Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Flowers in Bloom Birthday Card

Life is in the way of my crafting!  😉

I made this for a very dear friend.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Kraft Ranunculus Thanks Card

Offspring3 and I got free tickets to the play “Everybody”, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company‘s Lansburgh Theatre this past weekend. This is the thank you card I made to send to our benefactor (Thanks, Elena!).

I am personally struggling with the monthly release overload factor in the stamping industry right now. (Which is also adding to the  “do I really want to continue blogging?” thought bubble you see hovering over my head! (renewal fee is due this month) I cannot keep up with new products. I do not feel internal pressure to overspend (quite the opposite) in FOMO. I feel I am no longer relevant in this space, and quite frankly, social media has marched on from blogging to Instagram and stories and beyond. Maybe that thought needs to be its own post!  LOL! I digress.)

So, I chose to go back to basics here – this is all stamping. No embossing, no die cutting. I chose fall colors and kraft paper (even dug out a matching kraft envelope).

Very happy with the result.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black.

 


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No One Elf Gift Tag

How many gift tags do I have left from last year???  I will need to dig them out to count them!

And yes, I know the sentiment is too low on the tag. I was struggling to get the long skinny stamp to stay straight, and I was out of time to reset it and stamp again.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B05, B0000, C3, E11, E19, YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Spellbinders (square), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


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Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic Gift Tags

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I splurged on 2 new pads of Christmas paper last month. This one is called Christmas Magic, and it is from Doodlebug Designs.

Here is another view:

Supplies:  Stamp – Scrapbook.com, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (smaller tags), Reverse Confetti (larger tag), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Black and White Henna Floral Birthday Card

The last card I need for December birthdays – has to be black & white.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Have Yourselfie Christmas Card

I was not really looking for another holiday stamp set right now (I already have one I will use for my personal cards this year), but this My Favorite Things BB Christmas sELFies just tickled my funny bone.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B05, C3, E21, E57, G03, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expresssions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Coloring MFT’s Flowers in Bloom

I had some very quiet time over the weekend. Got some coloring done.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.