Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Die Cuts Tag Bouquet Birthday Card

This card is one I need to mail in August.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Poppy Parade, inks – Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, leaves), Reverse Confetti (tag), Taylored Expressions (banner), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Horse Themed Baby Card

This is the design that my cousin chose for the pink/gray baby card. The colors and the horse were guided by the nursery theme.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear,


All the Pieces Ready to Mix and Match

I bought the horse stamp…for a baby card.

I have been turning it over & over in my head, trying to get my angle on it. I stamped, stenciled, embossed and cut all of my pieces. The ones on the left are card bases, next to that is the largest layer. My background options are on the right, with the horse and the two sentiment choices.

I mixed and matched the options and took photos to send to my cousin (the customer).

How does your design process go when the item is not for you?

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pirouette Pink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar, VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banners), stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


Bright Poppies Birthday Card

Well, I am imagining the flowers as poppies that are fully bloomed (petals wide open). Let me know what flower you see!

And I L.O.V.E. being able to make matching envelopes!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Bright Floral Wreath Square Cards

 

I wanted to use the Essentials by Ellen “positive mental vibes” sentiment on a wreath card, which led me to bright, happy color choices.

And you know I have to make 2 of anything with lots of stamping – in case I mess up at the last step. Luckily, this time, no snafus for me!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Yellow, Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, wreath builder template – Gina K. Designs, sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Red White and Blue Striped Congratulations Card

Finishing up the congrats/graduation collection for a friend.

I am really loving the white Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing powder!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist (retired), Night of Navy, Real Red, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (diagonal striped panel), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


White Black and Silver Graduation Note Card

 

Graduation note card. For that “oh, snap! I forgot to buy a graduation card!” moment.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallics Silver ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (cap), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.