Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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!


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Embossing Paste Waves Birthday Card

I used embossing paste with the Hero Arts Wave stencil on royal blue cardstock, thinking I could pair it with one of the sailboat stamps I have. Well, that may have worked FINE, if I didn’t make the whole page waves…with the whole page as waves, it really looked like I was trying to create my own version of “The Perfect Storm”.

So, for today, an abstract background birthday card! You get to pick the background you want to see.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Hero Arts, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Ice Cream Cone Birthday Card

I loved this ice cream cone paper in the 6 x 6 pad of Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper, so I ordered a 12 x 12 sheet.

Here is the difference in the scale of the pattern:

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (word), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Navy Blue Recliner Father’s Day Card

 

This is a card for my father-in-law. And, YES, he has a navy blue recliner.  😉

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Lawn Fawn, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (squares), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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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.


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Colorful Pineapples Aloha Card

Colorful pineapples have been rolling around in my head for more than two weeks. I finally decided to put them on paper. Each pineapple is 3 separate stamps, and the crown is 3 separate stamps. I did well lining up the pineapple bodies, but I need to practice more with the crowns.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink (retired), Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Blue Striped Birthday Card

This is another piece of Amy Tangerine paper – from her Finders Keepers collection. I thought it would make a great background for a masculine birthday card I need in the near future.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, twine – MarkerPOP.