Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature a mix of butterflies and dragonflies – just in time for Spring. 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.
I chose to share a pretty dragonfly with you for this hop. She is sharing the spotlight with some pretty Designer Series Paper and a cute little stamp. And best of all there is a FunFold!
This super cute fold was shared with me by one of my downline, Deirdre Reilly. I loved it and had to share with you all. It was cased from a UK demonstrator Jan Mansour Brown.
Stamps and Colors
The center stamps are from the retiring set Valentine Keepsakes. I love the heart flowers. The Love is from the set but is “with love” . I used the Black Stampin’ Write Marker to only color the Love.
The colors I chose came from this beautiful DSP. It is the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper. From the colors shown, I chose Coastal Cabana and Rococo Rose to pair with it. The dragonfly is colored with Stampin’ Blends in Rococo Rose and Bermuda Bay. The finishing touches are the Rhinestones, plus the dragonfly perched on the edge.
Measurements and Directions
This is a square card that is 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. It begins with a piece of cardstock 4 1/4 X 8 1/2. The Rococo Rose layer is 3 7/8 X 3 7/8. The DSP is 5 X 5, and the White center is 3 7/16 X 3 7/16.
For the Fun Fold, fold the DSP in half and score the fold. Open the fold and then fold in the opposite direction and score the fold. Now take a corner and fold the point into the center, getting as close to the score lines on each side as you can. Continue doing the same with all of the corners. Once finished with each corner, take the points and fold them back down to the edge. See the photo for clarification.
Place the White piece inside and stamp or mark the edges , remove, stamp, and return. It is a fairly tight fit and I did not adhere the white to the inside. Use the Foam Adhesive Strips and cut approximately a 1″ length. You will need 4 of these. Lift up each section of the DSP and place the strip about halfway. To secure the points place a Mini Dimensional underneath each point. All you have to do now is adhere all the pieces together.
Here is a view of the dimension of the folded DSP.
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!
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
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Rachel Brumley at Stamp with Rachel
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