Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate the 4th of July – the projects are inspirational, patriotic and filled with reds, whites and blues. 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 have to admit that the first type of card I think of making is NOT a Fourth of July card so when the blog hop schedule came out I had to really put my brain to work.
All last week I was making masculine cards for father’s day and birthdays. I really really wanted to get back into some florals but how to incorporate that into Fourth of July? Digging around in my Designer Series Paper I came across this piece from Ornate Garden. It is all gold foil on whisper white just waiting to be colored.
I cut a piece at 4 x 5=1/4 and started coloring with Real Red, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, and Pool Party Stampin blends, then threw in some Just Jade as well. I decided to cut it down to just 4×4 and added a thin layer of pool party cut at 4-1/8 x 4-1/8. The card base is Poppy Parade cut to 4-1/4 x 4-1/4.
Ok, so now the background is finished, what to do for the sentiment and detail. Itty Bitty Birthday and Itty Bitty Greetings are my go-to stamp sets since they have so many ‘Itty Bitty’ phrases to choose from. I picked Cheers to You, meaning America, and die cut it with the next smallest Stitched Nested Die. The Medium Daisy Punch made a nice Red White and Blue (and Pool Party) flower all on top of a gold foil scallop tag topper punched on both ends. Some Forever Fern gold trim tucked behind along with Gilded Gems finished it off nicely.
Thank you for visiting today. I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible. Until next time…
InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line UP
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery YOU ARE HERE
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine! Watch the video to see more.