It’s the last day of the Lil’ Inker Designs new release and I still have a bunch of things to show you. If you haven’t already, visit the Lil’ Inker Designs blog to get all of the details on the new stamps and dies, the blog hop, and how you could win a Lil’ Inker Designs gift certificate or the entire October release. If you’re following the hop, Jen Carter was your last stop, and I bet you left her a comment, because that’s how you get a chance to win LID goodies!
Yesterday, my projects all used very traditional color schemes and motifs, but today I’m mixing it up! First up, an easy card made with the new Ornamental Christmas stamps, and Ornamental Christmas Tags dies. I just picked a huge, rich rainbow of colors, die cut a bunch of tree tags, and stamped one of each. It was almost like making swatches! Then I added a few rhinestones, mounted my favorites on a plain card base, and embellished with washi tape and even more rhinestones. This might be the most bling I’ve ever used on a card!
And now a shaker card! I used the new Merry & Bright Holiday Greeting die to cut a window in a white card front, then laid it over a white card base and lightly traced the inside corners. That gave me a guide to use when cutting a matching window in the card base. I used a square die, which is a little larger than the slightly rectangular Merry & Bright die, but still close enough to keep all the shaker filler from hiding outside the window.
Then it was just a matter of making the shaker and attaching everything to the base. I used the We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse Tool to make a pocket just larger than the square window, stuffed it full of cute holographic holiday light chunky glitter, little gold stars, and chunky iridescent hexagon glitter, and sealed it up. A little narrow ScorTape attached those slippery photo sleeve edges, and foam tape between the card stock layers holds it all together. I really like the Fuse pockets for shakers because they’re thin enough to keep all of the filler from falling to the bottom and clumping up.
Finally, a project made with the new Make A Santa die and stamp set. I know it was originally intended to work with our Triangle Treat Holder, but it is so cute that I had to find a way to get it onto a card! And the day I played with it, there just happened to be a small leftover ornament from the Oh My Ornaments die set laying on my craft table near Santa’s beard. And it fit! So I cut another from vellum and used it as a base for my Santa. I used the mouth stamp as eyes, stamped a tiny nose, and added a little pink Copic marker for cheeks. Then I layered him up, mounted him on a long stitched panel, and stamped a sentiment in pink and red.
That’s it for me for this release, but I’m already putting these stamps and dies to use on new projects that I’ll be sharing in the next few weeks. The hop isn’t quite over, so head on over to Chrissy Larsen’s blog or pop into the Lil’ Inker Designs shop to load up your cart.