Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Alpaca My Scarf Cards

Offspring3 is very generous about feeding my inner stamping monster! She has recently become enamored of the small clear stamp sets that cost less than $5. Most companies have some offering in that range.

This alpaca set is by Lawn Fawn – ADORABLE.

I stenciled snow around the alpaca, and I used my MISTI to get the individual sentiments straight and well spaced.

This is a perfect card for this winter – the past few weeks have been SO COLD. BRRRRRRRR! (I am typing this at 6:00 AM on January 7, 2018 – it is 3 degrees on my outdoor thermometer (suction cupped to the kitchen window)! I later heard the official low at the airport 10 miles east of us was 1 degree.)

And, of course, I finished a second version of this card before getting my photography done:

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Real Red, Soft Sky, inks – Copic E41, E51, R29, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Soft Sky, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – My Favorite Things (Snowfall), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear.

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You Warm My Heart Holiday Cup Card

Scrounging through paper, I really thought this Lawn Fawn Snow Day paper (sentiment already printed) went well with the red cup.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Ranger.


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Falala Holiday Cards

I was running out of time for my personal holiday cards!! The Crate Paper Falala paper pad helped make it easier for me.

How are all of your holiday tasks coming along?

I am in the midst of baking cookies…my hands are so cracked from all of the bowl & pan washing. Wrapping presents and printing the annual calendar are the next items on the list.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gold Foil, Pool Party, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, Stampendous Gold Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Doodlebug House Ornament Cards

I had these house scenes in my scrap bag, already colored with Copic markers. I was happy I could fit the scene within the ornament die.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Doodlebug Designs, paper – Carta Bella Bundled Up, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Real Red, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Copic C1, C3, R29, (I don’t remember the rest!), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (ornament), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, thread – Coats and Clark.


Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge

It is December, so time to head on over to Ellen Hutson’s blog for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2017 Challenge!

I chose to create a tag based on the sketch from Day 8. Here is the sketch:

 

I was also inspired by the tag on Day 5 made by Eloise Blue – the critter and the ink blended background.

My vision – a night sky background, a fox sitting on a fallen tree with the moon rising behind. I counted my fallen tree and the sentiment as the vertical stripes.

For my background, I blended 3 Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire on Bristol card stock. I heat set the colors, and then flicked on some sparkly white watercolor from the Kuretake Gansai Tambi set.

The fox was colored with Copic markers, and cut out first with the circle die. Then, I partially die cut the fox, to allow the fallen tree to be put underneath the tail.

I added a sentiment and fussed with the ribbon for an hour.

Thanks to Ellen Hutson for having this challenge again this year – the grand prize to a random winner is $150 gift certificate to the store! (Oh, great Random Number Generator in the sky, PLEASE generate my number!)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic E11, E19, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (fox), Spellbinders (circle), double hole punch – Stampin’ Up!, watercolor – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy/satin ribbon – ClearBags.