Sunday, April 30, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs Mini Release Blog Hop...




I am very excited today to be joining the girls over at Lil' Inkers for a Mini Release.  Today is my 40th birthday and what a fun way to spend the day, hopping along with lots of my friends!
The stamp I am using today makes me so happy!  It has such a fun message....



It is spring here in Kansas and the colors are coming alive.  I wanted to make a card using all the colors I am seeing outside.  I love this time of year!  We have had lots of rain and everything is blooming.  Here is my card using all those springy colors....

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Here is how I made this card:

1. First, I inked up the stamp on my Misti using Fresh Ink Strawberry, Peach, Chamomile and Basil.  I was able to re-stamp the image a couple of times after sponging on the ink, and got a great solid image.  

2.  I cut out the main image with a stitched die.  

3.  I masked off the card base and used the same colors to ink blend in the blocks of color to coordinate with the card futon.  

4.  To finish it off, I added Glossy Accents to the "smile" on the front of the card.  



Your next stop on this Lil' Inker Hop is Karen Baker!  The Lil' Inker Blog has a complete list of stops for today and all the info on the prizes!  Yes, there are prizes!  Be sure to common on all the blogs along the way because winners will be among all the hop comments.  

So glad you stopped in today!



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47 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAURIE!!!! What a great way to celebrate!
    LOVE this amazing card! So pretty and perfect!

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  2. Sooo pretty, Laurie!
    Happy birthday!! Hope you have a FABULOUS day! :)

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!!!! What great stamps

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  4. Oh Laurie, this is beautiful! What a beautiful idea to use the same rainbow colours for the sentiment and the background. Totally beautiful!

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  5. Absolutely so so gorgeous, but so crisp and clean and perfect! This is a gem!!!
    Laurie, thank you so so much for participating in our hop today. I'm kind of geeking out to be coming by your blog and seeing this stunning creation. I love it!!
    Thank you again so much,
    Laura

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  6. I LOVE this! It is so bright and colorful and cheerful too!

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  7. Love how you added the different colors onto your sentiment

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  8. Like the colors on your card...very nice!

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  9. I didn't realize it was your birthday! Happy Birthday friend! 40 isn't bad!
    Love your ink blended background that matches your sentiment.....great technique! Thanks so much for helping LID celebrate this release Laurie! ♥♥♥

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  10. Happy 40th Birthday Laurie!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card. I love the two new oversized stamps in this release 😊

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  11. I wish you the best, Laurie ... not just because it's your birthday, but because you are so special in every way - I'm so proud to call you my friend! YOU make so many feel so special like that, and indeed make us all SMILE!! love and hugs...
    =]

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    1. wait... whoa back... there's a gorgeous card here, too!!! LOVE the Fresh Ink fabulousness!!
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  12. Gotta be rainbow! I love it.

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  13. Love how you lined up the colors. Happy Birthday!!

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  14. I love how you inked this up. So stunning!

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  15. Happy Birthday! This sentiment can be stamped or colored in unlimited number of ways. Very pretty springy colors.

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  16. Very pretty card; love the colors.

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  17. I'm glad you told us how you put this together. I'm going to have to try all these other techniques that I'm seeing with these sentiment sets. And the colors you chose? Very fresh (or Fresh? :) )

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  18. Happy Birthday! What a lovely card! It almost looks like you cut the sentiment out and the colours are showing through! What a fabulous effect!

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  19. Beautiful card! I love how the colors on the sentiment are perfectly aligned with the masked stripes on the background!

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  20. Pretty color combo and sentiment! Love everything in this mini release!

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  21. Great card. Your color choice.

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  22. Hope you had a fabulous birthday, Laurie! 🎈Your card is so bright and fresh and just your style. Those two new sentiments look delightful.

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  23. Love your cards! Thank you for the inspiration! Happy Birthday Laurie!

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  24. Great matching colors! Love your card!

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  25. Simply beautiful! I love your crisp clean design.

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  26. Happy birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day! Your card is so fresh and fun - love that you matched the inks on the sentiment to the card base.

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  27. These colors just make me SO happy! I love the embossing technique for these stamps!

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  28. beautiful colors for your card!!!!

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  29. Happy birthday, a day late.
    Love the colors on the card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  30. That's a really cool technique, thanks for sharing!!

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  31. What a cool card!! LOVE this technique!

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  32. Wow! Your card is simply stunning!!! Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  33. I love this rainbow sherbety perfect card! It's awesome!

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  34. Belated Happy Birthday, Laurie! You're the same age as my daughter :) I hope you had a fun celebration and that all of your b-day wishes come true!!!

    Congrats on being asked to join the hop at Lil' Inkers...LOVE this company, and I really love how you stamped this fabulous sentiment! Gorgeous color palette, too!

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  35. LOVE the colors matching the background! Bet they'd look cool in reverse order, too!

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  36. This is awesome, Laurie!! I love the coordinating colorful stripes in the background!!! So happy and beautiful!!!

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  37. Laurie what a gorgeous card! The layering of all the Fresh Ink is so yummy and then blended out on the bottom, makes such a fabulous card! xoxo

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  38. Love your color combination.

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