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

Irresistible Blooms for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - June 2023 | Sketch Challenge


Irresistible Blooms Hello (sneak peek) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Irresistible Blooms Hello

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop Banner (logo revamp)

Happy Thursday, 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 our first sketch challenge using our current favorite In Colors!  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 Blog Hop - Sketch 101 | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Today's Project

This nature lover was thrilled to see the newest addition to our Color Collection!  The 2023-2025 In Colors™ are like nothing we've had to play with in quiet some time.  

Irresistible Blooms Hello (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Playing with the double leaf image from the Online Exclusive Irresistible Blooms Stamp Set, it was stamped with VersaMark Ink multiple times on two strips of Vellum cardstock, white heat embossed, fussy cut (though it has a coordinating die), and individually pressed in each of the five new In Colors ink pads.  

The leaves drying after being inked for color | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

This method of coloring the vellum takes several hours to dry especially when the humidity is high.  I patiently waited for them to dry for three hours... even moved them outside to bake in the summer heat, but the heavier inked sections were still a bit tacky.  Long story short, I made a delightfully inky mess while assembling the cards.  **wink**

Irresistible Blooms Hello (angle) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The leaves were arranged along the Basic White Cardstock layer which was adorned with the Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim.  The sentiment was stamped with Copper Clay ink and die-cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies banner.  The banner was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals which was strategically placed to cover some ink smudges.  The Basic White Cardstock layer was built up with two layers of Basic White Thick Cardstock creating a smooth layer for adhering to the Copper Clay Cardstock layer and Wild Wheat Card Base.

Irresistible Blooms Hello (standing) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

A few 2023-2025 In Color™Dots were strategically placed to cover up ink smudges created while adhering the leaves to the cardstock.  

Irresistible Blooms Hello (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the card front.  The leaves behind the banner were colored with the Light Copper Clay Stampin' Blends Marker which shows a second way color can be applied to the Vellum.

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 (#1 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!


Irresistible Blooms Hello (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Heat Tool; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Irresistible Blooms Cling Stamp Set - Online Exclusive (bundled savings available with coordinating dies)


  • 2023-2025 In Color™Classic Stampin' Pads (bundled savings); VersaMark Pad; Copper Clay Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


  • Vellum, Copper Clay, Wild Wheat, Basic White Thick, and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Basics Embossing Powders; Stylish Shapes Dies; Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim, 2023-2025 In Color™ Dots

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" (x3) 
  • Thick Basic White - 3-5/8" x 4-7/8" (x2) 
  • Vellum - various strips for stamping (approximately 1/2 sheet)  
  • Copper Clay - 3-15/16" x 5-3/16" (x2) 
  • Wild Wheat - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base)

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  1. Gorgeous leaves and a beautiful card. TFS

  2. Beautiful technique!! Lovely card ♥️

  3. Absolutely gorgeous card Angie, those coloured and embossed vellum leaves are stunning x

    1. Thank you so much, Mo! The leaves were so fun to create. x

  4. Awesome way to create a wreath. Beautiful card!

  5. Thank y ou so much, I like those cards, they are BEAUTIFUL, make me happy!

  6. Love this! The leaves for the wreath are gorgeous.


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