Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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.

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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.


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Cat and Butterflies Wonderful Card

Do you think this cute cat expected to find three new friends in the grass?

I die cut the cat shape out of the background and placed the Copic colored die cut cat within the space, so he is not sitting on top of the grass, but within the grass.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), So Saffron, inks – Copic BG10, C1, C3, R11, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat), Stampin’ Up! (butterflies), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail clear.


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.