Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Awesome Labrador Card

I was working on a batch of cards to send to the gallery, and the “animal” category was on the list. Looking at this, it really would make a great holiday card with a different sentiment! #maybenextyear

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Real Red, inks – Copics B21, E53, R29, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.

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Pink and Green Encouragement Card

My friend is almost done her chemotherapy – another PINK encouragement card.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Recollections Chevron, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Paper Smooches (flowers, leaves, pocket), embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Pink Mustache Encouragement Card

Another encouragement card for the friend going through breast cancer chemo. She has posted photos of herself in various masks with fake mustaches. I went with the theme!

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Melon Mambo, inks – Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Flamingo Laughter is the Best Medicine Card

A quick, bright card for my friend in the middle of chemotherapy.

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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ABC Awesome Card

I had this alphabet background stamp out for a baby card, and thought it would make a great school encouragement card.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Paper Smooches, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), Really Rust (retired), Studio Calico (pencils), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Fired Brick, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.

#missedher

Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


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Stegosaurus Family Baby Card

stegosaurus-couple-baby-card

So, I finally figured out how to execute the baby card I had in my head. This is something one of my cousins requested, it is an A6 card (a little bigger than my usual card).

I stamped the mirror image stegosaurus (the one on the right) first – because I kept screwing it up. Took about 6 tries to get it right (with a MISTI and a Paper Smooches Mirror block), and Jennifer’s McGuire’s very helpful Mirror Stamping video streaming while I was working. After that was done, I stamped the other stegosaurus and the baby, and masked them all. Next came the nest, rocks and trees, and they got masked as well. I blended ink for the grass and sky. After removing all my masks, I said a silent prayer that I WOULD NOT SCREW UP while coloring with my Copic markers!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic E23, E53, N1, N4, W1, W3, W7, YG23, YG25, YG95, YR0000, YR04, YR09, Y0000, Y18, Y26, Y28, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, Vintage Sepia, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.