Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Red, White and Blue Eagle Scout Congratulations Card

I had a family request for a card suitable for a Boy Scout achieving Eagle Scout status.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Papertrey Ink, paper – Blue Stars – source unknown, Curious Metallics – Gold Leaf (note:  this is pretty much identical to the old Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red,  inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger clear.

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Love is Love Baby Girl Card

I am out of baby cards – that is my first project this week.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, R81, Y18, Stampin’ Up! Pretty In Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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You Are My Love Puffin Card

Another gift from Offspring3!

I dotted the “ground” with my Copics – to look like a rocky perch for the puffin pair.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, C1, C3, C5, C7, YR04, YR68, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


Alpaca My Scarf Cards

Offspring3 is very generous about feeding my inner stamping monster! She has recently become enamored of the small clear stamp sets that cost less than $5. Most companies have some offering in that range.

This alpaca set is by Lawn Fawn – ADORABLE.

I stenciled snow around the alpaca, and I used my MISTI to get the individual sentiments straight and well spaced.

This is a perfect card for this winter – the past few weeks have been SO COLD. BRRRRRRRR! (I am typing this at 6:00 AM on January 7, 2018 – it is 3 degrees on my outdoor thermometer (suction cupped to the kitchen window)! I later heard the official low at the airport 10 miles east of us was 1 degree.)

And, of course, I finished a second version of this card before getting my photography done:

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Real Red, Soft Sky, inks – Copic E41, E51, R29, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Soft Sky, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – My Favorite Things (Snowfall), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Doodlebug House Ornament Cards

I had these house scenes in my scrap bag, already colored with Copic markers. I was happy I could fit the scene within the ornament die.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Doodlebug Designs, paper – Carta Bella Bundled Up, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Real Red, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Copic C1, C3, R29, (I don’t remember the rest!), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (ornament), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, thread – Coats and Clark.


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.


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.