If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from our guest designer's blog Tracey McNeely! Hasn't she done awesome this week! I have so enjoyed seeing her creations and how she has used these products!! Thank you so much for joining us Tracey! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, visit Laura's blog.
The first card I have to share with you today features a new stamp set called Modern Mehndi. It has beautiful intricate flowers & leaves and fun sentiments too. I embossed the flowers and leaves on black cardstock and it created a stunning background. I love how it pops. I used another new die, my FAVORITE from this release called On the Diagonal to create that diagonal corner.
Let me tell you a little bit about this fabulous die...
It doesn't look like much does it? When I first got it, I wasn't even sure how to use it. Once I figured it out, I couldn't STOP using it! I don't know about you, but I struggle to cut two diagonal strips the same size, at the same angle. It should be so easy, but it never turns out just right. This die takes care of that! It take the guess work out of it. And...you can make the pieces big or little, depending on what style you are looking for. You can use just the die piece itself, of you can cut 2 pieces a part and use the 2 negative pieces. It's awesome!
AND...it cuts that wonderful LID stitching!! You can't get THAT by just using a paper cutter!
So, for this card, I used the On the Diagonal die to cut a triangle border for my card (starting first with one of the Stitched Mats: Rectangle dies to create 2 sides of the triangle). LOVE this option! I really like seeing that stitching all the way around the triangle! It is such a simple, yet striking detail. I popped the triangle panel up with pop dots and then added the strip of cardstock with the sentiment from the previously released Flags & Tags Stamp Set. I tied a piece of Gunmetal twine from The Twinery to finish it off.
I started my card base with gray corners created using the On the Diagonal dies again. I cut the Stitched Mats: Rectangle piece and then I cut that in 3 pieces with the diagonal die. That created the triangle corners on the card.
I die cut several of the Mehndi flowers from patterned paper and then stamped them with the coordinating Modern Mehndi flower stamps. I layered the die cut flowers to create 3D flowers and also added the leaves (I really like the leaf shape!). I die cut one of the ovals from the new Stitched Mats: Ovals and then stamped the sentiment from the Modern Mehndi stamp set.
On a sad note, we are saying goodbye to two of our designers, Isha Gupta & Taheerah Atchia. I have enjoyed having them on the LID team and getting to know them each a little bit better. It's sad to see them go, but please be sure to continue to visit their blogs!
That wraps up our release! Thank you so much for joining me this week! I'll be back next week to show you another project created with these new projects! 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 not already listed:
Dies: Lil Inker Designs
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Berry Sorbet, Michael's Recollections Sugar Candy
Twine: The Twinery Gunmetal Twine
Other: White Embossing Powder PTI
Have a Gorgeous Day
Dies & Stamps: Lil Inker Designs
Cardstock: Soft Stone PTI, Gray Coordinations
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss