Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Welcome to InKing Royalty's April Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month's projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies - and maybe some sweet baby animals. 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.

Today I used one of out Hostess Exclusive stamp sets, New Wonders, to create an adorable little fairy who is peeling back the icy Winter to expose Spring!  This set is available exclusively to Hostesses with a qualifying party of $150 or more - who wants to host?!?  I would be honored to help you become the newest owner of this beautiful stamp set!

Here's what I did:
  1. Cut a base of Lovely Lipstick to 8.5" x 5.5", scored and folded at 4.25" on the long side.  Use your bone folder to burnish the fold
  2. From the Best Dressed DSP, cut a panel to 4" x 5.25" and a strip to 4" x 2" - adhere the panel to the card front, layer on the strip.
  3. On a piece of 2.75" x 3.25" Whisper White, stamp the image of the fairy in Memento Tuxedo Black
  4. Color the image using the following Stampin' Blends Markers: Light & Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light & Dark Old Olive, Light & Dark Pool Party, Dark Daffodil Delight
  5. Adhere the colored image to a 2 7/8" x 3 3/8" piece of Lovely Lipstick
  6. Adhere the matted image to the card base
  7. Finally, using the Shimmery Crystal Effects, add a layer of icy-gloss to the up-turned page and to the little hearts and stars around the fairy's head
Isn't this an adorable interpretation of Nature turning the page from Winter to Spring? 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian

  • Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

  • Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

  • Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

  • Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

  • Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

  • Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards

  • Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

  • Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery

  • Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

  • Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

  • Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo  YOU ARE HERE

  • Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

  • Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

  • Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

  • Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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    Monday, April 13, 2020

    Mother’s Day Blog Hop

    Welcome to the Candy Hearts Blog Hop for April! Today we are sharing Mother's Day themed projects. After reading my post, I hope you will hop to the next person on the list below. Be sure to check out ALL the great projects the Hearts have created for you today.

    My Mom's favorite color is pink, so I knew I wanted to incorporate beautiful shades of pink into this project.  I pulled out the Best Dressed 6" x 6" DSP and found the perfect pink floral paper for the job!

    Here's what I did:
    1. Cut a base of Lovely Lipstick to 8.5" x 5.5", scored and folded at 4.25" on the long side.  Use your bone folder to burnish the fold
    2. Cut a panel of Old Olive to 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" - adhere to card front
    3. Cut a panel of floral DSP from Best Dressed to 4" x 5.25" - adhere to the Old Olive panel
    4. Cut another panel of Old Olive to 4" x 1 5/8"
    5. Cut a panel of striped DSP from Best Dressed to 4" x 1.5" - adhere to the Old Olive Panel, then adhere both on top of the floral Best Dressed DSP
    6. On a scrap of Petal Pink, stamp the sentiment "Happy Mother's Day" from Dressed to Impress in Lovely Lipstick
    7. Use the label die from All Dressed Up to cut out your sentiment - adhere to the striped panel (I did not put glue on the ends, I allowed them to stay raised to the level of the layers they are stacked on)
    8. Use the two rose images from Dressed to Impress and stamp on Whisper White Paper.  To ink them, use your Old Olive and Lovely Lipstick Stampin' Write Markers to apply the colors to the appropriate areas of the stamp, then apply to the Whisper White
    9. Cut the roses out using the dies from All Dressed Up and adhere to the card front
    10. Now the ribbon - I used the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle, but I had previously dyed the spool using Blackberry Bliss reinker and water in a jar.  I let it sit for 4-5 days and then hung it to dry in the shower.  Blackberry Bliss isn't in this DSP, but I felt that the way the dyed ribbon turned out much lighter than "normal" Blackberry Bliss was very complimentary to the DSP.  If you don't want to use reinker to dye the ribbon, you can also color on it with Stampin' Blends - if you opt for this method I suggest using one of the shades of Lovely Lipstick
    11. This is a "double" bow, meaning that I wrapped the tulle into two ovals and then tied in the center to create 4 loops
    12. Adhere your bow to the floral DSP using a Mini Glue Dot
    13. Finally, add a silver leaf trinket to the center of the double bow using another Mini Glue Dot

    Here is another look at the finished card:

    Thank you for hopping with the Hearts today! Be sure to hop around to all the stops. You do not want to miss any of the creativity in this talented group of stampers!
    1. Candy Ford of Stamp Candy
    2. Joanne Brown of Stamping With JoJo (you are here)
    3. Linda Krueger of The Stamp Coach
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