Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hopping with the Inking Royalty

Hi! I'm excited today because I was lucky enough to be invited to join in the InKing Royalty Blog hop.  The InKing Royalty is Brian King's Stamping team.  

Brian and I met on one of the Stampin' Up! trips.  We can't recall which one but it's always nice to catch up and chat with Brian. 

This month Brian and I did a sharing swap with our teams.  He shared some stories and inspiration with the Team STIC stampers and I shared some stamping and stories with his Inking Royalty Team. 

After I had the pleasure of sharing with his team, he asked if I wanted to join their blog hop this month.  
Sure!  Why not? It's just more stamping fun! 

So, I understand the theme is balloons. 

Balloons are fun! I hope after you read my post you'll hop on to the next blog listed below. 
I had fun playing with the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set. 

I seem to be in a "Basic Black" streak.  (Did you see my card from last week's live session? See how it also uses Basic Black as the cardstock base)

Black and white has such a dramatic effect but the card needed a pop of colour.  I went for Rococo Rose highlights since pink is a favourite colour of mine! 

I just love that little chick in the stamp set so I decided to use that image to create the background.  I punched out a 2" circle for the sentiment and to add the Rococo rose highlights...
Blending Brushes to the rescue!  If you haven't tried these beauties you absolutely NEED to get a set.  The sponging effect is so soft and smooth.  

Other pink highlights were added with a Rococo Rose balloon punch out, some pink twine and a strip of the Love you Always Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
I couldn't resist adding a little glamour by using the Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush over the balloon! 

I hope you enjoy my balloon project! The complete supply list is below. Thanks for dropping in! 

Thanks to the InKing Royalty Team and Brian King for letting me crash your hop this month! I hope you'll hop along to Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps who I believe is next on the list. I'll paste the full list below.  Don't miss any of the inspiring balloon projects the InKing Royalty team has to share with you! 

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  5. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  12. Genevieve Ko at Stampin4Fun
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  16. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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  1. Your color combination and layout is such a cute idea. The little chicks are sweet.

  2. A beautiful card. The balloon with Wink of Stella pops off the page, and the subtle touches of blended color with the sweet sentiment are perfect on your background! Lovely - thanks for sharing this and thanks for joining our hop today.

  3. This card is so pretty! I love black, white and pink together! And the Wink of Stella on the balloon is such a fun extra!!

  4. Gen, this card is just as cute as can be. I love your color scheme!

  5. I love the soft blends of pink with the black and white and the wink of stella....great pop! Thanks for sharing your technique and card samples at our meeting it was awesome!

    1. Hi! It was so fun to be at your meeting! Thanks

  6. Your card is so adorable. Just the right amount of pink to offset the black! Very cute! Thank you for hopping with the Royals this month!

  7. Awesome you're hopping with us! So many faves on your card: black diagonals, rococo rose, chickies, and blending brushes!!! I'm a little weird with the diagonals, prefer them to run uphill like this card does. :) Love the touch of DSP.

  8. I absolutely love the black-and-white backdrop on your card, Genevieve! Definitely adds drama! The blending brush adds a beautiful touch of color around your sentiment. Such a great card! So happy you hopped with our team today! ♥

    1. Hi Brian! Thanks so much for the invite. You sure have a super talented team!

  9. I love the black and white with the pink accents. I'm completely impressed with the Wink of Stella on the balloon and how it really stands out.

    1. Thank you! Adding wink of stella to everything makes me super happy!