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

Flight & Airy Watercolor World for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - February 2024 | Favorite Techniques

Stampin' Up! Flight & Airy Watercolor World cards preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you about our favorite techniques!  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

My all time favorite card technique is watercoloring stamps.  With the retirement of Shimmery White Cardstock which was my go-to cardstock for doing this technique, it's been awhile since I've attempted this fun technique.  With the current selection of Stampin' Up! products, you will see that I am still able to enjoy my much loved technique!

Stampin' Up! Flight & Airy with Thoughtful Moments card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Stampin' Up! Watercolor World with Cheerful Daisies card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Who needs to watercolor stamps when you can fussy cut this beautiful Flight & Airy 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration)?  I enjoyed the 13 minutes it took me to trim this beauty.  The backdrop for this breathtaking watercolor was a Basic White Cardstock layer embossed with the Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder (earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration) and die-cut with one of the Thoughtful Expressions Dies.

Stampin' Up! Flight & Airy Thoughtful Moments card supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Soft Sea Foam ink was added to the embossed background with a Small Blending Brush to coordinate with the Soft Sea Foam cardbase.  The Thoughtful Moments sentiment was embossed and die-cut in the hybrid embossing folder with a touch of VersaMark ink applied with the Brayer.  With the addition of the Heat & Stick Powder, Gilded Leafing was added for a special touch.  NOTE:  Applying leafing requires patience.  It took two additional applications of VersaMark ink and Heat & Stick Powder with the leafing brushed off with a retired sponge. 

Inside the Flight & Airy Thoughtful Moments card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The embossing and blending was repeated on the inside of the card leaving plenty of room to correspond to the recipient.  The Basic White Medium Envelope flap repeated the same to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Watercolor World with Cheerful Daisy card supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Watercolor World image is a stamp that looks like watercoloring!  The image was inked with Lost Lagoon ink onto a Very Vanilla Cardstock layer.  The stamped layer was crumpled and wadded to create an antiqued feel.  The unfolded layer was flattened through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine prior to adhering to a Pool Party Cardstock layer with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Linen Thread was double wrapped around the layers and tied off with bow.  The Cheerful Daisies larger die was colored with Light Wild Wheat and Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers.  The assembled daisy was adhered to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The wee little heart from the Thoughtful Moments Dies was adhered with half of a Mini Glue Dot around my little corner of the world!

Inside the Watercolor World with Cheerful Daisies card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The layers were repeated for the inside of the card.  The Notes of Nature sentiment was stamped with Lost Lagoon ink allowing space for additional correspondence to the recipient.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope front and flap were off-stamped to complete the card ensemble. 



This is Us - The AWOW Team as of 120123

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Thirteen (13) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from Australia to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can create cards using this amazing fun-fold.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Kelly, as she shares her favorite  technique, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any.

You Can Make These Cards!

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


  • Clear Blocks D, F; Glass Mat; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Heat Tool; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots


  • Watercolor World Cling Stamp Set; Notes of Nature Cling Stamp Set


  • Soft Sea Foam and Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark Pad; Wild Wheat and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo Packs


  • Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes; Flight & Airy 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (Can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with qualifying orders)


  • Linen Thread; Softly Sophisticated (bundled with the Softly Sophisticated Photopolymer Stamp Set which can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with qualifying orders); Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder; Thoughtful Expressions Dies (Bundled savings are available with the coordinating stamp set); Small Blending Brushes; Brushed Brass Butterflies; Heat & Stick Powder; Gilded Leafing

Flight & Airy Thoughtful Moments Product List

Watercolor World Cheerful Daisies Product List

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 (Flight & Airy)

  • Basic White - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2); 6" x 6" 
  • Soft Sea Foam - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base) 

       PAPER CUTS (Watercolor World)

  • Very Vanilla - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2)
  • Pool Party - 4-1/16" x 5-5-/16" (x2)
  • Crumb Cake - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base)


  1. These are both so beautiful Angie! I am so sad this is our last few weeks with the Flight & Airy DSP!

  2. Beautiful cards! Nice idea to crumble the paper to give it an antique look!

  3. Two lovely cards! Thank you for all you do to make this blog hop so fun and run so smoothly!

  4. So soft and beautiful. Love both of these wonderful designs.


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