Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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New Home Card, Townhouse Version

While I had my Hero Arts house on my workspace, I made a “townhouse” version of a new home card.

Recently, Offspring3 and I went to the Kennedy Center to see the musical, “Chicago”. (thank you MUCHO, Offspring3!) We took the Metro (I don’t like driving in DC). The walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro station to the Kennedy Center was lovely. This row of houses was my inspiration for the card. Sorry about the wonky angle of the photo, I didn’t stop and square myself up directly across the street.

 

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Take Out Cup Hello Note Card

Working on a set of notecards (this is the last one). Struggling creatively. I decided on the scrap of Basic Grey for the coffee cup first (an OLD scrap!). Then, the idea of a paint chip in the background smacked me in the head. My paint chips can always pull me through!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Basic Grey Romani, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (cup, lid), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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New Apartment Congratulations Card

I needed a card for someone moving into a new apartment. Since I didn’t have a stamp that looked like the apartment building, I decided to use this house stamp with masking.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – , embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Watercolored Live in the Moment Card

I embossed watercolor paper with an embossing folder, then set out to “paint” the embossed image. I am struggling with controlling the water!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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On A Whim Emoji Note Cards

I spent this past weekend LOVING the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad (6 x 6, 36 sheets). The only “bad” thing – there are 36 unique papers – no repeats. I am officially OUT of emoji paper!

Kitchen update:  The backsplash hit a SNAFU 2 weeks ago. The glass tile I fell in love with (YES, a splurge…it is a small kitchen) is persnickety to install. We had to order a few more boxes of glass tile after the first attempt to install did not go well (no stamps for me for a while!). Yesterday, round 2 of installation began, with a different contractor. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED. On the bright side, I have a whole box of individual 1 x 1 inch glass tiles to use for some project (the top of a coffee table, maybe?).

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), Wisteria Wonder, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Happiness is Contagious Bike Card

I was going through my scrap folders looking for inspiration. Came across this already stamped bike. So, I colored the background with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella for a touch of chrome.

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Copic B0000, C3, YG03, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!