Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Have a Beautiful Day Bouquet Card

(as always, click on any photo to enlarge!)

Last week, Jenny at gingerninjacrafts blog made a card called Cocktail Friday .

I really loved the combination of citrus colors, and used them in a card. Thanks, Jenny, for the inspiration!

I first stamped the bouquet in a really light ink and heat set it. I wanted to be able to blend the individual flowers – difficult because they are small. After heat setting the blended colors, I stamped the bouquet again in a brown ink and embossed with clear powder.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Avery Elle, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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More Ombre Enveloper Cards

I put together more cards out of my extra ombre backgrounds made with the Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set. The “thinking of you” card is note size.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzleberry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feather, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hello), Simon Says Stamp (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Life is Better Floral Ombre Note Card

I could not put the Waffle Flower stamp set away yesterday…I made a few more ombre backgrounds.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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A Little Birdie Told Me Card

I love the art of this stamp (I have several by this designer), but I struggle with how to use it. BUT I LOVE IT.

For this card, I mounted the stamp on my MISTI, and stamped the individual distress inks to make an ombre image. When it was dry, I overstamped in VersaMark and added regular (not detail fine) embossing powder to give the image a higher, glossy loft.

Supplies:  Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Feel Better Soon (Injury/Surgery) Card

This is an old The Cat’s Pajamas stamp (Poochie the dog).

I needed a card for someone who recently broke a hip & had surgery. Poochie’s injured paw actually fits the occasion pretty well!

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Copic B06, C3, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Floral with Buttons Encouragement Card

This card is related to a previously mentioned conversation with Cousin Pati. The two larger buttons were purchased as crafting accessories. The smallest button came from a blouse I owned back in my Software Engineer/Mathematician days.

The stems were all cut with the same die, and I embossed them with an embossing folder. Then, I trimmed them by hand to make them unique.

This cannot be sent through the mail in a regular envelope.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (stems), Provo Craft (flowers), buttons – Stampin’ Up!, dark pink – source unknown, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

 


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Birthday Dog Card

I used one of the blended cloud pieces from last week, and added a dry embossed sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B28, E53, R20, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hat), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing folder – Provo Craft, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.