Sunday, April 17, 2016

LID:: April 2016 Release:: Day 1


It's finally here! It's the first day of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2016 Release! Not only are there three new design team members, but there is, as usual, amazing products being released this month! Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring innovative stamps and dies! If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from Lil' Inkers Design Blog! (Stop by there for more details and the hop order.)

I am starting off with my favorite project created for this release. I used the fabulous Tribal Chic Cover Up Die on a vanilla card base and then applied a soft sponging of yellow, blue and tan inks. I then inked the edges with a brown ink. Inking after I embossed the panel let the ink settle into the debossed areas, highlighting them even more. I wrapped the panel with Natural Burlap String from May Arts and mounted this to a card base with foam ahesive. I finished the card with a die cut sentiment from the previously released Thanks Word Die and a few sequins.



My second card uses three new products being released this month.



I started by die cutting a series of triangles from the Dual Stitched Triangle Dies onto light green cardstock. Before mounting this to a card base, I inked the edges and adhered just one of the amazingly fun patterns from the new Tribal Chic Paper Pack. This paper has some really great colors in it, a wide variety of colors, that matching solid cardstock was a breeze. I finished the card with a Natural Burlap String wrapped bow, enamel dots and a sentiment from the new Tribal Chic Stamp Set.


Aren't the new products just amazing?



Your next stop is one of our newest design team members, Angel Rivera!

Don't forget to leave a comment along the each of the stops on the hop, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

37 comments:

  1. Great cards. Love the background with the thanks.

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  2. Great cards. Love the background with the thanks.

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  3. So graphic and rustic!! Awesome inspiration from the new release! Well done, Karen!!

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  4. Looks awesome Karen!
    Happy Monday!

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  5. FABULOUS cards Karen!!!
    LOVE the background of your 1st card and I think your stitched triangle design is AWESOME, especially with the fabulous patterned paper peeking through the windows!!!

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  6. I love these soft colors, Karen! Totally gorgeous.

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  7. Awesome geometric cards, Karen, very cool!

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  8. Cute cards!! I love the soft, blended background on the first one. That tribal cover up die is awesome!!

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  9. Karen way to kick off the release. Cool backgrounds, sponging and use of the new patterned paper!

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  10. Gorgeous texture Karen! I love those triangles~

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  11. wow! these are totally amazing Karen! looove how you showed off those triangles.

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  12. These are SO COOL Karen!!! You're so talented! yay!!! - Steph

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  13. i like how you took inherently modern images and put a vintage twist on them

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  14. Gorgeous projects, Karen! You did an amazing job showcasing these fabulous new products!!!

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  15. Gorgeous colors and textures on your beautiful cards! Love the Dual Stitched Triangle dies and the Tribal Chic patterns!

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  16. Wonderful card designs. I like the soft colors on the first and the triangles on the second.

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  17. Beautiful cards. Love the triangles. TFS

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  18. Oh la la...my instinct with those stamps would be to go for bold colors...love your soft, muted colors. Gorgeous!

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  19. Your triangles look really cool!

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  20. I love both your cards Karen! I love the sponging background on the first card! Nice effect!

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  21. Love that cover plate die and how you've used colors with it.

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  22. Your first card is my favorite.

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  23. Your first card is my favorite.

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  24. Love your colors and use of the new geometric Tribal items. Thanks for sharing

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  25. So beautiful! Love the soft sponging of the first and that you used the negative space from the triangle dies on the second! SO happy to be joining you on the LID team! :)

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  26. Karen the soft blending on the first card is super pretty, love the colours you chose and the second one featuring the Tribal Pattern paper is super effective with the die cut panels, hugs

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  27. Such fabulous colors - I especially love your use of twine!

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  28. Gorgeous cards! Love the Tribal goodies! :-)

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  29. What a terrific pair of cards Karen! I am over the moon for your first one!!

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  30. BEAUTIFUL cards! especially the first card...colors are awesome!

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  31. I like the way you used the geometrics. Awesome cards.

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  32. Karen, oh my goodness. I love these projects! I love the arrangement of triangles you made on the second card and the use of the new papers behind. LOVE! Sentiment placement is sheer perfection and I love love love your first card and the sponging over the tribal cover up!!! Oh my goodness this is so awesome!!!

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