Welcome back! I’ve saved something special for the last day of the Lil’ Inker Designs November blog hop. The design team is sharing all kinds of projects made with the newest release and giving you a chance to win gift certificates to the Lil’ Inker Designs shop so you can get your hot little hands on these goodies. Just leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop and you’ll be entered. Laura kicked things off on the LID blog, and if you’re following along, Karen Baker was the last stop.
I made a trio of photo cards for today’s hop using a few new goodies and a some old favorites.
I created an oval photo mat with patterned paper and our new stitched oval dies to hold a sweet snapshot of my kids from this summer. I set the whole thing onto a pre-made card base (the bases from Memory Box are a life-saver during the holidays, and all year round) and topped it with a stamped flag and die cut bells. I like the touch of gold glitter with the more rustic birch bark patterned paper.
It was a rainy day in California, so all of these photos were taken under artificial light. And I totally forgot to change my white balance, so the colors aren’t as nice or consistent as I’d like. But the photo I used on this card is a different story: it’s a gorgeous outtake from last year’s holiday card shoot with rich color. It looks so fantastic after being die cut with a stitched rectangle die. I thought it could handle a lot of color and shimmer too, so I layered the leaf pattern cover up die over glitter paper to create a base. A little band of patterned paper and a flag stamped with a sentiment from Instant Camera: Christmas finish it off.
And in there’s a little LID product cameo in the photo: the mini bow dies makes adorable hair clips, especially in felt. If only my little one would leave them in for more than 5 minutes…
The last card was definitely the easiest of the three, but also the messiest. I can never wait for my mists to dry and end up with smudgy fingers. I used the leaf pattern cover up die cut as a mask and sprayed my card base with olive green and gold mists. It’s a subtle, shimmering base perfect for a family photo taken in Redwoods National Park. I layered an Instant Camera die cut over our photo, stamped it with one of the coordinating sentiments, and added it to the base with a little foam tape. A few extra misted leaves became a dove embellishment, which I just love.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects I’ve shared along with the rest of the team. The always fabulous Suzanne is the next stop on the hop. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the inspiration to be entered in our drawing. And spread the word that we’re looking for a few fun stampers to join our team.