Sunday, January 14, 2018

Petal Palette One Sheet Wonder

I shared my One Sheet Wonder for the Time to Celebrate My Inky Friends Blog Hop.  I couldn't show everything I wanted to, so today's post wraps that up. 

My finale first: 

 I separated my 12 cards into 3 sets of 4 so I could give them as gifts. The acetate boxes from the Holiday Catalog have carried over and are still available. Such a great way to package a set of cards. My 4 cards with layers and envelopes fit snugly. 

Here is my first video about how I colored the paper. 

For those of you who don't like videos, I learned a few things by playing with my blends. 
1) The Color Lifter creates a third shade
2) I prefer to color dark and then blend with light.
3) Two layers of different colors create a third color. 
4) I still never look at the lines on the markers before I open the cap. 
5) Its's a ton of fun. 
6) I am an artist with no training whatsoever!

Just as a reminder, I created this one sheet wonder this way: 

Here is my video that describes it better and gives directions on how to cut the pieces. 

And here is the template I created. 

and here's the template with the cutting guide:

And here are the cards again: 

and if you want to buy any of the products I used to create your own, here they are:

Happy Stamping!


Friday, January 12, 2018

My Inky Friends "Time to Sale-a-brate!" Blog Hop: Celebrate You Thinlits

Welcome to the Lily Ink Pad stop at the My Inky Friends Time to Sale-a-brate Blog Hop. Each demonstrator on the hop (a linked circle of blogs) will feature one product from Stampin' Up!'s Annual treat, "Sale-a-bration" You can pick a FREE Level 1 product with every $50 you spend on an order or a FREE Level 2 product with every $100 you purchase. How cool is that? 

If you came from Cindy's Blog, she featured Amazing You, which coordinates with my product, the CelebrateYou Thinlits, although I am not combining them today. If you are hopping backwards, you've just seen Happy Wishes, which is also a Level 2 product. Either way, ENJOY!

Today, I am featuring the Celebrate You Thinlits, which are available for FREE during the Sale-a-bration sales period from January 3-March 31. Stampin' Up! also told us that this product will be in a a future catalog for purchase. Why pay later when you can get it for FREE now?

My set of projects began after I spent an evening playing with my Blends and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I ended up with a beautiful 12 x 12 piece of work that I decided to rework into a One Sheet Wonder.

Come back to my blog on Sunday to get a better template to recreate my projects. For now, I am just going to show you the cards.  I'll post supplies and more tips in my next post. I want you to be able to see all the fabulous blogs in this hop!

These two are classic card sketches. The flowers are the centerpiece, but the sayings are bold and fun. The amazing on card K was cut out of the White Glimmer Paper, but then colored with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Marker.

I cut the amazing sentiment out of the White Glimmer Paper from the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper. The other card, used the Celebrate to cut out the sentiment directly from the card.

I love both of these cards. I cut the Card C piece along a diagonal and separated it with a Pool Party Celebrate. The card G uses a cut out circle for a focus, so I added a layer of White Glimmer and a stitched framelit circle that I stamped the bird and branch from Petal Palette Stamp Set. To make the celebrate stand out, I layered a Daffodil Delight Celebrate offset on top of a Basic Black celebrate. 

On these two cards, I used the sentiments on a banner. The amazing is on a strip of White Glimmer Paper and the Celebrate was curved as I put it on a Whisper White banner. 

Card I looks simple, but I love the use of the black space. Card H uses the circle cut out of G and then an extra part I cut from the bird circle in the other card. It was a scrap just sitting in my desk and I love that I could incorporate it. 

I used Glimmer paper on these two cards also. I added a bit of Black Shimmer Ribbon and a bow for some fun. 

I hope you like my projects. I had a fun time creating them! 

Next up, visit Twila's blog to see her Happy Wishes Project, which are amazing. 


Happy Stamping!


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dragon Magic

When I saw the Myths and Magic Suite in the 2018 Occasions catalog, I knew I was going to own it. In fact, it was the first stamp set I played with during my vacation. Here is one of the cards I created that I love:

I used Brusho and an aquapainter to paint the ground and fire. I also had a piece of watercolor paper that I had used Brusho (Prussion Blue and Moss) to make a background. I stamped the dragon with Basic Black and then cut him out (forgetting I had a framelit to do the job).  I made sure where I was going to place him and then added the fire and ground. For some fun, I added silver enamel stars. The Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper made a great matte layer! 

Inside, I added two strips of Myths and Magic Washi Tape and the sentiment. I love this card. 

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Best of 2017

It's a time of reflection...especially with below zero temperatures here in Wisconsin keeping us inside, and I decided to look back at my top ten Lily Ink Pad designs of the year.  I hope you enjoy looking back as much as I do. 

Pick #10 Neon Embossing Paste

I love color. This paste was so easy to use in this way with stunning results. 

Pick #9  Wild About a Little One

I love this little elephant and making this card was so much fun! Clean and simple.

Pick #8 Ghosting Glasses

This card is so bright and cheerful. I love that Glossy Paper is back and I loved trying a new technique. These glasses are so much fun. 

Pick #7 Colored Embossing Paste on Designer Series Paper

I love the Delightful Daisy stamp set and combining it with the Berry Burst colored Embossing Paste was a perfect combination. The card practically made itself. 

Pick #6 Color Drop

This one was so much fun to make. I went out of my comfort zone with the colors and messiness, but the end result is fun and eye-catching.

Pick 5: Flying Piggy

Who knew I would love a pink pig so much? Not me! The Stampin' Blends were easy to use on this piggy and I love the background I created along with my favorite saying, "She believed she could, so she did." 

Pick #4  A Shirt Pocket

I feel so smart about making the card. Such fun to create and I love the pocket!

Pick #3 Share the love

Pure Genius. That's my opinion of the artists at Stampin' Up! for designing such a lovely set for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Stamp Set. 

Pick #2 Love as Art

I love the saying, the heart, and especially the background. I impressed myself with this one!

Pick #1 Quilted Autumn

I love quilts. I love the colors of autumn. I love fun folds. I love sunflowers and acorns. 

Happy New Year!


Friday, December 29, 2017

The VERY FIRST My Inky Friends Design Challenge

How cool is that? My Inky Friends and I have started something new-- a monthly design challenge. On each fourth Friday of the month (this month is the exception) a new challenge will post on the My Inky Friends Blog and I will also post my creation here! You can play along at any time, but if you want to be in the contest, then you need to post your creation within two weeks. Our design team will vote and announce the next week! 

Between challenges, we will still have monthly blog hops on the second weekend for even more inspiration! 

Our inspiration always comes from Stampin' Up! As demonstrators, the best ideas, newest products, and trendy designs are accessible to us. But, they are also accessible to customers via the catalogs. So, our challenge gains inspiration from a page of a current catalog. Our first challenge comes from page 63 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and is a sketch challenge. 

Great sketch and card, huh? Well, here's mine:

I chose to play with my new stuff that you can purchase from the 2018 Occasions catalog after it goes live 3rd. This stamp set and the glimmer paper is part of the Myths and Magic Suite. Magical Day includes a dragon, a unicorn, a wizard, a knight and this mermaid. I love this set and can't stop creating with it! 

That background is pretty cool, too! I used a new product called  Brusho Crystal Color. Its a fine powder that you can use to watercolor. I've just started exploring and it is quite fun! To color the Mermaid, I used Brusho, too. I just added layers of darker color using my aquapainter! I am in love. I also added a little extra glimmer with some Clear Wink of Stella. 

The ribbon is a Sale-a-bration item. In the Shimmer Ribbon Pack, you get 3 shimmery ribbon spools--a Basic Gray 1/4" wide, Bermuda Bay 1/8" wide, and Calypso Coral 3/8" wide-- all for FREE with a $50 purchase. It's a perfect way to add accents to your cards! 

For my layers, I used the light green Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper along with a piece of Glossy White. It's pretty cool to see in person. 

Here is the inside:

I added a strip of glimmer and some seahorses. I used my aquapainter to add a little blue to the horses.

If you want to purchase these products, you'll have to wait until January 3rd. Keep your wish list handy!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Scrappy Snow Chum

One of things I've been trying (and often failing) to do is use up scraps after designing. Each card usually has a few things here or there that were rejected and today's card features one of them.

Is that little snow guy cute? You'll notice he looks just like the previous card I posted. He, however, played hide and seek and stamped a new one. Once found, he made his way to this card. 

The element that was "left over" was a strip of the snowflakes out of red glimmer paper. I had tried red and black on this card, but went with gold instead. One of the snowflakes had an issue. Ok, I'll admit it, I ripped it in half accidentally, so I cut them off of the strip. I then thought of the black and white of the Merry Music Speciality Designer Paper and Voila'! a background. I used a Shimmery White piece for the snow hill and added my little long lost snowman. Quick, cute, and it looks like I planned it this way all along!

What have you created with your scraps? 

Happy Stamping!


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas 2017

Today is Christmas Day. Kids are opening Santa presents. Families are eating feasts. Carolers are singing. Trees are being admired. Snowballs are flying. At least I hope these traditions are alive! 

Here is a card I designed using the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set. I adore these little snowpeople. 

With the seasonal chums stamp the coordinating Framelits, you get two images for the price of one! I simply drew a face on the second one! Cute and fun.

I used Whisper White Shimmer Paper for the snow, snowflakes and snowpeople. I also added a bit of Wink of Stella for added glamour to the Snowpeople. The banner was punched with the Duet Banner Punch out of Sahara Sand and I stamped the "Merry Christmas" in Night of Navy. The Softly Falling Embosisng Folder provided a textured background in Pool Party. The Stampin' Up! Blends add deep, rich colors.

Happy Stamping! Sara


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