Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Cherry, Olive and Gold Be Merry Card

The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set was still on my craft table. And I was looking at the greenery stamps. Hmmm….

I mounted 4 of the greenery stamps on one block and stamped a background, leaving space for the red berries. I was letting it dry, and I searched for a little dot to use to add some gold.

Very mail friendly!!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, metallic cord – Paper Mart.

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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Cards

I was fighting a bit of a creative block, so I pulled out one of my favorite floral sets – You’re So Lovely by Hero Arts.

First – fall colors.

Next, metallic embossing.

Finally, purple and blue.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Stardreams Silver, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pumpkin Pie, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Detail Gold, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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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.