Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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“National Wear Your Lilly Day” Birthday Card

I got an e-mail yesterday, from Lilly Pulitzer, announcing that yesterday (the first day of summer) was National Wear Your Lilly Day .

I have no Lilly items to wear. So, I pulled out the scraps from the Lilly advertisement I got in the mail last year, and made a birthday card.

Supplies : Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Lilly Pulitzer ad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Embossing Paste Waves Birthday Card

I used embossing paste with the Hero Arts Wave stencil on royal blue cardstock, thinking I could pair it with one of the sailboat stamps I have. Well, that may have worked FINE, if I didn’t make the whole page waves…with the whole page as waves, it really looked like I was trying to create my own version of “The Perfect Storm”.

So, for today, an abstract background birthday card! You get to pick the background you want to see.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Hero Arts, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Ice Cream Cone Birthday Card

I loved this ice cream cone paper in the 6 x 6 pad of Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper, so I ordered a 12 x 12 sheet.

Here is the difference in the scale of the pattern:

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (word), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Computer Birthday Wishes Card

I needed a more masculine birthday card (What??? Men and boys don’t like floral birthday cards???  😉  ), and decided this computer looked great mounted on a piece of ombre background paper (thanks AGAIN, Amy Tangerine!).

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Black and White Floral Birthday Card

Another Amy Tangerine background – from her Oh Happy Life collection.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Pop’set Infra Violet, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Blue Striped Birthday Card

This is another piece of Amy Tangerine paper – from her Finders Keepers collection. I thought it would make a great background for a masculine birthday card I need in the near future.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Dino-Mite Birthday Card – MFTWSC333

I have not participated in many My Favorite Things challenges. This week, the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge (MFTWSC333) caught my eye.

Here is the sketch:

I decided to try making a single layer scene, using the stripes to be different scenes. When it was time to color the sky, I decided to do an ombre effect (dark on top, light on bottom). To clean up the edges of my coloring and to highlight the stripes, I added two different widths of X-Press It High Tack Double Sided Tape. I covered the tape with metallic embossing powder and zapped it with my heat gun.

To fit the images into the stripes, the card is an A6 size – 4.625 x 6.25 inches.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B00, B02, B0000, E15, E23, G46, YG03, YG06, YG17, YR04, YR09, YR68, Y06, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum.