Saturday, June 12, 2021

Prince and Princess - Stamping Inkspiration June Blog Hop

I think little girls would love getting this card in the mail!!

I am joining Angie's Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop and this month's theme is Anything Water Related. I chose the swan from the Prince & Princess stamp set to work with for this challenge.

If you are coming from the Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop - Welcome!!
I am Ann Krucek,  from Ohio USA.  I am happy to be participating in this June Blog Hop.

The main star of my card is the beautiful Swan and her crown from the Prince & Princess stamp set.
For the water related segment made and enchanted pond for the lovely swan by using the Bloom Where You are Planted DSP, some of the Potted Succulents Dies, the Artistically Inked stamp set.

I used the masking technique and cut a mask for my swan and used both the water rings stamp from the Prince  & Princess stamp and the ink blobs (for lack of a better word!) from the Artistically Inked stamp set with Balmy Blue ink to create the water on the beautiful hanging vine DSP from the Bloom Where You're Planted DSP pack.

I fussy cut my swan stamped on Basic White Cardstock and colored in her beak and crown.  You can't tell from these photos - but I also used some Wink of Stella on the swan so she sparkles (although it is hard to see in these photos)  and topped her crown with 3 Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Some vines were cut with a die from the Potted Succulents Dies from both Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent Card stock to get a bit of a 3d effect with the hanging vines. I also popped 3 of the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels  - Evening Evergreen among the vines.  

The sentiment is a die cut, again from Potted Succulents dies - although I ran it through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine twice to shorten it up some and stamped the sentiment in Soft Succulent ink.   I added a cute little bow made from the 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent and finished it off with three clear gems in the water from the Elegant Faceted Gems.

All of this was matted with a Balmy Blue card stock mat and adhered to a Basic White card base.

Now on to see what everyone else has come up with!!

Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Shel Anderson

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Mo Rootes  ●  Deb Macdowell

 Alejandra Gomez  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West

Danielle Kassing  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  AurΓ©lie Fabre

Jill Chapman  ●  Susan Simpson

Terry Hamilton  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith 


I hope you enjoyed my water card and had fun visiting the other talented bloggers to get more inspiration!

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Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. What a gorgeous card! So pretty with the leaves coming down into the water!

  2. Such a pretty card Ann, love how you have used the dsp x

  3. Wauw! This WAS not my kind of stamp set..... But by seeing your card....... Thank you for sharing

  4. Those hanging vines are pefect for your swan - it's a lovely scene!

  5. Oh I love ! What a beautiful card!xX

  6. How lovely - may have to get this stamp set now!

  7. Wow! Love how you stamped the water under the hanging vines on the DSP! Yes, I can think of several little girls who would love to receive this card. Thanks for the inspiration and for hopping along with us, Ann. xx