Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Looking Sharp Neckties Card

How about an encouragement card for someone who wears neckties?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.

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Floral Silhouette Paint Chip Thinking of You Note Card

The floral silhouette is cut from Curious Metallic Ink paper – there is no way to capture the color (darkest of navy) or the sparkle.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallic Ink, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (banner), Taylored Expressions (silhouette), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


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Air Show Father’s Day Card 2018

Last of the Father’s Day cards for this year.

I made this for hubby Saturday night, knowing that he and 2 of the Offspring were attending the Air Show (on the beach) on Father’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Expressions in Ink, Hero Arts, ImaginAir Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


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Stencil and Layer Birthday Card

I was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video, “Custom Stamp Layering”, that I watched over the weekend.

I used a stencil and ink to create the floral pattern. The smaller panel was cut out of the larger panel with a die (and I replaced it with plain white cardstock, so the layers would be supported). I did not use a layer of foam under the smaller panel – I did not want to incur extra postage!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Stencil Striped Father’s Day Card

I stenciled the background using my *new* Altenew  Classy Stripes Stencil. I combined 3 colors of embroidery floss for the bow.

Happy Flag Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Satin Red, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear, floss – DMC.


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Baseball TV Father’s Day Card

For the man watching baseball on TV on Father’s Day!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, E41, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Mama Elephant (computer), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger Super FIne Detail clear.


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Graduation Card – with dog mascot

Offspring2 graduated from college at the end of May, with a BA in Visual Arts, Photography concentration. #proudmama

The University mascot is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever (which is the state dog of Maryland) named True Grit.

Offspring2 and I exchange dog videos and memes daily – how could I pass up the opportunity with the card?

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic E33, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Spellbinders (oval), Taylored Expressions (tassle), embossing powder – Ranger clear.