Sunday, April 2, 2017

LID:: April 2017 Release:: Day 1


Today is the first of three days of the Lil' Inker Designs April 2017 Release Showcase...I do think this is one of my favorite releases to day! Once again, we have a fabulous hop for you featuring new stamps and dies perfect for spring and really, every day! 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 ever so gorgeous Wreath of Roses Stamp Set and coordinating Wreath of Roses Die Set. I started by stamping the pretty wreath onto watercolor paper and loosely coloring with watercolor, then coating with some shimmer and selective glossy accents.


I adhered this to a cardstock base and finished with a sentiment cut from Wreath of Roses Die Set and a few black pearls.


This next card also features a snipet of the Wreath of Roses Stamp Set and coordinating Wreath of Roses Die Set, but the leading role belongs to the new Pretty Painted Alpha Stamp Set and Pretty Painted Alpha Die Set. I stamped in gold ink and die cut the "Congrats" with these which were bordered on a black piece of cardstock. I then die cut the golden rays from an older die, Wrapper's Delight: Sunburst Die, and adhered that to a white cardstock base and topped with a gold stamped Wreath of Roses. I finished with a sentiment from Go Confidently,
also a previously released product.

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 APRIL 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).

78 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards :) the wreath of roses is gorgeous and i love how you've used it. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    preeti

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  2. Love the beautiful wreath on the 2 tone background. Great Congrats card, too.

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  3. Those letters are super cool! Great ideas. Thanks for sharing

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  4. Fun stripes!! The wreath looks great with it. Cheerful colors!!

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  5. Great cards! Love that beautiful wreath!

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  6. Loved the striped background for the rose wreath. It was a super nice touch. Thank you for sharing!!

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  7. Gorgeous cards Karen! That wreath is just stunning!

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  8. Beautiful cards! I'm so inlove with that wreath stamp!

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  9. I love the pretty flowered wreath! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Karen! That wreath card is SO up my alley. Is that patterned paper? It's just spectacular. :)

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  11. Ooh I love the yellow on the congratulations card 😍

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  12. so, so pretty! love your pretty wreath and the congrats card is fantastic!!! love how you used just a portion of the floral wreath.

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  13. Beautiful wreath of flowers

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  14. Love these two cards especially the congrats card with the sunshine rays:)

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  15. Beautiful wreath card, Karen! Love the size of it, and the little details mixed in with the pretty flowers! A must-have for me!

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  16. the stripe background sets off your lovely wreath so beautifully - that set is going in my cart today!!

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  17. Your wreath card is just gorgeous, Karen! So pretty!

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  18. Love your card! Beautiful colors used!

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  19. I love that you made your background paper, the colors you used and the way you put it all together. It looks like a great release!

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  20. Love both of your beautiful creations!

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  21. Your cards fill me with inspiration. I cannot wait to order the wreath stamp/die.

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  22. Awesome cards! I especially love the wreath. You colored it beautifully and it looks great against the striped background :)

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  23. Great work Karen on both cards, I love the wreath of rose's done with the pink! So pretty!

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  24. Beautiful cards! Love the wreath of roses. I
    adore wreaths, so this is just pure crafty candy to me.

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  25. I love the pretty wreath and the alphabet stamps are perfect for so many things.

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  26. These are fabulous cards, Karen! So beautiful!

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  27. Your cards are very pretty. I love the bold lettering!!

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  28. Your first card is beautiful and chic, and your second card is amazing and bold! Thanks so much for sharing the awesome different ways to use this release!

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  29. The wreath is a definite statement maker! Beautiful!

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  30. Marvelous cards Karen! Love the pretty spring wreath!

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  31. Beautiful cards! That spring wreath is gorgeous

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  32. Awesome job on all your cards they are adorable!
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  33. I love the striped background on the wreath card. Beautiful projects!

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  34. Modern stripes for your pretty wreath are just perfect. Then, Happy sun rays! Great cards!

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  35. Your cards are so pretty and modern - love it!

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  36. Love both of your cards! The first one with the off-centered wreath is full of nice details.

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  37. Beautiful creation, love this wreath on the April release!

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  38. beautiful cards! I like very much the wreath of flowers

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  39. This is a great release - but the wreath of roses is the star of the show.

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  40. Wow! Fabulous cards!! Love them so much!!!

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  41. I love your card design style. I'm so glad I found you! These cards are awesome. I like how you show a couple of different ways to use the wreath. (and I have to say I like that sunburst die a lot!).

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  42. Love the pink stripes.
    The muted colors of the
    flowers really fits.
    The sunburst is always
    a pretty background.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing.

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  43. Love the wreath card, beautiful detail.

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  44. What a collection of inspiration Karen and as usual you have made these stamps shine! Love your action shot, every time I try this, my camera makes it looks like it's going slow... or maybe it's me lol.

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  45. Very pretty wreath card and great idea for a retirement card.

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  46. That is a beautiful floral wreath!

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  47. Love these! Those floral images are fabulous ♥

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  48. I love the pretty painted alpha set, I really like that you can customize the sentiments!

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  49. Beautiful cards, the floral wreath is wonderful!

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  50. I like the colors you chose for your flowers.

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  51. Your water coloring on the floral wreath is beautiful! I absolutely love the painted alphabet set. It will be used a lot!

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  52. Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors. And the new alpha set is fantastic!

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  53. Fabulous cards! Love the sunburst & your clever use of the wreath stamp on that one. The wreath of Roses is so versatile & one we all need in our supplies.

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  54. I just love the delicate coloring on the wreath -beautiful!

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  55. Wonderful cards, love those sweet blooms and the pop of black on your retirement card. Such a great new release.

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  56. Loving the new release! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  57. How pretty! Love the flowers on the wreath!

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  58. SQUEAL~I LOVE the Cards!! Your First one is my FAVORITE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  59. Your pink floral card is gorgeous! I like the black accents.

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