Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Henna Collage Get Well Card

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This card is part of a collection that I am working on for someone. I am ALMOST done the collection, but I keep getting sidetracked. I really need to power through and get it done.

Kitchen remodel begins today. I spent part of the weekend packing up everything currently in the kitchen and moving it to the basement. REALLY tired. I am curious to see the new kitchen come together.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral (retired), Taylored Expressions Grape Jelly, inks – Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, ribbon – PaperMart.


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Beach Sand Dollar Sympathy Card

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I stamped the sand dollars first, masking as I went. Then, I blended the sky and the sand.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Spring Wreath Thinking of You Card

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Another card for my ongoing project.

Since we are having such spring like weather, I did go out yesterday to look for bulbs popping up. I can see greenery from daffodils, tulips, and mini irises. My crocus are not peeking through yet.

Supplies – Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Taylored Expressions Build a Scene, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Stampin’ Up! (banner), Taylored Expressions (wreath), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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“Feline Better” Card

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I love the punny sentiment, “Hope you are feline better” that came in the Simon Says Stamp Playful Kittens stamp set.

I cut a circle mask, blended ink through a stencil over the mask, then removed the stencil and blended a little more ink. The cat was stamped, embossed, colored and then die cut from a separate piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copics C1, R0000, R81, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat), Spellbinders (circles), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pink on Pink Thinking of You Card

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For this card, I used an embossing folder on the light pink paper, and then “painted” color onto the embossed areas using reinkers and an aqua brush.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, ribbon – Offray.


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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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Kitten First Birthday Card

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Back with the adorable Simon Says Stamp kitten! Last week’s kitten was practice for this kitten. This time, I added a few mouse friends, and gave them a rug (nice and homey!).

I have a head cold, and I am still trying to make material choices for the kitchen remodel that begins in 10 days. Do you think the people at the tile store are going to be mad if I sneeze on the tile displays??? Have a good weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!,  paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic BG0000, B15, C1, C3, C5, RV0000, RV11, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Papertrey Ink (number), Simon Says Stamp (yarn), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!