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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 1


Hello!  It's time for the next Lil' Inker Designs release! The new products are already available in the  Lil' Inker Designs store!  


If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Hoffman's Blog!  

I have two cards to share today.

Jen Carter Painted Alpha Chevron Border Gator 1 wm

First up is this gator card. This was inspired by the new Stitched Chevron Border die. As I was playing around with it I thought it would make good teeth.  I had so much fun figuring out how to put this together.  

To make the gator, I used the "cloud" border from the Border Builder die set to cut the top of his head and the rounded stitched border from the same set to cut the bottom of his head.  I used the Stitched Chevron Border die to create the teeth.  The eye was die cut with the smallest die in the Stitched Mats: Circles die set.  The little black dot was die cut with the circle in the Anytime Tags 2 die set.

The blue sea was made using a few layers of the Fanfare Scalloped Border die.  The letters for the sentiment "Later Gator" are die cut from the new & GOTTA HAVE 😉 Pretty Painted Alphabet die set & then stamped with the coordinating Pretty Painted Alphabet stamps.  I 💗 these new alphabet stamps & dies!

Jen Carter Hootie Patootie Weather 1 wm

I am so excited about the new Hootie Patootie stamps!  My daughter & I both love owls!  I colored in the owl with copics.  To make the background, I used the Cover Up Die: Swirls with a dark teal paper and left all of the pieces in, die cut it again in a lighter green and popped up a few pieces to emphasize the rain drops.  I then used the Color Blocking die that you know I am a huge fan of (you can see a video on how to use this die here) to create the diagonal pieces at the bottom.  The sentiment also comes from the Hootie Patootie stamp set.









You can win the entire release just by commenting on the Lil' Inker Design Team's blogs!  To be eligible, you must leave a comment on each Design Team blog each day of the 3 day release.  

All of the Lil' Inker products that I've used (and more!) are available to purchase right now in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  Your next stop on the blog hop is over to Jessica Ballas' blog!

78 comments:

  1. Your gator is awesome. What a creative idea. Love the sweet owl, too.

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  2. Amazing and novel ideas. I love the background made with the die. So so cool. Thanks for sharing :)
    Cheers
    preeti

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  3. Awesome background and an adorable owl on your first card! And such a clever gator card with fabulous details! Love the Stitched Chevron Border die for the teeth!

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  4. How creative to make an alligator from various sets! Really gets me thinking.

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  5. I bought the fanfare scalloped border die, I love it! Loved the back ground die as well that you use in you card, Lil Inker has the best back ground dies! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  6. My goodness you are creative! Love that gator card!!!

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  7. Awesome gator card, so clever! And perfect cover up die for that cute little owl!

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  8. Oooh, love what you did with the alphabet Jen! All those wonderful dies on the gator card and the little owl is adorable. Love what you did with the diecut background there as well. You're so creative!

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  9. Jen! That gator is EVERYTHING! Then the swirl background die, making it rain? OH MY GOSH. I have that die. And it's about to storm in here! :)

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  10. Lil INker has the most fantastic cover up dies!

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  11. I'm helping direct a show of Peter Pan at the moment so these crocodiles are so cute and relevant 😍

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  12. I absolutely love the gator card.... so clever :)
    Jenny x

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  13. I love that background die with that owl, so clever! And that gator card is pure genius!

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  14. Love the owl,gayer & cover die cards

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  15. oh my goodnes!!!! these are awesome. you know how I feel about that gator card....it's pure genius! love.

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  16. Wow love how you were thinking out side the box to create the awesome gator card. So inspiring;)

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  17. your gator card has to be the most creative card i've ever seen - wonderful release!!

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  18. You do a great job of showcasing the product, I want everything you used!

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  19. Love how you use the cover up die...and the border builder set is amazing!

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  20. Wow! Wow! Wow! That gator...such a creative way to use that die! I hope you don't mind CASEing.

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  21. OMG! Your gator card is so creative! I love it!! Your other card combines two of my favorites...green and owls :-D

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  22. Oh my gosh, what darling cards. I love the gator card.

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  23. LOVE your gator! Love your creativity! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Well, I am impressed! The gator card is fabulous, fun & so creative of you!
    But the owls still steal my heart; love the awesome design of that card.

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  25. WOWZERS Jen, these are stinkin' CUTE! Love the colours you chose, so pretty!

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  26. Your gator card made me laugh!

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  27. Great cards, love how you made the alligator!

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  28. These are super creative! Wow! I really love how you made some of the rain drops stick up off the page. I want to go and try that right now! :) Thanks for the inspiration and thinking outside of the box!

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  29. Your gator card is too cute! Very creative.

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  30. Love, Love, Love your cards. The backgrounds and the gator are so amazing!

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  31. WOW, your cards are awesome. I love the colors of your owl and the gator is just ingenious!

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  32. love the gator card!!! tooo cute! love the background die on the owl card!

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  33. These cards are so great! That alligator card is the cleverest and that owl paired with the raindrop background is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. The owl is so sweet and your alligator card is very clever!

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  35. These are great! The gator would be perfect for little boy's birthdays!

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  36. I love the new letters! A must purchase for sure! Cute cards!

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  37. OMG! What awesome cards you made. Great job they are so adorable.
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  38. Oh my...that gator card is so clever! I love the colors you chose for the sweet owl card.

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  39. These are just So Creative! Your details are wonderful. Love the new Letters, too.

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  40. That gator is so creative! And I love the bright colors in your owl card! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  41. Such beautiful work, you are brilliant with that background!

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  42. Dear Jen, I admire your creativity! Really great cards, both of them! This new release seems to be a lot of fun to play with :-)

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  43. Oh my goodness!!! Such adorable and funny cards!!! That gator is so cool!! Congrats on your creativity!!!

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  44. That alligator is fierce - but cute.
    Love the get well card.
    The added dimension from the
    die cut pieces is a good idea.
    that card would cheer anyone.
    thanks for sharing

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  45. Wow!! The gator card is wonderful!!

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  46. Love the get well card! The background is amazing.

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  47. turning the chevron die into an alligator is just so clever!

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  48. The alligator card is so cute and clever! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  49. Adorable owl card--I like the raindrops. Love the gator card--I always say this to the grandkids.

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  50. Love your gator card, it is so creative!

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  51. Super cute cards! Love both designs..very creative ♥

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  52. That gator is genius! Such a clever way to use that die!

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  53. Wow great cards, great design!

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  54. Your cards are pretty but especially the unique apple card.

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  55. Oh wow. Your cards are so adorable.

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  56. How creative! Your alligator is awesome!! The stitched chevron makes perfect teeth! I think the pretty painted alphabet might be my favorite of this release. I would use it all the time! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  57. Wow! The cards are gorgeous. Love the new release. It is simply fabulous!

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  58. amazing cards, super creative! I like very much the popup detail in the card of the owl and the alligator is just genius!

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  59. Fun cards, very cleverly made!

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  60. Your gator card is so clever!! Your owl card is so sweet!!

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  61. The owl card is awesome & I love the alligator. What an adorable genius use of the chevron border! Love it!

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  62. Super creative cards and love the new releases.

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  63. Love the Gator card! Super creative! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  64. The owls are cute, but the aligator is very fun!

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  65. The later gator card is awesome!!!! Amazing creations!!

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  66. The owls are sooo cute!!! Especially like what you did with the umbrella and the water droplets.

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  67. Very clever with the alligator! And I just love the owl card - your shading is wonderful.

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  68. SQUEAL!! SO CREATIVE!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Alligator Card and Owls are my FAVORITE!! I LOVE them both!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  69. Your owl in the rain card is super! That alligator card cracks me up. Cool :)

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