Tuesday, December 17, 2019

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Christmas

Welcome to InKing Royalty's December Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It's a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them 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.

In love with Winter Woods and the coordinating dies. This is my very first time playing with it! I thought this is a perfect set for a dimensional card, hence the Z-fold. I added two inner bands for the trees for some depth. It was my first time playing with the Frost White too, and wow, it's fantastic! I added a little to the tree tips, and colored the winter tree dies. It was the right touch to give the trees a little pop to stand out against the background.

View from the front as I envisioned it, with the spacing of the trees. There are two stick tree dies. I did some "pruning" on the second and fourth tree to change them up a bit. Changed up the lighting to create some shadows.

Top shot with the two tabs in the square area.

Finally, a closed view, thanks to my sister who wanted more views when we texted. I didn't even think to photograph this card closed! Had to use a bunch of washi tape to hold it down, lol!

Stamps: Winter Woods
Dies: In the Woods
Inks: Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade, Frost White

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps. 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:

Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ---  You are here!
Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts

Thank you for hopping along with us!


  1. Sheryl, this is a fantastic design, and gorgeously executed. I love all the elements you chose--I forget about Winter Woods and what an impact it can make. Thanks for sharing!!
    Merry Christmas~

    1. Thank you, Linda! It took me a while to finally play with this set!

  2. Sheryl, I'm so deeply in love with this card and impressed with your use of these stamps and dies to make something so sophisticated and gorgeous! I love, love, love it! I'm SO GLAD you participated in today's blog hop. ♥

    1. Wow, can I frame this comment? You absolutely made my year. Thank you!

  3. Sheryl, your card is stunning. I am in awe of the work you did here. I love the white of the card, and the Z-fold is perfect for your trees. Gorgeous!

  4. Sheryl this is a lovely, lovely card! Trees are my favorite and I love what you've done!

    1. Thank you, Sheryl! I do love trees too, and winter is my favorite.

  5. So pretty! I love the texture and movement of your card with just two colors. The sentiment really pops against this beautiful card.

  6. Hi Sheryl. Love the card. Would you be willing to share measurements and scoring? Merry Christmas.

  7. Thank you, Darlene! I found a video for the z-fold card: https://youtu.be/aaqBdDglnYk I added two strips in the square area to add the main tree and a stick tree for additional depth. I hope you make some, they're fun to put together!