Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Note Card

These watercolor pieces were left over after the Watercolored Floral Wedding Card .

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


Long Neck Dinosaur Baby Card

This dinosaur family may be brachiosaurus, but I think of Littlefoot in the animated movie “The Land Before Time” – he was a Long Neck.

One of my cousins just welcomed a new grandbaby, and she requested another dinosaur baby card.  (The original dinosaur baby card is HERE .) I couldn’t make the cards the same…it took me a fair amount of time to have my epiphany.

I blended the sky with a cloud stencil, then built the scene on top of that with my die cut pieces. I struggled with where to place the “new baby” sentiment and finally decided to put it on Soft Sky paper so it blended with the sky.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze (I think?), Chocolate Chip, Confetti White, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Mellow Moss (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Tangerine Tango (retired), inks – Copic E23, Tim Holtz/Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (dinosaurs, trees, stitched hillside), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, stencil – My Favorite Things, oval punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Yellow and Deep Orchid Birthday Card

I was playing with new inks, had to use my favorite flower stamps.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Floral Wreath Birthday Card – Ellen Hutson June 2018 Color Trend Challenge

I dug deep and finally completed another challenge. This is for the Ellen Hutson June 2018 Color Trend Challenge .

Here is the inspiration:

In reality, I loved everything on the inspiration board, but thought I would execute something too close to the inspiration. So, I stuck to it being a color challenge.

I cut a 5 inch square of white cardstock, and used my homemade wreath builder tool to build the wreath on my MISTI. After I was done stamping, I did trim 1/8th of an inch from each side, to give me space for the black mat.

I have stashed it away for personal use.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, die – Spellbinders, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.

 


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Pearlized Bouquet Square Birthday Card

OOPS! Another bouquet card! I found a set of Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors (watercolors – the colors are all shimmery) on sale, and this bouquet was already stamped & embossed, waiting in my scrap folder to be the “test piece”.

I die cut the bouquet after it was dry, and popped it up on foam. You can see the pink background along the cut line.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Canson Watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Avery Elle, watercolors – Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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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.


Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Early in April, I was watching the premiere of the Trading Spaces reboot…and of course there was a paint chip commercial. Paint chips! Gotta do it for my friends!

These got mailed out before Offspring3 and I left on our adventure.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Bo Bunny Garden Party, Crate Paper Good Vibes, Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.