Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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On A Whim You Are Spectacular Card

I had to use the sunglasses paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection! Amy Tangerine, can you make an 80’s version of this – neon frames, iridescent mirrored lenses??

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Princess and Warrior Card – Essentials by Ellen May 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge

 

Recently, Ellen Hutson and her crew created the Courage stamp and die set to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund. I waffled on whether or not I wanted to purchase it – it looked lovely, but it was a lot of money (a good deal, no doubt – 33 stamps, 13 dies, 1/2 of the purchase price goes to the charity…I’m just low on cash). I had it in my cart several times, but I would delete it. Then, I heard that one of the teachers we had in elementary school days is just beginning her breast cancer journey. I bought the set that night.

I am a newbie at multi-step florals, this set seemed pretty forgiving.

I am entering this into the Essentials by Ellen May 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge. And the card has been mailed to our friend beginning her journey.

Here is the inspiration:

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Almost Amethyst (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery (retired), Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace (retired), Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired), Rose Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 

 


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Dino-Mite Birthday Card – MFTWSC333

I have not participated in many My Favorite Things challenges. This week, the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge (MFTWSC333) caught my eye.

Here is the sketch:

I decided to try making a single layer scene, using the stripes to be different scenes. When it was time to color the sky, I decided to do an ombre effect (dark on top, light on bottom). To clean up the edges of my coloring and to highlight the stripes, I added two different widths of X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape. I covered the tape with metallic embossing powder and zapped it with my heat gun.

To fit the images into the stripes, the card is an A6 size – 4.625 x 6.25 inches.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B00, B02, B0000, E15, E23, G46, YG03, YG06, YG17, YR04, YR09, YR68, Y06, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Seagull Note Card

Offspring3 got looking at stamps to give me as a Mother’s Day gift, and couldn’t get past this funny seagull. So, I am the VERY GRATEFUL recipient of the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set and matching dies.

We enjoy watching the seagulls at the beach on vacation…for the most part. Sometimes the seagulls make it difficult to like them! One summer, a seagull tried to abscond with 1/2 of Offspring3’s peanut butter sandwich (in a closed Ziploc bag)! Silly bird, we were right there on the blanket! We got the bag back.

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Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic C1, C5, E41, YG0000, Y06, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen (clouds, seagull), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Floral Anniversary Card – Lilly Pulitzer Inspired

I am still receiving Lilly Pulitzer marketing e-mails multiple times a week (I buy one planner (a gift) once a year). I do enjoy the inspiration the fabrics provide! This was not based on any specific Lilly fabric pattern, just on her signature bright style.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing Powder Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Best Day Ever Ice Cream Note Card

These ice cream cones are just perfect for a summer note card!

This is more of the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection. I originally bought the 6 x 6 pad of this collection. Over the weekend, I ordered another 6 x 6 pad, and a few individual 12 x 12 sheets. I really love it.

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Gold Embossed Sympathy Card

 

I try to keep a few sympathy cards in the house.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.