Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

Fire Fly Thanks

July 26, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

We went camping with some family friends on their land. My kiddos had a great time and wanted to send a thank you card. I could think of no better images than of fire flies and the night sky.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of white water color paper. I ink blended a number of colors on to make a dark night sky. I stamped the stars in a gold pigment ink. I stamped the fire flies and their glows on a different piece of card stock. After coloring them, I fussy cut them out. I created the sentiment with my Dynamo label maker. I put the whole panel on a black card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrops and Summertime Charm

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Robots and Kite

July 18, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

My son had a lot to say while designing this card. I also was playing with water color at this point.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by water coloring the background for this card. I paper pieced all the images that went on the card. I added a light blue card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday, Starry Backdrops, and Sunny Skies

Hope you enjoyed the card

Big Water Color Heart

July 18, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This card features more water color. I went through a phase where I did a lot of that.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper. I free handed a heart with water color paint on it. I let it dry and added another layer of color. I stamped the images on a different piece of paper and fussy cut them out. I adhered them in the middle of the heart. Then I stamped the sentiment. Lastly, I adhered the panel to a dark red card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrops

Hope you enjoyed the card

Girly Birthday Card

July 18, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

A sweet girly birthday card for a sweet little girl.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I edge all of the panels with ink for added interest.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After, Penelope’s Blossoms, Hats Off to You, and Year Two

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You Are My Sunshine

July 18, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

I was playing with water colors for this card

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I free handed a sun with water color paints. I layered in some blue on the background. I stamped my sentiment right in the middle of the sun. I adhered the water color panel to a blue card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sunny Skies

Hope you enjoyed the card

Make a Wish Cake

July 15, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This is a birthday card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I stamped in colored inks on a white panel and adhered it to a brown card base. I colored everything with colored pencils.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake and Starry Backdrops

Hope you enjoyed the card

Hoppy Birthday

July 15, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

This is a birthday card my kiddos helped me make

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I did some ink blending on the top of this card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Year Two

Clearly Besotted’s In Print

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Bride’s Maid’s Thank You Cards

July 13, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

I was the maid of honor in a wedding over the weekend. The other bridesmaids were awesome and did a lot of the work. I wanted to thank them so I made a set of thank you cards. I only needed four cards, but made six just in case. I used a different sentiment on the extra cards.

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All six cards

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The inside of the cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I started by creating the white panels. I stamped the dresses and water colored them in colors to match the bride’s maids’ dresses. I also stamped the flowers on a separate piece of paper and water colored those in. I fussy cut out the flowers and adhered them to the dresses. Once they were dry, I stamped the sentiments. I adhered the water color panel to a slightly larger layer of patterned paper. I used white card bases for all the cards. I even added a small gemstone to the center of each flower.

I also stamped the dress in a purple ink on the inside of the card to dress it up.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happily Ever After and Sophie’s Sentiments

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

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Rainbow Squares and Extra Card

July 2, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

Laura Bassen had just made a card with lots of beautiful ink blending and a grid of circles. I loved that card so much, I wanted to try and re-create it. However, I did not own a die cut machine or any dies at this point in time, so I went with squares instead. I also had a lot of little tiny pieces left over that I couldn’t bear to throw out so I created a second card.

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The original idea

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What I made with the left overs.

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by ink blending a rainbow on some water color paper. I then cut this sheet into 1 inch squares. I soon realized 1 inch square was still a bit too big, so I trimmed my squares to ¾ of an inch square. I put fun foam on the back of each square and attached it to my card base. I stamped a small sentiment in the last square.

With the left over pieces, I made a second card. I lined up all the little bits on one edge of my card, stamped a larger sentiment and called it a day.

Hope you enjoyed the card

Galaxy Card 1.0

July 2, 2015

When I updated my blog in February 2016, I lost all the posting I had already done. I am doing my best to put the posts back up but I do not remember all the details for each card.  Unfortunately, the details for this project may be a bit scarce.

My first attempt at a galaxy card.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a grey piece of paper. I ink blended a number of different colors on my card stock. I even used a few metallic inks. After the background had dried I added some stars in silver and gold ink. I put the sentiment on a banner to highlight it.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrops and Sunny Skies

Ink: Brilliance Dew Drop Pigment Inks

Hope you enjoyed the card