Crafty, Stamping

Lil’ Inker Designs April Blog Hop: Day 2

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17626515_10209263898770444_5820514963227889528_nHappy Tuesday!

The Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop is still rolling along and I’m sharing projects made with the new release. But before I tell you about them, I need to tell you that today’s hop starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog. If you’re following the hop, Lisa Henke’s blog was your last stop. We’re also doing a giant giveaway: one lucky visitor who comments on all of the blog hop posts this week by April 9 will win the entire new release.

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Allow me to introduce you to Wreath of Roses, an amazing new stamp set and coordinating dies. I started out trying to make a card that involved next to no coloring to show the versatility of this stamp set. Something with just a few dabs of extra ink with a water brush. And then I remembered how much I love the way water reacts with Distress Chipped Sapphire and accidentally painted the entire thing. I call that a happy accident, because this wreath stamp is a beauty no matter what you do with it. The sentiments are gorgeous too, but I had to stash mine inside because I added watercolor stripes to the front of my card.

LID_Wreath of Roses Stamps    LID_Wreath of Roses Dies

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Next up are the absolutely adorable owls from Hootie Patootie. I watercolored them with Zig Clean Color markers during The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge and then die cut them later. These coordinating dies make it easy to work in batches. They line up perfectly with the images for a great cut every time. I started with a pattered paper card front cut with the gorgeous new Stitched Quatrefoil Die. Then I layered floral patterned paper and a vellum stitched circle die cut. I perched my little owls on the XOXO Valentine’s Word Tags Die, and layered a heat embossed sentiment from the stamp set over it. I finished with a few glittery Nuvo Drops. (I started with nearly clear Nuvo Drops, but the air was so dry that they kept their peaks instead of self leveling. I had to scrape them off and coax a darker color into leveling with a few thumps to the card. Has anyone run into this or is it just me?)

LID_Hootie Patootie Stamps    LID_Hootie Patootie Dies    LID_Cover Up Die Stitched Quatrefoil

That’s everything for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more cards. Until then, head over to Stephanie Gold’s blog to see the amazing things she has done with these new goodies. And don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop for a chance to win our entire release!

Sarah Jay  <– YOU ARE HERE

58 Comments

  • Melissa Saunders-Loder

    April 4, 2017

    WOW! Your navy and white Wreath of Roses card is stunning!
    Thanks for sharing such amazing inspiration with us all. =)

  • Francine

    April 4, 2017

    Love that blue on blue oh but there are the owls again I adore those owls. Great cards. Thanks for sharing

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    April 4, 2017

    Love your beautiful blue card. Great owl card design.

  • Marcela I. Alvarez

    April 4, 2017

    I love the design of the first card, but the owls are extremely cute and they bought me :) great job!

  • FamilyDreamLab

    April 4, 2017

    Great cards. Thanks for inspiration.

  • Becca Yahrling

    April 4, 2017

    Beautiful cards! I really love the wreath of roses all in blue; how pretty!
    And I love how you colored the owls so prettily.

  • Sharon Taylor

    April 4, 2017

    Your owl card is just so darn cute … Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

  • Lesley

    April 4, 2017

    Happy accident indeed! Love the watercoloured look!!’

  • Teresa Doyle

    April 4, 2017

    Absolutely WONDERFUL cards Sarah!!

  • kelli

    April 4, 2017

    the blue is gorgeous!

  • Dee Earnshaw

    April 4, 2017

    Love your cards. the cover up die on your sweet owl card creates a beautiful backdrop:)

  • Nicki Wong

    April 4, 2017

    I haven’t done a tone on tone card. It is on my “to do” list after seeing your wonderful creation.

  • Natalie Godfrey

    April 4, 2017

    Awesome cards! Love the colors and the design.

  • Debbie

    April 4, 2017

    Again – your skill in coloring really comes through with the blue-on-blue wreath. Just amazing.

  • Sharon Salerno

    April 4, 2017

    Awesome cards! Love this release and can’t wait to get some.

  • Arianna Barbara

    April 4, 2017

    Beautiful and sweet cards!!! Love them!!!

  • Sarah Greber

    April 4, 2017

    I think both of your cards are awesome. I’m really drawn to the owl card. I love the color blend on the quatrefoil background. And the owls are just SO sweet. I run into the same issue with my Nuvo drops. I thought it was just me. I need to figure that out because everyone is using them and they look so good! I think yours look good:)

  • Mary Holshouser

    April 4, 2017

    Love the blues – my favorite color.
    The owl couple are so sweet.
    Have a great background.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Liz McAllister

    April 4, 2017

    Love the wedgewood look of the blue & white card…. pinning it!

  • Shelly

    April 4, 2017

    Two sweet and gorgeous cards!

  • Meghan Peterson

    April 4, 2017

    Amazing cards!! Beautiful design on that owl card but that monochromatic blue card is just stunning!! Love how you colored that wreath with the watercolor stripes for the background. Thanks so much for all these wonderful ideas for the release!

  • JuliaP

    April 4, 2017

    Really love your wreath card, great way to showcase that stamp.

  • Lisa A creations

    April 4, 2017

    Cute owl set! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kristie Goulet

    April 4, 2017

    Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

  • christi

    April 4, 2017

    the blue card is just so eye catching!

  • Nance Salkeld

    April 4, 2017

    Got to love those “happy accidents”! I love that watercolored wreath and background, very summery and nautical! That quatrefoil die is really growing on me! Great cards!

  • preeti d. (aka preety)

    April 4, 2017

    beautiful cards :) love the cute lil owls and how you’ve used my favourite from this release, the wreath of roses, so so pretty! thanks for sharing
    cheers
    preeti

  • Denise Bryant

    April 4, 2017

    Fabulous cards! I love the wreath on the striped background! And the fun stripes for the background… great colors too! And the owls are absolutely adorable! Love the textured background!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    April 4, 2017

    Oh beautiful, I just can’t take my eyes off that first one, brilliant work!

  • Dana W

    April 4, 2017

    Love the monochromatic wreath card!! And the owls are so darn cute!!

  • Amanda Sheldon

    April 4, 2017

    I love the monochromatic look!

  • Sue LD

    April 4, 2017

    Beautiful wreath card in Chipped Sapphire and the owl card is adorable.

  • Brandi R

    April 4, 2017

    Oooo Oooo! That blue is stunning!! The owls…be still my heart. Love both of these ♥

  • Tommie R.

    April 4, 2017

    Your blue monochromatic card is so lovely!

  • Janet D.

    April 4, 2017

    Your blue wreath cards is amazing! Wow!

  • Janet Ingraham

    April 4, 2017

    Fabulous. Love what I call cobalt blue and your layout of the owls – wonderful.

  • Karen P

    April 4, 2017

    Your cards are the best ever. Love the beautiful colors.

  • Pam Dunbar

    April 4, 2017

    Great monochromatic card! It’s nice to see different ideas. I love the owls, they are too adorable. Your coloring on them is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Ree Donnelly

    April 4, 2017

    Sarah,
    I just LOVE these cards! The blue tone-on-tone made me gasp!! Honest! Gorgeous.
    And the Owl card was spot-on, just adorable!
    Great release… :o)

  • FeM

    April 4, 2017

    Your cards are awesome. The owl is so cute.

  • croppinmama

    April 4, 2017

    Love the monochromatic look and use of watercoloring on your first card. And the cute owls are adorable next to the ‘xoxo’ die cut.

  • Nandini Karmarkar

    April 5, 2017

    Love the monochromatic look of the first. And the second card is really, really cute.

  • Tanja Souter

    April 5, 2017

    Lovely cards,the first one reminds me of Dutch Delft Blue pottery.

  • Connie G

    April 5, 2017

    The little owls are my favorite of this release – oh AND that gorgeous cover up die!

  • Elise Smith

    April 5, 2017

    I somehow missed your cards yesterday on the hop. I’m glad I caught that because your owl card might be my favorite from the whole hop. I just love owls!! And your card is so sweet and colorful :)

  • Von Marie

    April 5, 2017

    Oh I love your wreath card so much, purple is my favorite color!!! The owls are so sweet, darling card!!

  • Elia Rogers

    April 5, 2017

    Love the 1st. The blue and white stripping is a great acc3nt.

  • Jennifer T

    April 5, 2017

    Love that blue on blue – really beautiful!

  • Patt H.

    April 6, 2017

    The owl card is so sweet! Love the sentiment! The blue & white stripes on the wreath card are awesome & I really like how the monocramatic colors look on the incredible wreath stamp!

  • Amy C.

    April 6, 2017

    Very cool tonal design and those owls are beyond adorable!

  • Joella Whitley

    April 7, 2017

    Oh. My. Goodness!! Blue is my color, and your Wreath of Roses card is amazing!! Love the stripes, too. Beautiful designs with the new release products!!

  • Ann

    April 7, 2017

    Love your cards. That little owl is so cute and I seem to be falling for him more each time I see him. Beautiful cover plate too.

  • Jessica Pascarella

    April 7, 2017

    Stunning blue card! Amazing work!

  • Patricia M

    April 8, 2017

    Really love those owls!

  • Judie Attard

    April 8, 2017

    The monochrome card is AMAZING!!!! Beautiful creations!!!

  • Peggysue

    April 8, 2017

    Love the delft look and adore those owls. Going to wait to see if I win (HA!) and then order them.

  • SusanME

    April 9, 2017

    Love the owls, but that wreath,

  • Alexandra Madison

    April 9, 2017

    Wonderful card designs! I think of Dutch tiles when looking at your blue floral card. The owl card is really sweet.

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