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

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - July 2022 | CAS(e) a Team Member

 

Happiness Abounds for CAS(e) a Team Member with a Twist

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you as we CAS(e) a Team Member with a Twist.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

I was thrilled when I learned that I was getting to CAS(e) a dear friend of mine, Tatiana Tobin, for this month's CAS(e) a Team Member with a Twist theme.  I immediately knew what I was wanting to CAS(e); however, there were a few things that I need to know first.  

CAS(e)ing My Aussie Friend

Tatiana and I became friends through a Random Act of Kindness card group.  Not long after I became a demonstrator, she was doing Facebook lives and I quickly became one of her biggest fans cheering her on from across the waters.  I loved one of the series she did, so that was my pick to CAS(e)!   

To begin the creative process for today's project, I wanted to use her favorite colors, so when we chatted on Zoom last month (the twist for the challenge!), my main question for her was "which colors would you have used for your colouring series had they been available in every coloring medium?"  I wasn't surprised at all when she told me "Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo - oooo, Polished Pink, now!"  She was a bit shocked when I told my CAS(e) pick...  but, hey, I'm a nature and flower lover, right?!?   

Tatiana was a member of the 2021 Artisan Design Team and highlighted her favorite colors along with some of her favorite products - she loves snowflakes, butterflies and rainbows! - in some of her corporate posts.  You can see her corporate posts on Facebook here.  

Tatiana's "Let's Talk About Colouring" Series | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Tatian'a's Pop of Colour on Smoky Slate CAS(e) | Inspiration for Today's Project | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inspiration for today's project is Tatiana's "Let's Talk About Colouring" Series, her recent pop of colour case, and what I've always referred to as her go-to layout with an offset circle used primarily in her Facebook lives.

Happiness Abounds for CAS(e) a Team Member, my Aussie friend. Tatiana! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Happiness Abounds Bundle from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog was a used for creating this bunch of cards featuring different ways to color!   The card bases and double layers are Sahara Sand cardstock.

Happiness Abounds for CAS(e) a Team Member with a Twist (angled grouping) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Five of the cards were stamped with Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Polished Pink.  The sixth card was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Simple designs were created to make replication easier.  Each card features a different coloring technique with a Polished Pink rose surrounded by Bermuda Bay land Coastal Cabana leaves.  The detailed lattice die was used for the background to accentuate the turn corners.  Two of the Thick Basic White circles were embossed with the Elegant Eucalyptus 3D Embossing Folder for a special touch to some imperfections of the scraps I had used.  

No Line Watercoloring on Thick Basic White with Ink and Fine Tip Water Brush | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
No Line Watercoloring on Thick Basic White with Ink and Fine Tip Water Brush

No Line Watercoloring on Basic White with Watercolor Pencil and Blender Pen | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
No Line Watercoloring on Basic White with Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen

No Line Watercoloring on Fluid 100 with watercolor pencil and Fine Tip Water Brush Blending | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
No Line Watercoloring on Fluid 100 with Watercolor Pencil and Fine Tip Water Brush Blending

Memento Ink on Basic White for coloring with Stampin' Blends Markers | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Memento Ink on Basic White for coloring with Stampin' Blends Markers

Simple Stamping with Ink and Die Cutting | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Simple Stamping with Inks on Basic White and Die Cutting

No Line Watercoloring on Fluid 100 applying Fine Tip Water Brush to Watercolor Pencil
No Line Coloring on Fluid 100 applying Fine Tip Water Brush to Watercolor Pencil

 My favorite way to do No Line Coloring is with ink and a damp water brush. This technique was used twice - one using the fresh ink (darker in tones) and one using the remnants of the ink (lighter in tones).  The darker tones were used to create a birthday card for a special niece that turned 16 this week.  

Happiness Abounds No Line Coloring birthday card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

A heat embossed triple layered sentiment strip was added to complete this card in Coastal Cabana cardstock.  A few iridescent pearls were added as a finishing touch with my niece in mind

Happiness Abounds CAS(e) Coloring (inside details) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Happiness Abounds birthday card (inside details) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The insides were stamped and layered to compliment the card fronts.  The envelope flaps were stamped to give a sneak peek of what's inside.

THE AWOW TEAM

THIS IS US

This is Us - Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Fourteen (14) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can create cards by CAS(e)ing someone you know.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her amazing project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

Next blog button AWOW graphic | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

  

Jan Clothier - NZ

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Chris Smith - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

 

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Happiness Abounds CAS(e) a Team Member with a Twist (angled group) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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

        BASICS

  • Clear Blocks C, D, H; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Heat Tool; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Bone Folder

        STAMPS

  • Happiness Abounds Photopolymer Stamp Set (bundled savings with the Blossoming Happiness Dies)

         INK

  • Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Polished Pink, and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink; VersaMark Pad; Bermuda Bay, Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Packs

        PAPER

  • Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand, Basic White, and Thick Basic White Cardstocks; Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper; Basic White Medium Envelopes

        OTHER

  • Water Brushes; Blender Pens; Watercolor Pencils; Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2; Blossoming Happiness Dies; Layering Circles Dies; Elegant Eucalyptus 3D Embossing Folders; Basics Embossing Powders; Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels

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

  • Thick Basic White - 4" x 5-1/4"; scraps for die-cutting circles 
  • Basic White - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"; 3-1/2" x 4-3/4" (x7) 
  • Coastal Cabana - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base); 4" x 5-1/4" (x4)
  • Sahara Sand - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base); 4" x 5-1/4" (x4) - per card

 



18 comments

  1. Super fun. Love your take on Tatiana's fabulous project and all the coloring options you created.

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    1. Oh, you're right, Wendy, it was indeed fun! Thanks so much.

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  2. I love your CASE of Tatiana's card! Beautiful cards!

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  3. What a lovely CASE of Tatiana's cards! I like the use of a strong, solid colour in the base and the cleverness of the differently coloured flowers.

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    1. Thanks, Jan! A project of Tatiana's that I fell in love at first when she originally did it... knew I had to CAS(e) it one day!

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  4. I love your take on Tania's cards, very pretty!

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  5. I'm honoured that you CASEd me and found it interesting that you were drawn to that series I did. I love the colour alternatives and I'm impressed you made so many cards too!

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    1. So loved CAS(e)ing you, my friend! Now to do some more!

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  6. Kathy Roberts LailJuly 16, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Your post was so informative and I just love all the cards. I may CASE them and use them with your permission as a Shoebox Swap at our upcoming Fall Retreat.

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    1. CAS(e)ing them is the best compliment! Please share what you do and tag both Tatiana and me.

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  7. What a fabulous haul of cards Angie, great case of Tatiana's work, right down to the series of cards! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Cheryll... enjoyed every minute of creating them. Now to make more! xx

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  8. What fab cards to have chosen to CASE and what beautiful CASing too x

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  9. Beautiful cards Angie. I love the tone-on-tone look you've created. Thanks for enabling this hop x

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