Monday, June 19, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 15

Today is the last day of Brian's InKing Royalty's 15 day challenge using new product from the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. There are so many wonderful new sets! I used one suite, Eastern Palace for this challenge. The possibilities are limitless with this versatile set.


Today I tried a new technique. Made a watercolor wash on watercolor paper, then I set a stencil I made with the Eastern Medallion thinlits on top of it with a weight. Very cool how the color pooled within the openings. Cut out a scalloped circle and border trim from that piece. The corners are pieces from the border.

I chose "inspire" because this group was so encouraging and the creations were inspiring. This was my first challenge in this group, and it was hard work, but very rewarding. Thanks to Brian for coordinating everything, leaving amazing comments, and being the biggest inspiration.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Layering Circle Framelits
Stampin' Up! Flourish Thinlits
Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Banners (sentiment)
Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tide ink
Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist ink


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 14

Teabag folding is featured on today's card.



This is actually an A1 notecard. I wanted to put this cute vellum teabag flower in the medium medallion. Happy with this little, but CAS card.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Layering Circle Framelits  
Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes
Stampin' Up! Melon Mambo cardstock


Thanks for the visit, and Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 13

Lucky day 13 of the InKing Royalty challenge! Just today and two more days to go.


Thought I'd add a layer of vellum to the die cuts. Took an angled picture to feature the layers. Had fun with this one!

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty
Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride cardstock
Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride ink
Stampin' Up! Rose Red ink (didn't have Razzleberry)


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Friday, June 16, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 12

This challenge has been such a special part of belonging to InKing Royalty. The creations shared have been amazing and inspiring! 


Today's card was fun to assemble. Fussy cut the Eastern Palace DSP for a fun touch. Since the Eastern Palace suite doesn't have die cut words, I used a Sunshine Wishes thinlit.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace DSP
Stampin' Up! Sunshine Sayings (sentiment)
Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes thinlit


Come back soon!
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 11

I am loving this 15 day challenge in Brian King's InKing Royalty group. Because I really only have one set that is brand-new to the new catalog it's a great opportunity to try techniques.


Doing some faux textured embossing today, as demonstrated in this video by Brian's mom. I even clipped some stars that hung over the edge! Something I don't do very often, okay, almost never - is stamping off. Stamped off the stars along the bottom, as I wanted the focal point to be the circle.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty
Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms
Stampin' Up! Fresh Fig ink


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 10

I am not comfortable with blending. At all. Read in a tutorial that it is possible to blend with Stampin' Up! inks, but it's important to use Stampin' Up! paper. Wow, super helpful! Thought I would give it a try with some new in colors.


I used a lighter vellum thinking it would allow some of the color to show through, but it's hard to heat emboss on that weight without some warping. Next time I'll use heavier vellum.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms (leaves)
Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tide ink
Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist ink


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

#RoyalChallenge Day 9

Made a fun birthday card today!


I thought I had this card finished. Photographed it and started to write this post, and noticed the balloons looked more like lollipops. Oh! They needed nubbies! I used the triangles from the die. Much better!

Stampin' Up! Eastern Medallions
Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Banners
Stampin' Up! Duet Banner Punch
Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay cardstock & ink


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