Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Snarky Note Cards

These 3 sentiments came in a collection with 4 lovely, encouraging sentiments. I love the snark, and 2 of the 3 are more self-deprecating, but you have to know the recipient really, really well to send one of these cards.

I think I might gift them to a friend who would take comfort in knowing she had the ammo, but never really use them.

Supplies: Stamps – Ranger, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle, square), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Shimmery Dragonfly Hello Card

I squeezed in a little time at the craft table in yesterday afternoon…and picked a stamp I had not used in a while.

The dragonfly wings were painted with Pearl Ex (and gum Arabic). The dragonfly body was watercolored.

Here is a close up of the shimmer on the wings:

 

This card is a 4.25 inch square. It does fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampendous, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake. ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Cobalt Blue (031), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Colorful Pineapples Aloha Card

Colorful pineapples have been rolling around in my head for more than two weeks. I finally decided to put them on paper. Each pineapple is 3 separate stamps, and the crown is 3 separate stamps. I did well lining up the pineapple bodies, but I need to practice more with the crowns.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink (retired), Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Lifesaver Note Card

How about a nautical themed note card today?

I used the new Hero Arts Waves stencil with Blueprint Sketch ink, and then removed the stencil and blended Tumbled Glass over the entire piece.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (square), stencil – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Kindness Map Card

I thought the map paper played well off the “world” in the sentiment.

Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Sweet Thinking of You Note Card

Just a sweet thinking of you note for today!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Princess and Warrior Card – Essentials by Ellen May 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge

 

Recently, Ellen Hutson and her crew created the Courage stamp and die set to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Fund. I waffled on whether or not I wanted to purchase it – it looked lovely, but it was a lot of money (a good deal, no doubt – 33 stamps, 13 dies, 1/2 of the purchase price goes to the charity…I’m just low on cash). I had it in my cart several times, but I would delete it. Then, I heard that one of the teachers we had in elementary school days is just beginning her breast cancer journey. I bought the set that night.

I am a newbie at multi-step florals, this set seemed pretty forgiving.

I am entering this into the Essentials by Ellen May 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge. And the card has been mailed to our friend beginning her journey.

Here is the inspiration:

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Almost Amethyst (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery (retired), Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace (retired), Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired), Rose Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.