Tuesday, October 25, 2016

LID:: October 2016 Release:: Day 2


Welcome back to the second day of Lil' Inker Designs October 2016 Release Showcase! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the new products in action as much as I have enjoyed working with them!


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 the ever so talented


My first card today features the beautiful 'Tis the Season Stamp Set. I stamped and heat embossed the image in white onto white paper, then colored it lightly and loosely with zigs. I then die cut the image with Stitched Mats: Circles as well as some bordering circles and layered them. I stamped and embossed the sentiment and the banner portion of the 'Tis the Season Stamp Set onto patterned paper and layered it over the circles. The focal point was mounted to a kraft card base that was background stamped, also with 'Tis the Season Stamp Set. I finished the card with a the beautiful Merry Christmas Word Die.

My next card is a wintery holiday scene...one like we might have in my town (without the houses so close together!)


For this card, I started by inking up a white panel with various shades of red and yellow distress inks, then stamped with white ink the beautiful snowflakes from Rustic Christmas. I splattered some white paint and coral distress ink over the panel. I then die cut the Merry Christmas Border Die from white cardstock, as well as various "hills" from the previously released Border Builders Die Set. I layered the snow hills onto the colored panel, glueing and tucking in the Merry Christmas, as it was easy to manipulate to match the curve (love this idea, and will be using it for the future!). I then stamped and colored lightly the house images from Rustic Christmas, and die cut them with the coordinating Rustic Christmas Dies. These were also tucked into the snow hills. After everything was attached, I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle from Stitched Mats: Rectangles and adhered it to a white card base.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my cards today:





It is my pleasure to send you along to the next fabulous designer on the hop,


38 comments:

  1. Love the cards especially the little village.

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  2. Lovely use of color and design. Rustic Christmas is a great set.

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  3. How pretty!!!! The Rustic Christmas set is my favorite of the release!!

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  4. Love the colors you chose and using the leaf in the background definitely gives the feeling that the bird is nestled in a tree.

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  5. Beautiful cards! Love the layers and colors!

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  6. Pretty cards. I like how you embossed and colored the bird image and the colors of the background on the second card.

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  7. Beautiful stamped images for the holidays!

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  8. Awesome colors on both of these pretty cards! Love the sweet bird and the adorable group of houses! Such delightful stamps and dies!

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  9. Love the watercolouring and colours! Beautiful cards. :D

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  10. Your card is beautiful. Love the colors and the dies.

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  11. These are both so pretty Karen!!

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  12. Love your cards. Your coloring is beautiful.

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  13. These are wonderful! I love the non-traditional colors; they are so fun and cheerful!

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  14. I love the colors on both of these beautiful cards, Karen, well done!

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  15. Fab winter scene card. The orange and yellow sky looks awesome.

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  16. Both cards are beautifully done! Love your coloring on Tis the Season!

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  17. I love your use of nontraditional Christmas colors!

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  18. OH my gosh...that Rustic Christmas set on your card is beautiful! I love the background you created, and the Merry Christmas die on the snow bank. So brilliant!

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  19. Your zigging us beyond lovely- but that little scene in the second card!!! Be still my heart! That background with the snow drift hills, stamped snowflakes, word tucked in....so many fun details! Plus that rustic Christmas set is adorable!!!

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  20. Because I live in Florida, I am drawn to snow scenes and I love the houses on the hill card. Thanks for sharing your creativity! Another great release from Lil Inkers! kReN@afourthlife

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  21. Gorgeous cards! Love the bright orange background in the second one!

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  22. Both of these are wonderful!!

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  23. Man, that first card had a bunch of elements on it, but still managed to look simple. Great job! Gorgeous cards. I love the use of the non-traditional colors!

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  24. Karen, these are super pretty!

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  25. Beautiful cards, Karen!! I love the background on your second card - its so magical.

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  26. So gorgeous!! I love the background on the second card!!

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  27. Fun cards, love the bird card!

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  28. Beautiful cards! I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's unique coloring with these stamps. Your background on the second card is especially pretty.

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  29. Great cards. The colors on the first card is perfect.

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  30. Two beauties but I especially love that bird.

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