Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Small Things Card

Hey there!

I finally spent a little time at my craft table again. It was nice to be stamping, coloring and ink blending.

I made a mask out of scrap paper and blended ink clouds within the oval. The hummingbird colors were from a Google image search – the wings of the hummingbird I chose were so translucent they appeared to be pale purple gray.

My final product is OK – it is not balanced, but I don’t have anything in my stash to add to the left.  (I would love to have a smaller hummingbird facing right to add there!) I should have added more blooms to the left – poor planning on my part. I added the turquoise organdy ribbon to help – and I think it does balance it a little more.

Life has been…interesting? That’s not right, but it’s the best I can come up with. Not busy – I have plenty of time and no focus. Stressful – some (parental health issues).

We did get away to the beach for a week. (Our vacation has been renting a single family home, spending time on a not crowded beach, and having carryout for dinner for years now – no big change.) I appreciated the time away, we had beautiful sunsets and entertaining seagulls. Biggest question:  why the heck was Dairy Queen “closed for the season” in early August???

 

 

 

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic B05, BG15, BV00, BV01, Y18, YG25, YR14, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Newton’s Nook, Spellbinders (oval), stencil – My Favorite Things, ribbon – Offray, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Butterfly Wreath Spread Kindness Card

Can you believe I spent a little time at the craft table?

I have made a few small crafting purchases, trying to support the small businesses that I love. I finally purchased the butterfly wreath set from Reverse Confetti.

I colored it with Copics, and used one of my favorite summer color combinations – aqua, coral, yellow.

Go spread some kindness!

Supplies:  Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Copic BG01, R14, YG03, Y06, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Bright Beautiful Day Card

I used this design for a Mother’s Day card. On cards like this, with lots of stamped images, I stamp an extra one along the way (knowing something inkily catastrophic may happen at the crafting table!). This time, nothing went wrong. I trimmed this one down and added an encouraging sentiment.

This has been a long week! Parenting the parents has been a little frustrating – I can laugh about it 10 minutes later, but that first 10 minutes is just HARD.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Pink Unforgettable Elephant Card

I made this for Cousin Pati’s Valentine – it had to be PINK!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), Real Red, inks – Copic C3, E53, R29, R81, RV11, RV13, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Reverse Confetti, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Life is a Wonderful Experiment Card

I made this with Valentine’s Day in mind (I am not a mushy Valentine person!). But it could be anniversary or encouragement as well.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pawsitively Furtastic Valentine Card

This is my Valentine for Offspring2. He has been visiting a cat shelter of late, knowing he cannot bring any home!

I added an ink blended area on the blue layer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic C5, R20, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (cat), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Rainbow Floral Wreath Hola Card

Another small, square card – just the way things are cropping for me right now.

For years, I have seen Laura Bassen and Jennifer McGuire make rainbow cards.

I finally took the time to TRY. (I really have something else I should be working on, so this is pure procrastination!)

Cute, right??

After I got the wreath stamped, I had a difficult time finding a sentiment to fit in the middle (this was my 4th try). Silly me, HOLA should have been my first choice since Offspring3 is traveling in a Spanish speaking country right now.  (Te amo, chica!!  😉  )

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Happy You’re My Friend Square Card

I colored this image with really bright markers last week, but today I left it just as a black and white card.

Still stunning!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Make Today Beautiful Card

My new Newton’s Nook stamp sets were still on my craft table (ready to be put away), when I pulled out my *never been used* Lawn Fawn sunray coverplate die.

I had a Reese’s “You got peanut butter in my chocolate”, “no, you got chocolate in my peanut butter” moment.

The cut sunrays were staring at me, and the “make today beautiful” sentiment jumped out.

I added a few sequins, just to make the sunrise glint.

YAY!

Happy Friday!

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Let Your Dreams Blossom Square Card

The flowered frame on this is all one stamp. I colored it with Copic markers, and then added a sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic 100, B02, E23, E57, G03, G46, R29, RV14, V04, V17, Y35, YG25, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.