Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Birthday Wishes Card

We had about 9 inches of snow over the weekend. I don’t mind winter, but I will admit I am already looking towards spring. So, another floral card.┬á ­čÖé

Supplies:┬á Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, inks – Lawn Fawn Merman, Sunflower, Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Watercolor Elephant with Balloons Birthday Cards

Offspring3 requested the card on the right for a little friend.

For the balloon strings, I separated a piece of embroidery floss into the 6 individual strands, and used a needle to “sew” them through the paper (and back to the front again) to tie around the elephant’s trunk.

The most difficult time was getting the “feliz cumplea├▒os” sentiment straight. Each word is an individual stamp (Hero Arts). With them being different fonts, even with the MISTI (and multiple grid template options to line them up!) it took me more than 5 tries to be satisfied.

Supplies:┬á Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Papertrey Ink (one), Taylored Expressions (balloons, banner (left)), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – Iris.


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Feliz Cumplea├▒os Card

Yeah. How did this happen?? Seems like we were bringing her home from the hospital just yesterday.

Supplies:┬á Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink, sequins – Lawn Fawn (turquoise), Pretty Pink Posh (clear), dots – Swarovski jet black, flowers – Prima, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Hockey Themed Birthday Card

Offspring3 needed a hockey themed card (favorite team:  Washington Capitals). Lickety split, I was done.

Supplies:┬á Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Bermuda Dot Silver Butterfly Birthday Card

This one is for personal use. I have “Happy Birthday” stamped inside in silver. I may add a few silver sequins – we will see.

Supplies:┬á Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Kaleidoscope DSP (retired), Stardream Metallic Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


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Purple, Aqua, Navy and Silver Floral Birthday Card

This is a square card that I made for personal use. I was really happy with the color combination.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Gina K. Designs Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Merman, VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Bavarian Pretzel Time to Celebrate Card

Offspring3 gave me this pretzel die for my birthday, I finally pulled it out to use it (Sorry! She knows I love it!).

I started with mustard colored card stock, and blended 3 colors of Distress Ink on that. I was pleased with the result. I used a Signo Gel Pen to make the white salt crystals.

You know I LOVE pretzels…

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), inks – Signo Gel Pen, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (pretzel), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart