Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Live Laugh and Love Card – TYIC#29

tyic29 live laugh love

Here is my effort for the latest Tag You’re It! Challenge (TYIC#29) .

I embossed the Solar White layer with a Darice embossing folder, and colored the embossed waves with ink pads and a blender pen. The sentiment is stamped in VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added die cut sea shells to my tag, and twine with a gold thread in it.

Here is the TYIC#29 inspiration by Carol Mayne:

TYIC #29

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ UP! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), My Favorite Things (shells), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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“A Little Birdie Told Me” Paint Chip Card

tyic28 little birdie

Here is my take on the most recent Tag You’re It Challenge (#28) .

I used my new Essentials by Ellen Wish Big stamp set, and the sentiment “A little birdie told me” leaves it open for interpretation – birthday card? congratulations card? I can decide later.

I die cut two different paint chips with the tag die, and layered them to be sky/grass. I used one thread for all of the balloons, rather than having individual strings for the bird to hold.

Here is the inspiration:

TYIC #28

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Glidden paint chip (blue), Heidi Swapp Favorite Things, Pantone paint chip Tender Shoots, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onxy Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (bird), Lawn Fawn (tag), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, Coats metallic silver thread.


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Butterfly Tag Birthday Card – Tag You’re It! Challenge #26

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I can’t pass up a challenge with a butterfly tag for inspiration, can I? And I apologize for the angled shots in this post – the only way I could get the blue foil to show was to shoot a bit from the side.

The current Tag You’re It! Challenge (#26) has this cute tag for inspiration:

TYIC#26

I used my laminator to foil a bit of Heidi Swapp MINC sheet and die cut a butterfly from the foiled piece. The butterfly tag is stamped, the dotted tag is DSP.

And, I made it into a card.

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Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up!  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Painted Blooms DSP, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (tag, protector), Taylored Expressions (banner), foil – ThermOWeb Ocean Blue, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Lawn Fawn.


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Floral Birthday Tag Card – Tag You’re It Challenge #25

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The latest Tag You’re It Challenge (#25) caught my eye.

Here is the inspiration tag:

TYIC#25

I kept some of the elements (flower, edge stripes, greeting banner, ink blending), and added new elements (dry embossing, watercoloring). And mounted it onto a top fold card.

The white tag front and the green layer are both embossed with the same embossing folder. I watercolored along the embossing on the white tag with green ink to make it my flower stem.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Craft Solar White, Recollections chevron, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Webster’s Pages/Allison Kreft, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Tim Holtz/Ranger Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing folder – Provo Craft, dies – Stampin’ Up! (flower), Taylored Expressions (banner), corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, grosgrain ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired), silver thread – Coats.


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You’re Amazing Card – Tag You’re It! Challenge #15

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Here is my effort for the latest Tag You’re It! Challenge (#15) .

The inspiration, by Donna Mikasa:

TYIC #15-DonnaMikasa

I was leaning towards another literal interpretation (different shape, watercolored…), but then changed gears. I did stamp my flowers in multiple colors, but I was inspired by the tag treatment on  this card by Heather Campbell, posted on Ellen Hutson’s The Classroom blog.

Instead of using foam tape under my tag, I built up layers of cardstock – and I used the colors that matched the colors of the flowers.

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Sequins for flower centers (and sparkle!), and it is done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Stampin’ Up! (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – We Are Memory Keepers.


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Cream and White Wedding Card – Tag You’re It Challenge #14

tag you're it 14 cream and white wedding

The current Tag You’re It Challenge (#14) inspired my Tone on Tone Wedding Card earlier this week (but, the card did not contain a tag, so I couldn’t enter it in the challenge). Since that original card disappeared from my card basket already, I thought I would try to create another wedding card, similar to the first, with a tag in the design.

Here is the inspiration:

TYI_Challenge 14graphic

I combined cream and white, and used platinum embossing powder. And that platinum layer between the cream & white? I embossed just the edges of a piece of lightweight cardstock with the same platinum embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Georgia Pacific white, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, White, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Spellbinders (label), embossing folders – Darice (background), Provo Craft (bride & groom), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s, silver thread – Coats Metallic.


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Spring Inspired Thinking of You Card

spring inspired thinking of you

I’ve decided I am ready for spring! Let’s just skip Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and move right on to April.

I created this tag for the Tag You’re It! Challenge #13 earlier this week, and I knew I would use it on a card. I embossed a soft yellow layer, and mounted the tag on top.

Have a great day – may it be full of sunshine!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Provo Craft, punches – Fiskars (flower), Martha Stewart (butterfly), jewels – A Muse Twinkle Stickers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, taffeta ribbon – Stampin’ Up!


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Thinking of You Tag – Tag You’re It! Challenge #13

tag you're it 13 thinking of you tag Good morning! I found a new (to me) challenge to participate in today! The blog is called Tag You’re It! Challenge, and the current challenge is Challenge #13 . Here is the inspiration tag, created by Heather Campbell: TYI_Challenge 13graphic Lovely, right? I was inspired by the flowers and the mini sparkles. Here is another angle of my tag, with the silver shine visible: tag you're it 13 thinking of you tag close up

The winner for the blog anniversary prize is Terry – who left the only comment on the anniversary post. Thanks, Terry! Please check your e-mail!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Recollections Silver mirror, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), ink – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, punches – Fiskars (flower), Martha Stewart (butterflies), jewels – A Muse Twinkle Stickers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, taffeta ribbon – Stampin’ Up!