Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Anniversary Bouquet Card

Coloring my “gym pansy” for yesterday’s post got me in the mood for more purple flowers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Copic BV01, BV04, V04, V09, V15, V17, YG03, YG25, YG95, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Gym Pansy Note Card

Sometimes the ideas just have to play through, and I have to execute the silly inside joke to just get it out of my creative way.

My husband and I are both lucky enough to have rather healthy parents, all 4 of them are in their 80’s. Hearing skills, not so much.

On a recent visit, one of the oldsters was describing a sound as something from a CHIMPANZEE. The other oldster in the room processed the word as GYM PANSY. And just couldn’t quite make the connection to the actual word.

I thought I would pee my pants laughing when the story was relayed to me.

All I could see was a chimpanzee in a Halloween type costume (think Elizabethan collar purple pansy) at our gym.

This is what happened.  Offspring3 will appreciate it.

I do remember my mother planting pansies at our house in Connecticut (we lived there for almost 8 years – I was 3 – 10 years old). I remember weeding the flower beds. I don’t remember her ever planting them at other houses we lived in. I will have to ask her if there was something special about the soil or climate that led to her choice. Or if it was just something my grandfather (he could grow anything!) suggested.

I promise to move on to something more helpful & relevant!  🙂

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Paper Salon, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Office Depot transparency, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Basic Gray, inks – Copic C3, G03, V04, V17, Gina K Designs Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Poppystamps (window), Provo Craft (alphabet), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Feliz Cumpleaños Card

Yeah. How did this happen?? Seems like we were bringing her home from the hospital just yesterday.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink, sequins – Lawn Fawn (turquoise), Pretty Pink Posh (clear), dots – Swarovski jet black, flowers – Prima, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Wedding Congrats Card

This one is for personal use. I like how it turned out, but I will admit that it clogged up my creative MOJO for almost a week.

Supplies:  Stamp – Inky Antics, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallic Silver, inks – Copic E51, R20, R21, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (word), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


LLama Note Card

Last of the Christmas cards for personal use.

If you need me, I’ll be napping for a few days!  😉

Supplies:  Stamp – Technique Tuesday, paper – Crate Paper (Good Vibes), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E37, E41, E57, G03, R20, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside – the side without the stitching!), Technique Tuesday (llama), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Bermuda Dot Silver Butterfly Birthday Card

This one is for personal use. I have “Happy Birthday” stamped inside in silver. I may add a few silver sequins – we will see.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Kaleidoscope DSP (retired), Stardream Metallic Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


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Pink and Black Buffalo Check Note Card

 

This was sent off to a dear friend.

How are your holiday preparations proceeding? The offspring helped decorate the Christmas tree over the weekend. And I printed my wall calendars (3 – 2 for gifts, 1 for here). I still have not completed a holiday card – good thing I have lots of sentiments to choose from because HAPPY NEW YEAR is looking more and more appropriate!

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Wild Wasabi (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (holly, berries), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.