Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Red, White and Blue Eagle Scout Congratulations Card

I had a family request for a card suitable for a Boy Scout achieving Eagle Scout status.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Papertrey Ink, paper – Blue Stars – source unknown, Curious Metallics – Gold Leaf (note:  this is pretty much identical to the old Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red,  inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger clear.


#TBT – Old Viewfinder Birthday Card

Offspring2 cleaned out a few drawers last weekend, and I got to sort through cards from the last 15 years. This viewfinder card was made in 2009.

Here are the other views:

Supplies (that I remember!!!): Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Inkadinkado, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (textured), not sure about rust layer (too light for Really Rust, too dark for Pumpkin Pie!) or DSP, inks – Encore Gold, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, hole punch – Fiskars, metal hardware – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! clear.


Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.


Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


Floral Applique Graduation Card

This card is for the daughter of a dear friend, who has graduated from high school within the last few days. The applique flowers are a nod to the young lady’s senior prom dress.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Vellum, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner, graduation cap), sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Hippo Birthday To You Card


I love this hippo from Essentials by Ellen. The sentiment in the set is “hippo birdie to you”, as there is a bird in the stamp set. I was using the hippo alone, so I built my sentiment using my JustRite Times New Roman alphabet. The sentiment was cut twice with a stitched rectangle die to make the exact size rectangle I needed.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic T1, T3, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hippo, hat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice, floss – DMC.



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.


Christmas Notes – Version 2


A few more cards for Christmas morning.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

See you back in blog land after the wrapping paper has been cleared away and the guests have gone home.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, JustRite, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Real Red, inks – Copic B05, C1, C3, C7, E23, E53, R29, YG25, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Old Olive, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (tiny banner with dinosaur), Taylored Expressions (banner with skaters), glitter – Stickles Crystal, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.