Nature's INKspirations

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

Flowing Flowers for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - January 2022 | Sketch Challenge

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card

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

Hello and happy 2022!  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 projects based on our first Sketch Challenge!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from this fun sketch.   

Today's Project

It is so good to be blogging again!  I have been under the weather for over a month now so today's card was definitely made with a lot of love!  Thankfully, I had this sketch to help me create this birthday card using one of my favorite new stamp sets from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog!
Stamping INKspirations Sketch Challenge - January 2022
Flowing Flowers Birthday Card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The new Flowing Flowers Stamp Set was love at first sight for me when I saw it the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog during November 2021.  The details in the stamps and the sentiments wore a sight loved by my creative heart!  The large floral image was inked with my well loved Petal Pink ink pad - meaning that it is not juicy at all and probably in need of a reinking making it perfect for this Distinktive stamp set - and stamped repeatedly, inking between impressions, to create the subtle custom basic background on Basic White cardstock.

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The second floral image was stamped using the Stamparatus.  The image was inked with Petal Pink multiple times to get a dark impression of the flower and splatters.  The leaves were colored with Mint Macaron with a sponge dauber.  A tad bit of additional ink was applied with a dauber for the flower center.  

We had a double challenge going on for those that wished to play along with it and that was to add some "Shimmer and Shine" (thanks Mo!).  The Tailored Tags were the special touch for a birthday wish.  The silver foil tag was cut from scraps.  The tie was a piece of White Baker's Twine that I separated and mixed with a piece of retired Silver Metallic Thread.  And the final touch was three shimmery elements leftover from the October 2021 Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit.  

Flowing Flowers Birthday Card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside of the card was layered and stamped to coordinate with the card front.  Stamping this repeated border along the bottom halves of the card layers was continued to the envelope flap.

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this sketch and will use it yourself to create some cards for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is Donna 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. 



  1. Love your soft colors. Beautiful card.

  2. Such a pretty, delicate card Angie x

  3. This is such a cute card, Angie! Love it.

  4. I just love your creative use of "negative" stamped space as your border. I think you are a genius with this beautifully soft card!!!

  5. Such a pretty way to make a border! I must remember this.

  6. Gorgeous card Angie, so soft and pretty x

  7. Sweet and elegant ! Thank for the sharing Angie ! x

  8. Lovely card. THe background you created is beautiful, I thought it was DSP!

  9. I love everything about this card! The colors, the background you created and this stamp set!

  10. What a beautiful sweet elegant card, thanks for sharing x


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