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A Year of Celebrations Blog Hop: 4th of July

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: 4th of July

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate the 4th of July. The projects are inspirational, patriotic and filled with reds, whites and blues. 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.

Cue the Confetti for July 4th

Today I’m sharing a #simplestamping card that anyone can do with just a few supplies and the Pattern Play stamp set.

Start with a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of Night of Navy cardstock and fold it in half from top to bottom. This will make a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ vertical card base.

The focal of the card is on a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Begin by stamping the stripes from the stamp set with Poppy Parade ink. I started on the bottom edge and stamped one more time just above. This is easy to line up with clear, photopolymer stamp sets.

Next, I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy ink towards the lower right of the white space.

ColorCue: Poppy Parade, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Here’s today’s ColorCue: Poppy Parade, Pacific Point and Night of Navy.

Finally, for the fun part, I stamped the sparkles using Pacific Point. I inked it once, and stamped it twice for a bright and lighter version of the same color. We call that Stamping Off or second generation stamping.

Stampin' Up! Pattern Play Stamp Set
Pattern Play Photopolymer Stamp Set

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

Stampin' Up! 2020 Beginner Catalog

Find more easy ideas for beginners in our Make Beautiful Things Brochure.


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16 Comments

  • Reply Ann Murray

    LOL – This was so close to the card I originally designed. Could we both be great minds? #SimpleStamping

    June 17, 2020 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Robin Myren

    Great card, Shawn! I like the pop of Pacific Point along with the navy and red.

    June 17, 2020 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply sheryl262

    Love your color choices and the stamping off really makes this card special.

    June 17, 2020 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Candy Ford

    I would not have realized this was just stamps, ink, and paper. Terrific example of simple stamping, Shawn!

    June 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Spiller

    Shawn, this is such a awesome card! I love absolutely everything about it! The color combination is so perfect combing Pacific Point and Night of Navy was so smart! And the clean sweet summary way you combined this super fun stamp set is everything!

    June 17, 2020 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Brian

    Such a wonderful, simple card. I love this combination of colors and the layout of your card. ♥ So glad you hopped with us today, Shawn!

    June 17, 2020 at 8:05 am
  • Reply Linda Krueger

    Great card! I am impressed with your creativity. I look at the stamp set, and I don’t see the 4th of July, but your card is brilliant. What was your inspiration? The stripes? I like the three colors you used, and your finished card is gorgeous. Now, whenever I see this stamp set, I will envision your card! Thanks for sharing this.

    June 17, 2020 at 7:50 am
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Thanks, Linda. I was actually looking for stars, but I saw the little bursts in the stamp set and loved them. Then I saw the stripes and it just came together too easily.

      June 18, 2020 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Sonny Peterson

    LOVE LOVE this card !! Simple ,but keeping with the 4th theme !
    Fun card to send out to friends !

    June 17, 2020 at 7:32 am
    • Reply Shawn de Oliveira

      Thanks, Sonny. I bet these can be made pretty quickly with a Stamparatus to send out to everyone.

      June 18, 2020 at 12:37 am

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