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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - July 2020 | CAS(e) a Team Member


By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

Welcome to the July 2020 edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  Twenty-seven 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 amazing projects as we CAS(e) a Team Member.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Tina Zinck

I have the privilege of CAS(e)ing the amazing Tina Zinck from Nova Scotia, Canada!
Tina is one of my newest demonstrator friends!  During the planning stages of creating this fun blog hop, I was definitely blessed to have ran across Tina's blog and reached out to her blindly to join me on the blog hop.  It has been such a pleasure to get to know this amazing person. Just this week she  had an amazing blog post about her life with stamping (click here to read).  

My inspiration from Tina Zinck for today's cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie My inspiration from Tina Zinck for today's cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Tina has an amazing technique for beginner and avid stampers.  I must say - I'm hooked!  The Sponge-Flip Background Technique has soooo many possibilities!  Thanks for the inspiration, Tina!

Tina demonstrated the technique with sponges blending them vertically and horizontally across a standard Whisper White card front layer.  I opted for using my sponge brayers - one for Granny Apple Green and one for Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

Sponge-Flip Background Technique | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Cut a full sheet of Whisper White cardstock into 4 equal pieces by cutting in half lengthwise and again widthwise.  Brayer Granny Apple Green down the center, then Coastal Cabana on one end and Bermuda Bay on the other.  Cut halfway across and then turn and flip!  The two original ends are now in the center and the center is now the ends!  How cool is that?!?

Sponge-Flip Background Technique | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Well, I went for cooler and decided to try this technique diagonally!
I enjoyed it so, that I did two this way!

Sponge-Flip Background Technique | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieTip for using when doing the Sponge-Flip Background Technique | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Tear & Tape Adhesive came in handy for keeping the pieces together for all four backgrounds.
One of the diagonals was cut horizontally and the other vertically.

Sponge-Flip Background Technique | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

This one is one that I cut in half and flipped a second time!

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

A simple card that was die cut with the largest Stitched Rectangles die, heat embossed with the  Ridiculously Awesome sentiment, layered on Bermuda Bay and adhered to a Coastal Cabana horizontal top folding card base.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

A stepped up card with the background created vertically and with Tina in mind!  Die cut the background with the largest Stitched Rectangle die, emboss with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and sprinkle with water to create a weathered look.  Brayer the center panel without reinking them.  Stamp the lighthouse and seagulls in Bermuda Bay.  Tie Braided Linen Trim around the panel, tying in a knot and curl the ends slightly to resemble the seagull wings.  The heat embossed Forever Greenery sentiment was fussy cut and adhered with dimensionals.  The Coastal Cabana layer was adhered to a vertical top folding Crumb Cake card base. 

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

This stepped up version has the double flipped background and was created as a get well card for a friend who has had recent surgery.  The large splatters and the fussy cut Back on Your Feet turtle reminds me of a waterpark slide - someplace we won't be going to anytime soon unfortunately thanks to these days of social distancing!  Heat emboss the sentiment and die cut with a Stitched Shapes square die.  Die cut the background panel with the largest Stitched Background panel and emboss with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder.  Adhere the background panel to a Thick Whisper White card layer for sturdiness.  Adhere the sturdy panel with liquid glue to slightly larger Whisper White layer.  Stamp the turtle with Stazon and color with Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Early Espresso watercolor pencils and blend with a damp Fine Tip Water Brush.  Fussy cut the turtle and adhere with dimensionals along with the embossed sentiment square.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

This intricate background was created with the flipped diagonal 
and the Many Medallions background die.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

Off-stamp the Tasteful Touches bloom in Granny Apple Green three times.  Color the centers with the bullet tip of the Dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers.  The Die cut the Flourishing Dies arch leaf five times with Vellum.  Color the reverse sides of the die cut leaves with the Bermuda Bay Combo and Dark Granny Apple Green Blends Markers.  When dry, cut the arches in half and arrange with the fussy cut blooms with mini glue dots.  Embosse a slightly smaller Whisper White card front layer with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.  Adhere the intricate background with mini glue dots to the embossed layer.  Heat emboss the Forever Fern sentiment with the Tasteful Labels Dies banner and adhere with dimensionals.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop
   
The insides are just as important as the card fronts! Continue the themes as much as possible.  And don't forget to stamp the envelopes, too, for a personal touch.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop Members


I hope these projects CAS(e)ing Tina's amazing background technique has inspired you to give it a try yourself for some of your projects.  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 who she's CAS(e)d, 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

And guess what?!  
An amazing, DUO is joining us from across the waters today,
so make sure you do not miss seeing who Kylie and Bruno are CAS(e)ing with us today!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!


By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Sponge-Flip Background Technique along with the Many Medallions Dies, the Tasteful Touches bundle, the Forever Fern bundle, the Come Sail Away stamp set, the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set, the Back on Your Feet stamp set, the Stitched Rectangles Dies and the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog; #stampinup #backonyourfeetstampset #tastefultouchesbundle #pinewoodplanks3dembossingfolder #stitchedrectanglesdies #foreverfernbundle #comesailawaystampset #ridiculouslyawesomestampset #manymedallionsdies #spongeflipbackgroundtechnique #naturesinkspirations #watercoloringwithpencils  #fussycutting #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop

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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)
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22 comments

  1. WOW Angie - your cards are GORGEOUS! I had forgotten about this technique hahah and now YOU'VE inspired ME all over again LOL. Thank you also for the lovely words in your post - I'm so glad we've met and I love being a part of these very special blog hop. xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina! You're the best and I'm glad that we've gone full circle with this amazing technique! Thanks for being an important part of our worldwide hug! xx

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  2. WOW Angie!!!! My favourite is the turtle one!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tania! The turtle card was a lot of fun to create - so glad you like it. xx

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  3. What a gorgeous grouping of cards Angie, and what a fantastic technique! xxxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryll! It is definitely a fun technique... hope you give it a try! xx

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  4. Beautiful cards Angie. I have seen Tina's cards using this technique and never tried it so thank you for reminding me about it. Lovely the Pinewood Planks card and the Medallions die card is so different and pretty.

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle! Tina's cards are so full of technique inspirations. I cannot wait to see what you create with this amazing and fun technique. x

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  5. These are stunning cards Angie!

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  6. All of your cards are ridiculously awesome!! cant wait to try this technique x

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    1. Thank you bunches, Cazz!!! You will LOVE trying this technique! Cannot wait to see what you create. xx

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  7. wow what an amazing collection of projects, I love them all - but the medallion die on especially x

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa! The medallion die card is definitely my style! I loved creating the other cards, too. Such a fun technique... I hope you try it sometime. x

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  8. What a great collection of cards Angie! I can't work out which is my favourite. I am inspired by this technique! It's a thrill for Bruno and I to be hopping with you this month!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kylie! I had so much fun creating them! YAY - Tina and I inspired you!!! I cannot wait to see what you will do with it! So thrilled to have you both hopping with us - so special! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh! What an amazing set of cards you've done, Angie! LOVE this sponging idea and for sure going to have to give it a try. I especially love the Pinewood Plank embossed card. WOW! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Mare! Cannot wait to see what you create using this amazing and fun technique! :)

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  10. Angie, your cards are awesome! The colors are so vibrant and fun. I can't wait to try this technique! So wonderful to hop with you this month.

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne Marie! You'll love playing with this technique. Can't wait to see what you create! :)

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