Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! We are having so much fun with our new Sale-a-Bration products and are excited to share some of that fun with you today. This month’s projects feature papers or stamp sets (or both!) from Stampin’ Up!’s January – February 2022 Sale-a-Bration (SAB) brochure!
Here’s my card, which features both a SAB stamp set and a 6 x 6 inch DSP pack:
- I used Balmy Blue for the base, which measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
- The black mat for the front of the card measures 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches.
- The Simply Marbleous DSP (designer series paper) measured 4 inches by 5-1/8 inches. Then, I cut it in half, which left the blackcardstock showing in the middle. I also trimmed a piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap, which I adhered and trimmed right away.
- I used the stitched rectangle measuring 2-7/8 inches by 3-1/8 inches. However, I stamped and colored the adorable otter before cropping it out.
- The black mat under the otter/sentiment rectangle measures 3 inches by 3-1/4 inches.
- The white cardstock panel for the inside measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
- I decided to use the reverse side of the DSP for a strip along the bottom of the inside. It measures 4 inches by 1/2 inch.
- Both birthday hats were stamped onto scraps of the same DSP as the front of the card.
What I Did:
- The Awesome Otters SAB stamp set is just that – awesome! There are three otters in the stamp set and each one is so stinking cute! I’ve already made a card using this DSP and stamp set and you can find that card here
- I used the Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad to stamp all the images and sentiments. This ink allowed me to use blends to color in the images.
- Both otters’ bellies have been colored with the light and dark Crumb Cake blends.
- Then, I used the light and dark Soft Suede to color the rest of the otters.
- The water, balloon on the inside, and the cute birthday hats were colored using the light and dark Balmy Blue blends.
Creating the Inside:
- I can’t begin to tell you how stinking pleased I am with the way the inside of the card came together. The balloon comes from the Mischievous Mice stamp set found in the January-June mini catalog. Since both stamp sets are cling stamps, there’s no easy way I could’ve gotten the balloon and the otter’s hand to line up without the Stamparatus.
- I used both plates for the Stamparatus; the balloon stamp was on one plate and the otter on the second plate.
- I was able to practice the placement of the stamps on a piece of the Stamparatus sized grid paper.
- Once I had both stamps lined up correctly, I stamped the otter and then the balloon. Instead of trying to mask off the rest of the balloon stamp, I used the black Stampin’ Write Marker to color just the parts of the balloon I wanted to use.
- After coloring the otter and the balloon, I used the tuxedo black ink pad to stamp the sentiment.
- Then, I fussy cut both balloons and adhered one to the otter on the front and the second one on the otter on the inside of the card.
- Finally, I adhered the DSP strip on the bottom of the cardstock.
- After I’d finished the inside and outside of the card, I punched a 1 inch circle for the seal. As always, I ran it through the XYRON create-a-sticker.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and seal set.
Back to the InKing Royalty Blog Hop:
We are Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards 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
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a Peachy Day!
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