Monday, July 31, 2017

LID:: August 2017 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs August 2017 Release Showcase...Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from the ever so talented Jessica's Blog! (Visit the Lil' Inker Design's Blog for the full link up.)



My first project features the the super elegant and versatile Modern Mandala Stamp Set and Modern Mandala Dies. There are three beautiful mandalas and nine sentiments to work with! I started with a stark white, clean, which card base and stamped two of the same mandalas with dark grey ink on the bottom third of the card front.


I then stamped onto blue cardstock the same mandala, and die cut it out. I added white gel pen accents and some mercury Nuvo Drops to embellish the mandala. This mandala was added with dimensional adhesive, and then with more dimensional adhesive, I added a white heat embossed sentiment that was die cut with the banner die included in the Modern Mandala Dies. These two products have everything you need for all sorts of cards!


The Ever Stamp Set and Ever Word Die is another elegant stamp and die set from this release. For this card, I started by prepping my sentiment by die cutting the word Ever and coating it with some antique colored embossing powder. I then stamped an older release set, Corner Adorner, in the corner, gold heat embossed it and outlined the image with copics. I then finished the sentiment with the coordinating sentiments from the Ever Stamp Set.


I love the look of heat embossing, but wow, is it a bugger to photograph. Does anyone have any tips for me, please?

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



It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Lisa Henke's Blog as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Design Store now as all the NEW AUGUST 2017 RELEASE products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! Laura, the amazing owner, has decided to up the ante and graciously giveaway the ENTIRE release to one lucky commenter! (Details are in the image).

47 comments:

  1. Hi Karen ~ Your cards are beautifully elegant and I love how you've focused the Mandala's on the bottom third of the page and popped one up in that beautiful blue paper. The Ever stamp & die set has already been ordered...can't wait to get it and love how you've used it. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  2. What fabulous cards. Especially love the kraft with the gold and beautiful Ever.

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  3. Both of your cards are absolutely gourgous.. they are amazingly amazing..

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  4. Wow! Both your cards are really beautiful!!!

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  5. Oooh Karen!!! How gorgeous??? I LOVE them both but that wedding card is an absolute STUNNER!

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  6. Love this release and the two cards you made!

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  7. These are both fabulous!! I love the boldness of the first and the vintage look of the second. WOW!

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  8. Karen, I really don't think you need help with anything! Two CAS, and simply gorgeous cards!
    =]

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  9. Both cards are so gorgeous! Love the CAS designs.
    I love how you did the word "Ever"; so pretty!
    (I'm a horrible photographer - no tips from me! haha)

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  10. Great cards. I especially love the first card. The color combination is great.

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  11. Love the kraft card and how rustic paper can look sophisticated. Great card.

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  12. Just love these cards, especially the kraft card...my favorite card base for SO many occasions!

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  13. So pretty! Great cards. Great design.

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  14. Love how you did the mandala and flower background on both of these beauties!

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  15. Beautiful designs! I love that you have focal images on both cards :)

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  16. Love both designs. That first card is really making me want and need that Modern Mandala!!!

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  17. Fantastic ideas.
    Love the blue doily on the
    uncolored ones. The browns
    in the second is so eye-catching.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. Your card designs are wonderful!

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  19. These cards are stunning in the simplicity:)

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  20. These mandalas are so pretty! I also love the "ever" sentiments. Both of your cards are clean and simple, but definitely do not lack in beauty or punch!

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  21. Oh my, these are STUNNING, Karen! Love!

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  22. What fun! Love how you let the blue medallion stand out. I love Lil' Inker Designs release week!

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  23. Wow -- what elegant cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. These cards look so great! Love the simplicity of the mandala card.

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  25. Two gorgeous cards! Loving this Release, lots of fabulous stamps/dies!

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  26. Very beautiful and elegant cards. This whole release is really fantastic!

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  27. Beautiful cards Karen..Love both of them..

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  28. Love these cards. I especially love the simplicity of the Mandala card. Love that blue on the black and white. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  29. I love the simple design you used on the Mandala card. The colors are perfect!

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  30. DELIGHTFUL cards!
    LOVE your GLORIOUS Happily Ever After card, ADORE your ELEGANT Mandala thanks!

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  31. WOW your cards are beautiful, especially love the Ever card!

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  32. Awesome cards! Amazing release! 🙂

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  33. Really like this release. The cards are beautiful.

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  34. Love how the center mandala stands out, simple but stunning.

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  35. Just 3 little Mandalas on your card, but these mandalas are so pretty, and you've created a great card.

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  36. Lovely cards! The mandala set is a favorite!

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  37. The medallions are gorgeous and there's so many ways to use them! Beautiful cards!

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  38. Lovely cards--the gold on the kraft paper is especially pretty!

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  39. Lovely cards--the gold on the kraft paper is especially pretty!

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  40. Gorgeous creations! Love the gold embossing!

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  41. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Inspiration!! I LOVE the Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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