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Posted by on May 18, 2016 in In Colors 2016, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Layering Love, Pop off Paradise, Watercolor | 17 comments

Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop!  As Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, we’ve already been able to order some fun, new products from the upcoming 2016 Annual Catalog.  What a thrill!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature sneak peeks of projects from the new catalog.  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 am so in love with the new upcoming catalog from Stampin’ Up!  There are so many amazing stamps, paper, and other products for all of us to love.  One of my favorite stamps from the 2016 Annual Catalog is the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set.  I just love the flamingo and the pineapple!

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

 

Another great stamp set is Layering Love.  This set has sentiments paired with amazing fonts!  Now, you know I am a fool for a good font!  And this set defiantly has that covered…

Layering Love Stamp Set

Layering Love Stamp Set

So, for you guys I decided to combine both of these stamp sets with the new In Colors for 2016.(Witch I am now completely in LOVE with!!!!!) Using simple watercolor, the In Colors, and these fabulous stamp sets for a fun artsy card.  Now, I have lots of pictures for you guys so lets get this show on the road!!!

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By making simple brush strokes I was able to make a playful background!!!

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Stamping the sentiment in black really makes it POP against the bold background.  I love how you can see the pattern through the words….Such fun!!!

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Sometimes, Hello is all that needs to be said!!!

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I love how the same basic background can be used to make many different cards that have a personality of their own!

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Attaching vellum to a background can be tricky.  I adhered the vellum to the background under the sequins.  I love how the vellum adds texture and dimension without talking away from the sentiment and background! It also, helps to heat emboss the stamping on the vellum.  This helps prevent smudging….

 

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When you have worked hard on a background it is best to keep the design simple.  This make everything come together smoothly.

Let’s talk a little about what I did.  I used my ink refills as watercolor.  A drop of ink from the refill and a little water and you have your own custom watercolor.  The more water you add to the ink the softer the color will be.  All of the strokes made on these cards were created using the Cotman Aquarelle 1 inch brush by Winsor & Newton.  This brush gives great solid strokes.  The paper I used was Strathhmore Mixed Media paper.  There was no particular reason for this.  Though it is a smooth paper that reacts well to stamps and to watercolor.  I worked with two bowls of water.  One to rinse the brush and a clean water bowl to keep my brush thirsty.

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After creating each background I added the stamped image.  Using either Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum (2016 In Color), or Dapper Denim.  Then keeping with the them of the In Colors each background is backed with one of the new In Colors and placed on a card base of a coordinating In Color!  What fun…

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Because, I  watercolored with four of the In Colors I decided to use the 5th color (Sweet Sugarplum) for that to adorable flamingo.  To add some fun dimension.  I attached his legs to the card base. Then popped up the body and head using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

    Jennifer

     

    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
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    3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
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    5. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
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    7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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    9. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
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    11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
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    13. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
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    15. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
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    17. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
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      All new classes have been posted to the calendar of events!  Be sure to check them out!!!  Stampin’ Up! has so many new and wonderful Stamp Sets, Papers, and other products  that it just makes me want to giggle with joy!  I am over the moon excited to share these new product with you through live events!

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      Here is the supply list:

      • Stamp Sets: Pop of Paradise and Layering Love (available June 1st)
      • Paper: Vellum and the 2016 In Colors (Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Peekaboo Peach)  Available June 1st!!!!
      • Ink: 2016 In Colors in refills  Available June 1st!!!
      • Other: Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimentionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
      • Non-Stampin’ Up!: Strathmore Mixed-Medium Paper and Cotman Watercolor  Brush

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      The retiring products are leaving soon.  I know you do not want to miss any of the great products leaving!!!

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      You can still shop the Occasions Catalog through the end of the month!!!!  Just a little over a week left for these Amazing products!  occ2016-us_01 (1)

       

      Thank You for visiting me today!  I love sharing with you!  And I would love to here from you.  Please leave any thought or comments below.  This is a busy time in the Stampin’ Up! world.  So much going on! Two catalogs leaving at the end of May! And in June we have a Amazing new Annual Catalog.  If you would like a copy of the new catalog contact me via email. ([email protected])  I will be happy to help you out!!! You defiantly want to see all the wonderful new Products!!!!

      Much Love,

    Jennifer

    Pencil Me In Technique over at Splitcoast Stampers TLC583

    Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Birthday Blossoms, Pencil Me In Technique, Thoughts & Prayers | 1 comment

    Kelly over at Alway’s Stampin’ hosted a Technique challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.  The Pencil Me In technique takes any stamp an makes it into a “sketch”  by  adding little pencil marks to the stamped image.  I will just have to say Kelly is quite brilliant to come up with this fabulous technique.  Be sure to check out the Pencil Me In Technique page over at Splitcoast Stampers.

    For my version of the Pencil Me In technique I decided to use a stamped image that already has a sketched look! This helped me know where to add my pencil marks.  Any, stamp would work.  Birthday Blosssoms

    This is one of my most used stamp sets!  I just love the flowers and leaves in this set.  And the sentiment are perfect.  Love the script so very much.  It just makes me happy looking at these simple flower images and thinking about all the possibilities!!!!

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    Here are a few details:

    • The card base is Night of Navy card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  The layers are So Saffron cut 1/8 inch less (5 3/8 by 4 1/8)  The stamped layer is Artagain drawing paper by Strathmore (5 1/4 by 4)
    • The single flower is stamped in a very light gray ink (such as Smokey Slate)  I used a color by The Ton called Crystal Pewter because it was the lightest gray I have.
    • The next step is where all the fun is.  I used a pencil (one of Mike’s sketching pencils left from days gone by)  and added little lines to the stamped image to give a hand sketched look to the stamped image.  I so enjoyed this step!
    • Finally I added the sentiment stamping several times to get a dark gray image.  The sentiment is from a great set by Hero Arts.  And the little leaf accent is from a similar stamp set from Mint Owl Studio

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    The inside of the card is finished off with a sentiment from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set by Stampin’ Up! and three more flowers just for good measure.  They were just so much fun to make.  I had to make more!!!

    Here is the supply list:

    • Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms, Thoughts & Prayers by Stampin’ Up!
    • Colors used: Night of Navy, So Saffron, and Smokey Slate
    • Special tool: Pencil
    • Special paper: Artagain by Strathmore (Dick Blick is a great online source for this paper)

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    Now is the time to make sure you have all your favorite items from the retiring catalog.    Click below to see all the soon to be gone products!!!!MainAd_retired2016_OLO_May0416_NA

     

    Looking for some really good deals!  The Clearance Rack is full of items up to 60% off!!!

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    Thank you for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I would love to here from you!  Feel free to leave a comment below.  And be sure to check out Kelly’s post over at Splitcost Stampers TLC583!!!!!

    Much Love,

    Jennifer

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