Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Smooshing Background Enveloper Birthday Card

I have tried the smooshing technique before, and I am never totally satisfied with my results. I was inspired by this Taylored Expressions blog post to try again.

I used Distress Ink pads, so my color tended to stay linear (pad edges).

I was encouraged enough by this to want to try it again, maybe with watercolor paint or ink pad reinkers.

No jury duty today – the recorded message indicated no one was to report.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Life is a Beach Card

Happy Friday!

Hey, I might be missing some of next week – I have jury duty.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic B05, R29, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smoky Gray, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Distress Ink Enveloper Note Cards

I had my Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set out, and I have been wanting to just use ink on it (no embossing powder, no hand coloring, no painting).

The “possibilities” card is regular Distress inks, the “thanks” card is Distress Oxide inks. I used my MISTI, and cleaned the stamp between ink colors. The ink blending happened on the paper, not on the stamp.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Rander Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Hieroglyphic Birthday Card

I love this old Hieroglyphic Tablet stamp (I forget when & where I got it).

I would send this to my Dad – a not so subtle “you are old” jab! (Don’t worry – he would laugh at it!)

I used a distressing tool on the edge of the tan cardstock – to give it some aged texture. The sentiment is embossed in copper.

Supplies: Stamps – KK Originals, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Pool and Iridescent Foliage Birthday Card

A quick birthday card, with some sparkle!

I stamped the background stamp in black ink, then embossed with old Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Here is a close up of the sparkle:

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pool Party, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice (retired), organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Beautiful Sailing Day Birthday Card

I used masking paper on the sails, and colored the background with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, inks – Copic B0000, B02, B05, B06, B16, B18, B28, BG15, BG18 (who knew I even owned that many B markers??? not me!), C1, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Spread Your Wings and Butterflies Note Card

I had this butterfly die (multiple butterflies) on my table, and just thought it went with this sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone RazzleBerry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired – I still can’t believe this got retired!), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.