Monday, April 23, 2018

LID April Release Day 2 - Mother's Day Cards

Hello! Welcome back to Day 2 of the the BRAND NEW April release hop at Lil' Inker Designs! There are a ton of fun new stamps and dies to share! You can find the entire new release HERE!


You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards! Today I have a couple of Mother's Day Cards to share with you!


For my first card, I used the brand new Spring Wreath Die set - full of gloriously intricate and beautiful wreath die cuts! I die cut all 3 from white cardstock, and used them all on my card here!


Tucked a little banner die cut using One Love Die Set with a heat embossed sentiment from Best Mom Stamp Set under the side, and tied some jute string in a bow. Pattern paper is from Crate Paper, and I also used Cover Up: Stitched Quatrefoil for the cardbase for a bit of extra texture.


Next up, a softer colored Mother's Day Card!


For this one I stamped a floral background using the images in Best Mom Stamp Set in soft colors. I then stamped my sentiment over the top from the same stamp set in black ink. I die cut that panel down with a Stitched Rectangle Die, and tied some twine around the panel.


I also used the new Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevrons for this card - die cut from white, trimmed slightly smaller than an A2 card, and layered over a pink cardbase. Over this I mounted the front panel with foam adhesive.


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Colored Dimensional Dots - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! Dropping by with a quick peek at a post I have on the Unity Stamp Company Blog today sharing how I used Copic Markers and clear dimensional glaze to create these fun colored dots on this card! You can check it out HERE with a video sharing my process!


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

LID April Release Day 1 - No Borders

Hello! The day is finally here to start sharing projects with the BRAND NEW April release at Lil' Inker Designs! There are a ton of fun new stamps and dies to share! You can find the entire new release HERE!


You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!


My first card I used the new One Love Stamp Set - it makes me want to add John 3:16 over the top of it - love the heart shaped earth! For this first card, I stamped and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper, then added a wash of watercolors over the top in two different colors.


Once that dried, I tore the edges for some texture and mounted it on a white cardbase. Sentiment is heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock, and a few clear droplets are the final finishing touch!


Next up - I thought this sentiment was a PERFECT fit for this image to turn it into a graduation card!


For this card, I used two different colors of Fresh Inks to do a bit of ombre blending on the image. I used my MISTI to keep it lined up, and stamped several times for a nice solid impression and good blending between the colors.


 I then stamped my sentiment and stars from Grad Class (a previous release) and added the year with the new Grad Class 2018 Supplement. (These are on sale together for a bundle price - or if you bought the Grad Class set last year, you can purchase just the Supplement to bring it up to date for this year!). 


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beautiful Day - Technique Tuesday Watercolor

Good morning! Here is the second card made from some images I recently stamped from Technique Tuesday and took along to paint while sitting in the car waiting for my daughter at drum lessons. I usually don't plan ahead enough to accomplish things like this - but was so glad I did this time! Totally fun! For this card, I used the gorgeous and intricate Beautiful Bouquet set and again colored with my Daniel Smith watercolors.


This set also comes with a coordinating die. Like the last card, I stamped it on watercolor paper, and didn't end up using the die on this card. I thought I'd mention it however, since you can save a couple dollars purchasing them as a set HERE if you are interested in them both!


To finish this card I simply matted in two colors of coordinating cardstock from one of Gina K's exclusive sets for Simon Says Stamp - both colors on this card came from Autumn Rainbow.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, April 20, 2018

Watercolor Floral Trio - New Unity Stamp Company Release

Good evening! Did you see the beautiful new releases at Unity Stamp Company today? You can check out the new arrivals HERE! They are also on sale, of course!

I feel like I've rarely had time to work with the new releases lately - but this past week knowing these were coming, I was prepared and took my images with me to watercolor while I went with my daughter's to the homework youth club at our church. I told them I was bringing my own homework - I think they thought mine was more fun! Haha!

Anyway, I ended up coloring 3 of the 4 floral images in the two new stamp sets, Blossoming Beauty and Wild Florals. I came home and added a few simple additional embellishments, then finished them off into cards.


For this one, I used a white gel pen to add details to the image - such a simple thing that adds so much!


I also added a few Nuvo drops in Carnation Pink and Simply White.


And here is the second one:


For this one, I added lots of splatters, so I kind of carried that on into my details with the white gel pen - and added lots of dots this time! Kind of a fun and different effect...


For this one, I added Nuvo drops in Ruby Slipper and Simply White.


And finally - I shook up the color combo on this final one:


This one has Nuvo Drops in Copper Penny and Simply White.


For each card, I trimmed them slightly smaller than my Cream cardbases, then mounted with a layer of fun foam underneath for a bit of dimension.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Sweet Spring Scene - on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog

Good morning! Just stopping in with a peek at a fun card I have on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog today - as well as some info on a SPECIAL SALE running this weekend on one of the sets I used on this card! I had so much fun building this scene - I hope you'll go check it out HERE!


Here is the sale info:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!



Beautiful Birthday - Technique Tuesday Watercolor

Good morning! I recently stamped out a couple of lovely Technique Tuesday images, and took them with my to paint while sitting in the car waiting for my daughter at drum lessons. I usually don't plan ahead enough to accomplish things like this - but was so glad I did this time! Totally fun! I used the beautiful Magnolia Branch set for this card and colored with my Daniel Smith watercolors.


This set does come with a coordinating die - since I stamped it on watercolor paper, I didn't end up using the die on this card though. I thought I'd mention it since you can save a couple dollars purchasing them as a set HERE if you are interested in them both!


To finish this cards I simply matted in two colors of coordinating cardstock from Gina K's exclusive sets for Simon Says Stamp - the pink comes from Winter Rainbow and the blue from Autumn Rainbow.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wish We Lived Closer - Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit

Good morning! Back this morning to share another card with you featuring the newly revealed Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit of the Month - Kind Heart! This is such a fabulous and fun spring kit - I love the pattern papers, the TWO stamp sets (YAY!), and the lovely embellishments!

Once again I'm using the LARGE stamp set in the kit - Everything Together - paired up with some of the lovely pattern papers and sticker embellishments - all on a cardbase made with some of the included cardstock!


I first heat embossed this huge amazing sentiment on vellum, then layered it onto a piece of pretty Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide pattern paper, using my sewing machine to attach the two together. I then added several of the fun Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide Puffy Stickers scattered around to help hold the edges in place. Finished off with some Audrey Cardstock for the cardbase!


Here is a look at the entire card kit - you can find it and all the info HERE:



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Pattern Paper Scallops on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! Today I have a video and post on the Reverse Confetti Blog - using pattern paper and a fun die to create a colorful background on this card! You can check it out HERE!


Thanks for stopping by - have a beautiful day!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Let's Catch Up Soon - Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit

Good morning! Back this morning to share another card with you featuring the newly revealed Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit of the Month - Kind Heart! This is such a fabulous and fun spring kit - I love the pattern papers, the TWO stamp sets (YAY!), and the lovely embellishments!

Today I'm using the LARGE stamp set in the kit - Everything Together - paired up with some of the lovely pattern papers and sticker embellishments - all on a cardbase made with some of the included cardstock! 


I first stamped my sentiment on my panel of white cardstock, then added several of the fun Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide Puffy Stickers. I then grabbed a piece of pretty Pinkfresh Let Your Heart Decide pattern paper and tore the edges before adding it to the corners. A few Nuvo Drops and some Audrey Cardstock for the cardbase finish this simple card off!


Here is a look at the entire card kit - you can find it and all the info HERE:



Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!