Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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World Card Making Day 2016

fox-under-the-weather

Today is World Card Making Day!

I went looking early (6:00 am, EST) for challenges, and nothing had been posted yet. Then, I got working on my own things. I need to go back and look at company blogs for challenges.

It is rainy and gray here this morning, so I went with that theme. I blended a circle of blue onto gray cardstock, then used a stencil to add falling hearts (rain) with translucent embossing paste. Once that was dry, I mounted the log, the fox, and the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the stenciled hearts:

fox-under-the-weather-close-up(click on any photo to enlarge)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic E19, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing paste – Dreamweaver.


Falling Hearts Be My Valentine Card

falling hearts embossing paste valentine

For this card, I applied embossing paste to red cardstock using a Simon Says Stamp stencil.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Grape Jelly, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Sunflower Shower Card

sunflower shower

Remember the sunflower project I was working on? My mother is attending a bridal shower for the lover of sunflowers, and this is what I came up with for a shower card.

I created a cute little scene, with heart shaped raindrops in translucent embossing paste falling on a smiling sunflower.

Here is a close up of the raindrops:

sunflower shower close up

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic E53, R29, YG25, YR04, Y18, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hill), Memory Box (clouds), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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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.

 


Masculine Birthday Card

blue birthday with nautical charms

I needed a masculine birthday card, blue if possible.

I made the large speech bubble by not cutting an oval die completely, then fussy cutting the directional tail.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Paper – ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Brushed Copper (retired), Brushed Silver, Bordering Blue (retired), Brocade Blue (retired), Night of Navy, Real Red, Dreamweaver embossing paste, stencil – Heidi Swapp, dies – My Favorite Things (nautical charms), Papertrey Ink (word), Spellbinders (oval), screw brad – Gina K Designs (I think?), DYMO Label Maker.


Rustic Floral Get Well Card

embossing paste get well pti mim 176

Last week’s Papertrey Ink’s Make it Monday #176 was a challenge to make a background using  a cover plate and embossing paste.

I don’t have any cover plates (background dies), so I used a small Papertrey Ink die to make a stencil to use with embossing paste.

pti make it monday 176 stencil

I used the leftover green embossing paste from the Daisy Birthday Card. I found that I made a mess with it because I kept pushing it under the edge of the handmade stencil.  😦  Thinking my problem was the depth of my stencil, I made a new stencil out of transparency, and still made a mess with the embossing paste. I trimmed off the messy stem and went for two flowers on my card.

But I kept pushing on…and finally got this card made.  I even used eyelets from my stash.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Papertrey Ink (flower, stem), Spellbinders (rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


Daisy Birthday Card – in school colors

irhs daisy birthday 2

This is for a young lady who is turning 17. Her school colors are green and gold.

I mixed green reinker into the embossing paste before spreading it over the stencil.  (AND I made too much, so you will be seeing more projects with green embossing paste in the near future!)

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E53, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, dies – Ellison (daisy), Spellbinders (circle, parenthesis square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired).