Autumn / Stencil – For InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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.

On Monday I shared my first post featuring the use of stencils.  Stampin Up has two sets of decorative masks, for sale, one in the annual catalog and one in the Holiday catalog.  You can see my previous post Here.

Today I’m using another of the stencils from the set for this pretty autumn card.  I won’t lie, I found this card on the Interweb, specifically on youtube when I was scouring for stencil ideas to use in my technique class.  You can see the original from PepperlyRose Here

I love this color combination of Merry Merlot, Soft Seafoam and Mango Melody.  They all come from different Stampin Up color families but work so well together for an Autumn Card.

In addition to the stenciling, there are several other techniques featured on this card.

Dry Embossing with Subtle Folder

Not only did I stencil the piece of whisper white using the colors above and sponge daubers, but I also used the Subtle embossing folder to add texture.  I ran it through the embossing folder, after coloring it of course, once, then turned it 90 degrees and ran it through again.  That gave it a crosshatched linen look.

Colored Vellum

I made the vellum leaves you can see on the front of the card by coloring Vellum with sponge daubers and our regular ink.  Set it aside to dry for a few mins then cut it out with the leaf die cut from Seasonal Layers.  What a great technique to come across.  Now you can have vellum in any color to add to your projects. 

Multi-colored Leaf

To make the multicolored leaf on the card I utilized my stamparatus.  Begin by mounting the solid image leaf stamp onto the stamparatus and ink with Soft Seafoam using a sponge dauber.  Repeat until the ink saturation is satisfactory.

Clean stamp and use a sponge dauber and Merry Merlot on the edges of the image.

Line the detailed leaf stamp over the stamped image.

Flip the stamparatus plate and pick up the stamp.  Ink with soft seafoam and stamp over the image.

Use the die from seasonal layers to cut out the leaf.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts.  There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! Stop back to visit on Friday when I share my final Stencil project using the Snowman Season Stamp Set. 

Happy Stamping

InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line Up

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

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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. Absolutely stunning card, start to finish!

  2. Wow! A beautiful card with a couple of good techniques! You put them all together with great colors that really say Fall!

  3. This card is simply gorgeous, I love it.

  4. Such a beautiful card, Lynn! I love the way you’ve colored the leaves with the Sponge Daubers. Such a beautiful effect with the stencils, too!

  5. Absolutely beautiful card. I love the colors, and your sponging technique, and use of vellum is stunning.

  6. Wow, Lynn, gorgeous card! Love the Subtle crosshatch design! And all the techniques you used.

  7. Beautiful use of that stencil! Such a lovely autumn card.

  8. Beautiful stenciling and sponging, Lynn! Thank you for sharing!

  9. I hadn’t thought of using this bundle for fall cards, but your card is fabulous so I am going to have to use it as well. The crosshatched subtle folder embossing really changes the finished card. I’m going to have to try that soon!

  10. What’s not to love about this card?! It’s gorgeous. I love all the details, the embossing really created a beautiful backdrop for the stencil. I appreciate all the great tips you’ve given. I’m going to try them all. Thanks for sharing!

    • thank you so much Sheryl. I honestly didn’t realize how many tips there were in one card until I started writing it up but they are all so great!!


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