Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Pride Month Inspired Cards

Hello!

I was inspired by an Instagram hop (or blog hop? or both?) for Pride Month that I saw recently.

Here is another card, I used a strip that was left over from the card above.

My hopes for everyone: living your most authentic life, without fear or discrimination, with supportive people around you, and LOVE.

My crafting mojo has been absent for a while. I did crank out 6 cards over the weekend – just playing with stencils I had not used before. It felt wonderful to be inky. Hopefully, the mojo will stick around. Life has been really busy – taking care of parents and trying to get in-laws approved for a better living arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, PopTone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Clean and Simple Sympathy Card

Here is another clean and simple card based on Julie Ebersole’s inspiration from Ellen Hutson’s blog .

I included it in the stash of cards I gave to my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


Purple, Green and Silver Birthday

I had this infra-violet scrap, and had to use it!

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopSet Infra Violet, PopTone Sour Apple, Stardream Metallic Silver, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


A Friend Like You Card

This is another great sentiment from Gina K. Designs.

I am not sure how I embossed the background (it was in my scrap folder) – I think I stamped in Deep Lagoon and then embossed with Silver Pearl powder.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Bright Paint Chip Thinking of You Note Card

Yesterday was the first day of spring – I was in the mood for something BRIGHT. And paint chip-y.

The flowers were punched out of scraps left over from THIS project.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Behr (Home Depot) paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Stampin’ Up!, gems – A Muse ArtStamps Twinkle Stickers, flower punch – All Night Media, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Green Cateye Glasses Note Card

A quick note card! I love these cateye glasses. I put a layer of bright pink under the shimmery green.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Shine Lime Satin, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – source unknown (sorry, it was the last bit, I threw out the packaging).


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Be Merry Holiday Card

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Sorry to bounce from Halloween (yesterday’s post) to Christmas, but…that’s the way the card projects go in the fall!

After playing with paint chips cut on the diagonal, I decided to take the plunge on the Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate (my first cutting plate EVER). SO, SO WORTH THE PLUNGE! I cut one out of Pop-Tone Sour Apple, then used scraps of red and green to cut other specific stripes.

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Real Red, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (diagonal stripes cutting plate), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory, gold cord – PaperMart.


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Happy Halloween Note Card

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Just received this CUTE Jack-o-Lantern tag die as a “gift with purchase” from Taylored Expressions. I had to use it immediately!

I die cut a smaller circle of black to back the tag – so the eyes, nose, mouth would be consistently colored.

I am thinking Offspring3 will snag this one quickly!  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Doodlebug Designs (boos & brews), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Only Orange (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (Jack-o-Lantern tag), brad – source unknown.


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Watercolored Daisies Birthday Card

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This card was inspired by a card on Julie Ebersole’s blog – Paper Truffles – last week.

The post was titled Pretty Peonies .

I was much more controlling of my watercolors – I felt the need to preserve the circular nature of the daisies. And I skipped the tiny paint spotches (I have not mastered that technique, and I regret it every time I try on something that has taken time to create!).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Tone Razzle Berry,  Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Darice (iridescent), Pretty Pink Posh (gold), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Shades of Purple Daisies Birthday Card

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I had my favorite daisy stamp (A Muse Artstamps) out, playing on multiple types of paper. This is embossed on Neenah, colored with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, ink – Copic BV0000, BV01, BV04, BV08, C1, V0000, V04, V09, Y18, Y9, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.