AUTUMN for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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.

AUTUMN InKing Royalty Blog HopWelcome 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 Bundle, Thanksgiving Card, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingTips, Tricks and Reminders

  • 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:Gather Together Bundle, Stampin' Up! 153036If 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: Come to Gather Suite, Stampin' Up! 101019
  • 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. Gather Together Bundle, Thanksgiving Card, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingOn 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:Woven Threads Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 149497If you like this mix of Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Terracotta Tile as much as I do, please save this for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Terracotta Tile

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!


Shop Now button



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. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

Here are links to the products I used in today’s project:



  1. I love the overstamping technique that you showed before, but especially in the ombré. And I don’t think I’ve seen you use ribbon very often, but it is the perfect touch here. Gorgeous card

    • I love ribbon, but you’re right – I don’t use it a lot. Was happy to have this ribbon, though, as it worked with the other elements of my card. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Linda! ♥

  2. I love the background technique you created! This is a favorite set of mine as well. The piece of ribbon is a great final touch.

  3. Look at you, Brian, breaking out the ribbon! Beautiful!

  4. The background is so striking and I love the simple layers to give the sentiment an artful twist!

  5. Beautiful card Brian. I’m also in love with terra-cotta tile. I was leery at first but found it is just beautiful.

  6. Gorgeous background you created! I also like that touch of ribbon!

  7. Beautifully done Brian, I love your color choices.

  8. Terracotta Tile is a perfect color for AUTUMN. You nailed this one my friend.

  9. Love the color combination you used on this pretty fall card. Your overstamping technique is perfect for this card. Have a great day!

  10. Beautiful card Brian. I love the muted effect of the terracotta, and I love your overstamped background.

  11. Lovely card, B! So many details, but so subtle. Love the overstamping ombré.

  12. Such gorgeousness! I love how you used the stamp for the background. And there’s even a bit of ribbon. Very nice!

  13. Love, love, love, love, love this one Brian!!!! ‘nuf said! LOL

  14. One word. BRAVO! Beautiful in every way!??

  15. Perfect stamp for overstamping!!! Terracotta Tile is gorgeous, and I love the subtle background paper on this stunner. The touch of ribbon is perfection. Welcome fall!!!

  16. Absolutely beautiful card with your overstamping ombré!

  17. Perfect splash of a gorgeous fall color! Beautiful card!

  18. LOVE the DSP you created with the leaf stamp. Definitely going to have to CASE this one. So pretty!

  19. I love everything about this fall card! Thank you for inspiring!

Leave a Reply