Hello and happy new year!
I’m glad to have you back for another Lil’ Inker Designs new release blog hop. This week the team will be sharing projects made with brand spankin’ new stamps and dies from Lil’ Inker. If you would like to follow the hop, you’ll want to start at the Lil’ Inker blog where Laura has all of the details on the new release, the hop, and some fabulous prizes. As usual, leave a comment on any (and all!) of this month’s blog hop posts and you’ll be entered to win a gift certificate to get your hands on some of these goodies.
If you’re following the hop, Maureen’s blog was the last stop. And you’re probably here for the eye candy, not my sparkling wit and lengthy introductions, so let’s keep moving.
This card was made with the sexy Smooches stamp set and the newest addition to our Stitched Mats line, Side-Stitched Rectangles. Stitching details have caught on in a big way over the last year, making our old Lil’ Inker dies even more cutting edge. And since we’re always looking for something fresh, I was excited to see a new style of stitching make it’s way into our catalog. The new slanted stitches add so much texture to an otherwise clean and simple card. And what’s not to love about gorgeous lip prints and a brush script font?
I stamped the largest lips on the second smallest rectangle die cut using neon pink ink, then embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. Two layers of embossing helps smooth out any imperfections and makes it look even more like metal. FYI: heat seems to leach the neon out of Hero Arts’ neon pink ink! I had to stamp the lips again to boost the color before mounting the panel on this fun pink and gold patterned paper and a neon pink card base.
More of those fantastic Side-Stitched Rectangles! I went the opposite direction with this sweet card, layering four different patterned papers, striped washi tape, two mats, a sentiment flag, and thread. Plus three colors of card stock. It might be a new record. And it definitely isn’t clean and simple. But it makes a fun, casual home for the adorable peas and carrots image from the Perfect Pairs stamp set.
I stamped the image with Nautical Blue Memento ink and dusted off my Copic markers to bring the veggies to life. And since there’s never enough light at this time of year, I thought it needed a reflective element like glitter, gloss, or metal. So I spiced things up with a bit of gold: a hint of washi tape behind the sentiment flag and a few highlights on the characters with a Wink of Stella pen. (Don’t ask about the quilting thread, it was on my desk with a hand-sewing project and I included it on a whim. I would have preferred gold twine, but I couldn’t find it in the post-holiday-upheaval-slash-stalled-furniture-change that’s going on in the craft room.)
And that’s it for today, folks! I hope you’re loving this new release as much as I am and commenting along the hop for a chance to get your hands on some. If you just can’t wait on a contest, you can get everything now at the Lil’ Inker Designs store. See you tomorrow with even more goodies.
Hot Lips Card
Stamps: Smooches by Lil’ Inker Designs; Paper: white card stock, neon pink card stock by Recollections, Neon 6×6 pad by American Crafts for Target; Ink: Hero Arts Neon Pink, Versamark; Other: Side-Stitched Rectangles dies by Lil’ Inker Designs, Gold Metallic Zing! Embossing Powder by American Crafts.
Like Peas ‘n’ Carrots Card
Stamps: Perfect Pairs by Lil’ Inker Designs; Paper: white card stock, Made From Scratch 6×6 pad by Echo Park Paper; Ink: Nautical Blue Memento, Versamark; Other: Side-Stitched Rectangles and Flags & Tags dies by Lil’ Inker Designs, thread, gold stripe washi tape, white detail embossing powder, Wink of Stella Gold, Copic markers.