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Thankful Thoughts Blog Hop

Thankful Thoughts Blog Hop by InKing Royalty

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! There are so many ways to say, “Thank you!”—today’s blog hop is filled with projects that share our gratitude. Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products that help us show our gratitude—and 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.

If you follow my blog, you know how I love to incorporate watercolor into my cards. No other stamp set makes this as easy as the Painted Harvest stamp set in this year’s Holiday Catalog.

Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up!
Today I covered a Very Vanilla card with super-pretty sunflowers and greenery that look had-painted. This is simply done with 2-step stamping. Each sunflower was stamped with Crushed Curry ink, the leaves are Garden Green and the browns are Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

The sentiment was also stamped on a panel of Very Vanilla that I then embossed using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder. I embossed about 1-1/2″ of each end of the panel by leaving the rest of it sticking out of the embossing folder. A little Linen Thread makes the texture stand out.

Embellishments made with some stamping, the Leaf Punch and Touches of Nature Elements finish the card. Stampin’ Dimensionals add interest by raising the center panel and the acorn.

Painted Harvest by Stampin' Up!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group—and you don’t want to miss it!

—Shawn de Oliveira

Blog Hop Lineup

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Karen Browning at
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’


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  • Reply Karen Zaring Browning

    Love the layout… the plank look & the embellishments!

    October 18, 2017 at 9:50 pm
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  • Reply mggleeson

    Shawn, each element of this card is perfection! I love your work.

    October 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Great card, Shawn, and the layout is perfect! Also like the DSP 🙂 you created, soooo pretty!

    October 18, 2017 at 7:37 pm
  • Reply Denise Hoepfner

    So much visual and tactile interest in this card. Love all the detail you put into it!

    October 18, 2017 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply Robin Myren

    What a stunning background! Great card!

    October 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm
  • Reply Brian

    I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this card, Shawn! From the incredible background to the partially texture embossed top panel, every decision you’ve made on this card is amazing. You wow me every time. So happy to hop with you today!

    October 18, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Jackie Beers

    This is beautiful, Shawn. It does look watercolored. Great card.

    October 18, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Rachael Shedeed

    Love how you used the accent pieces

    October 18, 2017 at 9:24 am
  • Reply Miss Hammie's Crafts

    Great card Shawn, I love the color palette and the layout.

    October 18, 2017 at 9:20 am
  • Reply westsidepaper

    Wow! You always make the most amazing cards!!! And today is no exception. Beautiful!!! Simply beautiful!

    October 18, 2017 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Dianne Keough

    Love what you did with the embossing and Linen thread. Definitely an idea I will CASE! Beautiful card!

    October 18, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Lynn Kolcun

    Shawn your painted harvest is so beautiful
    I at first thought it was DSP. Such a talented guy.

    October 18, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply stampingpeace

    I love every detail of this card!!!

    October 18, 2017 at 8:02 am
  • Reply just peachy stamping

    The DSP you created is gorgeous! The wooden plank center and dimensional embellishments are simply beautiful!

    October 18, 2017 at 7:51 am
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