Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! We are excited to share some super-fun creations with you today! This month’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on the spookiest time of year—Halloween. What fun! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I’m sharing two fun cards with these cute scary little characters from the Cookie-Cutter Halloween stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I’ll also reveal a little Boo Boo I made that I hope you’ll avoid.
My cards started by stamping these guys with Basic Black Archival ink and using Blender Pens with Classic Stampin’ Pads to color them in. They are easily cut out with the Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch which even included the little heart I used on the skeleton.
The background was created by stamping Playful Backgrounds stamps with Ombre Stampin’ Pads. These vibrant colors pop off the page and they create a gradient effect that I love. I used some Halloween Night Baker’s Twine which includes two rolls of twine to add some ground behind the figures.
The card bases were created by scoring lines every quarter-inch with the scoring blade of my Stampin’ Trimmer. This adds some texture without a lot work.
I love that the Cookie-Cutter Builder Punch also coordinates with the Cookie-Cutter Christmas set which is available in a bundle. I loved it so much that I ordered them together to get the most out of my seasonal stamping. That’s when I noticed my little Boo Boo.
I totally forgot to get a stamp set with Halloween greetings. Oops. Luckily Cookie-Cutter Christmas included this one that I thought matched these smiling pals. Do as I say not as I do; right? Stampin’ Up! has more Halloween stamps. Maybe consider getting some greetings.
I’ll show my picks in a future post.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group, and you don’t want to miss it!
—Shawn de Oliveira
Blog Hop Lineup
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
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
- Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
- Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
- Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin