Lil' Inker Designs - March 2018 Newsletter Project - Welcome Spring

April 4, 2018

Happy Wednesday, blog friends! I hope the middle of the week finds you doing great! Today I wanted to pop in and share a fun spring card with you. Something that I do each month is create exclusive newsletter projects for Lil' Inker Designs, and these is the card that was featured in the March newsletter!
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While Minneapolis, Minnesota isn't necessarily playing nice when it comes to Spring weather (it snowed all day Monday & Tuesday, and continues to be just plain cold), I am definitely looking forward to Spring when it eventually arrives. In the time being, I've created this colorful card to bring Spring to my snow filled world! :)

To start I created an A2 card from heavyweight black cardstock. Then I cut a block of heavyweight white cardstock slightly smaller, and set both aside. Next I diecut the wreath shape with the Wreath of Roses diecuts from white cardstock, and proceeded to stamp the wreath image from the Wreath of Roses stamp set to it in onyx black Versafine ink. Then I hit the stamped image with my heat gun to make sure the ink was set.

**Quick Tip: The first time I did this, I stamped & colored the wreath first...and then diecut it. I didn't line the die up very well, so the second time around I did it in opposite order. I like to use my MISTI in order to get a crisp stamped impression. In order to do this with the shape already diecut, I put it back into the negative space of the cardstock block I cut it from and used a little washi tape on the back. Then I stamped as usual!**

Then I watercolored the wreath using my Zig Clean Color Real Brushes and a size 2 watercolor brush. Once dry, I adhered the wreath to the white cardstock block with foam tape & added some shimmer to it with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

Next I added black paint splatters to the front. I use a basic set of watercolor cakes to add black splatters to my cards, and it works perfectly for me! Once dry, I adhered the entire block to the black card base with foam to give it some dimension.

Then I diecut the Hello word die four times: one time from pink glitter paper, and three times from white cardstock. Then I layered them together to give it some rigidity and structure.

Next I stamped and heat embossed the word spring from the Egg & Flower stamp set in white to a strip of black cardstock. I cut banner edges to it, then adhered it to the bottom of the wreath with foam dots. Then I added the glitter hello to the middle of the wreath with foam dots as well.

To finish, I accented the card with my signature jewels tucked here & there! 

That is the card that I have for you today! I hope that you like it, and if you are in the same weather boat as I am...that it brought a little bit of spring to your cold days!

I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday!

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 Card Challenges:
-Diecut Divas April challenge - anything goes
-CAS-ual Fridays challenge - spring fever
-Simon Says Monday challenge - trio of something (jewels)
-Addicted to Stamps & More challenge - anything goes
-The Card Concept challenge - photo inspiration (flowers)


  1. Wowser this is so beautiful, perfect in every way <3

  2. Gorgeous Lea! Love the bright floral wreath with your large Hello and sentiment in black- so pretty and perfect for Spring! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- we hope you can play along again soon!

  3. Love this design and the explosion of pinks you used here. Very optimistic and fresh. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  4. I love the colors and the raised sentiment. What a beauty. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. WOW! This is so beautiful with the bright colors and layers of details. Thanks for playing along CAS-ual Fridays Spring Fever Challenge. DT Lisa

  6. Gorgeous flowers!!! Love the big Hello! Thanks for joining us at the Card Concept!


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