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

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Support Program Blog Hop - May 2020


By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Hello and thanks for joining us for Kylie’s Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator Training Support Program Monthly Team Blog Hop!  We are so happy that have joined us today for this blog hop full of ideas and creative inspiration.  We are part of a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world participating in a training program that is helping us to build a successful Stampin' Up!® business while reaching for our individual goals.  We greatly appreciate your support.

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You may be starting here or have come from another blog - either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

I love to create my own custom backgrounds aka homemade DSP (Designer Series Paper)!  Do you ever fear of running out of your favorite DSP or there are only a couple of sheets that you love in a pack so you use it all and are left with pages and pages of gorgeous paper that you just really didn't want in the first place?  Well, that's when CAP (Custom Artistry Paper) comes to the rescue!  Yes, I just made up that name... rather catchy isn't it?!?

The Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is amazing and it's retiring soon.  Below are my two favorite papers from the whole pack!  Granted every single sheet of this pack was much loved by me and it was a first for me to actually use all the paper!  And as Kylie always says, "you have permission to buy more"... well, I did as it is truly amazing paper.

PEACEFUL POPPIES DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

Now back to custom backgrounds... or custom artistry paper aka CAP.  I loved recreating this pattern with the Painted Poppies stamp set!  And as you know, I love stretching out my projects... why make just one when you can create two!  Today's project features one of the two cards that I made with this fun technique... and the other is part of a collaborative tutorial with my Global Creative INKspirations friends for anyone who purchases the Painted Poppies stamp set through my online store before June 3, 2020.

By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Creating this custom background was so fun!  Start with a cardfront piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp the single poppy stamp from Painted Poppies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink randomly across the bottom.  And while you're using this stamp, stamp it again on a smaller piece - about a quarter of a card front - of Whisper White to set aside for later.  Then using the large splosh stamp, ink it in Old Olive and randomly stamp twice along the bottom before reinking.  Repeat until you have your grass.  Clean the stamp and reink in Poppy Parade and stamp likewise across the sky.  Clean the stamp and reink in Blackberry Bliss and repeat.  Next ink up the small splatter stamp in Poppy Parade and repeat stamp across the skyline.  Clean the stamp and repeat for Blackberry Bliss.  Gather your coordinating Stampin' Blends and color the individual poppies.  And viola!  You have your own  CAP aka Custom Artistry Paper!!

Cut it in half with your Paper Trimmer to create two cards from one background.  Cut a layer of Blackberry Bliss that is the same size as your CAP for layering.  Use a scrap piece for die cutting the detailed edge. Color the single poppy that you had set aside earlier and cut it down to fit the die cut edge.  Glue the die onto the back and tear the cardstock downwards on the right edge.  Stamp the Label Me Bold sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on scrap pieces of Whisper White and fussy cut.  

By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Now the fun begins... you can down it one of two ways...  play before assembling or after assembling!  I did it after as it was part of the design process as the Thick Whisper White cardbase was just too blah for me.  It needed something extra.  SPLATTERS...  of course, the Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Write Marker would have worked just fine.  Or a damp Aqua Painter dipped into a drop of Blackberry Bliss Ink Refill on an acrylic block.  Or add a dab of Frost White Shimmery Paint with a drop or two of ink refill like I did!

By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

To do the splatters, make sure the nib is wet with the ink.  Grab a pencil or another acrylic block (TIP: it's easy to clean afterwards!), and tap the aqua painter on it whereever you wish the splatter to be.  And, oh, be sure to lay down some scrap paper or a washable surface to do this on! It won't take long for it to dry, but touch it for awhile especially with the shimmer paint unless you want to be shimmery all day.  **SMILE** 

And while you're splattering go ahead and do the inside of the cardbase to continue the fun!

By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The inside of a card is just as important as the front, so remember to compliment it as much as possible with similar if not identical layers.  The sentiment that I chose for the inside front comes from the A Big Thank You stamp set which is retiring on June 2nd. 
Today's Color Palette | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Here are two additional color palettes I've tried earlier today!!!  Which is your favorite color palette from this blog post today ---  Original Palette (above), Alternate I or Alternate II?!?  Can you guess which one is MY favorite color palette?!? Let me know in the comments below.  

Painted Poppies - Alternate I Color Palette Painted Poppies - Alternate II Color Palette

I hope that today's project has inspired you to think of ways to create your own DSP, or CAP aka Custom Artistry Paper.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with as you try different color palettes!  And please remember to not just create your cards... share your love with others via snail mail during these days of lockdowns as we stay home to stay healthy.  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and being a part of this hop with us!  There is such an amazing line up of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world, and I know you're going to enjoy all the incredible projects you are going to see on this blog hop.  So glance below at the May Blog Hop List - you are currently at my blog, Angie McKenzie - to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss one blog link!

MAY BLOG HOP LIST

Have a blessed day!

                                                                            

By Angie McKenzie for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Monthly Team Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Painted Poppies bundle along with the Label Me Bold and A Big Thank You stamp sets by Stampin' Up!; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Do you love this project?

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The Share Sunshine PDF Download is a digital stamp set that’s packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we’re currently experiencing–including many ideas that came from demonstrators and customers! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using our Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

                                                   
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  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
    • 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: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
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#handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #stationerybyangie  #kyliesdemonstratortrainingmonthlyteambloghop #thankyoucards #custombackgrounds #customartistrypaper #paintedpoppiesbundle #paintedpoppiesstampset #paintedlabelsdies #abigthankyoustampset #labelmeboldstampset #stampinup #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

15 comments

  1. I love your card. I really like the 1st alternate colour combination

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  2. Wow! This is beautiful, Angie!

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  3. Beautiful Angie! Love love love how you coloured the poppy! Xx

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  4. Your card is amazing! The colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing the other color combos too.

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  5. That's an awesome way to design your own backgrounds - stunning with this stamp set!!

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  6. This card is amazing Angie! Love it and your new acronym 'CAP' :) Thank you for taking part in our Demonstrator Training Support Program this month.

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  7. Love your cards Angie. Custom Artistry Paper! You may have to register that! Great idea.

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  8. Great card - love how you did all of the splatters!

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  9. Your cards are always so gorgeous, Angie.

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  10. What a great idea to create your own DSP Angie! I loved the Poppy DSP! Great cards.

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