a trio of cards…

a trio of cards…

Sneak Peek Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! As Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, we’ve already been able to order some fun, new products from the upcoming 2016 Annual Catalog. What a thrill! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature sneak peeks of projects from the new catalog. 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 decided to make a trio of cards to see if I could make three different cards using the same stamp set, the same DSP, the same ink and the rest of the usual suspects: fast fuse, glue dots, snail, bone folder, sponge dauber, stampin’ dimensionals, and my trusty big shot!

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-05-17-1827)

For my first card (see below) I used a Crumb Cake note card, Layering Love stamp set, Dapper Denim in-color ink , Affectionately Yours DSP, Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon! Super easy, very basic… great when you need a card in a hurry but with a big presence. The Affectionately Yours DSP is awesome!

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-05-17-1828)

For my second card I again used a Crumb Cake note card, Layering Love stamp set, my favorite retiring Night of Navy seam binding, Affectionately Yours DSP – this time I picked a piece that features great shiny copper accents (I can’t wait to get my hands on the Copper Metallic thread that will go great with the Affectionately Yours DSP).

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-05-17-1827)

And my third and final card I went a little out of my comfort zone and actually cut the paper along the line of the Swirly Scribbles!!! I began with a piece of 5.5 x 8.5 (scored at 4 ¼) Flirty Flamingo cardstock . I used the Swirly Scribbles thinlits (lines & the smaller circular swirl) with the Affectionately Yours DSP and my trusty big shot. I used Tombow liquid adhesive to secure the lines and the swirls and Stampin’ dimensionals to adhere the sentiment! I accented the card with Gold Foil cardstock and used the small circular swirl and the negatives of that swirl to decorate the card along with a few gold sequins. And I finished it all off with small “hair cut” so to speak of the right side of the card (front & back) giving it an even “swirler” (that’s a word right – swirler?) feel.

Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-05-17-1828)

Speaking of the sentiment I used the “live, laugh love” stamp from the Layering Love stamp set and stamped the words in Dapper Denim on either Whisper White or Crumb Cake and then cut around the words and adhered them with Stampin’ dimensionals.

Now that I have created a trio of new cards and a new words (or two) all that is left is to say….

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

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Karen Zaring Browning @ www.StampWithMeKZB.com

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. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB <~~ YOU ARE HERE ~~~=
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

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