Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs April Release - Day 2

Welcome back for day two of the Lil' Inker Designs April release!    Today I've got a few colorful projects to share with you!

This card uses the beautiful new One Love stamps and dies.   To create the multi-colored look, I inked up my stamp with Distress Oxide inks and a sponge dauber, one color at a time, making sure to overlap each a bit to get a nice blend.   I love how vivid it looks!   Once I had the heart completely stamped with the Oxides, I stamped again with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.   I used the coordinating die set to cut out the heart.   The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered it across the heart with foam adhesive.   The entire piece was added to a background embossed with the Quilted Stitch Pattern  Die.

Next up is a watercolored graduation card perfect for either a guy or gal.   Lil' Inker has a graduation set called Grad Class available in the store - this stamp set was released last year, so it has stamps referencing 2017 included in it.   It was time for an update, so here we have Grad Class 2018!   This mini set is just $5, while the older stamp set is on sale for $10 - this way you can buy both for the price of your typical stamp set!  Pretty cool, right!? 

I created the watercolor background by dripping a few drops of Avery Elle liquid watercolors along the top of my watercolor paper and panting stripes.  I cut the watercolor paper and added it to the top and bottom of a 4.25 x 5.5" card.   I added the sentiment from Go Confidently directly to the card base.    To personalize the card for a 2018 grad, I stamped the sentiment onto a watercolored star from the Ornamental Christmas Tag die set.   I added some glitter, and adhered it with foam adhesive to complete the card!

Would you like to win the entire April release?  Just leave a comment here before hopping over to the next stop - and leave comments on each stop of the hop for even more chances to win!  Some lucky crafter is going to be very happy!!!!    Below you'll find the entire hop list as well as links to the products I've used for today's projects.  Your next stop is Lisa's blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog




Monday, April 23, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs April Release - Day 1

Hello, hello!   Happy Monday (if Mondays can even BE happy, lol!)   Today starts the Lil' Inker Designs April release.   Over the next few days the design team will be sharing tons of inspiration using some fantastic new stamps and dies!

First up is a card using the new Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevron.   I can't tell you how much I love LID Cover Up dies....and this one is no exception!   I die cut the dotted chevrons from black paper and used it over top of an alcohol inked background.   The So Very Kind Greeting die (released last month) was die cut from the same alcohol inked background piece and layered over the dotted chevron strip.   Love how bright and cheerful this one is!

Next up is a soft and pretty Mother's Day card.   I layered the Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevron once again for my background, simply layering white on white.   

I die cut a wreath from the Spring Wreath die set twice - once from green cardstock and once from vellum.   I added some ink to the edges of the green wreath and adhered it to the card panel.   I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Best Mom onto the vellum piece and carefully added glue behind the letters before fitting it back in place.   I die cut a few flowers and leaves to add to the wreath and embellished the middles with Nuvo drops.



Want to win the entire April  release?!    I bet you do!   To be eligible to win, leave comments on all of the DT blog posts over the next few days.   The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!  Annnnnnd - we have a new team member joining us, so be sure to give Caly a warm welcome!  Your next stop on the hop is the talented Lisa Henke!! 

Laura Pryor/LID Store Blog