Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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

24 comments:

  1. Wow! These are wonderful cards with a lot of paper piecing! I’m sure your friends very much appreciate receiving them.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie! Yes, couldn't do it without Glad Press'n Seal!

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  2. An act of patience and love. I adore your paper pieced panels.

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    1. Thank you! Took time, but it's a process I enjoy.

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  3. A labor of love Sheryl. So nice.

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  4. WOWZA! Someone has had loads of fun with this new die - and I'm totally here for it! Such great projects, Sheryl! ♥

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    1. Loads! I did redo the cards using plain white, inspired by your card! Love them so much more now.

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  5. Sheryl Wow these are amazing! What a labor of love and how so very sweet of you to create such artwork for those in need. My mom was recently diagnosed with cancer, so I know first hand how important your act of kindness is. God Bless you.

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    1. Thank you Renae! Love and hugs to your mom.

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  6. Beautiful! And wow, so much love put into these cards!

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  7. Wow, beautiful cards and a lot of work. Love the tip about using press-n-seal for paper piecing.

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    1. Thank you, Maureen! I love the process, like working a jigsaw puzzle. Jennifer McGuire's husband Ken invented the Glad Press'n Seal!

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  8. Wow!!! These cards are Gorgeous Sheryl! So much creative energy in these beauties.

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  9. They are all so gorgeous! Your paper piecing is perfect and shows that you have a great deal of patience! Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sue! I was afraid people would say I was bonkers, lol!

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  10. I love the look of these little piecings! Such beautiful colors. I think the green background is my favorite. Your card is amazing…as always!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! This was my first go with so many colors. I do love the green and gold!

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  11. Wow that’s a lot of work. These are all great!

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  12. Love the die, I need to play more with it. Great idea

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    1. Yay! It takes a bit of time, but so do jigsaw puzzles, which I also love to do!

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