Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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World Card Making Day 2016

fox-under-the-weather

Today is World Card Making Day!

I went looking early (6:00 am, EST) for challenges, and nothing had been posted yet. Then, I got working on my own things. I need to go back and look at company blogs for challenges.

It is rainy and gray here this morning, so I went with that theme. I blended a circle of blue onto gray cardstock, then used a stencil to add falling hearts (rain) with translucent embossing paste. Once that was dry, I mounted the log, the fox, and the sentiment.

Here is a close up of the stenciled hearts:

fox-under-the-weather-close-up(click on any photo to enlarge)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic E19, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing paste – Dreamweaver.


You’re My Super Hero Note Card

poochie super hero note

I love encouragement cards! The Cat’s Pajamas dog, Poochie, is so dapper in his cape, isn’t he?

Supplies – Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, ink – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Penguins Get Well Note Card

TCP say ahh penquins

 

Nobody does fun penguins like The Cat’s Pajamas! I love these little guys, even if one is a bit under the weather.

Supplies: Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B00, B0000, C1, C5, R29, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Saxophone Snowman Christmas Card

stump 2014 xmas

This is the card that I designed for my parents to mail this year.

I was originally looking for gold cord or twine to tie around the fold, but could not find anything locally available that matched the thought in my head. So, I added the stripe of gold mirror finish paper in the middle. (And, boy, did that gold mirror paper make this difficult to photograph!)

Supplies: Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Recollections Gold Mirrror, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy (retired), Crushed Curry, inks – Copic BG10, C3, G99, R11, R29, R89, Y26, Y28, YR68, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folders – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Holiday Scrap Tags 2014

scrap tags 2014

Still working on gift tags for home.

Had a really productive holiday prep weekend here…got my Christmas cards assembled, the tree decorated, and one batch of cookies baked (and into the freezer).

Tool alert – I recently purchased an Artist’s Loft Junior T-Square at my local Michael’s store. I pulled it out yesterday, to help me place the computer generated sentiments (printed, then die cut) on the inside of my cards. OH, MY! How did I not have one of these years ago?? (truth be told, I have a big t-square with my Engineering Graphics tool kit from NCSU Fall 1979 semester, but it is too big to use with greeting cards!) Made placing the sentiment a quick & easy job!

Have a great Monday!

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag, protector, left), Papertrey Ink (bookmark, center), Spellbinders (rectangle, right), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampin’ Up! Gold Detail Powder, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, metallic cord – PaperMart, red/white cord – Offray.


Bokeh Gift Tag

bokah stenciled tag

For some reason, I got it in my head that I needed to make a bokeh inspired gift tag. Offspring3 observed me making this tag, the use of the stencil and the ink blending tool must have been intriguing. The comment I got when done? “Geez, Mom, that must be an $8 tag!” Well, babycakes, I made it out of scraps and it is for home use. 😉

Here is a close up of the vellum snowflakes (there are 3, if you are counting) – very hard to photograph well.

bokah stenciled tag close up

Have a great weekend! I am hoping to get my Christmas cards assembled, addressed & to the post office this weekend. (wish me luck!)

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Staples Vellum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smoky Gray, stencil – Heidi Swapp, dies – My Favorite Things (2 snowflakes), Spellbinders (rectangle), The Cat’s Pajamas (largest snowflake), sequins – unknown origin (really, I bought them to be Alice’s tears when Offspring3 was in 5th grade and I was the volunteer producer of “Alice In Wonderland Junior” our last year at the elementary school…), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, metallic cord – PaperMart,


Let It Snow, Man Card

let it snow man

I love this saxophone snowman, and the matching jazzy sentiment!

Supplies: Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic BG10, BV25, C3, G46, R29, R81, Y26, Y28, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag, hole protector), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray (from JoAnn’s).