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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - April 2020 | All Things Crafty

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Welcome to the official launch of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  Twenty-three of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends - both old and new - are joining me in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across thirteen different time zones.  Together we will share sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on the second Wednesday of each month.

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We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share some projects and must haves for our creativity.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Give me a stamp pad, an ink refill and an aqua painter... and I'm a happy stamper!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Throw in an amazing die (or die cut) and some card stock
and I'm in heaven!

Better yet, make the ink and card stock color coordinating...
and I'm floating on the clouds!


The Tasteful Textures Bundle is an amazing set with wonderful sentiments, fonts and textured elements.  I am first and foremost a designer at heart...  dating back to my love of architecture and interior design.  Each element has a purpose and I always create with purpose along with the recipient in mind.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Starting with the die, I played with my first cut to determine the size of the layers.
The selected colors were some of my all-time favorites.  And generation stamping is usually a background that I love to create so the card base and layers were quick to stamp.
The vertical top folding Sahara Sand card base was off stamped with the textile weave stamp.
The Pool Party card layer was off stamped in Pool Party with the decorative pattern in the center and the four corners. 

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Then the fun began!
Watercoloring with the die cut as a stencil!
Using a DAMP Aqua Painter, paint the die cut openings directly onto the stamped layer
for the center medallion.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

But the watercoloring didn't stop there...
It was continued in the corners of the die cut panel...
And the inside panels!!!
And the envelope!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

Attention to the inside of the card and the envelope are always very important aspects in my card projects.  Plus there always need to be room to write.... here the top panel will be adhered to the inside after the note to the recipient is handwritten.  And if you haven't fallen in love with the amazing envelopes that wrap up our handmade creations, yet, then I will tell you... you're missing out and so are your recipients.  If you love stationary... you'll love the smooth vellum touch beneath your fingers!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

 But before I forget...  the finishing touches to the card front are musts, if you have the time.
Embossing the sentiment, adding a touch of linen thread and, of course, pearls!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

And, yes, even coloring the adhesive foam strips with a color-coordinating 
Stampin' Blends Marker is another special hidden touch.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop Members

I hope this project has given you some inspiration to get creative with your projects and to think about what you couldn't live without when it comes to your own creativity.  Mine are all in bold, italics above!  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to Mary’s blog to see what she must have to create (could it be Finn inspired?!), or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any.  

We love reading your comments!
CLICK on this "next blog for more inspiration" to continue along the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Stay Happy!  Stay Healthy!  Stay Safe!

Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop launch; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Tasteful Textures Bundle (cling stamp set and dies) from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #tastefultexturesstampset #tastefulbackgroundsdies #tastefultexturesbundle #naturesinkspirations #generationstamping #watercoloringwithaquapainters #handmadecards #linenthread #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop

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About the April Kit

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  • Kit contains supplies for 8 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 Colors: Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, 
Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, and Soft Sea Foam

                                                   

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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38 comments

  1. I love all the layers and your technique of watercolouring through the die cut. Thank you for initiating this blog hop. Lovely to hop with you xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle! It's a pleasure to be hopping with you! x

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  2. Beautiful Angie! Thank you for organising the blog hop!!

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    1. Thanks you, Tania! So glad you joined me with spreading sunshine around the world. x

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  3. I love everything about your card, Angie! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this incredible blog hop and for ALL the work and time you've put into organizing it! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! You are so welcome and it's a joy to have you as part of the worldwide hug sharing sunshine. xx

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  4. Stunning card Angie. What a great technique filled artwork. Great work on a successful blog hop! Thanks for including me! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryll! So blessed to have you along with us to spread sunshine around the world! xxx

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  5. Such a Stunning Card!! Love your colour choice, the layers and of course the vellum!! Thanks so Much for inviting me to participate!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Annette! No vellum on this project though it may look like it. ;) So glad you could share sunshine with us around the world! xx

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  6. Gorgeous card Angie! Love the layering!

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  7. It's an idea that is both simple and creative at the same time! It makes me want to try it. Thanks Angie!

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    1. Thanks so much, Aurelie! Can't wait to see what you may create! xx

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  8. Very pretty! Love the different ways you added color to your card. Thank you for all your work to make this hop a success!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! So glad to have you as part of the worldwide hug spreading sunshine! xx

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  9. LOVE this card, Angie! The soft color, the layers and the beautiful watercoloring...all so perfect together. So excited for the first AWOW blog hop. Thanks for all you do!

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne Marie! So glad to have you as part of this worldwide hug sharing sunshine! xx

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  10. Great idea to create this Blog Hop. What a wonderful and talented group you assembled. Your card is gorgeous, with its layering and artistic stenciling. Thank you for sharing all the how to's, and for the tip about coloring the foam strips. Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! So glad you enjoyed the technique and monochromatic color tips! Hope you have enjoyed the huge hug around the world and along with all the inspiration. :)

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  11. I have never thought of colouring into negatives of die cut. This is a great new technique and I will definitely try this ! I am amazed with all the creations in this hop. Thank you for organising such a fun blog hop and I am very much looking forward to next month.

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    1. So glad I could inspire you, Satomi! It's such a pleasure having you as part of the worldwide hug sharing sunshine! Me, too, it's going to be fun!!!

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  12. Love your use of layers. This card is so very elegant!

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  13. Angie, I love the way you've used the die cut as a stencil!! Coloring the foam adhesive is crazy-over-the-top! Ha! Now I have to start doing that! Thanks so much for inviting me to hop in this fun group!!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the techniques!! Can't wait to see what foam you start coloring! So blessed you could join us for this worldwide hug sharing sunshine!!!

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  14. This is understatedly wonderful. So very elegant both in colour and detail ... I love it xx

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  15. Wauw! So elegant and beautiful! Thank you for organizing this amazing blog hop! You are amazing

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    1. Thank you, Danielle! So blessed to have you as part of this worldwide hug around the world sharing sunshine! xx

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  16. Beautiful, Angie! Love how your so carefully colored thru the stencil to create your wonderful card. Well done!! Enjoyed hopping with you this month - thanks for the invite!

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    1. Thanks, Mare!! Blessed to have you as part of the worldwide hug sharing sunshine! xx

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  17. I love all of the ways your brought texture into play with this beauty! Thank you so much for putting this blog hop together.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed all the texture! It was truly a dream come true for me to do this. So blessed to have you as part of the worldwide hug sharing sunshine!

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  18. Gorgeous card Angie and great technique. Thanks for a fabulous hop x

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    1. Thanks so much, Angela!!! You're so welcome... and I'm so blessed to have you as a part of the worldwide hug sharing sunshine! xx

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