Reason for the Season for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop. Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog is just around the corner (It’s live on September 1!) and this amazing book is filled to the brim with incredible bundles at discounted prices. Who doesn’t love to save with bundles?!? Today we are Bundled Up for the Holidays as we celebrate these amazing stamp set bundles from the Holiday Catalog. 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 know it seems like I tend to do round cards for blog hops. It’s not something I usually plan out in advance, but from the moment I saw the Festive Flower Builder Punch in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I wanted to put a poinsettia on a round card. And, I was thrilled to see that the punch and coordinating stamp set, Reason for the Season, could be bundled. It was like Christmas came early! Not only are the images beautiful, the sentiments are timeless and can be used with my “Stamps of Christmas Past.”

Despite my love for deep red poinsettias, I decided to go for the gold with this card. To make it, I cut two Very Vanilla circles from the largest circle in the Circle Framelit Dies. I then cut a circle one size smaller in Gold Glimmer paper.

Making a circle card is easy. All I did was score one Very Vanilla circle base all the way across about an inch down. Next, I added Multipurpose Liquid Glue above the fold and adhered it to the other Very Vanilla circle. This created an easel back so the card can be opened without messing up the front.

Once the card base was finished, I glued the glimmer paper to the front and set about making my flower. (The number of punches you need to make will depend on how many petals you want.) I decided to cut mine out in Very Vanilla, then stamped the veins with gold ink. I used the same ink to sponge the edges. To give the petals some dimension, I scored them in the center using my Stampin’ Trimmer. I put my flower together using glue dots, but I imagine other adhesive would work well, too.

I decided to forgo leaves, and instead focus on keeping everything gold. I added more interest with Gold Cording between the poinsettia and the glimmer paper. To finish off the flower, I punched the center in glimmer paper and topped it with a gold sequin from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

I chose the sentiment, “Peace be with You,” because it’s one of my favorite messages. We can all use more peace in our lives. Because I didn’t have the Gold Emboss Powder (now on my future order list!), I embossed my gold ink with clear emboss powder instead.  

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