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

Adventurous Sky in Early Espresso for the Crafty Collaborations Monochromatic Insta Hop

Stampin Up Adventurous Sky in Early Espresso for Father's Day (preview) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello friends!  I hope you are doing amazing on this fun Friday.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Monochromatic Insta Hop over on Instagram.  Please be sure to hop over there to see all the inspirations using this week's color - Early Espresso!

Crafty Collaborations Monochrome InstaHop Graphic - Early Espresso

Today's Project

The Adventurous Sky Bundle was a must for highlighting the dimensions of this ink color!  Generational stamping allowed the different tones of this deep color come to life.  The Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil along with a Blender Pen brought out even more amazing depths of this much overlooked color.

Stampin Up Adventurous Sky in Early Espresso for Father's Day | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The planes were stamped with Early Espresso ink without reinking.  After diecutting, they were positioned to resemble a takeoff.  Slight dimension was added through multiple diecuts of the airplane with the closest view lifted up with single and doubled Stampin' Dimensionals.

The clouds were stamped and die-cut likewise.

The plane and clouds were colored heavily along the shaded lines.  The Blender Pen did it's magic in bringing the subtle shades of Early Espresso to life.

The background was created with the Nested Essentials Dies.  The diecuts were layered, cut in half for some rows, and applied to a 3-7/8" x 5-1/2" piece of Basic White Cardstock.  The trimmed layer was adhered to a slightly larger Basic Beige layer.

The white heat embossed sentiment was die-cut with a Nested Essentials banner.

Stampin Up Adventurous Sky Father's Day card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the card front specifically for Father's Day.  The Basic White Medium Envelope flap was generational stamped to complete the card ensemble.

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to create a monochrome card using this beautiful color to share with someone.  Click here to follow along the InstaHop for more Early Espresso inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Stampin Up Adventurous Sky Monochrome Father's Day card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks I; Stampin' Glass Mat; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Adventurous Sky Cling Stamp Set (10% Bundled Savings are available with the coordinating Dies)


  • Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad; VersaMark Pad; Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1; Blender Pens


  • Early Espresso, Basic Beige and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Adventurous Sky Dies (included the Adventurous Sky Bundle); WOW! Basics Embossing Powder; Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

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 - 3-7/8" x 5-1/2" (x2); approx. one sheet (for stamping, diecutting and layering)
  • Basic Beige - 4" x 5-1/2" (x2)   
  • Early Espresso - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); scraps (for sentiment)


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