Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! We are inspired by circles for this month’s hop and are excited to share our creations with you. We 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.
I took a little different direction for my Circles. But since they began life as circles I am going to count it as meeting this month’s theme!
The idea for my card actually came from the DSP. And yes, most of my cards are in some way made with the DSP playing a prominent roll. But this piece from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series paper gave me the idea to cut the circles because they are cut in half on the paper.
I am loving that Stampin’ Up! has brought back Circle Punches. Personally I love punches and the fact you punch and go. These circles are built, or begun, with the 2 3/8″ Circle Punch, the 2″ Circle Punch and then a retired 1 1/2″ Circle Punch. However the smaller one can be created using a die from a few different Die Sets. (Reach For The Stars is one with several sizes of circles) The 2 3/8″ Circle is part of the Circle Saying Bundle and the 2 “, along with a 1 3/8” are in the Online Exclusives.
After punching my circles, I marked a line down the center on the reverse side and cut them in half. I debated several ways of laying them out for the center design. But ultimately the swirl look was the winner.
The wording on the card is from the Circle Sayings Stamp set. This was the first set I went to after my idea from the DSP. Of course it having the matching Circle Punch was perfect. After the layout of the center was decided, I could not figure out how to showcase the sentiment or to leave it without one. There were some extra circles on my desk and I thought of using a full circle for a sentiment. Except there was not really a good placement for it. So back to half circles and the completed card.
Colors and Extras
The card is mostly made of Lemon Lime Twist and Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper that contains Lemon Lime Twist. However it needed a touch of another color. I used Blueberry Bushel Ink for the two sentiments. And I needed something to cover the cut edges of the center focal area. So a piece of Blueberry Bushel card stock came to the rescue. With a couple of the 2022-2024 In Color Pearls in Parakeet Party (which is compatible to Lemon Lime Twist) the card was finished.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards. 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
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping ←YOU ARE HERE!
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back. I do read and reply to all of the comments individually. They mean a lot to me. Please reach out if you have a question.
Smile and Keep On Stamping,