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

Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - June 2020 - Focus on Tools


By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination


Welcome to the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA.  This AMAZING group of talented, international Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators has some incredible projects for those of you who would like to learn a tip or two with some different techniques when creating your projects... I hope you enjoy my project today as we Focus on Tools!


By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination

Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques so when Stampin' Up! recently introduced the new Water Painters they wound up in my craft room as soon as possible!  What's the big deal you might ask?  The brush tips are all different - there is 1 broad flat tip (perfect for backgrounds), 1 medium tip and 1 fine tip (perfect for lettering and details).

WATER PAINTERS
                                                                                                                                                                    For today's card, the broad flat tip water painter was used to paint stripes on Shimmery White cardstock.  The ink pad lids were used as the palettes as I love to watercolor so the remaining ink can  be used at another time.  The flat side of the brush created the broad lines while the side of the brush was used to created the narrower lines.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination

The Many Medallions die cut background was trimmed with paper snips - another wonderful tool!! - and placed over the watercolored background as an overlay.  The overlay was adhered with liquid glue strategically behind the squares in the design. 

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination

The amazing sunflower from Celebrate Sunflowers was stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon on Shimmery White.  Watercolored with the medium tip water painter with Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede, the image was die cut with the coordinating die when dry.  The Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder added a soft touch of texture beneath the watercolored backgrounds.  The Soft Suede sentiment was fussy cut to compliment the detailed die cut overlay.  Linen thread was added a finishing touch.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination

And for the inside, the theme was followed through with more watercoloring with the medium tip water painter!  The envelope was stamped with the sentiment that had been fussy cut for the card front so the recipient has a sneak peek of what's inside without actually knowing about the sunshine that's inside.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination
Today's Color Palette - June 25, 2020 | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
I hope this project has inspired you to play around with some of your crafty tools - old or new!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

Ink & Inspiration June 2020 Blog Hop



Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the amazing NEW Water Painters, the Celebrate Sunflowers bundle, the Many Medallions Dies and the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog; #celebratesunflowersbundle #celebratesunflowersstampset #sunflowersdies #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #coloringwithwaterpainters #fussycutting  #20202021annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampinup #cardtechniques #naturesinkspirations #stampinupcolorcoordination
Do you love this project?
You can find the supply list to create it on your own at the bottom of this blog post.

                                                   

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Box of Sunshine - June Paper Pumpkin

ABOUT THE JULY KIT

Summer Nights
Kit contains enough supplies to create nine postcards and coordinating envelopes, as well as nine die-cut tealight bags.
  • Card size: 4” x 5-1/4” (10.2 x 13.3 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Costal Cabana, Night of Navy

The Paper Pumpkin kit does not require the add-on to create completed projects. 

ABOUT THE SUMMER NIGHTS ADD-ON


Summer Nights Add-On
Contains 24 preprinted card bases and coordinating 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)
The Summer Nights Add-On is not required to complete the Paper Pumpkin kit projects.

                                                   
When ordering, 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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4 comments

  1. Stunning card Angie! Your sunflowers are just beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful card Angie. I have just ordered the new brushes. Cant wait to get them x

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  3. Gorgeous card Angie, I love the fun background you created, I need to purchase the new brushes... Thank you.

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