Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop {Day 3}

Welcome to {Day 3} of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop! If you've arrived from Teresa Kline's blog, you are on the right track. If not, you will want to start at Laura's blog so you don't miss a thing. I hope you've enjoyed what the design team has shared so far this week. The first two days of the hop showcased the new Flags & Tags dies and stamp set. Today, the entire design team has created projects using one of two 2 Cute Ink releases: Sweet Bee and Cutie Cat. I've made a card using Sweet Bee, a set that is perfect for Valentine's Day and any lovey-dovey occasion that comes your way!

To make my card, I cut strips of increasing widths of natural ivory and white cardstock. Then I staggered the heights, trimmed off the bottom edge and adhered it to textured black cardstock. I die cut the Curly Label Tag from pink cardstock and the grass using the Fringe Flower die and glitter green cardstock. Both pieces were trimmed and adhered to the card after the bee and sentiment were stamped. I rounded some of the corners and adhered the front panel to the card with foam tape. The Licorice baker's twine is from Paper Smooches.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to comment on all the designers' blogs each day this week to increase your chances of winning a $10 gift certificate or the two new stamp sets from 2 Cute Ink. I will see you here again tomorrow for {Day 4} of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release Blog Hop. I'm now sending you over to shop at the Lil' Inker Store. ;)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury kraft cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory & Naturals White cardstock; AC textured black cardstock; SU Melon Mambo cardstock; DCWV green glitter cardstock; Lil' Inker Designs + 2 Cute Ink Sweet Bee; Memories black ink; SU Melon Mambo ink; Lil' Inker Designs Flags & Tags die & Fringe Flower die; Paper Smooches Licorice baker's twine; SU Basic Pearl; pink Copic marker; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper; foam tape

35 comments:

Amy said...

Your varied strips of cardstock are very fun Emily and this image looks so great "uncolored" this way!!! Love that sparkly grass too!

Barb said...

genius idea Emily! love the lil upturned hands of the bee...adorable! the pop of pink & green are perfect ")

walchowDesign said...

Great look with the uneven stripes cardstock and the uncolored image, Emily!

Robin said...

Love your fun technique and use of the fringe flower set!! Fab card!
Robin

Renee said...

Love those color strips...
love all the colors!
Such a fun, adorable card!

Jen W. said...

Love the stripy card stock and that fabulous glittery grass!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a cute bee...thanks for the chance to win!

Jennie said...

What an awesome idea!
You're so clever! It works so well!
Love the sentiment too, and that is a luscious pink!

xx

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Su-pah cute! Love that staggered strip effect.

Creations by Shirl said...

Super card Emily~
This is one cute honey bee love how you did the detailing of your layout too....

Sarah said...

Ooh! I love the way you used the new label on this card. And the color scheme is fan-freaking-tastic!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun way to stamp this image! I love all the way you used the elements too! The frame peaking out from the bottom is a super cute look! And the sparkly green fringe you added is a nice detail too!

Trisha said...

Very cute card. Love the strips of paper and the outline stamp only. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

April said...

Cute!! Love the simplicity of it!

Nancy L. said...

really cute layout!

onecraftymama said...

oh my gosh, what a great way to create the focal panel - so much visual interest there!

Karen L said...

Awesome technique with the strips of paper...I need to try that! Gives nice texture but still showcases the stamped image...love it!

*Alison* said...

this is adorable emily.. loving the 2 tones of paper :) so cute! hugs

Lisa Petrella said...

SUPER CUTE image and such a fun design/layout too!! LOVE IT!!!

Denisse said...

very creative and super cute!

Super Jen said...

Cool technique!

Sue D said...

Very cute and great design.

Jen aka Scrapalajen said...

Love the sparkly green and how you've created the bi-color cardstock. what a neat idea so that you leave your image uncolored. Should try this.

Pat R said...

What a neat design!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Emily, she is just too sweet! Love her!

Marlena M. said...

So innovative! I love this, Emily. ;)

shescrafty said...

Love your layout and the texture of the white & ivory card stock!

canadian_liner said...

Ooh-love that glittery grass border--great detail!

Romaine said...

I like the stripes and the sparkly grass! Neat effect!

Angela said...

So the bee is definitely very cute, but the glitter grass, label, and twine combo is just killing me! I love those colors together, too.

littlen said...

cute little card. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Cute card! ;o)

Lindsey said...

That is one BIG bee! Looks so fun the way you did it on the varied cardstock. And I love the sentiment panel on the bright pink!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Hee hee. I love this bee-cuzz he is adorable! (yuck, yuck--so bad). The staggering is great and different. The pink die cut is one of my favorite edge shapes...I may have to get the dies just for that alone!

Isadari said...

I love the smitten kitten! As a crazy cat lady, I could def see myself using that stamp for some cute cat layouts!