Paper and Ink Imaginings

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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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Film Strip Birthday Card

Offspring2 is studying Visual Arts and Photography. Here is the card I made for his October birthday.

The film strip is one stamp, then I masked and added all the individual image stamps into each frame. And I held my breath while coloring….please please please no mistakes NOW!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, JudiKins, Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copics 110, B0000, B00, B02, B05, BG15, C1, C3, C5, C7, E19, E23, E41, E51, E57, RV14, R39, W00, W3, W7, YG25, YR04, YR68, Y11, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Glittery Sugar Skull Birthday Card

This one is for Cousin Pati’s birthday.

She loves sugar skulls and shiny pink things.

Offspring3 gave me a packet of glitter skulls…hmmmm…maybe 2 years ago? One of the pink glitter ones screamed at me for this project.

I embossed a selection of birthday related sentiments on green for the background.

Happy Birthday, Cousin Pati!!

Supplies: Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, glitter skull – Recollections (Michael’s), flower punches – All Night Media (small), Fiskars (large), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Khaki Royal Diagonal Birthday

Khaki and royal (or navy) is a go to color combination for me when working on masculine cards.

I used the diagonal cutting plate on the khaki cardstock, and I had every intention in taking the pieces out and adding royal stripes into the khaki frame. BUT, I didn’t use a shim when cutting, and the pieces did not cut all the way through. As Bob Ross used to say, “we don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, cutting plate – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


Feline I Love You Note Card

I thought that using my Copic markers might help keep the fleeting mojo in the room – it did help for a short while.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (large banner), Simon Says Stamp (cat), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Biggest Fan Scalloped Note Card

This was waiting on Offspring3’s desk when she returned from her trip abroad. #lovethatgirl

I cut 2 of the Reverse Confetti scalloped tag, and glued them together above the fold line (and only folded the front tag on that line). I wanted to tie a ribbon through the tag hole, but, alas, HOW DO YOU EVER GET THAT TO BE EVEN? I glued the hole punch back into the hole, and then mounted a tied ribbon over that with glue dots.


I have been reading A LOT this summer (on book #19 now). On Monday, I finished The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. (and, I am posting an Amazon link, but I borrowed the e-book with my local library card through our state’s digital consortium – I am thrilled that our state has this free service!) What a fascinating (and sad) true story about young women painting clock and watch faces with radium to make them glow. And the companies that didn’t care what the radium did to the workers.

Supplies: Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Mama Elephant (laptop), Reverse Confetti (rounded rectangle, scalloped tag), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


Embossed Henna Something Wonderful Note Card

This embossed background (Henna by Darice) just makes me happy.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!