Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop! As we prepare for the July 4 holiday ahead, we are sharing projects that celebrate the Red, White & Blue. Not all projects will be patriotic, but you are certain to be inspired by all of them. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I prepared a baseball card with the soon-to be retiring “Hey Sports Fan Suite”. The DSP and dies are 50% off; & the Resin Stars are 30%. Retiring items are only available until 6/30 or while supplies last. I’m encouraging my St. Louis stamping friends to consider it, since almost everyone I know has at least one St. Louis (baseball) Cardinals fan in their circle of family & friends. And nothing says America louder than baseball and hotdogs and ice-cream. Anyway…
Let’s get to the card! Since the DSP is double sided, I cut a piece of 5.25′ X 4″ piece. Next I cut that 5.25′ side to at 3″; this gives two pieces, measuring 3″ x 4″ & 2.25″ X 4″. I flipped one piece over for the contrasting design and adhered to my Night of Navy base. I also cut a little row of tickets in Night of Navy from the Sports Event Dies & adhered between the two pieces of DSP. This creates a border between the two papers & gives a finished look.
HINT: When placing your two pieces, ensure alignment at edges; you can use the die cut tickets to hide any unevenness where the two pieces meet.
I stamped the ticket outline in Real Red on Very Vanilla, then die cut it. Next, I stamped the “Horray” & “Happy Birthday” on the die cut ticket. More diecutting-a flag in Real Red, and the #1 circle and flag tails in Very Vanilla.
For finishing touches my card uses five (5) Resign Stars and Fan Bakers twine. The inside is finished with a row of tiny tickets in Real Red on a Very Vanilla base.
Red, white and blue colors schemes are perfect for masculine cards. I often use earth tones for masculine cards so it’s super fun creating with the bright colors.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
- Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
See you all again on Friday. Happy Stamping, MJ (aka Marilyn)