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 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:
The 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):
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:
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:
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!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
Here are links to the products I used in today’s project: