Sunday, April 22, 2018

LID:: April 2018 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2018 Release Showcase... Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies. I say this each time for the Lil' Inker Designs releases, but this one is the best yet! And, this month we are introducing a super sweet, extremely talented new design team member, Caly! 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.)


The Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevrons is the star of the show on my first project. I could not wait to fill the dots with a rainbow of Nuvo Drops. I first started with a white card base, then die cut a white panel from the Stitched Mats: Rounded Rectangles and then the Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevrons. I adhered the panel to a white card base and filled each dot with Nuvo Drops in rainbow order. This took me about ten minutes, so easy and quick!


I finished the card with a panel cut from the interior of the new Shaker Tag Die Set and stamped a wonderful sentiment from Hand Drawn Happiness Stamps. (I also added some dark green Nuvo Drops to the leaves). The end result is a happy, rainbow card with wonderful, clean texture.


This release also includes a great graduation set too. The Grad Class 2018 Supplement is a perfection addition to Grad Class, and at a perfect price point as well. (Grad Class has been marked to $10 so both can be purchased for the price of a regularly marked stamp set!) I capitalized on the "Reach for the Stars" sentiment from the Grad Class 2018 Supplement Stamp Set and created a galaxy background. I paired it with a stamped cap from Grad Class. There are many sentiments from both sets that offer flexibility and creative freedom to make a fantastic graduation card.

Here's a look at the new release products showcased in my two projects today (affiliate links used):





It is with pleasure that I get to send you to the talented Kimberly Rendino, as the next stop along the hop. I hope you get a chance to visit the Lil' Inker Designs Store now as products are already up at the store!!


Don't forget to leave a unique comment along the each of the stops on the hop! You can win the ENTIRE release by leaving unique comments on each of the stops along the hop each day!

42 comments:

  1. Really love the dotted chevron die! It is so pretty!

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  2. Really great cards Karen and the galaxy background is PERFECT for with this sentiment. Well done!

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  3. All those Nuvo drops ... wow!! Very pretty!
    And your galaxy is stunning and so perfect with
    the graduation sentiment.

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  4. The chevron dies look so much fun to play with. Both cards are amazing, can't wait to see what else you'll have for tomorrow's cards.

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  5. Love the colorful chevron background! Lovely cards

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  6. That galaxy background is awesome! But I really love the 'Cheers to more years' sentiment of the first card. How awesome!

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  7. Love how you used the Nuvo drops. Cleaver idea. TFS

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  8. Awesome use of those Nuvo drops! Love your Grad card too. So many great things in this release, especially that Dotted Chevron die!

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  9. Great cards - LOVE the graduation card! And using Nuvo drops on the Dotted Chevron? SO creative! TFS!

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  10. Beautiful card! I love the galaxy panels - perfect for a grad card!

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  11. I really need to try the galaxy design sometime...yours is stunning!!

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  12. Wow can't decide what I love more, your beautiful galaxy background or the fantastic nuvo drop background. Stunning!

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  13. Beautiful cards! wasn't sure about the Cover Dotted Chevron die at first, but love it now. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Love the dots. So colorful
    and fun. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. Karen- yet another way to work this chevron die- so clever! And your galaxy with the Grad sentiments is a gorgeous piece! Lovin' the versatility and complementary elements to this release, which you've showcased beautifully!

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  16. That Chevron background is the best, so many great ways to use it!

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  17. Great cards! Fantastic color, dimension and texture.

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  18. I love Nuvo drops and this is a great use for them! Thanks for the inspiration! Really makes the cover panel pop!

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  19. Wonderful cards! Love that dotted chevron background filled with the nuvo drops, great idea!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL Cards!! Those Rainbow Nuvo Drops are making me SMILE!!

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  21. Great cards! Love the rainbow colors on your Dotted Chevron Cover Up die card!

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  22. I really loved the rainbow background peeking from the dotted chevron!!

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  23. Your beautiful galaxy background is a great match with that sentiment!

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  24. Love this colourful dotted chevron background! Wonderful cards x

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  25. Wow! Your cards are really gorgeous!!!

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  26. my goodneess both cards are super beautiful!!!

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  27. The dotted chevron card with the Nuvo drops is outstanding!!! What a fabulous execution!!!! IT'S SOOOOOO PRETTY!!!!!! AND WOW!! That galaxy is sensational!!!!!!
    Thank you so much for all your hard work. Your projects are amazing!!!

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  28. Love the rainbow of colors on the first and the cool galaxy background on the second.

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  29. Absolutely fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Love your graduation card, wow!

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  31. Love these! Super fun cards ♥

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  32. I love the rainbow look. Must purchase some nuvo drops. The graduation card is stunning as well!

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  33. Fantastic cards! You are super creative! <3

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  34. What a great release. Thanks for sharing your projects and ideas

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  35. Love the rainbow with the chevron dots! Great project and this is a wonderful set of new products.

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  36. These are two beautiful cards but the first one with the dotted chevrons background is such a cool design !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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