Wednesday, February 17, 2021

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Balloons


Welcome to InKing Royalty's February 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 balloons, so you are in for a celebratory treat. 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. 

Incorporated balloons into this Valentine's Day card for Stan! I am enjoying the Detailed Hearts die so much that I'm using it again. One of my favorite things to do is emboss something I've die cut. The Dainty Diamonds embossing folder is subtle, but so pretty, the perfect background.

The Detailed Hearts and Balloons are triple cut and stacked for depth and strength. The sturdy stacked diecuts are easier to position on the card front as well! The silver thread is from my stash. I wrapped a short piece around the neck of the balloon and fastened to the back of the balloon. The bottom of the string is poked through the cardfront and fastened on the back. The top is taped behind the balloon. I love the Balloon Bouquet punch, but must remember it punches two balloons at once (one upside down), even though you have embossed three "love"s in a row, lol!

Stamps: A Touch of Ink
Dies: Detailed Hearts, Ornate Layers
Misc: Balloon Bouquet punch, Dainty Diamonds embossing folder

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, the incredible Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group, please join 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy


  1. Your card is gorgeous! All the little details are wonderful. Anyone would love this card.

  2. There are a lot of things I love about this card. The embossed background gives it a sophisticated feel. I love the embossed "love" on your balloons, and it would not have occurred to me to do that - beautiful. And, I also like the triple cutting for dimension as well as for strength. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card.

  3. The texture on your card just makes me want to touch it. Love the simple color choices and how it all comes together for a lovely card.

  4. Best card. Adore the balloons tied to the hearts. And loving the embossing. A+

  5. I love every detail of your card. And the red against the white really shows off the details.

  6. Sheryl, your card is so pretty and so clever!

  7. Love, Love, Love, it-see what I did there LOL Great layering and I love that Dainty Diamonds embossing folder, so soft and elegant!

  8. This is so pretty and clever! I know your husband must have loved it!

  9. Love! Love! Love! Such a great card, Sheryl! Your love balloons are perfect! ♥

  10. Such a beautiful card, Sheryl! The Dainty Diamonds EF is one of my favorites too - I think I'm going to use is on something I've die cut soon, thanks for the inspiration!!!

  11. The simplicity and texture of this card is fabulous! I love the detailed hearts die, and have no idea why I didn't think of using just half of it. Thanks for the inspiration!


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