Using Leftovers for InKing Royalty Blog Hop


InKing Royalty blog hop 09-30-15

Welcome 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’ve used a few tricks (sponging, heat embossing, crumpling) and leftovers from the Witching Decor Project Kit, to create this candle label. The candle itself is a battery operated black candle from the local Halloween store.

For the label, I used four leaves, a label, and a Spider Web Doily from the kit. I flipped the black doily over to the white side and inked it up in Cajun Craze.

I sponged the label in Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist, and Soft Suede inks to create a mottled effect. I thought about embossing in clear and inking in Basic Black or Early Espresso – the Joseph’s Coat technique. But then I decided to heat imboss the image in gold.

I crumpled the leaves with my hands and inked them up in Soft Suede.

I glued all the parts together and glued the label onto the card stock belly band.

  Halloween candle label c

The raven’s eye is a Pearl Basic Jewel colored with a black Sharpie marker

Halloween candle label a

And here’s my completed Witching Decor Project kit, whose leftovers I used.

witch decor class b

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 <— YOU ARE HERE
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  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


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Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

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  5. I absolutely love the effect you’ve created on the candle project! So spooky and cool. So happy you could be a part of this fun blog hop!

  6. What a fabulous idea! And very clever to ink the back of the spider web! Definitely good to know??

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  8. That is awesome, Candy! Nice techniques and a great complementary decoration for the witch’s hat.

  9. Loving your black candle….I really had to look and then read to realize how clever this project is….LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  10. Shut the front door!!! This is so awesome! I love that you inked up the back of the doily–what a great idea! Such a great decoration to go with your Witch’s Hat!

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