Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Snarky Note Cards

These 3 sentiments came in a collection with 4 lovely, encouraging sentiments. I love the snark, and 2 of the 3 are more self-deprecating, but you have to know the recipient really, really well to send one of these cards.

I think I might gift them to a friend who would take comfort in knowing she had the ammo, but never really use them.

Supplies: Stamps – Ranger, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle, square), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink Encouragement Card – Essentials by Ellen June 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

This month, the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge is using the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) stamp and die set, Courage, that was released recently.

I made a background of pinks and green, and mounted a sentiment on top of that. A few sequins, and I was done.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Computer Birthday Wishes Card

I needed a more masculine birthday card (What??? Men and boys don’t like floral birthday cards???  😉  ), and decided this computer looked great mounted on a piece of ombre background paper (thanks AGAIN, Amy Tangerine!).

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Black and White Floral Birthday Card

Another Amy Tangerine background – from her Oh Happy Life collection.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Pop’set Infra Violet, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Lifesaver Note Card

How about a nautical themed note card today?

I used the new Hero Arts Waves stencil with Blueprint Sketch ink, and then removed the stencil and blended Tumbled Glass over the entire piece.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (square), stencil – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Kindness Map Card

I thought the map paper played well off the “world” in the sentiment.

Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, My Mind’s Eye Hello World, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Sweet Thinking of You Note Card

Just a sweet thinking of you note for today!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.