Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Eres Fabulosa Note Card

A lot of the stamp companies are offering monthly craft kits, limited edition items. They offer subscriptions (you don’t know what is coming to you until the products are revealed), or you can try to buy one of the sets on your own (it may go out of stock, if it is popular). I am not the target customer for monthly kits – LOL – I don’t have that much disposable income!

I have only purchased one or two of these monthly kits.

But, this month (April 2018), the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit was a MUST HAVE for me. The fiesta theme is so cute! The image above is from an add on set, called Shake Your Bones. A set full of Dia de los Muertos images!!

I scrambled to make this card Friday morning, and get it photographed before I gave it to Offspring3.

The sentiment means “you are fabulous”. This character is a version of La Calavera Catrina.

And…I don’t normally take my photos in direct sunlight. But, I was impatient, and I truly wanted PROOF that we had direct sunlight! Friday and Saturday were gorgeous sunny days. We are back to chilly & wet weather.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – Copics BG18, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (dancer), My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Lighthouse Paint Chip Anniversary Card

I went to Lowe’s last week, in search of Stainless Steel appliance cleaner/polish. Of course I brought paint chips home with me. The paint chips sat on top of my paper cutter, next to the computer for a few days. Husband asks, “are you going to paint something?” Wife answers, “no, I use them in my crafting.” Husband grumbles, “you use them crafting???”

(I went looking back in my card photos – I started stamping in the fall of 2002, and I have been using paint chips since at least mid 2005. Granted, Husband does not see everything card or project I make.)

So, of course, I had to use a paint chip on the anniversary card for aforementioned Husband.

The paint chip is a LARGE one, 3.75 x 9 inches. I trimmed off 1/4 inch both ways to make it fit my T-A-L-L card (finished size 4 x 9.25 inches…it fits into a business size A10 envelope).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Lowe’s paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic Boo, R24, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (lighthouse, seagulls), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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You Are Mermazing Card

It took me a long time to jump on the mermaid bandwagon. I caught a sale back in December, and have finally gotten around to inking the stamps.

#Adorable

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics B02, BG10, BG15, E15, E33, E51, E57, RV04, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Yellow, Orchid, White Birthday Bouquet Card

This one got mailed last week!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, inks – Copic C1, E41, V04, V09, Y18, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Pink Ampersand New Baby Card

I knew exactly what I would use this ampersand paper for – a baby girl card!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, R81, R85, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Ranger clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Pair of New Baby Note Cards

Two more from the baby card work session.

Supplies: Stamps – Impression Obsession, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Flowers for You DSP (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic B02, B05, E21, V04, V09, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner on right), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner on left), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger clear.