Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Bavarian Pretzel Time to Celebrate Card

Offspring3 gave me this pretzel die for my birthday, I finally pulled it out to use it (Sorry! She knows I love it!).

I started with mustard colored card stock, and blended 3 colors of Distress Ink on that. I was pleased with the result. I used a Signo Gel Pen to make the white salt crystals.

You know I LOVE pretzels…

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), inks – Signo Gel Pen, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (pretzel), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart

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Yard Swing Thinking of You Card

This swing was in my folder of stamped images, waiting to be colored. I added a dry embossed layer, to accent the wood of the swing.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic B34, E23, R24, YG17, Y23, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


Looking Sharp Card

I think the dog is giggling over the sentiment pun.   😉

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic E11, E19, E33, E53, R81, YG03, YG17, YG95, YR09, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Painted Blooms Anniversary Card

I had to hustle to make an anniversary card for the in-laws, and my mojo was GONE. I searched my paper collection and found this piece from Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms. (Hubby even asked if I hand painted the card, so my efforts worked. I answered honestly…”not my work…very pretty paper”.  😉 )

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil DelightPacific Point, Painted Blooms DSP (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Blue and Wisteria Cuckoo Clock Birthday Card

Just a break from overall floral cards.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Mama Elephant, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Wisteria Wonder, inks – Copic B21, BV01, E23, E53, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Coral, Yellow and Green Garden Birthday Card

(click on any image to enlarge)

 

I really like square cards – how about you?

I stamped the flowers first, then used a little masking to get the stems where I wanted. It looked too flat, so I pulled out the matching dies and embossed the outlines around the flowers and stems. YAY! I didn’t ruin the card!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flower/greens), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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You Give Me Butterflies Card

This is another sentiment from my new My Favorite Things sentiment set.

The butterflies are all punched from American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim scraps with a Martha Stewart punch (it punches 2 small and one large butterfly at once, if you want 3 butterflies).

I did think, “oh, my, what have I gotten myself into??” about halfway through the gluing process. I am in love with the final card.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.