Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays

My lovely Aussie demonstrator friend, Tania Tobin, and I have teamed up together to expand your creative inspirations - well, INKspirations as I call it!  We hope that you will enjoy these special monthly posts as much as we enjoy sharing this time with you!  This month we are focusing on Birthdays.

One can never have too many birthday cards to send out, right?!  I love making birthday cards... especially feminine ones.  But today, especially since I am the only female in my household (including all the pets), I thought I'd challenge myself with a more masculine card.

Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays | Florentine Filigree bundle, Itty Bitty Birthdays by Stampin' Up!® | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The amazing Florentine Filigree stamp set and Florentine die is the highlight!  The minute I saw this bundle in the Occasions catalog, I loved it.  The medallion reminded me of a stained glass window that I saw during one of Spring Break vacations several years ago.

Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays | Florentine Filigree bundle, Itty Bitty Birthdays by Stampin' Up!® | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie


Cut the Night of Navy card base to make a vertical top folding card.  Cut the Night of Navy cardstock layer to fit the outline of the Florentine die (Imperial measurement: 4" x 5-1/4") and die cut, keeping all the pieces.

Dab an Embossing Buddy lightly across a 3" square of Vellum cardstock.  Stamp the medallion stamp in VersaMark ink onto the Vellum cardstock and heat emboss with Copper Embossing Powder.  Cut with a circle die when cool to the touch and trim closer with Paper Snips, if desired.  Use Blends Markers (as they are vibrant in color and dry quickly) to color the back side of the vellum.  Once dry, apply liquid glue lightly to the backside of the medallion center spokes and adhere to a smaller Night of Navy circle (match to fit).

After doing a step needed for the inside panel(*), adhere the Florentine cut out to the cardbase with a light application of liquid glue.  Place the medallion as shown and adhere the matching cutout pieces creating a smooth base for adhering the medallion.  Adhere the medallion with liquid glue.

Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays | Florentine Filigree bundle, Itty Bitty Birthdays by Stampin' Up!® | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Heat emboss the sentiment on a 1" x 4" strip of Vellum.  Adhere to the underside of the medallion lining up to the right edge of the die cut layer.

Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays | Florentine Filigree bundle, Itty Bitty Birthdays by Stampin' Up!® | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

For the inside, prepare the left margin using the front die cut as a template(*) for adhering the pieces with liquid glue onto Whisper White cardstock.  On a scrap piece of Whisper Whisper stamp the inside sentiments and cut with scissors once cool to the touch.  Adhere to the inside panel with liquid glue.  Adhere this panel to the bottom inside of the card base with liquid glue applied strategically behind the cut outs.

And don't forget to stamp the envelope to match with either the medallion or the sentiments for that finishing touch.
Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays | Color Palette using colors by Stampin' Up!® | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I hope that this has inspired you to use your dies and/or Blends Markers!  Now, let's pop over for some more inspiration across the waters with Tania (click here)!  She has quite a fabulous idea for you... she made it for her daughter so I know you'll love it.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Nature's INKspirations Signature

Global Creative INKspirations - Birthdays | Supplies by Stampin' Up!® | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Do you love this project?  
You can find the supply list to create it on your own at the bottom of this blog post.


                                                                  

I would love to be your Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator!
If you don't already have a demonstrator and need any stamping supplies, just click on the Shop picture at the top right side of my blog that goes directly to my online store.  Or you can just drop me an email, if you have any questions.  It would be such a pleasure to stamp with you!


                                                                  


Use this Online Shoppers Code when you order and receive a gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please don't use the code (you'll miss out on your own Stampin' Rewards if you use it) but you'll still receive the gift in your mailbox from me.


                                                                   


Product medleys are a new concept from Stampin’ Up! based on demonstrator feedback.  
This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products 
has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.  
Everything is Rosy is only available from May 1-31, 2019 while supplies last.

                                                                  

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Become a Nature's INKer!  I LOVE WHAT I DO and would be thrilled to have you on my team while creating, sharing and inspiring others together WITH YOU!  Do you love creating projects for others?  Do you love it all?  Would you like to save money on your stamping and/or scrapbooking supplies?  Yes?!?  Click here for more info.
  • SUBSCRIBE to my newsletter to get all the latest news and updates on what's happening and, do not worry, you can UNSUBSCRIBE from it at any time - no questions asked!  

                                                                  


No comments

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a comment. Your comments make me smile!