Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Floral Thinking of You Note Card

secret garden poinsettia thinking of you note

This scrap of Pool Party paper was my test die cut for my new My Favorite Things pierced rectangle dies. My Stampin’ Up! Secret Garden stamp set (retired) was out for sympathy cards, and I stamped the foliage branch onto the rectangle. The flowers are poinsettias cut with the Stampin’ Up! Delicate Ornament die.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favortie Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle tag), Stampin’ Up! (poinsettia from Delicate Ornaments), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Layered Valentine’s Day Card – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

stump 2016 vday

I was looking at the pad of Crate Paper that came in the Simon Says Stamp February kit…and thinking…”I need to use all of these prints together!” And, amazingly enough, the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is titled Have a Heart.

I pondered that for a while, then remembered the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #146, Angled Backgrounds .  Yeah, yeah…this is coming together.

What if I use the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillsides dies to make curved stitching on the edge? (Did I see this on a blog this past week? Maybe on a tag? I went back and looked, but could not find it.)

I even used the “unstitched” sides of the curves to make another card.

terry horace 2016 vday

Here are the two cards I created for that challenge back in early January 2014:

make it monday 146 birthday card

 

make it monday 146 bday card 2

 

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Crate Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pool Party (Coordinations), Real Red (regular, Coordinations), various DSP scraps, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Pearl.

 


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Caring Note Cards

caring pair stitched floral

I love this floral – from a Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration set called Fresh Vintage. I colored the stamp using retired Stampin’ Up! markers before stamping.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pixie Pink (retired), Wisteria Wonder, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Green Galore (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Hello, Beautiful – Black, White & Gold Note Card

hello beautiful black white gold

I splurged in mid-January, and ordered the Simon Says Stamp February Card Kit (now sold out). It finally arrived late last week (Our January snow storm trapped it in some post office south of us.). LOVE IT. Can’t wait to make more with it!

Since the kit is sold out, I am not providing a link. Here is a photo of my kit:

SSS Feb 2016 kit

For this first card, I used a sheet of the patterned paper (Crate Paper), and the “hello, beautiful” stamp. I embossed in gold, added a few gold sequins.

A close up of the shimmer:

hello beautiful close up

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaMark, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh 4mm, embossing powder – Stampendous! Detail Gold.


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Neutral Dotted Birthday Card

neutral dotted birthday

The {Woodgrain Neutral} Fusion Card Challenge palette was still stuck in my head…I had to make this card to move on.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


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You Are a Sweetheart Note Cards – Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

you are a sweetheart duo

I have been playing with the Hello, Beautiful stamp set that came in the Simon Says Stamp February 2016 kit. Hmmmm….and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is “anything goes” using Simon Says Stamp products (if possible).

I mounted 3 heart stamps on a block and created the pink heart background for the one on the left. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of paper, heat embossed, die cut, and finally accented with Wink of Stella. The tiny card on the right (too small to mail – but great for a lunch box or work mail box) was stamped in Satin Red and heat embossed.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop.


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Woodgrain Sympathy Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Woodgrain Neutral}

fusion woodgrain neutral sympathy

The latest Fusion Card Challenge is titled {Woodgrain Neutral}.

Here is the inspiration photo:

fusion 1 21 2016 woodgrain neutral

I am (once again) trying to repopulate the sympathy card section in my card basket, and I was fretting about too many florals. Nothing horribly masculine in there. What about a woodgrain sympathy card? I have this beautiful woodgrain paper from Paper-Papers .

So, I inlaid a circle of cherry into birch, and added a sympathy sentiment. Basic. Stunning.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Papers Wood Technology Birch, Cherry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.

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