Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Shimmery Dragonfly Hello Card

I squeezed in a little time at the craft table in yesterday afternoon…and picked a stamp I had not used in a while.

The dragonfly wings were painted with Pearl Ex (and gum Arabic). The dragonfly body was watercolored.

Here is a close up of the shimmer on the wings:

 

This card is a 4.25 inch square. It does fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampendous, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake. ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Cobalt Blue (031), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Seagull Father’s Day Card

I was trying to think of a theme for a Father’s Day card for hubby…and my eyes fell on the seagull in the Stay Salty set from Ellen Hutson. Not your typical inspiration, right??

I blended the ink background, and stamped/embossed the clouds and wave crests. Think think….how do I want my seagull to be here? What about a piling, near a dock or jetty? Oohhhhh…I have that sampler pack of wood paper.

I stamped wood grain stamps onto the wood paper – just for more detail, and cut the tops by hand. The linen thread was added as rope.

Doing the happy dance about the finished card!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Papers wood paper, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic C00, C3, C5, C7, R29, YR04, Y11, Y13, Hero Arts Unicorn, Ranger Perfect Medium, Stampin’ Up! Early Expresso, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, Ranger Silver Pearl, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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Something Amazing Mermaid Note Card

I had the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set out to work on a different card, and the cute little mermaid tail just had to get inked.

I stamped all the images onto an ombre sheet from Amy Tangerine. And then popped a die cut tail (stamped, embossed & colored) over the stamped tail (the stamp has the splash drops, the die does not).

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic BG15, Hero Arts Unicorn, Ranger Perfect Medium, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Smokey Gray, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Arts Powder clear, white, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Pink Encouragement Card – Essentials by Ellen June 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

This month, the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge is using the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) stamp and die set, Courage, that was released recently.

I made a background of pinks and green, and mounted a sentiment on top of that. A few sequins, and I was done.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder 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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Computer Birthday Wishes Card

I needed a more masculine birthday card (What??? Men and boys don’t like floral birthday cards???  😉  ), and decided this computer looked great mounted on a piece of ombre background paper (thanks AGAIN, Amy Tangerine!).

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Colorful Pineapples Aloha Card

Colorful pineapples have been rolling around in my head for more than two weeks. I finally decided to put them on paper. Each pineapple is 3 separate stamps, and the crown is 3 separate stamps. I did well lining up the pineapple bodies, but I need to practice more with the crowns.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink (retired), Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.