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.
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