Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Feline I Love You Note Card

I thought that using my Copic markers might help keep the fleeting mojo in the room – it did help for a short while.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (large banner), Simon Says Stamp (cat), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Biggest Fan Scalloped Note Card

This was waiting on Offspring3’s desk when she returned from her trip abroad. #lovethatgirl

I cut 2 of the Reverse Confetti scalloped tag, and glued them together above the fold line (and only folded the front tag on that line). I wanted to tie a ribbon through the tag hole, but, alas, HOW DO YOU EVER GET THAT TO BE EVEN? I glued the hole punch back into the hole, and then mounted a tied ribbon over that with glue dots.


I have been reading A LOT this summer (on book #19 now). On Monday, I finished The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. (and, I am posting an Amazon link, but I borrowed the e-book with my local library card through our state’s digital consortium – I am thrilled that our state has this free service!) What a fascinating (and sad) true story about young women painting clock and watch faces with radium to make them glow. And the companies that didn’t care what the radium did to the workers.

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Mama Elephant (laptop), Reverse Confetti (rounded rectangle, scalloped tag), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.

#missedher

Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


Hello, Gorgeous Pink Ribbon Card

This card of encouragement is for a friend going through chemotherapy.

I was feeling “paint chip”…and this American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim washi tape made the perfect backdrop.

Supplies: Stamp – Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Sherwin Williams paint chip, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Lifesaver Note Card

How about a nautical themed note card today?

I used the new Hero Arts Waves stencil with Blueprint Sketch ink, and then removed the stencil and blended Tumbled Glass over the entire piece.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (square), stencil – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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On A Whim You Are Spectacular Card

I had to use the sunglasses paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection! Amy Tangerine, can you make an 80’s version of this – neon frames, iridescent mirrored lenses??

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Green Cateye Glasses Note Card

A quick note card! I love these cateye glasses. I put a layer of bright pink under the shimmery green.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Shine Lime Satin, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – source unknown (sorry, it was the last bit, I threw out the packaging).