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Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - February 2021 | Inspired by Nature

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Beauty and Good Morning America Cling Stamp Sets along with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the Curvy Dies and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!®; #naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping
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Happy Thursday, y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop as we share projects Inspired by Nature!  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water, or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

I woke up yesterday to a breathtaking sunrise and knew that it would have to be the inspiration for today's project!  We are in the aftermath of Winter Storm 2021 here in NW Ohio.  Temperatures were on the rise  yesterday... so outside time with Benji and my son was rather squishy and wet in the slushy snow!  Green grass is peeping through the melted areas explaining the reason my sinuses were acting up...  Spring is just around the corner.  So in the meantime, we are enjoying the snow and breathtaking artwork in the sky.

Sunrise Inspiration for Today's Project | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Sunrise Inspiration with Nature's Beauty

The blended inks sunrise was created over the stamped Nature's Beauty snow banked trees....

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Beauty and Good Morning America Cling Stamp Sets along with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the Curvy Dies and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!®; #naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping

Project Details

Tap the Nature's Beauty tree line images in Early Espresso and stamp\ on the left side of a standard size Basic White cardstock layer.  Repeat on the right side.  Mask the tree line (I used a Post-it note).  Create the sunrise using So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue inks with Blending Brushes.  Die cut the inked images with the third smallest Stitched Nested Labels Die.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Beauty and Good Morning America Cling Stamp Sets along with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the Curvy Dies and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!®; #naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping

Die cut four additional labels - three from Basic White Thick cardstock and one from Basic White cardstock.  Die cut three slopes from Basic White cardstock using the dotted Curvy Die.  Emboss a 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White layer with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere the slopes to the embossed layer.  Adhere the three Basic White Thick cardstock labels to the back of the blended label.  Position the stacked label on the cardfront... visualize the overlap distance and trim that amount off the remaining Basic White label.  Adhere to the stacked label.  Adhere to the cardfront.  Adhere the embossed layer to the vertical top-folding Basic White Thick card base.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Beauty and Good Morning America Cling Stamp Sets along with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the Curvy Dies and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!®; #naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping

Tap the Good Morning Magnolia sentiment in Early Espresso ink on blended sunrise scraps.  Adhere to two same size Basic White strips.  Adhere to cardfront.  

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Beauty and Good Morning America Cling Stamp Sets along with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the Curvy Dies and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!®; #naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping

Tap the Good Morning Magnolia sentiment in Early Espresso and stamp on a 4" x 5-1/4" Basic White cardstock layer.  Tap the Nature's Beauty tree image in Early Expresso, stamp off on grid paper and stamp over the sentiment.  Apply Balmy Blue ink to the top portion of the card layer with a Blending Brush.  Adhere layer to the inside card base.  Stamp the envelope front and flap to compliment the card.  

STAMPING TIP:  Don't forget to clean your stamps before putting them away.  You can quickly clean them with your damp Simply Shammy (I store mine in a Standard Stamp Case).  You can also clean and condition your stamps with your Stampin' Mist and Stampin' Scrub.   Conditioning your rubber cling stamps with Stampin' Mist will keep them around for years to come. 

What You'll Need to Make This Project

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks B, C, G, H
  • Blending Brushes
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Bone Folder
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Grid Paper
  • Simply Shammy
  • Standard Stamp Case
  • Stampin' Mist
  • Stampin' Scrub

STAMPS:

  • Nature's Beauty Cling Stamp Set
  • Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set 

INK:

  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad

PAPER:

  • Basic White cardstock
  • Basic White Thick cardstock 
  • Basic White Medium envelope

OTHER:

  • Stitched Nested Labels Dies 
  • Curvy Dies
  • Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Order the Quite Curvy Bundle (includes the Curvy Dies), the Nature's Beauty Stamp Set, the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the Painted Texture embossing folder to earn a Level 2 product like the Touch of Ink stamp set or the Berry Blessings Bundle (stamp set with exclusive DSP!) during Sale-A-Bration from now until this Sunday, the 28th of February.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Beauty and Good Morning America Cling Stamp Sets along with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, the Curvy Dies and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!®; #naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you and brightened your day.  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!


Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#naturesbeautystampset  #curvydies #goodmorningmagnoliastampset #stitchednestedlabelsdies #paintedtexture3dembossingfolder #encouragement #occasionsscards #janjun2021minicatalog #2020annualcatalog #bloghops #inkandinspirationbloghop #iibh #stampinup #cardtechniques #inkblending #sunriseinspiration #naturesinkspirations #handcrafted #diy #handmadecards #papercrafting #offstamping

2 comments

  1. Beautiful card Angie and it does look exactly like your photo! x

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    1. Thanks so much, Shelly! The creative juices were definitely running with this one.
      Sunrises are so uplifting. x

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