Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LID:: June 2016 Release:: Day 3



It's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs June 2016 Release. Have you picked up the fabulous products showcased yet? Which is your favorite? We have one final day of blog hopping for you for some last minute inspiration.If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from
The Lil' Inker Designs Store Blog!

My first project speaks to my coffee loving heart. It features the previously released Coffee Talk Stamps, as well as the NEW coordinating Coffee Talk Dies and Coffee Word Die. So happy that dies were produced to match this set. I started by inking a cardstock panel with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, shading heavily on the bottom of the piece and fading to the white. I then added a few splatters of water and lifted the ink. From this I was able to cut a strip of paper for a border, I used the Coffee Talk Dies to die cut the to-go cup as well as the Coffee Word Die for part of my sentiment. I then die cut a strip of red paper from the Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies. I assembled the card by adhering my distressed ink strip of paper, the red strip and then an aqua card panel. I stamped the sentiment from Coffee Talk Stamps and then added the die cut coffee word.
For a final touch I die cut a red straw, affixed that to the coffee cup and adhered this to the card panel, tucking it under the coffee word.


My last card for this release features the absolutely beautiful stamp set, Hello, Beautiful. I started by stamping and die cutting the bird in some funky colors using the coordinating Hello, Beautiful Dies. I then die cut two square frames (one with white cardstock and the other with the wine cardstock) with the innovative Fringe Scalloped Square Dies. I adhered these two frames together, but only at the very most interior edge, leaving the scallops on the wine panel to be able to be bent up. This allows a bit of white to peak from underneath, and I think it is the coolest effect! I also die cut a white strip of paper with the Dual Dotted Border Builder Dies, and ran some embroidery floss through the dots in a pattern. To assemble my card, I stamped a sentiment from Hello, Beautiful with wine ink onto a white cardstock base. I affixed a blue panel to the white card base, and then the embroidered strip, the square frame and then the bird was affixed with dimensional adhesive. I hope all that makes sense, but if you have any questions, please ask in the comments section! (Please be sure to include your email address with your question if you are a no-reply blogger, so that I can answer you!)

Here's a look at the new release products I've used in both my cards today, and they are available at the Lil' Inker Design Store now!





The next talented designer on the hop is Joy Taylor!

I invite you check out all the amazing new release items available now at the Lil' Inker Design Store .


Don't forget to leave a comment along the each of the stops on the hop, as there are three $15 gift certificates up for grabs to the Lil' Inker Designs Store!

37 comments:

  1. Oh my heavens! Both of these are so fabulous! The details are amazing! That dotted border die certainly adds a cool effect- as does the fringe frame- and you've showcased both so well! Your spattered coffee is genius!

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  2. Fabulous cards! Love the color combo and coloring on your coffee card! And the fringe scalloped frame around that sweet bird! Great details on both of these delightful cards! What a treat it would be to get one of these in the mail!

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  3. Your cards are fabulous. I love the color combo.

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  4. WOW - LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards Karen!!!
    Your AWESOMELY INKY coffee card is FABULOUS and I ADORE your DELIGHTFUL bird card, the colours and design are GORGEOUS!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  5. What delightful cards, Karen! Your watercoloured "coffee" is a gorgeous colour and that bird image is winning me over!

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  6. love the shading and layering of browns in the coffee cup. just perfection! YUM!

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  7. Oooh, these are beautiful!! Love them!

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  8. Awesome cards. Love how you included the coffee stains on the border of your first card. And that bird is so pretty on your second card. TFS

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  9. You're making it hard for me to resist doing some shopping! Love the red and teal on the first card with that fabulously inked panel. Love the detail of the stitching on the second card!

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  10. Cute coffee card and
    I love that bird card!
    So pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Adorable! I love how it looks like coffee spilt on your card. The color combination on your other card is beautiful!

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  12. Love that purple frame!!! You're so talenteed! <3

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  13. These are both beautiful, Karen! I love your colouring!

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  14. Fabulous coloring on the coffee card! It looks good enough to drink!

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  15. Ah, your coffee card. Your coffee tones of inking are fabulous. And anything with aqua is good. The strip of red... genius!

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  16. Love the two-tone color of the coffee word die-cut on your card.

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  17. Incredible cards Karen!! Love the coors on the first one!!

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  18. oops, forgot the L... COLORS!!!

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  19. that purple and teal card... SWOON!

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  20. Wonderful creations. I like how realistic the coffee looks.

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  21. You made that coffee look really delish! And the exotic bird made it such a cute card.

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  22. Great cards! I love the coffee card!

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  23. Love your cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  24. Beautiful cards! Lovely colours. :-)

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  25. Great card, love how you did the side on the first one to match the coffee. thanks for sharing

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  26. Two awesome cards Karen, love that frappucinno cup and the sweet birdie!

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  27. I love them both Karen!
    What wonderful coloring!!

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  28. Brilliant cards Karen, love how the coffee actually looks real!

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  29. Both of these are top notch, Karen, great work!!!

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  30. These are great...love the teal and the wonderful new dies.

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  31. Oh my goodness! How sweet are these?!

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  32. Lovely cards Karen and I particularly love that cute bird - so pretty!

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  33. Wow, Karen! Both of these cards are fabulous! I love the inking and splatters on your coffee card---soooo perfect!!! And those fringed scallop frames look so cool!

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  34. Yummy and lovely creations with the new release! That coffee is SO realistic....my mouth is watering!

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  35. These are great, Karen! Love the soft colors of the second, and the first looks good enough to sip right now. Mmmm!

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