Thursday, November 23, 2017

LID Black Friday Sale and New Release Available

Good morning! Dropping by today with another card using the new releases from Lil' Inker Designs - we showed them off a couple days ago with a mini blog hop (click HERE to go hop along and leave comments for a chance to win!)


There is a HUGE sale - you can find the categories HERE and HERE - and the new stamps and dies are available and on SALE as well - you can find them HERE!

But now that the release is live, I have another card to share using all the new goodies!


I used the new Magical Winter Stamp set and coordinating Magical Winter Dies - paired up with a sentiment from Unstoppable stamp set and a few of the little elements stamped in that on the background. The unicorn is even on an action wobble!!!! And seriously - what is more unstoppable than a dancing unicorn that believes in itself?!?!?!? Here it is in action:



I also added sparkly Nuvo drops to the mane, tail, horn, and feet to make it nice and glittery and girly! :)


I also thought I'd share a couple card that I made in the past that used some of the amazing sale items - link to original posts underneath if you want to check them out closer:

Original post HERE

Original post HERE

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Original post HERE

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In a Word: Thanks - Winnie and Walter Special Set

Good morning! Stopping by this morning to share a couple cards using a brand new special Winnie and Walter Black Friday stamp set - free this weekend only through Cyber Monday with any $35 or greater purchase - and all in stock items are 15% off as well! This is is such a great thank you stamp set - definitely one you are going to want to have in your stash! You can find full details on the Winnie and Walter Blog!


For my first card I used a full set of Altnew inks to stamp the same sentiment in gradient colors for an ombre effect. I trimmed it slightly smaller than my green card base and let it peek out from one side. I added a few coordinating Nuvo drops to finish off and add a bit of texture.


Next up, I chose another of the large "thanks" sentiments and gave it the watercolor treatment!


Hard to see in the photos, but once I added a watercolor wash around the image, I covered it with Glossy Accents. For this one I used an orange cardbase and let it peek out on the opposite side.


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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LID November Mini Release Hop

Hello! Today is a hop to celebrate a new mini release at Lil' Inker Designs - two stamp sets and a coordinating die that will be available (and ON SALE) on Friday in celebration of Black Friday! There will also be a ton of other sets marked at fabulous discounts that you will definitely want to check out!

Today, you should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win this entire release. I also have links to all the products I used on today's cards!



First up - I'm loving this darling new unicorn that is part of the new Magical Winter Stamp set - SOOO cute!


I stamped one of the unicorns up with the gift stamp and some of the snowflakes, and cut them out with their coordinating Magical Winter Dies. Colored the unicorn, and heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of pattern paper, Added some torn white paper behind and mounted that on some more pattern paper, then attached the unicorn with foam adhesive, and the snowflakes in the centers, curling up the edges for a bit of dimension. Added some Nuvo drops to the center of the snowflakes, some glittery ones on the horn, hooves, and gift the unicorn is holding, and some white ones sprinkled around the finish it off!


Next up, a clean and simple one layer card using some of the fabulous patterns from the new Unstoppable stamp set - so unique and versatile! Not to mention fun! :)


I used pigment ink to stamp a fun random background, then stamped the sentiment 3 times over the top with Versafine ink. It just felt like it needed to be stated 3 times, so that's what I did!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop and be ready to shop on Friday - I will be back with another card then using both of these sets! Can we say unicorn on an action wobble?!?!?!? ;)

And now the really fun part! One lucky person is going to win THE ENTIRE RELEASE! Winner will be chosen from comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Firehouse Thanks

Good morning! A few weeks ago, my sister (who is a volunteer firefighter on one of our local small town fire departments) asked me if I could make her a thank you card for her department as a thank you for a local business who had donated something to them. So...I pulled out my thinking cap, and my Altenew Halftone Thanks stamp set, and put together this simple card!


I pulled out some older pattern papers from my stash of scraps (I think one is Simple Stories and one is Basic Grey, but I'm not certain) - and added a torn edge to both before layering them up. I stamped the thanks above that, then heat embossed the extra sentient in white on a strip of black cardstock - trimming off the "I" so that it worked for a group - and mounted that with a touch of foam. Finished off with a few Metallic Silver Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh, and a bit of black jute twine tied in a knot, trimmed, and frayed a bit at the ends.


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Friday, November 17, 2017

Metallic Ombre Dipped Sentiment - Unity Snowman



Good morning! I didn't get a chance to share this card before - sorry it's a bit late! I made this card last week for the Unity Stamp Company Brown Thursday sale - the stamp set was the freebie for last week's sale. The good news is, it has released now for purchase, and...there is a new sale already as well!



I also have a Quick Tip Video showing how I created the ombre metallic dipped sentiment on this card:



This image was so sweet and easy to watercolor - one of my favorite coloring mediums in case you haven't guessed!


The video explains it best - but basically to create the metallic ombre, you drag an embossing pad over the bottom of the die cut word, then sprinkle on embossing powder and heat set. Then, mount over the same word die cut from fun foam (you could also use multiple layers of white cardstock, but the foam is quicker) and mount on your card!


I also added some Nuvo drops to the snowman for extra fun dimension.


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

SSS Deer Watercolor Duo of Cards

Hello! A good couple weeks ago I shared a sneak peek of some backgrounds I had heat embossed on watercolor paper, then showed a quick peek at one of the cards I finished about a week later. Then a little over a week ago I showed most of the cards I had made with those backgrounds (you can see them HERE if you're interested) - here finally is the final two cards I made with those backgrounds!



I used SSS Christmas Sweater background - for this set, I used Silver Embossing powder, and did some loose and messy watercoloring over the top of the embossed backgrounds in a variety of pastel colors instead of just one color. I then die cut the center out with my SSS Stitched Oval dies and used the negative for one card, and the oval for another card.

For the first card I added a trio of stars from the new SSS Holy Stars Dies, die cut in black. I added some score lines under the oval before attaching it (hard to see in the photos) - and added a sentiment from the new and gorgeous Stained Glass Greetings Stamp Set.





For the second card, I added a deer cut with SSS Retro Deer Die, and a small star from SSS Holy Stars Dies and also turned this one into a shaker as the previous ones. This time, however, I added my sentiment inside the shaker using Stained Glass Greetings Stamp Set and filled it with 1/4" Silver Star Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh.



I love the bold black against the pop of pastel colors on these - and it's fun to use one background and get two cards out of it!


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Everything Sweet - SSS December Card Kit

Hello there! I'm stopping by this morning with another little card I made using the BRAND NEW December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp: Milk and Cookies! An adorable stamp set is included in this one, along with lots of fun Doodlebug papers and stickers, and more! I decided to use pretty much ALL the stickers in the kit to make this one card! They are so fun that I couldn't pick just one or two! Oh - and it is an exclusive mix of stickers that Doodlebug put together just for this kit too!


I also used some of the gorgeous Tonic Tropical Tide glittery paper in the kit - seriously, it is gorgeous! I die cut it with the largest Stitched Banner, then cut the next one smaller in white cardstock. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Christmas Squad Stamp set on a strip of black cardstock, adhered it over the banner, then went crazy adding all those fun stickers! I then die cut some of the pattern paper using a couple sizes of Stitched Rectangles, and layered them all together on a white cardbase before adding the banner with foam adhesive.


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:


What do you think? Am I crazy to use up all those stickers in one place? Or are you, like me, learning to use things and not hoard them? :)


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