It’s the last day of the Lil’ Inker Designs new release blog hop and I have three final projects to share with you. But before I do that, we have some business to talk about:
- The blog hop begins at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog where Laura has all of the details on the new products, the hop list, and blog hop prize rules,
- All of the new products are available to purchase in the Lil’ Inker Designs store.
- Leaving a comment on this post (or my other April hop posts) by April 26th puts you in the drawing for a sweet Lil’ Inker prize.
- The previous stop on the hop was Maureen of Mama Mo Stamps.
Now for a little Vintage Ink. Because I can’t stop making tattoo cards now that I have these stamps in hand. This one uses blush and navy again, but puts the tattoos in the background so the new Speech Bubbles 2 die cut and a fantastic sentiment from an old favorite, Snarky Sentiments, can take the spotlight. I trimmed one edge of the blush card front and used the single stitched line from Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles to give it a little flair before mounting it on a navy card base.
Next up is a simple card featuring the awesome Boxed Up Birthday Greeting die. Just patterned paper, a neon pink birthday die cut popped up with a little foam tape, and some Perky Posies die cuts in white, neon pink, and gold mirror card stock. This would be an awesome stash buster. Just grab a few neglected 6×6 paper pads, crank out a bunch of birthday greetings and assorted posies in your favorite card stock colors (or scraps), and bust out a few dozen birthday cards. Trade a few of the posies for die cut stars, party hats, or balloons and you’ve got yourself even more unisex birthday cards. I just love designs like this that make it easy to send a little handmade love.
When I was testing the new dies and building a die cut stash for new release projects, I glanced at a couple of the Petal Card die cuts laying askew on my desk and saw a flower. I stacked two of them together, added a stitched circle flower center, and mounted them on an aqua card base. It’s huge and so graphic that I can’t help but love it. And those plump petals are a great match for the sweet curls of the sentiments in Send Pretty Greetings. All it needs is a tiny ladybug. [Note: I drew one on bottom petal just after taking this photo and it was delightful. Just what the card needed to bring it to life. Unfortunately, my junior assistant stamper in charge of messes was delighted that he rubbed his inky little fingers all over it. So you’ll just have to imagine a little ladybug for now.]
That’s it for me, but there’s still more inspiration to be found along the hop. The next stop is the amazing Lea Lawson, but I hope you’ll be back here to visit and check out more cards soon.