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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Lil' Inker Designs: Seriously Awesome

Hello!  I am so excited to share this next post for Lil' Inker Designs release week with you!  Have you enjoyed what you've seen so far this week?  I sure do think it is a fabulous line up of new products!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Campbell's blog and if you'd like to start at the beginning, visit Laura's blog! There are three $15 gift certificates to the LID store up for grabs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!

I have two cards to share with you using a lot of new Lil' Inker products!

Seriously Happy Birthday 1.1 WM

This is my favorite card that I made for this release!  Who would have thought that a card that I actually colored on would end up being my favorite?  That is so unlike me!  I just love this new Sketched Floral set!

Seriously Happy Birthday Closeup 1.1 WM

I pulled out my watercolors to color the flower.  I then used my old yellow Sakura Glaze to color in the anthers on the flower.  Isn't it cool how the die stitches the outline of the flower on the negative part of the cardstock?  I think it adds such a cool detail!  And that seriously die...how fun is that?  The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from the Sketched Floral set as well and I embossed it in white on black cardstock.

When you open the card you get...

Seriously Happy Birthday Inside

...this.  That is the flower that was showing through the front of the card.  I stamped the stem, used watercolors to make a little shadow of sorts and then die cut the stem from the Sketched Floral dies and adhered it.  I stamped another sentiment on the curve that is also included in the set.

Seriously Bday WM

Here I used the new Seriously die and Seriously Awesome stamp set in a more elegant way.  

Seriously Bday Closeup WM

I die cut the feathers with watercolor paper and then stamped the coordinating feather image with three dye ink colors in an ombre look.  Then, I took my water brush and blended the colors together.  I used a white gel pen to add dots to the centers after the ink was dry.  I embossed the sentiment onto the new Pinked Edge flag and then attached the seriously die cut.

This is such a little thing but another detail that I really like about the seriously die is that the dot of the "i" is attached to the word so you don't have to worry about trying to keep track of and then adhering that tiny little dot!

Jen Angel Policy Stamps

Another product that released this week is a set of Angel Policy stamps.  These are nice to add to the back of your cards.  Here I stamped one of the feather images above it to draw your eye to the back.










Well, that's all for me today!  Don't forget to leave a comment to win!  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning!  There's plenty more inspiration to see using these sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Thanks again for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments the last few days!

Jen Carter -- You are here

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the floral stamp set and the coordinating dies! Love the way you used the die on this card! And the card with the feathers is beautiful... great colors!

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  2. What fabulous cards...really love them all.

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  3. I just adore the flower stamp and die. So many different uses, as showcased by your cards. So pretty.

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  4. SERIOUSLY AWESOME cards Jen!!!
    LOVE the BEAUTIFUL flower with the stitched window, LOVE the pretty color against the POP of black from the FABULOUS sentiment - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Your 2nd card is GORGEOUS too - WOW - your feathers are STUNNING, so is your color combo!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your SERIOUSLY CREATIVE INSPIRATION, looking forward to trying these techniques soon :)

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  5. I do like the stitched border for the flower die!

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  6. WOW! If these were the only two cards I saw from this release, I would want it all. Fabulous colors, layouts, color techniques. Trendy yet timeless. You always impress!!!

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  7. Two fabulous cards... SO stunning :)

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  8. I love the water colored feathers card! Gorgeous!

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  9. Day 3 (already!) and the release continues to amaze and delight, as do your fabulous, eye-catching showcases! WOW to the max!
    ~c

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  10. Love the color of that flower! Stunning! And those feathers are yum-o!

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  11. Beautiful projects - but I especially LOVE those feathers in watercolor!

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  12. Wow stunning cards...love how you created the window on the first and the colours on the feather on the last is gorgeous.

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  13. Your Sketched Floral card is great! I love when the inside of a card is decorated as well as the front!

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  14. Two lovely cards. I especially like the first one.

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  15. Very pretty! I love that stitching around the flower die negative! thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love your water colored feathers. Seeing them this way makes me really want the feathers stamp and die set as well.

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  17. The flower is beautiful. You did a wonderful job coloring it.
    Love the feathers. I'll be getting that set.

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  18. Wow, these are STUNNING. Love the flowers with the window. And those feathers are gorgeous!

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  19. Lovely cards. I like the inside of the first card.

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  20. Beautiful cards Jen. Love the flower window on the first one... the colors are so pretty on the feather card.

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  21. My goodness Jen, your cards are gorgeous! You've really made me take a good look at that floral die and stamp. It's gorgeous and I love the stitching around it.

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  22. Your two cards have made me want the sketched flower and the feather die and stamp. Before I saw your cards I felt lukewarm toward both of them, and then your post turned my world around.

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  23. Stunning cards! Both the flowers and feathers make quite a statement.

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  24. wow, those are just beautiful, I couldn't pick a favorite. great shares

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  25. Beautiful cards! Really need the Sketched floral stamps & dies. :)

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  26. Super love today's cards. So fun that the design carries from the front to the inside on the first card.

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  27. Love the flower card and the card where you used the feather...love them...

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  28. 0000h!! Your first card with the stitched flower die and seriously die has captivated me!!

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  29. Love these cards!! The window card is GORGEOUS! And word dies with the letter "i" really are a huge pain in the butt! Way to point out that this die has that dot connected!!

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  30. These are seriously amazing cards! WOW!!!

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