Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Finished Encouragement Cards for Chemo Care Bags

Here are the finished flat panel encouragement cards (A2 size – 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with envelopes) I am donating:

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I am very happy I was able to help!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Americian Crafts, Avery Elle, Basic Grey, Carta Bella, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Gmund Royal, Heidi Swapp, Home Depot (paint chip), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pool Party,  Real Red, Sage Shadow (retired), Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, embossing folders – Provo Craft, stencil – Neat and Tangled, brads & eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper,  ribbon – Ellen Hutson.

 


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Floral Trio Birthday Card

 

I watercolored the lines, then die cut the background. The flowers are stamped on coordinating paper, die cut, then glitter (Stickles) was added with a tiny paint brush.

This has gone into the mail to a dear friend from college days.

Happy Friday!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), watercolor – Koi, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Black and Pink Hello Note Card

This is the same Hero Arts sentiment as the card I posted on Tuesday…I have decided that I love the font. I had never inked it before Tuesday (silly me).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Avery Elle The Neutral Collection,  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flower, foliage), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.

#missedher

Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


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Float On Encouragement Card

I have to admit, I have not been spending too much time at my craft table for the last month (read: bare minimum!). I’ve had my nose stuck to my Kindle, I am on my 11th book in 4 weeks. It has been great to get totally wrapped up in the stories. I am currently (as I type, probably done when this posts!) reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

So, on Wednesday afternoon, I was kvetching about having nothing to post for Thursday or Friday. And time was ticking away. I stumbled on the National Wear Lilly Day for Thursday’s blog post. One down, one to go.

I pulled out my previously made backgrounds folder, and found this watercolored blue one. And…maybe it looks like sea and sky.

I stamped, embossed, colored (including blue around the sailboat before I die cut, so the edge would blend into the background) and die cut the sailboat from the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set. And the sentiment is from the set as well.

TGIF!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Copic B16, E53, E57, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (sailboat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


Seagull Father’s Day Card

I was trying to think of a theme for a Father’s Day card for hubby…and my eyes fell on the seagull in the Stay Salty set from Ellen Hutson. Not your typical inspiration, right??

I blended the ink background, and stamped/embossed the clouds and wave crests. Think think….how do I want my seagull to be here? What about a piling, near a dock or jetty? Oohhhhh…I have that sampler pack of wood paper.

I stamped wood grain stamps onto the wood paper – just for more detail, and cut the tops by hand. The linen thread was added as rope.

Doing the happy dance about the finished card!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Papers wood paper, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic C00, C3, C5, C7, R29, YR04, Y11, Y13, Hero Arts Unicorn, Ranger Perfect Medium, Stampin’ Up! Early Expresso, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, Ranger Silver Pearl, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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Something Amazing Mermaid Note Card

I had the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set out to work on a different card, and the cute little mermaid tail just had to get inked.

I stamped all the images onto an ombre sheet from Amy Tangerine. And then popped a die cut tail (stamped, embossed & colored) over the stamped tail (the stamp has the splash drops, the die does not).

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic BG15, Hero Arts Unicorn, Ranger Perfect Medium, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Smokey Gray, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Arts Powder clear, white, Ranger Silver Pearl.