Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Graduation Card – with dog mascot

Offspring2 graduated from college at the end of May, with a BA in Visual Arts, Photography concentration. #proudmama

The University mascot is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever (which is the state dog of Maryland) named True Grit.

Offspring2 and I exchange dog videos and memes daily – how could I pass up the opportunity with the card?

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic E33, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (oval), Taylored Expressions (tassle), embossing powder – Ranger clear.

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Teal and Pink Birthday Note Card

I thought I would try Distress Oxide inks on colored paper – they do stay true to color.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspbery, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Black, White, Red and Turquoise Floral Birthday

I’m trying to figure out my strategy for building up inventory for the gallery. I think for now, since I have to make all categories of cards, I will just go where the mood leads me. (Remind me I said that when I complain that I have 50 floral birthday cards and nothing else! LOL!)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired – sniff, sniff! still upset!), inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired), dies – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Raspberry Daisies Beautiful Day Card

OK, one foot in front of the other here.

Step one in rebuilding inventory of cards for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery – pick a favorite image & color. Make a card.

I found a video on Facebook that shows how quickly and how high the water rose in Ellicott City on May 27, 2018. This camera is UPHILL from where HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is located, looking west towards the parking lot where I usually park (I would be parked at the top of the screen). This is only one of the water sources – the Hudson. The Tiber is on the opposite side of Main Street, and the Patapsco crosses under Main Street at the eastern end.

Not sure if this will work for everyone (I am signed into my Facebook account in another window), but here it is:

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Sending You Sunshine Card

This stamp set is an adorable tiny set from Waffle Flower (this is one stamp). I embossed in brown, and colored the flowers to be Black Eyed Susans (the state flower of Maryland).

Our weather has been so cold, it is not like I could send anyone sunshine (with warmth!) at this point. But, I thought the Black Eyed Susans might brighten up the day of someone longing for Maryland.

The green background paper is and oldie-but-a-goodie from A Muse. I think it was called “Kitchen”, and came in a multicolor variety pack maybe 10 years ago. I still have some scraps in my folder.

Supplies: Stamp – Waffle Flower, paper – A Muse, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), inks – Copic E23, YG03, Y18, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – My Favorite Things, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Blended Ink Graduation Card

 

{insert trumpet fanfare here!}

Guess what happened yesterday???

Offspring3 graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts. Magna Cum Laude. In two and a half years.

Can you just feel me BURSTING WITH PRIDE through your computer screen?  (If not, something must be wrong with your settings!)

I blended the ink background last week, and pondered the rest of the card for a few days.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stmpin’ Up! Basic Black, Silver Foil, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Taylored Expressions, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, DYMO label maker, embossing powder – Ranger clear, 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.