January Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Showered with Love for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop…

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop. This is the first hop of 2020, and this year 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 below.

showered with love for the inking royalty blog hop

My project includes lots of red and pink in honor of Valentine’s Day. The Stampin’ Up! products are from the 2019-2020 annual catalog, as well as the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. When I saw the umbrella in the new catalog, I knew it would be cute for Valentine’s Day as well as for lots of other occasions. And I love the sentiment “showered with love”. Is anyone else humming a Jame Taylor song now? “Shower the people you love with love…” 😉  Although this is a standard size card, the small sentiment also lends itself to note cards or 3″ x 3″ cards. A smaller card might be my next project for Valentine’s Day.

I used the umbrella stamp from the Under My Umbrella stamp set. The set also includes a stamp for the umbrella handle, although I opted not to use it on this card. The “showered with love” sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. If you haven’t yet seen Itty Bitty Greetings, take a look at the double set with an array of stamps for multiple occasions and celebrations throughout the year. 

The card stock colors are Whisper White (4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ layers), Flirty Flamingo (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base scored and folded at 4 1/4″, and a 3 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ layer), and Real Red (3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ layer and a scrap for the umbrella handle).

To make the card, I cut, scored, folded and burnished the Flirty Flamingo card base. I then cut a 4 x 5 1/4″ layer of designer paper from a sheet of the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. I glued a Real Red doily and a Flirty Flamingo doily from the Heart Doilies in the upper left corner of the striped paper. Then I wrapped a strip of ~5″ Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon around the striped layer and adhered it with Tear and Tape. I cut a ~5″ piece of 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and wrapped it over the red ribbon, gluing it on the back of the designer paper. I then glued the striped paper onto the white layer and adhered it to the card base. 

I stamped the Showered With Love Sentiment in Real Red ink on the small white layer of card stock near the bottom right. I then stamped the umbrella in red onto the heart paper, which is the opposite side of the striped paper used on the card. After stamping, I cut out the umbrella with the Umbrella Punch, and I also used the punch to cut an umbrella handle from the scrap of red card stock. I glued the umbrella handle and the stamped umbrella onto the white layer, then glued the layer first to the small piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock, then to the Real Red layer, and finally onto the card. 

The bling on the umbrella and near the sentiment is from the From My Heart Faceted Gems. 

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make today’s card. You can click on each item to learn more about it or to purchase in my online store.

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

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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:

  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