Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs Fall Release Week: Day 4 {Mini Pinwheel Die}

Welcome to Day 4 of the Lil' Inker Designs fall release blog hop! If you've come Laura's blog, you're on the right track. If not, be sure to start there for all the details. After I made THIS poinsettia card by stitching flattened blades, I realized how beautiful the blades can be in any direction. When I noticed those three pretty scalloped edges, I thought of wings, said out loud, "Ooohhh," and went straight to work on this flying heart. I love how the original Pinwheel Sentiments and Rainbow & Clouds Sentiments work so well with it!

To complete the scene, I die cut one of the fabulous clouds from the Rainbow & Cloud dies and added an a•muse grass border die. I must've changed the colour of the twine three or four times before I was satisfied with it. ;) I used a Copic Multi Liner to turn the dot into a comma at the end of the first line, connecting the two sentiments. It makes the perfect card for my best friend who lives in Montreal because I really do miss having her around.

Earlier in the week, my talented teammate Amy Kolling used the Mini Pinwheel as leaves. I hope that her leaves and my wings inspire you think outside the box when using the pinwheel dies. Imagine all the things you could make with leaves and wings alone! If there's one thing I love about a product, it's versatility and this one's got it in spades. Speaking of Amy, she's next on this hop so I'm sending you over to her fabulous blog right now!

Don't forget that today is Day 2 of The Twinery's Design Team Blog Hop and you could win the Ultimate Color Sampler Pack on every blog. Start at The Twinery Blog for more fun, inspiration and prizes.

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; SU Tempting Turquoise & Certainly Celery cardstock; Echo Park Be Mine Collection & Candy Shoppe paper pad; Lil' Inker Designs Pinwheel Sentiments; Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow & Cloud Sentiments; Memories Artprint Brown ink; SU Tempting Turquoise & Pink Passion inks; Lil' Inker Mini Pinwheel die; Lil' Inker Designs Rainbow & Cloud die; a•muse grass border die; EK Success Medium Heart punch; Papertrey Ink Sunshine impression plate; K&Company Heart Rhinestones; Stampin' Dimensionals; The Twinery baker's twine in Honeydew; Copic 0.3mm Sepia Multi Liner

44 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is SO very lovely!! You really know how to make the Little Inker Designs SHINE!

cutiephinphin said...

wow that's an inspiration. Love the card and sentiment!

Isha said...

You really make gorgeous creations with the Little Inker products. TFS

Helle said...

Great card! Love the colors and the layout!

Jen W. said...

So so cool! Love how you've used the die and also love the fun colours for everything! :)

shescrafty said...

So cute!

Karen B. said...

This is so innovative and clever, Emily!

Jingle said...

This is so awesome!!! I love it!

Shauna K said...

you are just SO creative!! loving the wings and the embossed heart is perfect with the lil gem :D

reeree62 said...

Love that you look at the die shapes in a different way, to produce something unique!! Awesome!

Vanessa Middleton said...

Well, aren't you clever??? ;) CUTE!

*Alison* said...

wow.. this is so pretty.. I love the colors and how fun that you used it for wings :) you are so creative.. HUGS

Lindsey said...

Very sweet, and great colours!

Nancy L. said...

such a fun little twist on it :)

Basiljen said...

Beautiful use of the pinwheel! Very creative!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the fabulous inspiration, Emily! This is cute, CAS, and so creative. :)

mustangkayla said...

How cute and so clever!

BabyBokChoy said...

C L E V E R !!!!!!! and totally adorable!

Meghan said...

I love everything about this card: the embossed heart, the striped cloud, the dimension......

Chunyuan said...

Love all the details on this card and pinwheel blade wing is so creative.

Alicia said...

So super-clever! Darling.

Jennifer said...

Looks like the creativity is still flowing!!! (= CUTE card!!! (=

Lisa Petrella said...

Fabulous card and such a creative way to use the pinwheel die!!!

Marlena M. said...

Very creative, Emily! I love the ideas you come up with for this die. ;)

Super Jen said...

How come I never have good ideas like this?

lostinpaper said...

Such a funky card made with gorgeus colours! Love those 'wings' what a fab idea!

Lillian Child said...

A.DOR.A.BLE!!!

Jen Carter said...

What a super cute idea!! LOVE the wings!! Very creative Emily!!

Jenny said...

That's outside the box thinking Emily, fun card :)
Jenny x

barb said...

great card Emily! you're so creative to 'see' that die this way. love it!

Lizscraps said...

such a cute fly away heart, and the sentiment is perfect. lovely card.

Brenda said...

What a fantastic design Emily! Love the colors, the creativity and all the white space!

Lisa Lara said...

So clever Emily!

Angie said...

how clever.... using the pinwheel as wings. so smart.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty. The twine just sets it off!

Sue in CT said...

I never would have thought of that. I love the way the twine looks. Great job on your project.

Indy said...

What a cute idea! Great card!

kasia c. said...

You have the most amazing mind! I love what you can see in things. :)
This is soooo cool.

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a fab flying heart! Your mojo is well and truly back!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

You do spots of color on white so well, love this.

Sue D said...

Very clever to make them wings!

Meg said...

You always amaze me at how you constantly look outside the box at everything you have, Em! The pinwheel-as-wings is just way too clever!

Laura Pryor said...

Love the idea of using the mini pinwheel die as wings! Brilliant idea and lovely execution! Ca-ute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yep, it's fabulous, and yep, you always think outside of the box! Love the different colors in the sentiment. So many cool details (like the embossed heart)--I love it!! If you had made a moon (and obviously different sentiment), this would make a cool Halloween card, too.