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 September Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around AUTUMN. There is so much to love about the transition from summer to winter, and we are excited to share our Autumn-themed projects 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.
Gather Together this Autumn
Autumn starts next week – it’s still in the high 90’s in Atlanta, so we aren’t getting a preview of Autumn. I’ll be so happy when it arrives – it’s my favorite time of year. The leaves are gorgeous right before they fall, and the air is crisp and cool. Ahhh! Autumn. My card for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop features the Gather Together Bundle – beautiful leaves and a sweet sentiment. Here’s my card:
- Gather Together. All of the stamped images on my card today are from the Gather Together Bundle, part of the Come to Gather Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Holiday Catalog. I love the leaves, pumpkins and sentiments in this set – many can be used at all times of the year. Here’s a look at the Gather Together Bundle:If you love this bundle as much as I do, you’ll want to check out all the products in the Come to Gather Suite. Click on the image below to see all of them:
- Ombré with Overstamping. In July, I shared the projects I created for Louise Sharp’s Stamping by the Sea retreat in Australia. One of those projects featured a technique I call “overstamping” – stamping an image over and over until it creates an abstract background on the project. You can see my “overstamping” post here. I revived the same technique on today’s card with one small twist – I built an ombré by stamping this leaf over and over on the Very Vanilla panel. On top of the Terracotta Tile leaf pattern, I created a collage of a leaf (stamped on a page from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, a sentiment cropped with the Tailored Tag Punch and two snips of Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon for added texture.
- Autumn Colors. I’m so in love with Terracotta Tile – it’s a softer version of Cajun Craze but not as orange as Pumpkin Pie. Regardless of where it falls in the color spectrum, it’s perfect for Fall. I pulled a background panel of Terracotta Tile paper from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper that I also used for the leaf on the front of the card. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper:If you like this mix of Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Terracotta Tile as much as I do, please save this for future reference:
Bundles: Gather Together Stamp Sets: Gather Together Papers: Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Terracotta Tile, Sahara Sand, Thick Very Vanilla Inks: Terracotta Tile Accessories: Gathered Leaves Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. 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
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Here are links to the products I used in today’s project: