Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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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Business Sized (A10) Thank You Card

re-create-a10-thank-you

I recently received a grant from the RE-CREATE: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund, to cover my loss of artwork (my cards floated down Main Street) in the July 30, 2016 flood. I created this card to fit a business size (A10) envelope (I had to mail paperwork back to them).

Thanks again to the wonderful Howard County Arts Council!

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Blue (030), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Colored Bottle Birthday Card

colored bottles birthday

I used the Avery Elle beer bottle (OK, maybe it is a soft drink bottle…{insert eyeball roll here}) to make a collage of colored glass. Do you collect any specific colors of glass? I am not a big collector (we are NOT talking about crafting supplies, we are talking about collections to display!), but I do have 2 beautiful cobalt blue wine bottles from Germany (thanks to my friend, PauletteĀ  – who liked the wine in the blue bottle – for saving them for me all those years ago in Bavaria!) that were the inspiration for this card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Real Brush Clean Color Pens Blue (030), Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Nautical Father’s Day Card

open seas collage fathers day

I used one of my favorite retired sets (Open Seas) from Stampin’ Up! to create a background, and added an Avery Elle sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, silver cord – PaperMart.


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Stenciled Waves Father’s Day Card

fathers day blended waves

For this card, I blended Distress Inks onto the background with the Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil, and added an Avery Elle sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Textured Brilliant Blue (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Bug Father’s Day Card

watercolored bugs fathers day

This is the second card for my Dad. I know I have mentioned before, he was a salesman in the 1960’s, and had VW Beetles as his work ride. I stamped the bug onto watercolor paper, and watercolored in the colors that he owned. The orange one (the color was named “Clementine”) was the last one we had (1971 model), and it got painted navy by my high school auto shop at some point late in the 1970’s. The best car to learn how to drive the stick shift!

clementine bug 1971

1979 blue bug

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, vellum paper, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.