Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Amethyst Hummingbird Birthday Card

Part of the “birthday cards requested by mother-in-law” collection. Another scrap of sparkly paper for the hummingbird.

I stamped and die cut the flowers on green and yellow paper, then fussy cut the yellow blooms to be glued on top of the green ones.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Stardream Metallics Amethyst, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (flowers, hummingbird), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Hummingbird Thinking of You Card

I wanted to use the hummingbird stamp, but I didn’t want to take the time to color the image. I searched through all of my metallic paper samples, and found this blue one.

My mother-in-law requested a few birthday cards, and I am including this in the stash I send to her.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stardream Metallics Vista (I think?), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (hummingbird), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail Powder white.


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Sparkly Faux Letterpress Birthday Card

I was inspired by THIS blog post by Jennifer McGuire to try inking an embossing folder before cranking it through my die cut machine.

My ink did not turn out as smooth as hers did – my brayer is old and not used much, maybe I need a new one. I was happy enough to make it into a card to be mailed off to a friend.

“Sparkly” is in the title because the blue paper is iridescent when you tilt it towards the light.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, embossing folder – Darice, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Fall Wildflowers Birthday Card

For my dear friend who no longer lives across the cul-de-sac!

It has been a long week for me.

Hope you are well.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, inks – Copic BG0000, E57, G46, R39, R89, YG17, YG95, YR09, Y35, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Tie Dye Sunrise Birthday Card

One of my cousins requested this birthday card. The key word was “hippy-ish”. This was my first idea – ink blend a rainbow background & die cut it into sunbeams.

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Gina K. Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Snapshots Birthday Card

This is this year’s creation to celebrate Offspring2. The photos represent his photography subjects during the pandemic.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Spooky Night DSP, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, BG10, C1, C3, R11, R85, RV0000, RV11, Y18, YG17, YR04, YR14, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Sparkly Watercolor Blooms Birthday Card

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This card was for Cousin Pati’s birthday last week.

I had a horrible time with the photography – it was a bright sunny day, but too much glare. Hard to get the sparkle without the glare. This second photo shows the sparkle, but the color is a bit wonky.

 

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Faux Silk Tissue Paper Birthday Card

WAY BACK in the dark ages, at one of the stamp camp events I attended (I am remembering 2005), there was a quick lesson in the faux silk technique.

Stamp on tissue, crumple tissue, apply to white panel covered in glue stick. Easy peasy – hardest part was waiting for the stamped images to dry on the tissue paper! When it is all dry, it really does look like expensive silk.

On Tuesday I purchased a few items that were wrapped in this BEAUTIFUL tissue paper at checkout. This store always has the most beautiful tissue paper (and, alas, it is not a store I visit often!) – I have shown it before on the blog.

No stamping on this tissue – good to go as it is.

Let’s see…what else is going on…

Fall allergies & asthma have kicked in this week – too many leaves on the ground for me to breathe.

What’s up in your corner of the world?

Supplies:  Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Card for Halloween Wedding

Cousin Pati needs a card for a couple getting married on Halloween. The invitation was very unique and had a purple background.

I used that as my inspiration here.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, die – Taylored Expressions.


Square Halloween Cards with Matching Envelopes

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These are for the munchkins who live next door. The cards are 4 x 4 inches, and that size was decided by the scale of the moon/tree paper.

Made the matching envelopes with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board (that I hardly ever use!).

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Desert Storm, Natural White, Stampin’ Up! DSP Spooky Nights, Gorgeous Grape, ribbon & twine – Stampin’ Up!.