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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Favorite: On the Diagonal!

Welcome to the wrap-up of the Lil' Inker Designs release!  I still have a few new products to share with you today and one of them is my FAVORITE of the entire release!

If you are following along in the blog hop, you should have come from our guest designer's blog Tracey McNeely! Hasn't she done awesome this week!  I have so enjoyed seeing her creations and how she has used these products!! Thank you so much for joining us Tracey! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, visit Laura's blog.

Mehndi Birthday

The first card I have to share with you today features a new stamp set called Modern Mehndi.  It has beautiful intricate flowers & leaves and fun sentiments too.  I embossed the flowers and leaves on black cardstock and it created a stunning background.  I love how it pops.  I used another new die, my FAVORITE from this release called On the Diagonal to create that diagonal corner. 

Let me tell you a little bit about this fabulous die...

It doesn't look like much does it?  When I first got it, I wasn't even sure how to use it.  Once I figured it out, I couldn't STOP using it!  I don't know about you, but I struggle to cut two diagonal strips the same size, at the same angle.  It should be so easy, but it never turns out just right.  This die takes care of that!  It take the guess work out of it. can make the pieces big or little, depending on what style you are looking for.  You can use just the die piece itself, of you can cut 2 pieces a part and use the 2 negative pieces.  It's awesome! cuts that wonderful LID stitching!!  You can't get THAT by just using a paper cutter!

Mehndi Birthday Closeup

So, for this card, I used the On the Diagonal die to cut a triangle border for my card (starting first with one of the Stitched Mats: Rectangle dies to create 2 sides of the triangle). LOVE this option!  I really like seeing that stitching all the way around the triangle!  It is such a simple, yet striking detail.  I popped the triangle panel up with pop dots and then added the strip of cardstock with the sentiment from the previously released Flags & Tags Stamp Set.  I tied a piece of Gunmetal twine from The Twinery to finish it off. 

This last card showcases the new Modern Mehndi dies & the new Stitched Mat: Ovals dies

Mendi Diagonal Gorgeous

I started my card base with gray corners created using the On the Diagonal dies again.  I cut the Stitched Mats: Rectangle piece and then I cut that in 3 pieces with the diagonal die.  That created the triangle corners on the card. 

Mendi Diagonal Gorgeous Closeup

I die cut several of the Mehndi flowers from patterned paper and then stamped them with the coordinating Modern Mehndi flower stamps.   I layered the die cut flowers to create 3D flowers and also added the leaves (I really like the leaf shape!).  I die cut one of the ovals from the new Stitched Mats: Ovals and then stamped the sentiment from the Modern Mehndi stamp set.  

On a sad note, we are saying goodbye to two of our designers,  Isha Gupta & Taheerah Atchia.  I have enjoyed having them on the LID team and getting to know them each a little bit better.  It's sad to see them go, but please be sure to continue to visit their blogs!

That wraps up our release!  Thank you so much for joining me this week!  I'll be back next week to show you another project created with these new projects!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a great prize from the LID store!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!  

Supplies not already listed:
Birthday Wishes
Cardstock: PTI True Black, Berry Sorbet, Michael's Recollections Sugar Candy
Twine: The Twinery Gunmetal Twine
Other: White Embossing Powder PTI

Have a Gorgeous Day
Dies & Stamps: Lil Inker Designs
Cardstock: Soft Stone PTI, Gray Coordinations
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories Vintage Bliss


  1. Fabulous card designs, I love them all! I think I am going to need that diagonal for sure!

  2. Sooooooo pretty!! Love the florals and the diagonal.
    <3 J

  3. Such beautiful cards as usual Jen! :)

  4. Gorgeous cards. I like the white on black on the first one and the pretty colors on the second.

  5. I couldn't agree with you more about the On the Diagonal die being the favorite of the release. Very pretty card too.

  6. Love that black & white "background" - beautiful cards!!

  7. Stunning cards; you're amping up my incentive for the diagonal die in a BIG way!1 You've worked magic with this new release!

  8. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, what more could I say. tfs Patricia B

  9. Two spectacular cards. The first card is making the Mehndi set a must have for me. The flowers look gorgeous on black.

  10. The white embossing on black is so fantastic Jen and then paired with those fabulous colours! The second card is gorgeous and may be my fav from you this release, so dreamy. Thank you so much for letting me play with you this month! ~hugs

  11. Love the Mehndi images embossed in white on the black, so striking!

  12. Wow, the black & white looks stunning! And love how you used the diagonal die. I am SO happy one is on its way to my house!

  13. I love what you have done with this die and I too am so happy it is on it's way to me! :)

  14. The white embossing on black really rocks! Two more great ideas for the new dies.

  15. Love your choice of colors and the background you created. TFS

  16. Hi Jen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  17. I LOVE your cards. The diagonal die is my fav too. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  18. These cards are great love them. Thanks for sharing.

  19. LOVE these cards! It's easy to see why on the diagonal is your favorite.

  20. Such neat cards for today!! Loving the FUN Designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  21. I absolutely LOVE these designs, Jen! Your first card with the white on black really shows the beauty of the stamps and the layout you've created with your second card is so cool!!!
    Love! Thanks, Jen!

  22. Your cards are really gorgeous, Jen! I love how you played with the diagonal fact, I'm convinced that I need it!

  23. Oh, the Mehndi stamps look awesome embossed on black as well as stamped on DP. Lovely cards. That diagonal die is already winging its way to me...can't wait to play!

  24. Great use of this diagonal die...wonderful chalkboard look.

  25. Wow!!! Is that first card amazing or what???? That white in black with these detailed images is just amazing!!!! Love for sure!!! This die has endless possibilities!!!

  26. I love these cards Jen! You are right! That diagonal die is really fun! :)


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