Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! As we prepare for Spring, flowers are always on our minds. We are sharing flower-themed projects with you today and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
One of my favorite flowers are Hydrangea. I love these gorgeous snowballs of color. My favorites are the ones with purples and blues. And that is what I have created for you today.
Stamps and Dies
My hydrangea snowball may have a bit more blue than is normal. Creating it was a fun with a mix of different blues and purples. The flower is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with the various Stampin’ Blends. For the leaves and stem I went with Just Jade as the color. And being a bit different, I went with a “floating” sentiment layer. The sentiment layer is from the set and then die cut with a die from the Hydrangea Dies. It has a perforated border, so I used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker to go around the perforations to give a touch of a color border.
DSP and Vellum
The more prominent layer is the blue from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series paper. This is to pull the blue from the flower. As does the Highland Heather as the card base and layer. And to give just a bit more of a dimension, I went with the Layering Vellum from the Mini Catalog. This piece is the one with the white writing on it. All of these are gorgeous. Adding this bit of vellum, and allowing it to curl on the edges, gives a little more depth to the card.
To pair something with the Just Jade of the leaves and stem, I went with the Just Jade & Gold Ribbon. This is wonderful and soft ribbon. It is so easy to work with. Which is where the idea to use it as a frame of sorts came from. Because it is so soft, it was easy to lay across the corners and tape down on the back. And to match the gold in the ribbon, the Brushed Brass Butterfly was almost a given. It looks perfect flying up next to the big flower.
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
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Joanne Whittington at The Inky Dragon
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
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