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Spotlight on leaves for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This month’s blog hop is dedicated to leaves. As the weather begins to cool, the leaves begin to change colors and fall from the trees. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 today uses the Spotlight Technique and the Baby Wipe Technique to show off my leaves today.
Here’s my card:

Soft Seedlings is one of my favorite stamp sets from the July-December Mini Catalog.  Even though it has no coordinating dies, it’s very versatile.  I’ll walk you through my process.

Materials
Soft Seedlings Stamp Set
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces cut at 4 x 4 1/4 (one for the inside), 3 x 3, 2 x 2
Circle Dies
Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow Reinkers
Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
Baby Wipes

Stamping Steps
*Stamp the leaf with Cajun Craze Ink on one of the large Basic White Cardstock Pieces.  
*Prepare your baby wipe stamp pad by folding a couple of wipes.  Add drops of color from the reinkers onto the baby wipes.  Tip: I like to set my wipes on a Silicone Craft Sheet.  It’s easy to clean and gives the wipes a bit of a cushion.
*Press the leaf stamp into the baby wipes and then stamp onto the 3×3 Basic White Cardstock.  Repeat the process with the sentiment, stamping on the 2 x 2 piece of Basic White.  
*Die cut the 2 stamped images using the circle dies.  Die cut the Cajun Craze cardstock pieces with the circle dies.  Adhere the stamped images to the coordinating Cajun Craze circles.
*Adhere the finished leaf piece on top of the part of the front panel that you are “spotlighting” (covering up).   Adhere the sentiment to the upper right side of the front panel.  Trim the circles so they fit don’t hang over the panel.
 *Adhere the finished panel to the front of the card base.
*Add 3 of the Metallic Dots to the card front.

I thought it turned out beautifully and I hope you do too! 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!

Enjoy the hop!
Robin

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
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InKing Royalty Hop goes back to school

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! Can you believe it’s already time for schools to start back up?! The return to school after summer vacation is a really big deal for students, teachers, school workers and the parents who are left home alone. To honor this big event, we have created projects with a back to school theme. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! 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 retired from teaching in June after 31 years.  While I’m happily settling into the easy life, I have many friends who are rushing to get rooms ready for the first big day.  My project today is a card that pays tribute to all those dedicated public servants who feel like summer is just getting started, not over.

Here’s the card front:

And here’s the inside:

 

Here’s the recipe:
Materials:
Stamp Sets
Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set
Love You More Than Dies
Inspired Thought Stamp Set
Dies
Love You More Than Dies
Dot and Spot Die
Word Bubble Framelets (Very retired)
Ink
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Cardstock
Bermuda Bay- Card base and 3 1/2 x 5 in.
Coastal Cabana – 4 x 5 1/4 in. and 3 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in.
Basic White – 3 3/4 in. x 5 in. and scraps for speech bubbles.
Embellishments – 
Classic Matte Dots
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Dimensionals

Process
Card Front
1. Die cut the largest piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock with the Dot and Spot Die.  (Those dots and spots are so fun!)  Adhere to the card base front.
2.  Die cut 15 of the coffee cups out of the remaining piece of Coastal Cabana.
3.  Adhere the coffee cups onto the remaining Bermuda Bay piece.
4.  Stamp the coffee cup that is 4th down in the 3rd column with the coffee cup in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
5.  Stamp the sentiments onto the white shapes.  If you don’t have speech bubbles, any shape will do.
6.  Adhere the shapes to the card front as shown in the picture.
7.  Add the Classic Matte Dots.
8.  Pop the finished panel onto the base with Dimensionals.
Card Inside
1.  2-Step stamp the coffee cup using Memento and Coastal Cabana Ink on the remaining Basic White Cardstock.
2.  Arrange and stamp the sentiments around the cup.
3.  Adhere the panel to the inside of the card base.

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

Enjoy your back-to-school traditions!
Robin

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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  5. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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Harvest and Hope for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October 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 center around Harvest & Hope, so prepare yourself for gratitude and love in Fall-themed 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.

My card today showcases the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set.  I used bleach to stamp the pretty leaves onto the cardstock.  Here is my card:

 

Details:
Materials used:
Misty Moonlight Cardstock,
Cork Specialty Paper
Gorgeous Leaves Stamp Set
Early Espresso Ink Pad
Water Painter and bleach
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Tasteful Textured 3D Embossing Folder
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Process:
1. Stamp the leaves onto the cardstock using the Water Painter filled with bleach.  I “painted” the bleach onto the stamp until it was very wet but not dripping.  Stamp with firm pressure and hold the stamp in place for about 20 seconds.  Do this with all the leaf stamps.

2.  Splatter some of the bleach onto the paper by tapping on the barrel of the Water Painter.

3.  Emboss the stamped and splattered panel with the Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

4. Stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanilla piece in Early Espresso Ink.  Adhere to the panel using Dimensionals.

5.  Add 3 Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots for sparkle.

6.  Adhere the finished panel to the cork layer and then add that panel to the cardstock. (In case you were wondering, I adhered them on slanted angles on purpose.  It could be because I was up very late making the card!)

I really enjoyed experimenting with different colors of cardstock.  Each color faded differently.  I hope you give this technique a try!

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

Hugs!
Robin

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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  6. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  11. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
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