Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Regal Rose Gerbera Daisy Birthday Card

I used my ZIG real brush pens to wash a coral-y mix of pink and orange over this daisy (stamped on Bristol cardstock). After die cutting, I mounted on some neutral Amy Tangerine paper. Sadly, when I went to pull cardstock for matting and the sentiment, I found I was out of the old Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (a soft pastel coral). I did find a sheet of Regal Rose in my stash, it is close enough for this.

Dropped into the mail to a family member, HOPEFULLY arriving on time for Thursday birthday!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Regal Rose (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Anniversary Cups Card

My parents celebrated 64 years of marriage this week.

I used the carry out cups to represent their personal choices (Mom – tea, Dad – cocoa or a milkshake!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Heidi Swap {some collection I can’t remember!}, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (cups, lid, swirly), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circle), sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Royal and Pizza Celebration Card

So…this is my anniversary card for my hubby. It does have Happy Anniversary on the inside.

The pizza paper was a whim. We have been joking for the last week that we can go get soft serve ice cream to celebrate our anniversary (the local stand was to open for the season on our anniversary…with the pandemic, they are not opening until a later date). Ice cream is NOT pizza, I know. But my ice cream cone paper is bright pink…not a color of my hubby. Pizza paper has blue (the hubby color). We do love pizza (homemade, or Grotto – which was a beach brand until about 3 years ago when they opened a store within 5 miles of us!).

What’s new in your corner of the world?

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ink, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail.


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Love You A Latte Pieced Card

I had this Avery Elle set on my work table (I used a Happy Birthday sentiment stamp), and this card just had to play through.

The cups are paper pieced with Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper.

The background is dry embossed with the cup die (hard to see – I should have used an extra shim!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (cup), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Navy and Pool Thanks Note Pair

Offspring3 has commissioned a set of thank you note cards for one of her friends. The parameters are greens and blues, nature or outdoors (not floral).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Sh*t Could Be Worse Card

This Voices in my Head stamp set from Ellen Hutson arrived Monday at lunchtime…I had this card made before I went to bed.

I stamped/embossed/colored the head on white cardstock, and fussy cut it out. It had to go on the raindrop background paper. (Raise your hand if you can hear Igor from “Young Frankenstein” say, “Could be worse…could be raining!”)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic E21, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Banner Collage Congratulations Card

Paper scraps seem to be the theme this week! This time, I made a collage out of fishtailed strips.

Supplies:  Stamp – Sugar Pea Designs, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Desert Storm, Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Beachy Vibes Anniversary Card

I was up against a time constraint for this card, and I pulled out my favorite Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper to create a beachy card.

This one was for personal use.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


On A Whim Vertical Waves Card

Drat the Polar Vortex!!  It feels like ice planet Hoth here!  (And this is only the Mid-Atlantic – not a northern border state that is really FROZEN.) The thermometer on my kitchen window read -1 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday morning at 5:30 AM.

I need WARM SUNSHINE.

Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper will help my mood. I did a little vertical layering.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Caffeine and Kindness Royal Note Card

Happy Friday!

As you can see, I paper pieced another coffee cup for today’s note card. Actually, I paper pieced a bunch of them last weekend, just working my way through them!

This sentiment is from a Right at Home set of sentiments called How Have You Bean?.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Right At Home, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Avery Elle, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.