Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Wood Inlay Birthday Card

wood inlay birthday

Cousin Pati requested a card for a fun man turning 90. His hobbies included woodworking.

I had the perfect wood paper for a themed project! I got a sample pack of Wood Paper from Paper-Papers back in July.

I die cut numbers, circle, “birthday” from two different wood papers (the 12PT (thinnest) variety), and then fit the pieces together.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Papers 12PT Wood Sheets (Birch and Cherry), Stampin’Up! Island Indigo, ink – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, dies – Papertrey Ink (birthday, numbers), Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (flag), embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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You Are Wonderful Note Card

you are wonderful note

I created this note card for personal use.

I colored the heart foliage with markers. The purple ribbon was a thank you gift with an order from Ellen Hutson .

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, ribbon – Ellen Hutson.


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Macaron Note Card – Essentials by Ellen August 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge

e by e aug 2015 pinsights macarons

This month’s Essentials by Ellen August Pin-Sights Challenge was a challenge for me. I could not see past the fact that I did not own the perfect green anything to match the inspiration.

Here is the inspiration board:

e by e aug 2015 pinsights challenge

Saturday evening, I looked at the cards that others had posted for the challenge. Sigh…what could I add to that collection? Would it be unique enough to not look copied?

I decided to use the bottom half of the cake from the Wish Big set, flipped over and colored brightly (Distress Ink and aquabrush) like a macaron. Who cares if my green isn’t exact?

I watercolored a bit of a background (Distress Ink and an aquabrush), and flicked on some gray ink (Julie Ebersole demonstrated here – she used paint, I used diluted ink). My gray splotches are a bit larger than I wanted (I didn’t practice first – in a hurry!), but I can live with that. I masked the “cake!” out of the sentiment, and wrote in “macarons” with a Copic Multiliner .

It could be a birthday card…or maybe not.

I think I am sending it to Offspring3 just for fun.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic Multiliner, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Vivid Daisy Birthday Card

vivid daisies with zig

I embossed daisies on watercolor paper with white embossing powder, and then painted them with my ZIG Clean Color Brush Pens and an aquabrush.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Recollections Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), inks – VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, ZIG Light Green, Orange, Pink, Yellow,  dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


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Sailing Thinking of You

watercolor sailing

I diluted some Distress Inks to watercolor the water and sky.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Hippo Birdie to You Card

hippo birdie for cindy poo poo

I had my Essentials by Ellen Wish Big set out again…I just love the hippo and the bird, thank goodness Julie Ebersole included the punny “Hippo Birdie to You!” sentiment.

I stamped and embossed the balloons, the bird, the hippo, and then colored them with Copic markers. The balloons got Kirarina WiNK white pearl accents, and I drew in the strings with a Copic multiliner.

This is going in the mail today.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, C1, C3, E15, E53, YG25, YR68, V68, multiliner, Kirarina WiNK pearl white, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – IRIS.


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Thinking of You Sunset Card – Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti aug 2015 blog hop thinking of you

Here is my entry for the Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge.

The inspiration was full of color and texture:

pti august 2015 blog hop inspiration

I saw the pink, orange and yellow stripes, and the copper bowls.

I painted stripes on watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Brush Pens and a water brush. Then, I embossed a tree and copper leaves.

Here is a close up of the copper leaves:

pti aug 2105 blog hop close up

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stardream Copper, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Brown, Carmine Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, 12 pack (I found a great deal on Amazon to splurge on these):

zig clean color 12 pack

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