Wednesday, March 18, 2020

InKing Royalty March Blog Hop - Easter

Welcome to InKing Royalty's March Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. Hop, hop! This month's projects celebrate Easter, so prepare yourself for a variety of gorgeous, Easter-themed projects. 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 don't have any cute little bunny or Easter egg stamps, but that didn't stop me - I think it actually enhanced my creativity, having to design something out of the box.  And boy did I ever have fun!

I chose two of the Sale-a-Bration papers from the 2nd release - they are so versatile!  You'll want to place an order so you can get one or both of these Level 1 products.

Here's how it's made:
  1. Start with a base of Thick Whisper White cut to 8.5" x 5.5", scored on the long side at 4.25" and burnished with your bone folder along the fold
  2. Cut a piece of Purple Posy So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (available as a Level 1 SAB reward) to 4" x 5.25"
  3. Squeeze a generous amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto your Silicone Craft Sheet.  Use a wedge from a Stampin' Sponge to pick up some glue and spread it onto the back of the vellum in a thin, even layer over the entire surface - this is the best way to adhere vellum without seeing your adhesive!
  4. Use the Largest scalloped rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly die set to cut a piece of the Flowering Foils DSP (available as a Level 1 SAB reward) - I chose the design with the small gold and silver flowers that look like daisies
  5. Using the sponging method I described here, sponge on Pear Pizzazz over your die cut piece of DSP.  After applying the ink, I recommend "buffing" the foil with a piece of paper towel so that the foil really shines
  6. Cut a piece of Pear Pizazz cardstock using the same die used in step 4
  7. Adhere this inked piece of DSP to the cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue - this gives the DSP enough sturdiness to adhere it to the Purple Posy vellum using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Place it slightly higher and to the left of center, as pictured above
  8. Fussy cut a set of two flowers from the sheet of DSP and sponge them with Blushing Bride - set aside
  9. Place a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock into your Stamparatus and stamp the sentiment "Happy Easter, Happy Spring, happy, happy everything" from Timeless Tulips in Melon Mambo
  10. Clean the ink from your stamp, but do not remove it from the Stamparatus
  11. Ink the stamp with Versamark and stamp over the Melon Mambo sentiment you just stamped
  12. Apply Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and heatset - this gives the appearance and feel of pink heat embossing - the shine looks amazing with the shiny foiled DSP 
  13. Use the scalloped label die from Stitched So Sweetly to cut out your sentiment - I suggest centering the best you can, as we are going to add elements to both sides
  14. Put a Stampin' Dimensional under the right side of the sentiment and use Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the rest - adhere to the front of your card with the liquid glue on the Pear Pizzazz and the Stampin' Dimensional on the vellum
  15. Glue the two Blushing Bride flowers that you inked earlier to the right side of the sentiment
  16. Cut a length of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle to about 4-5 inches.  I had dyed my tulle using water and Pretty Peacock previously, I didn't let it soak long so the color came out as a beautiful light blue, perfect for Spring/Easter!
  17. Tie a knot in the center of your Tulle, don't pull it too tight, seeing the knot is part of the appeal
  18. Trim the ends to angles - following the three polka dots works perfectly for this
  19. Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere this piece of Tulle to the left of your sentiment

Here is a closer view of the embossed sentiment:

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopSusan Fields at Very Simply Susan

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. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  4. Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

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  1. Such a great color combination, Joanne! I love that you didn't let your lack of Easter-themed cards stop you from creating a beauty! So glad you could join us for this hop. ♥

    1. Thank you so much, Brian! I am so honored to be part of the InKing Royalty Blog Hop!!

  2. Nice card. Love the coloring on the DSP and your color combo is fantastic.

  3. I love what you did with the paper Joanne! Beautiful technique!

  4. Beautiful job with the embossing! This card is gorgeous.

  5. Great directions, and awesome card, Joanne! Love both those papers!