Boo! for InKing Royalty’s Halloween Hop

Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not just those with blogs) share their gorgeous projects in our team’s Facebook community – there’s such amazing and inspiring creativity in this group!  I’m always excited when my team’s blog hop rolls around, though, because I get to share some of their amazing work with you.  I’m just as excited to see their projects as you are, and I am proud to share them with you.halloween-hopWelcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop!  We are excited to share some super-fun creations with you today!  This month’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on the spookiest time of year – Halloween.  What fun!  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.


Here’s my super-spooky card for this month’s Halloween Hop:

Ghoulish Grunge, Large Letters Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Halloween cardTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Hey Boo!  Perhaps you’ve already noticed this, but I really love the flexibility of the Large Letters Framelits Dies.  I’ve used them to spell “DUDE” (see that card here) and to spell “HO HO HO” (see that card here).  I’ve even used them to make a worried face (see that card here).  Today’s BOO is a perfect way to express, with exclamation, the most popular sentiment of the Halloween season.  Yay for these Framelits – they’ve really come in handy.

    Letters for You Bundle, Stampin' Up!

    Letters for You Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

  • World Wide Web.  The spider web pattern works perfectly with these cropped out letters, don’t you think?  I stamped the spider web from Ghoulish Grunge four times on Thick Whisper White cardstock with Archival Basic Black ink.  I positioned the letters over the patterns to maximize the webbiness of each and cropped them out.  The two worked very well together – I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.  The other images in this set can be used for Halloween and other times of year – the brick wall is gorgeous, and the dripping blood can be used as paint.  The gauze and webbing can be used as a fun texture throughout the year.

    Ghoulish Grunge, Stampin' Up!

    Ghoulish Grunge, Stampin’ Up!

  • Pattern-Bold-Pattern.  Working with intricate takes a little bit of planning, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.  The front of my card includes a pattern of small grids from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and the intricate design of the spider webs over the letters.  Because those two patterns would clash a bit if presented one on top of the other, I added a thick banner of Basic Gray to separate the two.  The pattern-bold-pattern rule works the other way too – bold-pattern-bold is a great solution for dealing with intricate patterns.

Stamp Sets:  Ghoulish Grunge  Papers:  Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White  Inks:  Archival Basic Black  Accessories:  Large Letters Framelits Dies, Foam Adhesive Strips

Ghoulish Grunge, Large Letters Framelits, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Halloween cardThank 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!


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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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  9. Imogene Thomas at
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
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  1. Amazing Card Brian! Love the spider web in the letters. Real Creative 🙂

  2. Margaret Ann Hammond

    I like your Boo card. Clean and simple

  3. I adore your creepy, web-y BOO! Simple but a bold message!

  4. Boo! to you, what a fun card. I love how you used the spider web forr the letters 😍

  5. Love this card!!! Thank you for sharing and for always being a great support to all of us!

  6. Love the big bootiful boo! Also love the banner for your hop!

  7. Well – I just jumped right out of my seat when I first saw this card. Very scary indeed! LOL Brian you are just to artistic for one person. Is there another little person inside that brain of yours that you aren’t telling us about? Huh? Huh? Huh? Bwa Ha Ha………………

  8. Hi my friend, I love how you made this
    Card , love it all ,
    Hugs Frenchie ❤️

  9. Thanks for the tip on using bold patterns together. Your card is bold but clean and striking. Gotta love that grey and orange together!

  10. Beautiful. Very classy Halloween card. The web letters are genius.

  11. Way cool idea, Brian! Enabler…now I need to get these dies! 😉

  12. Hey Brian! This is awesome! I love the letter dies. They are on my “someday” wish list. I love the spider web look also!

  13. Clever way to add some spooky flair to those letters. Love it.

  14. The King of simple. LOVE the card. BOO!

  15. Really cute card!

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