Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Trio of On A Whim Paper Cards

This has been the summer of Amy Tangerine’s On A Whim paper collection for me. I hope you are not bored out of your mind by it!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Distress Inked Stencil Thinking of You Card

For this card, I inked a stencil with 2 colors of distress ink, sprayed it with water, and flipped it onto a piece of watercolor paper.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, die – My Favorite Things, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Furtastic Cat Birthday Card

Made this for a special friend who recently found a kitten (and the kitten adopted her!).

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Copic C3, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (cat), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Finished Encouragement Cards for Chemo Care Bags

Here are the finished flat panel encouragement cards (A2 size – 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with envelopes) I am donating:

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I am very happy I was able to help!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Americian Crafts, Avery Elle, Basic Grey, Carta Bella, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Gmund Royal, Heidi Swapp, Home Depot (paint chip), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pool Party,  Real Red, Sage Shadow (retired), Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, embossing folders – Provo Craft, stencil – Neat and Tangled, brads & eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper,  ribbon – Ellen Hutson.

 


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Flat Panel Encouragement Card

I mentioned earlier this summer, that one of the teachers from our elementary school was undergoing chemotherapy for an early stage of breast cancer (with an excellent prognosis).

(Note: the offspring are all WAY out of elementary school! But I still keep in touch (or run into) some of the teachers that were such a big part of our lives.)

My friend had such overwhelming support around her, she decided to channel some of that support into helping other people going through chemotherapy. She asked for donations to create “chemo care bags”, that will be presented to patients who are in the chemo treatment chairs. Think of it as a small makeup bag, containing things you might need while you are hooked up to an IV – tissues, lip balm, hand lotion, hard candy.

Fast forward a few weeks, the donations totaled 52 bags! I got a message asking if I could donate some encouragement cards (one per bag). So, I am gladly donating half of the cards she needs. We decided on flat panel cards (no fold, blank on the back).

My biggest challenge – they all have to be gender neutral (because they will be randomly handed out). No flowers!

This is card #1.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Basic Grey, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail powder.


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Masculine Note Cards

 

I am still trying to coax my creativity out from under the couch. Working on a project that needs some masculine options.

Have a nice weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Embossed Henna Something Wonderful Note Card

This embossed background (Henna by Darice) just makes me happy.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!