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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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!
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!
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!
What a great way to get three card from the Cover Up Die.
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!
Fantastic samples of varied techniques using the cover-up die! Great way to showcase one of the most popular dies in this release!
Great techniques using the Christmas cover plate and cute jingle bell tag.
Very nice techniques...love the idea of using embossing paste.
These were some nice techniques!
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!
Fun cards & love your tag.
Still haven't tried mixed media, but these ideas are fantastic!
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
Gorgeous cards and tags
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.
Loving all of your amazing cards!! Such FUN designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)
Wonderfully done. Love them.TFS.
great ideas x
Awesome projects! Love those bells. :)
Great use of embossing paste!
Great use of the new die and embossing paste!
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.
Cute Cute Cute
Wow! So impressed by all the different techniques you used with this die. I'm inspired.
Love all the different effects you got with this die...
especially the last one! :)
absolutely ah-mazing - love stencil paste & this is a great idea :)
Love the different take of the cover up die, gorgeous!
I just HAVE to get this cover up die. I love the different ways you used them. I MUST give embossing paste a try.
Wow that cover up die is amazing and love the cards you created and that sweet tag. Thanks for sharing.
WOW what creative ways to use that cover plate die - love it!!!!
Stunning cards!!! I really do believe that these are my two favorite dies!!
Love the tag and the Kraft card!
I love what you did with this plate Alyssa!!! You created some awesome effects with it!!
So creative and super cool! I used to leave jingle bells in the fireplace and told the girls they fell off Santa's sleigh.
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