Sunday, April 22, 2018

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!  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 our new design team member Caly's blog and if not, you won't want to miss her amazing creations!  We are super excited to have her with us!  So make sure you didn't miss anyone and start at the Lil' Inker Blog.  Now for the fun!

My first card uses probably one of my favorite stamp sets EVER, Brushed Plaid Stamps.  Oh my, I love every thing about this set and I will be using it a ton.  You won't want to miss out on it.  My card also features the equally cool Best Mom Stamps, and Best Mom Dies.


I started by stamping this amazing plaid background image from Brushed Plaid Stamps in a stark black on a white card base.  In case you didn't know, I'm a sucker for black and white and I love how black makes colors pop.  This is a great way to add a punch of black when I would usually have to track down the lone remaining black and white patterned paper in my stash (they are always the first to go).  I was super happy with how awesome the plaid looked on an angle and it almost looked like I layered paper to make this happen.  Next, I got to work on my florals.  I couldn't wait to play with that amazing large flower in the Best Mom Stamps.  I think it is so awesome that the same stamp can be used for petals and then flipped for leaves...brilliant!  I cut out my large flower with the Best Mom Dies and got to work stamping the petals in a bright coral.  Next, I stamped and cut my leaves in two shades of green and another flower from Best Mom Stamps in a mustard.  I couldn't decide exactly what to do with the center of my large flower but those dots got the better of me.  I added a bit of glossy accents to them for some shine.  Once I had all my flowers arranged and placed with adhesive and foam tape, I embossed a sentiment from Best Mom Stamps in gold on vellum and then cut it like a little tab to attach beneath the large flower but the sort of flap there only being attached at one point. I really liked this little bit of added dimension.  I added some little filler stamps and enamel dots and the card was done.  Here's a closer look:


My next card uses some other pieces of the Brushed Plaid Stamps and the new Hello Word Die Set.


I really love all the brushed elements in the Brushed Plaid Stamps and I wanted to create a very clean card with the stripes.  So, I stamped them in a bold black with the "How are you?" sentiment beneath. Next, I cut the Hello Word Die Set from some fun paper that faded from one color to another multiple times to make it thick like chipboard when I glues all the cuts together.  I love that it added dimension but now enough to make it hard to mail.  I can't wait to play with the Hello Word Die Set more.  Especially with the framing layer.  It's going to be a blast!  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/brushed-plaid-stamps/#_a_clarson      https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/best-mom-stamps/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/best-mom-die-set/#_a_clarson      https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/hello-word-die-set/#_a_clarson

41 comments:

  1. Love the painted look on the card, beautiful colours!

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  2. Both cards are beautiful Chrissy but I LOVE the Brushed Plaid background on your card. WOWZERS, it looks fabulous!

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  3. As soon as I saw the brushed plaid, it went right onto my wish list. I love how you show it used a little differently by being offset a little. And the flowers really pop off the black. Love the 2nd card and how perfectly CAS it is.

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  4. That Brushed Plaid stamp set is must have. Love how you created both simple and clean card and elegant and beautiful card with just one stamp set. Very versatile, love them both.

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  5. Oh! Love those florals! Beautiful color palette.

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  6. Wow! I love the stunning effect you created with the flowers over the plaid background!

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  7. Chrissy, I absolutely LOVE your cards! The black & white plaid is divine & I love the use of the simple stripes from same set. I can see I need that stamp set in my arsenal!!

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  8. GORGEOUS plaid card Chrissy! I already had that set on my shopping list but just that one card would have made me want the stamp! TFS!

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  10. Fabulous cards! I love the second card using the stripes from the brushed plaid - such a great design!

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  11. Beautiful cards! I am always drawn to black and white with pops of color, love these!

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  12. Wonderful cards! Love the graphic black backgrounds, lets your focal images really pop.

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  13. Beautiful cards. Love the Brushed Plaid background in black, really made your colorful flowers stand out. And using part of the plaid to make the stripes on the other card was inspiring!

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  14. Love the black backgrounds.
    The plaid really makes the
    flowers pop. The striping
    on the second card is just
    enough to set off the sentiment.
    thanks for sharing
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  15. The black plaid on the offset is awesome, and really does make the colors pop. Way to showcase the clever large flower stamp and dies- I love that one petal can be used to stamp them all- gives great flexibility with colors of petals...and it's great as a leaf! Finally, I'm digging the use of just the extra stripes from the plaid background to get a totally different look. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Love your cards. The black & graphic design of the background stamp really makes everything pop! This is a great release!

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  17. I love the pop of color against the black elements on both cards! Great work! What a wonderful release! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Designs!! Especially the BOLD Plaid Background mixed with the Florals!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  19. Awesome cards! LOVE that plaid background along with the beautiful flowers!

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  20. Love that bold black brushed plaid background on your first card!!

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  21. Gorgeous cards! Love the bold flowers and the plaid background x

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  22. What a great way to use the plaid set!

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  23. Wow! Your cards are really gorgeous!!!

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  24. Great cards today! There are so many cool things in this release!

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  25. Great cards. Love the plaid behind the flowers.

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  26. Your plaid card might be one of my favorites from you ever!!! The idea of the layout of the stamp is simply brill! And the bold color choices for the flowers just make this whole thing pop!! AMAZING!!! Your hello card is fun and cleverly uses the strip stamps in that set. Good thinking!!!
    Thank you so much,
    Laura

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  27. I love the touch of color in your cards, looks super elegant!!!

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  28. Fab cards. The Brushed Plaid is a sure winner. Even though the background is bold, the bright florals really take centre stage.

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  29. Great cards, love how you used the Brushed Plaid stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. I was hoping someone would use the Brushed Plaid set, I loved it when I first saw it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Gorgeous cards. I like the background that the brushed plaid creates.

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  32. Fun cards! Love the flowers on the first. The second...fabulously simple design....love it ♥

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  33. Thanks for sharing such lovely cards. This is such a fun release.

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  34. Wow, I love the card with the black plaid and that bold flower! The plaid stamp is on my wish list!!

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  35. These are two lovely cards !
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