Love of Leaves Again for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Thanksgiving, so prepare yourself for Autumn landscapes, warm colors, and sweet reminders of all the reasons we have to be grateful this time of year. I’m excited to share with you Love Of Leaves again and a fun technique. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Love of Leaves again

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, there is pressure to prepare a wonderful meal but the rest of the day is all about eating, sharing, watching football, playing cards, and enjoying the company. No presents to distract from the joy of being with others. This year, when perhaps gathering at Thanksgiving won’t be as possible due to the pandemic, it is a great time to send those you love a Thanksgiving card.

My card really features the Love of Leaves Stamp set. All the leaf images are solid stamps, not line art, which means they are perfect for this sponge daubing technique.

Love of Leaves again

Pick your colors. I used, in this order, Terracotta Tile, Bumblebee, Old Olive and, Merry Merlot. I daubed terracotta first over each leaf around the edges, then some bumblebee in the middle. Next was Old Olive on the stems and a little bit on the sides of some. Finally, a splash of Merry Merlot in the center.

Love of Leaves again

Here’s how it turned out. Each one will be different. I re-stamped it until all the ink was used up then sponged it again.

Love of Leaves again

I don’t know if you noticed or not but there is a die set you might want to check into. Hippo & Friends. I’m not a big user of cartoon images, like the Hippos but I love the label dies that are included with this die set. I used the smallest round-ish die along with the squiggly line for my sentiment. The Merry Merlot sprigs are from the Poinsettia Dies. I’ve been reaching for that a lot this fall.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon. here’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it.

InKing Royalty Blog Hop Line Up

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  7. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  15. 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. I love your leaves! They are a great mix of colors.

  2. I love this card. I gasped when I opened your post. The leaves are stunning, and the added ribbons, cords, etc. are the perfect touch. Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful card! I love using sponge daubers directly to the stamps, it’s always such a neat outcome. Thanks for sharing!

  4. So pretty! Great dauber technique! Thanks for sharing!

  5. These stamps are perfect for a collage background. I love this coloring technique. As always, you are spot on with your colors! Beautiful card!

  6. Take my breath away. I LOVE THIS CARD.

  7. That background is amazing! Love the depth created with re-stamping. Just lovely.

  8. Very pretty! The combination of colors and products are fabulous together!

  9. I’m so head-over-heels in love with the look of these leaves on your card – your colors and technique really adds something special. Such a beauty! So glad you hopped with us today!

  10. Wowee, Lynn, this is gorgeous! You did a spectacular job with the leaves.

  11. Lynn, did you stamp on Whisper White cardstock? it almost looks like watercolor paper. You may have mentioned it and I overlooked it. Those leaves are really neat. I also passed over the Hippo dies at first until I saw one of the labels on a blog post and realized what it was. It is really a great die set.

  12. Julia Julia Fried-Devine

    Your design is gorgeous because most unique & colorful – my favorite in the whole series of blogs this time.

  13. Tried this technique. So much fun to do!!! Wish I could post a pic.

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