Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Happy Halloween #PSL Card

I don’t drink coffee of any kind.

But, I am intrigued by the thought of Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). Not enough to TRY IT, mind you!

How about as a design element for a coffee loving friend?

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Old Olive, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.

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Watercolored Poppy Birthday Card with Swarovski Crystals

Another favorite floral stamp from my collection!

I embossed in silver, then watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolors.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), watercolors – Sakura Koi, crystals – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Dotted Sunflower Birthday Card

 

My Mom’s birthday is coming up. I wanted to use a sunflower, but none of my larger sunflower stamps were what I was looking to use. So, I combined a smaller sunflower stamp with the die that fits one of my larger sunflower stamps (and, NO, I can never get the large stamp and die to match up – super frustrating!).

After I had my sunflower assembled, I started to look around for a background. This dotted A Muse paper must be 10 years old, but it is perfect here. (It came in a variety pack of colors – I have mostly just scraps left.)

In trimming the dotted paper, the scrap that was left was perfect for a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse Kitchen, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E11, E25, R02, R24, R29, YG03, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – My Favorite Things (sunflower), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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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.