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Monday, July 31, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs August 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 storeIf you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Heather Hoffman's Blog!   


I have two cards to share today, both with a birthday theme.

Card #1
First up is a bright and fun card featuring the new Modern Mandala Stamp & Modern Mandala Die sets.

Jen Carter Modern Mandala Ombre 1 wm

To create this card I started with a white piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Then using one of the beautiful and detailed images from the Modern Mandala Stamp Set I embossed the images with white embossing powder and a heat gun.  To make them line up easier, I stamped & embossed just a couple at a time so I could more easily see where to place the next image.  Then using bright inks (listed below) & a sponge applicator I began sponging the inks onto the cardstock & blending as I went.  Once I was completely finished I used a white rag to rub off the ink from the white embossed images which allowed the white to more fully pop.

Jen Carter Modern Mandala Ombre closeup 2 wm

I then inked up another little section of white cardstock and stamped & embossed the image again and this time I die cut it out with the coordinating Modern Mandala Die. I attached that to my card front with dimensionals.  I then diecut the little sentiment plate, also included in the Modern Mandala Die Set, from black cardstock & embossed the sentiment from the Modern Mandala Stamp Set in white.  I used some black twine to attach the sentiment plate to the card front.  I love how the black pops against the bright ink colors & white images!

Card #2
This next card is much softer in color and uses several new products including the new Eat Cake Stamp set, coordinating Eat Cake Die Set, Ever Stamps & Ever Word Die

Jen Carter Ever Eat Cake Birthday 2 wm

For this card I started by taking a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock and blending an area of pink & yellow inks (listed below).  I then die cut that piece with one of the Eat Cake Dies and stamped the sentiment from the Eat Cake Stamp set and embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder.  I used a white gel pen to add the stripes on the candles and used Glossy Accents to make the flames shiny.

Jen Carter Ever Eat Cake Birthday Closeup wm

To assemble the panel I die cut the Rustic Cream card panel with the previously released Stitched Mats: Side Stitched Rectangles. I then die cut the large, gorgeous Ever Word Die out of gold glittery cardstock.  Once I placed that on the panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Ever Stamp Set.  Then, I placed the cake on top of the sentiment with dimensional tape.  After wrapping some gold thread around the card base, I attached the entire panel with dimensional tape.

Lil' Inker Designs Products Used on My Cards





Other New Products Available now in the Store 
I didn't use these NEW products on my card today but I didn't want you to miss all of the fun new products that were just released!  I'll be showcasing these products over the next two days so I hope you'll swing by again.  To shop the entire new release, click here.



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Thanks for visiting my blog today!  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 Frost-Ballas' Blog

Card Supplies
Mandala Happy Birthday Card
Dies & Stamps: Listed Above
Cardstock: Bristol Smooth, Black
Embossing Powder: Filigree Fine Detail White 
Twine: Solid Charcoal (Twinery)

Best Birthday Ever Card
Dies & Stamps: Listed Above
Cardstock: Peach Bellini (MFT), Rustic White (PTI), Bristol Smooth
Ink: Bellini & Tiara Dye Ink (Catherine Pooler), Worn Lipstick & Spiced Marmalade (Distress Oxide)
Embossing Powder: Zing Gold Glitter Finish
Other: Glossy Accents, Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen, Gold Thread

42 comments:

  1. Hi Jen ~ Absolutely love the way you've designed your Mandala card with the CPD inks (they're my new go-to inks!!) and the elegant birthday card you made with the Ever die (LOVE that die!). Thanks so much for sharing and I hope your week is awesome! ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  2. What a wonderful idea with the Mandala. Love the cake card with the beautiful gold embossing.

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  3. Wow! Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness Jen, these are beautiful cards! I love the colours you used on the Modern Mandala card and that birthday card is GORGEOUS!

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  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your first card! So pretty! Great job!!!

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  6. Two of my favorite cards! I love that bright Mandala card!

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  7. Ooh la la on that first card! Just gorgeous, both in colors and design.
    The Mandala is so pretty. And your 2nd card is so lovely with the gold
    embossing & gold glitter word.

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  8. Bright and gorgeous, meet soft and beautiful!! LOve the emboss-resist technique for that mandala!
    =]

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  9. Both cards are beautiful. The colors on the first card really grabs your attention.

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  10. Your Mandala card screams summer to me. I love it. My favorite colors.

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  11. LOVE your cards - especially the colors in the mandala card. I never thought of inking after embossing! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love the Mandala card! So pretty!

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  13. The mandala and Ever are top favs on my wishlist so far. LOVE what you did with them!! That mandala card is mesmerizing!!

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  14. You cards are stunning! The first one reminds me of a sunset! I love how the birthday card sparkles and shines :)

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  15. Two gorgeous cards!! I love that large EVER word and that mandala set is so elegant

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  16. Love the gradation of colors from
    orange to purple on the first card.
    The gold on the second is fantastic.
    thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love your so very nice cards!

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  18. Beautiful work with stunning colors!

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  19. Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the colors you chose for both cards and the blended looks are gorgeous!

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  20. Oooh, these are simply beautiful! Love them!

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  21. Both awesome!!! But that blending on your first card - wow! Love how that turned out!

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  22. I would LOVE receiving those cards! They're so beautiful! Thank you!

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  23. These are both great! I especially love how you popped up the mandala in the center of the first. Beautiful!!

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  24. Wow! Really gorgeous cards! The mandala stamps and dies are amazing! And I love the graceful Ever die!

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  25. ....that's all! And also WOW!

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  26. Gorgeous cards... And that Mandala one is simply awesome..

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  27. Loving the colours in your cards especially the Mandala card. Thank you for the lovely work.

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  28. WOW - WONDERFUL cards!
    Your birthday card is EVER-so CUTE and your inky Mandala MAGICAL!

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  29. Both cards are beautiful! Love the bright colors on the first card!!

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  30. Love the colors on the first and the gold on the second.

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  31. Your mandala card is simply a beautiful sunset! And I love the Ever birthday card. 2 Great stamp sets added to my list!

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  32. Gorgeous cards! Amazing embossing! Love this release! 🙂

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  33. Beautiful! Love the mandala background and the colors are so cheery.

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  34. So! You're the one that did this fantastic Mandala card that was in the Lil' Inker heading for this great Hop. Gorgeous work using a fantastic stamp set. The Ever is in a font that is good to look at.

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  35. Scrumptious cards! Love the colors you used with the mandala designs, and that yummy cake on your 2nd card! Awesome Eat Cake stamp set and coordinating die!

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  36. These new stamps and dies are fabulous! I especially like your mix of colors creating the ombre background.

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  37. These are such beautiful cards and I really like the color combinations you used!

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  38. These are such beautiful cards and I really like the color combinations you used!

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  39. Wow that first card is simply stunning!!! Loooove the colours!

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