Lil' Inker December Release Blog Hop - Day 2

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.

My first card is uses All About Ampersands stamps & dies!




A watercolored background was the perfect technique to make the large ampersand frame shine!


I love making watercolored backgrounds like this.  To make this piece I brushed water over a piece of Distress Watercolor paper with a clean brush.  Then I dropped shades of blue, green and purple paint onto the paper.  I heat set it, then went back in with more water just to move the color a bit more, then heat it again.  The paper was pretty warped so I placed it under a few heavy books while I worked on the rest of my card.  Play with this technique and see how many different looks you can get!

My next card uses the Hello, Awesome stamp set, Awesome Word die and Anytime Tags 2.





I just love this Awesome die!!!  It HAD to be the focal point.


I combined all of these fun new products with the previously released Spring Flowers die set.

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!

32 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are fabulous

Lea Lawson said...

These are both awesome!! LOVING the watercolor background on the first one!

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Maureen!!!
LOVE your ampersand panel with the BEAUTIFUL watercolors!!!
LOVE your 2nd card too, the layered flower is SO PRETTY and the sentiment AWESOME!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cool watercolored background, Mo! Love the colors on your second card. AWESOME!!! ;)

Celeste Goff said...

Two very beautiful cards Maureen! I love them both!

cm said...

Your sentiment on the second card conveys perfectly my response to your creations: awesome in every way!
~c

Kimberly Rendino said...

Love your water colored ampersand card!!!

Julene VanKleeck said...

I have yet to try any watercolor, so I appreciate you describing your process! Great cards!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Fantastic watercoloring technique - thanks for breaking it down for us! Love the colors you used too! And your second card just pops with the colors you used - love it!

Susangail Powell said...

Maureen, you never disappoint - your cards are FANTABULOUS!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

marylouh

The watercolor is so pretty.
Love the little flower on the second card.
thanks for sharing.

Ruby N said...

these are sooo pretty!!

RedGem said...

Love all your creations and the new products are definitely ones I must have!

Lynndee Georganas said...

Love the watercolor background with the big ampersand! Beautiful canards, thanks for sharing!

lisa808 said...

Two super cards.

chera said...

LOVE the watercolour colours you used!! Just stunning!

Nina said...

Great watercoloring and wonderful layers.

Shelly said...

Ooooh, two AWESOME cards!!!

Melissa F said...

Love the watercolor and the "awesome" font is well, awesome!

Amy C. said...

Pretty card designs! I love your watercolor background.

pcm said...

I am loving this release!

canadian_liner said...

Great designs with these fun new "toys!"

Pam said...

Oh, thees are fabulous! Love the watercolor background.

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Maureen!! Your watercolor image is totally amazing. I love the colors you decided to use. For your second card, I love the clean and simple look and feel. Nicely done.

Sue D said...

Pretty background on the first and awesome flower on the second.

pat k said...

The watercolor background is terrific!

pat k said...

The watercolor background is terrific!

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the watercolour background. :)

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

Lindsey said...

The background in the first is fabulous, and I adore your second card. Love the "awesome" die.

Leah said...

loving the water color card!!

Heather North said...

Maureen, I LOVE your beautiful watercolor background!!!

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