LOVE 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.

InKing Royalty Team Blog Hop - LOVE

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around LOVE. You’re certain to see some amazing ideas for Valentine’s Day in the hop, but there are other ways to honor love in the lineup, too. What fun! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I’m also excited to welcome Windy Ellard, my talented friend from Florida to today’s hop. In my stamping family, Windy is my young aunt (she’s sidelines with my upline). Windy and I met when I first started stamping in 2012 and have been great friends since. I can’t wait to see what she’s made – if I know her, it’s purple! Here’s a picture of Windy and me at at an Orlando Convention:

Close at Heart

For today’s hop, I’ve decided to showcase a stamp set that was first introduced to us in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog and is now part of the Annual Catalog. While the bird takes center stage, the card also features a set of dies, a pack of papers and a stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. Here’s my card for today’s “love” blog hop:

Petal Palette, Well Said, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • New Products. We all love new products, right? I’m going to get to the trio of bird, leaves and flower, but I want to start with the new products included on my card. All of these products are available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. The lacy heart that serves as a beautiful backdrop for our bird is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies: Be MIne Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, 148527The two panels on this card feature gorgeous pages from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (the top two panels below are vellum while the remaining panels are paper): Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 148586Howsweet is this sentiment – “far apart but close at heart”?! It’s from the Well Said Bundle – one of the most versatile bundles ever created:Well Said Bundle, Stampin' Up! 150609
  • Petal Palette. Four elements of this card are from the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Framelits Dies. The sweet bird and flower were stamped with the stamp set and cropped with the dies. The branch of leaves and sentiment frame were cropped with the dies. Here’s a closer look at this sweet trio: Petal Palette, Well Said, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at the gorgeous sentiments and watercolor images in Petal Palette:Petal Palette, Stampin' Up! 145788This card was inspired by the tag on a sweet box found on page 119 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. I switched out some of the elements and moved some around, but I tried to achieve the same, classic eel of the tag.
  • Color Combination. While the Pool Party bird and Blushing Bride flower add softness to this card, it’s the warm neutral tones that really make this card sweet. Sahara Sand and Pear Pizzazz were pulled right from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, and I added Soft Suede for a little more depth. If you love this combination of Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets:  Petal Palette, Well Said  Papers: Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede  Accessories: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Petals & More Thinlits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations.  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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts


  1. Gorgeous card Brian! I love all the layers. The different paper layers are a nice twist I will have to try.

  2. Oh I love , this card , BEAUITFUL, and of course I love LOVE that picture,
    Brian, I don’t think we took one this year , ??, now I’m sad , but I do remember my BEAR HUG , LOL,
    TFS Hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  3. Ps , I love all the projects on your love videos, great job ,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️Thank
    For sharing ♥️

  4. Charming little mix and the perfect wood background. Beautiful, BK!

  5. Wow…love the layers of texture you created with the DSP..beautiful card! Thank you for letting your young aunt join in on your team’s hop today! Love you!!!!

  6. What to love first? Color combination – a real hit! Layers – perfect as always! Elements from Petite Palette mixed with the Heart Framelits – truly inspired!

  7. As always, a brilliant combination of disparate elements. Your projects usually inspire and wow but this is a step beyond. FABULOUS!

  8. Brian your card is so perfectly balanced, no squinting necessary ?
    Your team has so much talent, I always love seeing what they come up with. ?????? To each of them!

    • Thanks so much, Katrina! I’m happy you like my card but even more thrilled that you enjoyed the hop. It’s fun to share their talents with the world. ♥

  9. Brian, question, did I see you post some color combination awhile back,
    I can’t fine them ?please help me , I save them but don’t know where again ?
    Thanks my friend ♥️

    • Hey Frenchie – I post color combinations almost every day. Please let me know (specifically) what you are looking for, and I’ll be happy to look. ♥

  10. Such a soft and pretty card with one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, which looks beautiful paired with the lacy heart. <3

  11. Beautiful card! I love how you colllaged the elements together and the color combination. Just lovely!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful card, Brian! Love how you put together all the pieces.

    • Thanks so much, Candy! This was a little out of my comfort zone, but that’s exactly why I enjoyed making it so much. Glad you like it and happy you hopped along with us! ♥

  13. Oh my Brian! I love this card more then Valentine’s Day candy! Just gorgeous! LOL

  14. Great card Brian! As usual it is a wonderful mix of products.

  15. Love all the textures on the DSP and cardstock. The bird in Petal Palette is one of my favorite birds ever. Great card!

  16. This is totally adorable, love the wee little bird and this super sweet and delicate heart.
    The DSP frames this images beautifully, you are the KING of layering Brian.

  17. Love that picture of you and Windy! And your card is sweet as can be!

  18. HI, Brian’s! Early Happy Valentines Day to you! Speaking of Love, I love your card….and congrats on getting Windy in your group of Stampers….I am also anxious to see her card!

    • Thanks so much, Carol! I’m so glad you like the card and was so happy to have Windy with us for the hop. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, my friend! ♥

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