Valentines for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Valentine’s Day, so prepare yourself for lots of hearts and beautiful showcases of love. 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.

Detailed Hearts Die

Here’s the card I created for my daughter for Valentine’s Day:

Here’s the one for my husband with the retired sentiments:

Usually, I am conservative about purchasing Valentine’s Day products. This year is no different, and I’d purchased the Everything Festive stamp set from the holiday catalog. There are two sentiments for Valentine’s Day which I had planned to use. But, I instantly fell in love with the Detailed Hearts Die and I wanted (needed?) to purchase it ASAP.

For the purpose of this blog, I wanted to make sure that everything I share comes from the current catalogs, including Sale-a-Bration, Mini-Catalog, and the Current Annual catalog. Since Everything Festive is retired, I needed to find a sentiment I already owned that would be appropriate for my husband or daughter. This sentiment fits the blessing of my daughter, who is adopted. “I made a wish & you came true” is our life.

I am all about using every piece of cardstock efficiently. That means, that I will punch or crop as much as possible out of the background mats. It doesn’t matter how ugly that mat is because no one will see it.

Here’s what I did with the detailed heart die:

Pretty ugly, but no one will know other than you and me.

Putting It All Together

Believe me when I say that using the TomBow liquid adhesive is the easiest way to adhere this detailed die to the cardstock. Even though I ran the Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D embossing folder, the liquid adhesive was the best way to go.

Once I adhered the detailed die down, I just couldn’t leave all those cute heart cut outs on my table. So, I decided to layer them on the solid hearts on the cropped die cut. Both cards have layered hearts, and I used the hearts to embellish the envelopes as well.

I needed to be able to ground my sentiment, so I layered the polka dot tulle ribbon and the Real Red grossgrain ribbon. It took a bit of manuevering and retries to get the square knots to look uniform, but I did it.

After taking care of the knots and using dimensionals to pop up each sentiment, I had finished two cards.

Thank you for joining us on this InKing Royalty Hop!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop ,Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

All – What a wonderful hop! ♥ I must say that I LOVE your creativity and artistry. Each project gave a unique spin using some of the same products. Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. I’m so glad each of you was able to participate in today’s hop.

Please update the links as shown below (just copy the links below and paste them over your current links). Please be sure to change the link for the person you are linking to, as well.

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Supplies Used:

Sale-a-Bration is Here!

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the Sale-a-Bration items are must haves!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

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If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  DANAAUNT, when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

Just look at these amazing products:

Again, thank you for stopping by today!

Gnomes have arrived with the Christmas InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It’s a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them 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.

I’ve Been Bitten by the Gnome Bug!

You may remember that last month I created two cards using the same materials. The first would be great for a beginner stamper, and the second for a more advance stamper. (You can find that post here.) I decided to do the same thing this month.

Here are my cards:

Beginner or casual stamper
Outside of the more advanced card, using many of the same materials.
Inside of card. I used Chic n Scratch’s video and made my own modifications.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PeNmdWb5eE

I used the Wrapped in Plaid DSP for both cards. The sentiments on the outside and inside for both cards are from the Greatest Part of Christmas host set from the holiday catalog.

Gnomes are Everywhere!

I’ve seen so many adorable gnome cards on Pinterest this holiday season. Stampin’ Up doesn’t have a gnome stamp set this year (wouldn’t “there’s no place like gnome for the holidays” be great?). However, I started seeing gnomes created with SU! products, which caused me to search much more. Sadly, I don’t remember where I got some of these ideas after clicking, then clicking again, and again, and….. well, you know how it goes. Somewhere along the line I saw someone use the wide leaf die from the Tropical dies for the face. Score! On another gnome card, I saw where the creator drew in a sideways smile. Score again! I wish I could credit these talented demos, but I wouldn’t even know how to retrace my searches.

The gnome’s hat is the Christmas tree punch. Easy enough. However, I really struggled with the body, or just arms, of the gnome. I tried different punches and dies to no avail and I don’t have the perennial flower punch used by so many. Then I stumbled across Rick Adkins Wrapped in Plaid gnome, which he created without any dies. Let me just say, the man is an artist!! Flat out artist! Check out this video to see an example of his watercoloring. Anyway, Rick used an oval for the body, so I adjusted my gnomes accordingly using the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die set.

As always,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger from The Stamp Coach. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the new Stamping Trimmer is now available!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order.

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  49KJF94R, when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

Some MUST HAVE goodies ~~~

Very Thankful for November’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you’ve stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Counting My Blessings

Over the course of the last couple of months, I’ve made more than fifteen different Thanksgiving cards, which I will give out on Thursday. I really felt like creating something other than a Thanksgiving card, so I created a “thank you” card. Well, actually, I created two. The first card I created is a double z-fold card using the Magnolia Lane Suite of products. As I was happily coloring, cutting, and stamping, I thought I should also create a card for the beginner or casual stampers/card-creators. No matter your experience level, I hope you will enjoy the two cards I created.

Without further ado, here’s multiple views of the double z-fold card and the more streamlined cards:

Front of double z-fold
Fully opened double z-fold
Front of streamlined card
Inside of streamlined card

The Double z-fold Card

I love fun-fold cards. I’ve created all kinds of them, and we won’t even mention my Pinterest board for just these fun creations.

Once I decided on a double z-fold card, I decided to use my brand new Magnolia Memory dies. I ordered products from this suite one at a time since I didn’t know if I really wanted all of it. Finally, I had enough with fussy-cutting and ordered the dies.

With my DSP decisions made, I happily started stamping and coloring and cropping. Just a little hint, I find it much easier to color before cropping with the dies, or punches. I used the Petal Pink blends combo to color the flowers. The leaves on the stamped images, and the leaves cropped with the dies, were colored with the Mossy Meadow blends combo. I used the brush ends of the MM blends combo and just colored a swatch of Whisper White cardstock in order to get a layered look for the die cut leaves . I traced the leaves onto the colored swatch, fussy cut them, and attached the cropped leaves to the undersides. Two of these leaves were added to the flower collage on the front. The third leaf found a happy home under the magnolia on the inside.

Bringing It All Together

Since I wanted to dress up the z-fold piece of DSP, I attached a lenth of the ribbon to the whole strip. Then I used the twine from the combo to make a bow for the front of the card.

When I dry-fit the flowers, leaves, and ribbon on the front of the card and realized my sentiment block on the inside would show more than I wanted. I already had the perfect piece of cropped petal pink cardstock, and stuck it behind the flowers. Amazingly, I was able to cover the sentiment block on the inside and the petal pink piece of cardstock fits in the collage. Win-win.

One of my favorite go-to die sets is the Stitched Rectangles, and I used that to crop the front and inside sentiment boxes.

I wanted to add something to the inside to dress up the end of the card, which would also help anchor the magnolia. I grabbed the scalloped die and cropped it, Then , I decided I could texture it with the Subtle 3D folder. Lesson learned ~ emboss before cropping. I had to use the die to rub the edge back on the scallop. Emboss, then crop.

A Clean Card is a Beautiful Thing

I used the same DSP to create this card front as I did on the double z-fold card. Same ribbon, same sentiment and cropped box with the same magnolia leaves stamped in the corners. However, I only used one magnolia on the front, to which I added a much simpler bow. Truth be told, that’s the only bow I could get out of my now used-up twine. Time to order more.

Once again, I cropped a scalloped strip of Mossy Meadow, but did not emboss it to keep with the cleaner version. I stamped the gorgeous large magnolia in Petal Pink on the inside, and added the same sentiment on top of the flower.

Both envelopes for these cards are exactly the same. There’s a Petal Pink magnolia stamped off the lower left front corner. Each of the flaps had DSP added to create a coordinated set.

Both of these cards were extremely fun to create. After all, isn’t a hobby supposed to be relaxing and fun?

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger at thestampcoach.com. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.

Have a Peachy Day!

Sue

Contemplating placing an order today?  Of course you are, especially because the new Stamping Trimmer is now available!  If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be honored to work with you.  Please contact me or visit my shop to order the supplies for this card.

If you are ordering $150 or more, please contact me first so you earn all the Stamping Rewards for your order.

If you are ordering less than $150, please use the host code,  49KJF94R when prompted.  I use the combined rewards for gifts for customers.

Supplies Used

Magnolia Lane bundle, item # 151087

OR Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, item # 149298

AND Magnolia Memory dies, item # 149578

Magnolia Lane DSP, item # 149484

Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack, item # 149485

Mossy Meadow blends combo, item # 148547

Petal Pink blends combo, item # 147272

Petal Pink cardstock, item # 146985

Mossy Meadow cardstock, item # 133676

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 147111

Soft Suede stamp pad, item #

Petal Pink stamp pad, item # 147108

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

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October’s SPOOKY InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to Spooky!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SPOOKY. With Halloween just around the corner, we are excited to share our spooky, fun projects with our neighbors, coworkers and family – and we’re 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.

But First……Color Throwdown #564 Quickly

One of the challenges I really enjoy is the Color Throwdown challenge.  It’s even better when I can pair it with a sketch challenge, in this case the Fusion card challenge.  Last night I was over the top honored, floored, bewildered, surprised, and awestruck that my card was chosen for this week’s Color Throwdown featured stamper.  What?!?!?  I earned a place as the guest stamper on the October 23 challenge, and I am so honored.  You can see that card here

Spooky??

I have to admit I didn’t think I would be able to create a card worthy of this blog hop since I didn’t purchase anything specifically for Halloween.  Therefore, I had to get very creative with what I already had in my possession.  

I’ve used the pumpkin from Harvest Hellos quite a lot for Thanksgiving cards.  At least I had a pumpkin, and a Jack-o-Lantern face from that set.  While looking for a sentiment, I came across my Everything Festive stamp set.  

Here’s my card:

 

A Spooky Card was Born

I gathered the cardstock and DSP colors I thought I would use and got busy….. having so much fun!  The bottom base is Basic Black cardstock, with a layer of the Gorgeous Grape gingham from the Brights DSP pack.  SincemI knew this card really wanted to be a collage, I knew I needed to leave some open space.    When I started putting pieces together, I decided to use a Stamping Write Basic Black marker to color just the bats from the sentiment.  This card really needed something subtle, so I stamped the two bats four or five times before recoloring the stamp.  I didn’t want a pattern for the bats, so all my stamping needed to remain random.  

The Stamparatus really saved me when I stamped the sentiment.  With that stamping done, I cropped both the Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape using the ovals from the Stitched Shapes die set. I also used it for the Jack-o-Lantern face on my colored pumpkin and I am so happy I did that.  Because of the coloring with the light and dark Pumpkin Pie blends, I really needed a dark face so it would pop.  Using the Stamparatus allowed me to have the face as dark as I wanted and still be perfectly lined up.  

The punch from the Harvest Hellos bundle saved me from fussy cutting.  I used the Shaded Spruce DSP for the stem and leaf, then outlined each with the black marker.

Let the (Messy) Fun Begin!

When I started dry-fitting all my pieces together, I just knew something was missing.  I stamped and cropped two of the pumpkin sets from the Gather Together bundle and placed them behind my cute as a button focal pumpkin.  I still wasn’t satisfied, and thought about adding a black mat.  This did get me closer to a spooky look, but plain black cardstock didn’t seem right.

Therefore, I used the splatter stamp from Gather Together and some of the silver ink and splattered the whole piece of cardstock.  It still didn’t  it look cute and spooky, so I went another step further.  

Wink of Stella added the sparkle I really wanted. I made sure the brush end had a full load of the glitter ink, and started tapping away to create a really sparkly black base without having to use glitter (which is not really allowed in my blue/craft room).  I continued to load the brush and tap/splatter until I had an abundance of sparkle on the black.  LOVE!  

I really though I moved all of the other card elements out of the way before I started splattering.  However, the stray splatters of Wink of Stella all over the other pieces indicated I did not succeed in moving them out of the splatter zone.

Finishing Touches

Once again, I dry-fit all of my pieces,and tied a square knot in the ribbon,  then popped up the pumpkin and the sentiment using dimensionals.  After I adhered all the pieces down, I decided another little touch needed to be added.  I grabbed my dark Basic Black blend and colored three of the smallest epoxy droplets, waited for them to dy, and placed them within the collage so they made sense.

I created a coordinating envelope using a piece of the Gorgeous Grape DSP on the flap and stamped pumkins and bat on the front.  With that, I’d completed my spooky card without anything specifically purchased for Halloween.  Yeah!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger at the Stamp Coach. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Kelly Kent at My Papercraft Journey
  6. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

The September InKing Royalty Blog Hop paired with #MojoSketch523

It’s Autumn with Come to Gather DSP and the InKing Royalty September Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around AUTUMN. There is so much to love about the transition from summer to winter, even if we have to wait a few more months to have a Florida Fall. Each of us has created a project which means Autumn and we hope you find inspiration in our Autumn-themed projects! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

The gorgeous colors in the blog hop banner are from the Come to Gather DSP.  This is the same DSP pack I used for this blog hop/Mojo Monday challenge.  With the completion of this card, I have about half of the 16 Thanksgiving cards I need.  Hopefully, I won’t run out of this fabulous paper before I finish what I need.

Whenever I am stuck creatively I start looking for sketch challenges.  If I can pair a sketch challenge with a color challenge, I am a very happy stamper!

Here’s the challenge banner from #MojoSketch523:

Here’s the card I created:

Come to Gather DSP and the Harvest Hellos Bundle

I just love these colors for a Florida Fall card!  The deep, rich traditional Thanksgiving colors do not appear this far south.  Therefore, I am thankful for the vibrant colors of Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso.  The very talented Stampin’ Up! designers really created a phenomenonally gorgeous set of patterns and colors.

Since the measurements have already been worked out for the sketch, I used them for the base of my card.  I did scale down the two focal circle elements.  Once I had the large circle and the two pumpkins, I knew when I added the sentiment banner I would have an even number of elements.  I knew I needed a fifth element, but I also wanted it to be subtle, so I decided to use the Mint Macaron twine from the Nature’s Twine set.  

Those pumpkins……. how fabulous that the one punch can create an adorable apple or pumpkin?  Talk about versatility!  Instead of embossing the Mint Macaron pumpkin I used the very subtle script pattern from the Subtles DSP.  When I stamped the pupmkin in Pretty Peacock, I did a little happy dance in my chair.  It worked!  YEAH!  

In order to accomodate all the popped up layers, provided by dimensionals, I needed to add a double high layer of them under the two pumpkins.  The picture of my card really doesn’t show how much dimension these little adhesive hexagons provide.

As always, I used a piece of DSP for the envelope flap.  This time I chose the feather pattern.  I stamped pumpkins using coordinating from Gather Together on the front, bottom, left corner.

With that, this card/envelope set was complete!

The Rest of the Blog Hop Awaits!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopShawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps.

. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Have a Peachy day!

Sue

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

You Know You Want to…….

     

If you would like to order the bundle, stamp set, and/or punches,  and live in the U.S.,  please use the icon above to be connected to my store.  With just a few simple supplies, you, too, can create fabulous cards.  For example, check out this all-inclusive kit: Looking Up Card Kit, item # 149651 ($27.00).  If you include a Tombow liquid adhesive (item # 110755, $4.00) you will have everything you need  since the ink spot and embellishments are included..  One kit, 15 cards, 3 of each of 5 designs.  Score!  Check it out!  

LOOKING UP CARD KIT

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IF you are placing an order (you know you want to do so) over $150, please contact me so you can earn all the Host Rewards for which you are entitled.  If your order is less than $150, please use YYX6FBEC for the host code.  

Wednesday was a HUGE day for Stampin’ Up!  Not only did the Holiday Catalog go live for customers, the Buy 3, get 1 Free DSP sale from the annual catalog starts!  I already have my FOUR sets of DSP picked out!  Get yours now!  

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To shop from the holiday catalog, available now, click on the image below: 

20190904_HOL19_en-USSupply List:

Harvest Hellos stamp set, item # 150581

Gather Together stamp set, item # 150589

Come to Gather DSP , item # 150454

6′ x 6′ Subtles DSP, item # 149615

Apple Builder Punch, item # 150663

Nature’s Twine, item # 146342

Pretty Peacock cardstock, item # 150880

Mint Macaron cardstock, item # 138337

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Pad, item # 150083

Mint Macaron Stampin’ Pad, item # 147106

Momento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 132708

Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-Stampin Dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755

 

 

A Vacation Dream for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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!

Sue

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

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