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Hey there! And welcome to the first day of the Lil’ Inker Designs October Blog Hop.

There are loads of new products to share this week, so here’s the scoop: all of the new products are now available in the shop, the blog hop starts on the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, and we’re giving away the entire release to one lucky visitor who comments on all of the stops on our hop. Sounds pretty good, right?

If you’re following along, Lisa Henke’s blog was the last stop.

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Maybe it’s something about living in a new house, but I’ve been craving minimalism lately. My life is the farthest thing from minimalist, but I still crave it. And that means it’s turning up in my cards instead. This card is all about the gorgeous Vintage Christmas Wreath stamp set. The main image is a beauty, and lends itself to watercoloring. I tried leaving it in plain, like a botanical engraving, but ended up using three different kinds of sparkle to add shine. There’s clear Jelly Roll pen, clear Wink of Stella, and Rock Candy Stickles highlighting the different elements. To go with the more minimalist look, I chose to stamp one of the smaller sandwich sentiments on it’s own with a lot of white space.

LID_Vintage Christmas Wreath Stamps     LID_Vintage Christmas Wreath Die

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Next up is a card featuring the Season’s Greetings stamp set. I just love these critters! The frame is large enough to stand alone on a card, but the heads are still small enough to hang out on a tag. I chose to use both on this card, highlighting one of my stamped dogs with color and a stamped and paper pieced frame.

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That’s everything for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more cards. Until then, head over to the Lil’ Inker Designs shop to check out the new release. And don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop on the hop for a chance to win our entire release!

37 thoughts on “Lil’ Inker Designs October Blog Hop: Day 1

  1. I love the simplicity in your first card. It’s very elegant! I would of never thought to do a holiday card like that, you think of basic red and green for Christmas, but I really like this idea a lot! Great job

  2. The Vintage Wreath card is stunning in its simplicity and would be so easy to mass produce. Now there’s a thought! And what a cute fellow on the 2nd card. A real cutie!

  3. Love the vintage wreath and the more CAS design you did with it. Elegant.
    And the Season’s Greetings set is awesome; love all those critters. Adorable card.

  4. Beautiful card designs. Love the silver around the edges of your first card. The puppy card is cute too.. Great coloring.

  5. Your first card is just beautiful. It looks really clean and simple, but there are an awful lot of thoughtful details tucked in there. It’s wonderful!

  6. Sarah, I love the simplicity of your first card, it really looks dramatic without colour. I like that. Your other card is so cute with the one dog highlighted in colour & framed where the others aren’t. Very creative!

  7. Awesome cards! The first one is so elegant with the lovely wreath design, and the pup is absolutely adorable for your second card!

  8. Oh my gosh, those dogs are adorable! Love the cute faces & great card design. The wreath done in sparkly pens is so pretty! The eye is drawn right to the perfect sentiment. I love both of these special cards!

  9. Your first card is so elegant! It looks beautiful! As someone who is 110% dog person, your second card is my favorite! I love how you repeated the new stamp before you colored one of the images!

  10. We’ve been living in our “new” house for two years and I’m still craving that. I totally get it, and also totally appreciate the simple beauty of your first card. And your second…adorable!!

  11. the first card is gorgeous. I love the minimalist
    look. I don’t like my coloring skills and this
    technique is great for me.
    The puppy is darling.
    thanks for sahring.

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