Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blue New Baby Card

A friend recently had a baby boy!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Copic B21, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders (circle, star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Orchid Gerberas and Butterfly Birthday Card

I dug out my Gerbera stamp, and bright Copic markers!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Penny Black, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Copic E11, E23, E53, RV04, V04, Y13, Y18, YG03, YR04, YR68, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Arts Powder clear, white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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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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On A Whim Mother’s Day Card

I thought this sheet of paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection was perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Blended Tile Background Birthday Card

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I’m working on a collection of cards for one of my Mom’s friends. This is one of the 5 feminine birthday cards she requested.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Whimsical House Christmas Card

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Here is the card that I designed (and executed, of course!) for my parents to send this year. The inside sentiment reads, “Sending love from our house to yours this holiday season”, and is from a wood mount stamp by Hero Arts. I started Friday morning, finished 25 cards Sunday morning. (Hopefully, I won’t injure myself patting my own back on that accomplishment!)

I had a moment Friday morning that sounded a lot like Colin Firth practicing for “The King’s Speech”…cutting white base cardstock (I use 110# Neenah for bases – really heavy stuff), I cut the 25 I needed and OH! I only have 2 full sheets left. Yeah. Needless to say, I got right on the internet & ordered more (I was waiting to see if I would get a grant from the local arts council to help defray the cost of new supplies since some of my art work floated down Main Street in the July 30th flood.). Now my rainy day fund is gone. Still hoping for some amount of a grant!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Doodlebug Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B00, C3, C5, E23, R29, YG17, Y13, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Happy Halloween Note Card

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Just received this CUTE Jack-o-Lantern tag die as a “gift with purchase” from Taylored Expressions. I had to use it immediately!

I die cut a smaller circle of black to back the tag – so the eyes, nose, mouth would be consistently colored.

I am thinking Offspring3 will snag this one quickly!  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Doodlebug Designs (boos & brews), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Only Orange (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (Jack-o-Lantern tag), brad – source unknown.