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Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in In Colors 2016, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Playful Backgrounds | 22 comments

Inking Royalty Blog Hop “My Favorite New In Color”

Flirty Flamingo

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog introduced us to five new In Colors:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  What a beautiful collection of versatile colors!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s favorite new In Color.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.


There is this wonderful new stamp set in the Annual Catalog called Playful Backgrounds. You guys know I love a good background stamp set.   And this set defiantly makes it easy to create quick and playful  cards.  I have also been trying to embrace white space on a card.  The balancing act between color everywhere and enough white to make the card look balanced. I often fight the urge to keep adding to card.  Knowing when enough is enough is hard. Because adding just one more element can either make or brake the entire card.


playful backgrounds

Playful Backgrounds

I made two different versions of the same card  using the stripes from the set.  I love how the stripes are not perfect.  It makes it so easy to line up and make a perfect imperfect card.  They remind me of the pulse lines on a stereo back when.  IMAG3337

This was my original card.  I love the monochromatic look. It really shows how pretty the Flirty Flamingo color is.  And really you could use your favorite new In-color for this card.  And it would be awesome!  While making this card I decided to make several cards.  And while stamping the background I though hummm…. This would look awesome turned the other way.   IMAG3340

This card is basically the same.  With one major exception.  I actually made this card twice.  My first try was not quite right.  The Happy was getting lost in the pretty stripes.  The solution was to stack the  happy die.  I did this by cutting 5 of the happy dies out and gluing them together with the fine tip glue.  I have tried in the past to use “fun foam”  on the back of the card stock and then die cut the element.  I personalty don’t like the white foam that shows on the side of the dies.  Just one of those little things that makes me special…  Anyway, that technique works wonders if you can get past the bright white thing….. Stacking the dies totally makes this version of the card pop.   Below are the two cards side by side.  Can you see the difference?????IMAG3348

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Imogene Thomas at 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. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Imogene Thomas at
  6. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Natalie Bradley at
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB


  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock, Flirty Flamingo Card Stock
  • Flirty Flamingo Ink, Basic Black Ink
  • Hello You Thinlits
  • Crazy About You, Thoughtful Banner, and Playful Backgrounds Stamp Sets
  • Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Multi-purpose glue
  • Clear Blocks B,D,G



I have several live events coming up.  The next of witch is the Christmas in July card class.  This class will be a big kick off  to Christmas Card Classes coming in the fall.  My friend and fellow demonstrator Kim Barrera will be joining me for this event.  She is super talented.  So you defiantly don’t want to miss out!!!!



My friend, Imogene has a wonderful new blog.  So please, continue to hop along and see her wonderful work and remember to leave some blog love along the way.  I always love to here from you.

Much Love,


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