Gorgeous Leaves for InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Gorgeous Leaves

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature leaves and trees, so you are likely to find lots of inspiration for Autumn. I created my project today featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Stamp set and the stunning Intricate Leaves dies. We are excited to share our creations 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.

Gorgeous Leaves

I had purchased the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and Intricate Leaves Bundle back in July but this was the first time I have had a chance to ink it up. My idea was to create a collage and I think I have succeeded without being too busy. All my color choices come directly from the stunning Blackberry Beauty Designer series paper even though I used very little of it on my project.

Pieces and Parts for Gorgeous Leaves

  • Cut a card base from Cinnamon Cider cardstock – 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
  • Die cut the following pieces
    *intricate maple leave die from a piece of Blackberry beauty DSP
    *small leaves from Gold or Bronze foil
    *large skinny leaf from Very Vanilla
    *branch die from Cinnamon Cider and Blackberry Bliss each
  • Cut the following pieces of paper strips
    *Blackberry Beauty DSP 3-1/2 x 3/4, flagged with Banner Pick a Punch
    *Blackberry Bliss 4 x 1/2. cut angles with paper snips
    *4″ piece of Gold Shimmer Ribbon angled on the ends.

Step by Step assembly – with a few tips thrown in too

  1. Create the background panel by cutting a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 4 x 5-1/4. Stamp the wood grain image in the center using Cinnamon Cider. Stamp the maple leave from Gorgeous Leaves in upper right using Blackberry Bliss. Finally ink up the text from Very Versailles in Blackberry bliss, stamp off twice then add randomly to panel.
  2. Run the entire panel through your embossing machine using the new Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. Use a blending brush with Cinnamon Cider ink and lightly rub over the embossing and edges. Lastly, rough up the edges of the panel with your fingers – I’ve never been successful at tearing paper and making it look good. Adhere to card base with tape runner.
  3. Stamp sentiment from Dragonfly Garden using versamark on very vanilla then heat emboss with gold powder. Trim around the words with paper snips.
  4. TIP- for a successful collage I find it best to layout all the pieces and parts, playing with them until I find them pleasing to the eye. Then take a picture – otherwise you will never remember exactly how you had it.
  5. Finish assembleing using liquid glue for the intricate pieces and tape runner for the strips. Add some dimensional under the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Happy Stamping


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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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lisa Graham at Lisa’s Little Ink Spots
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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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. This card is awesome! I love all the color and texture.

  2. Love, love, love this card, Lynn!!

  3. Such a beautiful mix of patterns and colors. Love it!

  4. Beautiful background and love the all the leaves/stems detailing.

  5. Sheryl L Abernathy

    Beautiful card Lynn! I absolutely love the background piece, the colors, and the design. I’m gonna try taking a picture…. Maybe I’ll have better success with a collage. Thanks for the tip.

  6. This is beautiful Lynn!

  7. Gorgeous! Love the colors you used!

  8. Lynn, you did it! This is lovely and not to busy at all. Great job! Love the colors!

  9. Just beautiful, Lynn! I love all the different elements you’ve put together.

  10. Earthy and beautiful! The colors are just lovely.

  11. Fabulous card, Lynn!!! I love all the colors, layers and textures – everything works together so delightfully!!!

  12. So very pretty! I love all the dimension and texture with your gorgeous leaves!

  13. What a beautiful card!! love the colors!

  14. Lovely! The rich fall colors paired with touches of gold make a great card! TFS, Lynn.

  15. Love this card. The colors and textures are great.

  16. Beautiful leaves!

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