Many of my Stampin’ Up! team members (not only 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.
Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Monster Mash.” As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with fun projects that are inspired by the spookiest night of the year – Halloween. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
There’s nothing more frightening than a mummy in a mummy outfit, right? OK, maybe that is far more adorable than it is frightening, but what if I add in a spider on his tail? OK, still adorable! I love this sweet set, so I had to give it one more run before the Halloween season comes to an end. Here’s my card for the Monster Mash hop:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Three Stamps. This card combines three stamp sets – two from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog and one from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog. Trick or Tweet is a set filled with scary-cute characters that are fun to color and sweet to look at. So cute! Here’s a look at the Trick or Tweet stamp set:Do you recognize the fun circle image that shines behind the mummified cat? It’s from the Bouquet Blooms stamp set in the Annual Catalog – I love the versatility of this set and think it’s a perfect backdrop for this kitten. Here’s a look at the Bouquet Blooms stamp set:Finally, the sentiment I used for this card is found in the Spooky Sweets Bundle, a fun Halloween set that pairs with the Spooky Bats punch. If you love punches and you love Halloween, then you should take another look at this bundle. Here’s a look at the Spooky Sweets Bundle:
- Accessorizing. My sweet (errr….uh…spooky) kitten is surrounded by and colored with a variety of products that are worth pointing out. I showcased the stamps above – here are the other items that are worth mentioning:
- Stampin’ Blends. The cat and pumpkin were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I colored the mummy stitches with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend Marker (and then washed away some of it with the Color Lifter), the candy pumpkin with a mix of Mango Melody Markers and the cat with a mix of Crumb Cake markers. How sweet is he?!
- Twinkle Builder Punch. The Mango Melody stars that burst from behind the cat and layer over the Bouquet Blooms stamp set are punched from the Twinkle Builder punch. I staggered them on the card front (trying my best to place them randomly on the card) before gluing them down.
- Circles. The mummy cat is punched with a 2″ circle punch, which gave me the exact shape I needed for my card. I used a Layering Circles Framelits Die to frame the 2″ circle with Basic Black cardstock.
- Color Combination. Halloween is famously known for orange and black combinations. For this sweet kitten, I decided to keep the orange bright and the black minimal – I paired this traditional combo with Light Gray for a brighter appeal. If you like this combination of Mango Melody, Smoky Slate and Basic Black, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Trick or Tweet, Spooky Sweets, Bouquet Blooms Papers: Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Mango Melody, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter) Accessories: Twinkle Builder Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Nina King at InkPaperSequins
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Here are the products I used in today’s project: