The Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop is still rolling along and I’m sharing projects made with the new release. But before I tell you about them, I need to tell you that today’s hop starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog. If you’re following the hop, Lisa Henke’s blog was your last stop. We’re also doing a giant giveaway: one lucky visitor who comments on all of the blog hop posts this week by September 17th will win the entire new release. And we’re having a little 10% off sale on everything except the newest goodies to celebrate 5000 followers on Instagram.
First, a fun little card featuring the new Snarky Shadow Thanks stamp and die set. This set has some seriously funny sentiments that will make your thank you cards stand out. And the modern fonts mean it will coordinate with a lot of different image stamp sets. For this card, I used the Doodled Daisies stamps to create a patterned card base. And added a few little spiders from the new FaBooLous stamp set to tie in the hilariously true sentiment.
(We’re equal opportunity spider killers in this house. I leave most spiders alone, but I squashed a fat black widow in the garage just two days ago. My husband prefers insecticide that he can spray from a safe distance.)
Next, a bright, cheerful Halloween card featuring our new You’ve Been Booed stamp and die set. This card was so quick and easy, especially if you make a big batch of letters all at once. I covered my card base with patterned paper, then added a strip of colorful tape, and a Stitched Chevron Border die cut embossed with one of the sentiments from the set. Then I added my stamped and die cut letters with foam tape. Easy peasy.
Just a tip: if you don’t have the right color ink to match a patterned paper or embellishment, try layering inks using a stamp platform or positioner. I layered a cool lavender over neon purple to tone down the brightness and shift the hue to coordinate with my tape.
That’s everything for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more cards. Until then, head over to Lil’ Inker Designs shop to get your hands on these fun new stamps and dies. And don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop for a chance to win our entire release!
And welcome to the first day of the Lil’ Inker Designs September Blog Hop. My craft room is still in shambles after unpacking from our move to Colorado a few weeks ago, but I’ve managed to clear enough space to play with the new release.
There are loads of new goodies 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.
If you’re following along, Lisa Henke’s blog was the last stop.
I might be biased, but I think Lil’ Inker has some seriously amazing ghost dies and stamps. And the new Ghost Shaker die and FaBooLous stamps just make them even better. I used the sassy sentiments and accent stamps in FaBooLous to customize a piece of patterned paper. Then I colored and fussy cut a few candies from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set. I snipped apart my shaker die to cut just the large ghost from vellum and stamped it with those flirty eyelash stamps. Then I adhered a few of the candies behind the ghost and one in it’s transparent little hand to finish the card.
Next, I turned to a warmer palette for this thank you card featuring the Thankful Thoughts stamp set and coordinating dies. I started my card by impressing a brown card base with the new Stitched Harlequin cover up die. I added a stamped banner, and the Thankful Word die, cut from a deep orange. Next, I die cut and stamped dozens of the little bits and bobs of foliage that come in the set, then pushed them around on my card for half an hour before tossing most of them. This simple little arrangement was the one that spoke to me.
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 all of our awesome ghosts. If you happen to put any of the older ghosts in your cart, don’t forget that they’re eligible for the little sale we’re having to celebrate a big Instagram milestone. All of the details are on the LID blog. And don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop for a chance to win our entire release!
Welcome back to the final day of the Lil’ Inker Designs August Blog Hop. I have three projects to share today, so let’s get the formalities out of the way:
First up, a super simple take on the gorgeous new Modern Mandala stamp set and coordinating dies. I stamped a few of each mandala, then cut and layered them to resemble a flower, including a few smaller pieces that look like leaves. The coordinating label die cut echoes the mandala shape so beautifully, and I was able to use a balloon string stamp from an older LID set as a stem. I embellished the layers with a small shimmering gem and a liberal splash of sparkle from a clear Wink of Stella pen.
Next, a card featuring one of the absolutely adorable dinosaurs from the new Hello Dino stamp set and dies. I created a scene by embossing an aqua card base with the new Hello Beautiful Cover Up die and layering white and gray card stock cut with Border Builders dies. I used some of the little border stamps from the set to add texture to the gray piece, and some sassy little sentiments, too. Seriously though, the sentiments in this set are some of LIDs best.
Last is one of my favorites of the new release: Eat Cake! The stamps feature gorgeous hand lettered birthday sentiments that perfectly fill the cake silhouettes made by the Eat Cake dies. This pair is so perfect for clean and simple cards, and you all know how much I love a fast, simple card, right? For this 4bar card (made with an old pre made card base from my stash), I cut down a piece of LID patterned paper and used an Eat Cake die to cut a window in it. Then I layered it with foam tape, stamped vellum, and white card stock before dropping it onto my base. I added a gem for a little sparkle and then a did a little dance. Can you imagine all the papers in your stash that would work with a card like this?
That’s it for me today! And the hop, too. The very last stop is the Lil’ Inker Designs shop. I hope you’re loving all of these new products as much as I am, and that you have plenty of time to craft. In just a couple days all of my things will be on a truck headed for Colorado and it could be weeks before I can unpack my craft room and play again, so make an extra card for me.
It’s already day three of this month’s Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop. We released a bunch of new products this week, and I have a couple things I can’t wait to share. But first I need to make sure you have the details on our hop. It starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog, continues through Lisa Henke’s blog, before landing you here. Not only are we giving away a huge prize to one lucky commenter (so be sure to leave a comment on our blog hop posts), we’re having a huge 20% off sale that includes almost everything in the shop.
Today, I’m starting with a simple, cute card perfect for all those silly screw ups that might need a little apology. Our new Whoops word die and sentiment stamp set are just right for those occasions. I’m quite smitten with the “plan a” sentiment, and when I saw it, my mind immediately jumped to those underpants collecting gnomes in South Park (and ohmigoodness, that clip is nearly 20 years old) who didn’t quite have a plan. So I pulled out the adorable undies from I’ll Be Brief and started stamping. Somewhere along the way, those tighty whiteys had a laundry accident and were watercolored pink. I layered them over lightweight vellum and added a die cut whoops, coated in Rock Candy Stickles. Then I swapped in a different, more apologetic sentiment, embossed on black card stock to finish the card.
Sorry, gnomes. You won’t profit off these underpants.
Next up, a little peek-a-boo card made with one of the adorable critters from the I’ll Be Brief stamp set and coordinating dies. I started by embossing a white card front with the new Diamond Chevron Cover Up die, then cutting the Hi Word die right into it. Next, I stamped, watercolored, and die cut the bear from I’ll Be Brief and attached him behind the die cut window. I backed the window with a bit of turquoise card stock before mounting it on my card base. Then I embossed a sentiment on black card stock and popped it up below the window. So simple, and such a cute way to use extra die cut characters, especially the ones that might be a little less than perfect. (I’ll admit to saving images with small goofs, like color bleeding or smudges, that can be covered with a strategic sentiment or die cut.)
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’re loving these new goodies as much as I am and that you get a chance to play with them soon. They’re already available in the Lil’ Inker Designs store. And there’s still more inspiration at the next stop on the hop: Stephanie Gold’s blog. Until next time, happy stamping!
Sarah Jay <– YOU ARE HERE
How is it Thursday already?!
The Lil’ Inker Designs blog hop is still rolling along and I’m sharing projects made with the new release. But before I tell you about them, I need to tell you that today’s hop starts at the Lil’ Inker Designs blog. If you’re following the hop, Lisa Henke’s blog was your last stop. We’re also doing a giant giveaway: one lucky visitor who comments on all of the blog hop posts this week by will win the entire new release. And we’re having a big 20% off sale on everything except the newest goodies.
For this card, I combined one of our new stamp sets with one of my old favorites. Lovely and Sweet, meet Coffee Talk! I stamped the fancy coffee drink from Coffee Talk on a pink card front using soft gray ink, and masked it. Then I stamped Lovely and Sweet, along with a few accents using an ombre ink pad. Once I removed the mask, I was able to color the cup with colored pencils and add gold glitter accents. I trimmed my card front just enough to allow a bit of gold glitter tape placed on the card base to show.
That’s everything for today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more cards. Until then, head over to Stephanie Gold’s blog to see the amazing things she has done with these new goodies. And don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop for a chance to win our entire release!
Sarah Jay <– YOU ARE HERE