Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Pink & Green Washi Thank You Note Card

I embossed several of this thank you stamp, all with different color embossing powders. I think the pink and green washi tapes go well with the verdigris sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaMark, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Ranger Verdigris.

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Quick and Bold Birthday Card

We needed a birthday card lickety split last week! For one of our neighbors. I always think his birthday is at the end of August, but, ALAS, it is at the beginning of August.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaMark, die – Papertrey Ink, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, embroidery floss – DMC.

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Silver Embossed Thank You Note Card

I really like this bold thank you stamp by Avery Elle. It just screams to be heat embossed.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Finished Encouragement Cards for Chemo Care Bags

Here are the finished flat panel encouragement cards (A2 size – 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with envelopes) I am donating:

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I am very happy I was able to help!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Americian Crafts, Avery Elle, Basic Grey, Carta Bella, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Gmund Royal, Heidi Swapp, Home Depot (paint chip), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pool Party,  Real Red, Sage Shadow (retired), Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, embossing folders – Provo Craft, stencil – Neat and Tangled, brads & eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper,  ribbon – Ellen Hutson.



Black and Pink Hello Note Card

This is the same Hero Arts sentiment as the card I posted on Tuesday…I have decided that I love the font. I had never inked it before Tuesday (silly me).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Avery Elle The Neutral Collection,  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flower, foliage), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.


Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


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.