Thursday, September 3, 2015

Lil' Inker's September Release - Day 2

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the new release at Lil' Inker Designs

I'm tackling some fun apple inspiration with the new Teacher Talk stamp set today!

Love the fun modern take of this stamp set:

I kept this card super clean and simple - layered the apples all together in a row (LOVE the sketchy look of this design!), then added stems, leaves, and sentiment. Finished off with a bit of jute twine at the top. Easy!

Next up, I wanted to do a fun and un-traditional color combination. Here is what I came up with:

On this one, in addition to the Teacher Talk stamp set, I also used the coordinating Apple Pieces Die Set:

I masked and stamped the sentiment in the center of the apples after die cutting them all out. I layered them together, then mounted with foam adhesive on a rectangle cut with Embossed Dots Rectangle Dies. The background was created with the Quilted Swirl Stitched Pattern Die. This set lends itself so well to creative interpretations, don't you think? LOVE it!

And now the fun part! There is, of course, a chance to win some shopping money to spend on the new goodies! YAY! Laura is giving away 3 gift certificates for random comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman - You are HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lil' Inker's September Release - Day 1

Hello! It's time for a new release at Lil' Inker Designs! Fall is definitely in the air this week with the new release. I don't know about anyone else, but here in the Northwest it has been HOT and DRY - the rain that started this past weekend is so very welcome, along with the cooler days. I'm looking forward to hot soup, fresh bed, and cozy nights curled up by the fire with a cup of tea and a good book...some of my favorite things!

Of course, one of the things I so often associate with fall is pumpkins - so I thought I would start off today with a couple different projects using some of the new fall pumpkins. First off, one using the new stamp set called Seen on Halloween:

Here is a picture of that new stamp set:

I stamped it on a kraft tag that I cut out with Anytime Tags Die Set - using colored MFT inks, with some washi tape under the image to ground it. Added some ribbon and jute twine to the tag, then layered everything up with some torn vellum and pretty pattern paper. Finished off with some enamel dots and some splatters with some white Mister Huey's mist.

Next up, there is a coordinating die set for this stamp set - Seen on Halloween Dies - that works well combined with the image, but because of the unique design with the added stitching options, it also works amazingly well on it's own for some of the images! In particular, that large pumpkin looked like the perfect die to make a pretty fall shaker card with:

Here is a peak at that die set - see how there are separate pieces to add the stitching? So fun and versatile!

I also used a sentiment from this lovely new set:

I also used Stitched Mats: Rectangles to add the stitching to my card base, as well as cut out the center panel. I added my sentiment from another new release, So Thankful, heat embossed in white. 

The shaker is filled with a fun assortment of goodies from Pretty Pink Posh - Lime, Lemon Meringue, and Tangerine sequins (didn't realize what a citrus combination that was until I wrote it down!), gold star sequins, and white seed beads. :)

And now the fun part! There is, of course, a chance to win some shopping money to spend on the new goodies! YAY! Laura is giving away 3 gift certificates for random comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman - You are HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Outlining with Pigment Ink - Unity Stamp Co Hop - with Quick Tip Video

Good evening!!! I'm joining in to hop with Unity Stamps tonight sharing a couple of cards and another Quick Tip video using a new kit releasing tonight! Another super fun and versatile set, and this is an easy way to use your stamped images if you aren't particularly a fan of coloring another way, or just want to try something different!

Here is my video - as always, would love to hear any of your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions! :)

Here is the beautiful new kit - I love all the possibilities on this one!

Here is a close up of the finished card - that soft white ink just helps the image pop - and no masking or fussy cutting needed! I added some jute twine and Lawn Fawn twine, Studio Calico pattern paper, and a few enamel dots to finish it off. The die is from Wplus9.

Here is anther card - same kit and same technique!

For this one I used some Studio Calico pattern paper again, a MFT die, and added some vellum and a doily under the layers, before tying up some twine in a pretty bow!

Make sure and check out this weeks new releases and sales - there is always something fun going on at Unity, and this week is no exception!

Here is the rest of the links for the Design Team - make sure and visit everyone to see the new stamps in action - and leave some love for a chance to win this weeks giveaway!

Wishing You the Best - Sparkle and Shine Challenge

Good morning! YAY for a new challenge at the Sparkle and Shine Challenge Blog - this week we have a beautiful photo inspiration, and a prize sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh!

Here is the photo inspiration we have to play with this time around

I loved the neutral colors - the kraft and black, as well as the twine - so I used that as my inspiration! I used Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches ELLE-ments to die cut my kraft paper, then stamped Wplus9's adorable bunnies and sentiments using Wishing You and Wishing You Sentiments. I left them neutral, and used a little white ink around the edges to make them pop a little more. Added some Pretty Pink Posh Lime sequins, some torn vellum, pattern paper from Crate Paper, a few splatters of white Mister Huey's ink, and some baker's twine to finish it off. 

I hope you will join in and play along! Looking forward to seeing your creations! Have a wonderful day!!!

SSS STAMPtember Release Cards

Good morning! Thought I would drop by quickly this morning to share a couple cards using the brand new STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp! First up, a simple card using the brand new Tattered Poppy Wafer Die:

I layered it all up, then added some Glossy Accents to the center and sprinkled with Tim Holtz distress glitter. Used some Crate Paper pattern paper, some torn edge vellum, a sentiment from another SSS stamp set - Inside and Out Sayings, and finished off with some jute twine and a few flicks of white Mister Huey's Mist.

Next up - a super fun shaker card using Congratulations Circle Wafer Dies!

For this one, I used some SSS cardstock, and die cut the circle out of the center of the white, then again with the green and inlaid that in the white negative space. I cut the house and layered it underneath with some torn vellum strips to ground it, along with a sparkly assortment of Pretty Pink Posh sequins and seed beads. Finished off with some jute twine! Pattern paper is also Crate Paper.

Look at all the fun sparkly goodness! Gold, Clear, and Lime Sequins in varying sizes, and a few white seed beads!

Have fun checking out all the new SSS goodies!

I'm linking this second card up with the current Work it Wednesday Challenge - Fall/Autumn theme (the colors on this make me think of fall and the changing leaves!):

Also linking these up with this weeks Anything Goes Challenge on the Wednesday Challenge Blog:

Thanks for dropping by this morning! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Runway Inspired - Treasure

Hello! Back again today with a card for the brand new Runway Inspired challenge!

Here is our amazing inspiration this time around:

Here is my interpretation:

I started off with Winnie and Walter's "True" stamp set. Stamped the heart and colored it with Copics to match the inspiration piece, then stamped the sentiment over the top and heat embossed in black. Added a wavy border on the bottom using Lil' Inker's Border Builder's Die Set, and added some black cardstock underneath. Finished off with some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us and play along - can't wait to see what you make!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloon - PS SPARKS Anything Goes

Good morning! Playing along again with the rest of the DT at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge - today is the start of a the always popular Anything Goes Challenge!

Here is what I made for this week using Birthday Bash stamp set :

Make sure and check out what the rest of the Design Team has created to inspire you - and play along for a chance to win a gift certificate to Paper Smooches!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!