Showing posts with label Lil' Inker Designs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lil' Inker Designs. Show all posts

Thursday, November 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up - November Challenge - Embossing Folders

It's the first of the month and time for the November CAS Mix Up Challenge!   Bonnie is our hostess this month and she wants us to use embossing folders in new and different ways.

Who knew there were so many ways to use an embossing folder?

Dry embossing can add wonderful texture to a background or stamped design, 

but don't stop there.  Check out some or all of the videos over at CAS Mix Up to find 

new and exciting ways to use those folders. 

I was inspired by this embossing folder technique video for my cards today.   I made two similar cards as the technique I used involved sponging over either one or the other insides of the opened embossing folder.

I used an embossing folder, stamps, die cuts, washi tape, little flowers, and a puffy heart!
So this is what happened when I sponged Guacomole Acrylic Paint over the inside of the front panel of Tim Holtz/Sizzix Cracked Embossing Folder, spritzed it liberally with water and pressed a panel of watercolor paper over it, pressing for a bit to allow the watery paint to absorb into the watercolor paper.  
I'd call this one the positive print from the embossing folder.  The green has colored the actual cracks of the design.
Stamps are from Thanksgiving Wishes by Lil' Inker Designs, Die cut frame is Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.
And here is my 2nd card that I used the same technique on but sponged the paint over the inside back panel of the embossing folder - getting what I would call a negative print.  The green has colored the spaces between the cracks of the design.
Stamps are from PTI  Forest Floor: Autumn.  The die cut frame is Pierced Feature Frames from PTI.  
The outside frames are popped up on foam tape.  I added little white flowers to the first card and a puffy heart sticker to the 2nd.  I wrapped a piece of washi tape - Lena's Pattern by Alexandra Renke - around the middle of both cards before adhering the print.

You can also try to get a 2nd print off each side.  Be sure you have your watercolor panels ready to press it right on the folder  -  a 2nd print comes out a little less defined since there is less watery paint on the folder.  Be sure to wash off your folder immediately so the paint doesn't dry on the folder.

I took one photo from my worktable showing the embossing folder, the paint, sponge and the two designs I got - the one on the left resulted from sponging over the inside of the back panel (my 2nd card) and the one of the right resulted from sponging over the inside of the front panel (my first card).
So two rather different looks from one embossing folder - used in a different way -  by sponging acrylic ink over either the front or back, spritzing with water liberally, and pressing watercolor paper over the panel!   Remember to wash your folder immediately so the paint doesn't dry on it!
We hope you'll get out all of those embossing folders you have and try out some of the new ways to use them!

Hop on over to the CAS Mix Up Blog to see how all of the talented Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer Cornelia (Stempel Spass) have used embossing folders in different ways!  You have until 11/24 to link up your creation!   Remember to keep it CAS!

I'm also linking my card to:
Less is More
Cupcake Inspirations
Theme - Fall


Stamps:  Forest Floor: Autumn - PTI, Thanksgiving Wishes - Lil' Inker Designs.
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Cocoa Bean - PTI
Accessories:  Guacomole Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics - Paper Artsy, Pierced Feature Frame Dies - PTI, puffy heart sticker - Michaels, Vanilla flowers - Simon Says Stamp, foam tape, Washi Tape - Lena's Pattern/Alexandra Renke, sponge, water mister, Cracked Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz/Sizzix.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mid Month November CAS Mix Up reminder!

I'm here today with a card for and a reminder of the November CAS Mix Up Challenge!  It's a fun one -   Glitter!   We could all use a little sparkle as winter approaches right?!
For my card I used stamping, clear glitter brush, markers, die cuts and Glossy Accents.
A birthday isn't complete without balloons right?!   I die cut the balloons out of Bristol Smoothe Surface paper.  I colored around the edges of one balloon at a time with a colored marker and blended the color over each balloon with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  I did the same with the strings.  I used foam dots to layer the balloons over the flat bottom circle die.  Then I added Glossy accents over the balloons for more sparkle and let it dry.  
Here's a close up so you can see the glitter better (so hard to photograph all that shine!) 
You have until 11/25 to link up your cards - check out all the details on the CAS Mix Up challenge blog here!

I'm also linking my card to:
I used 3 dies



Stamps:  Paper Angel
Paper:  White Bristol Smooth Surface (for balloons),  White - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Balloon and flat bottom circle dies - Ali Express, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil Inkers Design, Tombow Markers, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush - Zig Glossy Accents, foam dots.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Keep Calm and Put the Kettle On

Here's my second card for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
and here is my 2nd spring design coffee card!
First, I sponged over the background using Wendy Vecchi's Check Mate Stencil with Sky Blue Ink.  I used her Stripes stencil on the top and bottom edges with black ink. I used a fun Wendy Vecchi Cone Flower stamp/stencil set for the flowers, where you stamp the flower and then there are two stencils included with the stamp, the flower shape and the stem shape, so you lay the stencil over the stamping and sponge on the color!  So easy!!  
I die cut a strip of grass out of green tissue paper and adhered it over the bottom of the stem.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampendous on a panel cut with a Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs.
You'll find lots of Spring Coffee lovers inspiration over at the hop here

I'm also linking my card to:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

The Card Concept -  my style - clean and graphic 

Stamps:  Stamp it Stencil It - Cone Flower - Wendy Vecchi Stampers Anonymous,  Kettle On - Stampendous
Paper:  White - PTI, green tissue paper
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival - Leaf Green, Sun Flower, Cactus Flower, Tiger Lily, Sky Blue,  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories:  Fringe Die - Memory Box, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil Inker Designs, foam tape, Stencils - Check Mate, Dots and Stripes - Wendy Vecchi.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February CAS Mix Up Challenge - Corrugated Cardboard

Welcome to February and to the CAS Mix Up Challenge - this month Susan has asked to use corrugated cardboard.
For my card today - I used a piece of partially stripped corrugated cardboard, a stamp, Brushos with water, and 3 dies - and I made it a Valentine!
Here are a few photos of how I made my card.
I die cut 4 hearts out of a piece of cardboard I saved from a box using an old Sizzix die.  I decided to just use the largest one and ripped off some of the top layer.
 Then I shook just a little bit of Brilliant Red Brusho onto the heart.
Next, I spritzed it with a little bit of water - and look at the explosion of color!  I like to leave it like this with splotches of color -  the more you spritz with water - the more the Brushos dissolve and spread.  The different layers of cardboard also absorb the color differently so it gives a wonderful mottled appearance.
I die cut an arrow from black card and a stitched square out of white.
And then I put it all together!  The arrow wasn't long enough to go across the full distance of the heart - so I cut it in half and adhered it to the two sides, die cut another arrow and just snipped a little middle piece and adhered it in the center as if the arrow was shot through the heart. 
(To my eye, it looked like too big of an opening without the added little middle piece)
I adhered the heart to the stitched square and layered the square over the card base with foam dots.  My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  I stamped the sentiment along the bottom in black ink
So we hope you will join us by linking up your CAS Mix Up card-  here's the link to the challenge where you will find more corrugated cardboard inspiration!   You have until the end of February to join in!
I'm also linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers


Stamps:  Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  white, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Brillian Red Brushos, water spritzer, Dies: Stitched Mat Square, Of the Heart Dies - Lil'Inker Designs, Hearts - Sizzix, corrugated cardboard, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eileen Hull Inspiration Team November - You and Me Mailable Frame

It's Tuesday - and I have another project to share for Eileen Hull's collaboration with DCWV paper stacks.  Today I used Eileen's Mailable Frame along with DCWV papers from Modern Metallic and Cranberry Christmas Paper Stacks.
I die cut the Mailable Frame out of black mat board than layered the you and me paper on the inside - and cut the heart paper using the frame die trimming the outside edges to show a little black.  The leaf is die cut using Spring Leaves and popped up with foam dots The together was die cut out of another piece from Cranberry Christmas and layered over the opening on foam dots.
I added more paper on the back with another die cut leaf, a heart rhinestone and a stamped sentiment.  I just LOVE this frame die - it folds flat to mail but then can be opened set up for display by the recipient!

Please check out Eileen's blog this month for lots of inspiration using her dies and DCWV papers!
Stamps:  It's Today Right? - Lil Inker Designs
Paper:  White - PTI, Little Sizzles Black Mat Board - Sizzix, DP - Modern Metallics and Cranberry Christmas - DCWV
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Frame Mailable Die and Spring Leaves Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Together Die - Wonderful Words - PTI, heart rhinestones - Michaels, foam dots.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wishing You

Yes, I've made yet another Christmas card for my box - one card closer to done.  A quick post tonight as I really have to get to bed - I just had to get this card out of my brain before going!
I gold embossed the sentiment onto a panel of white card die cut with a Stitched Mat Square from Lil' Inker Designs.  I adhered 3 wood veneer stars on the gold foil strip.
My card design was inspired by the following challenges:

Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - WMS
Paper:  White - PTI, Gold Foil Sheets - SU
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  gold embossing powder, heat tool, Stitched Mat Square - Lil'Inker Designs, Wood Veneer Stars - Studio Calico/American Crafts.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More for Easter

Today I'm sharing some Easter cards I've made for 2 of the Saturday Inspiration Challenges over at Splitcoaststampers.
Two weeks ago the inspiration was the Easter Egg Hunt Pinterest Board.  
My first card was inspired by this feather egg in the egg cup
 Here is my card.
I curved the die cut oval egg and kept the curve in it by tying twine around it. Since this egg is just cardstock, I cut a little slit on each side to hold the twine on the edges. I doubled up 2 thick foam dots to hold the center of the egg curved out off the cardbase.   I had these feathers for a Thanksgiving project I did with my grandnieces and nephews last year. (think turkey tails on plastic eggs!)
My 2nd card was inspired by this pinterest post
Here is my card:
 I layered the gold foil egg to a thicker piece of grungeboard. I again curved the egg a little and held the curve by tying the ribbon tightly around the egg while I held the curve. Then I mounted it over the die cut saucer and panel with two thick foam dots.  I added the die cut bunny to the side also with foam dots.

This past Saturday, the Inspiration Challenge was Google It - the Google Art Pinterest board
I always enjoy the Google art and wondered who created it.
I was inspired by this leap year google art with the leaping bunnies
and created this card.

I used Loll Thompson's Splash Watercolor technique on everything - using Brushed Corduroy and Worn Lipstick Distress on the bunnies and bows, Brushed Corduroy and Peeled Paint for the wild flowers, and Tumbled Glass on the background - all on Arches watercolor paper.  I die cut the EASTER (to look like GOOGLE) using Alphanumeric thinlit dies from Tim Holtz on a piece of thin cork.
All three cards hopped out the door at our Easter Cards and Treats sale at church last Sunday!
He is Risen
Stamps: Denami Designs
Paper: white, vintage cream, true black - PTI, DP Archaic - Basic Grey
Paper Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: die - Large Oval/Alterations, twine, feathers - Michaels, thick foam dots 

The Golden Egg
Stamps: Rubber Soul
Paper: Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock, white - PTI, Gold Foil - SU, grungeboard - Ranger
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Dies - Medium Oval/Alterations, Bunny and Bows Die Set - Lil'Inker Designs, Tea Time - Alterations, ribbon - May Arts, thick foam dots, Pink Tiny Twinkle - Taylored Expressions, small oval punch - SU 

Cork Easter
Stamps: Keep It Simple Birthday - PTI
Paper: Arches Watercolor paper, Vintage Cream - PTI
Paper Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Ink: True Black -PTI, Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick, Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass
Accessories: Dies: Wild Flowers and Alphanumeric - Thinlits/Alterations, Bunnie and Bows - Lil' Inker Designs, Sequins - WMS, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, thin cork - Staples, foam dots, Craft Mat, mini spritzer, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Really Big Best Wishes

A friend at work asked me to make a really big 'best wishes' card for someone leaving a committee she is on.  There were a lot of people that needed to sign it so it needed to have a lot of space inside.  So I folded an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white card stock for the card base - and created this large card!
 Don't you just LOVE the flowers? My card was totally inspired by one my blogging friend, Cathy Webber  made two years ago when she was on the Fusion Card Challenge Design team with me.
The flowers cut using Spring Flowers from Lil'Inker Designs.  I folded them on their stitched lines and layered them with foam dots - the leaves are Tropical Sensations dies from MFT (retired) and the white panels are cut with Stitched Mat Rectangles also from Lil'Inker Designs.
The sentiment is from Gatsby Glamour from PTI.  The floral background is from Black and White Basics from PTI - and I sponged Wendy Vecchi Archival Buttercup Ink over the white flowers to make the paper black and yellow!
The card measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" so I had to make an envelope that the card would fit in.  I took a large 9" x 12" white mailing envelope (from Staples) - cut it in half horizontally - sealed the cut bottom edge with a piece of Washi Tape and it was good to go!
The layered flowers really make for an impressive design don't you think?  I need to remember to make more of them for regular size cards too!
Stamps:  Gatsby Glamour - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black, Harvest Gold, Textstyle Black and White Basics - PTI
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Wendy Vecchi Archival Buttercup.
Accessories:  Dies - Tropical Sensations - MFT, Spring Flowers and Stitched Mat Rectangles - Lil' Inker Designs, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.