Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I think I have said it before, this Taylored Expressions Wreath Cutting Plate is just perfect for ANY seasonal card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (wreath cutting plate), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous gold detail.

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Leaves Thanksgiving Card

Offspring3 requested this one – my parameters: match the trees in the corner of the neighbor’s yard.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Doodlebug Designs Boos and Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust (retired), Summer Sun (retired), ink – VersaMark, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Father’s Day 2016

fathers day 2016

Happy Father’s Day to all the father figures in your life.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods Iridescent Sky, Color Bok, Cosmo Cricket, My Mind’s Eye, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Pizazz, Pebbles, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Painted Fabric Thinking of You Card

fabric paper thinking of you

I have had this scrap of painted paper (or fabric? I can’t tell!) for years. I think it came in a complimentary sample pack with an order from California Paper Goods way back when.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, silver cord – PaperMart.


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Pacific Point Chevron Birthday Card

pacific point and copper with chevrons birthday

 

Lost my MOJO again…if found, please send me an e-mail, I will gladly come pick it up!

Here is a card I struggled to make for a male recipient. I do like the finished product. Just never thought I was going to get it finished!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica (I don’t know the manufacturer – this is at least 7 years old), My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg, Stampin’ Up! Confetti Cream (retired?), Pacific Point, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper (retired) linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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Metallic Heart Valentine Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Heartful}

fusion heartful valentine

The latest Fusion Card Challenge {Heartful} caught my attention!

Here is the inspiration:

fusion 1 29 2015 HeartfulI love the dimension of the hearts, and the metallic finishes.

To start my card, I die cut a heart out of medium weight chipboard (to reduce the possibility of warping with all the heat embossing!), and embossed twice with silver, twice with UTEE clear (to give more dimension), and one last time with silver. Medium weight chipboard was the right choice – no warping!

The flags are all cut from shimmering metallic papers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – California Paper Goods Iridescent Sky (bought from CPG years ago, I don’t know what brand), ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Copper (retired), Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Kaleidoscope DSP, Real Red, Smoky Slate, chipboard source unknown, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (heart), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, Suze Weinberg/Melt Art UTEE.


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Awesome Chevron Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#73

ric73 awesome

Here is my card for the lastest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#73).

The inspiration piece, from the Balmain Spring 2015 collection, is colorful and bold:

ric73 Balmain

I used a new Hampton Arts adhesive stencil (no masking tape required!) to create the pattern with my Kuretake watercolor paints on regular cardstock (not watercolor paper). I added a horizontal strip of glossy black paper to make up for the fact that I didn’t quite center my sentiment within the chevron pattern.

hampton arts chevron stencil

I applied the watercolors rather heavily, I wanted the color to be bold. I was surprised that the finished painting was glossy in spots – I am assuming that is related to how thickly I applied the paint.

ric73 awesome side view

And I resisted the urge to splatter something sparkly/shiny (like Wink of Stella or Perfect Pearls) onto the finished card. This card works for any of my offspring just the way it is, sparkly things would limit my potential recipient audience!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Off to the doctor for another lung check.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – California Paper Goods glossy black, Papertrey Ink White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, paints – Kuretake watercolors, stencil – Hampton Arts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.