Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Smartypants Note Card

I cannot see this blue jean stamp and not think of middle school – and the students trying out different fashion trends.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pink Floral Adore Card

The floral stamps were still on my work table, so I made this monochromatic floral card. For a little texture, I added die cut hearts and a few sequins.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pink Pirouette (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pink Pirouette (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (heart outlines), Spellbinders (rectangle), sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Celtic Heart Love Is Card

Not sure if this is a Valentine’s Day card or not. Maybe. But love is love is love is LOVE can happen any day of the year.

Supplies:  Stamps – Just For Fun, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Lilly Pulitzer Square Hello Card

I’ve been struggling with my creative mojo for some time now. Just part of life, my mind is working overtime on things to fret about.

On Monday, I decided to do a purge on my card basket. I pulled out 40 cards. Went through them repeatedly…are these worthy of giving away? (or should I just trash them??) Yes, they were fine to give away. I texted a neighbor and asked if she would like some free greeting cards (knowing she works with people who like my cards – she could spread the windfall around if she wanted). By 2:00pm, the cards were out of my house.

I felt relieved. Lighter.

And with that, the mojo flowed.

I found a scrap of hoarded Lilly Pulitzer advertisement in my stash, and this card made itself.

And here is what I am listening to as I type.  #LesMiserables

 

Supplies:  Paper – Lilly Pulitzer mailer, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, die – Essentials by Ellen.


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Floral Birthday Wishes Card

We had about 9 inches of snow over the weekend. I don’t mind winter, but I will admit I am already looking towards spring. So, another floral card.  🙂

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, inks – Lawn Fawn Merman, Sunflower, Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Watercolor Elephant with Balloons Birthday Cards

Offspring3 requested the card on the right for a little friend.

For the balloon strings, I separated a piece of embroidery floss into the 6 individual strands, and used a needle to “sew” them through the paper (and back to the front again) to tie around the elephant’s trunk.

The most difficult time was getting the “feliz cumpleaños” sentiment straight. Each word is an individual stamp (Hero Arts). With them being different fonts, even with the MISTI (and multiple grid template options to line them up!) it took me more than 5 tries to be satisfied.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Papertrey Ink (one), Taylored Expressions (balloons, banner (left)), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – Iris.


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Gekko Card

This gekko stamp has been staring at me this week (it shares storage space with the anniversary sentiment I used earlier in the week).

I decided to make the gekko in multiple colors (maybe it can change colors like a chameleon (inspired by Randall in “Monsters, Inc.”) when used on a card!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Rubber Stampede, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Jelly Bean Green, Key Lime, Sea Glass, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Merman, Plastic Flamingo, Sunflower, Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet, Hot Mama, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Deep Lagoon, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.