Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retired list yesterday – while we are sad to see some of our favorite products leave the catalog, we are certain that some amazing new products are on their way.  As we introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors to you, we know we have to say goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colors.  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – featuring Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card uses three of the retiring colors; Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, and Tangelo Twist with some So Saffron thrown in for good measure.  Here’s the card I made for you:

This type of card is called a Split Card.  The top part of the panel and the bottom panel are held together by the piece in the middle.  It sounds difficult but is very easy to do.

I used Lost Lagoon for my card base and adhered a Lost Lagoon Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the English Garden Designer Series Paper Pack.

I cut a Whisper White piece of cardstock with the 3rd largest die from the Lots of Label Framelets Dies.  Next I gave it a Lost Lagoon watercolor wash.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Wetlands stamp set in Tangelo Twist.

The wonderful sun is from the Ray of Sunshine stamp set.  I think this set is kind of a sleeper.  I don’t think it gets the attention it deserves.  I just love the face!  For some reason, it really speaks to me.  

To make the sun, I stamped the circle in So Saffron and used a Circle Framelet to cut it out.   I stamped the face in Tangelo Twist and embossed it with clear embossing powder.
I stamped and cut out 6 saffron sun rays and then repeated the process with Hello Honey.  I arranged the rays around the sun’s face and glued them from behind. I added it to the center piece with Dimensionals.  A few rhinestones finished the piece.

I adhered the center piece to the top and bottom panels using Fast Fuze. Finally, I added a Whisper White piece of cardstock to the inside of my card so it is ready for a sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
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