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Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Birthday Cards, blog hop, InKing Royalty Blog Hop | 13 comments

One word Vacation!!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. 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.

When I was a freshman in high school my family took a huge vacation to the New England States.  One of my musts sees things was a moose.  I also wanted to visit Boston to see where the New Kids On The Block lived, go to Walden Pond, and see a humpback whale.  This vacation was epic!! We did everything from the Fourth of July with the Boston Pops, went to a cranberry bog, saw Plymouth Rock, had poached Pears in Amherst,  and Lobster in Mane, Cape Cod,  Kennebunkport, and a beautiful covered bridge somewhere in Vermont.  So, of course, I had to use the Merry Moose Stamp Set.

Merry Moose Stamp Set

Merry Moose Stamp Set

I have been in kinda a desperate need for some “guy” birthday cards.  And this stamp set just seems to fit the bill to me. By combining it with Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings stamp set, the Buffalo Plaid, and Burch background stamps. A guy card was sure to appear!

Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set

I really have enjoyed having this wonderful greeting set around for all my birthday card needs!! I love all the different fonts and combinations of greetings!

Birthday card using the Merry Moose Stamp Set

  • The first thing I did was to create a Burch background. It was stamped with Gray Granet.  Then using my ink pans and brushing it over certain areas of the stamp to add some contrast. And stamped again. Then I did the same technique with black ink.  The next step was to clear heat emboss on top.  A  positioner tool makes this process very easy. Finally, I added some sponging of gray granite ink for more color variation.
  • The buffalo plaid background was stamped with mossy meadow ink on mossy meadow paper.
  • The moose was stamped in gray granite. Then using a “rock and roll” technique. I added gray granite and soft suede on top.   Then finally stamping with the detail outline stamp

This second card has a completely different feel to it!  It is more like those moments of quiet you seam to be able to capture while on vacation. Finding beauty in the simple moments of life.

Watercolor birthday card using the Merry Moose Stamp Set

  • This card had a watercolor background. The colors used are Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow.
  • The dark shadows were naturally created when I watercolored Mossy Meadow over the dried sunrise.
  • The trees were stamped with mossy meadow ink
  • The moose in the foreground was created the same way as the Moose on the first card.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

 

Happy hoping. I’m sure you will enjoy seeing what all the Royals have in store for us today!!

Peace my creative friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Big Shot, Birthday Cards, blog hop, Color Me Happy Stamp Set, Coloring Tools 2017, Die Cuts 2017-2018, Hello Cards, I'm Walking On Sunshine, ink as watercolor, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Sunshine & Rainbows, Sunshine Sayings Dies, watercolor | 24 comments

Sunshine & Rainbows for the Inking Royalty

Sunshine & Rainbows are out! Well, at least in my mind. It is Inking Royalty Blog Hop Day and I’m super excited!!

Sunsbine & Rainbows

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate Spring and Summer. With inspiration from Katrina & the Waves’ song “Walking on Sunshine,” we’ve created projects that share the joy and excitement that accompany warmer weather. We are excited to share our projects with you. 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 have been wanting to use the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle for quite some time now!! I love the rainbow that you can build with the dies . And all the extras clouds, a sunshine, lightning, and great sentiments .

Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle

Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle

So, I made a card for today and it set on my desk. I liked the card but, I was not in love with it . It left me filling like, I could do better.  So, after doing a Google search and a quick look at Pinterest .I combined several things that I liked to create 2 cards for you!  Both cards use the same basic ideas. But, they are completely different from each other.

Sunshine & Rainbows

  • The background is stamped on Soft Sky with Pool Party ink
  • The next step was to add some clouds that were die cut. After die cutting them, I added a very thin layer of silver texture paste
  • The sun and clouds are cut from paper that was watercolored . I just used a little ink refills and some water and brushed the color onto hot press watercolor paper.
  • The card base is my favorite Tutti Frutti card bases from Sale-A-Bration.

Sunshine & Rainbows

  • The sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo
  • Then it was popped up with Stampin’ Dimentionals
  • A little sliver thread was added to pick up the sliver in the clouds

The second card also uses a stamped background to create your very own designer series paper and the Tutti Frutti Card Bases. If you do not have these card bases from Sale-A-Bration, you definitely need them!  They are awesome!!! And they are Free when you spend $50.

Rainbows & Sunshine

  • The suns are stamped in Daffodil Delight on So Saffron paper.
  • The word Sunshine is die cut out of paper that was watercolored with the Daffodil Delight ink refill .  The Sunshine Wishes dies are amazing and pair perfectly with the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.
  • The Rainbow is also cut from paper that was watercolored with ink refills. I used this paper because I had it on hand . But, card stock would work just as well
  • The Hello is from the Color Me Happy stamp set. I just cut off the oh,

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery .There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


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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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  4. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s OwleryOwlery

Below is a list of products used,  less the watercolor items, Real Red and Daffodil Delight ink pads:

Note:

I use paper that I had watercolored for several elements in both cards.  This gave the cards a little variation in colors and a softer look . If you wish not to watercolor the paper for the different elements card stock would work just as well. If you do want to watercolor the paper. All you will need is some watercolor paper, a aqua painter, and ink refills .  The colors used are: Elegant Eggplant ,Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red. I used made a gradient watercolor wash . This gave me a variety of one color to work with.  The best example of its effect is in the word sunshine and how the color fades .

I used hot press watercolor paper because it is what I had on hand. The Stampin’ Up! cold press watercolor paper or shimmery white would work just as well.  I just happened to be out .

Below is a list of the supplies used:

 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope that you enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  Go and be creative my friends!

Peace-

Jennifer

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