Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Trio of On A Whim Paper Cards

This has been the summer of Amy Tangerine’s On A Whim paper collection for me. I hope you are not bored out of your mind by it!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Wedding Note Card

mr-and-mrs-shell-note

This was part of the wedding thank you note project (red, white, blue, nautical) I am working on – the bride did not select this one. The embossing is more silver than it appears – I had on a royal blue shirt that was being reflected.

So, since it is not a thank you, I am throwing it into the “love” section of my card basket. A perfect small wedding card.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Esse Pearlized Latte, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, ink – VersaFine Black Onyx, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Wedding Shower Card

bridal shower for vic

A friend requested a large card for a wedding shower. This card is A7 size – 5 x 7 inches.

I asked for hints about theme or colors, and got a photo of the bridesmaid dress.

bridesmaid dress(sorry, no idea who to give photo credit to!)

I loosely watercolored two pieces of paper – one in coral, one in green (and a little bit of sparkly white in both), and die cut flowers and leaves when dry. I have used a similar layout before, but really liked the contrast against the black paper today.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Calypso Coral, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Essentials by Ellen, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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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.


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Wonderful Day Card – Essentials by Ellen January 2106 Pinsights Challenge

e by e jan 2016 pinsights wonderful day poinsettias

This month’s Essentials by Ellen Pin Sights Challenge is all about reds.

e by e jan 2016 pinsights inspiration

I used the poinsettia image from the Mistletoe and Holly set to create a background in VersaFine Crimson Red and Satin Red (both embossed with clear embossing powder). I used the “day” part of “oh happy day” (Bold Blooms) and the “wishing you a wonderful” part of “wishing you a wonderful holiday season” (Mistletoe and Holly).

I am content with the final product – I think it would make a lovely card for a December birthday or wedding shower. Or even a nice Valentine, if the recipient is not fluent in floral classification.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Natural White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, inks – VersaFine Crimson Red, Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Spellbinders, crystals – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Wedding Wishes Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#94

ric94 wedding

The latest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#94) is based on the inspiration from Houghton Bridal.

ric94 Houghton Bridal

The lace was my inspiration.

I die cut flowers and leaves from Shimmery White cardstock with the Bold Blooms dies (stand alone), and glued them individually onto white cardstock.

Here is my lace background:

handmade e by e lace background

I attached the lace background to a top fold card, and added a sentiment (platinum embossed on black).

Edited 11/3/2015: My card got selected as one of the Fabulous Fashionistas for the challenge. Thanks to the Runway team!

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Shimmery White, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.

 


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Sunflower Shower Card

sunflower shower

Remember the sunflower project I was working on? My mother is attending a bridal shower for the lover of sunflowers, and this is what I came up with for a shower card.

I created a cute little scene, with heart shaped raindrops in translucent embossing paste falling on a smiling sunflower.

Here is a close up of the raindrops:

sunflower shower close up

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic E53, R29, YG25, YR04, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hill), Memory Box (clouds), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.