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Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Blueberry Burst, ink blending, Pineapple Punch, Seaside Spray, sunshine july 2019, We'll Walrus Be Friends | 9 comments

One word blog hop “Sunshine”


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SUNSHINE. The Sun is the single most important source of energy for life on Earth – it guides our clocks, calendars and planting schedules. We may be enduring a heatwave this week, but we still associate the Sun with positivity, joy, and renewal. 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.

I had this vision in my head of a sunny background with the grass and flower silhouette (Friendly Silhouette Dies/149546)  The first step was to make a few Sun backgrounds.  I really wanted to capture that moment that the sun just starts to rise. The bright yellows against the darker blue almost night sky. To do this, I used sponge dabbers and ink!


  • I masked off an area for the ground.
  • Then ink blended the yellow.
  • After ink blending the yellow I added a circle mask to the mix.
  • Then more yellow ink and some blue.
  • The final step was to cut some masks to make sun rays.  And more ink blending.

The next step was to add the silhouette dies…..

Yea well, let’s just say…the card had other ideas of what it wanted to be. Seriously, this walrus (We’ll  Walrus Be Friends/149367) is just too cute not to be floating in the Sunshine!!!

  • The background is pineapple punch, daffodil delight, and mango melody for the sky.  The water is Seaside Spray and Pacific Point.
  • The sun rays were made with the side of the sponge dabber making a line from the sun to the sky.  The sun was masked at this point.  This created a softer sunray effect
  • After making the background, I added a horizon line using the Pacific Point Stampin’ Wright Marker
  • Then the walrus and fish were colored with Stampin’ Blends

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, [insert name and blog name with imbedded links]. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

I don’t often talk about how much I love being apart of the Inking Royalty! Brian is the best leader ever! He is full of support, advice, and acceptance!   Everyone in the Royals is so supportive of each other.  Many of us are there merely for the discount that goes along with Bing a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!!!  Many are building their business, in the Inking Royalty, all are loved and encouraged!!  If you have ever considered being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator the Inking Royalty is the group to be apart of! I can’t express how much these people have made my life better and brighter!

Peace my creative friends-


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Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Embossing, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Embossing, Heat Embossing, ink blending, paisley and Posies, Silver Embossing Powder | 1 comment

Paisley and Posies with ink blending

Ideas for cards can come from just about anywhere.  On of my favorite social media outlet for inspiration is Instagram. There are some awesomely talented people in this world sharing what they create.  Recently, while scrolling through Instagram I saw a wedding menu that was drop dead gorgeous…. The colors were just amazing!!! And it had this large jewel holding the ribbon together….. So awesome!!  Check it out below or  Trever Scott Design on Instagram.   He named this post shades of happiness.  What a perfect name!!!

I just knew I wanted to recreate this beautiful design in a card from.  The stamp set that came to mind was Paisley & Posies.

Paisley & Posies

I love this set! It is always out on my work space just about all the time.  Waiting for me to use it!!  Just in case a card needs a paisley.  Because, life is better where paisleys and posies exist!!!

  • The colors Tranquil Tide and So Saffron for the ink blending. Berry Bliss for the ribbon and sentiment
  • I placed all the stamps in my misty. I also used a few stamps from Eastern Beauty to fill in.
  • Then inking the stamps with versa mark stamped all the images at once.
  • Heat Embossing is so magical. After adding the embossing powder, use a heat tool to melt the powder.
  • The final step is to add ink blended color over the embossed areas

  • The colors for this card is Berry Bliss and So Saffron with Basic Gray ribbon and Silver Embossing
  • The Faceted Gems were the perfect touch of bling.
  • The ink blending added so much to this style of card.  You could even just do one color of ink that would be very pretty

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

Below is a list of products used in making this card! If have any questions feel free to comment below.

Shop big and save!!!   We always love our host! But right now they are extra special!!!  So, when you are ready let me know!!! I am always happy to work with you. It’s a perfect time to save even more on all the NEW products!!!

The new catalog is full of Awesome New product! And some pretty amazing returning items!!

I just want to take a moment and thank my friend Andrea who was with me every step of the way while making this card.  My Saturday chatting with you and stamping was perfect!!!! Only thing better would have been if we were together while crafting.  I always love seeing your amazing art!!!

Lets all be creative today!  Life is better when we make time to do the things we love.  It is always hard to carve out time for yourself.  But, that time is as important as everything else.



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