Hello and welcome to my first post for the June Lil’ Inker Designs new release blog hop. We’ll be showing off all of the new stamps and dies for the next three days, starting at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog where Laura has all of the details on the products, blog hop, and prizes. If you’re following along, Joy Taylor’s blog was the last stop.
Today I’m excited to share another labor of love, the Mirror, Mirror stamps and dies. It all started with an art print featuring the “Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all” sentiment, which led to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, countless hand drawn frames, empowering sentiments, and a WWII era design. All of the larger sentiments are designed to fit inside the mirror frame or look beautiful alongside the hand mirror.
For the first card, I smooshed two blue Distress Inks onto watercolor paper, then stamped my sentiment on top in the darker shade. Then I embossed the large frame stamp on the die cut using sparkling gold embossing powder and mounted it over the sentiment.
For the next card, I started with a brown die cut frame and mirror card stock. (That stuff is so smooth and shiny that it looks almost black in the photo, reflecting the relatively dark craft room outside my photo tent, when in reality it’s fully reflective.) I stamped the frame with Versamark Ink for a watermark effect that ends up looking a bit like a carved wood frame, and made me thinking of a gorgeous vintage mirror hanging over fun, modern wallpaper. So I “wallpapered” with the little cactuses and succulents from our So Prickly Paper, added my mirror, and topped with with a Hello Gorgeous embossed in white on bright pink card stock.
I have long been a fan of mirrored specialty paper for die cuts, so I’m pleased to share that we’re selling small packs of card-sized pieces in the shop. And even more pleased to tell you that you can get a free pack through June 12th when you purchase Mirror, Mirror and the coordinating dies. All you have to do is add the mirror paper, stamps, and dies to your cart and enter the code MIRRORMIRROR at checkout.
Finally, a card featuring the sweet little hand mirror. For this card, I cut the hand mirror from vintage gold glitter card stock and filled it with more of the mirrored paper. The same glitter card stock is also peeking out from below the new Fringe Scalloped Border Builders die cut. I finished the card with a sentiment and the die cut and stamped bow from Mirror, Mirror.
And that’s it for today! I’ll be back tomorrow with more projects and awesome new products. Until then, keep following the blog hop to Lisa Henke’s blog for even more inspiration. And don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the three $15 gift certificates we’re giving away at the end of the hop.