Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Hola Cacti Note Card

The Hola die is new to me (Technique Tuesday), and I thought it was perfect with the Good Vibes cacti paper.

Supplies: Paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Hola), floss – DMC.

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Lorenzo No Prob-Llama Card

This is Lorenzo the Llama, he is from Technique Tuesday. He has lots of great sentiments! I thought I would keep it clean and simple for my first Lorenzo card.

At one point in my youth, we lived in a neighborhood that was in the middle of farmland. A neighbor owned two llamas and kept them at one of the farms. I would go observe, but I never got close enough to get spit upon!

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copics B06, C1, E33, E41, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Floral Silhouette Thinking of You Card – FMS331

I stumbled on a sketch challenge that intrigued me last week.

The blog is Freshly Made Sketches, and here is the inspiration:

(click on image to go to challenge post)

I used 3 stripes of washi tape because it was so thin. And 2 silhouettes because they were so thin.

Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for the inspiration!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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You Are Mermazing Card

It took me a long time to jump on the mermaid bandwagon. I caught a sale back in December, and have finally gotten around to inking the stamps.

#Adorable

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics B02, BG10, BG15, E15, E33, E51, E57, RV04, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Blended Ink Plaid Birthday Card

My dad’s birthday was this week. I STRUGGLE with cards for him, I think I have mentioned before. His interests do not lie in the collection of what the crafting companies sell as masculine themed supplies. Yes, he loves sports…there are not new sport items for every holiday I need.

Think Think.

He is a colorful plaid sport shirt kind of guy. Can I make a bright plaid background?

My first try was watercolor…seems I can paint pretty straight, but I do not have good brush control (I flatten a round brush out as I go). And, as I went to do the stripes in the opposite direction, I didn’t wait for my paper to dry. Patience is NOT one of my virtues.  (Only when I am baking is patience in my toolbox!)

Hmmm…

Back to Think Think.

I did not have a large striped stencil (guess what?? 2 arrived today – gotta love online shopping!). I did have a small (3 x 4 inches) striped stencil.

I used Distress Oxide Ink – Salty Ocean in one direction, Peacock Feathers in the other. I started with a half sheet of cardstock (5.5 x 8.5 inches), so I had at least 6 iterations of “tape stencil down, blend ink, remove stencil, wash stencil” for each color. I am happy with the result.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Outstanding Day Flamingos Card

I am working on another group of breast cancer encouragement cards.

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


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Patriotic Big Birthday Wishes Card

I had a brain hiccup while prepping supplies for yesterday’s Eagle Scout card…I cut this blue star paper for an A2 card, not an A6 card. OOPS. #neverthrowoutusablescraps

I used it for a birthday card.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Pizazz – Blue stars, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.