Hello Sunshine for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop. Welcome to the May, 2020 hop! We are enjoying a year of celebrations, and this month’s projects celebrate Sunshine, so prepare yourself for sunny images of joy in the great outdoors. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the blog of the next person on the list.
My bright yellow card screams sunshine! I used several yellows, including Pineapple Punch, which will retire on June 2, 2020. Now is a good time to purchase products in this color while they are still available. The other items I used in this card are either current and carrying over, or new to the 2020-2021 annual catalog that launches on June 3rd.
I made the card by stamping a buffalo check background in Pineapple Punch on white card stock. Using a Stamparatus helped me align the stamp and restamp a few times for a strong, uniform and sunny color. I trimmed the stamped background to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ to cover the full card front, and adhered it with glue.
The flowers and stems are from a new stamp set called Field of Flowers. It is a lovely set! I stamped the stems in Old Olive ink on Whisper White card stock. The stamp is ~4 1/2″ long, so I used the Stamparatus to line up the stamp and continue the image across the 5 1/2″ width of the card.
I used the wide brush tip of Stampin’ Write Markers in various colors to add ink to the flower stamp, then stamped the flowers on and above the stamped stems. The new Confetti Flowers Border Punch (in the new catalog that launches June 3rd) coordinates with the Field of Flowers stamp set. You can stamp the flowers, crop them out with the punch and adhere them to your project, or you could use the border punch to cut flowers from card stock. I like the translucence of the stamped flowers on my card, even though stamping them was a little time consuming.
For the sentiment, I stamped “Hello Sunshine” from the Under My Umbrella set in Old Olive on a scrap of white card stock, then cropped it with the 2″ circle punch. I inked the edge of the circle by rolling it across the Pineapple Punch stamp pad, then I adhered it to a circle cut from Old Olive card stock with the 2 1/4″ circle punch. I stamped the flowers from Under My Umbrella in Old Olive on a scrap of white card stock and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I topped the flowers with Wink of Stella for some glimmer and shine, then I cut them out (fussy cut) and attached them under the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied and adhered a small Pineapple Punch ribbon bow with a glue dot above the sentiment.
I assembled the card, then added three rhinestones for a final touch, and there you have Hello Sunshine for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop!
- Whisper White Thick Card Stock = 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
- Whisper White Card Stock = 5 1/2′ x 4 1/4″ for background, two 3″ scraps for sentiment and flowers, 5 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ panel for flowers
- Old Olive Card Stock = 5 1/2″ x 2″ panel layer, 3 1/2″ scrap for circle layer
Markers and Blends Here are the colors that used; I mixed and match in a random pattern.
- Old Olive Light and Dark, Daffodil Delight Light and Dark, Light Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends.
- Pineapple Punch, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo Mango Melody, Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Markers
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next blog, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Linda K, The Stamp Coach
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Here are the Stampin’ Up! items I used to make the Hello Sunshine for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop. Click on any image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.