Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Cherry Floral Belated Birthday Card

Sunday afternoon, while ironing, I had the sudden epiphany that I had missed someone’s birthday. And I had less than an hour to make a card.

(Which, if you are wondering…an hour is plenty of time to make a beautiful card if the card you are working on has no deadline! If I am working a deadline, an hour isn’t enough because I make multiple errors along the way!  This is the 4th iteration of floral background!)

I did try to add some randomly placed gold sequins, but after 10 minutes and 2 different sizes of sequins, I was not happy with any arrangement. Less is more, right??

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, inks – Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Cherry and Lilac Floral Mother’s Day Card

This is a Mother’s Day card that I made for my Mom. The “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment is embossed inside.

I am trying to get settled back into a routine since returning from vacation – I have conquered all of my chores, but I am struggling with my creativity. And I can’t seem to get enough sleep! (I think that is more allergy related than jet lag? Maybe just a combination of both.)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Amalgam, Cherry Red, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


85th Birthday Card

My Dad turns 85 this week (time flies – LOL!).

The colors are a nod to his favorite baseball team – The Baltimore Orioles.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the sweatshirt. And ran a black marker along the cut edges to match the embossed black line.

Supplies:  Stamp – Gina K. Designs, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (numbers), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


A Friend Like You Poppy Card

Another citrus blended background here. The California Super Bloom (California’s state flower is the Golden Poppy, it grows wild, and the fields are ablaze with gorgeous poppies!) has been in the news, so I stamped over the background with my poppy stamp.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


More Ombre Enveloper Cards

I put together more cards out of my extra ombre backgrounds made with the Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set. The “thinking of you” card is note size.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzleberry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feather, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hello), Simon Says Stamp (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Life is Better Floral Ombre Note Card

I could not put the Waffle Flower stamp set away yesterday…I made a few more ombre backgrounds.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Purple, Yellow, Green Floral Birthday Card

Can you tell I am thinking of SPRING???  (temperature as I am typing this Tuesday morning:  25 degrees Fahrenheit)

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaMark, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.