Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lil’ Inker Designs April Release Day 3 ~

Hello!  Welcome back to the final day of the Lil’ Inker Designs April release!  You should’ve arrived here from the amazing Alicia’s blog.  If not, head on back to the lovely Laura’s to get started off right.  Today I have a couple of simple Mom and Dad cards for you. 

First off, I was inspired to make my Dad’s father’s day card because of our love of Superman.  He had a Superman belt buckle that I stole from him around my senior year of high school, and he ended up gifting it to me when I went to college.  I thought the new word die might be a fun way to customize a “SuperDad” symbol.

super dad lidI created a symbol on graph paper and then fussy cut it out of red cardstock, die cut the dad die and backed it with yellow polka dot paper.  It was a little plain, so I added some flicks of yellow acrylic paint (another first for me!).  The sentiment is from Bunny Star – the ‘Super’ had to be masked from a larger sentiment in the set.  Pretty simple, but fun!

Next is a card for a mom.  I had initially thought I would send it to my mother-in-law since her son is so very tattooed, and she took him to get his first tattoo when he was 16.  Funny thing is that she really doesn’t like tattoos!  I realized that I sent her a card with the stamped roses for her birthday in January, so I’m not sure I can get away with sending her this one too.

tattoo mom lid

I was inspired by the classic ‘50s style ‘Mom’ tattoo.  I began by stamping a bed of roses, popping the heart up on foam tape, the mom die cut on foam tape and adding an arrow from Of the Heart.

Lastly, I decided to play around with a little shrinky dink and see if I could create a couple of key chains with the word dies.  I’ve had this stuff for about 5 years and have never opened the package!  No better time than the present Winking smile  I used a few different Copic colors to create an ombre gradient and die cut the words, popped those babies in the oven at 275 F for about 5 minutes and then fine tuned them with my heat gun.  Unfortunately, the plan was to use the little hole at the top of the mom die to attach the jump ring but it ended up shrinking too small. 

shrinky dink1          shrinky dink2shrinky dink3

The first picture shows the colored plastic before heading into the oven.  The second is a comparison of size after shrinkage.  Lastly, (obviously) is the assembled keychain.  I super <3 the mom one…I’ll have to think of a creative way to use it on a card!

 

 

That’s it for me today!  Thanks for stopping by on this uber long post Smile Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win.  Your next stop is the awesome Amy!  Have a great day!

 

Alyssa

23 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so super cute!

Suzie Q said...

fab cards and what a great idea to use as keyrings thanks for the inspiration x
hugs
Suzie qx

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

ZOMG!! That SuperDad card!! I love!!! Love the keyrings too, and the mother's card, but ZOMG, that Dad card!!!

Marlou McAlees said...

absolutely fabulous cards again today!! and what an amazing idea with the keyring!! love it ♥

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing creations! Thanks for sharing!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh. My. GOODNESS!!! These are so fantastic and clever! I am absolutely in love with the heart one. It's just like a tattoo. Oh my gosh!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Sue D said...

Super Dad card! Cute Tattoo mom card and I like your experiments with shrink plastic.

Sue McRae said...

The key chains are a fabulous idea and love the superdad card, very fun!

shescrafty said...

Super cute! Love the shrink plastic!

Miriam Prantner said...

That super hero card is fantastic! What a great idea and I LOVE the keychains!

Chris said...

these are fabulous! love the story of your dad and his belt buckle. very clever on the key chains and very coool!! i doubt your MIL would mind another gorgeous card even if it has roses on it too...lol

jen del muro said...

you are so clever!! love all the projects and i think those shrinky dinks are just fab!!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards and shrinky dinks! Love the Superman D@D card, very clever!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the creative super Dad card but the key chains blew me away...awesome idea.

keeleykats said...

Cute, retro feeling cards! I love working with shrink plastic, these dies are perfect for chain chain tags!

canadian_liner said...

OMG you have fun playing at your house, Alyssa! The superD@d card is SUPERlative--so clever. I cracked up over the 5-year-old shrinky-dink...guess that stuff never expires. GREAT idea to use dies for key-ring embellishments. THanks for all the great inspiration today!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fabnulous cards and what a great idea to make keychains. TFS

Barb M said...

super creative and gorgeous designs! i love the keychain idea!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such BEAUTIFUL cards!! I LOVE the FUN Designs!! SO EXCITED about the release!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Jenn said...

I love both of the cards, the mom card is beautiful, and the keychains were a great idea! TFS!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations, girl!!!

Julie E said...

Both are fantabulistic Alyssa! you really thought them both out ;>)