Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Feathered Hello Card

A quick hello this Monday morning!

Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose (retired), die – Essentials by Ellen, gold washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim.

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Flamingo Laughter is the Best Medicine Card

A quick, bright card for my friend in the middle of chemotherapy.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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You’re A W{anchor} Card

So…while on vacation, I found a basket full of clearance cards. I bought one, it was $1. I had to put my own spin on it.

I dry embossed the royal cardstock, then fussy cut the wave edge. I pulled out a crochet hook and did a simple chain stitch for the anchor chain using metallic thread.

Here is the original card, from the company kissmekwik in the UK:

A link to their website, if you are interested:  kissmekwik .

And, from The Urban Dictionary, I chose the 2 variations that most match my interpretation of the word “wanker”:

UK/Aus/NZ slang for:

2. Someone with a faintly sociopathic lack of regard for other people; see also arsehole.

3. Someone useless, inefficient or time-wasting, especially in a place or work and/or position of responsibility.

 

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), My Favorite Things (anchor), Provo Craft (letter), Spellbinders (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats & Clark metallic silver.


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I’m Here Card

I’m trying to fill up the sympathy section of my card basket, but I’m not sure if this really qualifies as a sympathy card (too frivolous?) or if it is a thinking of you card. I am going to put it in the thinking of you section for now.

Let me know – sympathy or thinking of you.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Denim Square Hello Card

I am working on a request for more “hello” cards, and some that are gender neutral.

This is a square card (4.25 x 4.25 inches), because of the pattern on the denim paper. And, sadly, this was my last scrap of very old denim paper. I suppose I need to cruise by JoAnn’s and Michael’s to see if either of them have anything similar now.

Have a nice weekend!

Supplies: Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, die – Essentials by Ellen.


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Hello Floral Card – Essentials by Ellen August 2017 Pin Sights Challenge

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I saw the colors for this month’s Essentials by Ellen August 2017 Pin Sights Challenge, and had to participate.

Here is the inspiration board:

I stamped my florals in Distress Inks, so the coverage is not solid – this was an intentional choice.

After the ink dried (I let it sit overnight Рjust because I could), I added the detail items to the flowers/leaves with  3 different color detail embossing powders.

Then, I die cut the word out of the floral background, and out of yellow card stock. I ultimately decided one extra layer was not enough, and cut another “Hello” out of tangerine card stock.

Here is a side view of the layers:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (word), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.