Paper and Ink Imaginings

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“National Wear Your Lilly Day” Birthday Card

I got an e-mail yesterday, from Lilly Pulitzer, announcing that yesterday (the first day of summer) was National Wear Your Lilly Day .

I have no Lilly items to wear. So, I pulled out the scraps from the Lilly advertisement I got in the mail last year, and made a birthday card.

Supplies : Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Lilly Pulitzer ad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Pink Encouragement Card – Essentials by Ellen June 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

This month, the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge is using the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation) stamp and die set, Courage, that was released recently.

I made a background of pinks and green, and mounted a sentiment on top of that. A few sequins, and I was done.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Ink Blended You Made My Day Note Card

Just a quickie note card for today.

Note to self: find a way to get creative next week!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Floral Birthday Card with Tinted Embossing Paste Background

I am still playing with embossing paste here. For this background, I mixed a little bit of Almost Amethyst ink into the clear embossing paste before spreading it across the stencil.

I die cut a flower out of green, and used the “petals” for leaves.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower), stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 clear, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Painted Enveloper Series Mother’s Day Card

For this card, I stamped in black and embossed. Then, I carefully watercolored the flowers and butterflies. When that was dry, I lightly watercolored the sky. I was really happy with it, until I thought, “Oh, let me wipe of the embossed areas, just in case there is some color still sitting on top of the embossing – I don’t want the recipient to get painted fingers.” Now there are several smudges. My final touch was splatterings of clear Wink Of Stella.

So, helpful readers, how should I remove the residual paint color that sits on top of embossed areas? I know I rubbed – I should not have done that. Would just blotting work?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), ZIG Wink of Stella, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Lilly Pulitzer Ad Thinking of You Note Card


Pulled out the Lilly Pulitzer ad scraps to see if anything inspired me.  This green abstract really tugged at me.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Lilly Pulitzer ad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear..