Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Feminine Graduation Card

A daughter of a dear friend just graduated from college. School colors are deep green and gray. I had to make it a tiny bit feminine by ink blending a floral background (I am hoping it gives the impression of vintage lace – I may be reaching a bit far with that hope!).

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Handsome Hunter (retired – WAY back!), Gold Mirror, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaMark, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory.


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Snoopy Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

Snoopy never fails to make me smile. Does he have that effect on you?

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampabilities, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse Artstamps, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic B0000, YG0000, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pink, Purple, Navy Floral Birthday

An old favorite design! I updated it by using navy as my neutral.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, Lollipop, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Polar Bears Nose BOOP Card

I am in the middle of designing Christmas cards for my parents to mail. They chose this polar bear image, I came up with the rest.

While I am giving them this card to mail, I am not willing to make 24 more of these! It did turn out exactly as I hoped, but the steps to get me there were just too many.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, BG10, C00, C5, R0000, R14, R20, R29, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Foiled Floral Birthday Card

My gym friend, Sherry, gave me some paper that was used underneath fabric during a dye process.

I stamped some pressed flowers and had to dry the ink with my heat gun (the paper has a coating – it feels a bit like a heavyweight butcher’s paper). I embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder, then put it through my laminator with Ranger foil.

WOW! I have never had such good results with foiling. Not sure if this is related to the embossing powder I used (Stampendous), the solid aspect of the leaf image, or the brand of foil (Ranger).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – dyed butcher’s paper, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, inks – Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi (retired), Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, transfer foil – Ranger, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Fight Like A Girl Daisy Card

I stamped and embossed my favorite A Muse daisy, added a sentiment and a die cut ribbon.

This is for personal use.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, A Muse Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (ribbon), Spellbinders (square), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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A Muse Stem Floral Belated Birthday Card

I recently missed two birthdays in a week (both friends from my freshman year of college – long ago & far away!). What was I thinking???

GUILT.

Mailing this ASAP. The other card is on my craft table in pieces.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.