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.
For me Autumn or Fall is falling leaves, pumpkins, and plaid flannel shirt. So I have created a card with these things in mind. The icing on the cake is the new Mercury Vellum that Stampin’ Up! has debuted in the Holiday Catalog.
This card includes all of the things I mentioned as describing Autumn/ Fall to me. It is actually layers of the things I love. I used two different pieces of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper. The Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze background are layered with the gorgeous multi-color plaid.
The Mercury Vellum is one of my new favorites. It is a bit thicker than regular vellum card stock. I stamped on it with Black StaZon Ink. Then I used the Apple Punch from the Harvest Hellos Bundle to punch the vellum as well as the Cajun Craze layer behind it. I felt like it looked better with the Cajun Craze showing through the clear spaces than the plaid from my banner. Although there is nothing wrong with a plaid pumpkin in my book!
The apple punch includes a stem and leaf. I punched just the leaf from Pretty Peacock card stock and adhered it along with the stem, made from Copper Trim Ribbon, to the back of the pumpkin. The embossed leaves are from the Gathering Leaves Dies. I love that they emboss and cut at the same time.
The sentiment is from the Gather Together Stamp set. It pairs with the Gathering Leaves Dies. The sentiment is punched out using the Timeless Label Punch. I added just a touch of bling to one corner of the sentiment piece by adding a silver Metallic Pearl.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
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
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