Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Wreath Birthday Card – Ellen Hutson June 2018 Color Trend Challenge

I dug deep and finally completed another challenge. This is for the Ellen Hutson June 2018 Color Trend Challenge .

Here is the inspiration:

In reality, I loved everything on the inspiration board, but thought I would execute something too close to the inspiration. So, I stuck to it being a color challenge.

I cut a 5 inch square of white cardstock, and used my homemade wreath builder tool to build the wreath on my MISTI. After I was done stamping, I did trim 1/8th of an inch from each side, to give me space for the black mat.

I have stashed it away for personal use.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Crushed Olive, Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, die – Spellbinders, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.

 

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Blended You Make My Heart Flutter Card

I blended two Distress Oxide inks over a stencil for this background.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallics Flame, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, stencil – Neat & Tangled, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Rustic Botanicals Mother’s Day Card

It is so hard to make something with this many individual stamped images without making mistakes, even with a MISTI! This was my 3rd try, and there are still flaws. Alas, I covered the biggest one with the sentiment strip, and used a sand eraser to get rid of most of another.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Basketball Birthday Card

Another card we gave to Dad last week.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – basketball paper – source unknown (pattern is “Shootin’ Hoops”, it is OLD!), Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, gold stars – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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St. Patrick’s Day Card

This is for my paretns, who love St. Patrick’s Day.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Echo Park Lucky Charm, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green, Stardream Gold, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail Powder.


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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.


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.