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Summer Fun for the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! We’ve made projects that celebrate the fun of summer and are excited to share them with you today. We are a diverse group, so I know you’ll see a great variety of summer projects. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

This is my first ever blog hop and first time watercoloring! Might as well totally step out of my comfort zone, right? When I think of summer all I can think of is the beach, probably because I’m a diehard Floridian.

Here’s what I did:

  • Cut watercolor paper to 5.25″ X 4″
  • I started watercoloring with Sahara Sand at the bottom first. I simply freehanded the design and just made back and forth brushstrokes. I continued with Tahitian Tide in the middle and followed the same design. After that, I started using Starry Sky at the top.
  • After the watercolor dried, I applied the snowfall accent puff paint and heat embossed. This created the shoreline and whitecap waves.
  • I cut the camper and flag banner out of the Tree Lot Dies on Whisper White cardstock. I colored the banner with Starry Sky and Sweet Sorbet markers. I cut the top and bottom out of Starry Sky and the door out of Sweet Sorbet. For the door, I had to die-cut the full camper and then cut the door out myself. I colored the tire with Basic Black and Sweet Sorbet.
  • I wrapped the bottom with linen thread and made a small bow
  • The sentiment is from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set and I used the small die-cut from the Potted Succulents dies. The sentiment is stamped it Parakeet Party.
  • I used Starry Sky as the card base to tie it all together. The card base is 5.5” x 4.25”

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
  • There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

    Jessica Atchison

    Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

    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. Emma Goddard at Coastal Crafter
    3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
    4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
    5. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
    6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
    8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
    9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    10. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

    25 thoughts on “Summer Fun for the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop”

    1. I am absolutely amazed at how you made that water!I have to try this. Love your little camping scene!

    2. Such an amazing card, Jessica! I LOVE the water and sand, but the shoreline is incredible! So happy you hopped with us today! Yay!

    3. I love the sand and water you’ve created on this super-sweet card, but I REALLY LOVE the shoreline you’ve created. So creative! Such a great card, Jessica! I’m so happy you hopped with us today.

    4. The cute red, white & blue camper caught my eye. But when I looked closer and saw how you did the beach, I was really impressed. Great card!

    5. Welcome and I do hope you hop with us again. Your card is amazing. I love your water coloring on the sand and the ocean. Hard to believe you are new at this. The shoreline is very creative, nice touch.

    6. Way to go for your first blog hop! Your card is so much fun. Love the beach scene you have created

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