Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Lilac, Orchid & Olive Floral Birthday Card

The Paint Prints stamp set was still on my craft table from the khaki, navy & white sympathy card.

I do love this floral in bright colors! I can’t put it away without doing something bright!

I stamped the background, embossed the flower centers, and cut a window out to display the sentiment beneath. I added the black frame to give some definition.

I keep most scraps that I cut out of collage backgrounds – why waste them??

I matted the scrap with black and added a sentiment below. TA DA! A birthday note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (wonky rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Khaki, Navy & White Sympathy Card

This card has been running around in my head for at least a month. I put a new box of tissues into one of the bathrooms, and I loved the khaki, navy and white floral design on the box.

I got hung up on the solid floral images…do I have anything like that in my stamp collection???

Finally, I pulled out an old standby retired set from Stampin’ Up, Paint Prints.

Here is the inspiration:

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaMark, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampin’ Up! Navy (retired), Sterling Silver.


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Flamingo Laughter is the Best Medicine Card

A quick, bright card for my friend in the middle of chemotherapy.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Carnation Sympathy Card, Take 2

This is almost the same card as yesterday, just using different paper and coloring medium.

For this, I stamped on regular cardstock, and colored the carnations with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, inks – Copic BV0000, BV01, V0000, V04, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Carnation Sympathy Card, Take 1

I am still trying to restock sympathy cards (in the basket, in HorseSpirit Arts Gallery).

I stamped carnations and a sentiment onto watercolor paper and embossed them. Then, I loosely watercolored the carnations. I am not sure if I was “loose” enough – it might just look like I am awful at staying in the lines.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ranger Watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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You’re A W{anchor} Card

So…while on vacation, I found a basket full of clearance cards. I bought one, it was $1. I had to put my own spin on it.

I dry embossed the royal cardstock, then fussy cut the wave edge. I pulled out a crochet hook and did a simple chain stitch for the anchor chain using metallic thread.

Here is the original card, from the company kissmekwik in the UK:

A link to their website, if you are interested:  kissmekwik .

And, from The Urban Dictionary, I chose the 2 variations that most match my interpretation of the word “wanker”:

UK/Aus/NZ slang for:

2. Someone with a faintly sociopathic lack of regard for other people; see also arsehole.

3. Someone useless, inefficient or time-wasting, especially in a place or work and/or position of responsibility.

 

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), My Favorite Things (anchor), Provo Craft (letter), Spellbinders (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats & Clark metallic silver.


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80? Owl Birthday Card

My Mom turns 80 this month. Unbelievable!

When I first flipped through the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life paper pad, I saw this owl page and knew exactly what I was creating. The inside sentiment is “WHO is counting?”

(Note: The only negative about the Amy Tangerine 6 x 6 paper pads – there is only one sheet of each design! So, I cannot make another owl card!)

AND…here we are at September 11th.

(image from the Discover Albany website)

I wish you peace.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic BG15, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (thought bubble), Provo Craft (numbers), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.