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

In the Moment for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - September 2022 | Color Challenge


In the Moment Watercolor Shapes for a color inspiration challenge (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
In the Moment Watercolor Shapes inspiration for you!

 Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Happy Fall, y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop as we share inspiration from this month's Color Challenge! 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!

Ink & Inspiration Color Inspiration Challenge - September 2022 | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
September 2022 Color Inspiration

Today's Project

I was drawn to the patterns and textures in today's photo inspiration... and as a mom, I couldn't resist viewing this photo from a mom's perspective from inside her (now quiet) home after a hectic morning of getting the kid(s) out of the door for school.  Dreamy, right?!  Yes, I thought so, too, but hey... we mom's have to dream sometimes, right?  More than likely this would be an after-school picture with the kids going to an after school activity.  Either way, the kids are having fun and mom is able to relax!

In the Moment Watercolor Shapes card (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The background was created with the rectangle image from the Watercolor Shapes Stamp Set.  Aligning the Basic White cardstock on Grid Paper was a must to keep the "rugby stripes" straight.  The image was stamped with Pacific Point ink and stamped down one side completely and then repeated along the opposite side.  TIP:  With the imperial (inches) grid paper, the image as approximately three squares wide so the spacing between the stamped images was the same. 

A Blender Pen was used to blend out the texture of stamped image to create a smoother finish.  A damp Water Painter was used to brighten the hue of blended image. 

In the Moment Watercolor Shapes card (close-up) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The center panel was wide enough to slightly overlap the "unstamped" center of the Basic White card layer.  The panel was embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder to represent the school days vibes.  The stamped layer was adhered to a slightly larger Pacific Point cardstock layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

In the Moment Watercolor Shapes card (close-up 2) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The In the Moment image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a Basic White card layer.  The ink pad lids were used as paint palettes for applying the ink with a Blender Pen to create a waterless watercolor appearance.  Crumb Cake (hair), Pacific Point (pants), Sweet Sorbet (top, barrette), Bermuda Bay (mug, window seat cushion), and Daffodil Delight (pillows) inks were used with short and long strokes of the Blender Pen being sure to clean between color applications.  Garden Green (trees) ink was used by tapping the Blender Pen up and down quickly several times to create the look of leaves.   To complete the look, Ivory (skin) and Light Pool Party (window glass) Stampin' Blends Markers were added to the color list.

In the Moment Watercolor Shapes card (holding) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Finishing the card, the colored image with die-cut with the two largest squares from the Stylish Shapes Dies.  The die-cuts were adhered to a 3"square prior to adhering to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment was stamped with Pacific Point ink, fussy cut and adhered with Mini Glue Dots.

In the Moment Watercolor Shapes card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  This card fits perfectly in the Basic White Medium Envelopes for giving to a mom who needs a gentle reminder or a hug of appreciation.

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you and brightened your day.  There are some other amazing inspirations for you to see along this blog hop.  So glance below at the blog hop list - you are currently visiting my blog, Angie McKenzie (#3 on the list) - to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss any!

Blog Hop Index

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

In the Moment Watercolor Shapes card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks D, G; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Mini Glue Dots; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Bone Folder


  • In the Moment Cling Stamp Set; Watercolor Shapes Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point and Sweet Sorbet Classic Stampin' Pads; Blender Pen; Bronze and Ivory, Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Pacific Point, Basic White and Thick Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder; Stylish Shapes Dies; Water Painter

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 - 4" x 5-1/4" (x3); 1-3/4" x 5-1/4"  
  • Pacific Point - 4-1/16" x 5-5/16" (x2)   
  • Thick Basic White - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. Gorgeous card Angie, I love this stamp set x

    1. Thanks, Mo! Definitely one of my favs that I need to use more! x

  2. Beautiful card! I adore all the layers!

  3. I love this set! Your card is gorgeous.

    1. Yes, you have indeed made some beauties with this set yourself! Thanks so much, Judith!

  4. Beautiful card Angie, love how you used the colours and this stamp set!


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