Wednesday, October 24, 2018

LID October Release Day 2 - Poinsettias and Peace

Hello! Welcome to day two of the hop sharing projects with the BRAND NEW October release at Lil' Inker Designs! There is such a fun mix of products in this release - there is just a bit of fun fall mixed in with lots of great Christmas and winter theme items! You can find the entire new release HERE!



You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - 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 the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!

Today I have two Christmas cards to share with you - first up I paired the GORGEOUS new Classic Christmas Stamp Set with my watercolors - such a perfect combination!


I stamped the image and sentiment from this gorgeous set on my watercolor paper, then actually took it with me and painted it while waiting for my daughter at her piano lesson!


The detail on this stamp set is incredible! Beautiful for watercolors, fun for Copics, and the possibilities with solid color stamping or heat embossing with distress inks!


I kept it very simple to finish, matting with a bit of white cardstock, then mounting on a deep gray cardbase.


Next up I have a card featuring one of the new large word dies, Peace on Earth Word Die:


This card is a standard A2 card - so you can see how huge and perfect this sentiment is as a focal point on a card! I layered up lots of older pattern paper from my stash for this one, using a Stitched Circle for one layer.


I ended up die cutting this 3 times. I started off by layering together a white and black, slightly offsetting it for a drop shadow effect. When I got the card all assembled though, it felt too dark. On my oldest daughters suggestion, I cut it again from kraft cardstock and layered that over the black (too late to take it off!) - and I ended up loving how the black shows just slightly from the sides, adding a bit of definition. As a final finishing touch, I coated the word with Glossy Accents after mounting with foam adhesive on the card. LOVE the depth and shine you get with this technique!


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

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


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!!!


29 comments:

  1. Lovely coloring
    on your first
    card and great
    save on the second
    card!
    Carla from Utah

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  2. Beautiful cards! Fantastic watercoloring on the first and I love the patterned paper background on the second.

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  3. Just beautiful! Each card has its own beauty!

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  4. Your first card uses the set that I have to have this year. It is so me. Your ideas are awesome, thanks.

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  5. Gorgeous cards, Heather! Love your beautiful coloring of
    the poinsettia card. Fabulous.

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love the poinsettia card!

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  7. Gorgeous cards! Love that Peace on Earth die!!!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love those gorgeous images.

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  9. I love the Peace On Earth sentiment die and the paper you used behind it!!!

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  10. Two fabulous cards! Really like the traditional poinsettia,
    and love the sentiment being the focal point on the second.
    Also love the use of that (old) tree paper!

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  11. Wonderful cards. I like the coloring on the first one.

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  12. Great cards. This new release is getting me festive for the holidays!

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  13. Wow these are so beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous water coloring on your first card! For your second card I really like the 2 different pattern papers under your really pretty 3 stamped Peace On Earth sentiment!

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  14. I love the Peace on Earth card! Pretty background paper that goes perfect with it! The poinsettia card is very elegant.

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  15. I love what you created with these gorgeous stamps and dies!

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  16. Love the vintage feel of your cards!

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  17. Lovely poinsettia design with beautiful coloring! Gorgeous cards! Love the Peace On Earth sentiment die also!

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  18. Really looooove everything in this two cards.

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  19. Adore the large word dies in this release, they look great offset on your card.

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  20. DELIGHTFUL cards!
    LOVE your MAGICAL classic Christmas, ADORE your layered sentiment, it really POPS and is a fresh, modern design!
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  21. Fantastic cards. Love the collection
    of trees in the second. The arrangement
    of the bouquet and the little big in
    the opposite corner is exquisite.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Wow, love these cards! That "peace" on pink with the trees in the background really pops!

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  23. Just love the dimension on the words! My 5 year old daughter makes the best suggestions. Generally my favourite cards come from her ideas! It is so fun to have a daughter that shares in your love and gives great suggestions. She was spot on.

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  24. Beautiful cards! Love the water coloring on the first card!

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  25. love how you highlighted such a beautiful sentiment on the first card!

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