Saturday, December 6, 2014

All About Ampersands with Lil' Inker Designs: Release Day 2


Hello again and welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs December Release!  All of the products being shown today are currently available in the Lil' Inker Designs store!  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have come from Erin Schreiner'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 LID Many Thanks & Gratitude WM

First up is one of my favorite cards I made for this release.  This new All About Ampersand die is pretty cool!  It has 3 options for the "&" symbol which seems to be popping up all over the place.  I cut the die from corrugated cardstock which gave it that wrinkled look.  I then stamped two of the sentiments from the coordinating stamp set, All About Ampersand stamps, with VersaMark and then embossed them in gold and popped them up with dimensionals.  

Jen Carter LID We Go Together Donut Icing WM

I really liked the sentiment "we go together like" that is included in the All About Ampersand stamp set.  I thought it would be perfect to use with the Donuts die & the Eat More Donuts stamp set released last time and the frosting die and stamp from the same sets. All of these are adhered to one of the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles. I cut out the pink stripe with one of the stripes in the Long & Skinny Rectangles die set.  And then I used the single stitched die piece (it doesn't cut, it only stitches the line wherever you place it) to make another line next to it.  

Jen Carter LID We Go Together Donut Icing Closeup

I also die cut another one of the All About Ampersand dies in a shiny foil like cardstock.  I distressed the donut to make it look more realistic.  The center of the plain donut was cut out using one of the small dies (for the hang hole) from the Anytime Tags die set.  I added glossy accents to the top of my frosting die cut and then sprinkled some small "sprinkles" on top.  After everything dried, I adhered the donut pieces with dimensionals.  

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Thanks for stopping by today!  We'll be showcasing more products tomorrow! 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 sets today!  Your next stop on the hop is over to Karen's blog!

Jen Carter -- You are here!

26 comments:

Lea Lawson said...

These are so cute!! Love all the texure that you've added to the first one!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards Jen!!!
LOVE the colors, textures & ELEGANT design of your 1st card!!!
Your 2nd card is SO CUTE - FUN & TASTY Too :)

Karen B. said...

I have the song "It's all about the bass" in my head after I read your title! Great title, because you really made the dies shine! Great mix of LID old and new too!

Celeste Goff said...

What great cards! I love the huge ampersand on the first card and that second card is so fun and whimsical!

cm said...

Ampersand awesome! Fabulous cards!
~c

Vankleeck6 said...

Love the ampersands on your cards!

Christy Q said...

Super cute - love the first card especially! The corrugated cardstock adds great detail.

Creating with Susan said...

LOVE your cards - super cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the comparison of togetherness.
thanks for sharing

Rubeena I. said...

love these cards! I can't wait to get my hands on these dies ;D

Lynndee said...

Super sweet cards! Love the "we go together" sentiment, so many ideas for ways to use this set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute cards, Jen!

lisa808 said...

Cute cards.

chera said...

Such great cards!!!

Nina said...

Great layouts on your cards- they perfectly highlight the sentiments.

MelissaF said...

Elegant first card and adorable second card, love the color combos too!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like the corrugation and gold sentiments on the first one.

Amy C. said...

How adorable! Who can resist a donut!

pcm said...

This is the best release ever!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen!! Your Ampersand cards are great. I love the first one. The teal and brown is so pretty. I love that the ampersand is the focal point of that card.

Unknown said...

Such a cute card with the donut. I love ampersands.

pat k said...

Great looking cards, really nice work!

Bev Karolak said...

Fantastic projects & products! :)

IamUniquelyImperfect said...

Love your cards! Fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Love ya' Patricia B

Leah said...

I really.really need those ampersand dies!

Donna Cala said...

Great dies. The framed die is a great variation on the ampersand theme and I just love how it looks in aqua. Terrific!

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