Lil’ Inker Designs May Mini Release


Today I’m sharing a couple projects as part of the Lil’ Inker Designs Mini Release blog hop. We have a bunch of special guests, so make sure you check out the post on the Lil’ Inker Designs blog for all of the details and the full list of participants. If you’re following the hop, you should’ve arrived here from Jennifer Kinney’s blog. We’re giving away one of everything we’re releasing today, so be sure to leave comments along the hop!


First is a light and simple sympathy card made with Angel Pets and the Stitched Clouds Cover Up die. I stamped the sweet pup from the Angel Pets stamp set, then colored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a watercolor brush loaded with Ranger’s Perfect Pearls mist instead of water. Using the coordinating Angel Pets die cuts, I cut a set of wings from lightweight vellum and added a little shimmer to the edges, and used foam tape for extra dimension. I embossed my card base with the new Stitched Clouds Cover Up die, then brushed Perfect Pearls mist over each cloud. To finish the card, I stamped one of the beautifully phrased sentiments in grey ink on pale gray card stock, then mounted it near the bottom of the card.

LID_Angel Pets Stamps    LID_Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds


LID_You Will Never Regret Being Kind StampsNext, I got super inky with ink smooshing and emboss resist to show off the You Will Never Regret Being Kind stamp. These big 4×4-inch stamps will fill most of a card front, with just enough room to show off beautiful techniques. After embossing my sentiment in pearlized embossing powder, I used rich blue, purple, and black Distress inks with water to cover my card front. Then I did it again, using less water and no black ink to get more intense color over the deep shadows from the first smoosh. After a heat set, I flicked it with water and a few shimmering mists, then picked up the drops and reactivated color with a paper towel. I edged my card base with gold striped washi tape and trimmed a sliver off the card front for an extra gold accent.


I hope you’re enjoying all of the inspiration on today’s hop. I’ll be back soon with my next project. Until then, the next stop on the hop is Cheryl Knutti’s blog. Happy stamping!


  • Cheryl Knutti

    May 1, 2017

    Hi Sarah, your cards are fantastic! I especially love the dark background. Perfect!

  • Susie Sonnier

    May 1, 2017

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!! What a great stamp set

  • Sharon O

    May 1, 2017

    Lovely card! Really like the look of the background for this wonderful sentiment!

  • Teresa Doyle

    May 1, 2017

    Such awesome cards Sarah, A fantastic job on both of them and YES, I am VERY inspired! TFS!

  • Laura Pryor

    May 1, 2017

    So cute, Sarah. I especially love your purple galactic background! It’s right out of the sky – I swear!
    Thanks so much for these projects and for your hard work!
    Lots of love,

  • Dee Earnshaw

    May 1, 2017

    These card are so creative. Love the sweet doggy card with the shadowed wings:)

  • Elaine Weberg

    May 1, 2017

    I love this release and you made some very nice cards.

  • Michele K. Henderson

    May 1, 2017

    Gorgeous! I loe that dark blue background!

  • Amy Kolling

    May 1, 2017

    That dark sky background for the sentiment is just AMAZING! I have yet to achieve a sky look with Distress Inks that looks ANYTHING as amazing as this!

  • Amy Vitriani

    May 1, 2017

    Fantastic cards Sarah!! I love your second card with the beautiful sky background ❤️

  • Teresa Godines

    May 1, 2017

    Your pup is so sweet. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects.

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    May 1, 2017

    Fabulous cards. Love the dark backgrounds.

  • Sue LD

    May 1, 2017

    I like the cloud background and vellum wings on the dog card and the fabulous background on the second card.

  • Becca Yahrling

    May 1, 2017

    Love the sweet puppy card. And the sentiment stamps are my favorite. So awesome – awesome background!!

  • Colleen Howell

    May 1, 2017

    Love the vellum wings on the dog and the second cards purple background is gorgeous

  • Jennifer Kinney

    May 1, 2017

    Wow! The background looks amazing!

  • BunnyD

    May 1, 2017

    What a great idea using the vellum for the wings on the puppy. The depth of colour on your sentiment card is gorgeous! Great design on both your cards.

  • Andrea Shell

    May 1, 2017

    Fabulous cards! I love the vellum wings on the dog, and the background on the second one is stunning!

  • Tracy A

    May 1, 2017

    Great cards. Nice idea using vellum for the wings on the pet card. The background on the large sentiment card is awesome.

  • Denise Bryant

    May 1, 2017

    Sweet card with that darling pup and clouds background, and I love your chalkboard look with the big sentiment stamp!

  • Kirsty Vittetoe

    May 2, 2017

    Awwww.. the first one is so cute and I love the background color work of the second one!

  • Janet Ingraham

    May 2, 2017

    Sweet and touching poochie angel card. Also love background for sentiment stamp

  • Samantha Houp

    May 2, 2017

    Cute cards! I just love the galaxy background! I really need to try it! Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your talents in this hop!

  • Lizzie

    May 2, 2017

    Great background with the sentiment!

  • Ann Barnes

    May 2, 2017

    The vellum wings are so perfect for your angel pet and the sentiment card is OUT OF THIS WORLD amazing!

  • Janet D.

    May 2, 2017

    Wonderful card designs!

  • Amante del Papel

    May 2, 2017

    your cards are stunning!!!

  • Mary Holshouser

    May 2, 2017

    The first card is sad but sweet.
    The second is so colorful.
    Love the purples.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Dianne

    May 2, 2017

    Love the purple background on the being kind card. And the 3-D vellum wings on the angel dog are the perfect touch!!

  • lindsay w

    May 2, 2017

    Love the pearl look! Awesome cards!

  • Arianna Barbara

    May 3, 2017

    Wow! Your cards are simply adorable!!!

  • Ree Donnelly

    May 3, 2017

    Sarah, These cards are spectacular!!! LOVE those vellum angel wings! I so love your work… <3

  • Kathy Mc

    May 3, 2017

    Sarah, your Angel Pet card with clouds is adorable, especially with the Perfect Pearls. However, your nighttime sky background is perfection with that 4×4 sentiment. Love it!

  • Chrissy L

    May 4, 2017

    Gorgeous as always, Sarah! I love how clean and simple the puppy card is and that background on the other…WOW!

  • Vivian Foo

    May 4, 2017

    Great technique!

  • D.Ann C

    May 4, 2017

    What a cool background for that bold stamp! I’m loving the cloud background too!

  • Lisa Petrella

    May 4, 2017

    Fantastic creations!!! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

  • Lisascreativeniche

    May 5, 2017

    How beautiful! I love the deep blue background!

  • Diane Zalusky

    May 6, 2017

    Love the galaxy look.

  • Mary-Anne V

    May 7, 2017

    Wonderful cards. Love the vellum wings.

  • jan metcalf

    June 18, 2017

    Your cards are awesome, the gentle dog wings for sympathy and your bright kind card!

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