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Monday, November 18, 2013

Falling Leaves = Joy

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  There are lots of fun products being released this month and I've heard a lot of great feedback that you are liking what you've been seeing!

If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from our guest designer's blog Tracey McNeely! Did you see what she created yesterday?  It was adorable! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us today!   If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, visit Laura's blog.  There are prizes up for grabs so be sure to leave comments on the blog posts!

I love Autumn & Spring!  The neutral temps...not too cold, not too hot.  The beautiful changing colors on the trees.  I love when the streets are filled with colorful leaves, undisturbed.  They are just so beautiful!  My card today found inspiration in those changing and falling leaves.

Leaves of Joy

I used a similar concept to what I used on the card I showed yesterday on this card.  First I cut the new Cover Up Die: Leaf  Pattern out of some fabulous new mint green/turquoise cardstock that I can't put down (here's a fair warning that you will be seeing it A LOT on my blog!!). I cut different patterned papers and replaced some of the leaves with the patterns.  I love how some of the leaves on this die are stitched in typical LID fashion!

Leaves of Joy Closeup

I cut the "joy" (have I said how much I like that die??) in black and then added a black strip to ground it.  I love the contrast that the black adds to the card, especially against that mint/turquoise  green.    I added a black rhinestone for the dot on the "j".  Can you believe that there is NO stamping on this card!! That doesn't happen for me very often!




(this "joy" die was released last month)

Thank you so much for joining me today!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a great prize from the LID store!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog


Supplies:
Dies: LID Cover Up Die: Leaf Pattern, Joy Word Die
Cardstock: Sugar Candy by Recollections, Vintage White & True Black by PTI
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories I {Heart} Summer

32 comments:

  1. You are SOO right! The black is such a bold fabulous addition Jen!!! (especially that extra black stripe!)

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  2. Love the great pattern you created with the mixture of patterned and solid papers. The little strip of black gives the joy die cut a whole new look Jen.

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  3. Love your creations and agree the black strip is a very clever idea

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  4. I love it!! The colors, the patterns, the dies, awesome!! tfs Patricia B

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  5. GORGEOUS card Jen - I LOVE the aqua too - really makes your design POP!

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  6. This is perfect! Love the bold colors and how you pieced the patterned papers inside. You are rocking these cover up plates.

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  7. Love the black addition! Beautiful card. :)

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  8. Just the right patterns and colors! I know that I will fall in love whenever I visit your blog. What a gorgeous card!

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  9. I like how you added the pp to the spaces on the die.

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  10. This was a great use of this die. Love all the colors.

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  11. I like all the colors and patterns of the leaves.

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  12. Beautiful - so colorful, perfect to cheer up dreary winter days :)

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  13. Gorgeous--love the aqua with the mix of colors & patterns! And the black sentiment really looks awesome. I really like the added black strip.

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  14. So stunning! You and LID = magic!
    c

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  15. Very pretty, but after seeing yesterday & today's projects, you must have the patience of a saint to place all those pieces.

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  16. Seriously made my jaw drop. What a WOW card!

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  17. Another stunning card! Beautiful, eye-catching, striking!
    c

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  18. Wow!! Such FUN cRds for today!! Loving your FUN Designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Week!! ;)

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  19. Oh that is so cool! I must have one of these cover up leaves, I love it.

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  20. So pretty with all the colors and patterns of leaves you used!!
    <3 J

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  21. Jen I love how you added the patterned paper leaves to the die, it looks fantastic.

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  22. I love your card. What terrific colors. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  23. WOWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!! I love this card! It's super coool!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! I am so trying this!

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  24. Another beautiful card! I love how you alternated the stitching and patterns...Love the 'Joy' die cut, too!

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  25. OH I love this! Gorgeous leaves and such a fun bold sentiment for this card! Pretty!

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