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Monday, September 2, 2013

I'm Seeing Stars!

Hey everyone!! It's release time at Lil' Inker Designs again!

We have some fun new products to add to the Lil' Inker Designs store that I think you'll enjoy!   If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from Isha's blog.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog.

I have two cards to share with you today.


Moon Star Expecting


For this card I went with a baby theme and used several new products.  

Moon Star Expecting Top Closeup

See that fabulous star sky?  That is a fun new die that is being released today!  I had so much fun playing with it!  It has so many uses!!  You can use this die as a border, in the middle of your card, on the side, at an angle, etc...you get the point!  To make the moon, I used the 2nd smallest Stitched Mats Circles die to first cut a circle.  Then, I used it again on that same circle to take the "chunk" out of the moon to make the shape I wanted.  The yellow panel is popped up with dimensionals and the raspberry pink dotted paper is flush against the the card to create even more dimension.

Moon Star Expecting Star Closeup


Here I've used two more new products.  The sentiment is from the "Snarky Sentiments" set that had a limited release a few weeks ago (and is currently sold out, sorry!).  And that star...yes!! It is another new set of dies called "Stitched Stars"!  And, if you're wondering, they DO make the stitch on the die cut AND on the negative!  LOVE!! I seemed to be in a hanging mood when I designed this month's release cards as you'll see over the next few days.  I thought it would be fun to hang the star from the moon.

I created a short tutorial on how to make the "puffy" star.  The directions are below.



Here's my last card for today.

Navy Pink Sarcasm

I again used the Starry Night Sky die, only this time I used it vertically.  I scored lines down each side of it for a little extra dimension.  I backed the stars with some fun patterned paper from Echo Park.

Navy Pink Sarcasm Closeup

I stamped stars randomly with VersaMark ink from the "Notebook Doodles" stamp set.   The sentiment is from "Snarky Sentiments" and the banner is from the Flags & Tags Die set.

Have you seen the product images yet?





These are available for purchase in the Lil' Inker Designs store now (except for Snarky Sentiments which is already sold out, but you can put your name on a waiting list if you'd like), along with a few other new products which I'll be showcasing this week as well.

Now, as always, there are several Lil' Inker Designs gift certificates up for grabs! Just comment on the posts along the blog hop and your name could be drawn to win one of the prizes!

We are sadly saying goodbye to one of our team members this month, Debby Hughes!  I have been so inspired by Debby's work!  I wish you all of the best in your new journey Debby!

Lil' Inker Designs wants to welcome a guest designer to this month's release!  Jen Rzasa is joining us for this month's hop!  Yea!!  And, your next stop on this hop is over to her fabulous blog!  Visit Jen here!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think of the new products!  Don't forget to stop by Tuesday & Wednesday for more new product showcases!


Supplies:
Look Who's Expecting
Stamps:  LID Snarky Sentiments
Dies: LID Starry Night Sky, Stitched Stars, Stitched Mats Circles, Flags & Tags Banner Die
Twine: Gold Shimmer from The Twinery
Patterned Paper: Harvest Gold Striped PTI, Hawaiian Shores Polka Dot PTI, Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot PTI, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz

I'm Not Great With Advice
Stamps: LID Snarky Sentiments, LID Notebook Doodle
Dies: LID Starry Night Sky, Flags & Tags Banner Die
Twine: Platinum Shimmer from The Twinery
Cardstock: My Favorite Things Nightshift Blue & Bubblegum
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Here & Now, October Afternoon Midway
Ink: Raspberry Fizz PTI, VersaMark

26 comments:

  1. Great job showcasing the versatility of the starry sky die, Jen! And your puffy star is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing a photo tutorial on that!!!

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  2. Two FABULOUS cards Jen - your star is STELLAR!!!!

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  3. What awesome cards you have made! Love the moon & star ideas! :)

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  4. Love the baby card Jen, with the sweet hanging star. The navy card is beautiful too.

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  5. Oh what a fun release this is and your cards here are the perfect showcase! The baby card is beyond adorable and the puffy heart tutorial is most appreciated! FABULOUS cards - and you've just doubled the length of my wish list!!
    c

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  6. Love that background star die - brilliant! Great project, thanks for sharing your star technique!

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  7. I really like how you scored along the side of the Starry Night die Jen...cute tutorial with the stars too! Great idea to make a baby card with something traditionally thought of as Halloween.

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  8. Fabulous cards--love all the stars and thanks for the how-to on making the puffy star.

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  9. Thanks for te tutorial! Gorgeous cards :)

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  10. The rows of cut out stars are such a fun accent!!

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  11. These are both wonderful. I especially love the first card, but I'm cracking up over the sentiment on the second. Love that you used these new dies/sets so creatively and in a non-halloween way.

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  12. Oh my goodness - that first card has me floored!! Seriously amazing!!!

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  13. Your baby card is so sweet. Love your puffy star! And thanks for the great tutorial.

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  14. Stars can be used for so many cards: holiday, encouragement, birthday, etc. These are great samples, and thanks for the tutorial on the puffy star.

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  15. great use of these adorable stars!!! so super cute and great ideas.

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  16. Simply adorable!!! Love this new produts.... ;)

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  17. OMG!! Loving these!! Such FUN Designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  18. Love how you used the starry star die on each of your cards...wonderful.

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  19. What a great way of showcasing the stars! TFS

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  20. Wow, Jen!!! Thanks so much!! These projects are rocking!!!!!

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  21. Jen you really are amazing! Every release you give 110% and your projects are always fabulous and filled with original ideas. Miss you! Hugs <3

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  22. OK. CUTE!! I am going to have to try do make a star like that now! Adorable Jen!

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  23. What an adorable expecting card!!! The patterns and layout is perfect!! Seriously that dimensional star is awesome!

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