Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lil' Inker's 3rd Birthday and Giveaway Winner!

Good morning! I have been super busy playing with new releases for a couple of different design teams (Can't WAIT to share! LOTS of fun stuff coming!) - but I have had my eye on a few challenges that I wanted to play along with - one of which was Lil' Inker's 3rd Birthday Challenge! So...I took a few minutes last night to make this:

Here is the inspiration photo - I used the balloons and rainbow theme as my inspiration, but took it a little more vintage feeling in my card.

I used my Lil' Inker's Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a window out of the background paper, attached the outer part flat on my cardbase, and then attached the center part popped up with foam adhesive.

I also cut a plain rectangle, and stamped one of the sweet Sugar Kissed Cottage images called "Surprise" on it in black ink - just to keep it simple. I added a sentiment from Rainbows & Clouds Sentiment Stamp set.

I used some distress ink around the edges, then attached it directly to my popped up center panel, and finished off with a bow tied around the top with Baker's Twine, leaving the tails nice and long! what you have been waiting for! I picked a winner from my Post 1,001 and Giveaway - using (because I could NEVER actually choose!)

Which means the lucky winner is:

Big congrats Jessica!!! Please send me an email at with your mailing address, and choice of stamp from either Neat and Tangled or My Craft Spot - and I will get that ordered for you!

And thanks to everyone who left comments! I so enjoyed reading all of the sets from both companies that you loved! 

Have a great day everyone!!!


  1. Those little retro girls and their balloons always make me smile! Hate to admit it, but it sure looks like my sister and I ...I swear my mom dressed us in dresses just like that! Love the rainbow chevrons and all those stitched rectangles. Very cute card for Lil Inker's 3rd birthday!

  2. This is such a fantastic card!!! I'm so happy that you joined our Birthday Challenge!
    Lil' Inker Designs

  3. What a darling card; perfect to celebrate L'il Inkers Birthday! Cheery, happy and inspiring; definitely inspiring!!

  4. Love that you didn't color the front, just adds a fun and different feel to it- very retro!

  5. This card of your is gorgeous! I love the image left uncolored.( I do that most times as well) love the beautiful bright colors on this very pretty card! The stitched rectangles are one of my fav .

  6. WOW, thank you!

    Love uncolored technique! Super clever!

  7. This is such a sweet image and I love that you left it really draws the eyes to your pattern papers! Thanks for playing along with the Birthday Celebration at Lil' Inker!

  8. So cute! Lovely image and I like that you didn't color it, as the background is so colorful! TFS and congrats to Jessica! Yay!

  9. This is so cute! I love the dimension you added, very clever!! Thanks for playing with us at Lil' Inker Designs! :)

  10. very cute vintage image, and great colorful background!

  11. Lovely card, congrats to the winner!

  12. What an adorable card, Heather! Love the way you gave the rainbow of colors a vintage vibe and that trick for the frame. I did a double-take when I saw the first photo, wondering how you got the layers to line up so perfectly. I have to try it myself!