Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Season’s Greeting Card – CC507

cc507 seasons greetings

This week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC507) is titled, “Under the Tree”. The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Garden Green, white as the neutral, and dessert option of a tree.

The Carta Bella Bundled Up pad is still on my workspace – guess what made itself into a card?!

If anyone knows where I can get fine, metallic elastic cord like this retired Stampin’ Up! product, please let me know!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Carta Bella Bundled Up, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, inks – Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, gold cord – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Birthday Card – CC502 and PTI Make it Monday #186

birthday cc502 pti mim 186

I had an idea in my head for this week’s Papertrey Ink Make it Monday (#186). Before I started, I checked for the latest Splitcoaststamper’s Color Challenge (#502 “Misty Green Midnight”). Voila! A card was born.

I die cut multiple birthday words (one with the stamping on the front, one with adhesive for the bottom layer, one just plain white) and kept the pieces together by using washi tape (not sure if I saw Julie Ebersole or Jennifer McGuire do this…or maybe both of them?!)

die cut birthday

In the gluing process, I messed up the dot for the letter I, but I knew that my enamel dots were the perfect size to use as a substitute.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Stampin’ Up! Gumball Green (retired), Marina Mist, Midnight Muse (retired), VersaMark, die – Papertrey Ink, enamel dot – Stampin’ Up!, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Gratitude Card – CC497

cc497 gratitude

This week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (#497) contained 2 colors that I don’t have in my collection, so I substituted Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.

LOVE this gratitude stamp by Inkadinkado.

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Provo Craft, leaf sequins – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – SU Classy Copper (retired), twine – We R Memory Keepers.


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Christmas Card – CC496

cc496 merry christmas

This week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC496) caught my eye. The challenge colors are Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, and Soft Sky, With dessert option of Christmas theme.

I stamped ornaments, embossed with metallic (told you I would keep using metallics this week!) embossing powder, and die cut them. I also die cut the Soft Sky layer so that I could embed the red die cut ornament  (top right ornament) into the layer and not have ornaments stacked up too high.

Here is a close up of the metallic shine:

cc496 close up

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – ESSE Cocoa, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, Silver Detail Powder, Sakura glitter pen.


Abstract Stenciled Birthday Card – CC485

 

abstract stencils birthday cc485

I made this background a few weeks ago, for Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC485. And didn’t like it right away. But I kept it around, pondering what to do with it.

I applied inks directly to the stencils from my ink pads, and pressed onto wet watercolor paper.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencils – Heidi Swapp, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


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Floral Gift Tag – CC486

cc486 gift tag

The colors for this week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge are Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. With dessert option of anything other than an A2 card.

I chose to make a gift tag. I may eventually attach it to an A2 card.  😉

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, inks – Palette Noir Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, punches – All Night Media (small flower), Martha Stewart (cornflower), dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Provo Craft (open leaves), Stampin’ Up! (banner, leaves), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Stampin’ Up!


Just a Note Card – CC485

cc485 just a note

This week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (CC485) is Hello Navy Sand (Hello Honey, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand), with dessert option of texture. I substituted Crushed Curry for Hello Honey, and counted linen thread as my texture.

I set out to create a gender neutral card that was easily mailed…and (surprise!) I am happy with my final product!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear (text), Stampin’ Up! Navy (speech bubble), linen thread – Stampin’ Up!