Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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:

(click on any blog photo to enlarge)

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.

 


Green LEGO Birthday Note Card

Offspring3 needed a small birthday card for a little boy turning 4. I dug through my paper stash, and found a scrap of green LEGO paper that was large enough for a note card. The LEGO paper is textured – the dots are raised, and the brick edges are debossed.

I really need to see if I can find more of this paper! (off to the Google machine I go!)

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Creative Imaginations LEGO paper, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (4), Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Masculine Note Cards

 

I am still trying to coax my creativity out from under the couch. Working on a project that needs some masculine options.

Have a nice weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Basic Grey, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Gold Embossed Sympathy Card

 

I try to keep a few sympathy cards in the house.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.