Flowers 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.

March 2022 InKing Royalty Blog HopWelcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! As we prepare for Spring, flowers are always on our minds. We are sharing flower-themed projects with you today and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

A Beautiful Day

Rather than showcase a bouquet of colorful flowers, I created today’s card with a beautiful image of flowers against four soft panels of cardstock – I let the colors of cardstock do the work for me. Here’s a look at my simple, floral card:

Blessings of Home, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe flowers and sentiment on my card are from the Blessings of Home stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2022 Mini Catalog. Here’s a look at the Blessings of Home Bundle:

Blessings of Home Bundle, Stampin Up!, 157939The stamp in Blessings of Home reads “What a beautiful day for love.” While that’s a perfectly lovely sentiment, I only wanted the first four words of the sentiment for my card. I covered “for love” with tape, inked up the sentiment, removed the tape and then stamped down to isolate the words I wanted for my card. I cropped the sentiment with my Tasteful Labels Dies (this is one of my favorite and most-used dies for sentiments):

Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin Up!, 152886

I tried a variety of cardstock widths before landing on the combination that works for me – I tried 1″ strips and 3/4″ strips, but it was the combination of four 7/8″ strips that finally made me happy. Each of the colorful strips of cardstock on my card measures 7/8″ x 4-7/8″. I taped the pieces together on the back of each strip, placed the full piece in my Stamparatus and the stamped the beautiful bouquet of flowers from the Blessings of Home stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Here’s a closer look at the image on the four panels:

Blessings of Home, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I chose the softest yellow, softest green, softest pink and softest blue in Stampin’ Up!’s current color collection to build the backdrop for this card. While I would normally mix colors from different families, I really wanted to represent the Subtles color family here. The black base and bold sentiment modernized this mix of colors a bit, making them less overly-sweet. If you like this mix of So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink and Pool Party as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Pool Party

Stamp Sets:  Blessings of Home  Papers: Basic Black, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Thick Basic White  Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black  Accessories: Tasteful Labels Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ.  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. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots

Here are links to the products I used in today’s project:



  1. I love this! The soft colors are perfect for this flower and a great technique.

    • Thanks, Jackie! I was originally going to stamp on four pieces and then cut all four into strips. This was a bit easier. 🙂 Glad you like it.

  2. Maria A Rodriguez

    Brian, what a clever and lovely way to showcase this gorgeous bouquet, the soft colors are a perfect combination for these flowers, beautifully done!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Stay healthy and safe.

    • Thank you so much, my friend! I thought it would add a “modern” twist on this very “traditional” bouquet of flowers. Always love to hear from you, Maria! ♥

  3. So pretty! I love the striped background & the idea to not color the image! Brilliant idea & beautiful card!

  4. Love those stripes! Such pretty pastels against the black! Thank you for the awesome hop today!

  5. Sheryl Abernathy

    This is such a pretty card! I love the soft color combination and the way the flower looks stamped on them. And I always forget that I have the tasteful labels dies. Thanks for all the great ideas you’ve shared too! I really appreciate it.

  6. A pastel rainbow of loveliness!

  7. Love this card, casing it for sure. Great use of that big flower, without having to color it.

  8. B, this is so simple and elegant and beautiful! Love it!

  9. Hey Brian, I love the panels. I’m not much for the Subtles usually, but I must say, (as you said), using the Black made the colors stand out more. Love it!

  10. Yup, the colors are yummy and serene. Yup, the memento outline is perfect to reinforce the soft palette, But you wowed me with the double matting under your focal point. Layers, my friend. I always swoon for those LAYERS!
    [Great Hop, too…]

  11. Wow, this is so great! I love simple and this is perfect, really goes well with this set and I love your color choices.

  12. Such a beautiful card!

  13. Your card is beautiful! I always love how your clean style comes out gorgeous time after time. So pretty!

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