Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Distress Oxide Background Birthday Card

Someone (Offspring3) had a birthday recently.

I have dragged my feet getting on the Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad bandwagon. Do I need Distress Oxide inks? I don’t know! I finally bought 2 colors (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean) that I know I will use, just to play with them and determine if I like them enough to buy more. The jury is still out, I have to try blending them. I thought they would stamp more solidly than the results I got with this background (note: I stamped 4 pieces of this background while I had the stamps on my MISTI).

My mother’s angiogram went well yesterday. We have an appointment to discuss options with the neurosurgeon in the near future.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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You Are Strong Card – Ellen Hutson December 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2018 be a healthy and happy year for you!

I am just squeaking under the wire for the Ellen Hutson December 2017 Pin-Sights Challenge.

Here is the inspiration board:

I am excited – Offspring3 gifted me a plethora of new stamps for Christmas, and 2 new (to me) Ellen Hutson sets were included in the bunch! (Be Strong and Rustic Wildflowers) YAY!

I attempted to use all of the colors in Distress Ink form – I did stamp off the Salty Ocean and Wild Honey to make them lighter. And I liked the motion in the photo on the lower left – although, I don’t think I quite had enough space to capture the same effect.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Flower Basket Bike Birthday Card

This is for my longest friend…she is not by age my oldest friend, but I have known her the longest. She moved into our neighborhood when I was in 4th grade (she was in 5th). My family moved to another state when I was in 5th grade. My longest friend and I have kept in touch all of these years by letter and now e-mail, Facebook, and the occasional phone call. I do treasure her, and I really hope that I have conveyed that sentiment over the years!

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), flowers – Prima, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Happy Thanksgiving 2017

I think I have said it before, this Taylored Expressions Wreath Cutting Plate is just perfect for ANY seasonal card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – California Paper Goods Copper Mica, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (wreath cutting plate), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous gold detail.


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On A Whim Birthday Card

I sent this out to a relative a few weeks ago – the Amy Tangerine paper was a perfect match for her.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


Butterfly with Watercolor Backdrop Birthday Card

For this card, I watercolored a loose rectangle to be the background for the die cut butterfly.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.

#missedher

Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.