Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


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Yellow and Blue Mother’s Day Card

I used a retired background stamp (Stampin’ Up! Pretty Petals) for this. I stamped in blue ink, and then used Silver Pearl embossing powder, so there is a bluish tinge to the soft silver pearl color of the image.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, So Saffron, inks – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder Clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Watercolored Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

I watercolored this bouquet for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, Vintage Sepia, watercolors – Sakura Koi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Gold Detail.