Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Happy Father’s Day 2017

This is one of the cards I made for my Dad. I was so excited when this idea popped into my head, and that I was able to execute the design.

My Dad is not really represented by the images available from the stamp industry. He is not into nautical, the great outdoors, cars, jets or trains. He LOVES sports (baseball being #1), he loves jokes, he loves chocolate, AND he loves his family. He still plays softball and basketball at 83.

I thought about what he would be doing on Father’s Day…watching baseball.

I found a Baltimore Oriole logo online (hey, for personal use here, to make an old guy smile), and printed it on white cardstock. I then stamped the TV over the logo, and on a separate piece of woodgrain paper. I cut the woodgrain image to use the cabinet part of the TV for paper piecing. The white cardstock with the TV got die cut with a large tag die, and I colored the wall a light blue/green, and added a piece of background paper for the flooring. And I just kept adding layers of Baltimore Oriole team colors.

I searched Google Images for “Baltimore Orioles logo”, and found one that had the resolution I needed to be able to print it. The image was from the Official Site of the Baltimore Orioles.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – Copic BG10, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

 


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Floral Applique Graduation Card

This card is for the daughter of a dear friend, who has graduated from high school within the last few days. The applique flowers are a nod to the young lady’s senior prom dress.

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Vellum, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner, graduation cap), sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Colorful Pineapples Aloha Card

Colorful pineapples have been rolling around in my head for more than two weeks. I finally decided to put them on paper. Each pineapple is 3 separate stamps, and the crown is 3 separate stamps. I did well lining up the pineapple bodies, but I need to practice more with the crowns.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink (retired), Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Navy and Aqua Thinking of You Note Card

This paper is the reverse side of the blue stripe paper (American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers) from last week’s Blue Striped Birthday Card post. I am on such an Amy Tangerine kick right now.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Sweet Thinking of You Note Card

Just a sweet thinking of you note for today!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Seagull Note Card

Offspring3 got looking at stamps to give me as a Mother’s Day gift, and couldn’t get past this funny seagull. So, I am the VERY GRATEFUL recipient of the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set and matching dies.

We enjoy watching the seagulls at the beach on vacation…for the most part. Sometimes the seagulls make it difficult to like them! One summer, a seagull tried to abscond with 1/2 of Offspring3’s peanut butter sandwich (in a closed Ziploc bag)! Silly bird, we were right there on the blanket! We got the bag back.

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Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic C1, C5, E41, YG0000, Y06, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen (clouds, seagull), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Floral Anniversary Card – Lilly Pulitzer Inspired

I am still receiving Lilly Pulitzer marketing e-mails multiple times a week (I buy one planner (a gift) once a year). I do enjoy the inspiration the fabrics provide! This was not based on any specific Lilly fabric pattern, just on her signature bright style.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing Powder Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray.