Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Butterfly with Watercolor Backdrop Birthday Card

For this card, I watercolored a loose rectangle to be the background for the die cut butterfly.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Float On Encouragement Card

I have to admit, I have not been spending too much time at my craft table for the last month (read: bare minimum!). I’ve had my nose stuck to my Kindle, I am on my 11th book in 4 weeks. It has been great to get totally wrapped up in the stories. I am currently (as I type, probably done when this posts!) reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

So, on Wednesday afternoon, I was kvetching about having nothing to post for Thursday or Friday. And time was ticking away. I stumbled on the National Wear Lilly Day for Thursday’s blog post. One down, one to go.

I pulled out my previously made backgrounds folder, and found this watercolored blue one. And…maybe it looks like sea and sky.

I stamped, embossed, colored (including blue around the sailboat before I die cut, so the edge would blend into the background) and die cut the sailboat from the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set. And the sentiment is from the set as well.

TGIF!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Copic B16, E53, E57, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (sailboat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


Shimmery Dragonfly Hello Card

I squeezed in a little time at the craft table in yesterday afternoon…and picked a stamp I had not used in a while.

The dragonfly wings were painted with Pearl Ex (and gum Arabic). The dragonfly body was watercolored.

Here is a close up of the shimmer on the wings:

 

This card is a 4.25 inch square. It does fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampendous, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake. ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Cobalt Blue (031), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Embossed and Watercolored Floral Birthday Card

Here is my latest try to watercolor an embossed image. I am still struggling with water control.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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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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Awesome with Night Sky Background Card

Well, Kristina Werner made me try a watercolored night sky again.  😉

She posted this beautiful envelope art a few weeks ago, Kristina Werner Outer Space Envelope Art , and I had to give it another try.

So, I watercolored with Ranger Distress Inks, and let it dry. Then, I came in with Kuretake black, and let that dry. Finally, I used Kuretake white and pearl white to make the splatters. You really have to just keep going – at multiple points in the process, I HATED IT, thought it looked awful. The end product is good.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Gold Carnation Birthday Card

golden-rose-striped-birthday

The gold carnation was another item that I rescued from my scrap collection.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Basic Gray, Kaleidoscope DSP, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, watercolor – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.