Fall Forward - August 2016 copy


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have been actively ordering from the 2016 Holiday Catalog, before it opens to customers on September 1.  We are excited to share some of our new goodies with you today!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on the Fall months – Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner.  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 always honored and humbled to participate in a blog hop with this amazing group. Today I am especially excited to participate in a blog hop with the fabulous Louise Sharp. I met Louise on the incentive trip in May, and just fell in love with her. She is adorable and sweet, and a very talented paper artist. Thank you, Louise, for joining us today!

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Halloween. It’s always been one of my favorite holidays. So today I’m sharing a Halloween card made with one of my favorite new stamp sets in the 2016 Holiday Catalog, Jar of Haunts. I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw the dripping ooze and the floating eyeballs!


Jar of Haunts stamp set


And it coordinates perfectly with the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies.


Everyday Jars Framelits


Here’s what I came up with:


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I love old horror movies. Not the gory slasher movies of today, but the old monster movies. With this card I was going for a mad scientist’s laboratory feel, with old wood, cob webs, and jars with icky oozy contents. This is the second day in a row I’ve made a 4″ x 8″ card. It just happens to be the size I needed to create the scenes of these two cards. You can see the other one here.

Here’s how I did it:

I stamped the mummy jar in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla card stock. I used a Blender Pen to smear the ink a bit for shading. I used the Framelits to cut the stamped image, and to cut the jar shape from a Window Sheet. I then covered the image with glue from the Fine-Tip Glue pen and pressed the clear jar onto it. I did this on a Silicone Craft Sheet to catch the glue that oozed out. I held it for a moment, then curved it with my fingers and wrapped a small rubber band around it. I let it sit this way until the glue dried. This is how I got the rounded jars on the card. The glue made the ink run a bit, but I like the effect on this one.

For the jar of blood, I cut the jar shape from a Window Sheet and from Cherry Cobbler card stock. I glued the two pieces together, curved them, and let it sit with a rubber band wrapped around it, as I did the previous one.  I stamped the ooze in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Cherry Cobbler card stock, lined it up with the jar die and cut it out, then used Paper Snips to cut away the part of the jar below the ooze. I covered this with the same glue and let it sit on the Silicone Craft Sheet until it was dry. It curled a bit on its own, which helped when I glued it onto the full jar.

For the green jar, I stamped the eyeballs in Smoky Slate ink onto Shimmery White card stock. I used this paper because I knew I wanted to watercolor. I lined up the jar die with the eyeball image and cut it out. I used the same die to cut a Window Sheet. I colored the eyeballs with Stampin’ Write Markers in Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, Soft Suede, and Cherry Cobbler. I used an Aqua Painter and Old Olive ink to color the liquid in the jar. I used my Paper Snips to cut away the part of the jar above the eyeballs and waterline.

I was afraid to use the glue on this one, because I really didn’t want the colors to run like they did on the mummy. So I covered the image completely with Fast Fuse adhesive, then stuck on the clear jar. Again I curved it with my fingers and let it sit for a while with a rubber band wrapped around it.

While the jars sat curling, I made the jar lids. I stamped the image from the Jar of Love stamp set in Versamark ink onto a Gold Foil sheet, then heat embossed it in copper. I used the corresponding die to cut them out. I used a Sponge Dauber to apple black Staz-On ink to make them look old and rusty. I used Fast Fuse to adhere the lids onto the jar of eyeballs and the mummy jar. I used a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to add some “blood” to the rim of the third lid, and set it with the heat tool.

For the card, I cut a piece of Halloween Night Designer Series Paper (silver cobweb on black) to 4″ x 8″ and glued it to the front of a Basic Black card base the same size (8″ x 8″ scored at 4″.) I used the Hardwood stamp with Basic Black ink on Basic Grey card stock to create the dark wood. I cut the image in strips and glued them around the edges of the card front. I made the bottom wider to look like a window sill, and adhered it with Foam Adhesive Strips.

I put a line of Stampin’ Dimensionals down the center of each jar, three layers thick, and adhered them to the card to look like they’re sitting on the sill. I used Foam Adhesive strips to adhere the last jar lid next to the bloody jar.

I hope you can come to my Open House and BOGO Sale this Sunday to see this card in person. Photos really don’t do it justice. See the event details here.

Everything I used on today’s card is listed at the bottom of this post.


I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB. There’s a lot 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. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Louise Sharp at Louise Sharp.com
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy   <– YOU ARE HERE
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations


Here’s what I used today:

The holiday items will be available to purchase September 1, but you can look at them in my online store now. You can purchase everything else now by clicking on the images below!


Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!






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