Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Bird on a Branch Birthday Card

This Taylored Expressions set was still on my work table from the “sunshiny day” sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Gorgeous Grape, inks – Copic E23, RV29, V09, YG23, YR09, Y18, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine White, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Small Square Blue Daisy Birthday Card

I had this blue daisy die cut left from earlier this week. I embossed the flower detail onto the die cut, then added some color with Prismacolor pencils. It is a small square card (4.25 x 4.25 inches) because I wanted the flower to fill the front of the card.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired) Marina Mist (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, pencils -Prismacolor Apple Green (PC912), Light Cerulean Blue (PC904), Poppy Red (PC922), die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Watercolored Pink Gerbera Daisy Birthday Card

This one is for personal use.

The recipient loves bright pink (me, too!), so I watercolored a bright orange and pink Gerbera daisy and die cut it. I inlaid a gold daisy into the blue card stock, then popped the watercolored daisy up on some clear Kool Tak foam (so you won’t see white edges when you peep in to see the gold layer underneath).

A sentiment and a few sequins, I am done.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens Briwb (060), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), die – Essentials by Ellen, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Fall-ish Wreath Birthday Card

This one is for my Mom. I also purchased a card for her this year – it was just too funny to pass up.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, inks – Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies Essentials by Ellen (flowers, foliage), Spellbinders (circle), sequins – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolor Poppies Birthday Card

I made a second poppies card a few weeks ago when I was watercoloring on Bristol card stock.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


Floral Die Cuts on Embossed Background Birthday

I used similar colors and flowers on a card recently that was for personal use. I made a second card for my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, leaves), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment banner), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Die Cuts Tag Bouquet Birthday Card

This card is one I need to mail in August.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade, inks – Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, leaves), Reverse Confetti (tag), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.