Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Pink Floral Encouragement Card – Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

Here is my entry for the Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Mix It Up Challenge with Altenew.

I combined Altenew’s Henna Elements set with a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen’s Courage set. My original color scheme did not include pink, but, OH…it is October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, inks – Copic C1, RV0000, RV11, RV13, RV14, YG23, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Holy Ship! Birthday Card

I am working on masculine birthday cards.

I stamped the boat first, masked it with a Post-It note, and blended the sky and sea around it. The waves were then stamped in 4 colors. Finally, I removed the mask and colored the boat with Copic markers.

I was inspired by this color grouping on the Reverse Confetti blog:

And, it turns out, the card above was just practice for this square version (which is for my brother):

The differences:  I stenciled the clouds instead of using die cut clouds, I added several white embossed waves, and {lightbulb moment!} I added the ship’s wheel die cut out of wood paper.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials By Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper Papers wood grain (cherry), Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG10, BG15, E15, E23, R29, Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brilliant Blue (retired), Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen (boat, clouds), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite things (ship wheel charm), stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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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Carnation Sympathy Card, Take 2

This is almost the same card as yesterday, just using different paper and coloring medium.

For this, I stamped on regular cardstock, and colored the carnations with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, inks – Copic BV0000, BV01, V0000, V04, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


80? Owl Birthday Card

My Mom turns 80 this month. Unbelievable!

When I first flipped through the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life paper pad, I saw this owl page and knew exactly what I was creating. The inside sentiment is “WHO is counting?”

(Note: The only negative about the Amy Tangerine 6 x 6 paper pads – there is only one sheet of each design! So, I cannot make another owl card!)

AND…here we are at September 11th.

(image from the Discover Albany website)

I wish you peace.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic BG15, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (thought bubble), Provo Craft (numbers), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Birthday Violets

Offspring3 needed a card in a hurry. She requested irises, but I don’t have any iris stamps (a shame, I LOVE IRISES!). She assured me violets would suffice.

Supplies: Stamps – Hampton Art, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), Wisteria Wonder, inks – Copic BV0000, BV01, BV04, V04, V09, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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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.