Welcome to the Inking Royalty’s August Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Autumn Weather, so prepare yourself for projects that are filled with warm tones and beautiful nods to the upcoming change in weather. 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.
You guys know me well enough by now that you know I kinda take a different approach to the blog hop themes. This month is all about Autumn weather. Fall is a beautiful time of year. We have football, pumpkins, apples, and leaves changing. I’m sharing with you one of my favorite techniques that reminds me of leaf rubbings. It doesn’t really look like leaf rubbings but, the technique is beautiful with leaf imagines. Something about the process completely reminded me of leaf rubbings. I have not done Faux batik in a long time! So, it was definitely time to pull it out of the vault and play.
In thinking about which stamp set to use I landed upon the newish, Forever Fern stamp set. A few reasons why I chose this stamp set. 1. I have had the most success with the Faux Batik technique when using solid images. 2. This stamp set is beautiful!
This red rubber Distinktive style of stamp is so much fun to use! I really love red rubber stamps and it really makes me happy that Stampin’ Up! has this awesome line of stamps
There are several steps to the Faux Batik technique. Basically, you stamp the image on tissue paper with versa mark ink. Then heat emboss the image. I often use metallic embossing powder. But, that is not necessary. The next step is to use a baby wipe to add ink to the image as it is layered over shimmery white paper. To see specific instructions please check out this post!
The card base is stamped using the Very Versital stamp set! I truly adore this stamp set! I always tend to overdo the grunge/ vintage look. As you can see above. But, seriously, overdone it is still pretty
If you don’t have this beautiful stamp set you need it! I used early espresso, mint macaron, and silver ink to create the background. I also did a little sponging with Mango Melody The thinking of you stamp was in my Very Versital stamp case. So, I really have no idea where it belongs. At the time I thought it was in the right place.
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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it! If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
- Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
- Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
- Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
I’m so glad you have taken the time to hop along with us today! Please take the time to continue to hop along! I know everyone will have many beautiful autumn inspiration for you! Remember to always find a moment in your day to be creative!
Peace my loves-