Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Tie Dye Sunrise Birthday Card

One of my cousins requested this birthday card. The key word was “hippy-ish”. This was my first idea – ink blend a rainbow background & die cut it into sunbeams.

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Gina K. Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Royal and Pizza Celebration Card

So…this is my anniversary card for my hubby. It does have Happy Anniversary on the inside.

The pizza paper was a whim. We have been joking for the last week that we can go get soft serve ice cream to celebrate our anniversary (the local stand was to open for the season on our anniversary…with the pandemic, they are not opening until a later date). Ice cream is NOT pizza, I know. But my ice cream cone paper is bright pink…not a color of my hubby. Pizza paper has blue (the hubby color). We do love pizza (homemade, or Grotto – which was a beach brand until about 3 years ago when they opened a store within 5 miles of us!).

What’s new in your corner of the world?

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ink, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail.


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65th Anniversary Card

One would think that with the current social distancing and stay at home COVID-19 situation that I would be crafting every day.

Nope. No crafty mojo here (must be locked down somewhere else!).

I’ve been walking most days (not fantastic during spring allergy time for me! The pollen really bothers me.), checking on my parents, playing Sudoku on my phone, and doing regular chores. My husband and I ventured out for a Safeway/Target run yesterday. Not crowded, per se, but more people than I expected. And some people are not good about the 6 feet of separation. I think I was holding my breath when people got too close.

SO…my in-laws are celebrating their 65th anniversary this week. I pulled out my supplies to make a card.

The silver mirror “shadow” of the numbers is difficult to see – it is mostly reflecting the bright pink of my pajamas! (I took the photo in the basement at night – it turned out incredibly well, all things considered. Just couldn’t get a shot that didn’t reflect the pink.)

Stay safe, keep the distance!

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Silver Mirror, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Life is a Wonderful Experiment Card

I made this with Valentine’s Day in mind (I am not a mushy Valentine person!). But it could be anniversary or encouragement as well.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Watercolor Sky Beautiful Day Card

Of course I made a few sunrise sky backgrounds when I had my watercolors on my craft table.

Happy Monday!

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


With Heartfelt Sympathy Window Frame Card

I am sure I have posted multiple versions of this card over the years. I made it in my “restock the card basket” effort this week.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – PoppyStamps, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Royal and Green Stenciled Birthday Card

I found this stenciled background in one of my spare parts folders.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, stencil – Heidi Swapp, flower punch – Fiskars, sequin – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Oceans of Love Fish Card

When I got this stencil last year, my first thought was to make each fish a different color…and my logistical brain said “way too much work”. I FINALLY went back to my first thought, and am very glad I took the time!

I used Post-It tape to mask off each individual fish, each bubble (yes, I have a few places where I missed).

When the ink was dry, I repositioned the stencil and applied clear embossing paste over the colored fish. After the embossing paste dried, I applied a very light watercolor wash (and tried to keep my brush as dry as possible, since I didn’t use watercolor or Bristol paper) to make the watery background.

Mood when done:  HAPPY.  🙂

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Simon Says Stamp Slate, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Wendy Vecchi translucent, watercolor – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Blended Ink Background Congratulations Card

I am working on a small card assortment for a friend.

I finally bought a super fine white embossing powder to try (Ranger) – OH MY. The smooth result of the embossing makes me happy.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Twisted Citron, die – Simon Says Stamp, stencil – Heidi Swapp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Sh*t Could Be Worse Card

This Voices in my Head stamp set from Ellen Hutson arrived Monday at lunchtime…I had this card made before I went to bed.

I stamped/embossed/colored the head on white cardstock, and fussy cut it out. It had to go on the raindrop background paper. (Raise your hand if you can hear Igor from “Young Frankenstein” say, “Could be worse…could be raining!”)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic E21, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.