Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lil’ Inker Designs Release Hop Day 3 ~

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Welcome to the final day of the February release for Lil’ Inker Designs!  I’m sure you’ve been inspired and wowed and woo-ed over the past couple of days…hopefully, you have your orders in already!  I have two more cards for you today using the Darling Diamonds set and Circles & Diamonds Stitched die plate

First off is my favorite of this release.  If you read my post on Monday, you know I found inspiration on Pinterest.  Here’s the pic that inspired this next little diddy.

darling diamonds friends

{I can’t ever get this green paper to photograph/edit properly, sorry!}  I really wanted to clear emboss the oval-ish shapes but knew it would be a nightmare with embossing powder getting caught up in the stitched detail.  I found that just stamping in VersaMark set the tone just fine.  Some large black rhinestones at all the points created the perfect background for a sweet sentiment, also set off with a row of small rhinestones.  The sentiment is from The Sugar Kissed Cottage Eat Dessert First.  This particular flower is not a clip or anything special, but I thought this might be a nice way to give a little pin or clip to give a friend for their hair.

darling diamonds friends d

Here’s a second card with a layout that’s just a little different

darling diamonds thanks

The little woodgrain pattern diamond is rotated once each time it’s stamped – just a fun little extra detail if you look uber guber close.  The colors are Distress Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw and Worn Lipstick, as well as PTI Ocean Tides.  I popped this all up on dimensional foam tape, added a bow tied with embroidery floss and stamped the sentiment.  Easy peasy and mail-able!  Yay!  Gotta love those cards that don’t need extra postage but still pack a lot of punch!

Comment along the hop for your chance at prizes – two $10 gift certificates to the Lil’ Inker Designs store – randomly placed on a secret blog.  You should’ve arrived from Judith’s blog. If not, hop on back to Laura’s to get started right! Your next stop from here is the super amazing Amy! Thanks so much for stopping by :) Have fun hopping!

Alyssa

28 comments:

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the detail of the woodgrain in the second had me 'wowing'. TFS

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS cards, Alyssa!!! LOVE all of the details you incorporated into each one!!!

Wida said...

Oh that second card is so so fab! The co,or and textures are delicious!!

PJ said...

Your cards are stunning! Love all the colors!

Karenladd said...

I love that stitched background more and more! Wonderful cards!

Bev Karolak said...

I love how you used the woodgrain stamp! Beautiful cards!

Mary J said...

These are both gorgeous honey!! The second is my fave for how you used the stamps!

Bev Karolak said...

Love how you used the woodgrain stamp. Beautiful colours!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome cards! Love them both!

Laura Pryor said...

WOWZA!!!!! These are both so so so so unbelievably fantastic! I love love love your colors and use of black rhinestones in the first card.The pop of color with the flower is stunning. Your second card just makes me fall off my chair. From the use of colors to the turning of the woodgrain pattern which I noted right away really really make this card so special!!!
Love love love love love!!!!

Laura Pryor said...

WOWZA!!!!! These are both so so so so unbelievably fantastic! I love love love your colors and use of black rhinestones in the first card.The pop of color with the flower is stunning. Your second card just makes me fall off my chair. From the use of colors to the turning of the woodgrain pattern which I noted right away really really make this card so special!!!
Love love love love love!!!!

Moosisk said...

Love both of your cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

Lea L. said...

Beautiful! Love the floral accent on the first one, and the woodgrain middles on the second!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

You make me want to buy this stuff--which is the point, I know! Beautiful, beautiful work!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! Love how elegant and sophisticated the first is and how charming the second is....truly versatile!

Sue D said...

Wonderful colors on both!

Divinity said...

WOW!!!!! these cards are gorgeous!!! i love how versatile these stamp sets are! tfs :)

Sharron said...

Love the rhinestones and pop of red on your first card! And the woodgrain on the second one is fantastic!

canadian_liner said...

BRilliant take on that Pinterest cake (wouldn't you love THAT beauty for your next birthday...). The second card, like you say, illustrates how much interest you can create on a flat card (having just paid extra to send some bulky ones, I'm all for that). Uber-guber good job!

marylouh said...

I love the circle/diamond die. It looks so much like a quilt design. The yellow card really pops with the red flower. Great job.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Beautiful, I love how you are coloring up these backgrounds.

laughadaisy said...

Oooh, fantastic photo from Pinterest! You totally did it justice through your card. I love it. ;-) And I love the second card, too! Beautiful colors. I sense a Lil' Inker order about to be placed...

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the bling on the first one and the color combo on the second!
DeniseB

Chris said...

these are both gorgeous cards!! such a pretty BG stamp!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice cards. Love the use of versa mark on the 1st and the rotated wood grain on the 2nd.

Tracy said...

Great cards today! Love your techniques, beautiful!

McStamper said...

Really different ideas - both great.

Julie E said...

LOVE the first card - sooooo striking with that great color scheme. The second is sweet too, with your fancy stamping - I will always be a quilter at heart.