Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Foliage Birthday Card – Runway Inspired Challenge ric#96

ric96 birthday

I found time over the weekend to create something for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge (ric#96).

Here is the inspiration look by Banana Republic:

ric96 banana republic


I was inspired by the colors, and struggled to find an image in my collection. I ultimately settled on a retired Stampin’ Up! set  (Two Step Stampin’ Shapes and Shadows) that had two leaves (solid and outline). The coverage on the embossed outline of the leaves is a little spotty (because I stamped all the outlines before pouring embossing powder), but I think that plays well with the Distress Ink images.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, VersaFine Smokey Gray, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.



Sand Dollar Sympathy Card

sand dollar sympathy blended ink

I stamped the sand dollar first, then masked it before blending the sand and the sky around it.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Kirarina WINK White Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, VersaFine Smoky Gray, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, silver cord – PaperMart.


Bermuda and Copper Thanksgiving Card

bermuda copper thanksgiving

Needed this for a family card. I love the teal (Bermuda Bay) and copper combo.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Stardreams Copper, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper (retired).


Peace and Joy Night Sky Card

peace and joy night sky

I am doing a happy dance for the way this card turned out! Watercoloring is experimentation to me (remember, my degree is Math not Art!), and I wasn’t sure if I could get what was in my head onto the paper.

(Note to self: go take a watercolor class at the local community college…it will make this easier!)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Autumn Flowers Birthday Card

fall gerbera birthday

This went out to a very special friend earlier this month.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


Caring Hearts Card Drive – Merry Christmas Ornament Card

merry christmas ball

I assembled this card from leftover pieces. The circle was leftover from the October 2015 Papertrey Ink Blog Hop (see it here). I added an ornament hanger, a sentiment and some ribbon.

I am signing this card (and a few others), and mailing it off to the Caring Hearts Card Drive. This card drive distributes cards to nursing homes during the holidays.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Real Red, dies – Spellbinders (circle), Stampin’ Up! (ornament hanger), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


Snowflake Background Hanukkah Card

snowflake hanukkah

Getting some holiday cards made for my basket.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Brilliant Blue (retired), ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, silver cord – PaperMart.


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