Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! This year’s hops are themed around some of our favorite songs. Today’s hop is pulls inspiration from B.B. King’s song “Let the Good Times Roll.” How fun is that?! We’ve created projects that either feature images with wheels (cards, wagons, bikes) or celebrate good times. We are excited to share our 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.
Let the Good Times Roll
“Let the Good Times Roll” means something different to almost everyone. What I thought of almost immediately was the Wood Crate Framelits as a wagon, and I knew I wanted to fill it with flowers (although I’ve seen cards on Pinterest with a wagon of Bella puppies ~ adorable!). Enter the Beautiful Bouquet bundle. I chose the colors based on a color challenge, using So Saffron, Pool Party, and Old Olive. The base is Old Olive, as are the cropped leaf pieces.
Wood Crate Framelits
I tried a couple of different backgrounds, and finally decided on the Basketweave TIEF. If you haven’t already purchased this folder, you need to treat yourself and do it. I also used the Woodplank embossing folder for the wagon, which was cropped in Crumb Cake. After I embossed it, I lightly daubed Crumb Cake ink over the embossed parts to enhance the wood look of my wagon.
The wheels were stamped using the circle in the Wood Words stamp set. I punched the wheels out with a circle punch, which I also did for the white centers hoping to make the wheels look like actual tires. The distressed stamp makes the wheel look more realistic, at least I think so. After adding a strip of the embossed and daubed Crumb Cake for the handle and a piece of another wheel for the handle, the wagon portion was done.
Here’s my card:
Both flower stamps and the framelits are from this gorgeous bundle. However, no matter how much I played around with the six flowers, I couldn’t get the overflowing appearance I wanted. Back to the framelits for inspiration, in which I found in the mini-flower framelit. I decided I really wanted these to look like black-eyed Susans, which I’ve always loved. I needed to crop three of these sets of flowers in So Saffron, daubed them with So Saffron, then added the black rhinestones from the 2017 Holiday Catalog. When I finish the rest of my set of these lovely little jewels I am going to have to figure out something else to use.
I took my time to play around with the arrangement of the flowers. Many mini and regular dimensionals were added on the backs in order to really be able to play around with a dry fit. Glue dots seemed to be the easiest way to adhere the black-eyed Susans to the wagon. After I stuck down the dimensionals I knew something else was needed, so I cropped a bunch of stems and leaves and played around again. Glue dots were also usedto adhere the stems behind the flowers. I really wish I would make these decisions before I adhere everything down. However, sometimes I just don’t know what I might need to add.
Final Element is the Sentiment
The birthday greeting was chosen because it fit. My focus was the wagon full of flowers, so this banner was was cropped to fit. Then, I used the Old Olive Stamping Write marker to outline the banner. Card completed – check!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations.
. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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Have a Peachy Day!
If you get stuck in the blog hop, the following guide will help you.
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Candy Ford at StampCandy
- Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp