Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Anniversary Card – Essentials by Ellen March 2016 Mix It Up Challenge

e by e march 2016 mix it up challenge anniversary

I squeaked just under the wire for this challenge! The Essentials by Ellen March 2016 Mix It Up Challenge combines Essentials by Ellen and Pretty Pink Posh products.

My only Pretty Pink Posh purchases have been sequins, so I made a shaker card.

I embossed the large Bold Bloom onto Neenah Solar White (so I would know where to color), and then I partially die cut the bloom (Not sure why I chose to do it this way? I could have just as easily inlaid a Bold Bloom into the white paper.) I colored the cut bloom with Copics, then used a mask to protect it from stamping the smaller blooms and leaves. I mounted fun foam on the back of the white paper to create the space for the sequins, beads and glitter.


e by e march 2016 mix it up detail(click on any photo to enlarge)

I am sending this to my in-laws as an anniversary card – it needs to mail well, so I didn’t add more sequins to the card surface.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Recollections Mirror Gold, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic R02, R24, R29, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Essentials by Ellen, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh (Marshmallow 4mm, Metallic Gold 4mm), glitter/beads – Suze Weinberg’s Beadazzles (Jazz), embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail Embossing Powder.


Metallic Heart Valentine Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Heartful}

fusion heartful valentine

The latest Fusion Card Challenge {Heartful} caught my attention!

Here is the inspiration:

fusion 1 29 2015 HeartfulI love the dimension of the hearts, and the metallic finishes.

To start my card, I die cut a heart out of medium weight chipboard (to reduce the possibility of warping with all the heat embossing!), and embossed twice with silver, twice with UTEE clear (to give more dimension), and one last time with silver. Medium weight chipboard was the right choice – no warping!

The flags are all cut from shimmering metallic papers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – California Paper Goods Iridescent Sky (bought from CPG years ago, I don’t know what brand), ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Copper (retired), Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Kaleidoscope DSP, Real Red, Smoky Slate, chipboard source unknown, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (heart), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, Suze Weinberg/Melt Art UTEE.