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.


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


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 thoughts on “Lil’ Inker Designs April Blog Hop: Day 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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:)

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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)

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

  17. 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 :)

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

  19. 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!

  20. 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!!

  21. 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.

  22. 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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