Tricks and Treats for Inking Royal Blog Hop

Tricks or TreatsWelcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop.  We are helping to prepare you for October with super-fun Tricks OR Treats.  Our projects center around fun techniques (tricks) or creative ways to package up Halloween goodies (treats).  In some cases, you might get BOTH!  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 do like a card with texture.  I also like a card with lots of color.  This card certainly has both.  My trick for you today is masking, and perhaps the product called Flower Soft.  You can see it here on the trees.

Stampin Up Happy Scenes

I used the new stamp set, Happy Scenes to create the horizon line.  The tree on the left is a different stamp set from the trees on the right but I was able to put them together because the stamps are photopolymer.  I stamped them twice, once on the whisper white card stock and once on thin copy paper.  I cut the copy paper along the horizon line to make a mask for coloring.  The sky is colored with Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze.  I used Old Olive and Mossy Meadow on the hills, all with sponge daubers.

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I wanted the trees to stand out so I pulled out my not often used supply of Flower Soft, a product not sold by Stampin UP but available on Amazon or your big box craft stores.  It is little tiny pieces of plastic I guess, in various colors.  I used Fall for the tree and Meadow for the evergreens.  There is a special glue you can purchase to adhere the product to your paper but I found I liked the Fine Tip Glue Pen worked best.  I could create tiny little dots exactly where I wanted color.

After I had finished my project I took my pictures and uploaded all the recent photos from my phone to my PC for editing.  While doing so I found this picture I took in a diner near my work just the day before.  I thought the print was just beautiful and that it might give me inspiration for a card.  But the thing is, I had completely forgotten about taking that picture until after my card was finished and I was editing the photos.  Funny how your brain works, remembering things you didn’t realize you remembered.  Now I wish I had a fence line stamp…..


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue. 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery  You are Here
  4. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  6. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  7. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky

Thanks for stopping by today.  To order any of the products I used in my project, click on the pictures below or the Shop button on the menu bar above. Either of these options will take you directly to my on-line Stampin Up Store. 

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. It’s not often that we describe a Halloween card as “beautiful”, but your card is!

    • Aww. Thanks for the compliment. I realized while making this card that I don’t do ‘spooky’ very well because I tried and trashed several before coming up with this one.


  2. What a beautiful project! Again, love the texture from that flower soft. The scene you’ve created is adorable. I’m happy you were able to be a part of this fun blog hop.

  3. This is a great card! So pretty. You have texture and so many details going on.

  4. What a lovely picture you have created! I would love to be sitting between the trees on that hill. I’m going to have to check out flower soft sounds like a fun little way to add a little something extra!

  5. This is so pretty, Lynn! I love your artistry.

  6. Incredible….you are a true artist….beautiful!

  7. So beautiful! It’s like a painting!

  8. You are so clever and talented. I think this card is prettier than the piece of art. I can hardly wait to try my hand at something like this. Great to show customers how to think outside the box.

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