Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate the 4th of July – the projects are inspirational, patriotic and filled with reds, whites and blues. 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.
Red, White, and Blue
What to do when you don’t have a fireworks stamp set, nor a stamp set with a star? This situation has plagued me for about a week, then I found inspiration from an unlikely source! As I was scrolling through Facebook, I came upon an ad from Life is Good t-shirts. The red t-shirt simply had a white daisy with touches of red on the petals and a star on a blue background for the star. Winner!
Here’s my card:
Three Stamp Sets and a Couple of Punches
Initially, I tried to use my Real Red blends to color the daisies, but I wasn’t happy with my results. Therefore, I pulled the Daisy Lane stamp set and the large daisy punch. The rest was pretty straight forward.
After stamping six daisies with Real Red, I punched them out with the daisy punch.
Next, I had to figure out what to do about a star in the middle of the punched 1/2 inch Night of Navy circles. Without any star stamps, I used the small five petal flower from the Special Someone stamp set. Five points on a star, five points on a flower – works for me. I used the craft white ink pad to stamp the stars. Remember, when you are using the white craft ink pad you need to add some ink before you try to use it. If you don’t, your stamps will stick to the cardstock and pull it apart when you remove the stamp. Don’t ask me how I know……..
I stacked two of the punched daisies off-centered to create the daisy. Next, I added the blue circles to the center of the flowers. Finally, I added dimensionals under each of the daisies.
For the sentiment, I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set. The stamp actually says “Let’s celebrate you”. I used my Night of Navy marker to color in just the first two words and stamped it on white cardstock. After cropping the block out using the Stitched Rectangle dies, I trimmed a piece of navy to mat it. Then I put dimensionals under the right side of the sentiment and the bottom left corner. A dab of glue connects the sentiment to the daisy, and the dimensionals keep it on the red cardstock.
Putting the Card Together
For the red background, I ran a 4″ by 5-1/4 inch piece of Real Red cardstock through the Big Shot using the new Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. If you don’t have this very versatile embossing folder yet, it really needs to be on your next product order. It ranks right up there with the Subtles 3D embossing folder.
I already knew I would be using a white mat under the red front, with a Night of Navy card base. In the process of dry-fitting all the elements of the card, I decided I needed a ribbon of some sort. The only one I had that is from the current catalog and would work is the polka dot tulle. That’s actually a good thing because I love this ribbon and am working on my third roll of it. I simply wrapped the ribbon around the red cardstock and tied it in a square knot.
Next, I arranged the daisies in a triangle. A triangle balances out the elements on the card and provides balance.
Another tip for creating a balanced card includes an odd number of elements. I love math, all kinds, and for me, even numbers make me happy. Silly and strange, I know, and I blame it on my astrophysicist father. In this case, I have three flowers, one sentiment block, and one ribbon. Those five elements create a balanced card.
After I layered the front red and white layers, I attached them to the navy card base. For the inside, I cut down white cardstock to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches. Then I stamped a small daisy in three corners, leaving the top left corner plain for a salutation.
I used a piece of the neutrals DSP to attach it to the flap of the envelope. After that, I stamped a daisy on the bottom corner of the front of the envelope. Since I’d punched an extra blue circle with a white flower stamped on it, I put that in the center of the daisy on the front.
With that, I’d completed this card/envelope set.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.
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!
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Have a Peachy Day!
Virtual Vendor Village, June 23rd, 24th, 25th
WELCOME to our Virtual Vendor Village, where you will meet, or get reacquainted with, six women who desire to serve their village through virtual shopping!
We know this shelter-at-home time has been stressful, so we want to provide some encouragement, happiness, fun, and retail therapy for you! Please invite your friends and join us to learn new things, meet new friends, strengthen ongoing relationships – and support each other as we move forward on this journey!
Our Amazing Vendors in alphabetical order: Ann Vandiver – Tupperware, Connie Radford – Young Living Essential Oils, Jessica Pace – Color Street Nails, LuAnn Ribley – Trades of Hope, Rachel Grob Hager – Norwex, Sue Connell Jackson – Stampin’ Up.
I’d love to have you join us, and I’ll post the schedule closer to the dates of the event. Please email me at [email protected] if you would like an invite to this event!
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