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Heartfelt Artiistically Inked Wishes for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - July 2021 | Make It Sparkle

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards
Make It Sparkle

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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 inspiration to Make It Sparkle! 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

Making projects is something that I personally have a challenge with so I couldn't resist having a go with this theme!  The Artistically Inked Bundle was an amazing grouping to play with to create some sparkle... along with a SNEAK PEEK of the Heartfelf Wishes Stamp Set in the upcoming July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

 By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

Project Details

The bouquet from the Artisitc Dies was used to create a Christmas bouquet covered with Gilded Leafing.  Adhere a 3-3/4" x 4"piece of Basic White cardstock to a piece of Adhesive Sheet and die-cut with the bouquet die.  Remove the backing and press into the Gilded Leafing (preferably in a large container).  Dust off with a sponge, a water painter or your fingers.  The gilded leafing fluffs up and spreads so use sparingly to keep it contained; otherwise, you will have gilded leafing everywhere.  

The die-cut with the adhesive backing on the front.  Time to remove the backing for the leafing application.  |  Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieAdhesive sheet side downwards in the gilding leafing!  Contained in a large plastic container with minimal amount of leafing prevents it from going everywhere.  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

The gilded die-cut was adhered to a Painted Texture embossed Basic White background to let it sparkle even more.  A SNEAK PEEK of the new Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set (page 57 in July-December 2021 Mini Catalog) is what created the heat embossed sentiment across a 3/4" strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  A few Metallic Pearls add a bit more sparkle.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

An extra layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock added to the Cherry Cobbler cardbase and this is all that is needed for this Christmas card.  But wait! 

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

Replicate the layers and mix of stamping between the two stamp sets with some Cherry Cobbler ink and you have a beautifully stamped insert for your handmade card.  Stamping the Basic White Medium Envelope on the front and the flap makes a perfect sneak peek for the recipient of what's inside.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

The Evening Evergreen cardbase was highlighted with a vellum alcohol inked background adhered to a Basic White background with Adhesive Sheet.  The vellum background was created by randomly applying Evening Green ink with the Stampin' Blends onto vellum and spritzing it with rubbing alcohol (higher percentages work best), moving the vellum to let the alcohol and the ink due their magic.  A heat tool can assist with the dry time and the creation of veins.  The same process was repeated with applying Cherry Cobbler ink.  The two colors were done separately to keep the colors as true to color as possible. 

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

An Evening Evergreen overlay layer was created using the leaf die from the Artistic Dies.  The Heartfelt Wishes sentiment was heat embossed on a 3/4" strip of Evening Evergreen.  A splatter of Clear Wink of Stella added a touch of sparkle to this thank you card that could be used year round.

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

Replicate the layers and mix of stamping between the two stamp sets with some generational stamping using Evening Evergreen ink and you have a beautifully stamped insert for your handmade card.  Stamping the Basic White Medium Envelope on the front and the flap makes a perfect sneak peek for the recipient of what's inside.

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you and brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie at #13.  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!

By Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecardsBy Angie McKenzie for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gilded Leafing with the Artistically Inked Bundle in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog along with a SNEAK PEEK of the upcoming Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogby Stampin' Up!®; #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

You Can Make These Cards Yourself!

What You'll Need to Get Started


BASICS:

    • Clear Blocks A, G, I; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Heat Tool; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Stampin' Spritzer; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; and Adhesive Sheets

    STAMPS:

      • Artistically Inked Cling Stamp Set, Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set (Sneak Peek!

        PAPER:

          • Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen and Vellum Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes

          INK:

            • Cherry Cobbler and Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark Pad; Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Combo Packs

            OTHER:

              • Gilded Leafing, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, Artistic Dies, Metallic Pearls, Basics Embossing Powders, Wink of Stella and Rubbing Alcohol (90% + isopropyl alcohol from your local drug store)

              You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

              Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

              PAPER CUTS (Merry Christmas):

                • Cherry Cobbler -  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score at 4-1/4" (card base); 5-1/4" x 4" (x2); 5" x 3/4"
                • Basic White - 5" x 3-3/4" (x2); 4-1/2" x 3-3/4" (for die-cutting) 

                 PAPER CUTS (With Gratitude):

                  • Evening Evergreen -  4-1/4" x 11" and score at 5-1/2" (card base); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; 4-1/8" x 3/4"
                  • Basic White - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2)    
                   
                  #artisticallyinked #artisticdiecuts #artisticallyinkedbundle #christmascards #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #dicutting #alcoholinkonvellum #winkofstella #naturesinkspirations #20212022annualcatalog #julydecember2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards 

                  7 comments

                  1. Hi Angie, I love the way you combined floral image and Holiday. Beautiful card!

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                  2. Pretty cards Angie, I especially like the inlaid leaves x

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                  3. Very pretty Ange, Love the gilding!

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                  4. Your gilded flowers really sparkle Angie! I love the alcohol vellum under the leaves too!:)

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                  5. Great cards,very pretty! - Ann

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