Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Red White and Blue Anniversary Card

A very generic, un-mushy anniversary card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Darice, wood hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Thirteenth Birthday Card with Butterflies

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This request came up at the last minute. I struggled with the design for various reasons, but I am happy with the final result.

Supplies: Stamps – Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Flame, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Paint Chip Gift Tags

 

Oh, come on, you had to see this one coming from a mile away!

I used paint chips, sample paper, and dies.

I order envelopes and paper from a company called Paper-Papers. With every order, you get a random sample pack of scraps. I LOVE THIS! Would I really order a pack of 25 sheets of all of the colors? No. But the scraps are great for accents and projects like this. Paper-Papers even puts a label listing the contents on the sample pack, so you know what you are using.

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Supplies: Paper – Home Depot, Lowe’s Paint Chips, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Malmero Perle White, Stardream Metallics Azalea, Dolomite, Emerald, Juniper, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes on large paint chips), My Favorite Things (snowflakes on small aqua paint chips), Reverse Confetti (holly & berries), Stampin’ Up! (ornament/hanger), The Cat’s Pajamas (largest snowflake), cord – Offray, metallic cord – PaperMart.

 


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Butterfly Encouragement Card

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Yes, the photo is intentionally a little wonky – so the embossing on the black cardstock is more visible.

And I’m still not sure about choosing BLACK for the embossed butterfly…maybe I should have put purple there. I had monarch butterflies on the brain – thinking orange & black. Too late now, this went to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery last week.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, butterflies – source unknown, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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A Few Scrap Tags! (2016 version)

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My HOLIDAY TO DO LIST was overwhelming me the other day. So, I said “I will make a few gift tags!” Things that are actually on the list, but more ART THERAPY than work!

 

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Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Carta Bella, Lawn Fawn, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, paint chip (source unknown), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Papertrey Ink (bookmark), Reverse Confetti (squat tag, holly), 1/4 inch circle punch – Stampin’ Up!, twine – Offray, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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Trio of Nautical Themed Thank You Notes

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Here are the final cards for my red, white, blue and nautical wedding thank you note project.

For the card on the right, I embossed using the wave folder, then flipped the paper so the waves were troughs, and blended ink over top.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampabilities, Stampin’ Up, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – My Favorite Things (anchor), Reverse Confetti (rounded rectangle), Spellbinders (circles, star), Taylored Expressions (banners), embossing folders – Darice (waves), Provo Craft (stars), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder Clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!, twine – MarkerPop.


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Teal and Lilac Encouragement Card

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A color combination suggested by Offspring3. I think next time, I need less white, more of the vibrant colors!

Supplies: Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.