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

Magnolia Mood for the Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - March 2024 | Technique Challenge


Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello and happy March!  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 Etching Technique Challenge!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from this technique.   

Today's Project

Etching is a technique that I learned while designing for a Splitcoaststampers Event hosted by the Dirty Dozen Design Team and Alumni.  It is such a relaxing technique once you find the perfect stamp set to etch.  There are so many ways that you can interpret etching from the classic look consists of lines of varied widths to adding texture through cross-hatching or stippling.  Some use comtemporary strokes which remind me of zen drawings.  Google can be your best friend with new techniques... here is the Google search of images that inspired me.  Here is the stamped etching video from Splitcoaststampers by Lydia Fiedler.  And here's a YouTube video that a team member found to share within our group.  As you will see, there are so many ways to do it so see what you have and enjoy the challenge of this beautiful technique.

This is what I created for our challenge...

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Mood etching cards | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The fabulous new Online Exclusive Magnolia Mood stamp set is an example of a digitally composed etched image.  This fabulous image took my breath away and in and of itself is simple stamping.

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Mood close-up | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Notes of Nature sentiment was a simple touch to this striking image with my Stampin' Glass Mat making it so easy to align on my clear block.    

Inside the Magnolia Mood card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front allowing for plenty of room to correspond to the recipient.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Mood card with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Grabbing my Copic Multiliner 0.1 pen, I quickly stamped another magnolia image and added some line strokes... varying the spacing, length and direction to create stamped etching.

Stamped Etching of the Stampin' Up Magnolia Mood image | Nature's INKspiration by Angie McKenzie

This is definitely a technique that I recommend that you try... it is relaxing and can take awhile depending on the stamp you choose.  This image was rather quick at around 30 minutes (this is a guesstimate as I didn't time myself)... and yes, some of the strokes are "out of the lines" on purpose.

Stamped Etching with the Stampin' Up Magnolia Mood stamp set | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Perennial Postage sentiment was masked and inked for the card front.  

Inside the Stamped Etched Magnolia Mood card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered and stamped to compliment the card front.  This card was created for a sideline of mine so the addition of the heat embossed panel on the left was adhered with removable tape should she wish to keep it handy as a prayer reminder.  The inside and envelope image was also etched to complete the card ensemble. 

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this technique and give it a go to create some cards for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is Jan 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  ●  Jan Musselman

Tricia Butts  ●  Leonie Stuart   ●   Mo Rootes

Karen Henderson  ●  Aurélie Fabre  ●  Rebecca-Jo Unwin

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

Stampin' Up! Magnolia Mood Stamped Etching Supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks B, C, E, H; Stampin' Glass Mat; Paper Trimmer; Heat Tool; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive


  • Magnolia Mood Cling Stamp Set; Perennial Postage Cling Stamp Set; Notes of Nature Cling Stamp Set; Courage & Faith Cling Stamp Set


  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; VersaMark Pad


  • Basic Black and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Copic Multiliner SP 0.1; Post-it Tape; White Stampin' Emboss Powder 

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

  • Basic White - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2) 
  • Basic Black - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (x2)


  1. Beautiful cards Angie, absolutely love this technique x

    1. Thanks so much, Mo! This is definitely a relaxing technique! x

  2. Stunning cards Angie, Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nice card Angie! I wondered about leaving the stamps in black and white, so wonderful is this technique and I didn't think you could make the Magnolia stamp even more complex, lovely work!


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