Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Smile Instant Camera Card

I recently bought some Derwent watercolor pencils on sale, this was my first try using them. They were very easy to work with.

Supplies: Stamp – Altenew, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Strathmore Bristol, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, watercolor pencils – Derwent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

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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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Golden Poppies Birthday Card

This one is for my personal use. I was going for “sophisticated” – hoping I achieved that!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ranger Distress Watercolor, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements (I don’t remember the color name (brownish!) & I can’t find the outer packaging!), embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Gold Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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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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Hero Arts You’re So Lovely Cards

I was fighting a bit of a creative block, so I pulled out one of my favorite floral sets – You’re So Lovely by Hero Arts.

First – fall colors.

Next, metallic embossing.

Finally, purple and blue.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Stardreams Silver, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pumpkin Pie, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Detail Gold, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


Lilac, Orchid & Olive Floral Birthday Card

The Paint Prints stamp set was still on my craft table from the khaki, navy & white sympathy card.

I do love this floral in bright colors! I can’t put it away without doing something bright!

I stamped the background, embossed the flower centers, and cut a window out to display the sentiment beneath. I added the black frame to give some definition.

I keep most scraps that I cut out of collage backgrounds – why waste them??

I matted the scrap with black and added a sentiment below. TA DA! A birthday note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (wonky rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.