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Monday, April 3, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs April Release: Day 2

Jen Carter Grad Class Stars Closeup

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.  

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Jen Carter Grad Class Stars 2 wm

I have two graduates in my family this May; one from 8th grade and one with his Masters!  So needless to say this graduation stamp set came at the perfect time for me!  I started by diecutting the background with the Quilted Stitched So Sunny Die.  I then die cut my watercolor paper with the new Silly Stitched Square Dies.  I stamped the sentiment & a few extra stars from the Grad Class stamp set in VersaMark and then embossed it in white.  I used my Zig Real Brush pens to make the orange background.  I added stars that I had die cut with both the Starry Sky die & the Stitched Stars die set.

Jen Carter Apple Eye Shaker Pick 2 wm

For my last card I started by die cutting that awesome background with the new Cover Up Die: Stitched Quatrefoil die.  Isn't that a cool background?  Next I used the Color Blocking die to create the diagonal pieces at the bottom and then stamped the sentiment from the Apple of My Eye stamp set.  For the apple shaker I used the new Apple Shaker Die.  I used my Zig Real Brush markers again to make the apple background and then put the larger apple on top.  For the stem of the apple I die cut another leaf to give it a little more texture.  Also, if you're looking for a good teacher set, this is a stamp & die set you should consider!

 Cover Up Die: Stitched Quatrefoil die

Apple of My Eye stamp set
 Apple Shaker Die

Silly Stitched Square Dies
Quilted Stitched So Sunny Die

 Starry Sky die
Stitched Stars die set

Color Blocking die



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66 comments:

Melissa Saunders-Loder said...

Such darling card designs - love how bright and playful they are. =)

Francine D said...

Very inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing.

McStamper said...

Great cards. Beautiful orange background.

FamilyDreamLab said...

I love apple, and all shaker cards with it.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I really love your graduation card; the colors are so pretty!
And it's a cute design, too. And the apple is just darling!
Shakers are my favorite & the apple was just made for that!

Sharon said...

Loving the graduation stamps. Will come in very handy when I finally get around to doing my four children's Year 12 pages.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous grad card! Love the orange splash of colour!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Jen, these are FANTASTIC!!! Both are awesome!

Kelli Friar said...

I absolutely love those silly stitched dies!!!!

2KutiesGrandma said...

Such a creative choice to use orange on the graduation card - it really "pops".

Natalie Godfrey said...

Really cute cards! Love the background you created for the gold stars.
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Nicki Wong said...

I love the background dies that you used. The sunny background just makes your sentiment piece pop.

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your cards. The background on the Reach for the stars card, is exceptional:)

Sharon Salerno said...

Great cards and awesome use of the dies and stamps in the release!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Fabulous cards!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the orange/peach background on the
first card. The apple shaker is darling.
thanks for sharing.

Sarah Greber said...

I love the bold and fun colors! These are eye catching. And I agree, I need this apple set while my kids are still in elementary school. It will be perfect!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

That 2017 grad stamp is calling to me!

Shelly said...

Oh my, these are AWESOME!

Meghan Peterson said...

These cards are amazing! I love the beautiful watercolor for that great sentiment on the pale blue stitched background - just beautiful. And the second card - what great bold blocked colors! Love it.

Dana said...

Sweet cards!! Love the apple shaker!!

Elise Smith said...

These designs are so fun and modern! I love the stitched backgrounds :)

Stanlee Runner said...

The apple shaker card is so cute.

Christi said...

I love your graduation card. The quilted die and the stitched squares really finish off the design beautifully.

Lisa A creations said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I like the graduation card best. Thanks for sharing!

Nance said...

Two beautiful cards! That sunny stitched cover up die is perfect for graduation card, looks like confetti.

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome cards!!! Love the graduation card!

Sue LD said...

Awesome graduation card with all the stars and cute apple shaker.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful work! love the pops of color. The background quilted die is so pretty. thanks for sharing
cheers
preeti

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow, Jen! Fantastic cards! I especially LOVE the first one---has such a dreamy and magical feel!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous creation!

Amanda Sheldon said...

These are great modern stamps for grads!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors and textures on these delightful cards! Love that fun apple shaker!

Brandi R said...

Lovely cards! LOVE the background on the first one....super yummy color ♥

Tommie said...

The orange background is so pretty!

Janet D. said...

Love your cards, great color choices.

Clemente Batan said...

Love that wash of watercolor on your first card. Loving your version of the apple die.-Maria Giselle B.

StampinLouie said...

Love the cards. The Quatrafoil cover plate is awesome!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Lovely colored cards 😊

Pam D. said...

Great cards! I love the orange on the first one. The dies are wonderful in this release, I can see using the silly stitched squares over and over.

reeree62 said...

Great cards, Jen! The Apple card is awesome, and you used that color-blocking die...I NEED that die for sure!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome cards. I like the orange background on the first card.

Nandini said...

Love the bright orange background. And the glittery gold stars are beautiful! I also love the new apple themed stamps and dies and the Stitched Quatrefoil cover up.

croppinmama said...

Nice designs with so many elements to create interest. The two dies for the backgrounds are perfect backdrops for both cards.

Janelle said...

Love your watercolor card! Such a great creative idea!

Marcela I. Alvarez said...

amazing cards! I love the orange background and the colors you chose!

Tanja said...

Great cards, i really like the background patterns too.

Tanja said...

Great cards, i really like the background patterns too.

Connie G said...

Love that watercolor orange wash! I never use orange and can't wait to try it.

Vonmariedesign said...

Beautiful cards!!

Elia Rogers said...

Wow nicely done. The bright color choice makes the card pop.

Jennifer Turner said...

Really great use of color on both cards!

Jeanna Wainer said...

I love what you did with these new stamps and dies!

Michelle said...

Fabulous designs! Love the sparkle on your first one and the cool colors and angles on the second one.

Patt H. said...

The shaker card is totally awesome! Love the grad card also. Wonderful colors & saying! I need that stamp set!

Amy C. said...

Great graduation card!

joella said...

I love the color combo on the graduation card! Very nice!! And love the theme of stars on each layer! So creative!!!

Ann said...

Wonderful cards. Love those gold stars and super cute shaker.

Jessica Pascarella said...

Your details are amazing! Beautiful work!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the fun mix of patterns on the second card!

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Very colorful and fun cards!

Judie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the shaker card!

Peggysue Turner said...

Love the background you made! I need to try some orange, tend always to do pink or blue! Stars are great!

Susan Eliot said...

Love your creations!

Larissa Heskett said...

SUPER FUN and Artsy Card Designs!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Alexandra Madison said...

Great watercolor accents! I love this new release :)