Lil’ Inker Designs – September Release Day 3 Blog Hop+ GIVEAWAY

It’s the final day of the Lil’ Inker Designs Release Blog Hop!  I hope you’ve been hopping along because the giveaway prize is the entire release to a lucky blog hop commenter!  Today, I’m sharing 2 cards.  For my first card, I used the new Boo Balloon stamp set that coordinates with the current Balloon Dies.

LID - Boo Balloons

LID_Boo Balloons Stamps

I started this card by cutting out a few balloons.  Since the dies are not hollow, This is the best way to line up the stamps on the balloons.  There are sooo many fun Halloween stamps on this set for the balloons!  I had to select only the 6 for my card but check out the product image – there are lots of fun stamps for your balloons!  After stamping, I used Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink to ink-blend half of the balloons.  I concentrated on the outsides only, leaving the center a big lighter in color for dimension.  Once I was happy with them, I used black thread and tied them around each balloon. The stamp set actually comes with balloon strings – but I wanted to add real strings to the card.  Then I set the prepared balloons aside to work on the background.

LID Boo Balloons 1

The background is a simple ink-blended background using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide.  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been using Distress Oxides way more than the regular Distress Inks.  They just blend so much easier for me.  I have to say that Distress Oxide inks produce a more intense color – so for softer looks, I still love regular Distress Ink.  I focused blending from the top and blending to the white towards the bottom of the card panel.  Then I splattered on some water to give it some texture.

LID - Boo Balloons 2

I placed the balloons down in the desired places with the strands hanging loose and once I was happy, I adhered the balloons down – some with dry adhesive and some with foam tape for dimension.  At this point, I tied a bow at the bottom where I wanted the thread to be gathered.  Once I was happy with the bow, I trimmed it and added a dot of multi-medium matte adhesive just beneath the bow.  Then I place a block over it to secure it in place while it dries.  This will ensure both the bow and the gathered strings are adhered together well.  Since the adhesive dries matte, you wont be able to tell there is adhesive there.  To complete my card, I embossed the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder.

LID_Harvest Moon Dies

LID - Harvest Moon_Stitched Bats 1.jpg

For my second card, I used the new Harvest Moon and Stitched Bats dies.  I combined these dies for a night pumpkin patch scene by watercoloring the entire die-cut panel.  I used various oranges, brown, blue and black Arteza Real Brush Pens to watercolor the panel by drawing some ink onto a non-porous surface (I use a laminated blank white piece of cardstock and it works well for me).  Then with a wet brush, I added water and started painting.

LID_Stitched Bats Dies

I die-cut the bats using gray cardstock and ink-blended using Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to give them dimension.  For the background, I traced the opening of the Harvest Moon panel to make sure that I could ink-blend the moon for full coverage using Fossilized Amber and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks.  The Harvest Moon panel has now dried, so I went back in with my white gel pen and added some stars by creating round dots in different sizes all over.  The I added 3M foam tape to the back and adhered it to the card base and attached the bats.  The sentiment is from the Spiffy Spots stamp set.


GIVEAWAY:  If you love this release, be sure to check out the Lil’ Inker Designs blog and leave a comment on each blog hop stop for your chance to win the ENTIRE release!  You can also click on the banner below:

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SUPPLIES:

LID Boo Balloons
LID Boo Balloons
LID Balloon Dies
LID Balloon Dies

LID Harvest Moon
LID Harvest Moon

LID Stitched Bats
LID Stitched Bats
LID Spiffy Spots
LID Spiffy Spots

LID Dual Stitched Rectangles
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SSS | SBC | AMZN

Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
HMSB | EH | SSS
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
HMSB | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
EH | HMSB | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2EH | HMSB | SSS

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 3
EH | HMSB | SSS
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
HMSB | EH | SSS
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
EH | SSS
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
HMSB | EH | SSS
2.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
2.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS
Absorber
Absorber
EH Ebony Black Cardstock
EH Ebony Black Cardstock

23 thoughts on “Lil’ Inker Designs – September Release Day 3 Blog Hop+ GIVEAWAY

  1. Awesome cards, Caly! I love the fun balloons… have to get that stamp set to go along with the balloon dies! And your Harvest Moon card is just fabulous! Great colors and details for your scene!

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  2. Your color blending is FANTASTIC! I really like how you did the Orange balloons on the first card! And I also love that you used black string to tie to your balloons it just makes them that much more realistic! And your layering is awesome too!

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