Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Wishing You Happiness Card

wishing you happiness floral collage

Yesterday, the Papertrey Ink stamp set “Year of Flowers: Carnation” was out on my workspace. And this sentiment was calling to me…”Ink me! I’ve never been inked!”

I created a collage of Essentials by Ellen die cut roses for a backdrop. (I made a similar background for a Runway Inspired Challenge – Wedding Wishes Card.)

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Anniversary Card – Essentials by Ellen March 2016 Mix It Up Challenge

e by e march 2016 mix it up challenge anniversary

I squeaked just under the wire for this challenge! The Essentials by Ellen March 2016 Mix It Up Challenge combines Essentials by Ellen and Pretty Pink Posh products.

My only Pretty Pink Posh purchases have been sequins, so I made a shaker card.

I embossed the large Bold Bloom onto Neenah Solar White (so I would know where to color), and then I partially die cut the bloom (Not sure why I chose to do it this way? I could have just as easily inlaid a Bold Bloom into the white paper.) I colored the cut bloom with Copics, then used a mask to protect it from stamping the smaller blooms and leaves. I mounted fun foam on the back of the white paper to create the space for the sequins, beads and glitter.

 

e by e march 2016 mix it up detail(click on any photo to enlarge)

I am sending this to my in-laws as an anniversary card – it needs to mail well, so I didn’t add more sequins to the card surface.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Recollections Mirror Gold, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic R02, R24, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Essentials by Ellen, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh (Marshmallow 4mm, Metallic Gold 4mm), glitter/beads – Suze Weinberg’s Beadazzles (Jazz), embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail Embossing Powder.


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Blended Ink Anniversary Card

ink blended anniversary

I used two stencils to create this ink blended background. I like the falling hearts over the lattice. Put it in the mailbox as soon as I edited the photo.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


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Gold Mirror Wedding Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#82

ric82 gold mirror anniversary

I loved the latest inspiration for the Runway Inspired Challenge ric#82 . Elegant.

I didn’t bust out any new ideas or techniques, just stayed elegant and classic. I embossed the gold mirror paper with an embossing folder, and was very happy that the embossing did not crack the paper or the finish.

Here is the inspiration look by Naeem Khan:

ric82 naeem khan

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Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections Gold Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Provo Craft, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


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59th Anniversary Card

59th anniversary stump

Here is the card I made for my parents’ anniversary. I am sitting here trying to remember when I became “aware” of their anniversary. They went out to celebrate every year, so I was aware of it on that level as far back as I can remember. They celebrated their 20th anniversary when I was in high school – I probably thought “that is a LONG time!” at that point! I think they went on cruises to celebrate 30th and 40th. They renewed their vows for their 55th. I guess I should start a conversation with my sibling about planning something special for next year, shouldn’t I??  😉

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Reverse Confetti, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Notations DSP (retired), Painted Blooms DSP, Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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Lighthouse Anniversary Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Elegance}

fusion {elegance} anniversary

I got motivated by the latest Fusion Card Challenge {Elegance} over the weekend.

I embossed the lighthouse, and then colored around it with Copics.

Here is the Fusion inspiration:

fusion 4 9 2015 Elegance

My clouds replace the circles in the sketch, and I was inspired by the red and blue in the photo.

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Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E15, E53, E57, R29, Y11, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), Taylored Expressions (banners), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


60th Anniversary Card

60th anniversary 2015

Did you know that the 60th anniversary is the Diamond Anniversary? I had to look that up, so I knew which way to go with this card. I have never made (bought or sent) a 60th anniversary card before.

This is for the in-laws…she is the fan of yellow, he is the fan of blue. Silver glitter paper is being the “diamond”.

There is a vellum tag offset behind the navy one.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Recollections Silver Glitter paper, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Staples vellum, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag, tag protector), Papertrey Ink (numbers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


58th Anniversary Card, Terps Theme

58 anniversary stump

My parents are celebrating their 58th anniversary this coming weekend. WOW. I decided to make this card a University of Maryland Terrapin theme. Why, you ask? Well, neither of them attended Maryland, neither did I, neither did my sibling. My Dad has been a Maryland fan since the 1970’s (I don’t remember him following college sports prior to that, perhaps they were more commonly televised beginning in the 1970’s?). When the Colts left Baltimore in 1984, my parents got University of Maryland football season tickets to replace their Colts season tickets. Thirty years have gone by, and after this past fall season, they decided to not renew their Terps season tickets.

I think it is to protest the University of Maryland moving from the ACC to the Big Ten. 😉  Not really…although, the conference change presents the perfect break away point. A changing of the guard.

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Supplies: Stamps: Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun (retired), inks – Copic E53, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


Blue Anniversary Card

23rd anniversary 2014

We celebrated an anniversary over the weekend.

And the weather was beautiful all weekend (thought spring would never really get here!).

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Shimmering White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (shell charm), Provo Craft (number circles), Spellbinders (rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, brad – Stampin’ Up!, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc.


Cute Dachshunds Anniversary Card

dachshund anniversary 59

This card is for my in-laws. I struggle with anniversary cards – trying to find a balance between designing for the two different celebrants. The blue is a nod to my father-in-law, the yellow a nod to my mother-in-law.

Whirlwind week here…Offspring1 and Offspring2 home for spring break, Offspring3 has a BUSY week. And one of the offspring is celebrating a birthday…YUM! Chocolate cake!

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Pebbles Americana, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic 110, B21, B34, E53, Y11, Y13, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (numbers), Simon Says Stamp (cloud), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.