Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Appreciation Card – Papertrey Ink October 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Here is my card for the Papertrey Ink October 2017 Blog Hop Challenge!

I dusted off an older PTI set, Through the Trees, and added color with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. The trees and the sentiment were stamped in Deep Lagoon, and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Here is the inspiration:

I was attracted to the colors and the rustic nature of the art.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Smoky Slate, inks – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Orange (070), Yellow (050), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Just a Note Card – Papertrey Ink October 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

pti-oct-2016-wood-just-a-note

Time for the Papertrey Ink October 2016 Blog Hop Challenge!

Here is the inspiration:

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I was inspired by the wood grain background, and the orange leaves.

So, I pulled out a sheet of birch wood veneer paper (16 pt, I think) that I got in a sampler pack from Paper-Papers. LOVE this faded, grayish birch.

My beloved “Out on a Limb” set would give me a branch & orange leaves. “Just the Ticket” would give me a sentiment that would tie in the music background¬† (Hero Arts, embossed in copper on vellum).

Here is a close up of the copper embossing and the lovely wood veneer:

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It was nice to participate in a challenge again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Paper-Papers Birch Wood Veneer, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Vellum Paper, inks – Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangles), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Floral Caring Card – Papertrey Ink August 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

pti aug 2016 blog hop challenge floral caring

I haven’t completed a challenge in a few months. I created today’s card for the Papertrey Ink August 2016 Blog Hop Challenge.

Here is the inspiration:

pti aug 2016 blog hop challenge inspiration

As usual, I struggled with supplies for this challenge. I haven’t bought any new stamps from Papertrey Ink in a while, so you have definitely seen me use this set for a challenge before.

I stamped the flowers in navy, then masked and stamped the stems in navy. When dry, I used an aquabrush to “paint” the flowers. I wasn’t sure how well the Vintage Cream cardstock would hold up to water, so I was very careful to keep my brush wiped off fairly well.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride, Night of Navy, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Happy For You Card – Papertrey Ink April 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

pti april 2016 happy for you

The inspiration for the Papertrey Ink April 2016 Blog Hop Challenge caught my eye, but I didn’t think I could dig anything out of my Papertrey Ink supplies to execute a design.

pti april 2016 blog hop challenge

Think…think…think…

 

So, I decided to go off of the inspiration’s ombre scheme and incorporate the dotted lines (by embossing with “stitched” dies).

pti april 2016 happy for you v2(click on any photo to enlarge)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, Vintage Cream, inks – Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose (retired), VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides, stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, metallic cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Mother’s Day Card – PTI Make it Monday #245 Color Isolation

pti make it monday 245 mothers day

I have been unsuccessfully chasing (not catching) my mojo for over a week. SIGH.

This morning, I saw the current Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #245 Color Isolation challenge, and poor mojo peeked out from under the couch. I can do this.

A very literal interpretation, but it turned out beautiful. I fussy cut the carnation, used second generation stamping on the leaves and die cut those. I added a few Swarovski Aurora Borealis crystals, and they really pop in person (so hard to photograph).

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Smokey Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolor – Sakura Koi, dies – Hero Arts, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Cute as a Button Baby Card – PTI Make It Monday #241 – Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds

 

pti make it monday 241 baby onesie v2(click on photo to enlarge)

I haven’t been participating with many Papertrey Ink challenges lately, but this week’s Make it Monday #241 – Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds caught my attention.

Instead of an ombre stenciled background, I made an ombre stenciled element (which covers the entire card front, if that counts!).

I die cut a onesie, and heat embossed “cute as a button” on the chest. Then, I blended some old Stampin’ Up! colors – for some reason, this designed itself in my head as orchid/purple. Placed the stencil and did some more blending. I needed a button to go with the sentiment, but it had to be a soft faux button – no real buttons on onesies! So, I die cut a button, and threaded it (that took the most time!) with embroidery floss (one strand only). I thought it worked well as a flower center near the sentiment.

The glitter around the onesie neckline – that is a trick I picked up from Julie Ebersole at the very end of one of her Hello, Monday (1/11/2016) videos on Ellen Hutson’s The Classroom blog.

The three flowers at the neckline – remember when all girl undershirts or slips had the little pink flower there? (my age is showing!!) In reality, I had an ink smudge that I filed off, but then the file mark showed (and it was off center). Three flowers to the rescue!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (onesie), Stampin’ Up! (button), stencil – Heidi Swapp, glitter – Stickles Crystal, flower punch – Fiskars, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Seasons Greetings Sequined Card – Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti nov 2015 sequined seasons greetings

It is the 25th of the month, time for the Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop Challenge!

Here is the inspiration for the challenge:

pti nov 2015 blog hop inspiration

I dug through my PTI stamps, and pulled out Borders & Corners Monagram Edition (which is now in the PTI vault). I embossed the dotted circle in silver, drew in strings with Wink of Stella. A silver embossed sentiment and lots of sequins finished the card.

I am pleased with the final product (even with a Wink of Stella accident…).

Thanks for stopping by!

{As she scurries off to bake pies for Thanksgiving…}

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaMark, Wink of Stella (clear), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Merry Christmas Card – Papertrey Ink October 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti oct 2015 red green

It’s the 25th of the month, time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge!

The inspiration was lovely, it put me in mind of antique ornaments:

pti oct 2015 blog hop inspiration

I silver embossed greenery from the PTI With Sympathy set, then die cut a circle out of that. Added a green layer behind the red, and embossed the sentiment (from PTI set Holiday Wishes) in gray (I tried silver, but the letters blurred together). When it was all mounted onto a white base card, I added Swarovski crystals where the greenery terminated for flowers.

I also made a green and silver version of the card:

pti oct 2015 green silver

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, crystals – EK Success Swarovski Elements (Aurora Borealis, Moonlight), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Live for Today Card – Papertrey Ink September 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti sept 2015 hope for tomorrow

Today is the Papertrey Ink September 2015 Blog Hop Challenge .

Here is the inspiration photo:

pti sept 2015 blog hop inspiration

I was inspired by the door detail and the fall colors.

I stamped tree branches and leaves onto cream card stock, then die cut the window out of the stamped piece. I also die cut a window out of gray cardstock and my cream card front. I blended ink onto the stamped window pane pieces. After stamping and embossing the sentiment onto the card front, I fit the gray window frame into the card front, and added the stamped and blended window panes. This inlaid design is very mail friendly!

My Papertrey Ink stamps sets are Through the Trees (sentiment) and Out on a Limb.

***Edited to add: I also entered this into the AAA Cards Autumn Colors Challenge mentioned by one of my commenters.

aaa card challenge autumn colors 9 13 2015

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – Palette Burnt Umber, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark Black Onyx, die – Poppystamps, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Thinking of You Sunset Card – Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

pti aug 2015 blog hop thinking of you

Here is my entry for the Papertrey Ink August 2015 Blog Hop Challenge.

The inspiration was full of color and texture:

pti august 2015 blog hop inspiration

I saw the pink, orange and yellow stripes, and the copper bowls.

I painted stripes on watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Brush Pens and a water brush. Then, I embossed a tree and copper leaves.

Here is a close up of the copper leaves:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stardream Copper, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Brown, Carmine Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, 12 pack (I found a great deal on Amazon to splurge on these):

zig clean color 12 pack