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.


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Retro Encouragement Card

While I was ironing Sunday afternoon, there were several commercials for “A Very Brady Renovation” (the show with the original “Brady Bunch” cast renovating the house that was used for the exterior shot of the show).

This is one of those “gotta let it play through” cards. Could not get the 1960’s flowers out of my head. (I was the target “tween” audience for “The Brady Bunch” and “The Partridge Family”. Friday night TV, baby!)

When I went looking for a sentiment, I found this old one from Taylored Expressions, and it SO fits with the theme of this card. (The only better choice would have been “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”!)

While I was photographing the card, I thought, “hmmm…what about “The Dating Game” set decor??  Very similar as well!

Supplies:  Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – Provo Craft (flowers), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment banner), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail White.


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.


Sending You Sunshine Tag Note Card

I was inspired by some crafting blogs working with sunflower stamps this week. I dug through my stash and found this small stamp from Waffle Flower.

Supplies:  Stamp – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic BG0000, BG01, E23, Y17, YG25, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, hole punch – Fiskars, embossing powder – Stampendous, twine – Martha Stewart.


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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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Foliage Thinking of You Card

Hey, there!

I made a card!  (I decided I owed it to myself to get inky!)

Of course, now I don’t want to shift gears and do the medical paperwork I need to do.

I was inspired by various crafting blogs displaying a Simon Says Stamp and Reverse Confetti joint collaboration stamp set (part of Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember…which, as of 8:39 pm on September 9th, is sold out. Wasn’t in my budget anyway!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!.