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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs Mini May Release + Video Tutorial



Welcome to a special mini release from Lil' Inker Designs!  We are releasing three new stamp sets and 2 new dies that I think you're going to love!  This is a special blog hop too because we have a special group of ladies joining us today!  These wonderful ladies I have had the pleasure of spending several crafty retreat weekends with at a wonderful crafty house (check that out here) and they each received a stamp set as a gift from Laura.  And guess what!?  We are all here to share our creations with you!  

If you are following along with the blog hop you should have come from my seating buddy Lisa Petrella's blog (she's such a kind person and I was so lucky to get to sit next to her at this last retreat!!).  If you are just beginning this hop here, visit Laura's blog for the entire hop order.

And of course there are prizes involved...three in fact!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the blogs in the hop to be eligible to win!


I have three projects and a short video tutorial to share with you today!


Jen Carter You Will Never Regret Being Kind  wm

First up is this great You Will Never Regret Being Kind Stamp.  There are quite a few different ways to use this stamp as you'll see as you visit the ladies' blogs.   The technique I used on this card was shown to me at our last crafty retreat by my sweet friend Cheryl.  You heat emboss the image in white embossing powder and then color over the top with copic markers.  Super simple and FUN and it packs a great punch!  I made the border with the Dual Dotted Rectangles Dies.

Here is a short video (less than 3 minutes) on how to do this easy technique.



And a closer look at the card I made in the video:

Jen Carter Be the Reason Pink

For this card I used the new Be the Reason that Someone Smiles Today stamp and the same Dual Dotted Rectangles Die as in the first card.

One last card...

Jen Carter Angel Pets Bird 1 wm


Sadly, it seems like my Facebook feed is often full of friends saying goodbye to their wonderful pets.  Lil' Inker Designs has come out with a set that is perfect for sending notes to friends & family dealing with a loss of a beloved pet.  For the above card I started by die cutting the new Cover Up Die: Stitched Clouds (I'm so excited about this die!!) to use for the background for my card.  I stamped the clouds and cute bird from the new Angel Pets stamp set and die cut them with the coordinating Angel Pets die set.  I colored them with copics.  I embossed the sentiment on vellum, also from the Angel Pets stamp set.  The large white stitched cloud and rainbow were die cut with the Rainbow & Clouds die set.





You can be eligible to win one of three prizes just by commenting on the blogs in the hop!  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 another sweet gal who makes me smile, Linda Nomura's blog!

Thank you for joining me today!

**I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Anything Goes.**

45 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards!!!!! What great stamps

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  2. Jen, your cards are ALL GORGEOUS! Thanks for the great video tutorial, it really shows how beautiful this stamp really is! Oh my, how I love that Cloud Cover Plate! GORGEOUS!

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  3. Jen, these projects are amazing!! I love your video too! I'm going to take some screenshots of it and upload to Instagram to promo it here. It's fabulous and I am totally trying this too!! Love love love love!!!!
    Thank you so much for all these lovely creations and for all your hard work!
    Laura

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  4. such pretty cards. Really LOVE your first card - it is just stunning with the black background and bright colored sentiment :)

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  5. Beautiful cards love the colors on dark cardstock really pops

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  6. These are so unique and pretty with the back background! I love this idea!

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  7. Jen.....I loved your video and you colored! :) I love this technique and I don't think I've ever tried it! Will definitely give it a try now!

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  8. Love your cards Jen!! And I really enjoyed your tutorial! I would never have thought to do this and now I'm going to give it a try 😊

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  9. Love the colorful Kind card... but those Angel Pets sentiments are just as you said: perfect! Darling cards!
    =]

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  10. I love them all! Thanks for the shoutout, too. Your coloring looks so beautiful, and I think I'm going to need that dotted die...

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  11. Cool technique. I must give the coloring on the embossing a try. Thanks for the inspiration

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  12. Love, love, love your cards. You always use color so vibrant and perfectly!

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  13. Love your wonderful cards. Thanks for the video.

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  14. Wow. Such a vibrant card. Love it.

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  15. Sweet rainbow card and I like your colorful sentiment cards.

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  16. What a great way to get so much colour! I never heard of thos method before. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  17. Gorgeous cards, love the coloring & will have to try that.
    I adore the birdie sympathy card. My Mom's beloved parakeet just passed a couple days ago. I need to make one ... :-(

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  18. Wow! I love how colored the sentiment stamp and that you shared the technique. Thank you.

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  19. Great cards! Love how the copics look over the embossing!

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  20. I see you and I both used that great tip from Cheryl about coloring over embossing powder. Great minds and all that. :) Your cards are all gorgeous!

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  21. Love all these bright colors on the black, very pretty

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  22. Gorgeous cards! I love love LOVE the colored, embossed sentiments! I've never seen that done, but can't wait to try it!

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  23. Love these big sentiment stamps! Pretty cards in great colors with black background! Great effect! And your Angel Pets card is adorable with that sweet bird!

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  24. Wow, the black card is amazing. It reminds me of a colorful chalk drawing.

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  25. Oh wow, you did a fabulous job with this mini release!

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  26. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the most helpful video!

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  27. Great technique with the copic markers on white embossing powder. Have to try it soon myself.

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  28. I am definitely going to try your embossing/copic technique-these cards are so fabulous and bright! They would definitely send cheer to anyone's way! Also you did such a wonderful card with the angel pets, I agree, it is too often that friends lose their treasured pets and this would be such a nice way to send sympathy.

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  29. This embossing technique is awesome! I'll have to try it soon, you cards look amazing!

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  30. Wow, I absolutely LOVE your technique on the Be the Reason card!! I can't wait to try that! And the birdie card is just so sweet!

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  31. Love the mix of colors on the black.
    The rainbow card is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love love love the coloring on these! They pop!!

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  33. Jen these are gorgeous!! There's no way to pick a favorite so I pick them all! Lol... amazing work!

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  34. Wow! I love the way you colored that sentiment stamp!!

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  35. Wow! Your cards are simply stunning!!! I love your colouring!!!

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  36. Awesome colouring technique and loved your video Jen! The second card is super cute, I love the stitched cloud background!

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  37. Awe, Jen, the Copic coloring over white embossing really pops on the dark card stock. Love your sweet Angel Pet card too. That sentiment is ideal for that special occasion of losing a dear pet.

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  38. Thank you for that fab idea to color embossed images in copics... it looks awesome!!

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  39. Super fun technique, Jen! The results are so colorful and happy!! And your angel pets card is absolutely darling!!!

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  40. Ok totally loving how you colored your sentiments!

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  41. Thanks for sharing the technique. I love your cards

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  42. Really neat technique on the first...need to try. Wonderful cards!

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