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Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - February 2021 | Love is in the Air

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Always in My Heart Bundle, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, Field Tiles Dies, and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special anniversary card; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies  #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop
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Hey y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  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 relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing things related to our theme of Love is in the Air.  There are so many ways to show love...   I have chosen to focus on lasting love!

Today's Project

My parents have a very special anniversary coming up in two weeks!  It will be their 60th first date anniversary!  Talk about love is in the air... that is LONG LASTING LOVE!!!  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Always in My Heart Bundle, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, Field Tiles Dies, and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special anniversary card; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies  #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

Their love was at first sight... and they still are very much in love.  The inspiration for the card front was a wine bottle that sits on my kitchen counter.

Card front inspiration for today's card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie | February 13, 2021 - Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop

Project Details

The Mossy Meadow cardbase was highlighted by an Old Olive card layer overlayed with Vellum cardstock.  The Basic Black cardstock "label" was created by stamping the Forever Blossoms sentiment in VersaMark, heat embossing with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and tearing the the top and bottom edges. 

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Always in My Heart Bundle, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, Field Tiles Dies, and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special anniversary card; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies  #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

The Always in My Heart sentiment was heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and die cut from the coordinating detailed heart die.  A second heart was die cut to shadow the embossed heart.

And now it's time to open the card to see what's inside!  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Always in My Heart Bundle, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, Field Tiles Dies, and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special anniversary card; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies  #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

The inside is just magic!!!  The detailed heart die was die cut from Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored with a damp water painter using Mossy Meadow with four of the 2020-2022 In Colors!  The Basic Black banner Always in My Heart sentiment was heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The Forever Blossoms sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Shimmery White cardstock and die cut with the label Field Tiles Die.  The label die was die cut two more times - once in Shimmery White and once in Mossy Meadow - to give additional height to the label making it flush with the banner.  The little nook in the label ended up being the perfect fit for the leaf from the heart die cut!

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Always in My Heart Bundle, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, Field Tiles Dies, and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special anniversary card; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies  #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

What You'll Need to Make This Project

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Stamparatus
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Heat Tool
  • Small Grid Paper
  • Water Painter
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Bone Folder

STAMPS:

  • Always in My Heart Bundle
  • Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set

INK:

  • VersaMark
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Bumblebee Stampin' Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Just Jade Stampin' Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Misti Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

PAPER:

  • Shimmery White cardstock
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock
  • Old Olive cardstock
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Vellum cardstock
  • Basic White Medium envelope

OTHER:

  • Field Tiles Dies
  • Playful Alphabet Dies
  • Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Order the Always in My Heart Bundle and you can earn a Level 1 product for FREE from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration through February 28, 2021.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Always in My Heart Bundle, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, Field Tiles Dies, and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a special anniversary card; #stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies  #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my project to create something special for someone in your life!  
Please continue along the hop to see what Alejandra and the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment... we would love to hear from you.

 

FEBRUARY 2021

 

Angie McKenzie  ●  Alejandra Gomez  ●  Vicki Milyard

  Tricia Butts  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball

Jo Blackman  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  Jan Musselman

Terry Hamilton  ●  Lisa Mackey  ●  Deb Macdowell

Sue Allen  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

Linda Moore  ●  Satomi Wellard  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Melissa Faust  ●  JoAnn Pollock  ●  Narelle Fasulo

Mo Rootes  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Susan Webster

Susan Simpson  ●  Anne Marie Hile  ●  Ann Krucek

Shel Anderson  ●  Kimberley Morris  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Chris Smith  ●  Mikaela Titheridge

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Jill Chapman  ●  Teri West  ●  Libby Fens

 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#stampinup #cardtechniques #cardmaking #alwaysinmyheartbundle #alwaysinmyheartstampset #floralheartdies #playfulalphabetdies #foreverblossomsstampset #fieldtilesdies #watercoloringwithink #heatembossing #naturesinkspirations #stampinupinks #stampingtechniques #stampinginkspirationsbloghop 

30 comments

  1. Wow, 60 years!! I always love hearing these kinds of love stories and the card you've made for them is just as beautiful as their love. I also like how you've taken inspiration from W I N E <3 Great job, friend!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! Their love story is definitely one I love... especially since I'm a product of their love. x

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  2. Love it and I second the wow 60 years that’s great!!

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  3. Perfect cards for both occasions ,

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  4. Your card is so elegant on the outside, and I love the pop of color on the inside! Congratulations to your parents, what a lovely card to commemorate the occasion. Thanks for sharing :-D

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    1. Thanks so much, Kimberley! My dad was actually excited to give it to my mom and, of course, she loved it! (FYI: She loves all my cards and is my #1 cheerleader)

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  5. What fantastic anniversary card for your parents, Angie! đź’•Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a wonderful achievement 60 years is! Your card is just perfect Angie! :)

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  7. Beautiful projects. The colours in both are magic! ❤️

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  8. This is absolutely breathtaking Angie. Congratulations to your parents!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chris!!! I appreciate it... definitely created with love. x

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  9. Such a beautiful card Angie! 60 years is a milestone worthy of a special celebration. Congratulations to your Mom and Dad!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous inside and out! Your parents are going to love it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! And they did - Daddy loved giving it and my mom loved receiving it! xx

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  11. Such a special card!!! 60 years is something to celebrate!!! You made a strikingly elegant card front and a wonderfully happy inside!! Fabulous!!

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  12. What a beautiful card. I love the detail of the gold script on black to mimic the bottle. Beautiful xx

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  13. Gorgeous Card and what a beautiful story!

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  14. beautiful card Angie!! I always like your projects and this was no exception!

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  15. nicely done! love the card! Very creative!

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