I'm so excited to announce that I'll be designing for Lil' Inker Designs! As you all know, Laura Pryor, the owner of Lil' Inker is a 2011 Stamping Royalty winner and super talented. I noticed her company immediately when she released her first three sets with graphic designer Ariana Grant. When Laura appointed Julie Ranae as her design team coordinator, a spot on the Lil' Inker team was even more desirable. Thank you for letting me be a part of this incredible team!
I wanted to use the Pinwheels die and stamp set for my design team debut because I've never seen anything like it. It's absolutely adorable and I had so much fun die cutting all the blades! I panicked a little when I realized that I didn't have any wooden sticks or skewers for my pinwheel. Then I was relieved to find that the flag pole from Sentiment Flags works wonderfully. What a great way to mix-and-match sets!
All of the patterned paper on this card, including the dark grey that covers the entire front of the card, is from Echo Park's Be Mine Collection. I hadn't planned on the post for the pinwheel being in the same spot as the vertical ledger lines on the paper but it worked out perfectly! The punched hearts were made with two different punches and I used an Iron Orchid Designs stamp to add pink text to the light grey side of the pinwheels.
What I love most about the Pinwheels set is the versatility of both the die and the sentiments. The pinwheels themselves can have as many or as few blades as you want and the sentiments will work for a lot of other wind-related images. The die cuts flawlessly and the letters stamp clearly in all types of ink. Run, don't walk, to the Lil' Inker store and grab Pinwheels for yourself because I guarantee you'll have endless fun with it!
Thank you so much for stopping by today to share this wonderful bit of news with me. You can read a little more about me on the Lil' Inker Designs Blog HERE. Lil' Inker Designs will be having its inaugural Blog Hop on August 8th so be sure to join us then. :)
Sources: SU Basic Gray cardstock; Echo Park Be Mine Collection; Lil' Inker Designs Pinwheels & Sentiment Flags; Unity+Iron Orchid Designs Provencial Collection - My Dear; SU Pink Passion & Basic Gray inks; Versafine Smokey Gray ink; Ranger blending tool; QuicKutz Epic Six; SU silver brad; Marvy heart punch; EK Success Heart to Heart punch; Stampin' Dimensionals