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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop - Splish Splash | June 2020

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

Welcome to The Joy of Sets Blog Hop!  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie from the USA and are either starting with me or landing here after visiting the blog of Rochelle Laird-Smith.  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!
Joy of Sets Blog Hop banner for June 2020

The Joy of Sets is a closed Facebook group full of papercrafters who love to stamp and create beautiful things whether it is cards, 3D projects, or scrapbooking.  The best part of the group is that we share the love of using all of our stamping supplies from any company whether it's new or old.  If you need some crafting mojo with your supplies, this is a group you should check out!  And there's several group members who will be hopping every month throughout the year!

So are you enjoying your summer?!?  I still cannot that June is here already!!! So with warmer weather here it's only fitting that the theme this month is SPLISH-SPLASH.  So sit back with a cuppa and enjoy the water themed projects that we're all about to share!

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The By the Dock stamp set and coordinating Dockside Dies is perfect for creating a relaxing masculine card... especially when your son loves to fish!  We have a small pond on our property and almost everyday, he is outside fishing along the edges of the pond.  He and his dad also love to go fishing together once in a blue moon to the numerous tranquil fishing lakes within a relaxing driving distance for a day filled with fishing.  So I created this card with them in mind.  Along with his tips and suggestions with certain elements of the card.

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The dock was the stamped in Saddle Brown Stazon onto Shimmery White cardstock.
The boat was the hardest for me to position as I felt the boat was connected to the rope...
so I stamped it four different times and had my fisherman help me with selecting the best position.
Of course, had I used the die for the boat, it would have been a timesaver, but it wasn't
the look I was going for this watercolor masterpiece.

The boat and dock were watercolored with Crumb Cake.  The water was watercolored with Bermuda Bay.  The Mountain Air stamp set finished the lake scene perfectly as it was watercolor stamped with Garden Green and Crumb Cake and then stamped again with Garden Green to accentuate the pine trees.   The paddle was die cut and colored with the Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker.  The Shimmery White layer was embossed with the Tasteful Textures 3D embossing folder.   The A Good Man sentiment was stamped in Stazon.

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The inside and envelope were stamped to compliment the card front.  And the fish was watercolored as a rainbow trout per the recommendation of my son.  The Tasteful Labels Dies were a perfect fit for the By the Dock sentiments!  And don't you just love the frog on the envelope?!

By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

I hope you have been inspired by my project today.  There are several of us participating so be sure to hop around each of the blogs to see all the amazing "love" inspiration.  I know you don't want to miss any creative inspiration... so up next is Annette!

Next Blog Graphic for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop | March 2020
June 2020 Blog Roll

Thanks for hopping by my little corner of the world.  I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!!  Have a blessed day!
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By Angie McKenzie for the Joy of Sets Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the By the Dock and Mountain Air stamp sets and the Dockside and Tasteful Labels Dies; #handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

YOU CAN MAKE THIS PROJECT, TOO!
Card Recipe:
STAMPS:  By the Dock, Mountain Air, A Good Man
INKS:  Saddle Brown Stazon, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness; Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker
PAPERS:  Shimmery White, Pool Party cardstocks
OTHER:  Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder, Dockside Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Paper Snips, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Water Brushes



#handmadecards #naturesinkspirations #joyofsetsbloghop #masculinecards #bythedockstampset #docksidedies #mountainairstampset #agoodmanstampset #tastefultextile3dembossingfolder #waterpainterwatercoloring  #cardtechniques #stampinupinks #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime 


8 comments

  1. Gorgeous card Angie, love that you have used the tasteful textile embossing folder x

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  2. Lovely card! Great textured background.

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  3. Ok so first you got me with the embossing on the front....then the way you did the inside...LOVE!! I hate to say it out loud...but I almost love the inside better than the outside LOL!!! XO

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  4. Such a serene peaceful card Angie - I could just sit in that boat and relax - thanks for organising us again this month - another fabulous Blog Hop for Joy of Sets - thank YOU for making a difference in my life xx

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  5. Lovely card and I love how that embossing folder looks :-)

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  6. So beautiful Angie. I really love the mountains at the back.

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  7. Angie, just love it. The texture on the front is wonderful... but the little fish on the inside panel is just too cute.

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  8. Lovely card Angie, Thanks for sharing with us.

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