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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

43 comments:

MaggieB1983 said...

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

McStamper said...

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

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

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!

Kristie Goulet said...

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

Chrissy Larson said...

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

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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.

I Card Everyone said...

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

Tracy A said...

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

Diane z said...

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

DisDesigns said...

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

Violet Rose said...

Love the Mandala card! So pretty!

D.Ann C said...

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

Elise Smith said...

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

Kim Faucher said...

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

Mary Holshouser said...

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

Elaine said...

Love your so very nice cards!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful work with stunning colors!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are stunning:)

Angela said...

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

Shelly said...

Oooh, these are simply beautiful! Love them!

Sarah Greber said...

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

Aunt Denise said...

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

Katherine R. said...

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

Nandini said...

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

Nance said...

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

Deepti Aggarwal said...

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

Sharon said...

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

TracyM #6773 said...

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

Jessica Pascarella said...

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

Sue LD said...

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

Janet D. said...

Gorgeous cards! Wow!

Janelle said...

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

Bev Karolak said...

Gorgeous cards! Amazing embossing! Love this release! 🙂

Pam D. said...

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

Parker said...

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.

Denise Bryant said...

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!

Amy C. said...

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

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Love the choise of colors!

Renee Milner said...

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

Renee Milner said...

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

Judie said...

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

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! SUPER SUPER SUPER AWESOME Release and Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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