Welcome to the April Blogging Friends Blog Hop. This month we are celebrating Easter. That time when spring has bloomed, bunnies roam leaving chocolate eggs, and flowers are beautiful. Life just seems sweeter this time of year. I have been looking forward to using the Gingham Gala designer series paper so very much. And celebrating Easter seemed to be the perfect opportunity! I love how well the Gingham paper goes with the Daffodil from You’re Inspiring
the daffodils from the You’re Inspiring stamp set were stamped with black ink
I used the stampin’ wright markers to color the image
Then the sentiment was stamped. I did not realize that the Happy Easter was crocked untill I started taking the pictures. I decided to leave it because, Handmade cards do not have to be perfect! Right???? At least that is what I am trying to tell myself as I cringe looking at the picture! Really, I am trying to let it go….really!!!
the final step was to pop the colored image up on the card.
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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today – there’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated in this hop! 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 really been enjoying a moment with very simple cards. There is always something refreshing in remembering the things that first brought you to paper crafting. For me it was that moment when you stamped a perfect image!!! What could be better than stamping done right
I fell in love with the Seasoned with Kindness stamp set when I saw our fearless Inking Royalty Leander make an awesome card! You can see Brian’s card here
Seasoned with Kindness
This set just perfect for little hello and thank you cards. Especially when paired with the sentiments in Varied Vases.
So, this is supposed to be all about green! I picked two of my favorite Stampin’ Up! greens. Call me Clover which is one of the current In Colors. The second green is Mint Macaron. Mint Macaron is my absolute favorite Stampin’ Up! green.
The images were stamped with black ink
Then using Stampin’ Wright Markers the image was colored
The final step was to use a Mint Macaron border to bring the card together
I have been adoring white ink lately! I love how it look here on Mint Macaron paper!
The black border and sentiment makes the white pop!
Here the leaves are stamped in white. Then stamped in black ink all on Call me Clover
This card was also colored with Stampin’ Wright Markers. Tiny images are often easier to color with the Stampin’ Wright Markers verses the Stampin’ Blends . The Stampin’ Wright Markers allows you to quickly color. You can add two layers to create light and darks
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This is my second time hoping with this very talented group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month we are celebrating the upcoming spring season. I can’t wait for 75 and sunny!!!
I have really taken a step back over the past few weeks and thought about basic stamping and how pretty it can be. There is something to be said about going back to the basics! Or in this case your first ❤. Stamping does not always have to lead to coloring, collage, ventage looks, and so on. We all should learn to embrace the simple elegance of a beautiful stamped image! So, today I’m sharing a series of cards that are stamped in whisper white pigment ink. The sentiments are all stamped in basic black. This gives good contrast to the white stamping. I adore clean and simple cards! They always seem to have a great modern feel to me! I have been in mass production card making mood. Clean and simple cards definitely make mass production easier and fun! So, here we go…
This card is not necessarily a spring card. Though I do think that being on the beach does scream spring break. This beach seems more exotic get away to me. Anyhow, I really just wanted to share that this simple technique really works with just about style of stamp! I love how the white stamping on the gray looks like an etching
Some colors just scream spring! Coastal Cabana is definitely one of those colors! I have been thinking about how I really wanted to use this swirly stamp from Beauty Abounds. The white and simplicity of the card really allows for the beauty of the stamp shine!!!!
The Wonderful Romance stamp set is quickly becoming a favorite! I truly love this set so much!! Granny Apple Green is another one of those. “It must be spring” colors! This is truly a happy color!!!
The All That You Are stamp set has everything I love about stamping! Pretty images that are perfect for coloring. Yet, beautiful enough to be simply stamped. I kept each card quite simple. But, you could add thread, bakers twine, sequins, or enamel dots to spice it up a bit!
I have been longing to use the pretty roses in the Tea Together stamp set! I’m hoping to get a moment to color them very soon! But, until then I will just stamp them to creat my one custom Designer Paper! What fun!!!
I hope you will give your white pigment ink a second look! It really is a wonderful way to make several cards quickly. Especially now that we have a stamperatious.
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around BIRTHDAY. It’s always special to celebrate the birthday of someone you love, so handmade birthday cards are always fun to share. 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 am supper excited that Mary Fish is hoping along with us this month!!! Welcome, Mary and all of your faithful blog followers! Mary is one of the most Delightful people I know!! She’s what I call “A Keeper”
I have had a few products lying around waiting for me to get organized and crafting again after moving. Hopefully, in the next week or two I will be pretty much able to craft in my new space . So, that’s exciting!! Oh yea, my products are just looking at me begging to be used!! I kinda had been hoarding Florentine Filigree waiting on the perfect moment to use it! I love this bundle from the Occasions Catalog!!!
I actually only used the stamp set! That die though is amazing!!! I’m so looking forward to actually using it!!!
First thing is first!!! I cut the stamps apart!!! Inhale, exhale, just breath!!! Your stamps will survive a little cutting!!!
The background was watercolored …you can use your ink refill or watercolor pencils.
Then using the Stamperatious, I stamped all the images. Because, I used watercolor paper the Stamperatious allowed me to stamp in the same place multiple times ..
Even using the Stamperatious my sentiment was crooked, oh well…nwell…now I need to just breath and remember, this is a handmade card it will be okay
Making your own designer paper can be very fun and rewarding!!
The first thing was to stamp each image from Florentine Filigree and Wonderful Romance
Then color everything in!! These images are so small they are actually perfect for your stamp n wright markers. At least that was what I was thinking when I was using my Stampin blends
Always, make more watercolor washes than you need!!! You will always find uses for them!
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by beautiful paper and beautiful ribbons – how clever! 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’m not really sure what my card has to do with the theme of this month’s Inking Royalty Blog Hop, Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons. This is what I know. This song brings up memory of record players (the big furniture type), Elvis, Willie, and that wandering thought as a child “why do adults love such a sad sounding song at Christmas”. Side note, my sweet Granny always claimed to be kin to Elvis…
What I decided to do for y’all was completely change plain white watercolor paper with a little ink, embossing, stamps, and watercolors.
The holidays are always full of the hustle and bustle of the season that we forget to relax and just enjoy the moment. Making Christmas Cards helps me to stop, breath, and just be. How???
Well, by breaking each set of cards down into easy steps….compleating one step at a time. So, I do all my cutting at one time, I make all my card Bases at once, I stamp all at once, then color, and so on and so on…in the end I have a set of completed Christmas Cards
For today’s card my first step was to stamp and heat emboss the ornaments from the Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set. The second step was particularly relaxing. Using some of my favorite watercolors, I loosely and sloppily watercolor each ornament. I did this over Thanksgiving weekend. Watching football and watercolor was just a perfect combination. People who know me know, I very rarely create while watch tv. But, I do enjoy repetitive creating while watching football
The next step was to fussy cut the ornaments out. Fussy cutting is another very relaxing process. Just get your paper snips and the paper and cut away. It really is something you can do while enjoying the lights of the tree or watching your favorite Christmas Movie.
The next step was to watercolor backgrounds. I have been in love with the Daniel Smith watercolor for a while now. One of my favorite combinations this holiday has been Sap Green, Ultramarine Turquoise, and Ultramarine Blue. So, one night I sat down with a glass of wine, a good podcast, Christmas lights, watercolored backgrounds, relaxed and enjoyed the process
The next step was to heat emboss the edges. Heat embossing to me is a perfect morning activity. Just me my coffee versa mark ink, embossing powder and a heat gun. No taking or communicating needed Just simply completing a task…
After finishing the heat embossing It was time to assemble the cards. I normally take all my watercolor panels and stick them under a stack of cook books on top of my refrigerator. That’s where they will stay for several days. This helps flatten them out . But, with Holiday creating and life who has time for that??? So, instead I used the multipurpose adhesive sheets. I cut strips of the sheets and added it to the back of each watercolor panel!! Then popped the ornament up with dimensionals. The very last step was to add the pretty bow. I went with the prettiest bakers twine I have ever seen…Sliver and Pool Party….swoon
Each bauble and each background is unique!! I have not decided if these guys will stand on their own or if I will add a sentiment on the front as well. What do you guys think????
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson, at Just Peachy Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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