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Dog Days Are Over Blog Hop

Dog Days Are Over Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular song—this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! 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.

Accented Blooms Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Today I’m sharing a summery card that you can make with little fuss but offers a big punch of color. Your friends will think you spent all night creating it. I know a lot of you have a little anxiety about watercoloring, but trust me when I say, this doesn’t have to be difficult. Loosely painting delivers a lovely image without all the hassle you may think.

First stamp your image with a bright color like Bermuda Bay and before the ink dries, grab an Aqua Painter and fill in some of the image by pulling the ink into the shapes—like I did with the leaves.

Next squeeze your closed Classic Stampin’ Pad case to get some of the ink on the inside cover. Pick up that color with your Aqua Painter and loosely paint. In fact, you don’t want to paint too much because Stampin’ Up!’s Classic Ink dissolves in water, so you may lose your lines. Allow colors to bleed and blend and don’t forget to have fun with this.

Hello, Accented Blooms

Stamp a sentiment and use a punch to cut it out. Stampin’ Dimensionals attach the greeting and add a little—well—dimension. Make a card base using a vivid color like Lovely Lipstick and emboss another piece of the same color. Tear that as you like and glue it to the card base.

That’s all it takes to make an artistically-inspired watercolor card. Told you it was easy.

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!


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. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

Featured supplies

Accented Blooms
Clear-mount Stamp Set

Accented Blooms
Wood-mount Stamp Set

Taylored Tag

Lovely Lipstick
Classic Stampin’ Pad

Bermuda Bay
Classic Stampin’ Pad

Night of Navy
Classic Stampin’ Pad

Lovely Lipstick
8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Bermuda Bay
8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Night of Navy
8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock

Petal Pair
Embossing Folder

Watercolor Paper

Aqua Painter
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    […] Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps […]

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  • Reply Nina King

    Love the watercoloring and the effect when you keep it kinda loose. The bright colors with the navy are perfection

    August 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Imogene

    Beautiful card, Shawn! I am loving this loose watercolor look. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

    August 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
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    August 16, 2018 at 12:36 pm
  • Reply Brian

    Wickedly gorgeous, Shawn! The colors on this card are amazing, and I love the steps you took to create this look. Jaw-dropping.

    August 15, 2018 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply sheryl262

    Love how the top of the image is crisp and it moves into a looser watercolory image. Beautiful colors!

    August 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Denise Hoepfner

    Wow, Shawn! The coloring on this card is so beautifully striking! Love it!

    August 15, 2018 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Pam Morris

    I can’t stop staring at this card. I would have never put Lovely Lipstick with Bermuda Bay but it is absolutely amazing. I’m casing this today!

    August 15, 2018 at 11:56 am
  • Reply ‘Dog Days are Over’ for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop – The Mountain Magpie

    […] Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps […]

    August 15, 2018 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Candy Ford

    Wonderful card and technique, Shawn. Love the colors!

    August 15, 2018 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Miss Hammie's Crafts

    Beautifully done Shawn. Your creativity continues to blow me away

    August 15, 2018 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Robin Myren

    Beautiful water color!

    August 15, 2018 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Rachael Shedeed

    Shawn I love this bleeding technique used here. It really gives a great authenticity.

    August 15, 2018 at 9:44 am
  • Reply The Dog Days Are Over - Bluebonnet Stampin'

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  • Reply Lynn Kolcun

    I never would have thought to stamp with Bermuda bay and then watercolor with lovely lipstick but WOW, what a stunner. This is beautiful Shawn!! Looking forward to hanging with you in November.

    August 15, 2018 at 8:57 am
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  • Reply Linda Krueger

    I like the color combination on this card, and the flower are a work of art. Gorgeous!

    August 15, 2018 at 8:42 am
  • Reply Elisha Smith

    Gorgeous card, Shawn! I love your style! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

    August 15, 2018 at 8:00 am
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  • Reply Jackie Beers

    A unique spin on this stamp set and a beautiful one! I love the watercolor and your color choices.

    August 15, 2018 at 7:21 am
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