Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May 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 are centered around Travel & Transportation, so prepare yourself for a fun journey. 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.
Last week I was “chillin’ on the beach”. So I decided that would become the theme for my card. For me at least there are two relaxing places, the mountains and the beach. I hope you get the Relaxing feeling from this card.
Can you see the water in this fabulous paper? This piece is from the Expressions In Ink Designer Series Paper. The patterns and colors truly are beautiful. This is a back side, you know how I love to use the opposite sides, of one with gold highlighting a similar pattern as this. The swirly colors of the Gulf water is what I see here.
To create the sandy beach, I tore a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock in a rough and rounded direction. The palm trees and other stamps are from the Timeless Tropical stamp set. I used Markers to Red Rubber technique to color the palm trees. After stamping, I did touch up the bark area with a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend. There are three different greens used for the leaves. They are Just Jade, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Markers. Sadly the Stampin’ Write Markers are not sold individually. They are available in Color Families however.
To finish off the beachy scene, I die cut everything using the matching dies named In The Tropics Dies. The flowers are one die that cuts three different flowers. The tiny pieces you see on the beach are the centers of the flowers. They look like miniature flowers and were too cute to discard.
The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical, as well as all of the stamped images. The tag is from the stand alone dies called Tailor Made Tags Dies. I love these tags. Please check them out if you have not noticed them before. They are so handy!
The finishing touches are the flowers on the beach and the tag. I added the new 2021-2023 In Color Jewels for the flower centers. The ribbon pull on the “luggage tag” is the shimmery Flirty Flamingo Metallic Ribbon. Sometimes having the metallic threads makes the ribbon a bit stiff. This one is very soft and pliable.
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!
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