Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Positive and Negative Snowflake Season’s Greetings Card

I had a scrap of silver mirror paper, with snowflakes cut out…I needed to figure out how to use it. Turns out it was not square/even (I kept it, need to figure out if I have a shape die that will preserve most of it!), so I made a new scrap, and saved the center pieces of the snowflakes to glue onto the design. The mirror piece was mounted on Shine shimmering paper.

Before I got around to photographing the above card, I got serious with the other leftover snowflake scrap. I decided an oval die would preserve the most for me.

The snowflakes I added were cut from Shimmering White card stock.

I am linking this up to Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Card Day post – the random winner will get a $100 gift card.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Real Red, Shimering White, Silver Foil, Shine Pearl, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (snowflakes), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

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Red Bug with Tread Background Birthday Card

I got an email from the gallery a few days ago, they were in need of MORE CARDS. I don’t have inventory, I make them as needed. YIKES. I dug through my scrap folder and made this.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R29, YR68, VersaFine Black Onyx, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Bride and Groom Congratulations Card

 

If I haven’t mentioned it, I am working on wedding and anniversary cards.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, E11, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


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You’re A W{anchor} Card

So…while on vacation, I found a basket full of clearance cards. I bought one, it was $1. I had to put my own spin on it.

I dry embossed the royal cardstock, then fussy cut the wave edge. I pulled out a crochet hook and did a simple chain stitch for the anchor chain using metallic thread.

Here is the original card, from the company kissmekwik in the UK:

A link to their website, if you are interested:  kissmekwik .

And, from The Urban Dictionary, I chose the 2 variations that most match my interpretation of the word “wanker”:

UK/Aus/NZ slang for:

2. Someone with a faintly sociopathic lack of regard for other people; see also arsehole.

3. Someone useless, inefficient or time-wasting, especially in a place or work and/or position of responsibility.

 

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Memory Box (clouds), My Favorite Things (anchor), Provo Craft (letter), Spellbinders (banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats & Clark metallic silver.


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Trio of Giraffe Cards

I splurged on a new (to me!) American Craft Amy Tangerine pad of paper. (Alas, I should be practicing fiscal austerity measures, I bought a smartphone this summer!)

Offspring3 has a friend who adores giraffes…so these are for Offspring3 to send.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Silver, Black & White Wedding Card

Classic colors for a wedding card.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail.


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Finished Encouragement Cards for Chemo Care Bags

Here are the finished flat panel encouragement cards (A2 size – 4.25 x 5.5 inches, with envelopes) I am donating:

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I am very happy I was able to help!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Americian Crafts, Avery Elle, Basic Grey, Carta Bella, Doodlebug Design, Echo Park, Gmund Royal, Heidi Swapp, Home Depot (paint chip), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pool Party,  Real Red, Sage Shadow (retired), Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders, embossing folders – Provo Craft, stencil – Neat and Tangled, brads & eyelets – Stampin’ Up! (retired), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper,  ribbon – Ellen Hutson.