Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Spectacular Valentine Card

 

I struggled with the background for this card – everything seemed to compete with the sunglasses. In the end, I embossed the Lawn Fawn Sunray Backdrop cover plate onto light blue cardstock.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Curious Metallic Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Reverse Confetti From Cupid, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Real Red, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunray backdrop), My Favorite Things (glasses), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Heart Peek a Boo Cat and Dog Valentine Note Cards

 

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These are for my little neighbors.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Reverse Confetti From Cupid, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B24, C3, C7, E11, E23, R20, R21, V15, VersaFine Clair Nocturne, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (heart), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


Volcano and Pterodactyl Valentine Card

The Valentine puns continue…

For Offspring1, in honor of  all of the dinosaur books we read.

I die cut the volcano shape out of the teal paper, and inset the Copic colored volcano into the teal paper. I popped the pterodactyl up on some foam tape (hoping that it gives the perspective that he is flying way above the spewing lava).

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, inks – Copic B05, BG13, C1, C3, E23, E33, E57, R21, R24, R29, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (volcano), Lawn Fawn (pteradactyl), Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Detail clear.


New Year Card – Version 2

Well, really, it is really about version 37. I kept redesigning it.

They are in the mail – can’t change my mind again!

I PROMISE to make Christmas cards in July this year, so I don’t struggle in December and January for holiday cards again.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, White Gold (I think?? unsure), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Ranger Emboss It, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail Clear.


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Look on the Bright Side Rainbow Card

Offspring3 gave me a gift card for crafting goodies for Christmas, and the rainbow die and the sentiment were two of my picks.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Pumpkin Pie, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (rainbow), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Snoopy Thank You Card

One of my cousins requested a few thank you cards.

I stamped Snoopy, then masked him with a piece of a Post It Note, and blended a background around him.

Fretting about things that are not Christmas related, not getting the Christmas related things done. Oh, well.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, twine – Stampin’ Up!


Lemonade and Honey Peony Birthday Card

I started this with the peonies being only blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink – but they just did not show up that well. I added Wild Honey Distress Ink, and WOW! They came to life!

Another card from the “mother-in-law requested birthday cards” collection.

Supplies:  Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Kraft, Navy and Teal Anniversary Card

 

How are things going?

Thanksgiving has come and gone here…food was good, it was strange to only have those of us living in the house at the table. That is 2020.

I am doing well on Christmas shopping (online), but the Christmas cards and calendar have not really gotten off the ground YET.

WHATEVER. {hair flip}

I really love this Gina K. Designs snowflake stencil – it is a great background.

Supplies:  Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Gina K. Designs, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Hummingbird Thinking of You Card

I wanted to use the hummingbird stamp, but I didn’t want to take the time to color the image. I searched through all of my metallic paper samples, and found this blue one.

My mother-in-law requested a few birthday cards, and I am including this in the stash I send to her.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stardream Metallics Vista (I think?), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (hummingbird), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail Powder white.


Sparkly Faux Letterpress Birthday Card

I was inspired by THIS blog post by Jennifer McGuire to try inking an embossing folder before cranking it through my die cut machine.

My ink did not turn out as smooth as hers did – my brayer is old and not used much, maybe I need a new one. I was happy enough to make it into a card to be mailed off to a friend.

“Sparkly” is in the title because the blue paper is iridescent when you tilt it towards the light.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, embossing folder – Darice, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.