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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Barn Card + Video Tutorial

Jen Carter A2 Barn Grassy Hill 2

Hello!  Today's cards feature Frantic Stamper's Barn A2 Card Maker die.  It's a lot of fun and brings back memories of going out to my grandparent's farm as a child.  For this first card, I used various patterned papers to make a fairly traditional looking barn with a few fun elements thrown in.  The die cuts all of the pieces that you see on this card except for the grass which was cut using the Stitched Grassy Hill Edger die.

Fran from Frantic Stamper recently had some questions about how to use the Barn A2 Card Maker die and so I've put together a video explaining the process.

Hopefully that helps some!

Below is the card that I made in the video.

Jen Carter Barn Triangle 1

Again I used mostly simple but fun patterns for my card.  I did add a fun top to the silo. I just couldn't resist throwing in some extra color!  

Thank you for joining me!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs SALE!!

It's time for another sale at Lil' Inker Designs!

Everything is on sale, excluding the latest release!  Enter code NOSNOW17 to get 15% off of your order now through March 16th!  Click HERE to shop (and save)!

Happy shopping!

Monday, March 13, 2017

You are My 💗

With Easter on the horizon I thought I would share a cute and simple bunny card today.

Jen Carter Bunny My Heart Front

For this card I chose a very clean & simple layout.  I started by assembling the sweet little bunny and building the card around it.  I die cut the Frantic Stmaper Large Marshmallow Bunny die from kraft paper. I used a black pen to dot the eyes and added a sequin flower for dimension.  The inner ears and nose are part of the die. The sentiment is cut from a piece of patterned paper.  Very simple and easy to make but isn't that bunny adorable? :)

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #398

Welcome to the next Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #398!  This week the challenge is to use the provided color scheme (shown at the end of this post) on your card or project.  Our sponsor this week and the prize is from DRS Designs.  All of the details, including prize information, can be found on the Cupcakes Inspiration blog.  I hope you'll play along!  

CIC398 Jen Carter Congrats DRS

For this card I started out by die cutting the frame.  I used LID's Stitched Mats: Double Stitched Rectangles so I could get the stitching on the outside of the frame as well as the inside of the frame.  Then, I took out the inside piece and used DRS Design's Open Plaid stamp to stamp the lines in gray.  Then on top of that I stamped the Large Open Silhouette Butterfly image.  I stamped the butterfly a second time on a piece of scrap paper and then cut around the outside of it. I added a few white dots with a white Kirarina Wink pen and then placed three green enamel dots in the middle.  I added a small strip of foam tape to the middle of the butterfly and placed it on top of the image I had stamped on the striped paper to give it a 3d look. 

CIC398 Jen Carter Congrats DRS 1

Here you can see the stamped butterfly underneath the popped up butterfly.  I also popped up the entire white frame piece and left the striped piece flat on the card base.  For the sentiment I die cut Frantic Stamper's Wavy Banners and then stamped the Congrats sentiment from Frantic Stamper's Baby Party Stamps.

Here is the challenge color scheme.  You can use the photo for inspiration but you don't have to, as long as you use the provided color scheme. I hope you'll join us this week for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #398!  Thanks for stopping by!