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Valentine's Day Blog Hop - January 2022 | Whitewashed Tulips

Whitewashed Tulips for Valentine's Day! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Whitewashed Tulips for Valentine's Day!

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Hello friends!  I hope you are doing amazing on this Mojo Monday.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Valentine's Day Blog Hop as we share lots of inspiration related to, yes, all things love.  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

Nothing like being inspired by fellow demonstrators!  I was listening to Mary Deatherage last night while the hubby was watching football... she was inspired by a YouTube video that she saw by Lisa Freeman.  Well, needless to say, I had to stop and see what she was doing and then my mind flew into mojo mode.  This amazing "whitewash" technique is so fun and can be used with so many different color palettes and stamp sets!  I chose to play with Flowering Tulips!

Whitewashed Tulips for Valentine's! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Melon Mambo ink with the Craft White Ink Refill did all the work with a dried out Blender Pen.  Stamping the small Flowering Tulips image in two corners of the Polished Pink Cardstock layer along with the stem and the smallest leaf created the focal points.  Lisa Freeman used an inked Whisper White ink pad with a clear block, Mary Deatherage did the same but mixed some ink refill with it.  My ink pad was pretty much dry with just a smidge of ink so I primarily used the ink refill on the Clear Block D allowing room to spread out the ink before applying with the older Blender Pen on the tulips and the leaves.

Whitewashed Tulips for Valentine's (angle) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Once the images were dry, the layer was die cut with the 2nd smallest Scalloped Contours Die.  The negative layer was adhered to the Melon Mambo cardbase with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The center image was stamped on a separate piece of Polished Pink Cardstock and layered up onto a Melon Mambo layer.  The sentiment was stamped with Melon Mambo ink onto a strip of Basic White cardstock.  The White Baker's Twine was doubled to create a bow which was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.  The layers were adhered together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto the scalloped die-cut.  The scalloped layer was adhered to the cardbase with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Whitewashed Tulips for Valentine's (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the card front.  And, yes, it takes a while for the ink to dry when you apply too much... so remove access with the Blender Pen or cloth; otherwise, you and the recipient will get inky fingers as I did on the inside.  **wink**  The A Wish for Everything sentiment was stamped with Melon Mambo ink leaving plenty of room for a handwritten message.  The envelope was stamped with a heart fill image from Sweet Conversations.

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to create a Valentine's card to share with someone to make them know they're loved.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #25 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Blog Hop Index

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Whitewashed Tulips for Valentine's (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks A, B, C, D, H, G; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Mini Glue Dots; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Blender Pen


  • Flowering Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set; A Wish for Everything Cling Stamp Set; Sweet Conversations Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad; Uninked Classic Stampin' Pad with Whisper White Ink Refill; White Craft Stampin' Ink Refill


  • Melon Mambo, Polished Pink and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • 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!


  • Basic White - 1-15/16" x 7/8"; 2-3/4" x 4-1/16" 
  • Polished Pink - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2); 1-13/16" x 3-1/8" 
  • Melon Mambo - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 1-15/16 x 3-5/16"


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Nina! Yes, this is definitely a fun old technique. :)

  2. Great idea to use the tulips. Really very pretty!

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Tracie! Definitely a must for my creations. :)

  4. I love your whitewash idea. It's so effective on your pretty card!

  5. So pretty! And the inside is pretty enough to be the front! I love that!


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