Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Looking Sharp Card

I think the dog is giggling over the sentiment pun.   😉

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic E11, E19, E33, E53, R81, YG03, YG17, YG95, YR09, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.

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Llama Tell You Card

Here is Lorenzo Llama again! Today, I die cut and popped him up on foam dimensionals over a pieced background.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Wild Wasabi, inks – Copics E23, E41, E53, YG17, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides, stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Lorenzo), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear.


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Feline Nurse Ratched Get Well Card

This card got mailed to my uncle, who is recuperating from surgery.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Copic R81, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


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Eres Fabulosa Note Card

A lot of the stamp companies are offering monthly craft kits, limited edition items. They offer subscriptions (you don’t know what is coming to you until the products are revealed), or you can try to buy one of the sets on your own (it may go out of stock, if it is popular). I am not the target customer for monthly kits – LOL – I don’t have that much disposable income!

I have only purchased one or two of these monthly kits.

But, this month (April 2018), the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit was a MUST HAVE for me. The fiesta theme is so cute! The image above is from an add on set, called Shake Your Bones. A set full of Dia de los Muertos images!!

I scrambled to make this card Friday morning, and get it photographed before I gave it to Offspring3.

The sentiment means “you are fabulous”. This character is a version of La Calavera Catrina.

And…I don’t normally take my photos in direct sunlight. But, I was impatient, and I truly wanted PROOF that we had direct sunlight! Friday and Saturday were gorgeous sunny days. We are back to chilly & wet weather.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – Copics BG18, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (dancer), My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Lighthouse Paint Chip Anniversary Card

I went to Lowe’s last week, in search of Stainless Steel appliance cleaner/polish. Of course I brought paint chips home with me. The paint chips sat on top of my paper cutter, next to the computer for a few days. Husband asks, “are you going to paint something?” Wife answers, “no, I use them in my crafting.” Husband grumbles, “you use them crafting???”

(I went looking back in my card photos – I started stamping in the fall of 2002, and I have been using paint chips since at least mid 2005. Granted, Husband does not see everything card or project I make.)

So, of course, I had to use a paint chip on the anniversary card for aforementioned Husband.

The paint chip is a LARGE one, 3.75 x 9 inches. I trimmed off 1/4 inch both ways to make it fit my T-A-L-L card (finished size 4 x 9.25 inches…it fits into a business size A10 envelope).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic Boo, R24, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse, seagulls), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Lorenzo No Prob-Llama Card

This is Lorenzo the Llama, he is from Technique Tuesday. He has lots of great sentiments! I thought I would keep it clean and simple for my first Lorenzo card.

At one point in my youth, we lived in a neighborhood that was in the middle of farmland. A neighbor owned two llamas and kept them at one of the farms. I would go observe, but I never got close enough to get spit upon!

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copics B06, C1, E33, E41, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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You Are Mermazing Card

It took me a long time to jump on the mermaid bandwagon. I caught a sale back in December, and have finally gotten around to inking the stamps.

#Adorable

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics B02, BG10, BG15, E15, E33, E51, E57, RV04, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.