Feeling the Love in the InKing Blog Hop

InKing Royalty February Blog HopWelcome to the February InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  We’re excited to share projects that share inspiration for Valentine’s Day bouncing heartand our love of Stampin’ Up! products.  This hop is all about love.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or you may have hopped over from Brian King at Stamp with Brian.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next.  If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

I was in a quandary… confusedWhen Brian King announced that the theme for today’s Hop was all about Valentine’s Day and “love” my first reaction was, “Uh oh.” There had been so many stamp sets in the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs that spoke to me when I placed my pre-order that somehow I hadn’t stopped to consider a Valentines Day set. So, what to do? What to do?

love-cardWell … here’s the great thing about letter stamp sets like Sophisticated Serifs – – you can spell whatever you need! 

And so I did …

The color swatch from Work of Art is stamped in Melon Mambo, Real Red, Blushing Bride and then Melon Mambo again. LOVE was stamped on top with Memento ink using the smaller letters from Sophisticated Serifs. The greeting at the bottom was created with the Crazy About You Stamp Set and Hello You Thinlits Bundle using Real Red ink and cardstock. I used our 2-way glue pen to adhere the thinlit.

The card is then layered onto Basic Black , Whisper White and  Real Red cardstock.  For a big pop I used two layers of Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the black layer onto the Whisper White layer.

For a video tutorial on how to use our Big Shot to cut these thinlits, go here.

Three easy steps to line up letter stamps:IMG_3852
When I was stamping monograms with Sophisticated Serifs, I found it a little tricky to place the letters on the block in a straight line. So here’s an easier way to apply those letters:
Line your letters up on one of the lines of Stampin’ Up!’s Grid Paper (#129387). Make sure the stamps are upside down so that the side that stamps is face down on the paper.
Place the clear block on top of the letters to adhere them to the block.
Stamp on a piece of scratch paper first to make sure it’s as straight as it first appeared … I might need to move that V down a bit, eh?


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy.  You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

Amy Whelan
Amy’s Inklings

  1. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings    (You are here)
  4. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  10. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper



29 thoughts on “Feeling the Love in the InKing Blog Hop

  1. Love, love, LOVE this card! It is so classy and the colors are great!
    PS-love your blog. You have great style and I pretty much want to CASE everything you make. 🙂


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