Nature's INKspirations

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

Full of Love for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - July 2022 | Color Challenge

     

Full of Love Christmas in July cards (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Full of Love for Christmas in July
Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello!  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 Christmas in July based Color Challenge!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from these color palettes.   

Today's Project

Amazing color inspirations for Christmas in July (one for warm weather and one for cold weather) inspired me to watercolor... and I couldn't resist choosing to use both color palettes for today's project!

Stamping INKspirations Christmas in July Inspiration (Warm Weather Colors) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieStamping INKspirations Christmas in July Color Inspiration (Cold Weather Colors) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Cold and Warm Weather cards) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Sahara Sand ink was off-stamped with the Full of Love image to create the watercolor images on Shimmery White cardstock.  The Fine Tip Water Brush was used with the ink pad lids as my paint  palettes.

Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Warm Weather angle) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda were used to color the warm weather card.  While Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler were used to color the cold weather card. 

Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Cold Weather angle) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Once the watercolor images were dry to the touch, they were die-cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies while the background was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.  The Chic Dies created the Alcohol Spritzed snowflakes using Soft Succulent (cold weather card) and Bermuda Bay (warm weather card) inks tapped on acrylic blocks and then heavily spritzed with alcohol to create the various colors.  Linen Thread was doubled wrapped the layers and tied off with a single bow.  A double threaded bow was adhered with a Mini Glue Dot for a heavier look.  The watercolor panel and sentiment panel were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Light Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Marker was used to create splatters on the warm weather card front.  The Inspired Thoughts stamp set was used for the sentiment stamped in Bermuda Bay and Evening Evergreen.

Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Warm Weather inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The insides were layered and stamped to compliment the card fronts.  Inspired Thoughts was used for the sentiments for the fronts and insides.

Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Cold Weather inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this color challenge and will use it yourself to create some Christmas cards this month to share with friends and family in December.  Up next on the blog hop is Jan 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  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Karen Henderson

Mo Rootes  ●  Sue Allen  ●  Annette Ball

Susan Webster  ●  Danielle Kassing   ●  Ann Krucek

Vickie Littlewood  ●  Leonie Stuart  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert  ●  Judith Patterson



Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!  
Have a blessed day!

Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Warm Weather Supplies)

You Can Make This Card!

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

BASICS

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

STAMPS

  • Full of Love Cling Stamp Set; Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set

INK

  • Sahara Sand, Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pads; Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

PAPER

  • Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana and Shimmery White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes

OTHER

  • Stylish Shapes Dies; Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder; Linen Thread

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

  • Shimmery White - 5" x 3-3/4" (x2); 1-1/4" x 1"; scraps for die-cutting 
  • Coastal Cabana - 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" (x2) 
  • Petal Pink - 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" (card base)


 Full of Love Christmas in July Card (Cold Weather Supplies)

You Can Make This Card!

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

    BASICS

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

    STAMPS

  • Full of Love Cling Stamp Set; Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set

    INK

  • Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pads

    PAPER

  • Evening Evergreen, Sahara Sand and Shimmery White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes

    OTHER

  • Stylish Shapes Dies; Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder; Linen Thread

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

  • Shimmery White - 5" x 3-3/4" (x2); 1-1/4" x 1"; scraps for die-cutting 
  • Sahara Sand - 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" (x2) 
  • Evening Evergreen - 11" x 4-1/4" scored at 5-1/2" (card base)


6 comments

  1. Beautiful creations. Love those snowflakes and the embossed edge on the inside panel.

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  2. Great cards, Angie! Love the watercolor effect. And the inside layers. Thanks for sharing!đŸ’•

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  3. Lovely cards Angie, love the embossing on the inside x

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  4. Such pretty watercolor cards!! I love that look on your snowflakes as well!

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  5. I just love your card. A fun and easy layout too!!

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  6. What a nice map full of details Angie! Well done!

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