Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme. What fun! Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for Spring-themed projects – Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Spring weddings… 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.

This is my first InKing Royalty Blog Hop !  I am so excited to join this extremely talented group of stampers.

My card today is Hello Spring and is a collage background with the addition of the lovely Dragonfly from the Occasions Catalog.

I love doing collage backgrounds.  There is no right or wrong and mistakes do not matter.  On this one, I stamped the large leaf in Wild Wasabi ink and then stamped again without reinking. The honeycomb ,which really does not show up in the photo, is in So Saffron Ink.  The lacy butterfly, another no show in the photograph, is stamped in Soft Sky ink.  The small flower is done is Calypso Coral ink but stamped off prior to the first stamp.  The butterfly saying is full strength Sahara Sand ink.  I also sponged around the edges of the white with Sahara Sand ink to give it a not quite so bright look.

The “Hello Spring” is stamped in Calypso Coral and the two circles are cut out using the Layering Circles Framelits.  I placed some loops of Linen Thread under the circles for a little extra texture.

And the icing on the cake is the beautiful dragonfly.  He is cut out of Soft Sky card stock with the smaller of the detailed dragonflies in the Dragonfly Framelits.  I also went over his entire body with the Clear Wink of Stella.  This gives him some sparkle!

The basic colors of this card are Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral and Soft Sky.  There are quite a few colors used on this card, but you could easily swap to your own color preferences.  Or you could click on the product links and add these to your collection.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


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. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie