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

Kre8tors Blog Hop - February 2020 - Love/Romance


LOVE/ROMANCE is what you will see during this month's Kre8tors Blog Hop!  Many of us have been busy creating projects for the special people in our lives so I am sure you will get your creativity boosted from this talented bunch of Kre8tors.  Relax and enjoy a cuppa while you gather some inspiration as you peruse along the hop!

Inspired by the colors of the Parisian Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper, I decided to create my own custom DSP with the Forever Blossoms stamp set for today's card.  

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Forever Blossoms and Meant to Be stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #foreverblossomsstampset #meanttobestampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #parisianflourish3dembossingfolder #lovecards #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

These beautiful cherry blossoms remind me of the rows and rows of the blossoming cherry trees along the streets of Washington, DC, in April every spring.  It is always such a lovely time of year along the Potomac River and National Mall.  Definitely something to see if you have never been blessed to see it.  As my hubby worked around the area during our dating days, these blossoms have always held sentimental memories for me... yes, this is why I love this incredible stamp set and the love meaning behind this incredible Suite of products.  

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Forever Blossoms and Meant to Be stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #foreverblossomsstampset #meanttobestampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #parisianflourish3dembossingfolder #lovecards #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The custom 3-3/4" x 5" Whisper White layer was created by using the blossom branch stamp and the Stamparatus.  Place the image vertically along one side vertically, ink with Sahara Sand and stamp  onto the Whisper White layer.  Turn the layer around 180 degrees and repeat the stamping process.  Clean the stamp with the Simply Shammy and dab dry with a microfiber cloth.  Reposition the stamp horizontally and repeat the previous two steps of inking and stamping.  The blossoms were colored individually with the bullet point of the Light Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Marker.  The shadowing was colored first then in the blossom was colored completely to blend in the shading.  This same process was done with the stems and leaves using the Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends Marker which represents all the fresh new growth on this beautiful tree.  One could chose to use the Light Crumb Stampin' Blends Marker as an alternative or addition to the color palette.  As a final touch the Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker was used to fill the color of the sky.  

Can't you just imagine looking up a cherry tree and seeing these beautiful blossoms against the clear blue sky?  Well, I could and hopefully you can now with the help of this custom background.   

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Forever Blossoms and Meant to Be stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #foreverblossomsstampset #meanttobestampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #parisianflourish3dembossingfolder #lovecards #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The vertical top folding card base was created from a piece of 4-1/4" x 11" Whisper White thick cardstock, scoring it at 5-1/2" and then folding and burnishing it with a bone folder.  Emboss the 5-1/4" x 4" Whisper White layer with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  Wrap the Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic Edged Ribbon around the custom stamped and colored layer as shown.  Stamp the Meant to Be sentiment unto the Nested Stitched Labels Dies cut with Sahara Sand and adhere behind the bow with a Mini Glue Dot.  Adhere the card front layers as shown with liquid glue.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Forever Blossoms and Meant to Be stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #foreverblossomsstampset #meanttobestampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #parisianflourish3dembossingfolder #lovecards #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

The inside is just as important as the card front!  Emboss the inside layer along all four edges to compliment the card front.  Stamp the sentiment and leaf in Sahara Sand.  Add color to the leaf with the Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends Marker, if desired.  And don't forget to stamp the front and back flap of the envelope to further surprise the recipient.

By Angie McKenzie for Kre8tors Christmas Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Forever Blossoms and Meant to Be stamp sets by Stampin' Up!;  #foreverblossomsstampset #meanttobestampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #parisianflourish3dembossingfolder #lovecards #naturesinkspirations #coloringwithblends #stampinblendsmarkers #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime #cardtechniques #stampinup #handmadecards

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope that you have been inspired to get yourself busy making some cards for those most dear to you with some of these incredible products in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.
Now, hop along with me to see more love/romance inspirations the Kre8tors are excited to share with you.  Clicking the “next” button will take you to Su’s blog, and there is also a name list to follow.
We love reading your comments.
Have a blessed day!
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INFO ABOUT THE FEBRUARY KIT:

Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes
Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive
                                                   
In the current Annual and Mini Catalogs, Product Suites are bundled, making ordering super easy!  With one item number, you can order the stamp/die bundle at a discounted price, plus the paper and any other coordinating products, giving you everything you need for creating perfectly coordinated projects!  I love this ordering option, and I know you will too.  Try it!!!  Just click on the above Online Shoppers Code, or any of the items in the Supply List below to go to my store.  Use this Online Shoppers Code at checkout and I will send you a special thank you for your order.  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) as you'll still receive something special in your mailbox from me.

                                                    

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20 comments

  1. This is so pretty, romantic and delicate, beautiful card.

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  2. I am very fond of homemade DSP. What a sweet Valentine or even Anniversary card this is! TFS

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    1. Yes, it's the best, isn't it?!? Thanks so much and it's my pleasure.

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  3. I love your Forever Blossoms dsp - stunning project!

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  4. Very pretty! Love that you decorated the inside and the envelope too!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Definitely just as important as the card front itself. :)

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  5. Absolutely lovely! Your card is beautiful, and I love that ribbon! On the wish list it goes!! Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! Yes, this ribbon is wonderful! It's such a pleasure to hop with you all. :)

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  6. Lovely soft and pretty card design. Love the embossed detail.

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    1. Thanks so much, Tricia. Hope the embossing inspires you. :)

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