Nothing makes creating cards quick and easy more than starting with beautiful paper, Expressions in Ink to the rescue. I’m convinced that this is one of the most beautiful paper packs I’ve seen in a while. I love everything about it, the color palette, the ethereal look, the bright shiny gold running throughout. Well, I could go on and on as you can see, but a picture is worth a 1000 words.

Expressions in Ink, 2 Quick & Easy Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Beautiful, right? This gorgeous 12″ x 12″ paper pack is filled with so much color; Evening Evergreen, gold, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink and Shaded Spruce. Now that’s what I call a rich color palette. Let’s jump into the 1st of two cards I enjoyed creating for you.

Expressions in Ink, 2 Quick & Easy Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card didn’t need much more than a sentiment and a couple of die images. If you look in the background, you’ll notice the first of the Expressions in Ink ephemera. It grounds everything in the design.

Expressions in Ink, 2 Quick & Easy Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By coloring the Very Vanilla Lace Trim with my Dark Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blend, it really dressed up the  sentiment. The gold metallic pearls were the perfect little something extra to finish things off. Ready for card #2?

Expressions in Ink, 2 Quick & Easy Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW!! To tie in the watercolor look in the paper, I’ve used the water brush to add a little color to the sentiment. More of the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack added just the right amount of gold to enhance that gorgeous paper.

Expressions in Ink, 2 Quick & Easy Cards, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

There are even 100 adhesive-backed sequins to use on your projects. Watch how quick these two come together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Happy Birthday
  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 8 12/” x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Magenta Madness CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Expressions in Ink DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Floral Die Cut – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2″, cut with the die from the Artistic die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamped in Basic Gray, flag the right end
  • Ephemera – Large Gold Frame
  • Metallic Pearls – Gold – 6
  • Lace Trim – 3″

Card #2 – Thanks

  • Card Base – 
  • Thick Basic White CS – 8 12/” x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Shaded Spruce CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Expressions in Ink DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Floral Spray – Just Jade CS – 2 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from the Artistic die set, apply wink of Stella
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched So Sweetly. Wash with Just Jade ink and sentiment stamped in Shaded Spruce.
  • Ephemera – four images
  • Sequins – three

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Grab a pack or two of that gorgeous paper, you’ll thank me later. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations