Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Lil' Inker July Release - Day 3

Hello! Today is the final day of the new release from Lil' Inker Designs - you should have arrived here from the Lil' Inker Designs Blog - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win one of the giveaways. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards - so much fun stuff!


First up today - I have a card featuring the new Alphabet Gems Dies that coordinate with the Alphabet Gems Stamps:


These are such fun letters! I stamped and heat embossed them on watercolor paper, watercolored with distress inks, then after they dried used the dies to cut each letter out. I created a watercolor background for them, also with distress inks, then mounted them with foam adhesive.


The sentiment is from Tribal Chic Stamps, and I added that lovely Quilted Stitched Spirals background to my soft gray card base. Finished off with some enamel dots!


And then a soft little baby card - this one combines a couple new products, with some older ones!


I started off by cutting an offset window using the Fringe Scalloped Circles, and the hello using Everyday Word Tags Dies. I love that the little loop on the top makes a perfect spot to tie on my twine bow!


I added a heat embossed sentiment from from Warm Welcome Stamps, some purple ombre pattern paper from Lil' Inker's Dip Dyed Ombre Paper Pad, and a kraft card base that I used Quilted Swirl Stitched Pattern Die on. Finished off with a few Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.


And one final bonus card to share! I also love that the Everyday Word Tags Dies can be extra versatile - you can easily cut off the little loop to make them just simple word dies!


I made this card very simple - pretty pattern paper and a simple focal point so that the "Thanks" really stands out.


I used On The Diagonal Die to cut out a base for the word, then backed it with some torn vellum to help it pop from the card a bit more.


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jessica Frost Ballas - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

And now the really 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)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



Spotlight Vellum Image

Good morning! The other day when I sat down to make some Quick Tip videos, I kind of stumbled upon a fun new technique - something that happens pretty often when I am making these videos! I call them happy accidents! :)



I made two different colors with two different stamps I loved the effect so much!



Isn't that a fun effect? Here is the quick video to show how I did it:



I wanted the images to pop a little more off the card than with just the vellum, and fussy cutting them out of white cardstock did just the trick!


I also realized that I couldn't adhere them directly to the vellum, or the adhesive would shot - hence the tip in the video for how to get the white piece perfectly lined up behind the vellum.


These are actually the second set of these that I made - the first video was a blooper unfortunately, since I must have missed and not pushed start on the camera, then when I thought I was pushing stop, I was actually starting the film rolling. Needless to say - I have a lot of nonsense as I cleaned my desk and tried to decide what to do next! Haha!


On this one I added the sentiment on a separate strip - I love how this also helps hold the vellum in place on the lower edge.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!