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A Year of Celebrations Blog Hop: Springtime

A Year of Celebrations Blog Hop: Springtime

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop. During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Springtime, so I hope you are ready for gorgeous Spring colors, flowers and butterflies; maybe even some sweet baby animals. 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.

Ornate Garden Handmade Card

Today I’m sharing a card made with new products coming in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog! I’m so excited to get a preview of the catalog this afternoon (you can too when you become a demonstrator here), but for now you can order the amazing products I used here in the Ornate Garden Suite.

I started by watercoloring some watercolor paper with Pigment Sprinkles. This is easy to do. Just like the name suggests, you simply sprinkle some pigment powder on watercolor paper and spritz it with water. Let that dry completely.

Pigment Sprinkles Watercolor Powders
Pigment Sprinkles: Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight

Next, I used the new Ornate Layers Dies to cut out a lacy border shape from the watercolor. Another border was cut from Petal Pink cardstock.

The background was embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder on Very Vanilla cardstock, then I did some gold embossing. I lightly brushed the embossed background with my Versamark Ink pad and lightly applied some gold embossing powder. I love the not-so-perfect gold touches.

2020 Annual Catalog Preview: Ornate Garden Suite

The sentiment was embossed with gold powder and then I tore the edge. An easy way you can tear straight lines like this is to use a Simply Scored board. Line up your sentiment with the grooves so it is straight, then use a dull tool like a Bone Folder or one of our Palette Knives and score, or rather, cut through the card stock.

Some Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon helps break up all the horizontal layers of this card. I like the modern-vintage look this created and hope you do too.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

—Shawn de Oliveira


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

Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  13. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Ornate Garden Suite early release now available.

Ornate Garden Suite Collection

Ornate Thanks
Bundle
154115

Ornate Style
Bundle
154119

Ornate Floral
3D Embossing Folder
152725

Ornate Garden Specialty
Designer Series Paper
152488

Ornate Garden
Ribbon Combo Pack
152479

Gilden Gems
152478

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22 Comments

  • Reply sheryl262

    Beautiful showcase of this suite!

    April 23, 2020 at 12:47 am
  • Reply Peggy Noe

    Shawn, your card is amazing! I love the gold heat embossing! I’m definitely going to try that! Thanks for the inspiration!

    April 23, 2020 at 12:43 am
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Are you kidding me? You inspire me all the time with your beautiful cards. Thanks so much, Peggy!

      April 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Candy Ford

    Spectacular (as always!)

    April 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply Sheryl Abernathy

    This is my new favorite product suite and I LOVE what you have created. I haven’t tried pigment sprinkles yet. Your creation is inspiring me to give it a try. Thanks!

    April 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Sheryl, get those Sprinkles! So sad they are retiring. Thanks for the comment.

      April 23, 2020 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Brian

    Over-the-top gorgeous, Shawn! I love your walkthrough of these pigment sprinkles – such an amazing effect for a gorgeous layer on your card. Love it! I’m happy you hopped with us today! ♥

    April 22, 2020 at 10:14 am
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Thanks, Brian. Always a pleasure to hop with this amazing team of yours!

      April 23, 2020 at 2:26 pm
  • Reply Linda

    Fabulous design! Love the shabby chic gilding on the background. Your creations always stand out and inspire~thanks for hopping.

    April 22, 2020 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Linda Krueger

    Shawn – lovely card. Your embossing, layers and water coloring blend beautifully into an exceptional card.

    April 22, 2020 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Ann Murray

    Love the gold embossing on the background folder and the pigment coloring then die-cutting,..I just loved it all.

    April 22, 2020 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Linda Krueger

    As usual, your card for this blog hop is stunning. I love the water coloring, and the gold embossing. There is a lot of art that comes together in a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

    April 22, 2020 at 8:48 am
  • Reply Sonny Peterson

    How colorful ! Such a delightful card to give someone ! Plus thank you so much for giving the directions on tearing using the scoreboard ! I never get a pretty torn edge that I see others do !
    Pretty card !

    April 22, 2020 at 8:04 am
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Thanks, Sonny. Glad that tip was helpful. As I was doing it, I was wondering how others do it too. That’s just how I figured it out.

      April 23, 2020 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Jackie Beers

    Wow! The pigment colors on the die cut are gorgeous! The peeling look with the gold is a perfect touch. This is a great card for any occasion.

    April 22, 2020 at 5:28 am
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