Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop!

This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. 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.

High Tide Vacation

One of the vacations I would really enjoy would be to rent a small RV and drive from Central Florida to Maine.  I’m playing around with the plans in my head, but I think three weeks during the summer when I am off would be heavenly.  We’d be able to stop along the way and take our time.  My husband grew up and lived in Southern California until 12 years ago, so seeing the east coast would be a great adventure.

When I thought about this vacation, I kept thinking about lighthouses, and planning to see a number of them along the coast.  Naturally, the High Tide photopolymer stamp set seemed to fit the theme.  I have to confess, I have had this set for about a year and this is the first time I have used it.  Overall I am pleased with the card, although there are a couple of small things I might change the next time I use this set.  

Here’s the card I created:

When I was showing my husband the card, I also showed him the stamp set.  I knew I’d used a number of stamps, but didn’t  know I’d used ten of them.  Ten stamps sounds intimidating, but this set makes it relatively easy.  

Colors, Stamps, and Paper, Oh My!

The colors I used include Memento Tuxedo Black, So Saffron, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.  Initially, I thought that Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray might not work together.  However, they work very well together, just like the SU! designers intended.

I started with the dirt/sand with two layers of Soft Suede.  Then I went back in using the small sand stamp and added in layers of Crumb Cake.  I also stamped the water using Seaside Spray.  I’m so impressed with the thought that went into the water stamp.  The left and right ends fit together perfectly without creating straight lines.  Therefore, it is a breeze to create the water element.

Next, I tackled the lighthouse.  After a few practice tries, I decided to stamp the background lighthouse using Smoky Slate, and the detailed lighthouse with Basic Gray.  

Now that I had the lighthouse placed inside the sand, I started stamping the beach grass.  The taller grass is first generation stamping of Pretty Peacock.  Then I went back and added dimension and a variety of stamping with the small grass using first, second, and third generation stamping.

I actually stamped the birds and the birds and sentiment before I stamped the light beam.  I needed to make sure that I had room for the sentiment and thought the birds would naturally be flying through the beam.

Finally, I stamped water and birds on the bottom of the envelope.  I used a piece of the Pretty Peacock DSP for the envelope flap.  

Many Thanks, Blog Line-up, and Supply List

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers from Blue Line Stamping. You don’t want to miss all the inspiration found in this group!

Have a Peachy day!


Thank you for hopping along with us. Please use the following list as a guide if you get lost while hopping:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

If you would like to order this versatile photopolymer stamp set today and live in the U.S. please CLICK HERE to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards, and I would be honored to help you do so.  

Supply list:

High Tide photopolymer stamp set, item # 143006

Pretty Peacock ink pad, item # 150083

Pretty Peacock cardstock, item # 150880

So Saffron ink pad, item # 147109

Seaside Spray ink pad, item # 150085

Smoky Slate ink pad, item # 147113

Basic Gray ink pad, item # 149165

Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, item # 

Whisper White cardstock, item #

Tombow Liquid Adhesive, item #