Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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 Caly'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!

First up, I created this card using the amazingly inspiring One Love Stamp Set and One Love Die Set.


I was having some trouble with my embossing powders sticking to images I stamped with dye inks even after letting them dry and I wanted to test different inks and dry times to see what was going on.  I chose to play with the One Love Stamp Set because in my mind, I wanted to emboss one of the sentiment in the middle of the continents for whatever card I was going to create with it.  I ended up testing my inks and when it was all said and done, I sort of loved the look of this image with the embossing bits still stuck to the image.  It reminded me of markers showing where cities were on a map and it made me feel like it was showing all the people of the world choosing love.  The image just really resonated with me and was the springboard for this card.  I cut my image out using the One Love Die Set.  I created a the card base for this card by repeatedly stamping the "Love Unites Us" sentiment on an angle and then adding a bit of black paper to finish it off.  I didn't want to over complicate things so I simply added my heart with some foam tape.  Here's a closer look:


My final card for this release is made for a very special grad, my niece Abby.  I used the Grad Class 2018 set to create this fun card for her.


I love the Grad Class Stamps that were previously released and I'm thrilled with this new addition to it.  I also think it is awesome that you can get both sets for the price of the original.  It's awesome!  For this card, I wanted to make it girly but still hip and fun, pretty much everything my niece is besides smart, funny, and just plain amazing!  I wanted to frame my sentiment from Grad Class 2018 so, I chose to use an older set, Mirror Mirror Stamps, to create a frame our of the mirror.  I stamped the mirror in black and cut it out with the Mirror Mirror Die Set.  It looked awesome framing my senitment but I didn't like all the white space I had created so I cut the white card front away leaving just the frame and sentiment.  Next, I found the perfect piece of patterned paper and added my frame to is.  I wanted to add some flowers to my frame and while I was flipping through my stamps, I just couldn't resist the images from the Encouraging Words Stamps.  The flowers were perfect!  So, I colored them in and instead of blending, I just colored them all a solid color with my copics.  To add a little dimension, I used my colorless blender to add some light spots here and there.  I cut these out with the Encouraging Words Dies and added them to my card.  Bright, happy, and ready for my niece!  Here's another peek:

 
Thanks so much for checking out my creations and don't 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/one-love-stamps/#_a_clarson      https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/one-love-die-set/#_a_clarson

https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/grad-class-2018-supplement/#_a_clarson      https://www.lilinkerdesigns.com/encouraging-words-dies/#_a_clarson 

37 comments:

  1. I just love the One Love set. Your card using it is wonderful, I love how you created the background!

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  2. Wonderful cards! One Love stampset is amazing!!

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  3. Both cards are just gorgeous but I really love the look of the Choose Love card. Really cool use of the set.

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  4. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing such wonderful projects.

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  5. I really like your Choose Love card... Great message and great design!

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  6. Fantastic cards! Love the beautiful designs ♥

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  7. WOW Chrissy, your embossing "issues" turned out beautifully (I should be so lucky! LOL) A beautiful card. Your card for your niece is awesome, I love the design and the colours and I am sure she will also. Well done on both!

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  8. Love how you did that first card; very creative! And the grad card is gorgeous! TFS!

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  9. Your graduation card is awesome, love all your creations today!

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  10. Your cards are beautifully done!

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  11. Wonderful cards! Love the black and white base with the repeated love unites stamp.

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  12. Such pretty cards. I really like the sentiments in the One Love set. Black and white on both cards really set off the colors you chose.

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  13. Love the design and colors of your projects. The 1st card is very eyec catching. TFS

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  14. Beautiful cards! Love the stamps and dies in this release! One Love is a favorite!

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  15. Wonderful cards! Such a great new release! X

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  16. Love your cards especially the One Love card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Great cards thank you for sharing.

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  18. Great cards. I like how your embossing turned out on the first one.

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  19. Delightful colours on your lovely cards.

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  20. Sometimes the greatest results come from the unplanned...love the marbling effect the extra embossing flecks give the one love globe- glad you went with it! I adore the bright choices for the Grad card- such a sunny way to send off a new grad!

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  21. Your aqua really stands out nicely against the black and white. What a cool card.

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  22. Chrissy, your One Love card is super cool & the grad card is perfect! LOVE them both!

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  23. Love your cards Chrissy! They both have a wonderfully bold and graphic feel. We always seem to fight that stray embossing powder, but keeping it in the design is awesome!

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  24. Wow! Gorgeous cards. Love the new release!

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  25. Beautiful cards!!! Design and colors are so lovely!!!

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  26. Very pretty cards! Love the design and choice of colors.-Maria Giselle B.

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  27. Love the heart. It does look a little
    rough and that is a good thing.
    The diagonal cut of the background
    is great. thanks for sharing
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  28. Fantastic cards! Your first card is such a great design!

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  29. Wow, such striking cards with the black backgrounds. I love the design on the first card with the vertical lines and your second card is beautiful with the bright flowers. Great new products!

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  30. Beautiful card with the bright flowers and the black background

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  31. Love your cards today. Always a pleasure to see black incorporated into cards.

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  32. You’ve made such a great variety of card designs !
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  33. absolutely love how you used the sentiment for the background! That card is a show-stopper!

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  34. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!

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