with Angel Pets Stamps and cut with the Angel Pets Dies.  I stamped a sentiment from Angel Pets Stamps at the bottom and added a little sparkle to this angel's wings.  Here's a closer look:


I have another card using this combo also and I'll share it tomorrow as well.  I hope you can handle the wait!  I know one way to make the wait easier!  Continue on the hop with Jill Hawkins!  You won't want to miss what she comes up with.  She's a hoot.  Don't forget to be commenting because Laura is giving away products from this mini release to 3 lucky winners!  You can read more about it on the Lil' Inker Blog.  It could totally be you!  Have fun hoping and here's what I used today:

 

43 comments:

  1. What gorgeous cards. Great newrelease

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  2. Chrissy, your projects are amazing!!!! I especially love the addition of the Rosemaling stamps to the green card. WOW!!! I would never have thought of that. Brilliant!!
    Thank you so much for these wonderful projects.
    Laura

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  3. LOVE your cards and use of color! Really eye-catching!!

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  4. Oh Chissy, these are awesome cards! The Stitched Cloud Cover Up is ONE BEAUTIFUL die! I love how you used it here, what a sweet card.

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards!!!!! What great stamps

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  6. Beautiful cards for all of the wonderful release pieces! I love the sympathy card with its clouds and the background colors on the other two cards. Lovely work!

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  7. All three of your cards are so pretty. Love the kitty in heaven card:)

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  8. Fun designs for your cards...like them.

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  9. Beautiful cards love the angel pets they are precious

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  10. Love the big font on the first two cards and the great design on the sympathy card.

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  11. Amazing cards. I really like the combination of colors on the "Be the reason someone smiles today" card.

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  12. Your cards are really inspiring! I love your brilliant ideas!

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  13. I just LOVE your cards today especially the ones with the sentiments! I am still trying to understand exactly how you did all the multi-embossing! Can you tell I've never attempted this technique before? :)

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  14. Wonderful cards Chrissy!!! I love the color combos you used paired with patterned paper ❤️

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  15. I love your color combos! Great bright, bold colors.

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  16. Beautiful projects. I love your use of color. TFS

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  17. I am in love with your cards. Love the way you framed the gorgeous sentiments with patterned paper. And happy to be hopping along with you!

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  18. Love your cards. Great colors and papers.

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  19. Wonderful variety of cards you created!

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  20. I love your multicoloured embossed navy card! It's absolutely stunning looking! Fabulous work!

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  21. All three of your cards are terrific, this new release is great!

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  22. Lovely cards; love the adorable kitty in heaven.

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  23. your kindness cards are spectacular, Chrissy ... but that Angel Pet set, and your darling card, has stolen my heart!
    =]

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  24. Love your colorful take on the large sentiment stamps. So fresh and friendly! Hope to see you next time at the Whatever Craft House!

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  25. All of your cards are wonderful! Love the ones with the sentiments! They really pop, and the fonts are just gorgeous!

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  26. I love those big sentiment stamps. Loving your cards.

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  27. Pretty color combos on your cards with the sentiments, and a sweet angel kitty card!

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  28. Beautiful! Love the angel kitty!

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  29. I love your "be the reason ..." card with the different heat embossing colors. I can imagine that it was difficult at first. Have to try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Amazing! When I saw the first card I was so impressed at how you added the colorful stamps around the statement and then layering it, then I saw the next blue and orange card and loved it just as much! I didn't think it could get any better when I scrolled and saw your wonderful pets card! It looks fantastic layered over that stitch cloud background and with the border layers!

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  31. Great cards, your angel kitty card is the sweetest!

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  32. These cards are all SO sweet! Especially the angel cat - I love that set!!

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  33. Wowzers, Chrissy! All 3 of these are fantastic! I love how you decorated around the sentiment with the flowers and leaves on your first card! And the technique on the second card is so amazing!!! The results are definitely worth the effort you put into that!!! And then your super sweet angel pet card----oh my---so adorable!

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  34. though it's a sad card, the little kitty
    card is darling. I had someone send
    me a card when Bear died and I treasure
    it as a memorial to Bear.
    thanks for sharing.

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  35. You certainly have a way with paper, ink, and stamps! These are fabulous!! I'm in love with each one...TFS!

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  36. Wow! Your cards are stunning! Love the 4x4 stamps!

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  37. How fun to see these sentiment stamps combined with patterned paper, Chrissy! Eager to try heat embossing multiple colors on one sentiment. Your added flowers really pop! Love all three cards.

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  38. These are all lovely takes on the fab new stamps! I'm paw-over-heels in love with that kitty!

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  39. Love the mix of colors on the sentiments!

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  40. I love your cards and love the large sentiment stamps

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