Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Fall Floral Birthday Card

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Close to Cocoa (retired), Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun (retired), VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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Stenciled Shells Miss You Card

I saw this stencil on Kristina Werner’s blog a few weeks ago (right around the time I needed retail therapy to deal with my dentist billing dispute!)

I blended three Distress Ink colors (Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar) over the stencil and let them dry. After I was sure the piece was dry, I carefully placed the stencil over the images exactly, and spread translucent embossing paste over the stencil. Now all of the shells are shaded, raised and shiny.

(SO HAPPY with how the background turned out!)

We spent last week at the beach. I already miss the sand, surf & shells! Everything is unpacked & put away, and I am all caught up on the laundry.

Back to reality – Mom fell again while I was gone and fractured her arm. Does anyone know where I can find a bubble wrap suit??

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, dies – My Favorite Things, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, gold cord – PaperMart.


Dog Christmas Cards

Yes, I have survived Thanksgiving hosting, and most of the leftovers are gone. I do feel like I have experienced a time warp, though.

Offspring3 brought this dog stamp home from a trip to Michael’s last week. Adorable. The dog on the left was stamped and heat embossed, the dog on the right was stamped (not embossed). The bow on both cards was colored using a Copic marker.

I came to the conclusion over the weekend that I am not designing one specific holiday card to send this year. I will probably put the same sentiment inside, but the cards are going to be random.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Recollections, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Malmero Pearl Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (squares), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – Paper Mart.

 


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Bride and Groom Congratulations Card

 

If I haven’t mentioned it, I am working on wedding and anniversary cards.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E11, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


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Black, White & Gold Wedding Card

A classic Stampin’ Up! stamp that will never go out of style.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Brushed Gold, ink – VerseFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Darice Henna, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – Paper Mart.


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Quick Christmas Card and Matching Gift Tag

You know I love numbers, right? When I saw this sheet in the Crate Paper FALALA pad, I couldn’t wait to put it to use.

Supplies: Stamp – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Crate Paper FALALA, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired), Stardream Metallic Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (small banner), Taylored Expressions (large banner, tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


Raspberry and Coral Birthday Card

I applied Distress Inks to a stencil, sprayed with water, then quickly put a piece of watercolor on top to soak up the colorful design.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzleberry. inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


Cozy Holiday Card

Obviously, my Coffee Cup Tag stamps and dies were still on my craft table! The stamp set is actually a winter holiday set – so, I FINALLY made a winter holiday card.

I stamped the cup image in red ink (multiple times, using the MISTI, to get perfect coverage) and embossed with clear powder. The teal paper is from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day 6 x 6 pad.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts (cup, lid), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Ranger clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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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.


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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.