Lil Inker Designs July 2014 Release Blog Hop, Day 3






SERIOUSLY! This release is amazing! I love everything, right down to the teeny Angel Policy stamp set. I paired Fancy Feathers stamps and dies with the Seriously word die and Seriously Awesome stamp set. I used 6 color of neon pigment ink from Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts for my feathers. I did a sort of rock n roll technique and I love how they turned out. I added the Seriously word die and a coordinating sentiment and a die cut feather to finish off my card. 

I stamped the back of my card with images from the Angel Policy set in coordinating colors and signed my name. I will use this little set often, I'm sure

Make sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop, all 3 days and leave comments on each one. Lil Inker is giving away 3 gift certificates to the store. 

Your next stop is the blog of the amazing Maureen Merritt.






Lil Inker Designs July 2014 Release Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome back to the Lil' Inker Designs July Release Blog Hop. All of the new products are available to buy now!

I've used the new Cut It Out Clouds dies and Dance in the Rain stamps. These unique, adorable dies and coordinating sentiments are a perfect match. 

Be sure to check out the rest of the hop stops, and remember to leave comments along the way for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Lil' Inker store. 

Please continue on over to Maureen Merritt's fabulous blog! 



Lil' Inker July Release Blog Hop, Day 1


This month's Lil' Inker release is epic, you're going to love it! Seriously! 

I couldn't wait to ink up these cool Sketched Floral images! I simply stamped them in black onto flecked cream cardstock, die cut a couple (the dies have stitching in the negative, you guys!), added them to one of the new Pinking Edge Sentiment Flag dies. I embossed a sentiment from Fancy Feathers (LOVE this font!) on the pinked flag, too. (You can view all of the new products used for this project below.)

You are going to love this release!

If you didn't get here via Lisa Henke's blog, you're doing it wrong! I kid. But seriously, start the hop at Lil' Inker, if you want to see some amazing projects featuring this month's goodies. Your next stop on the hop is Maureen Merritt

Remember to leave a comment on each blog each day of the hop. Lil' Inker will be giving away 3 $15 Gift Certificates to the store to 3 commenters!





Always and Forever

SN Markers: CR1, CR7, CR10, BT1, blender

I don't use embossing folders much. I buy them, I have a basket FULL of them. I just have a hard time using them. I had this piece of the Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock laying around on my work table, it had already been embossed with the Blooming Wonderful embossing folder from the Vintage Floral Collection. I kept staring at it, and I kept wanting those roses to be in color. So, I colored them. And I LOVE it! I used a sentiment from the Vintage Floral Sentimentals Greetings set

I'd paint every room in my house coral and pool, I would.

I Was Wondering...

...what inks played best with the Crafter's Companion Gamsol Blending Solution. So I did some experimenting. I gathered up all of the black ink pads I have (no small task, I have all of the inks) and stamped an image from Sheena Douglass' A Taste of India Henna Mango set in each black ink on a strip of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.

These are my results:

  • in the area that is circled, i dripped blending solution
  • where the pink is i blended Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencil with a blending stump saturated in blending solution
  • at the swirly tail, i swiped a clean saturated blending stump over the area
  • all inks were heat set before i began my experiment






available at the CC US webstore

available at the CC US web store 

available at the CC US web store


More With @simonsaysstamp August 2014 Card Kit





I used one of the Lil Inker stitched rectangles dies to create these 3 cards. The layout of all 3 is basically the same. I just love how simple a kit and a good set of dies can make cranking out some quick and easy cards.



Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit Reveal



The August card kit was revealed today at Simon Says Stamp. I got my hands on it a little early and I have had so much fun making cards with it. The kit is available now at Simon Says Stamp.