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

Just My Type for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - July 2023 | Color Challenge

Preview of Just My Type card created for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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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 Color Inspiration 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!

Today's Project

This month's color inspiration challenge makes me want to the beach!  I just want to curl my toes in the sand and wiggle them around as the waves come in and out over my feet while they sink into the sand.

Ink and Inspiration July 2023 Color Inspiration Challenge (Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Sweet Sorbet, Pecan Pie, Night of Navy)

For years, I've been enjoying the sandy beach along our pond, so today's card is a tribute to the beauty surrounding me every day.  

Just My Type card created for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Balmy Blue ink blended background was trimmed to fit inside the pierced border of the Scalloped Contours Die Basic White die-cut.  A 2-1/2" strip of Pecan Pie cardstock was crumpled and wadded in a ball multiple times until it was soft to the touch.  The wadded cardstock ball was opened, smoothed and torn lengthwise to create two layered panels to represent sandy soil.

Close-up of the Just My Type card layers created for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The flowers stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock were colored with Light Balmy Blue, Dark Light Lolly, Dark Sweet Sorbet, and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers then fussycut before adhering behind the sandy soil.  The sentiments were stamped in Night of Navy ink on Basic White cardstock.  White Baker's Twine was double wrapped around the Basic White Scalloped Contours die-cut.  The focal layer was double layered for subtle dimension.

The Night of Navy cardstock layers were die-cut and embossed.  The embossed layer was sponged with  Whisper White Craft ink along the outside edge.  A microfiber cloth was used to create a distressed look. The Night of Navy layers were adhered to the Night of Navy cardbase with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The Basic White assembled card layer was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals with a touch of Multipurpose Liquid Glue for some wiggle room.  **You may wish to add a few embellishments for a finishing touch... something I opted not to do prior to photographing.

Inside the Just My Type card created for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and inked to compliment the card front allowing plenty of room to correspond to the recipient.  The Basic White card layer was blended with Balmy Blue ink while the flowers were masked along the the pierced border.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Just My Type card with envelope created for the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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!


You can make this Stampin' Up! Just My Type card, too!  | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks; Grid Paper; Stampin' Pierce Mat; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Just My Type Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Balmy Blue and Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pads; Uninked Stamp Pad and Whisper White Refill; Balmy Blue, Lemon Lolly, Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Pecan Pie, Night of Navy and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Scalloped Contours Dies; 3/4” Circle Punch (retired); Countryside Blossoms Embossing Folder; Sponge Daubers; Small Blending Brushes; Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

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 - 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (x2) for stamping and die-cutting
  • Thick Basic White - scraps for layering 
  • Pecan Pie - 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"  
  • Night of Navy - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (x2) for diecutting; 4" x 5-1/4" (x2) for embossing


  1. Love this card Angie, Love how you cut apart the word x

    1. Thanks so much, Mo! Definitely something that I needed to do for the feel of card! xx

  2. This stamp set is one of the few that evidently didn't even register in my brain. Now that I've seen your beautiful card, it's going on my wish list! Great job Angie!

    1. Thanks so much, Judith! Hope you get it as it's definitely a favorite stamp set of mine. :)

  3. I love the way you distressed the Pecan Pie piece of card stock. Really cute card!

    1. Thanks, Lorraine! That technique is definitely a favorite of mine. :)

  4. Awesome card! I love how you used the colors.

  5. Gorgeous card. I love your interpretation of the colours

    1. Thanks, Tracy! Nothing like blending two of the colors to create another color that's not in the challenge. :)


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