Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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St. Patrick’s Day Card

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I splurged last St. Patrick’s Day and bought some clearance items to use in the future (I only make one or 2 St. Patrick’s Day cards, I don’t feel pressured to purchase something new every year). This one is for Mom & Dad.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Echo Park Lucky Charm, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Confetti White, Stardreams Gold, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (shamrock), embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Thirteenth Birthday Card with Butterflies

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This request came up at the last minute. I struggled with the design for various reasons, but I am happy with the final result.

Supplies: Stamps – Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Flame, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Embossed Hello Beautiful Card

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This white embossed background was left over from one of last week’s cards – Blended Tile Background Birthday Card . It was on my workspace, and I just could not move forward with something else I was supposed to be working on with this scrap of paper staring at me.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Bird Cards

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I took my card basket to the middle school a week ago, and someone asked if I had any cards with birds on them. I had none in the basket that day. So, I thought I would fix that deficiency!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist, Real Red, ink – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous! Gold Detail, twine – Martha Stewart, gold cord – PaperMart.


Thanks For Being My Friend Card

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I’ve had Lawn Fawn’s Critters from the Dog Park for over a year now, and I still haven’t used all of the stamps (call it “fear of coloring badly”). I jumped in with the Scotty dog – we had a neighbor dog named McClintock, who was a cream Scotty. I cheated, and stamped the dog on cream paper, so I would have minimal coloring. The other dog…Lawn Fawn says it’s a Spaniel…I’m pretending it is a short Golden Retriever (with an out of perspective tail).

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic 110, E23, E53, W00, Signo Uniball White pen, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Floral Faux Photo Birthday Card

terry 2016 watercolor floral

 

I stamped one of my favorite flower stamps on watercolor paper with VersaMark, and embossed with clear powder. Then, I watercolored the flowers and stems. I trimmed it out to be a photo frame, and added a few punched butterflies.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, YoYo Yellow textured (retired), inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.