Lil' Inker Designs January Release Day 1


The fun begins today with the first of three days of blog hops for the Lil' Inkers January release.  All of the new, amazing products are available NOW in the Lil' Inker StoreThis month you'll be feeling the love, as well as getting a twist on LID's signature stitched dies!

You should have arrived here from Lisa Henke's blog.  If not, head to the Lil' Inker Store Blog to start from the beginning.

Today I am starting right off with my absolute faves from this release!   The Center Point Chevron Cover Up Die and Love Is All You Need.






I had a blast with this card!  I die cut the Center Point Chevron then used it as a stencil.  I love how this came out.  The font on this stamp...LOVE.  Because the stenciling is so bold I wanted to add just a subtle detail to the background.  To do that I die cut the Stitched Hearts then added them with dimensionals.  This subtle effect doesn't take away from the background, it just adds a little something special.

Using the same Love Is All You Need stamp set and the new Stitched Mats:  Side-Stitched Rectangles, I made this CAS card.




To make this card, I colored a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper with Distress Markers then sprayed it with water.  Once it dried, I flicked a bit more water on it then heat embossed with white over the watercoloring, then die cut it using the awesome new Side-Stitched Rectangle die!  I contemplated adding a bit more to the design but decided to leave it ultra-simple.

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!

Have fun hopping & shopping!  See you tomorrow!

Card Supplies #1:
Stamps:  Love Is All You Need (Lil' Inker) 
Ink:  Peacock Feathers,  Picked Raspberry, Crushed Concord Distress Inks (Ranger) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU)
Accessories:  Center Point Chevron Die, Stitched Hearts (Lil 'Inker) 4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

Card Supplies #2:
Stamps:  Love is All You Need (Lil 'Inker Designs)
Inks:  Worn Lipstick, Barn Door & Spiced Marmalade Distress Markers (Ranger)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU) Distress Watercolor Paper (Ranger)
Accessories:  Side-Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lil' Inker Designs)

53 comments:

Heather P. said...

Gorgeous cards! *Love* your use of color! :)

Teresa said...

I have never tried using my cover up dies for a stencil...what a wonderful idea!

Lisa Harrolle said...

Gorgeous Cards! Great use of the new cover up die!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your cards! Pretty colors!

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards! Such pretty colors.

Pam said...

Gorgeous cards! Such pretty colors.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are fabulous

Celeste Goff said...

Love, love, love the gorgeous backgrounds on these!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the dimension on that first one....just brilliant ♥

TracyM #6773 said...

STUNNING cards Maureen!!!

WOW - you have worked INKY MAGIC with these FABULOUS new dies & stamps!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I'm even MORE EXCITED about the Center Point Chevron now and feel the need to try stencilling with die cuts too :)

Kristie Goulet said...

AWESOME cards, Mo! Love them both!

~amy~ said...

Love them, such a fun release!

zehra said...

Beautiful and gorgeous cards love the gradient stencilling

Julene VanKleeck said...

I always forget to use my dies as stencils! Both of these inked backgrounds are gorgeous!

jovita maria said...

Beautiful card!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! Totally LOVING these!! Such AWESOME Designs!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Michele Henderson said...

I love the bright colors of the All You Need is Love card It's so fun and warm!

Lisa Petrella said...

Gorgeous use of color!!! Beautiful work!

chera said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Both cards are fantastic!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Maureen these cards are amazing love them all♥

Melanie Makes said...

This is fantastic, I love the subtlness of the hearts on your background. Perfect little something extra.

lisa808 said...

Love the stencil idea and look.

Megan said...

The second card in particular is just so striking! Love how the white border makes that bold background pop!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the shading on both cards.
The first with the die is great.
I can't wait to get my hands on the die. The red on the second really pops.
thanks for sharing

Carol W. said...

Wonderful job! Love how you used the centered chevron as a stencil - this turned out beautiful. Love the white embossing - thanks for sharing. ~ Carol W.

canadian_liner said...

Loving your mixed media adventures with these new LID goodies. Great idea to subtly lift the stitched hearts...

Sheila H said...

Love your colors and designs!

Ruby N said...

these colors are fantastic!! <3

Melissa F said...

Love both of your colorful cards, fabulous! Thanks for tip to use cover plate die as a stencil, brilliant!

Amy C. said...

Love your pretty ombre colors behind the chevron die!

stampinfun71 said...

I love how you used the chevron die as a stencil and then how you did the colors - WOW!!!! This new release is FABBY!

irishgalkelly said...

Oh my, so pretty! The chevron stencil is very clever, especially with the added stitched hearts! Such a cool look! The second card is stunning as well, perfect design, and love the side stiches!!

Sue D said...

Love your colorful cards!

Chitra Nair said...

Gorgeoooooooooousss!!! Your cards are simply gorgeous... love them both!!!

StampinLouie said...

The side stitched rectangles are just what I have been looking for. Love the cards today!

Hippymom83 said...

THese are both beautiful, but I adore the first one!!! So incredibly gorgeous!!!

McStamper said...

Love your colorful cards.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Wow! Amazing cards! Love the bright colors! And how awesome to use the die as a stencil - it came out beautifully!

mimi said...

Omg...love these two cards! The first one is simply stunning!

Ashley Santiago said...

The colors you used for the stenciled card is gorgeous!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colours. :)

linda cencelewski said...

Love the watercolor card.

pcm said...

you are rocking the ombre!

AJ Bodine said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, wow!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love both cards, my favorite is the first one, awesome background and love the raised hearts. TFS

Denise Bryant said...

awesome cards! love the colors.... great new stamps and dies!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous use of colour...love the dramatic look.

Helen Gullett said...

Gorgeous colors! I love how you use the die cut as mask. Love them!

Lindsey said...

Totally in love with both of these! The inking is fabulous...the little popped up hearts are fabulous, too!

Lindsey said...

Totally in love with both of these! The inking is fabulous...the little popped up hearts are fabulous, too!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards...love, love the colors, so happy and cheerful!!

sunshinelouisiana said...

Mo, these cards are AWESOME! (sung it!)

snazzyjj said...

Beautiful colors and designs.

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