Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Double Stenciled Thinking of You Card

I made this background sometime over the summer. I stenciled the Moroccan tile background in Picked Raspberry first, then stenciled the waves in Abandoned Coral.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), stencils – Heidi Swapp, Hero Arts, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Island Indigo Foliage Birthday Card

This one was quick and easy – thanks to Amy Tangerine’s Oh Happy Life paper!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Vine Swirl Sympathy Card

This stamp is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Elegant Ornaments. I am never retiring the set!

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, ink – Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


Dotted Sunflower Birthday Card

 

My Mom’s birthday is coming up. I wanted to use a sunflower, but none of my larger sunflower stamps were what I was looking to use. So, I combined a smaller sunflower stamp with the die that fits one of my larger sunflower stamps (and, NO, I can never get the large stamp and die to match up – super frustrating!).

After I had my sunflower assembled, I started to look around for a background. This dotted A Muse paper must be 10 years old, but it is perfect here. (It came in a variety pack of colors – I have mostly just scraps left.)

In trimming the dotted paper, the scrap that was left was perfect for a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse Kitchen, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E11, E25, R02, R24, R29, YG03, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – My Favorite Things (sunflower), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Cherry, Olive and Gold Be Merry Card

The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set was still on my craft table. And I was looking at the greenery stamps. Hmmm….

I mounted 4 of the greenery stamps on one block and stamped a background, leaving space for the red berries. I was letting it dry, and I searched for a little dot to use to add some gold.

Very mail friendly!!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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You’re A W{anchor} Card

So…while on vacation, I found a basket full of clearance cards. I bought one, it was $1. I had to put my own spin on it.

I dry embossed the royal cardstock, then fussy cut the wave edge. I pulled out a crochet hook and did a simple chain stitch for the anchor chain using metallic thread.

Here is the original card, from the company kissmekwik in the UK:

A link to their website, if you are interested:  kissmekwik .

And, from The Urban Dictionary, I chose the 2 variations that most match my interpretation of the word “wanker”:

UK/Aus/NZ slang for:

2. Someone with a faintly sociopathic lack of regard for other people; see also arsehole.

3. Someone useless, inefficient or time-wasting, especially in a place or work and/or position of responsibility.

 

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), My Favorite Things (anchor), Provo Craft (letter), Spellbinders (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats & Clark metallic silver.


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I’m Here Card

I’m trying to fill up the sympathy section of my card basket, but I’m not sure if this really qualifies as a sympathy card (too frivolous?) or if it is a thinking of you card. I am going to put it in the thinking of you section for now.

Let me know – sympathy or thinking of you.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.