Lil' Inker Designs December Release - Day One


The fun begins today with the first of three days of blog hops for the Lil' Inker Designs December release.  All of the new, amazing products are available NOW in the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

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

This month you'll find follow-ups to all of your favorite products from this year like boxed up dies and dotted dies. You'll also find new products that you are sure to fall in love with.

I usually start off each release showing my favorite products from the release, why change tradition right?  Say hello to Inky Flowers!!!!


This set has been sitting in my stash for so long and I have been dying for it to release.  Finally, the day is here! 


My first card is fun, playful and artsy.  The color combo was actually inspired by a picture my youngest colored.  He's quite artistic and has an eye for design.  I thought his color combo was brilliant and I went straight to my stamping table to CASE him :)  These inky flowers are so fun, but as you can see in my next card, they can be elegant as well.

This card features Inky Flowers, Dotted Circles and the With Sympathy word die.






As soon as I saw the Inky Flowers set I knew I'd have to emboss it in gold!  Looking at this card now there are a few things I would change if I could.  I would have used the With Gratitude word dies and I would have made this a shaker.  Once I was putting all of the pieces together I was thinking a shaker card isn't very appropriate for a sympathy card, right?  No matter the changes I'd love to make, I still love this card.  The dotted frame makes such a nice focal point, the font of the sentiment and those flowers!  LOVE!

Time to hop along.  Next up is Karen, head on over to her blog to see what she's done with the December release products!  Make sure that you leave comments along the way.  Laura is giving away 3 $15 Gift Certificates to the Lil' Inker Store!  woohoo

See you tomorrow!

22 comments:

~amy~ said...

These are simply gorgeous!

Kristie Goulet said...

Those flowers are very fun! LOVE!!!

Connie G said...

I just adore your sympathy card. So so pretty!

Helen Gullett said...

Gorgeous cards, Maureen! Love your floral background!

Susi Kelly said...

I'm glad you showcased the Inky Flowers set as it caught my eye right away, and now I know why (after looking at your gorgeous cards!).

Sue in Grapevine said...

elegant card!

D.Ann C said...

Terrific cards... love the elegance of the sympathy card!

Yvonne C. said...

Beautiful cards, love the inky flowers stamp set.

McStamper said...

Fantastic cards. Love your use of the flower stamps.

Mary Holshouser said...

Your son is a chip off the old block.
His color idea is great.
The second card is beautiful.
sort of the same design idea for the flowers but
more muted and pretty.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Beautiful cards. Love the flowers in both the colors and the gold. Thanks.

irishgalkelly said...

Such pretty cards! This stamp set and new word die and just gorgeous! I like the cut out window you gave the gold sympathy sentiment to make it pop. So elegant and graceful.

StampinLouie said...

I'm with you! Love the Inky Flowers

Amy C. said...

These flower stamps are so cute! Great card designs.

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty, subtle color combination! Elegant and classy.
Take care!
Michele

Carey Nusbaum said...

Oh Maureen! What striking cards! They demonstrate the versatility of the inky flower stamp set perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration!

Message Keeper said...

Wonderful cards with lots of colors or not!

lisa808 said...

Your first card is fun and pretty, the second elegant and tasteful.

cma21317 said...

So great! Love how you used the inky flowers. FANTASTIC

Sherisse Ang said...

Wow, the cards you made are stunning. You showed how this inky flowers stamp set is so versatile beautifully! It can be used to create an elegant and classy look or a bright and vibrant look.:)

TracyM #6773 said...

BOTH cards are DELIGHTFUL Maureen!!!
How WONDERFUL to be casing your son - the colours of your inky flowers are SO PRETTY :)
Your sympathy card with the GLORIOUS looks SO ELEGANT, LOVE IT and it is sure to bring comfort ... I think you idea for a shaker is great, I think it would work perfectly with the gratitude sentiment.
THANK YOU for sharing, looking forward to seeing your shaker version soon!!!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful cards! Love the gold script. :-)

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