Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Inking Royalty Blog Hop



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

20 comments:

  1. Robin, your card is full of creativity! Your combination of So Saffron and Hello Honey for the sun's rays gives the sun even more dimension; and I love the embossed sheen! This is such a fun card and I appreciate your instructions :-)

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    1. Thanks so much! You're the best upline and crafting buddy ever!

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  2. Wow Robin, this is a really fun card! Love your creative fold and your colors are really amazing!

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  3. Love this split card, Robin! And I will really miss Lost Lagoon :'(

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  4. What a awesome card! I really love the sun combined with the lost lagoon paper!

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  5. Such a great card, Robin! These images are perfect with these colors. So happy to have you hopping along with us today! <3

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    1. Thanks Brian! I actually set it up correctly! Pretty proud of myself.

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  6. Lovely split card... really going to miss lost lagoon! Thank you for the directions to this card! I will be giving this one a go!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I'm glad you liked it!

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  7. Love this Robin...can you tell me your measurements for the bottom panel and the part from the score? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Cindy! It took me a few days, but I finally wrote the tutorial for this card. If you give me your email, I'll send it to you :)

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  8. Great Job! I love this type of card fold.

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    1. Thanks Kim! I'm glad you like my card!

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  9. Such a lovely card, Robin. Lost Lagoon is my favorite and it looks great with the yellow sun. Daffodil Delight adds so much to the colors you've chosen. Glad to hop along with you.

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    1. Thanks Shawn! I'm sad to see Lost lagoon go too.

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