Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Ink Graduation Card

ink blended graduation

I needed a graduation card for someone I know who recently graduated with a Master’s degree from an art school.

Creating a card for someone who is a trained artist? DAUNTING! I totally froze.

Thought about watercoloring a background, but, my watercoloring is hit or miss, no technique visible. Can’t do that for an ARTIST.

I finally decided on ink blending with a stencil.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardreams Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feather, VersaFine Smokey Gray, stencil – Heidi Swapp, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner, grad cap), sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Graduation Note Card

gray grad man

This graduate image is an old one from A Muse ArtStamps that I picked up on clearance years ago. (I still wish I had the female graduate as well! She was already out of stock.)

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic B28, C3, C5, C9, E21, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Burgundy and Gold Graduation Card

j 2016 grad

Offspring2 graduated from our local community college this week. WOOT! Very proud of him!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bravo Burgundy(retired), Crushed Curry, ink – Kirarina WiNK white, VersaFine Crimson Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (photo), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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U of Md Graduation Shaker Card

eva 2016 grad

A shaker card for a University of Maryland graduate.

Supplies: Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Glossy Black, Real Red, dies – Impression Obsession (word), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (cap), sequins – Darice, Doodlebug Designs, Pretty Pink Posh, microbeads – Target $ Aisle, glitter – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Cityscape Graduation Card

cityscape graduation

One of my dearest friends has an offspring graduating from Yale this month. And, the lovely offspring has landed a great job in The Big Apple. I thought I would combine both of those accomplishments into one card.

I cut the buildings out of 4 different colors, using dryer sheets to hold all the pieces (4 layers of dryer sheet – this was one sheet (per color) folded into quarters – under the paper in your normal die cut machine sandwich).

cityscape graduation parts

I was then able to pull out specific windows to individually glue into my design.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Silver, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Graduation Card in College Colors

salisbury graduation

I had a request for a graduation card in very specific college colors (recipient is female).

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bravo Burgundy (retired), So Saffron, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – VersaFine Crimson Red, dies – Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (graduation cap), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


December Graduation Card

um grad 2015 Michael

Someone I know (cough! cough! Offspring1) finished college in December with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

WOOT!!

#soproud

Funny story about this card: Offspring1 and I are both from the “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” camp, and I could not make this card until the final grades were posted. When the last grade popped up, the race was on to get the card done. And it even came out as a different design than I had planned in my head.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Real Red, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Taylored Expressions (cap), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.