Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lil' Inker Holiday Release Time: Holly Jolly!


Today marks the first day of the week long release for Lil' Inker Designs.  It's Holiday Time at Lil' Inker and you will see some great ideas using the newest products for the holidays.  If you came by the way of Laura's blog, then you are in the right place.   

Today and tomorrow we are showing the set of stamps and dies called Holly Jolly.  This set contains a bunch of great sentiments that have a traditional flair.  Pair these with the new dies, and you have a match made in heaven especially with Laura's signature perforations she adds to her dies!!  I chose to work with the tree die.  The scene I created just reminds me of when we used to go find our own special Christmas tree every year.  Sadly, we have an artificial one now but these are memories I won't forget!


Now you may be wondering how I "stamped" my tree without having a stamp as there is not a tree included. I die cut a piece of fun foam and placed it on my clear block using double sided tape and simply inked it up.  It works great and look at all the details you get.......all those little perforation marks show up!!!  Here I stamped 3 trees on my ink distressed panel and then hand cut 2 others for added dimension.  The trees in the background were stamped "off" one time and then stamped on my panel.




Now, I wanted to share all the glittery goodness I added to this card and truly in person it just sparkles.  Kinda hard to capture in a photo especially for me.  The snow banks were hand cut and glittered using a glue pen and sprinkling Martha Stewart glitter on top.  The extra shimmer was done when my panel was completely finished.  I used a product called Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer.  I sprayed a couple of times and let it dry.  I also added some falling snow using a product called Enamel Accents.  Love this stuff.....it dries fairly quickly and adds such a fun shiny opaque effect!!!



Here are the product graphics for you to see the details in these sets.



Now, I'd love to hear what you think!  Laura will be giving out some prizes of gift certificates to the Lil' Inker Store at the end of the release.  Your next stop on the blog hop is Ariana and she is going to share more about the creative process and what her role with Lil' Inker Designs is!  Have a wonderful Monday!  I'm also going to sneak this over to the Lily Pad Cards Simon Says Stamp Challenge for texture!

{Happy Holidays}
Stamps:  Holly Jolly Sentiments (Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper:  Dark Chocolate and SS White (PTI)
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, True Black, and Dark Chocolate (PTI), Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Dies:  Holly Jolly (Lil' Inker Designs)
Misc:  Carrara Marble Coarse Glitter (Martha Stewart), Smooch Spritz (Clearsnap), Glue Pen (ZIG), Enamel Accents (Ranger), White Pearls (Kaisercraft), Cappuccino Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Foam Tape

40 comments:

Ronnie said...

Amy, your card is adorable! I love the way you stamped the trees. Can't wait to see what the rest of the design team has created!

kasia c. said...

Oh Amy! How fabulously creative. :)
I love those tree images!

Robin said...

Beautiful card Amy! Love the way you did the stamping... so clever!
Robin

Lynn said...

Amy, What a great idea to get even more uses out of your stamps! Fabulous! I love the snow effect...beautiful.

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness Amy- these do sparkle, can only imagine in real life. This tree is so darned cute too!

Brandi said...

This is adorable! Love the glitter!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Beautiful!!! I love how you made a stamp from the die!!!

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Laura Pryor said...

Seriously? Whoa!!! What a fabulous idea!!!! I never never never would have thought of this technique! I am so glad you did. It really adds to what this set can do!!!! What an adorable creation on top of being fabulously clever!

shescrafty said...

How innovative and adorable! I'm trying this with the rest of my dies!

Christine said...

This is beautiful Amy!

Emily Leiphart said...

Amy, I love the way you stamped with the die! You're a genius and it looks fantastic. Your winterland scene is adorable!!

Marisa said...

Love your winter wonderland scene :) Well done on the die cut stamp too! Brilliant! A nice thing to tuck away for future use :)

When we had our ski cabin we used to go and chop our own tree and have many fun memories of scrambling up snow banks, getting out tree and then finding it was HUGE when we got it to the front door so we had to trim it down. what looks small in the great outdoors is not so mall indoors LOL! One year the tree was a good third of the way into the living room and the branches were still bowed in the corners. Great memories indeed :)

Nancy L. said...

beautiful card! the die is super cute!!

mitz said...

...great touch of glitz.. it really made the card.. wtg.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Laurel said...

This is GORGEOUS!

Alicia said...

Amy, that is so darn creative.... Love how you made a stamp out of the sweet little tree! Darling!

agdesigns said...

makin' your own cutie tree stamp is so Awesome! love the whole thing! :D

April said...

Wow!! What a great idea with fun foam!! Really gives you alot more versatility with your set!! Cute card!

Corinna said...

Absolutely adorable! I love how you used the foam!

Lindsay said...

Oh I love this Amy! So so well done and fabulous!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fantastic card!!! LOVE how you made your own stamp - so clever!!

Sue D said...

Great tree scene and thanks for the idea to make a tree stamp.

Emily Keaton said...

What an adorable card! I love those sweet trees and how sparkly you made them. This looks like an awesome pair of new products!!

Jen Carter said...

I love this!! I love how you created the tree stamp!! Such a great idea and it turned out terrific!! I also love your hand cut snowdrift! Perfect!

Leanne said...

Beautiful! Love the idea of this scene.

Nona said...

Wow this is so cute and creative, Amy! Love how you created a stamp with the die and fun foam :)

Babe O'Mara said...

Love your winter scene. Very creative.

Babe
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chrisd said...

What great paper crafting. That set is wonderful!

reeree62 said...

WOWWW!! Amazing...beautiful card all around, and very clever with the fun foam :o)

Karen Day said...

You're brilliant! Great inspiration to try something new :o)

Jen said...

Love the shimmer! Your card is lovely,
Jen
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Deborah R said...

Love your card! What a neat idea to make a stamp from the die!

Susan said...

Love your gorgeous,sparkly card Amy. What a fabulous idea to create a stamp from foam -- I had forgotten about this. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a clever idea to use the die to make your own foam stamp!!! CUTE card---LOVE the little scene, all of the sparkle and the pearly accents on the trees!!

Tameko said...

Fabulous card design. Love all the texture and dimension.

Annette said...

aww so sweet...love the added pearls and love the layered trees... thanks for sharing..

lindaplus3 said...

those trees are awesome... sooo cute :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Tania said...

This card is adorable.

Lin said...

LOVE this, Amy! The soft gleam and colors really appeal to me! So glad you joined us at Lily Pad Cards! (And I LOVE this music!)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love all the shimmery goodness on this card, Amy! It really shines, in more ways than one.

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