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

Framed Florets for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - February 2023 | Color Challenge

Framed Florets Milestone Birthday | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzieStamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello and happy February!  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 Color Challenge for 2023!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from this fun sketch.   

Today's Project

A family member had a very special milestone birthday this week, so today's color challenge was the perfect inspiration for her birthday card!

So Saffron | Sweet Sorbet | Tahitian Tide | Orchid Oasis | Shaded Spruce

Framed Florets Milestone Birthday Card (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

It's not everyday that you get to say that you are three-quarters of a century!  The Framed Florets Bundle was the perfect fit for this celebration.

The florets spray was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White Cardstock using my Stamparatus.  The stamped images were colored with every color from the color challenge using my  Stampin' Blends Markers.  The light green leaves were achieved by blending the Light Tahitian Tide and Dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends Markers.  The veined leaves were colored by outlining the veins with the Light Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends, followed by filling the leaves with the Dark Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blends Marker and then blending with the Dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends Marker.  The coral toned florets were achieved by blending the Light Sweet Sorbet and Dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends Markers.

Framed Florets Milestone Birthday Card (close-up) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The florets sprays were partially die-cut to allow the fluted die-cut frame to scoot under the colored  images.

The Shimmery White fluted Framed Florets die-cut was a scrap from another project.  The frame was colored with the brush tip of the Light Tahitian Tide Stampin' Blends Marker followed by blending the Dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends Marker.  The finishing touch was using my Whisper White Inked Sponge Dauber to give a white-washed appearance to the frame.

Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels were added to the coral florets.

The inside was stamped and layered to celebrate this milestone.  The Days to Remember Stamp Set and the Alphabet á la Mode Dies were the perfect additions for the inside.

Framed Florets Milestone Birthday Card (inside Days to Remember calendar and Alphabet a la Mode die-cut numbers) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Framed Florets Milestone birthday card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble.  The Something Fancy sentiment was perfect for the envelope flap!

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this color challenge and will use it yourself to create some cards for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is Aurélie 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  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Mo Rootes

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Karen Henderson

Judith Patterson  ●  Shel Anderson  ●  Leonie Stuart

Danielle Kassing  ●  Ann Krucek

Vickie Littlewood  ●  Annette Ball

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

Framed Florets Milestone Birthday Card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks A, C, D, H, I; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Sponge Daubers


  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Bundled Savings are available with the coordinating Framed Florets Dies); Days to Remember Photopolymer Stamp Set; Something Fancy Cling Stamp Set


  • Uninked Stampin' Pad & Whisper White Refill; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; So Saffron, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis and Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Orchid Oasis, So Saffron, Basic White and Basic White Thick Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels; Framed Florets Dies

I would love to be your Creative Coach and Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  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 - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"; scraps for calendar and diecutting 
  • Thick Basic White - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base) 
  • So Saffron - 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (x2); scraps  
  • Orchid Oasis - 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2); scraps

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  1. This is a wonderful project. Beautiful as always.

  2. Beautiful card Angie, love the partial die cutting idea, such a special card x

    1. Thank you, Mo! Hope the partial die cutting inspired you. xx

  3. A very special card for a very special occasion. I love your idea of blending different shades of Blends to create a new colour. I'm going to remember the partial die cutting tip too.

  4. I love this, Angie! And the partial die cutting is so clever. Thanks for sharing this!💕

    1. You're so welcome, Jan. Thanks for the smile. xx


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