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

Stampin' Up! Amaryllis Abloom for the Ink.Stamp.Share Showcase Blog Hop | December 2021


Stampin' Up! Amaryllis Abloom Christmas Cards on my craft desk! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Amaryllis Abloom for Christmas

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Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping along the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop as we showcase projects we are working on to inspire you to create along with us.  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

It's a windy, rainy day on this lovely Saturday so enjoy this sunshine from the project on my craft desk for some Christmas cards that still needed to be made for some special cousins of mine.  Our grandmother always had an amaryllis blooming in pot in her bedroom around Christmas and even had some amazingly larger ones in her flower garden between the house and the family grocery store.   One summer I remember her standing in front of a large blooms with her hand right beside it.  I cannot wait to see if my cousins recall this, too.  

A work in progress - Amaryllis Abloom Christmas Cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Amaryllis Abloom image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Basic White Cardstock.  The bloom was colored with Real Red Combo Stampin' Blends Markers.  The foliage was colored with Dark Granny Apple Green and Light Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Markers blending the colors to a lovely shade of Garden Green.  

Color blending with Stampin' Blends to create a shade of Garden Green!  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The stamped layer was layered onto Evening Evergreen and Basic White layers.  The Poinsettia Petals sentiment was inked with Evening Evergreen onto a 3/4" strip of Basic White and layered twice with additional Basic White scraps.  The Crumb Cake layer was inked with Crumb Cake and randomly stamped with the background image.  

Amaryllis Abloom for some special Christmas cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

A 1-1/2" strip of Evening Evergreen Ever Eden Cotton Paper was placed on the Crumb Cake layer and embossed with Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder.  The amaryllis layers were adhered to the embossed layer.  Crumb Cake Baker's Twine was double wrapped around the Crumb Cake layer and tied off with a bow.  The multiple layers were adhered to the Crumb Cake card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside of the Amaryllis Christmas cards with the envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieInside of the Amaryllis Christmas cards with the envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front allowing plenty of room for some correspondence.  The envelope front and flap was stamped to compliment the card front.  

Mission accomplished!  Amaryllis Abloom Christmas Cards 2021 | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

And just in case you were wondering, yes, the cards were made into the night... and with the morning daylight this is a look at all of the completed cards which I hope will warm the hearts of my extended family as we cherish memories from our past Christmases together.

Stampin' Up! Amaryllis Abloom Christmas Cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my project.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop to see what Sue and the others have been working on to inspire you.  So click the next button below or look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any. 

December 2021 Showcase Roll Call

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Supplies for creating the Amaryllis Abloom Christmas Card  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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

BASICS

  • Clear Blocks B, C, D, H, I; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals

STAMPS

  • Amaryllis Abloom Photopolymer Host Stamp Set; Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set 

INK

  • Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends Combo Packs

PAPER

  • Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen and Basic White Cardstocks; Ever Eden 12" x 12" Cotton Paper (exclusive paper available during the Eden's Garden Early Release Promotion); Basic White Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder; Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

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

  • Basic White - 2-1/8" x 3-7/8"; 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"; 3-5/8" x 4-7/8"; 3/4" x 2-1/8"; 1/2" scrap strips for layering sentiment layer
  • Evening Evergreen - 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Crumb Cake - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 3-3/4" x 5" (x2) 
  • Cotton Paper - 1-1/2" x 6"

 

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