Nature's INKspirations

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

Global Creative INKspirations - July 2019 - Friendship

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 are enjoying these special monthly posts as much as we enjoy sharing this time with you!  This month we are focusing on Friendship.

Sneak peek picture by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers

For the past three years, I go for a daily walk along the bike trail behind our house... partly for the exercise and partly for some quiet time with nature.  These walks over time have developed into major inspiration sessions for me for my cards.  And over these years, I have gotten that I rather talk back to the creatures that I see... yes, they are the ones that talk to me first - the birds chirp, the butterflies flutter, the bunnies hop along beside me, etc. 

Inspired by Nature | Monarch posing for me during my morning walk!Inspired by Nature | Monarch posing for me during my morning walk!

Today's card is inspired by the beautiful monarch that posed for me on my morning walk earlier this week... a beautiful inspiration for a special friend.

Created by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers

A card front size of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Mosaic embossing folder
and then inked with Whisper White and sponged with Gorgeous Grape
and spritzed with water to create the Faux Oxide flower background.

Created by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers

While the flower background was drying, the Beautiful Day butterfly was stamped on 
Whisper White cardstock once and Vellum cardstock twice.  

Created by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers


The wings were colored with Pumpkin Combo and Dark Daffodil Delight Blends Markers.  
The dots were applied with a White Uniball Ink pen after the butterflies were fussy cut
and adhered together with liquid glue. 

Handmade by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers

A 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White layer was embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder.  The Nature's Roots Dies were used for the leaves that were diecut from 2" strips of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  The leaves were adhered to the Subtles layer with liquid glue.  The completely dry Mosaic faux oxide background cut down to the desired size and adhered with liquid glue.  These layers were adhered to the Thick Whisper White vertical folding card base.  The butterfly was adhered to the card front only at the center allowing for the wings to flutter.

The sentiment was stamped in Gorgeous Grape, fussy cut with large scissors and affixed to a Foam Adhesive Strip and adhered to the cardfront.


Designed by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers


The inside was stamped and colored to coordinate with the card front.

Handmade by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers

And don't forget to stamp the front and back of the envelope to give the recipient a sneak peek of what's inside!  Nothing but the very best to make our friends smile, right?!?
Today's Color Palette by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers
I hope that this has inspired you to use layers and texture in your cardmaking!  Now, let's pop over for some more inspiration across the waters with Tania (click here)!  She has another beautiful friendship idea for you... I know you'll love it.

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

Picture of Supplies by Angie McKenzie for Global Creative Inkspirations; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Beautiful Day Stamp Set, Nature's Roots Dies, Mosaic Embossing Folder, Subtles Embossing Folder; #beautifuldaystampset #inspiredbynature #futteringbutterfly #stampinupinks  #fauxoxidetechnique #fussycutting #friendshipcards #cardtechniques #coloringwithblendsmarkers

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2 comments

  1. Gorgeous Angie! Just love everything about it. Thank you for blog hopping again.

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    1. Thanks, Tania! It's always fun blog hopping and sharing creativity with you, my friend!

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