Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Emboss Resist Get Well Card

emboss-resist-foliage-get-well

For this background, I stamped Spanish Script in Shabby Shutters Distress ink first. After that dried completely, I stamped the foliage in VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, I blended Shabby Shutters over the entire piece.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Cornish Heritage Farms, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.

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Coffee Cups Birthday Card

a-19-coffee-cup-bday-2017

For someone very near and dear to my heart!

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, YG06, V04, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Hero Arts (cups, lids), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Provo Craft (numbers), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Sugar Skull Card

black-sugar-skull

Para La Dia de los Muertos!

Edited to add: Here is a beautiful shot (from National Geographic) from Oaxaca, Mexico:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/2016/11/women-day-of-the-dead/

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


Tall Dia de los Muertos Card

dia de los muertos tall

After seeing the Simon Says Stamp Sugar Skulls stamp set, Offspring3 requested a Dia de los Muertos card to send to the high school Spanish teacher. The last of the sugar skull cards for this year.

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, RV14, Y18, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Dia de los Muertos Cards

dia de los muertos trio 2015

Offspring3 loves all things Dia de los Muertos. Luckily, Simon Says Stamp put out a stamp set/die combo at the very end of September. I snatched it up. LOVE IT. I took Spanish all through high school and a few semesters in college – I do not remember learning about Dia de los Muertos at all. Perhaps because all of my Spanish teachers/professors had studied in Spain, not Mexico or Central America?

Here is a closer look at the center card – the black cardstock was embossed with a Darice embossing folder.

dia green turq purple close up

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Green Galore (retired), Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, BV04, RV14, Y18, YG06, YR28, Ranger Perfect Medium, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Paint Chip and Watercolor Card

sw6773 paint chip with watercolor

Had a thought to watercolor the die cut stem silhouettes with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. Followed the lines of the paint chip (Sherwin Williams HGTV line) with two other scraps of paper. Layered over a piece of Heidi Swapp Favorite Things paper.

Supplies: Stamp – Cornish Heritage Farms, paper – Heidi Swapp Favorite Things, Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, watercolor paper source unknown, ink – Palette Noir Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Taylored Expressions.


Thank You Cards for Teacher Recommendations

teacher recommendation thank yous

Offspring3 is in the midst of college applications, and will eventually have to write thank you notes to the two teachers who agreed to perform this task. I chose to make the cards relate to the subjects that the teachers teach.

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Wordsworth, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Palette Noir Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, punches – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up!, twine – We R Memory Keepers.