Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Khaki Royal Diagonal Birthday

Khaki and royal (or navy) is a go to color combination for me when working on masculine cards.

I used the diagonal cutting plate on the khaki cardstock, and I had every intention in taking the pieces out and adding royal stripes into the khaki frame. BUT, I didn’t use a shim when cutting, and the pieces did not cut all the way through. As Bob Ross used to say, “we don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, cutting plate – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.



Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Cards

I was fighting a bit of a creative block, so I pulled out one of my favorite floral sets – You’re So Lovely by Hero Arts.

First – fall colors.

Next, metallic embossing.

Finally, purple and blue.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Stardreams Silver, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pumpkin Pie, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Detail Gold, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


You’re A W{anchor} Card

So…while on vacation, I found a basket full of clearance cards. I bought one, it was $1. I had to put my own spin on it.

I dry embossed the royal cardstock, then fussy cut the wave edge. I pulled out a crochet hook and did a simple chain stitch for the anchor chain using metallic thread.

Here is the original card, from the company kissmekwik in the UK:

A link to their website, if you are interested:  kissmekwik .

And, from The Urban Dictionary, I chose the 2 variations that most match my interpretation of the word “wanker”:

UK/Aus/NZ slang for:

2. Someone with a faintly sociopathic lack of regard for other people; see also arsehole.

3. Someone useless, inefficient or time-wasting, especially in a place or work and/or position of responsibility.


Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), My Favorite Things (anchor), Provo Craft (letter), Spellbinders (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats & Clark metallic silver.

Quick and Bold Birthday Card

We needed a birthday card lickety split last week! For one of our neighbors. I always think his birthday is at the end of August, but, ALAS, it is at the beginning of August.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaMark, die – Papertrey Ink, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, embroidery floss – DMC.

Green LEGO Birthday Note Card

Offspring3 needed a small birthday card for a little boy turning 4. I dug through my paper stash, and found a scrap of green LEGO paper that was large enough for a note card. The LEGO paper is textured – the dots are raised, and the brick edges are debossed.

I really need to see if I can find more of this paper! (off to the Google machine I go!)

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Creative Imaginations LEGO paper, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (4), Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


You Made My Day Paint Chip Note Card

One of my friends messaged and requested some “you made my day” note cards (really, everyone loves this sentiment!). I knew I had to find a unique paint chip for at least one of these. Thank you, Home Depot!  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger.