Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Wreath Birthday Card

I finally took the plunge and bought the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Bundle (stamp set, 2 wreath templates). YES, I have made my own wreath template, but mine was limited by the size of the largest square die I have (3.5 inches). The 2 included with the bundle are 3.75 and 4 inches.

Here is my first wreath with the 3.75 inch template and some of the small scale stamps. The finished card measures 4.25 inches square. I don’t have square envelopes this size, I just use a regular A2 (holds 4.25 x 5.5 inch card) envelope, with a strip of paper measuring 1.25 x 4.25 inches glued into one end of the envelope (so the card will not slide around).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Key Lime, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Polar Bears Nose BOOP Card

I am in the middle of designing Christmas cards for my parents to mail. They chose this polar bear image, I came up with the rest.

While I am giving them this card to mail, I am not willing to make 24 more of these! It did turn out exactly as I hoped, but the steps to get me there were just too many.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, BG10, C00, C5, R0000, R14, R20, R29, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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You Are Furtastic Cat Card

I’ve been wanting to build a wreath of the small cat related items in Simon Says Stamp’s Playful Kittens stamp set for a while. (Not sure WHY I wanted to do this wreath – I have no pets (allergies), and I am more of a dog person!) Here it is!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired blast from the past!), Pacific Point, inks – Copic B05, C1, C3, R11, YR04, Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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There Is No One Like You Note Card

This stamp set was on my craft table (I had used one of the sentiments on another card), and the little fairy spoke to me – “Stamp me, please!”

Her wings are covered with Wink of Stella clear – I just couldn’t get the sparkle to show in the photo.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Copic E23, E51, E53, E57, R14, R21, Y28, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Pool and Gold Birthday Card

This was given to a very special friend. (inspiration – the colors in her home office when she lived across the cul-de-sac!)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Lawn Fawn Merman, VersaMark, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, gold cord – Paper Mart.


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Awesome Sky Note Card

Last week was really busy, I am still recovering!  😉

I pulled this blended ink sky out of my scrap pile and made an encouragement note card.

The dark blue metallic paper (mat layer) is new, I found it on sale. GORGEOUS, can’t get it to show in a photo.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, watercolor (for star splatters) – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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HorseSpirit Arts Gallery Grand Re-Opening November 10th 2018

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery was located in Old Ellicott City for the devastating floods of July 2016 and May 2018.

Robin and Max have found a new home at Historic Savage Mill, and the Grand Re-opening is TOMORROW!

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:00 am.

Historic Savage Mill is located at 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763.

There is limited parking near the Cotton Shed Building. I usually park in the West Parking Lot and walk through the New Weave Building (there are stairs involved in this route). You can exit the New Weave Building lower level to the lower parking lot where the New Weave Building meets the Old Weave Building.