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 Flowers & Fauna, a brilliant starting point for so many 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.
One Sheet Wonder Flowers
First, let me share the four cards I created:
Here’s the template and sketches I used for inspiration:
Many thanks to the video I found on YouTube by Elizabeth Jeanne Thatcher from Happy Stamper!!
What I Did:
- Each of the four card bases measure 8-1/2 inches by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches to create tent cards.
- The four white mats on the front measure 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches, as do the inside panels. That’s only two sheets of white cardstock.
- The white front mats all went through the Big Shot using the coordinating Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. Stampin’ Up! designers really nailed this DSP, stamp/die set bundle, and the embossing folder combination. Perfection!
- I used scraps of white cardstock for the sentiment panels. Next, I layered each sentiment on Merry Merlot and Night of Navy cardstock mats.
- Next, I cut the first 6 x 6 inch square of Fine Art Floral DSP according to the template. That’s when I realized I would need to use a different DSP pattern for the coordinating pieces. I decided on the very textured ombre DSP from the same DSP set. While I had the DSP at the trimmer, I cut 4 pieces of the floral DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flaps.
After All the Prep Work…
- One of my favorite ribbons ever is the polka dot tulle ribbon. Since I didn’t want something solid, I thought a simple piece wrapped around the white cardstock and tied it in a simple square knot.
- Finally, I used several layers of my dark Night of Navy blend to color the Pearl Basic Jewels. Each card has three pearls placed kind of randomly in a triangle shape.
- All four of the front sentiments came from the In Bloom photopolymer stamp set. I used Merry Merlot ink on white cardstock scraps for each sentiment. Then, I cropped each of them using a die from the Rectangle Stitched Die set.
- I used multipurpose glue for all to adhere down all of the DSP pieces on the white cardstock mat. I used dimensionals under each of the sentiment panels.
- After adhering the DSP to the envelope flaps and trimming it all down, I’d finished this set of four coordinating cards and envelopes sets.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Have a Peachy day!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
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