Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Yellow Butterfly Paint Chip Birthday Note Card

Gosh, I wish it were warm enough for butterflies! Hurry up, SPRING!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Basketball Birthday Card

Another card we gave to Dad last week.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – basketball paper – source unknown (pattern is “Shootin’ Hoops”, it is OLD!), Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, gold stars – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Blended Ink Plaid Birthday Card

My dad’s birthday was this week. I STRUGGLE with cards for him, I think I have mentioned before. His interests do not lie in the collection of what the crafting companies sell as masculine themed supplies. Yes, he loves sports…there are not new sport items for every holiday I need.

Think Think.

He is a colorful plaid sport shirt kind of guy. Can I make a bright plaid background?

My first try was watercolor…seems I can paint pretty straight, but I do not have good brush control (I flatten a round brush out as I go). And, as I went to do the stripes in the opposite direction, I didn’t wait for my paper to dry. Patience is NOT one of my virtues.  (Only when I am baking is patience in my toolbox!)

Hmmm…

Back to Think Think.

I did not have a large striped stencil (guess what?? 2 arrived today – gotta love online shopping!). I did have a small (3 x 4 inches) striped stencil.

I used Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean in one direction, Peacock Feathers in the other. I started with a half sheet of cardstock (5.5 x 8.5 inches), so I had at least 6 iterations of “tape stencil down, blend ink, remove stencil, wash stencil” for each color. I am happy with the result.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Patriotic Big Birthday Wishes Card

I had a brain hiccup while prepping supplies for yesterday’s Eagle Scout card…I cut this blue star paper for an A2 card, not an A6 card. OOPS. #neverthrowoutusablescraps

I used it for a birthday card.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Pizazz – Blue stars, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Floral “Better Together” Birthday Card

I need SPRING!!

This floral paper from Amy Tangerine’s Better Together collection comes close!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine The Sweet Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Party Like There is No Tomorrow Dinosaur Card

Created for Offspring1’s recent birthday.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics E23, E53, E57, R02, Y26, Y28, YG03, YG17, YG23, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, VersaMark Onyx Black, stencil – Inky Antics, square punch – EK Success, embossing powder – Ranger clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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On A Whim Birthday Card Duo

I have struggled with my mojo since my mother’s car accident (other tasks to do, mind going to different topics). So, I pulled out my favorite Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad, and made these cards. They made me happy…not exactly the most creative, but a step in the direction of creativity.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, organdy ribbon – Offray.