Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Feline I Love You Note Card

I thought that using my Copic markers might help keep the fleeting mojo in the room – it did help for a short while.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (large banner), Simon Says Stamp (cat), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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My Mind’s Eye Masculine Cards

I am still working on masculine themed cards this week.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World!, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Flat Panel Encouragement Card

I mentioned earlier this summer, that one of the teachers from our elementary school was undergoing chemotherapy for an early stage of breast cancer (with an excellent prognosis).

(Note: the offspring are all WAY out of elementary school! But I still keep in touch (or run into) some of the teachers that were such a big part of our lives.)

My friend had such overwhelming support around her, she decided to channel some of that support into helping other people going through chemotherapy. She asked for donations to create “chemo care bags”, that will be presented to patients who are in the chemo treatment chairs. Think of it as a small makeup bag, containing things you might need while you are hooked up to an IV – tissues, lip balm, hand lotion, hard candy.

Fast forward a few weeks, the donations totaled 52 bags! I got a message asking if I could donate some encouragement cards (one per bag). So, I am gladly donating half of the cards she needs. We decided on flat panel cards (no fold, blank on the back).

My biggest challenge – they all have to be gender neutral (because they will be randomly handed out). No flowers!

This is card #1.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail powder.


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Green LEGO Birthday Note Card

Offspring3 needed a small birthday card for a little boy turning 4. I dug through my paper stash, and found a scrap of green LEGO paper that was large enough for a note card. The LEGO paper is textured – the dots are raised, and the brick edges are debossed.

I really need to see if I can find more of this paper! (off to the Google machine I go!)

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Creative Imaginations LEGO paper, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (4), Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Masculine Note Cards

 

I am still trying to coax my creativity out from under the couch. Working on a project that needs some masculine options.

Have a nice weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Black and Pink Hello Note Card

This is the same Hero Arts sentiment as the card I posted on Tuesday…I have decided that I love the font. I had never inked it before Tuesday (silly me).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Avery Elle The Neutral Collection,  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flower, foliage), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Golf Bag Birthday Card

A card for my father-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic B34, C3, C5, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.