Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around NEW. With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, NEW gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. 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.
My card reflects two of the NEW theme ideas. I am showcasing a NEW stamp set, Winds of Change. I looked at this set when I received my catalog and it was a must have. As you know, I love to color with the Stampin’ Blends, and this set is perfect for coloring. I also LOVE to travel. Next month I am going on another Viking River Boat Cruise. And we begin in Amsterdam! I have never been to Amsterdam before, so this is my second NEW for the theme. I am so excited about the trip, and am equally excited to share my card idea with you.
Even the sentiment on the card goes along with the theme! I googled Amsterdam and looked at all of the windmills for some color inspiration. They are typically brownish, but the blades can be different colors. I added just a touch of the Granny Apple Green to my blades to match the bottom section of the windmill building.
All of the pictures I saw were in vibrant colors, so that is what I went with. I always prefer a mix of colors in flowers, so I mixed my tulips and then added a whimsical touch with the butterfly. The butterfly is from the Hold On To Hope stamp set and the Cross of Hope Framelits. I colored it with Granny Apple and Daffodil Delight markers then die cut it.
The sentiment is done with my favorite new technique. I used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and cut to fit the size I needed. (As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, there are several videos out there on how to do this little trick).
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!
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
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ← YOU ARE HERE
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
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Very pretty, Jackie! I love the images in that stamp set.
Jackie – this card makes me happy. Your colors are perfect. There is a community near where I grew up that has a tulip festival each year in May. It is a great childhood memory, and your card takes me back. Thank you!
Such beautiful colors, Jackie! This is a gorgeous set, and I love what you’ve done with it. The addition of that sweet butterfly is brilliant! ♥
Jackie this card is what this set was created for. it is so beautifully done, the tulips are so vibrant and the butterfly adds a whimsical touch. Awesome job!
I love all those colors and I’m so jealous of your upcoming trip. I’ve been to Amsterdam – but only the airport. Have a great time.
I love the colors and am so jealous of your upcoming trip. Have a great time.
I love this sentiment so much and your colors and layout are a perfect nod to Amsterdam! Have a fabulous time on your trip!
Jackie! You are so tempting me that I want this set now! It is all your fault! I so love how you colored your windmill.
Jackie, I haven’t seen anyone use this set yet and I love the way you used it on your card. The bright red and yellow tulips are perfection!