Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blue New Baby Card

A friend recently had a baby boy!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Copic B21, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders (circle, star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Stegosaurus Family Baby Card

stegosaurus-couple-baby-card

So, I finally figured out how to execute the baby card I had in my head. This is something one of my cousins requested, it is an A6 card (a little bigger than my usual card).

I stamped the mirror image stegosaurus (the one on the right) first – because I kept screwing it up. Took about 6 tries to get it right (with a MISTI and a Paper Smooches Mirror block), and Jennifer’s McGuire’s very helpful Mirror Stamping video streaming while I was working. After that was done, I stamped the other stegosaurus and the baby, and masked them all. Next came the nest, rocks and trees, and they got masked as well. I blended ink for the grass and sky. After removing all my masks, I said a silent prayer that I WOULD NOT SCREW UP while coloring with my Copic markers!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic E23, E53, N1, N4, W1, W3, W7, YG23, YG25, YG95, YR0000, YR04, YR09, Y0000, Y18, Y26, Y28, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, Vintage Sepia, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Stegosaurus Baby Note Card

stegie-baby-congrats

For this card, I built a little scene of stegosaurus Mom and baby. Masked both of them, and added the oval nest. Masked the nest, and blended the sky and grass. After removing the masks, I decided to use dots of Copics to color (and more blending) the stegosauruses – a natural camo.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Lawn Fawn, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, inks – Copic C00, E23, E53, G46, YG0000, YG03, YG25, YG95, YR0000, YR04, W1, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Congrats Card for Baby Girl

diagonal-stripe-preppy-baby-girl

I used my diagonal stripes cutting plate (Taylored Expressions) again!

For this card, I was thrilled to find a scrap of Baby Girl Shoes paper to cut as a stripe. The colors matched the rest of the card perfectly.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Baby Girl Shoes – source unknown, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle, Taylored Expressions (diagonal stripes cutting plate), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Neutral Just Arrived Note Card

caribbean yellow just arrived note card

I have finally gotten in to creative gear here. I am rounding out the contents in my card basket, and I need to work on replacement inventory for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. (My cards were lost in the flash flood on July 30, 2016. No worries, I can make more.)

I love aqua and yellow for baby cards!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Cool Caribbean (retired), inks – Copic B00, B02, E21, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay.


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Paint Chip New Baby Note Card

diagonal paint chip baby note card

Yes, I am still playing with my paint chips. (this is a really old one…cross my heart)

Blog hopping last week, I saw a few cards with diagonal stripes. I like any kind of stripes. But, I don’t have a diagonal cover plate die, or a stripe stamp that is wide enough for diagonal stripes on a card front.

Think think think.

 

Light bulb moment!

 

I don’t have to place my rectangle die parallel to my paint chip stripes! I can place the die diagonally on the paint chip!

Yeah, really. I got that excited. And I do think in sound/media bites from cartoons, movies, TV shows, songs.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Behr/Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic E21, R81, RV11, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.

 


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Baptism Card

kfed baptism

One of my friends became a grandmother recently, and she requested a card for her granddaughter’s baptism. The parameters were non-religious, lean towards nature, nursery colors of coral and teal.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (foliage), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (circles), flower punches – Fiskars, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.