Welcome to the February release for Lil’ Inker Designs!! We have two introductions today. First, and most important, we have a new design team member! Please welcome the spectacular Suzanne Dahlberg! As you continue on the hop, please give her a warm welcome. We also have a super fun, on trend stamp and die set that we are introducing today. The stamp set is called Darling Diamonds, and it pairs perfectly with a die that is a stitched pattern. Make sense? Yeah, not really…I know, so just take a look
The die covers the entire front of a 4.25 x 5.5 card. It stitches in a beautiful circle and diamond pattern. I was totally in love with this when I first saw the sneak peek, but then when I got it in my hot little hands, I was completely stumped! Off to Pinterest my fingers flew to find something, anything to give me some inspiration. I found cakes, phone cases, fabrics, frosted glass fixtures…all kinds of ideas. So I decided to make a sparkly card just for fun! I used blue and white shimmer cardstock and gobs of clear rhinestones. I added the small stitched bow at an angle to accentuate the sentiment. The sentiment is from Winter Greetings and is selectively inked and stamped on two stitched sentiment flags.
Here’s my next card that shows how you can use the stamp set with the stitched die plate.
For this card, I layered a 4.25 x 4.25 stitched square over the card front. It is stamped with Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood. The hello is from the Darling Diamonds stamp set and is paired with a random friend stamp from my stash. I liked the mix of the two fonts. Of course, I could’ve left well enough alone and had myself an easy to mail card, but it needed a little something. I added a peacock colored satin ribbon and topped it with a smokey shadow button tied with white embroidery floss.
Ok, this is a hop with prizes – two $10 gift certificates to the Lil’ Inker Designs store – randomly placed on a secret blog. Leave comments along the way for more chances to win! You should’ve arrived from Alicia’s blog. If not, hop on back to Laura’s to get started right! Your next stop from here is Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by :) Have fun hopping!