Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


You Are My Anchor Card

Recently, Simon Says Stamp was giving away the Gina K. Designs mini wreath builder template and stamp set with ANY order. So, I went scouring for a mini stamp set and die (less than $10 total). I wound up with this Waffle Flower set (I already own multiple anchor stamps/dies, but no sentiments that coordinate with an anchor). Great! AND I dug up a $5 coupon, which helped with shipping.

I blended distress inks over a stencil onto Strathmore Bristol paper – so smooth for blending.

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Waffle Flower (anchor), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, floss – DMC.


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Stencil Striped Father’s Day Card

I stenciled the background using my *new* Altenew  Classy Stripes Stencil. I combined 3 colors of embroidery floss for the bow.

Happy Flag Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Satin Red, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear, floss – DMC.


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Hola Cacti Note Card

The Hola die is new to me (Technique Tuesday), and I thought it was perfect with the Good Vibes cacti paper.

Supplies: Paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Hola), floss – DMC.


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Ornaments Seasons Greetings Card

As soon as I opened the FALALA paper pad (by Crate Paper), I knew I wanted to cut an ornament out of that vintage scene sheet. This came together exactly as I imagined.

Holiday panic has begun for me. I was so comfortable last week, “oh, we have an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year…” YIKES. Reality slammed into me Friday when I flipped my wall calendar to December. Holy Guacamole, how am I going to get all of this done??? I know I do this to myself every year.

Have a good day!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections Gold Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), Sage Shadow (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, floss – DMC.


Quick and Bold Birthday Card

We needed a birthday card lickety split last week! For one of our neighbors. I always think his birthday is at the end of August, but, ALAS, it is at the beginning of August.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaMark, die – Papertrey Ink, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Hippo Birthday To You Card

 

I love this hippo from Essentials by Ellen. The sentiment in the set is “hippo birdie to you”, as there is a bird in the stamp set. I was using the hippo alone, so I built my sentiment using my JustRite Times New Roman alphabet. The sentiment was cut twice with a stitched rectangle die to make the exact size rectangle I needed.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic T1, T3, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hippo, hat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice, floss – DMC.

 


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Red and Turquoise Balloons Birthday Card

red-turq-bday-balloons

Gender neutral was the goal.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (diagonal stripe cutting plate, balloons), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


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First Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

elephant-first-birthday

Gotta love first birthday cards!

I watercolored the elephant on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Black (010), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Pink (025), ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Provo Craft (number), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Kind Cards

beautiful words trio

Kind words and pretty scraps of paper make lovely cards.

Supplies: Stamps – Ranger, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections (butterflies – right), Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, DSP Flowers For You (retired), Regal Rose (retired), Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white embroidery floss – DMC, organdy ribbon – Offray, twine – Stampin’ Up!