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Monday, February 20, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs February Release: Day 2 + a Video


Welcome to day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs 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 Heather Hoffman's blog.  

Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's blog to be eligible to win the big prize from Lil' Inker Designs this month!

Jen Carter Bunny Buddies Coolness 5 wm

This bunny...oh my, isn't he so cute?  And he has a partner in crime too that I didn't use on this card, but you must check out the entire set called Bunny Buddies Die Stamp Bundle here!  I stamped him on a panel that I had die cut with the Wonky Rectangles dies that I seem to pull out quite often and then colored him with copics.  I stamped the sentiment also from the bundle and embossed it with white on black cardstock.  This set is great for masculine cards! 

Jen Carter Rustic Spring Brush Script  Spring Blessed 1 wm

My last card today features a few new dies and the Rustic Spring stamp set I showcased yesterday.  First, let's talk about the background.  I used the new (GENIUS!) die called the Color Blocking Die to create the background.  I pieced three pieces of patterned paper perfectly together to make a fun mix & match background.  On the green/white & yellow striped pieces I also used the Quilted Stitched So Sunny Die to cut those cute little sunshines into the paper which added more dimension.  I created a video on ways to use this die with a tip on an easy way to get all of your patterned papers lined up every time.




The best tip I can give you is to cut all of your papers at the same time when you use the Color Blocking Die die (thank you Chrissy Larson for sharing this game changing tip!!).  This ensures that all of your angles are the same and you can then easily line up the papers on your card.  Also when you do this, you'll have enough pieces to make 2 - 3 cards using the leftovers!

Jen Carter Rustic Spring Brush Script  Spring Blessed Closeup

For the main image, I die cut the vellum mat with the Stitched Mats Rectangles dies. I also die cut & embossed the houses & tree from the new Rustic Spring Stamp set and the previously released Rustic Christmas sets (they have matching die sets too that you can see here).  I used my palette watercolors to color the houses and the tree and used foam tape to pop them up.  I die cut the new gorgeous "Blessed" die which is one of three dies in the Brush Script Spring die set.




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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

39 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Love the bunnies and the houses! Delightful cards! Enjoying this awesome release and everyone's creations!

Gailanne said...

Your cards are so cute, and really remind me that Spring's right around the corner. Thanks for sharing your Color Blocking video.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

adorable, colorful and cheerful cards, i love everything about them :) the bunny is so cute! thanks for sharing

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow..what a bright and cheerful cards..love both of them..Wonderful release.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Great cards. Love the details in each one. Thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa Doyle said...

Jen, your cards are awesome. Love the yellow one (thinking of my 2 little grandsons who would LOVE it!) Your second card is beautiful!
Thanks for the fantastic video sharing how to use this die. Its extremely versatile and one I would use a great deal!

Karen B. said...

I would like to link your video on my facebook page as it is a fantastic explanation of the die and everything it has to offer. THANK YOU!! Exactly what I had in mind when deisgning it. Love your springtime cards!

The Gift Diva said...

I can't believe it's time to use bunnies already!! Really cute designs. Never purchased from Lil Inker-going to check it out!

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love the colors you chose and the sentiments are great. Thank you for the giveaway!

Amy Vitriani said...

Adorable cards Jen!! I love the little critter, it's just so cute 😊

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Such a fun release! I love new ideas for Spring occasions. Just a wonderful group of projects and ideas. Love the designs, stamps, dies, and colors. Just great. Thank you!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Especially love your first card - too stinkin' cute!

Brandi R said...

Fantastic cards. Love the colors ♥

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Thanks for the video! I was kinda wondering about that die ... now I know.
Your cards are fabulous. Love those pretty water colored houses.

Lisa A creations said...

Both cards are super cute, but the one with the vellum looks stunning! I like your style. Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

Chera Giesbrecht said...

Oh my goodness! These cards are super super fun!!!

Sandy Griffin said...

Your bunny card is too cute but your video sold me on the color block die. I must have it. Thanks for showing us so many ways to use it.

cghundley said...

Oh adorable cards!
Love that wonky
rectangles die and
the city scene.
Carla from Utah

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

YOu did an amazing job with this release!

Vonmariedesign said...

Beautiful cards, love that cute bunny!!

TLady said...

YES! This little bunny is THE CUTEST in the set! He reminds me of a little boy I know, or knew.(He's all grown up now!) LOL But, I have to tell you, I saw your video over at the Lil Inker Blog & IT'S GREAT! THANK YOU for showing us JUST HOW VERSATILE the Color Blocking Die is!!! SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!! ;)

Sandi said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE your bunny card....this whole new release ROCKS!

Connie G said...

Amazing blessed card! I love how you used the houses!

Sue LD said...

Cute colors and I like the stripes on the first one. Great color blocking and watercoloring on the second.

McStamper said...

Awesome cards.

Elaine said...

Sweet cards!

CJPillow said...

These are too cute. I'm ready to buy those bunnies.

CJPillow said...

This release is wonderful. The color blocking intrigues me.

Patt H. said...

This bunny has stolen my heart! He is adorable!

Bethany said...

Love so much color detail on the bunny! In contrast to some of the other bloggers that used minimal color. Both techniques work!

Amy C. said...

Very sweet projects! Your city scene is neat on the vellum and the bunny couldn't be any cuter!

~amy~ said...

So wonderful, love them both!

Arianna Barbara said...

Adorable cards!!!

Judie said...

Love the vellum layer in the second card! Awesome creations!

Janelle said...

Your bunny card is full of energy and the 2nd card is So Cool! Love the pattern combination and vellum overlay to support the town and diecut. I hope you won't mind if I try to copy it!

FamilyDreamLab said...

Your cards are super beautiful. Amazing spring release. Thanks for inspiration.

Jean said...

Such fun!

Jeanna Wainer said...

I love the cards you created. So very cheerful and happy. These bunny buddies are so adorable! Thank you for the video, I've subscribed to your channel.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Release!! That Color Blocking Die is AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing the Video!! I LOVE the Versatility of it!! SUPER SWEET Card Designs as usual!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABLOUS WEEK!! =)

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