Wednesday, February 21, 2018

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - They Say It's Your Birthday







Welcome to InKing Royalty's February Blog Hop! Today's Blog Hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles' "Birthday" song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share 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.

When I first saw the new Occasions Catalog, one product suite really jumped out at me as an absolute must-have : Myths & Magic. I knew that I just had to have it all! This suite has all the things my family loves: mermaids and unicorns for my daughter, dragons for my husband, and for me? Well, I love all of it (think of all the Harry Potter themed projects!)!

Today's card is inspired by the mermaid card on page 36 of the Occasions Catalog. I knew I wanted to CASE this card when I first saw it, and I'm so happy I did...I absolutely love today's card!



I was looking for a different fold to use, and I came upon this great fun fold card by Jackie Bolhuis, and I couldn't wait to try it. I followed her video, and was amazed with how easily you can put this together!
To color the mermaids, I used the new Stampin' Blends. They are so easy to work with and really take away a lot of the intimidation factor of alcohol markers. There's a light and dark shade of 12 colors, plus bronze and ivory. And don't worry if you edge over the line a bit, there's a color lifter available as well.

Aren't they sweet? I added a touch of Wink of Stella to their scales for a little extra sparkle (because you can never have enough sparkle, right?).

Inside I added the birthday sentiment from Magical Mermaid, and the tiny seahorse from Magical Day was colored with Flirty Flamingo ink and a blender pen.



Paper: Pool Party CS (3"x5 1/2") embossed, added to the front of Whisper White (3"x11" scored at 5 1/2"). Adhered to a (3 1/2" x 5 1/2") piece of Myths & Magic Specialty DSP. I added that to the top of (4 1/4"x 5 1/2") stamped panel of Pool Party CS. The small flap is made of Pool Party CS (1"x 5 1/2") and another strip of DSP measuring (3/4"x 4 1/4")

Ink: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo. Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Ivory and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends.
Framelits, Folders and Punches: Magical Mates, Little Loves, Layering Circles and Support Ribbon Framelits; Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Triple Banner Punch
Stamps: Magical Day and Magical Mermaid
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Wink of Stella, blender pens


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!


Have a magical day!
Nina



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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

20 comments:

  1. Oh my! This is a great card, a really cute fold (that I will be trying) and lovely use of the blends. A WOW!

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    1. Thank you! The fold is super easy and so much fun!

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  2. This is a great fun fold . I also love how you embellished the card . Great job.

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  3. I absolutely love this card, Nina, and everything about how the card opens up. Such great coloring on these mermaids. I'm SO HAPPY you joined us for today's hop. <3

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    1. Thanks, Brian! I'm so glad you encouraged me to hop along today. It's a lot of fun!

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  4. Wowee! This is too precious for words! Outstanding job, Nina!

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  5. Such a wonderful card! I love all the layers! And the fun fold is a wow!!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! The fold is so much fun, I'm so glad I found it. I'm going to be using it a lot!

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  6. this is an absolutely lovely card.... from the focal image to the fancy fold to the inside stamping. a total package. job well done.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it:)

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  7. Beautiful and magical, I love it.

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  8. This is by far my most favorite Myths & Magic card I’ve seen so far. Since I’m a bit of a Pinterest junkie, I’ve seen many:-) Really, really well done! Pinning it!

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    1. Thanks! As a fellow pinterest junkie, I'm truly honored!

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  9. So cool! Great fun fold, and the inside and out are both fabulous. Thanks for sharing this happy card!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I had so much fun making this one :)

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  10. What little girl wouldn't LOVE to get this adorable card!? I just love it Nina! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. Thank you! My daughter has already claimed it for herself and her birthday is many months away. The glitter and mermaids are a winning combo for the littles :)

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