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Beautiful Field Journal Friendship for Crafty Challenge Blog Hop - April 2021 | Sketch Challenge

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Field Journal and Beautiful Friendship Stamp Sets from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Hydrangea Dies from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #fieldjournalstampset #beautifulfriendshipstampset #stitchedshapesdies #hydrangeadies #thankyoucards #floralcards #mallardduck #coloringwithblends #hydrangeacluster #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatimeCrafty Challenge Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Happy Sunday!  Hello and welcome to my blog.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Crafty Challenge Blog Hop and the theme is a sketch challenge.  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!

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Today's Project

I have a new habit for 2021 in which I exercise before I craft... makes it a bit difficult on blog hop days; however, today's inspiration is from my view this morning while exercising!  Mr. Mallard came to visit the visit the bird feeder... and there is a dried hydrangea bloom from last year nearby.  Definitely a lovely sight!

My inspiration for today's card!  A Mallard and dried hydrangea bloom

Project Details

A Shaded Spruce panel was embossed with the retiring Subtle embossing folder to resemble the grass in our yard and adhered to the Shaded Spruce vertical top folding card base.  The Beautiful Friendship hydrangea image was randomly stamped on a 2-1/4" x 5-1/2" strip of Very Vanilla cardstock with Crumb Cake ink.  Additional hydrangea images were randomly stamped on scrap pieces of Very Vanilla for diecutting the Hydrangea Dies multiple bloom strip... these little blooms were pierced in the centers using the Stampin' Pierce Mat and the Pick a Tool and adhered to a small hand-cut heart with Mini Glue Dots creating a hydrangea cluster.  

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Field Journal and Beautiful Friendship Stamp Sets from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Hydrangea Dies from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #fieldjournalstampset #beautifulfriendshipstampset #stitchedshapesdies #hydrangeadies #thankyoucards #floralcards #mallardduck #coloringwithblends #hydrangeacluster #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

A Very Vanilla circle was die cut with the retiring Stitched Shapes Dies.  The Field Journal duck was stamped on the circle with Crumb Cake ink.  The duck was colored with Pretty Peacock (head), Soft Suede (breast and wings), Pumpkin Pie (feet), Daffodil Delight (beak) and Basic Black (eye) Stampin' Blends.  The grass was colored with the Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends marker.  The circle was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Field Journal and Beautiful Friendship Stamp Sets from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Hydrangea Dies from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #fieldjournalstampset #beautifulfriendshipstampset #stitchedshapesdies #hydrangeadies #thankyoucards #floralcards #mallardduck #coloringwithblends #hydrangeacluster #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

The Hydrangea Dies tag was embellished with Linen Thread and a fussy cut Field Journal sentiment and adhered to the card front with a stack of two Dimensionals.  The hydrangea cluster was tucked behind the tag.  Three pearls were added to complete the elements of the sketch.

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Field Journal and Beautiful Friendship Stamp Sets from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Hydrangea Dies from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #fieldjournalstampset #beautifulfriendshipstampset #stitchedshapesdies #hydrangeadies #thankyoucards #floralcards #mallardduck #coloringwithblends #hydrangeacluster #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

No card is complete with attention to the inside and the coordinating envelope!  Layers were similarly replicated while special Field Journal sentiment was added for the recipient.  The envelope front and flap were stamped to coordinate with the card as a sneak peek for what's inside for the recipient.   

You Can Make This Card and Here's What You'll Need to Get Started

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Block D, G, H
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Stamparatus
  • Small Grid Paper
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bone Folder
  • Simply Shammy
  • Stampin' Pierce Mat
  • Pick A Tool

STAMPS:

  • Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set (**retiring May 3, 2021)
  • Field Journal Cling Stamp Set (**retiring May 3, 2021)

INK:

  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (**retiring May 3, 2021)
  • Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
  • Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER:

  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Shaded Spruce cardstock
  • Very Vanilla Medium envelope

OTHER:

  • Hydrangea Dies  (included in the Hydrangea Haven Bundle for a 10% Bundle Savings)
  • Stitched Shapes Dies  (**retiring May 3, 2021)
  • Linen Thread

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.   The Beautiful Friendship and Field Journal stamp sets are both retiring on May 3, 2021.  The Hydrangea Dies (currently seen in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog) are in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

By Angie McKenzie for Crafty Collaborations Crafty Challenge Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the retiring Field Journal and Beautiful Friendship Stamp Sets from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog along with the Hydrangea Dies from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!; #sketchchallenge #fieldjournalstampset #beautifulfriendshipstampset #stitchedshapesdies #hydrangeadies #thankyoucards #floralcards #mallardduck #coloringwithblends #hydrangeacluster #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired so you can create this card yourself to make someone's day just by sharing a handmade card.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #24 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
#sketchchallenge #fieldjournalstampset #beautifulfriendshipstampset #stitchedshapesdies #hydrangeadies #thankyoucards #floralcards #mallardduck #coloringwithblends #hydrangeacluster #cardtechniques #craftychallengebloghop #stampinup #naturesinkspirations #makingotherssmileonecreationatatime 


5 comments

  1. Angie, this is the cutest card I have seen and very clever way to use the stamp for the background! I love everything about your card! thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love how you used the Beautiful Friendship stamp for the background.

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