Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Die Cuts Tag Bouquet Birthday Card

This card is one I need to mail in August.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade, inks – Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, leaves), Reverse Confetti (tag), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Easy Sub-Lime Birthday Card

I’ve been in the mood for just stamping the past few days.

I mounted three different lime stamps on an acrylic block and stamped the background in Key Lime ink. I THOUGHT about decorating the edges of the limes with some sort of glitter (thinking salted edge of a Margarita glass), but the sentiment was not about Margaritas, so I let that idea go.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, VersaFine Onyx Black.


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Royal and Green Stenciled Birthday Card

I found this stenciled background in one of my spare parts folders.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, stencil – Heidi Swapp, flower punch – Fiskars, sequin – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Colorful Leaves Encouragement Card

This is where the creative process took me yesterday morning.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Merman, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Encouragement Speech Bubble Card

I think the sentiments in Julie Ebersole’s Voices in My Head stamp set are sassy and fun!

The sequins were a last minute addition – I realized the white background (the lady is stamped/embossed/colored directly on that white layer) was too stark. The card was already assembled, so I didn’t want to attempt blending  or additional coloring. Sequins to the rescue.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic E15, E19, E21, E37, E57, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Darice? (probably?), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Squeeze The Day Citrus Outlines Card

I love this citrus stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.

(Confession:  I love the set, I am intimidated by the beautiful cards I have seen made with it. So, I am currently stuck in “I don’t know what else to do with it” territory. Sigh. This too shall pass, right??)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Bright Floral Wreath Square Cards

 

I wanted to use the Essentials by Ellen “positive mental vibes” sentiment on a wreath card, which led me to bright, happy color choices.

And you know I have to make 2 of anything with lots of stamping – in case I mess up at the last step. Luckily, this time, no snafus for me!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Yellow, Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, wreath builder template – Gina K. Designs, sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.