Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - August 2021 | Reading is FONTS-amental

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping
It's all about the FONTS!

 Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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 Reading is FONTS-amental theme!  Nothing like this wonderful theme to get you motivated to start making cards with lots of fonts or mixed media, right?!  Write!  **wink**  There are so many wonderful ideas so hopefully you might give some of my ideas a try.

Today's Project

I love fonts and always have since my childhood... different types of fonts are everywhere.  I was always fascinated by the different fonts used on book jackets... between the different types, colors, thicknesses, sizes, etc.  I would often be more interested in the book jackets or spines in the library instead of the topic I was researching...  

So to make a long story short, you may not be surprised that I don't always purchase stamp sets for the artwork!

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

Yes, I started simple for today's project... and then I had another idea... and then I forgot about another idea and woke up this morning to make it!  I hope that you enjoy this trip of mine through the "fonts of ages"...

Project Details

A long time ago in France, there was a king... that built the beginnings of a palace that grew into much grandeur over time which represents all things 17th Century art.  The Very Versailles stamp set had my attention from the moment I saw it... between the lovely delicate branch of leaves to the antiqued background font to the sentiment fonts.  Well, actually, the historic art lover in me loved all the images of this stamp set.  So with this stamp set, I created a Night of Navy and Basic White simple stamping card with a heat embossed sentiment strip to let the stamps themselves do all the talking. 

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

To complete the card, the inside was simply stamped also along with the envelope front and flap.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

The second card features my most favorite items from the newest mini catalog released earlier this month.  The Nature's Harvest stamp set is so in tune with my daily walks on the bike trail... coneflowers are everywhere and just take my breath away with their beauty sprinkled amongst the edges of the fields along with QueenAnne's Lace and various other wildflowers.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

The coordinating Nature's Dies perfectly cut out the flowers along with having a few silhouette images to die cut for an added background.  The Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder was a must have for me... all the texture and font are just amazing for this fonts lover.  The Heartfelt Wishes sentiment was just the touch I needed for a light, carefree, and yes, heartfelt message.  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping
By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestampingBy Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

The inside replicates the coneflower image and the Timeworn Type embossing with the inside reminding me of an old book.  The envelope front and flap were also stamped to complete the card.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

The last card is the one that I just had to make to have somewhat of a mixed media project!  Using the Ice Cream Spinkles (retired), Champagne Rhinestones, scraps of So Saffron Cardstock, remnants of White Baker's Twine and a bit of White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon along with my Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker, and the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Marker I created my artwork for the day!

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

This was so fun to create and honestly, I do not even know if I will send this to someone... I just might keep it for myself as a gentle reminder for what to every day!  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

In these times, it is so important for us all to take time for ourselves!  We need to have our time to rest, relax and just enough being alive and to enjoy life with our families, friends and nature... yes, nature... it is so important to get outside and breathe the fresh air and to enjoy the natural beauty around us.  So the next time you're on a nature walk... you can remember that there is someone else in the world enjoying the same thing.  We are all blessed to enjoy this time that we have on this beautiful world that God created until decides that it's our time to come home.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestampingBy Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

I so enjoyed creating the inside of the previous card, that I had to duplicate it for this one, but I included a subtle reminder to remember to BREATHE and enjoy the beauty of nature around us!  These sentiments come from Nature's Harvest and Reflected in Nature.

More Inspiration

Now it's time for me to go spend some time with my sweet husband who has been waiting patiently for me to finish this blog post!  I hope that these projects have inspired in more than one way.  Up next on the blog hop is Rochelle where you can continue along to see what she and all 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 love to hear from you. 

  

Angie McKenzie  ●  Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Karen Henderson

Leonie Stuart  ●  Jessie Holton  ●  Jo Blackman

Cheryl Hamilton  ●  Libby Fens  ●  Tricia Butts

 Mo Rootes  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Elaine de Montmorency

Teri West  ●  Susan Simpson  ●  AurΓ©lie Fabre

Gez Carpenter  ●  Deb Macdowell  ●  Jill Chapman

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!

Have a blessed day!
By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Nature's Harvest Bundle, Very Versailles Stamp Set and Reflected in Nature Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!® to create some cards using different fonts; #occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

You Can Make This!

Here is What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Clear Block Bundle; Take Your Pick Tool; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Bone Folder

STAMPS

  • Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set; Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set; Nature's Harvest Cling Stamp Set; Reflected in Nature Cling Stamp Set

INK

  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Ink Pad; VersaMark Ink; Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combo Pack; Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER 

  • Basic White and Night of Navy Cardstock; Basic White Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Time Worn 3D Embossing Folder, Harvest Dies, Champagne Rhinestones, Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles (retired); White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon 

tams# 62927 (Very Versailles card)
tams# 62928 (Nature's Harvest Blue & White card)
tams# 62929 (Nature's Harvest Mixed Media)

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.


#occasioncards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #veryversailles #naturesharvest #reflectedinnature  #coneflowers #bakerstwine #timeworntype #mixedmedia #readingisfontsamental #handmadecards #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

6 comments

  1. Beautiful cards, Angie! I especially love the font in the gratitude sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous cards Angie, l love all the fonts you've chosen. Vey Versailles is one of my favourites x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous, love them all! The font really does impact the feel of a card.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Angie, these are all absolutely beautiful! I love the Timeworn Type EF it adds a very unique look to things!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Angie your work is simply stunning. Took my breath away. So my style too 😍😍😍

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a comment. Your comments make me smile!