Lil' Inker Designs October Release - Day Two

We are back with our second day of design team blog hops for the Lil' Inker Designs October release.  Have you seen all of the fabulous new products in the  Lil' Inker Store?  You must check it out!  

You should have arrived here from Mary Dawn Quirindongo's Blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

Today my post theme is snowflakes.  My first card features the new Snowflakes Cover Up die.




I used a distress tool to add Evergreen Bough and Broken China Distress ink to my card base.  Once my background was blended, I flicked it with white paint and water to give it a realistic snowy look.  I love this die and that beautiful color peeking through.

This next card uses the adorable Cozy Winter Wishes stamp set.




Here I used the new Stitched Mats - Rounded Rectangles.  I just love these dies.  I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and then heat embossed them with Pool Party embossing powder on Early Espresso paper.  I kept the rest of the design simple so the images really popped!

My final card today has a bit of a nordic feel.  Here I've highlighted the Big Christmas Stamp Set.




This is my favorite stamp from the whole set, it's definitely the reindeer!  I'm loving them!  This design is the perfect card for using up patterned paper.  I'll be back later today with a card for CAS(E) this Sketch that uses another stamp set from this set with patterned paper.  So stay tuned for that!

Time to keep hopping along now.  Next up is Sarah Jay, so head over to her blog because you know she'll have something AMAZING to show you.  Make sure to leave comments along the way too, because Laura is giving away 3 - $15 Store Credits!

See you tomorrow!

42 comments:

Lea Lawson said...

These are all so pretty! I love the background on that first one!

Lucy said...

Amazing cards! I really love that first one-that background looks so delicate.

Celeste Goff said...

Such amazing cards! I love your cardmaking style!

Donna Cala said...

These are all gorgeous! I especially love the snowflake coverup die and the distress background you inked up.

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous cards today, Mo! Love the background on the first one and that cover up die. All the products you used today are in my cart. :)

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful cards! Love the background. :)

sharrilou said...

Beautiful cards. Beautiful release.

Eileen Lucas said...

Very pretty cards. Love the snowflake frame die its gorgeous.

AJ Bodine said...

Thanks for explaining how you did the background on the top card..I'll have to try it. I love the white paint and water flicking effect, it does look like snow! Heat embossed snowflakes, love them!

Chrissy Larson said...

I love them all! The reindeer is so fun and I love it stamped with the plaid! AWESOME!

marylouh said...

The cards are great but I especially like the last one with the plaid. It would be great for a masculine card.
thanks for sharing.

Beth H. said...

Beautiful creations! I love that cover-up die.

Happy Dance said...

A beautiful trio of Christmas cards. Love those rounded-corner rectangles...might have to pop those into a cart, lol! Wonderful cards, really wonderful. Bev

Sue McRae said...

I am loving your festive snowflake cards!

Leigh Penner said...

These are all gorgeous, Maureen! I love that snowflake cover plate!

Melissa F said...

Love that cover plate die! All your cards are beautiful, snowflake heaven.

Heather North said...

Every single one of your cards looks so professional. I LOVE the background you created on that first card and the perfect pairing with the new cover up die. You have me adding to my shopping cart again with everything you've shown today.

Heather North said...

Every single one of your cards looks so professional. I LOVE the background you created on that first card and the perfect pairing with the new cover up die. You have me adding to my shopping cart again with everything you've shown today.

Yukari Y. said...

All 3 of your cards are so pretty! I especially love the background of the first card ♥!

Rona Thompson said...

I really love the watercolour background of that first card. Beautiful.

Lindsey said...

Oh my! I love love LOVE everything!

Leni said...

Love the snowflake die background! beautiful! And the sentiments are great!

Anita in France said...

Just love the snowflakes, Maureen ... the cover up and the stamps, they're gorgeous! Anita :)

Thordis said...

Absolutely stunning cards :)

canadian_liner said...

Beautiful job with the new snowflake items, but I love those reindeer, too. You are right, simple, easy, card design, using up scraps of PP.

lisa808 said...

Lovely Christmas cards.

Julene VanKleeck said...

I really love all three! That first one with that background made my jaw drop, but then I kept scrolling and it's all beautiful! The rustic lodge feel to the last one is cool too!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the background you created for the snowflake die on the first one.

DoofyJEss2 said...

Great card! Love that gorgeous blended background you created for the first card! Also love how that red rhinestone pops against the plaid snowflake card.

Preacherwife said...

I especially like how you created the background on the first card.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I love everything you created! The background in the first one is awesome! Love those sentiments too! TFS

Amy C. said...

I just love this new snowflake die! Your designs are beautiful.

Lisa Petrella said...

Wowzers! Lovin' the plaid paper paired up with the new holiday sentiment!!! Fabulous!!!

Nancy Carroll said...

OMG all of them are just toooo AWESOME! The background colors on the first was stunning.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Lovely projects all. It is funny how I used to think black was so inappropriate for holiday cards and now I LOVE LOVE LOVE it - especially paired with light blue or that pretty plaid paper like you did.

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Maureen!!!
LOVE the MAGICAL background of your 1st card, LOVE the white/blue/black combo of both your snowflake cards - so BOLD & BEAUTIFUL!!!
As for your 3rd card - WOW - SO ELEGANT and the red bling in the middle of the sentiment snowflake finishes it off perfectly!!! LOVE how the classic white/red/green/black combo can look even more AWESOME with the extra black!!!

pcm said...

love snowflakes!

Ruby N said...

super love these

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love that awesome snowflake background die!

Julia Akinina said...

Lovely cards!) The last one is my favorite! so warm!)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

loving the snowflakes!

Laura Pryor said...

Ok, your plaid card!!!! The plaid paper is the perfect perfect paper to pair with that sentiment from Big Christmas! Totally copying that! :)
Your snowflake cards are simply gorgeous especially the cover up card. I love how you splattered white paint on it. It's so very perfect. Great job!!!!

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