InKing Royalty Blog Hop, July 2019, Sunshine

It’s time for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop (IRBH) for July. This month’s theme is Sunshine. I can’t wait to see what this talented group has made. For my project, I made a thank you card the color of sunshine, with sunshine shining down on sunshine colored flowers. Do you think I captured the theme okay?

The look I was going for on this card was like one of those photos that has had all the color completely desaturated except for just a few areas that are left vibrant. I used the Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles and an Aqua Painter to color the tulips and the sun. Yes, even the orange bits are Daffodil Delight – just with a heavier concentration of the Sprinkles. A clear block makes the perfect palette for this. 

To continue with the desaturated look, I colored the rest of the image in Smoky Slate.


Here’s what I made:

Winds of Change stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles for the Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop for July 2019 #stampcandy

Winds of Change stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles for the Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop for July 2019 #stampcandy

I made this card all wrong. I started out doing one thing, then changed my mind. So I thought it would just be a trial run, then I would redo it properly. But then I kind of liked how it turned out. So to do it “correctly” I would use Stazon on ink instead of Memento, and Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock instead of regular Whisper White Cardstock. 

I found that using a very light touch with the Aqua Painter worked fine for the tulips on the Whisper White Cardstock. While I like the way this sun turned out, you could get a smoother look by using the two other types of paper. 


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my paper trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Pumpkin Pie CS cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Whisper White CS layer cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • optional: Whisper White CS cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Winds of Change stamp set:

  • large image in Memento black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer
  • sentiment in Memento black ink onto the Whisper White CS layer

Colored using Pigment Sprinkles and an Aqua Painter:

  • tulips in Daffodil Delight
  • sun at top right corner in Daffodil Delight

Winds of Change stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles for the Sunshine Inking Royalty Blog Hop for July 2019 #stampcandy

Colored using a Blender Pen:

  • windmill, stems, leaves, and ground in Smoky Slate

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • Pumpkin Pie CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • stamped layer glued onto the Pumpkin Pie CS layer
  • optional: Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base


Here’s the Sunshine hop:

Thank you for hopping along with us. Be sure to check out the next stop on the hop, Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. 

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy <— YOU ARE HERE!
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach




Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!


Here’s what I used:

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  • 2 each of 3 designs
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  • I’ve done the trimming and scoring for you!
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punches, pre-cut/pre-scored/pre-embossed card kits, and 6 envelopes.
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