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One Word Blog Hop: New

InKing Royalty One Word Blog Hop: New

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word and this month our projects are centered around the word “New.” With the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, New gives us the opportunity to showcase new products and play with new colors. There are also new occasions (babies, weddings, graduations) to celebrate, so you are going to see a variety of projects in this hop. 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.

Free as a Bird Stamp & Die Bundle

Today I’m sharing the Free as a Bird Bundle—new to the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog. The bundle includes a sweet stamp set and versatile dies hexagon-shaped label dies that you’ll surely use for all sorts of projects.

Of course you can get the stamp set and dies separately, or you can SAVE 10% when you buy the bundle.

Free as a Bird stamp set

My card started by embossing the birds with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on watercolor paper. Aqua Painters and a variety of Classic Stampin’ Pads and were used for watercoloring. I used Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Sahara Sand and a new In Color—Pretty Peacock to color the image.

After the image was completely dry, I embossed the sentiment with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the image was cut with one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. 

Watercolor Birds Card

For the card base, I folded a standard card made of watercolor paper and cut the front in half. I embossed some stitches to the edge with the border die included in the set and painted a light wash of Pretty Peacock.

Next I stamped a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock with more images from the stamp set using the same color ink, then glued that piece under the cut front.

Watercolored Friendship Card

For some extra bling and to tie in the gold sentiment, I added a band of gold to the bottom of the card-front. I simply tapped Versamark ink over the bottom edge of the card, and embossed with gold powder. Finally the focal image was popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. 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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

Featured supplies

Free as a Bird
Free as a Bird
Cling Stamp Set
Stitched Nested Labels
Pretty Peacock
Classic Stampin’ Pad
Pretty Peacock
8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
Fluid Watercolor Paper
Aqua Painters
Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Versamark Pad
Embossing Buddy®
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    Love, love this card, especially the luxe touch of the gold embossing!

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    love your card ! I think your card is my favorite of all the ones I have seen today !!

    June 19, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    Always so excited to see one of your designs! I love that you water-colored rather than using blends. Wicked skills there, my friend. Just a stunning example of inspired creativity. TFS

    June 19, 2019 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Robbye Hamilton

    Shawn, I never know where to start with your cards, because there are always so many things that stand out. I think adding the gold embossing adds so much. This card is simply beautiful.

    June 19, 2019 at 9:35 am
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  • Reply Lynn

    As always, love your color style. And the gold embossing is such a nice touch.

    June 19, 2019 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Brian

    A wonderful layout for a gorgeous card, Shawn! Your watercoloring skills are C-RAZY! Love the shadowing you’ve created on the background of your card and below the branch. Stunning.

    June 19, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    Shawn – this card is stunning. I love the gold strip, but your coloring steals the show.

    June 19, 2019 at 7:58 am
  • Reply linda krueger

    Shawn – your card is beautiful. I love the gold strip on the bottom, but your coloring steals the show. The birds are ready to fly off that branch. Lovely!

    June 19, 2019 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Dianne Keough

    The birds are so beautifully colored but the gold band on the bottom is my favorite part!

    June 19, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Oh My! Your card is beautiful! The embossed and water colored birds look like they could fly off the page. Awesome card!

    June 19, 2019 at 7:06 am
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