Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Snarky Note Cards

These 3 sentiments came in a collection with 4 lovely, encouraging sentiments. I love the snark, and 2 of the 3 are more self-deprecating, but you have to know the recipient really, really well to send one of these cards.

I think I might gift them to a friend who would take comfort in knowing she had the ammo, but never really use them.

Supplies: Stamps – Ranger, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle, square), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Ice Cream Cone Birthday Card

I loved this ice cream cone paper in the 6 x 6 pad of Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper, so I ordered a 12 x 12 sheet.

Here is the difference in the scale of the pattern:

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (word), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Happy Father’s Day 2017

This is one of the cards I made for my Dad. I was so excited when this idea popped into my head, and that I was able to execute the design.

My Dad is not really represented by the images available from the stamp industry. He is not into nautical, the great outdoors, cars, jets or trains. He LOVES sports (baseball being #1), he loves jokes, he loves chocolate, AND he loves his family. He still plays softball and basketball at 83.

I thought about what he would be doing on Father’s Day…watching baseball.

I found a Baltimore Oriole logo online (hey, for personal use here, to make an old guy smile), and printed it on white cardstock. I then stamped the TV over the logo, and on a separate piece of woodgrain paper. I cut the woodgrain image to use the cabinet part of the TV for paper piecing. The white cardstock with the TV got die cut with a large tag die, and I colored the wall a light blue/green, and added a piece of background paper for the flooring. And I just kept adding layers of Baltimore Oriole team colors.

I searched Google Images for “Baltimore Orioles logo”, and found one that had the resolution I needed to be able to print it. The image was from the Official Site of the Baltimore Orioles.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Computer Birthday Wishes Card

I needed a more masculine birthday card (What??? Men and boys don’t like floral birthday cards???  😉  ), and decided this computer looked great mounted on a piece of ombre background paper (thanks AGAIN, Amy Tangerine!).

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Navy and Aqua Thinking of You Note Card

This paper is the reverse side of the blue stripe paper (American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers) from last week’s Blue Striped Birthday Card post. I am on such an Amy Tangerine kick right now.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Hello, Gorgeous Pink Ribbon Card

This card of encouragement is for a friend going through chemotherapy.

I was feeling “paint chip”…and this American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim washi tape made the perfect backdrop.

Supplies: Stamp – Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Sherwin Williams paint chip, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Black and White Floral Birthday Card

Another Amy Tangerine background – from her Oh Happy Life collection.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Pop’set Infra Violet, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.