Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Long Neck Dinosaur Baby Card

This dinosaur family may be brachiosaurus, but I think of Littlefoot in the animated movie “The Land Before Time” – he was a Long Neck.

One of my cousins just welcomed a new grandbaby, and she requested another dinosaur baby card.  (The original dinosaur baby card is HERE .) I couldn’t make the cards the same…it took me a fair amount of time to have my epiphany.

I blended the sky with a cloud stencil, then built the scene on top of that with my die cut pieces. I struggled with where to place the “new baby” sentiment and finally decided to put it on Soft Sky paper so it blended with the sky.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze (I think?), Chocolate Chip, Confetti White, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Mellow Moss (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Tangerine Tango (retired), inks – Copic E23, Tim Holtz/Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (dinosaurs, trees, stitched hillside), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing folder – Provo Craft, stencil – My Favorite Things, oval punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Purple, Yellow, Green Floral Birthday Card

Can you tell I am thinking of SPRING???  (temperature as I am typing this Tuesday morning:  25 degrees Fahrenheit)

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaMark, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Pineapple Aloha Square Card

I used a wreath builder tool in my MISTI to make sure my pineapples were all symmetrical.

Newsflash:  Someone in the house (not me) has been diagnosed with the flu. Keep your fingers crossed that the rest of us can avoid the germs!

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, RV14, V04, YG03, YG25, Y35, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


So Special Butterfly Card

I made this blended background ages ago, it was just hanging out in one of my folders. This week, I thought it needed a butterfly!

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallic Flame, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Deep Purple Carnation Sympathy Card

 

Watercoloring consistently is still a challenge for me. I went through all the reactions to this floral piece along the way – too light (add more paint), love it (it will dry a little lighter), hate it (it didn’t dry any lighter), like it (looks better after I slept), back to love it. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and they are definitely more opaque than other watercolors that I have.

Supplies;  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Butterfly Birthday Wishes Card

For this butterfly, the Distress Inks blended on the paper as I stamped multiple times (using MISTI for placement).

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


On A Whim Vertical Waves Card

Drat the Polar Vortex!!  It feels like ice planet Hoth here!  (And this is only the Mid-Atlantic – not a northern border state that is really FROZEN.) The thermometer on my kitchen window read -1 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday morning at 5:30 AM.

I need WARM SUNSHINE.

Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper will help my mood. I did a little vertical layering.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.