Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Lil' Inker Designs September Release Blog Hop {Day 2}


Welcome to {Day 2} of the Lil' Inker Designs September Release Blog Hop! You should've come from Mary Johnson's blog but, if not, be sure to start at Laura Pryor's blog for all the details. I hope you hopped along on {Day 1} because this is my favourite LID release yet. It is so amazing, I don't have enough words to describe it. Just wow! I'm positive these products are going to sell out quickly so you should definitely shop now if you're interested in any of them. ;) Today, I'm showcasing the Balloon Dies and You're Invited Stamp Set. My sister had a baby boy, her third child, last week so I'm sending this to her. When I started making it, I didn't have a baby boy card in mind but this just shows you how much subliminal messaging plays into my cardmaking as well as the versatility of these dies and stamps!


To create the background, I used the Stitched Mat Collection: Rectangles (more on that tomorrow and Thursday!!) and dry embossed a patterned on kraft and adhered it to the card base. It's a bit tricky getting the shapes and the cardstock to fit on the cutting platform but it's definitely doable. Then I die cut the fabulous balloons, layering the blue star die cuts on top of solid black balloon die cuts. I love how this looks! They can be used on their own or together making them so versatile. Next, I die cut a sentiment flag using the original die, stamped part of a sentiment from the new You're Invited Stamp Set, attached it to a wooden dowl and arranged the twine around it.



Don't miss any of today's stops. The LID Colour Team is joining us for this release making it even more exciting. Here are the blogs you'll want to visit for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice from the new illustrated releases or one of two $10 store credits!

---> Emily Leiphart <---

Please head on over to Laura Nehring's blog for another holiday beauty! Be sure to hop again tomorrow starting at Laura Pryor's blog and I will see you again on Thursday!

Sources: SU Crumb Cake & Pool Party cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white & black cardstock; Lil' Inker Designs Balloon Dies, Sentiment Flag Original Die, You're Invited Stamp Set & Stitched Mat Collection: Rectangles; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; The Twinery Charcoal baker's twine; Loew Cornell Mini Dowel; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; foam tape

46 comments:

Annette said...

so cute...love those balloons.....great card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh, love the look of the background, can't wait to see more.

Jay Gee said...

This is fantastic Emily - love how you made the background :)

Glenda J said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the banner, the balloons and the background texture.

Shemaine Smith said...

Very cute card Emily!

Bev Karolak said...

What a beautiful card Emily! Love the colours!

Ujjwal said...

Such a cute card :)

Piali said...

FAB card!! Love the background!!

Suzie Q said...

wow these balloons really pop using the black very stylish card
Suzie qx

Susan Flynn said...

So cool! Love how you did the background its wonderful and these balloon dies are just fabulous - I ordered mine yesterday after seeing them. Wonderful card x

Mary J said...

That is so so clever, Emily! totally love the embossed background and use of space!

Wildehilde said...

Supernice Card!!! Love the elegant Look!!!!!
Big Hugs
Hilde

Helle said...

love the color combo and the twine!

Debbie of Newport!!! said...

This would make a Fun Boy invite....the Balloons give the illusion of helium ....they may fly away!!! Embossing adds to design....Clever and Imspiring !!!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely fabulous Emily! Love your balloons!

Jen said...

This is SUPER cute. Congrats on your new nephew, too!

Laura Pryor said...

So far I am loving the star overlay balloon over neutral backgrounds. I am going to have to try this! I love your layout and clever use of a portion of a sentiment on a sentiment flag! And I'm really liking how you've invented another use for your Stitched Mats and created a background!!! Really really neat stuff! You leave me wanting to craft after seeing this!
Awesome!
Thank you so much,
Laura

Cathy Weber said...

I just ordered those rectangles and can already picture in my head how to lay them out to re-create your great card. Beautiful and creative job!

canadian_liner said...

Wonderful texture and angles on this card! And congratulations, Auntie Emily!

shirley-bee said...

Lovely card, Emily. I like how you've done the background.

Emily said...

Clever design, I love the background!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love how you created that background!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you made the balloons stand out against the kraft with your choice of colours. also like the subtle embossing on the main base.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love the embossed background and the balloons. Love your new profile too. Made me smile.

Jingle said...

Adorable card! I love the embossed background!

Miranda said...

This card is so awesome! I love the blue boy balloons and the clean & simple style. This is a real must have set!!

maria f. said...

That is a beautiful baby boy card, Emily. Fabulous embossing.

reeree62 said...

Gorgeous, Emily! So different...

Lindsey said...

Awesome card! I like how it's definitely a baby card, but in no way "cutesy". :D

Sue D said...

Great card--I like the background and the star balloons.

frommycraftroom said...

Love these balloons. Thanks.

Karen B. said...

This is so clever and turned out grand!

Billie A said...

Love the colors and the embossed background is awesome. I still love the balloon dies the best I think.. But I love all the others too. Great card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I looooove that black paper behind the balloons! LOOOOOVE this card:)

Amy Kolling said...

Oh I love love how you've wrapped the twine around the flag "pole"! Very cute!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

super cute, I love it

Karenladd said...

Darling balloons!!! Love the colors!

Brenda said...

Simple and stunning Emily! Love those balloons and the embossing of the card!

Isha said...

Great card and wonderful design Emily. Congrats to your Sister and her family. TFS

Unknown said...

Great use of products! Love them all!
-Janna Bowling

Tracey McNeely said...

Love how you embossed with the stitched Mats!

Jen W. said...

Those balloons are awesome and your card rocks. 'Nuff said!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute!

Indy said...

what a fab card!

Flo S. said...

Love your card, the background and the balloons.

shelley said...

Awesome card!