Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Knit Sweater Pretty Tags for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty's November Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature pretty packages and beautiful tags to inspire your holiday gift-giving. 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.

The Knit Together bundle is fabulously versatile! Made some fun tags today.


No tag die or punch? No problem! These tags are from one of the Tasteful Label dies! 



This one is my favorite with the little red noses. Found tiny rhinestones I've had in my stash forever. Sometimes my hoarding comes in handy, lol! Did some partial die cutting with the zigzag die. Used one end, then repositioned using the other end. The end "zigs" aren't exactly symmetrical, but I'm trying to embrace these things in crafting. Sponged the edges on all three tags for a little depth and definition.



All three tags are backed with white cardstock where the To: and From: can be.



This one is simple but pretty Any of these could be ornaments!

Stamps: Knit Together
Dies: Tasteful Labels, Knit Sweater
Colors: Crumb Cake, Green Garden, Real Red


I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Graham at Lisa's Little Ink Spots. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group! Thanks for joining 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. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  12. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← You are here!
  13. Lisa Graham at Lisa's Little Ink Spots

Friday, November 12, 2021

Coffee Lover

 The wildly popular Coffee Lovers blog hop is here!



Today's card honors our Facebook group, Coffee Loving Papercrafters. Everything coffee is shared there. Beautiful cards, yummy recipes, heads up on coffee treats and drinks, and even apparel. It is a positive group of coffee and tea fans I enjoy every day. A big thank you to Amy Tsuruta who puts so much time and energy into running the group and blog hops.
 



The background is computer generated. I am loving the pops of gold! The die cuts are layered in varying thicknesses. 

Dies: Memory Box Cozy Mugs, Erin Lee Creative Coffee Lover, Tim Holtz Sizzix Cafe Colorize (steam), Impression Obsession Small Snowflake
Paper: Your Next Stamp The Perfect Blend (from my stash)

Enjoy the hop! This card is #66 in the linkups.

Thank you for popping by, and thank you Super Sponsors!



Thursday, November 4, 2021

Mermaid Kisses

 Enjoying another Online Card Class! This one is Holiday Card Workshop 2021. Today is Day 4, but this card is homework for Day 1. 


First time blending with Distress Oxides! I thought it would be more "buttery", but then again I don't do a lot of blending, not one of my comfort zones. Don't want to give away all of the class techniques, let's say some are a first for me. :)

Using Lydia Fiedler's technique for scattering sequins!

Also my first time inking up Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses. So sweet! Fussy cutting was intense, have the dies on my wishlist now, lol!

Stamps: Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses
Dies: Hero Arts Reef Border
Inks: Distress Oxides Stormy Sky, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Copics
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins

Thanks for stopping by!




Sunday, October 31, 2021

Bamboo Beauty with Origami Crane

 


First time playing with Bamboo Beauty, and I already love it! Masked the large bamboo stalk to stamp the second one, and both to stamp the leaves. Used Watercolor Shapes for the sun, stamped in Daffodil Delight then used a blending brush with Pumpkin Pie.

This was the third crane I folded. The gold crane disappeared against the orange, and the silver didn't seem right. Pleased with the white, although it was hard to fold a 2" square out of copy paper. Amazing how much thicker it is compared to origami paper!

Stamps: Bamboo Beauty, Watercolor Shapes
Dies: No dies!
Colors: Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month

This truck was fun to assemble!


There were two tiny pieces I decided to leave off, happy with how the truck looks as is. Recipient is our brother-in-law with a dark green truck. His truck doesn't quite look like this, but the color is good. I looked at pictures of his truck and the tires have large hubcaps. They like to take long drives into the woods in Idaho so I thought this scene is perfect! 

Stamps: SU Approaching Perfection (sentiment), Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Pine Trees
Dies: Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Oct 21, Gina Marie Designs Eagles Variety die set, SU Magestic Mountain dies (tree)

Thanks for stopping by!

  

InKing Royalty Harvest & Hope Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty's October Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects center around Harvest & Hope, so prepare yourself for gratitude and love in Fall-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. 

So the theme of Harvest and Hope has me thinking about all of our friends who are going through medical treatment, and there are many acquaintances too, through our stamping groups and social media. What's better than making and sending cards to uplift and give some hope for a brighter tomorrow?

Playing with the fabulous Flower Market die. I do love inlay die cutting. It's like a puzzle and I love the process. I used five colors plus white and gold.

First I die cut card fronts from all seven colors (white, gold, calypso coral, flirty flamingo, blushing bride, pear pizzazz, and so saffron). With the help of Glad Press 'n Seal I removed all of the die cut panels intact. Next I got comfortable and mix and matched all of the colors until every little bit was used up. Jennifer McGuire has some fabulous video tutorials on die cut inlay.

UPDATE! 
Have you ever worked so hard on a card, then are not too happy with how it turned out? I try not to permanently stick elements down until I'm happy with the card. Well, when you're under a blog hop deadline you go with what you created even though it's not exactly how you pictured it. My idea with this die was to do the same technique as the post I did here. Well, since the Flower Market die is so busy I wasn't blown away by the results so I re-worked the cards below!

Card 1 redo:


I covered up the die cut cover with an embossed cover sheet using the Flower Market die. Changed out the little pearls with rhinestones. :)

Card 2 redo:


I think I like this one best! I covered up the busy inside piece with white, cut a heart from Calypso Coral and embossed with white. Added some flowers from the die! Ah, much better! Never give up! Sometimes an initial oops can turn into something pretty.


Okay, so here's the rest of the original post:

I cut a label out of the finished white panel, cut another white panel to mount the inlaid label on. Because the pattern is so busy I decided to add a bit of color around the label in the background piece for fun. That gave a little hint that the background pattern is the same as the label.



This next card is the piece left over from cutting the label out of the white panel. I originally left the center white but the pattern was really lost so I added the calypso coral panel. Wowza, pretty busy but you can see the pattern, lol!




Here are the other panels. Haven't decided if I'll leave them whole or get a two fer like the white panel.








Next time I do this I think I'll leave the white pieces out, except for maybe the dots. Hope you give this a try. It takes a bit of time, but the results are worth it!

Stamps: Shaded Summer (sentiment)
Dies: Flower Market, Tasteful Labels
Colors: Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, gold, white


So happy you stopped by!


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

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl ←← You are here!
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Naked Cake!

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's September Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature candy and treats, so prepare your sweet tooth for some wonderful inspiration. 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. 


Cake is certainly a treat, and I was inspired to create one! A naked cake has most of the frosting scraped off the side. Here's the inspiration for my card:






Isn't it fun how the nakedness is from the birch background stamp? The small peonies are colored in Petal Pink. I am surprised at how often I reach for this color. I'm usually a brights gal. Soft Sea Foam is the perfect complement. If I had Soft Sea Foam ribbon I would have wrapped the bottom of the cake with it. I colored a small strip instead.

Stamps: Prized Peony, Free as a Bird (small flower), Birch background. Sentiment is from the retired Cake Soiree (could even use a wedding sentiment!)
Dies: Peony dies
Misc: Tasteful Textile embossing folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group!







If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp