Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blue Striped Birthday Card

This is another piece of Amy Tangerine paper – from her Finders Keepers collection. I thought it would make a great background for a masculine birthday card I need in the near future.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, twine – MarkerPOP.


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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.


Gold Embossed Sympathy Card

 

I try to keep a few sympathy cards in the house.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Hippo Birthday To You Card

 

I love this hippo from Essentials by Ellen. The sentiment in the set is “hippo birdie to you”, as there is a bird in the stamp set. I was using the hippo alone, so I built my sentiment using my JustRite Times New Roman alphabet. The sentiment was cut twice with a stitched rectangle die to make the exact size rectangle I needed.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, JustRite, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic T1, T3, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hippo, hat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (balloon), stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice, floss – DMC.

 


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Almost Madras Square Birthday Card

My father turned 83 this week! This is one of the cards I made for him. The On A Whim paper reminded me of a madras sport shirt (he loves colorful plaid shirts in the summer). He didn’t notice – he was blinded by the batch of low fat brownie bites I made for him.  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Emboss Resist Get Well Card

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For this background, I stamped Spanish Script in Shabby Shutters Distress ink first. After that dried completely, I stamped the foliage in VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Finally, I blended Shabby Shutters over the entire piece.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Cornish Heritage Farms, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Stegosaurus Valentine’s Day Card

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Happy Valentine’s Day! May your day be filled with chocolate!

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Copic B39, YG25, YG95, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (small heart, dinosaur), Spellbinders (large heart), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, twine – MarkerPop.