Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Father’s Day 2016

fathers day 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all the father figures in your life.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods Iridescent Sky, Color Bok, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind’s Eye, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Pizazz, Pebbles, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Simple Father’s Day Cards – My Mind’s Eye Paper

sage navy mme fathers day

 

red white blue fathers day

Two quick cards using My Mind’s Eye paper.

mme hello world pad

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC, silver cord – PaperMart.


Nautical Father’s Day Card

open seas collage fathers day

I used one of my favorite retired sets (Open Seas) from Stampin’ Up! to create a background, and added an Avery Elle sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, silver cord – PaperMart.


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Stenciled Waves Father’s Day Card

fathers day blended waves

For this card, I blended Distress Inks onto the background with the Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil, and added an Avery Elle sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Textured Brilliant Blue (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Bug Father’s Day Card

watercolored bugs fathers day

This is the second card for my Dad. I know I have mentioned before, he was a salesman in the 1960’s, and had VW Beetles as his work ride. I stamped the bug onto watercolor paper, and watercolored in the colors that he owned. The orange one (the color was named “Clementine”) was the last one we had (1971 model), and it got painted navy by my high school auto shop at some point late in the 1970’s. The best car to learn how to drive the stick shift!

clementine bug 1971

1979 blue bug

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, vellum paper, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.

 


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Pretzel Father’s Day Card

pretzel fathers day

My father passed his love of pretzels on to me. I found two pretzel stamps recently (Avery Elle – in a Father’s Day themed set), so of course I used it to make a background. The most difficult part was finding the right ink color for my pretzels!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.