Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Watercolor Elephant with Balloons Birthday Cards

Offspring3 requested the card on the right for a little friend.

For the balloon strings, I separated a piece of embroidery floss into the 6 individual strands, and used a needle to “sew” them through the paper (and back to the front again) to tie around the elephant’s trunk.

The most difficult time was getting the “feliz cumpleaños” sentiment straight. Each word is an individual stamp (Hero Arts). With them being different fonts, even with the MISTI (and multiple grid template options to line them up!) it took me more than 5 tries to be satisfied.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Papertrey Ink (one), Taylored Expressions (balloons, banner (left)), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – Iris.


Polar Bear Nose BOOP v2.0 Card

Here is another sample card for my parents.

I die cut the snowflakes out of the red background, so the card base shows through.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We are not hosting, but traveling to be with the in-laws. Have a happy & safe holiday!

I’ll be back with a card on Monday.

Supplies: Stamps – Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG10, BV25, C00, C1, G03, R11, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, snowflakes), tag punch – Stampin’ Up!, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


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Hoppy Frogs Card

Another card from the retired Turtle & Co stamp set!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Green Galore (retired), inks – Copic YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Snowdrift Snowman Christmas Card

 

This cute snowman was in the scrap bag waiting to be used.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Malmero Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Soft Sky, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Copic (sorry, I don’t remember the numbers), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (snowman), Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle, stitched hillside), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Dog Christmas Cards

Yes, I have survived Thanksgiving hosting, and most of the leftovers are gone. I do feel like I have experienced a time warp, though.

Offspring3 brought this dog stamp home from a trip to Michael’s last week. Adorable. The dog on the left was stamped and heat embossed, the dog on the right was stamped (not embossed). The bow on both cards was colored using a Copic marker.

I came to the conclusion over the weekend that I am not designing one specific holiday card to send this year. I will probably put the same sentiment inside, but the cards are going to be random.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Recollections, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Malmero Pearl Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (squares), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – Paper Mart.

 


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Christmas Card for Jacob

I read about a card drive on Facebook (and one of the stamp company blogs, maybe…I went looking, I can’t find the post). Jacob Thompson is 9, has a late stage cancer, is not expected to make it to Christmas. He wants Christmas cards, and he likes penguins.

Christmas penguins I have.

Peace to Jacob and his family.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E23, G03, R29, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn, glitter – Stickles Crystal, embossing powder – Ranger clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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On A Whim Mother’s Day Card

I thought this sheet of paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection was perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.