Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Flowers in Bloom Birthday Duo

Here are the finished results of some of the coloring I had posted a few weeks ago.

So…Thanksgiving is coming. Anyone else in a bit of a panic about how much needs to be accomplished between now and then??? I just keep telling myself to BREATHE.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic 100, R20, R21, R24, R85, R89, Y17, Y18, YG95, YR04, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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A Few More Scrap Tags 2019

I scoured through my scrap folders Sunday morning, looking for ANYTHING that would turn into something for me to post this week. Found the embossed “be Merry” scraps, and the cute Copic colored Christmas tree.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Doodlebug Designs Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic R29, YG23, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (middle tag set), Stampin’ Up! (ornaments), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail, Silver Detail, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Watercolored Flowers in Bloom Birthday Card

Life is in the way of my crafting!  😉

I made this for a very dear friend.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, My Favorite Things, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Kraft Ranunculus Thanks Card

Offspring3 and I got free tickets to the play “Everybody”, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company‘s Lansburgh Theatre this past weekend. This is the thank you card I made to send to our benefactor (Thanks, Elena!).

I am personally struggling with the monthly release overload factor in the stamping industry right now. (Which is also adding to the  “do I really want to continue blogging?” thought bubble you see hovering over my head! (renewal fee is due this month) I cannot keep up with new products. I do not feel internal pressure to overspend (quite the opposite) in FOMO. I feel I am no longer relevant in this space, and quite frankly, social media has marched on from blogging to Instagram and stories and beyond. Maybe that thought needs to be its own post!  LOL! I digress.)

So, I chose to go back to basics here – this is all stamping. No embossing, no die cutting. I chose fall colors and kraft paper (even dug out a matching kraft envelope).

Very happy with the result.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black.

 


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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.


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Black and White Henna Floral Birthday Card

The last card I need for December birthdays – has to be black & white.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Have Yourselfie Christmas Card

I was not really looking for another holiday stamp set right now (I already have one I will use for my personal cards this year), but this My Favorite Things BB Christmas sELFies just tickled my funny bone.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B05, C3, E21, E57, G03, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expresssions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.