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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Dancing Elephants: Lil' Inker Designs Release Day 1


Hello and welcome to another exciting release from Lil' Inker Designs!  The new products are already available in the store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from my dear friend Amy Kolling'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! 

Jen Carter Birthday Celebration Pachyderm 5 wm

Elephants are trending right now, have you noticed?  Right along with that trend comes this SUPER FUN new set called Party Pachyderms.  I LOVE that this is a solid stamp set!!  I think you'll fall in love with it if you haven't already! :)  AND...it is perfect for use in both kid & adult cards!! 

I started by creating the rectangle background.  I put one of the dies from the MUST HAVE Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles dies at an angle and cut (on Doodlebug Hello Sunshine patterned paper).  Then, I also used the same size for the striped background paper from the same pack.  I popped the solid pink cardstock up with dimensionals to create a window for my dancing elephant.

Jen Carter Birthday Celebration Pachyderm Closeup 1.3

I stamped the elephant from the Party Pachyderms stamp set and then cut him out.  I used the previously released Mini Party Dies to create the hat & to add the party balloon!  Such a perfect sized die set for this new stamp set!  The flag was die cut with the also previously released Sentiment Flag Die Original where I stamped a sentiment from the Party Pachyderms stamp set.  

Jen Carter Connected Circle Flowers 11 wm

This card features two more new stamp sets and the Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles dies.  To create the flower I embossed one of the circle clusters in white from the new We Connect stamp set.  Then, I got out my cheap watercolor paints and started painting.  I really like how it turned out!  For the stems, I used the stem from the previously released Sketched Floral stamps and then used the leaves from the new (and awesome!!) Awesome Blossoms stamp set.  

Jen Carter Connected Circle Flowers Closeup 1.1

The sentiment is also from the Awesome Blossoms stamp set!  Love!!  

I have one last card to share today.

Jen Carter Awesome Blossom Birthday Wishes WM

You are looking at a card now that uses my favorite Lil' Inker Designs flower stamp set ever called Awesome Blossoms!! I LOVE this set!! I love the flower shapes in this set!  

Jen Carter Awesome Blossom Birthday Wishes Closeup1

I masked off the portion of the card where the flowers didn't stamp with post it note tape and then randomly started to stamp the flowers from the set.  I die cut one of the flowers & leaf shapes with the Awesome Blossoms Die Set from watercolor paper to give it a textured look.  Then I stamped the flower, which can be stamped in one step or three depending on how you'd like it to look.  I stamped the base, the highlights and the center in different colored inks.  The sentiment is also from the Awesome Blossoms stamp set.  Seriously love this set! :)

Well, that's all for me today!  All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used are linked below.  Your next stop on the hop is over to the Lil' Inker Designs store to check out all of the new products!

Come back tomorrow for another round of inspiration and 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 new products!

Party Pachyderms
Awesome Blossoms
Awesome Blossoms Die Set
We Connect
Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles

Previously Released Products:

Sketched Floral
Mini Party Dies
Sentiment Flag Die Original

32 comments:

  1. Love the soft colors of your flower card and the way you created a flower with the interlocking circles. So creative!

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  2. Lol! That elephant is brilliant!!!! Love how you used the circles from the We Connect set to create flowers. The last card is so pretty! xx

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  3. sooooo gorgeous! LOVE your cards. I REALLY love how you turned those circles into flowers.....brilliant!

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  4. LOVE your elephant card! The colours are beautiful! :)

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  5. Lovely work! Love the contrast between the bright colors, the watercoloring and the pastels...awesome cards!

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  6. all great cards! I really like the yellow one the best!

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  7. Oh my, how adorable and cute and your projects, gr8t job!

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  8. FUN & FABULOUS cards Jen!!!
    LOVE your ADORABLE elephant partying in the window, LOVE your circly flowers & SWEET sentiment and LOVE your AWESOME flowers too, such BEAUTIFUL inking, SO MANY MUST-HAVE stamps & dies!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ... and CRAFTY TEMPTATION :)

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  9. All of these are fabulous, Jen! But that third flower card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Beautiful colors and awesome stamping!!

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  10. Clever use of the We Connect set! And I have to agree- your colors for that last card are just beautiful!

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  11. Never thought of a black elephant!

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  12. Your cards are always fab! ! especially love the first card with the window of stripes.

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  13. Jen you got my cart I've juices flowing with your fabulous creations!! I love how you angled and off set the stiched die on your elephant card front and your color palettes are just so YUMMIE!!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  14. Gorgeous card with the awesome blossoms set, those colors just speak to me!

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  15. The dancing elephant is darling.

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  16. Three amazing cards! Love the fun and whimsy of the elephant card!

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  17. All of your cards are so perfect and innovative! Love the mix of products!

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  18. I really love your use of the Awesome Blossoms stamps and dies. The card is just beautiful! And that little dancing elephant is so stinkin cute! Love your work!

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  19. Cute little scene in the window frame. And those florals looks beautiful, Jen. :)

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  20. love how you turned the circles into flowers!

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  21. Delightful cards! I love the fun party hat and balloon to go with that adorable elephant! And your circle flowers are awesome... very creative!

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  22. Gorgeous colors! LOVE the bright and fun elephant card! The florals are elegant and beautiful ♥

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  23. Wow! Wonderful cards! Love the bright colors with the elephant and the fun little additions you had with him. Your other two cards are sweet and crisp. Love it!

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  24. Love elephants and this happy one makes me smile.
    Love the flowers on the cards.
    The watercolor is unique.
    thanks for sharing.

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  25. LOVE LOVE the pachyderms - PLEASE release matching dies!!!!!!!

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  26. Wouldn't've thought to use We Connect as flowers... fab!!

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  27. I love your cute dancing elephant!
    The window you made is perfect!!!
    The floral card is so lovely :-)

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  28. Wonderful and creative floral cards and these elephants are so fun!

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  29. Awesome card designs and colors!

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  30. What fun-can't wait to go order!
    TFS!

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  31. Wonderful cards. That pachyderm has a suspicious grin--too much partying.

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