Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Dog and Paint Chip Birthday Card

The paint chip stash was calling to me!

I am mailing this out for a family birthday this week.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic E19, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flat bottom cloud), Lawn Fawn (dog, stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Distress Oxide Rustic Botanicals Cards

Here is a pair of cards made with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Wreath Anniversary Card AND HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Announcement!

When I make complicated stamped pieces, I make at least 2 of them (assembly line style), so I have an extra if I make a last minute mistake.

This piece was left over from my mother’s birthday card in September.

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Announcement!

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery has been closed since the May 27, 2018 flood that devastated Old Ellicott City. Robin and Max have been searching high and low for a new location (not in Old Ellicott City – 2 devastating floods in 2 years makes it impossible to be located there again). They have signed a lease for a space at Historic Savage Mill. The grand reopening will be in November!

I have a lot of work to do! I have been plugging away at card inventory for the gallery, but I am not quite at my goal yet.

If some of my cards look familiar, keep in mind that I make at least 2 pieces of the complicated backgrounds. You may have seen the artwork before (and maybe it floated down Main Street into the Patapsco River on May 27th).

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Square Floral Wreath Birthday Card

This is the other card for Mom.

Happy 81st Birthday, Stumpy!  😉  (Mom doesn’t do the internet…Offspring3 & Cousin Pati will chuckle!)

I used my homemade wreath template to create the pattern. I used old enamel dots for the flower centers.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Stay Salty, My Friend Card

Last week was really busy for me, I didn’t spend much time at my craft table. This is a card I scrambled to make Sunday morning, to be able to post on Monday.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist (retired). inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Am I Too Late For Cake Card

This is the other belated birthday card I needed.

I scoured my friend’s Facebook page, looking for photos & videos of her dogs. I discovered I need  A LOT more practice coloring dogs (and black is particularly difficult) that are supposed to look like actual real dogs!

The cake was originally going to be yellow cake with chocolate ganache between the layers. It is those colors. BUT, I know that chocolate is not a dog friendly food item, so, please use your positive imagination to come up with a ganache flavor that would work for dogs. Maybe kibble ganache?

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn, Impression Obsession, paper – My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B02, BV29, E23, E51, R02, Y17, 110, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (cake), Lawn Fawn (dogs), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.