Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Seagull Photo Paint Chip Father’s Day Card

This one is for my Dad.

I die cut watercolor paper with the photo frame die, then stamped the seagull, embossed with clear powder, and watercolored the square.

Alas, I cut the paint chip, and set it aside without checking if it was straight. I always ASSume that paint chips come to me with cuts in perfect perpendicular form (If the sides are not straight or the paint lines are not level on the chip, I lose. I use a precut side to start my downsizing of the paint chip.). So, it was glued down when I noticed it was wonky. BOO. But, really, my Dad is not grading me on this (other things – YES, he is. Still.).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Smoky Slate, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Light Gray (091), Orange (070), dies – Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Basic Paper and Sentiment Father’s Day Card

So…I am out of baseball related ideas for my father & my father-in-law. Basic card…pretty dots on the background paper, the applicable sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Carta Bella Passport, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Beachy Ferris Wheel Father’s Day Card

Offspring3 gifted me this mini stamp set ages ago, and it still had not seen ink.

Father-in-law has lived within 15 miles of the beach his entire life…I bet he has fond memories of the ferris wheels at the closest beach towns. I’m hoping this will make him smile.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Light Gray (091), Orange (070), Yellow (050), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Air Show Father’s Day Card 2018

Last of the Father’s Day cards for this year.

I made this for hubby Saturday night, knowing that he and 2 of the Offspring were attending the Air Show (on the beach) on Father’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Expressions in Ink, Hero Arts, ImaginAir Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


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Stencil Striped Father’s Day Card

I stenciled the background using my *new* Altenew  Classy Stripes Stencil. I combined 3 colors of embroidery floss for the bow.

Happy Flag Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Satin Red, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear, floss – DMC.


Baseball TV Father’s Day Card

For the man watching baseball on TV on Father’s Day!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, E41, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Mama Elephant (computer), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger Super FIne Detail clear.


Father’s Day Ties Card

I remember the only choices for Father’s Day cards (at least at the pharmacy where I shopped before age 10!) in my youth were decorated with neckties or fishing images. My Dad did wear a necktie to work, he had no interest in fishing. He no longer wears a necktie that often, he still isn’t interested in fishing.

I used my MISTI to create this pattern. Easy peasy. (one necktie stamp, stamped 15 times)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.