Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Lil’ Inker Designs Release Hop Day 3 ~

Welcome back to the final day of the October Release Hop for Lil’ Inker Designs!!  You should have found your way here from the amazing Alicia’s blog.  If not, bop on back to Laura’s to get started off right!

I have a few cards for you today that began with an idea surrounding the embossing paste trend that’s circling the crafty world right now.  I used an old cereal box and cut the Christmas cover plate with it.  I had to use a metal shim to get it to cut through the thicker material.  Once I had my template all cut out, I taped it down to a card front and spread the embossing paste all over.

lid xmas cover embossing paste

Once it was dry, I put the template back over and sponged it with distress inks – festive berries and evergreen bough.  A couple of rhinestones later and this is done and easy to mail!  While this card was drying, I taped the template to another card front and sprayed it with a Mister Huey’s mist.

lid xmas cover stencil

All I added to this one was some embroidery floss and a couple pearls.  Again, easy to mail!  Go me!  I thought the template turned out kind of cool, so I adhered it to another card front.  I just couldn’t bear to throw it away

lid xmas cover chipboard

Whoops!  Just noticed this is a little crooked.  Sorry…that’s what I get for editing photos while multi tasking!  ha!  Because this is already a little thick, all I added is a little embroidery floss bow.  Should still pass through the machines and be easy to mail! 

I couldn’t leave you without one last little tag though!  Lil’ Inker has come out with larger sizes of the jingle bell dies.  The largest size is perfect for a little tag.

lid believe bell

I drew inspiration from the Polar Express.  The boy is told to believe and he’ll still be able to hear the bell from Santa’s sleigh.  Too fun!  This will be perfect to decorate up a gift bag this holiday season.  The sentiment is from the Holly Jolly Sentiments set

Alright, thanks so much for sticking with me through this post!  Head on over to Amy's fantastic blog!  Don’t forget to comment along the way for your chance at two $10 gift certificates to Lil’ Inker Designs!!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

Alyssa

34 comments:

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very cool effects with the Christmas Cover plate and some sprays. I don't have any but I like the effect you created. I am so impressed with the embossed detail of that bell die cut!

Denise Bryant said...

Great use of your template! Lots of fun techniques to try out! I'm anxious to get some of the embossing paste to play with! And I love the Jingle Bell die too... great little tag!

canadian_liner said...

So impressed with the work-out you gave your Christmas cover die...three cards with one template! Looks like a MOST worthwhile investment. Glad you are back in blogging-land!

Sue McRae said...

What a great way to get three card from the Cover Up Die.

cm said...

Wow, your foursome here are stunning! The varied backgrounds with the cover-up die showcase its versatility, while the bell/tag combination is utterly wonderful! Fabulous way to highlight the new release!
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Sharron said...

Fantastic samples of varied techniques using the cover-up die! Great way to showcase one of the most popular dies in this release!

Sue D said...

Great techniques using the Christmas cover plate and cute jingle bell tag.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice techniques...love the idea of using embossing paste.

Kristen said...

These were some nice techniques!

Laura Turcotte said...

What great cards! I like that tag, too!! I never thought of that fantastic movie and book, Polar Express---that bell does resemble that jingle bell! Turned out great!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fun cards & love your tag.

paperandflair said...

Still haven't tried mixed media, but these ideas are fantastic!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

You have been busy girl! Thanks for the inspiration, I'dlove to try the technique you used in your first card, that and the tag are my favorites. TFS

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous cards and tags

Billie A said...

I love what you did with the word plate. I ordered that die the first night of the hop. couldn't wait. love the idea of what you did. Also love the bell, that's got to be next on my list to get. you've sold me for sure. that money card is awesome.

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving all of your amazing cards!! Such FUN designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

D- said...

Wonderfully done. Love them.TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Suzie Q said...

great ideas x

Bev Karolak said...

Awesome projects! Love those bells. :)

Macarena said...

Great use of embossing paste!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great use of the new die and embossing paste!

marylouh said...

thanks for showing all the different ways the cover-all die can be used. It is very versatile. Love the bell and it's story. thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Russell said...

Cute Cute Cute

Lindsey said...

Wow! So impressed by all the different techniques you used with this die. I'm inspired.

Renee said...

Love all the different effects you got with this die...
especially the last one! :)

Christi Conley said...

absolutely ah-mazing - love stencil paste & this is a great idea :)

Janice said...

Love the different take of the cover up die, gorgeous!

Brenda Lee said...

I just HAVE to get this cover up die. I love the different ways you used them. I MUST give embossing paste a try.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow that cover up die is amazing and love the cards you created and that sweet tag. Thanks for sharing.

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

WOW what creative ways to use that cover plate die - love it!!!!

Sabrina said...

Stunning cards!!! I really do believe that these are my two favorite dies!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the tag and the Kraft card!

Amy Kolling said...

I love what you did with this plate Alyssa!!! You created some awesome effects with it!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So creative and super cool! I used to leave jingle bells in the fireplace and told the girls they fell off Santa's sleigh.