Positively the Greatest 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.

06-22 - InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Red White and Blue

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! As we prepare for the July 4 holiday ahead, we are sharing projects that celebrate the Red, White & Blue. Not all projects will be patriotic, but you are certain to be inspired by all of 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.

Positively the Greatest

Today’s “Red, White and Blue” theme gives us so many reasons to make a patriotic card, a July 4th picnic invitation or a fun holder for sparklers. As someone who likes to take “the path less taken,” I set out to make a thank you card for an awesome friend. After playing around with a few elements, I found my way back to “the path mostly taken” – stars, stripes and celebration. I ended with a very patriotic card that doubles as a celebratory card for my friend. Here’s my card:

Rays of Light, Cottage Rose, Stampin Up!, Brian KingFor starters, I stamped the beams of light (or patriotic stripes) with Sweet Sorbet ink on Basic White cardstock. Here’s a look at the Rays of Light background stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog:

Ray of Light Background Stamp, Stampin Up!, 158925The sentiment on my card, perfect to celebrate my friend or our country, is from the Cottage Rose stamp set, part of the Cottage Rose Bundle – this sentiment is just one (of many) reasons to take a look at this gorgeous bundle:

Cottage Rose Bundle, Stampin Up! 159048So many stitches! There are several elements on my card with subtle stitching – and I love them all! Here’s a closer look at all three on my card:

Rays of Light, Cottage Rose, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s a rundown of the dies I used to created the stitched edges on these elements:

  • Stitched Rectangles Dies (rectangle)
  • Give it a Whirl Dies (stars)
  • Stylish Shapes Dies (circle)

Stamp Sets:  Rays of Light, Cottage Rose  Papers: Pacific Point, Thick Basic White, Basic White  Inks: Sweet Sorbet, Pacific Point  Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Give it a Whirl Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly.  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. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  8. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots


  1. A salute to creative and patriotic use of the Ray of Light background

  2. I have overlooked that Ray of Light and now must have it! I love your take on Stars and Stripes!

  3. What a great patriotic or non patriotic card Brian. The background stamp really makes it.

  4. Brian thank you for sharing all these beautiful cards!!! Amazing cards created by so many talented people!!!

  5. Awesome card! Love your use of the background stamp!

  6. Wow- what an awesome card! Love your use of the background
    Ray of Light stamp.

  7. What a great red, white and blue card, Brian. All of the cards on the hop are so pretty! Enjoy your day!

  8. Hats off to you my friend…..You nailed the red, white and blue!

  9. Brian you and your Royal team has captured the Patriotic theme in a huge way! All the cards are lovely and my favorites are Pam and Jackie’s! Your layering is always spot-on.

  10. BK! Such a fun card. I love this background stamp and never thought to ink it with anything but yellow. You always think outside the box. Thank you for another great hop!

  11. Love this! I just added Ray of Light and Give It a Whirl to my wish list. Such a fabulous card!

  12. That’s a fabulous background stamp! Beautiful burst of color!

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