Spotlight on leaves for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! This month’s blog hop is dedicated to leaves. As the weather begins to cool, the leaves begin to change colors and fall from the trees. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card today uses the Spotlight Technique and the Baby Wipe Technique to show off my leaves today.
Here’s my card:

Soft Seedlings is one of my favorite stamp sets from the July-December Mini Catalog.  Even though it has no coordinating dies, it’s very versatile.  I’ll walk you through my process.

Soft Seedlings Stamp Set
Peaceful Moments Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Cardstock – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces cut at 4 x 4 1/4 (one for the inside), 3 x 3, 2 x 2
Circle Dies
Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow Reinkers
Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots
Baby Wipes

Stamping Steps
*Stamp the leaf with Cajun Craze Ink on one of the large Basic White Cardstock Pieces.  
*Prepare your baby wipe stamp pad by folding a couple of wipes.  Add drops of color from the reinkers onto the baby wipes.  Tip: I like to set my wipes on a Silicone Craft Sheet.  It’s easy to clean and gives the wipes a bit of a cushion.
*Press the leaf stamp into the baby wipes and then stamp onto the 3×3 Basic White Cardstock.  Repeat the process with the sentiment, stamping on the 2 x 2 piece of Basic White.  
*Die cut the 2 stamped images using the circle dies.  Die cut the Cajun Craze cardstock pieces with the circle dies.  Adhere the stamped images to the coordinating Cajun Craze circles.
*Adhere the finished leaf piece on top of the part of the front panel that you are “spotlighting” (covering up).   Adhere the sentiment to the upper right side of the front panel.  Trim the circles so they fit don’t hang over the panel.
 *Adhere the finished panel to the front of the card base.
*Add 3 of the Metallic Dots to the card front.

I thought it turned out beautifully and I hope you do too! Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Enjoy the hop!

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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  6. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Jessica Atchison at Stampin with the Atchisons
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  13. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
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