Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Colorful Bold Blooms Birthday Card

orange yellow wasabi birthday bold blooms

I used this flower from the Bold Blooms set (Essentials by Ellen) last week for a challenge, and I just wanted to play with it more. I pulled out mostly retired colors and just had fun.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Only Orange (retired), Wild Wasabi, YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, floss – DMC.


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Mother’s Day at the Beach

mothers day at the beach

My Mom loves the beach…I got my love of the beach from her. Here is a card to celebrate that love passed down.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Papertrey Ink Chai, Chamomile, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, floss – DMC.


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Lighthouse Anniversary Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Elegance}

fusion {elegance} anniversary

I got motivated by the latest Fusion Card Challenge {Elegance} over the weekend.

I embossed the lighthouse, and then colored around it with Copics.

Here is the Fusion inspiration:

fusion 4 9 2015 Elegance

My clouds replace the circles in the sketch, and I was inspired by the red and blue in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E15, E53, E57, R29, Y11, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), Taylored Expressions (banners), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


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Double Partial Die Cut Birthday Card – PTI Make It Monday #207

walty 2015 bday 2

This week’s Papertrey Ink Make it Monday (#207) – Double Partial Die Cuts provided inspiration for a birthday card for my Dad.

I partially cut the word BIRTHDAY and a rectangle out of Pacific Point cardstock. Did a little bit of ink blending in the window using Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. Added embossing paste polka dots with a Heidi Swapp stencil. Final touch – numbered balloons! The entire blue layer is popped up on foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (rectangle), Papertrey Ink (word), Provo Craft (numbers), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.

 


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Sending You Hope Card

sending hope faux photo

I am still working on encouragement cards for someone undergoing breast cancer treatment.

For this card, I didn’t want it to be blatantly BREAST CANCER. The pink background and tulips are a nod in that direction.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! designer (retired), Soft Sky, So Saffron, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


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Valentine Note Card – Papertrey Ink January 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti jan 2015 valentine

This month’s Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge is titled “Hearts”.

Here is the inspiration:

pti jan 2015 inspiration

I decided to go small scale, based on the size of the heart stamps I had from Papertrey Ink (both from Tiny Treats: Valentine stamp set). I stamped the hearts in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed them with clear powder. Then, I watercolored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambo paints. The dark pink layer is embossed with a heart background. The sentiment heart is framed with red glitter paper cut with Papertrey Ink’s Framed Out #12 die. The card base is Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Red Glitter, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, die – Papertrey Ink, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


Turquoise Chevron Thinking of You Card

turquoise chevron ticket thinking of you

What is not to like about turquoise chevron paper? Just bright and cheery!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Coin Tainer tickets, Papertrey Ink White, Recollections chevrons, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (flower), Stampin’ Up! (banner), Stampin’ Up! Circle Punch, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


Just My Type Note Card

just my type paper note

Trying to get back “into routine” after the holidays, and I am struggling. I expected to sit down at the craft table, and have multitudes of creative ideas flow out. Just not happening. I’ve seen so many cute Valentine themed items go by on other blogs…I am not even interested in work on Valentine’s Day items yet.

Well, to quote Scarlett O’Hara, “tomorrow is another day!”

I’ve had this paper strip of typewriters sitting on my work space for 3 days, trying to work it onto a card. I decided to NOT make a Valentine out of it.

Supplies: Stamps – Just Rite, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pistachio Pudding, Allison Kreft/Webster’s Pages, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, tape – Scotch Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic floss – DMC.


Blue Diamond 17th Birthday Card

al 17 birthday 2014

Offspring3 turned 17 this week.

Really? How can that be possible?

Have a great Friday!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg. Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Provo Craft (numbers), Spellbinders (squares), jewel brad – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Navy (retired), metallic floss – DMC.