Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Silver and Black Graduation Card

I am still working on card inventory for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery .

Fall is not the typical time you see graduation cards in stores, is it?

BUT…2/3 of my offspring graduated in the month of December (1/3 in May).

And, gosh, there are so many ongoing certificate programs, technical programs, medical treatment programs, et cetera, you many need a graduation card any month of the year!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallics Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Graduation Card – with dog mascot

Offspring2 graduated from college at the end of May, with a BA in Visual Arts, Photography concentration. #proudmama

The University mascot is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever (which is the state dog of Maryland) named True Grit.

Offspring2 and I exchange dog videos and memes daily – how could I pass up the opportunity with the card?

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic E33, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (oval), Taylored Expressions (tassle), embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Blended Ink Graduation Card

 

{insert trumpet fanfare here!}

Guess what happened yesterday???

Offspring3 graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts. Magna Cum Laude. In two and a half years.

Can you just feel me BURSTING WITH PRIDE through your computer screen?  (If not, something must be wrong with your settings!)

I blended the ink background last week, and pondered the rest of the card for a few days.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stmpin’ Up! Basic Black, Silver Foil, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Taylored Expressions, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, DYMO label maker, embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Floral Applique Graduation Card

This card is for the daughter of a dear friend, who has graduated from high school within the last few days. The applique flowers are a nod to the young lady’s senior prom dress.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Vellum, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner, graduation cap), sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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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.