Good morning and welcome to the first day of the October release for Lil’ Inker Designs! We’re introducing a bunch of fabulous holiday stamps and dies and they’re all available right now! I love that Laura doesn’t make you wait to shop the new release…and I totally understand if you want to go shop now, but make sure you come back and comment for a chance to win the entire October release! That’s correct…one lucky commenter will win everything! There’s more details on how to win at the end of my post! Today I’m showcasing Rustic Christmas stamps and dies, Brush Script Christmas Word dies, and the Baubled Christmas Wreath die!
I used more traditional Christmas colors for the next two days but I wanted to go a little crazy today! 😉
First up is my card using Rustic Christmas! I started by stamping the buildings onto watercolor paper with versamark and heat-embossing them with white embossing powder. Then I stamped them on masking paper, fussy cut them, and covered my embossed buildings. Once they were carefully masked off I blended spun sugar, picked raspberry, and broken china distress ink to create my winter sky. I let it dry and then used a zig marker and a damp paintbrush to paint my buildings.
Then I stamped the snowflakes onto the sky with versamark and heat-embossed them with the same white embossing powder. I tore white cardstock to create a snowy hill and adhered it to my card. Finally I stamped the sentiment in Memento Luxe espresso truffle pigment ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I loved the brown mixed with the pastel pinks so much that it inspired my next card!
As you can see I went a little sequin crazy! I started by adhering stick-it adhesive behind the Baubled Christmas Wreath before die-cutting it with white cardstock. I pressed a versamark pad all over the die cut and then heat-embossed it with holographic embossing powder. Next I die-cut a kraft panel with the Silly Stitched frame die. I adhered the wreath to the kraft panel and then started arranging my sequins!
I used 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm sequins and they fit quite nicely inside the wreath. I used a combination of pink, teal, and metallic gold sequins and adhered them with glossy accents. While they were drying I adhered stick-it to a piece of light blue cardstock and then die-cut it with the Brush Script Christmas Words die. I pressed versamark over the die and heat-embossed it with the same holographic embossing powder. I removed the stick-it backing and adhered it over the wreath. For a little extra security I added drops of glossy accents behind the die as well. Finally I tied a pretty pink bow and adhered it to the wreath!
And that’s it for me for day one! I’ll be back tomorrow with some fun tag inspiration!
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- Stephanie Gold
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Trina P. says
Love these non-traditional colour Christmas cards. Personally not a fan of traditional colours.
Lou Wittmer says
Great cards! Love when you go a little crazy and outside the box.
Totally love the sky on your rustic Christmas card. So beautiful.
Amy Cooley says
How clever to put the sequins in the wreath…super-cute!
Lovely little scene and stunning wreath. 🙂
Sue LD says
Beautiful background on the first one and love the colorful sequins on the wreath.
Carla Hundley says
way to use the sequins
Carla from Utah
Love how you used the sequins on the wreath! Adorable!
Lisa Petrella says
Beautiful creations!! Love how you used the sequins on the baubled wreath!! And the inking on your rustic Christmas card is so pretty!!!
Dee Earnshaw says
Wow these are gorgeous – love the purple/ pink background on the first card and the gorgeous sequins on the second card – so very inspiring:)
Gorgeous! I love that blended sky, and you are so creative to fill the Baubled Christmas Wreath die-cut with sequins! Love it!
Jen Carter says
I love the colors you used on both of your cards! The sequins look fantastic on the wreath! And your watercoloring on the 2nd card makes the scene look so wintery and peaceful!
Amazing you realized the sequins fit the bauble circles. Love the torn paper snow.
Beautiful cards! Love the sequins.
Ericka Strange says
Beautiful cards. Love the sky and the wreath is so cool with the mixed sequins.
Marci Snee says
Love the non traditional colors! That wreath card tho!
All such fabulous cards…been dying to see that wreath card with the sequins very clever
Maggie B says
Hi Jess ~ I’ve got some catching up to do with your blog and this is a great place to start! (My Mom was on life support and the awesome news is that she’s now in a nursing home recovering!) I love, love, love these cards. Your coloring blending with the Distress Inks (my favorite inks!) is perfection and the buildings are darling. You can NEVER go wrong with sequins and your cheerful holiday card proves that point. Thanks so much for the inspiration! ~HUGS~
jessica frost-ballas says
Oh my! I am glad she’s recovering!! And thanks for the kind words!
Deana Benson says
Beautiful cards! I’ll have to check them out! Don’t own any of their stamps yet.
Denise Bryant says
Love your pretty sequin-embellished wreath card! Pretty word die sentiment also! And your beautifully colored scene with the Rustic Christmas set is fabulous! Delightful cards!
Debbie Rumpza says
My gosh I lve that wreath so much! Just gorgeous!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Love the colors on your wreath and fabulous work with the new released products!
Fabulous snow scene and blingy wreath Jessica – LOVE!
Love your color choices!
I love this release!! Your wreath card is just beautiful! Love the sequins!