Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Kissing Bears Card (featuring OLD mulberry paper!)

This image and sentiment were part of my Sunday morning scavenge.

I also unearthed a scrap of pale blue mulberry paper that must be 15 years old.

Here we are, the Friday before Thanksgiving, and I still have so much to do! (and WHY did my dryer pick this week to stop working???) I don’t think I will be blogging next week – I’ll be back the first Monday in December.

If you celebrate, have a great Thanksgiving.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Penny Black, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! mulberry paper, inks – Copic BG0000, C1, G17, R20, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, glitter – Ranger Stickles Icicle, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Navy and Floral Wedding Card

Someone in my husband’s family is getting married next week.

I based my color and design choices on the invitation we received. (I looked it up online – the design is available from VistaPrint.)

I used the navy, the floral theme (I don’t have roses), and the oval shape.

Stamping on dark cardstock is a lot of work! Each flower or leaf was stamped first in white, then in at least one layer of color. I would not have been able to do this without my MISTI for repeat stamping.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Inky Antics, Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallics Copper, inks – Copic RV11, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink – Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (rectangle), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


No One Elf Gift Tag

How many gift tags do I have left from last year???  I will need to dig them out to count them!

And yes, I know the sentiment is too low on the tag. I was struggling to get the long skinny stamp to stay straight, and I was out of time to reset it and stamp again.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B05, B0000, C3, E11, E19, YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Spellbinders (square), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


And November begins…

I finished the paperwork I was working on for the in-laws early in the week, and even found time to stamp and color a few things before other chores took over (making a birthday cake, cleaning the house).

I am hoping that a few fun size bags of M&Ms will lure my mojo to the craft table this afternoon!

Have a great Friday!

Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copics, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


Dark Pink Sweet Little One Note Card

I have a few very specific cards that I should be working on, but my mojo is not at the optimum level for “very specific cards”. So,  I am working on perfectly lovely cards that will fill holes in my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Melon Mambo, inks – Copic E21, RV04, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Essentials by Ellen ( scallops), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Black and White Floral Card

I was inspired by this blog post, on the Ellen Hutson blog.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Highland Heather, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.