Garden Impressions for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not only those with blogs) share their gorgeous projects in our team’s Facebook community – there’s such amazing and inspiring creativity in this group! I’m always excited when my team’s blog hop rolls around, though, because I get to share some of their amazing work with you. I’m just as excited to see their projects as you are, and I am proud to share them with you.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! We are grinning from ear-to-ear with excitement over all the amazing, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – and you’re going to love what we are sharing today. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer sneak peeks at new products from the upcoming catalog. What fun! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Make an Impressions with Garden Impressions

It’s no secret that I love Designer Series Papers – there’s no easier way to build a foundation for a beautiful card than with a gorgeous patterned paper with an appealing color palette.  For today’s project, I pulled inspiration from a page of the Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I gotta feeling this is going to be a popular pack of paper! Here’s my card:

Detailed with Love, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Garden Impressions. The Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack is filled with gorgeous, abstract images of flower and beautiful patterns. The colors in this stack are vibrant and uplifting with touches of oranges, yellows, pinks, blues and greens. Cards can be so simple when something this beautiful supports the focal point. Here’s a look at the gorgeous colors and patterns in this stack of papers:Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 146289
  • Delightfully Detailed. The focal point of this card is the sweet sentiment from Detailed with Love and the stitched shapes (the sentiment is cropped with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies and accented with a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies). Here’s a closer look at the sweet sentiment: Detailed with Love, Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI’ve included links to these new products at the base of my post. I hope you’ll take a look before hopping to the next blog (or come back after you’ve finished the hop).
  • Color Combination. Designer Series Papers are often the starting point for a great color combination. I LOVE the combination of Night of Navy, Mango Medley and So Saffron in this pattern. While the leaves and stems are not identified as Gray Granite, they are a close match – and I wanted to give Gray Granite a whirl. If you like this combination of So Saffron, Gray Granite and Night of Navy as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: So Saffron, Gray Granite, Night of Navy

Stamp Sets: Detailed with Love  Papers: Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Night of Navy  Accessories: Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

Here are links to the products I used on today’s card:


  1. I love these colors. Especially the brightness! A perfect card that is so versatile.

  2. Oh my friend perfect colors , and that card is so beautiful, clean and simple, love it , and I LOVE U TOO ?,
    Hugs Frenchie Tfs ♥️??

  3. I like how you added the white strips to lighten up the darker paper. Great card Brian!

  4. Really pretty Brian. I love the color choices and the dsp.

  5. I just said WOW! 3 times. I love how you highlighted this beautiful paper and the simple way you layered the sentiment!

  6. Jennifer Spiller

    So beyond words beautiful! I adore the paper you chose and the soft and beautiful color combination! My favorite part is the layering of stiched dies!!! Awesome! Amazing!!! Beyond Beautiful!!!!! ?

    • Thanks, Jennifer! I’m so glad you like it! I changed the sentiment and sentiment layer a couple times before arriving at this – and then I was in love. <3

  7. Love this DSP pack and your card is beautiful. Love the new stitched dies for labels. Have a great day!

  8. Shila Froehlich

    I love your card. Can’t wait to get that DSP.

  9. So sweet! Love the color combo! Makes the floral pop!

  10. This is definitely Brian-worthy paper. Small patterns, beautiful colors. I am looking forward to all you will do with it.


    • Thanks, Lynn! I don’t gravitate toward floral patterns, but these are graphically cool – and I LOVE the colors. <3 I'll certainly be making lots more with it.

  11. Margo Bullwinkle

    Hi, love your card, from the design to the colors.

  12. This bright and beautiful DSP complements your clean and simple style to perfection. I love ❤️ the little details you created around the sentiment.

  13. I think that’s my favorite pattern from this paper. And I love what you did with it on this card. Fantastic layout!

  14. Ooh, I love seeing this gray granite paper in action,! It’s lovely with the gorgeous DSP and stitched accenting. Love ❤️!

  15. You’ve sold me on this DSP stack. I didn’t think I liked it, but I love your card and now must have the DSP.

  16. Thanks for another awesome blog hop! Your card is simply gojus! I’m a big fan of this DSP….actually ALL of the new DSP!

  17. Beautiful card. Love the color scheme.

  18. Saving this color combo. I love the Gray Granite and am obsessing over this pack of DSP. I can’t get enough of it. This is one of my favorites from the pack and you highlighted it beautifully.

  19. aaah I love this card!

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