Retiring In Colors – InKing Royalty Blog Hop

In Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retired list yesterday – while we are sad to see some of our favorite products leave the catalog, we are certain that some amazing new products are on their way. As we introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors to you, we know we have to say goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colors. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – featuring Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

While I will miss all of the 2014-2016 In Colors, the one I will miss the most is Blackberry Bliss (Lost Lagoon is a very close second)! So, my project for today is an ode to the rich, beautiful color of Blackberry Bliss.

Moroccan Nights

I just returned from OnStage Live (our semi-annual convention) with a mind full of inspiration and a bag full of goodies. One of those goodies was the new stamp set, Moroccan Nights, which we all received during the event! I couldn’t wait to ink it up! I created an ombre effect using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to perfectly align the border stamp in the set. I only inked up the border stamp once! The large medallion stamp in this set fits the Floral Frames Collection Framelits (retiring!) pretty well, so I cut it out, sponged the edges with a sponge dauber, and scrunched and wrinkled the piece to give it a textured, dimensional look. Our Gold Satin 5/8″ Ribbon looks beautiful paired with Blackberry Bliss, so I adhered a little folded piece of it behind the “flower medallion”. The final touch is a splattering of gold from the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush! Here’s a close-up to try to show you the sparkle, although it doesn’t do it justice:

Moroccan Nights

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

Stamp Sets Moroccan Nights (available June 1), Rose Wonder
Ink Blackberry Bliss
Paper Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla
Accessories Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Pearl Basic Jewels, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

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. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie (you are here!)
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Natalie Bradley at


11 thoughts on “Retiring In Colors – InKing Royalty Blog Hop”

  1. Gorgeous, in every way! I love Blackberry Bliss and will miss it. I also love that new border stamp and the way you used it!

  2. Wow you are really good with a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Love the dimension in that flower and how you’ve balanced it with the rest of the card. So pretty.

  3. just WOW!!! Blackberry Bliss is my favorite of the retiring in-colors and I will miss it 🙁 however I can not wait until the new colors & stamps (got my eye on this one) are available so that I can CASE your card.

  4. Stunning, Julie! What a great showcase of Blackberry Bliss and this wonderful new stamp set! The effect you’ve created with the band is ah-mazing! Love it!

  5. Yay for new stamps!!! I’m so glad that you used the new with the old. What a beautiful pairing. I have yet to break mine out but you are inspiring me!

  6. Julie! Your ombre border is fantastic! You lined it up beautifully!!! You and I have similar taste, Lost Lagoon is also a very close 2nd for me, next to Blackberry Bliss 🙂


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