Sunday, January 7, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January 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!  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 card uses the awesome Love Is Love Stamps and Quilted Stitched XOXO Die


The idea for this card came to me while driving my middle son to gymnastics!  Don't you love when inspiration strikes in the strangest of places?  I pulled up behind an SUV and on the back window was the American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "I love you" created with plain straight lines and a heart in the palm.  Besides feeling super happy that someone has so much love in them that they would drive around with such an awesome window sticker, it totally inspired me to see if I could create an equally unique take on the ASL sign.  So, I dug through my stamps to find the perfect heart and I found it in the Love You More Stamp set.  It was curved just right to look like a palm.  So, I stamped it in the center of my card stock using some red ink.  Next, I needed some fingers.  I looked and looked and finally decided to dissect my Unstoppable Stamps to create a thumb and four fingers.  It turned out just right!  Next, I needed a sentiment and the new Love Is Love Stamps was just the right fit.  I stamped and embossed the solid "LOVE" with white across my hand and then followed that up with the outline "LOVE" embossed in black.  Then, I added the rest of the sentiment embossed in black also.  I debated adding "in every language" to the sentiment but figured it was busy enough.  Now, what to do with this image?  I decided to layer it on a card front I created using the new Quilted Stitched XOXO Die with both red and black layers.  I love the fun and subtle pattern because it would detract from my main image which I cut out using a Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Squares which I added just a small border of black to make it pop against the red.  Here's another peek:


I was having so much fun with the Love Is Love Stamps that I decided to use it again but this time paired with the Love Is Love Dies.


My last card took so much thinking and planning that I decided to go simple with this next card.  I love pink and black together so I decided to go with that for this card.  I cut the Love Is Love Dies from a pink card stock and stamped the remainder of my sentiment using the Love Is Love Stamps. I decided to add a trail of hearts to the bottom before layering the pink on a black card base and adding the center of the "o" back to the card.  I finished it all off with a simple black heart from the Love Is Love Dies in the "v".  Talk about simple!  Here's a closer look:


Don't want to forget about our giveaway!


You'll want to leave comments along the way because Laura is giving away the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE to a lucky commenter during the new release hop.  The winner could be you.  I hope you are enjoying our 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 and you can get all the goodies I used today.  Here's what I used:

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-is-love-stamps/#_a_clarsonhttps://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-is-love-die/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/quilted-stitched-xoxo-die/#_a_clarsonhttps://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/love-you-more-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/unstoppable-stamps/#_a_clarsonhttps://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/quilted-stitched-xoxo-die/#_a_clarson

60 comments:

  1. Pretty cards! Love your creative ASL card! Awesome stamps and dies in this release!

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  2. Great release! Love your beautiful creations!

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  3. What an amazing idea and concept for your first card! I love when inspiration strikes like that!!! I also enjoy your more simple, second card. It's lovely in the colors your chose. Thank you, Chrissy!!!
    Laura

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  4. Love these cards today. Super special!

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  5. Beautiful layers and I really love the cover panel die.

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  6. Brilliant idea on the ASL. Love that card. [Bunny]

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  7. oh these are awesome!!!! love the look of the second!

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  8. Love your clean & classy designs! Fab!

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  9. What great clean designs. These are also great ideas for masculine valentines. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  10. Inspiration equals creativity!! Such beautiful cards!

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  11. love the CAS designs of these cards - very nice ideas :)

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  12. Awesome creation, that last card of yours is a winner, I love love love it!

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  13. Wow! That is an awesome card! Very creative ! I also love the simplicity of the pink and black. Very well done!

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  14. Both cards are great. Clever design on the first one.

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  15. Love the simplicity of both cards! Really like the background for the first card - will be incorporating that in my own!

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  16. Great cards, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Just love these cards. They are my absolute favourite cards! I am less stamps and more die kind of style. And these cards are just WOW! I really like the background plate die and the love die in these cards.

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  18. Beautiful cards. So sleek and modern!

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  19. Great cards, the second one is my favorite:-)

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  20. Look at you go, Chrissy! OH I do love the way your brain works, and love where your inspiration came from, too!
    Both lovely, my friend!
    =]

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  21. Both cards are really lovely Chrissy. Love where you got your inspiration for the first one. Crazy how that happens isn't it?

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  22. Both of your cards are great. But the second one, with that peach pink smooth color is awesome !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  23. Both of your LOVE cards are amazing. But my fauvorite is second ;)

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  25. I love the simple and very classic look of the pink & black card.

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  26. What a great combo Peach and Black.....Gorgeous!!!

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  27. Beautiful cards. Love that red/black classy combination. Thanks for sharing

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  28. You used my fav part of the release, the XOXO plate! Love it!!💕

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  29. Love that XOXO plate!~ Great cards! I'm new to Lil Inker stamps! Can't wait to take a look around because I sure like what I see here. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Fabulous cards! I really love the 2nd CAS card and the
    beautiful color combo.

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  31. Love that pink/black card, CAS Gorgeousness!

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  32. A-MA-ZING cards! Love your pink and black card is wonderful!!

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  33. I Love to see inspiration come to life! your ASL card is very cool. I'm going to copy your pink card in another color for grandsons' (teens) valentines.

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  34. Really pretty cards! LOVE the pink and black one... And I'm also in love with the
    XOXO Quilted die!!!

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  35. Love those brush stroke above the heart! I must have Xoxo die! Pink card is clean and beautiful!

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  36. Wow! Wonderful cards... so imaginative!

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  37. Wonderful creations! Love the CAS style!

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  38. I don't know why or how my previous comment was removed! Strange lol. Anyway letz try again. I love both the cards and the use of ASL in card 1 is genius. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful talent xxx

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    1. Hope this doesn't get removed lol. Xx

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  39. Both cards are really gorgeous. I really admire your thought process in the first card. It looks really gorgeous. And love the simplicity and beautiful color combo of the second.

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  40. Cool cards. Too funny how you found the inspiration for your first one. I really love the simplicity of your second card. Classy!

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  41. What a creative idea to incorporate sign language symbols on the first card. The second card is so elegant! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  42. I just love your clean style! Your first card is so inspired and ingenious!

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  43. Absolutely love the pink & black!!!

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  44. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the Looks of the New Release and your AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Week!! =)

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  45. Love the release and the cards. Especially the blush love!

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  46. Love your designs, so glad I found this blog :)

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  47. The peach and black card is simply stated but has elegance in its simplicity.

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  48. Wow beautiful cards! Love that stitched background!

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  49. These are fun and elegant simultaneously!

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  50. Great cards! Love the elegant simplicity!

    Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

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  51. Love how simple the dies make creating cards!

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  52. Great cards. I love all the heart stamps/dies. Great new products. So pretty.

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