Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Bouquet Birthday Card

This is for one of my very good friends.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, inks – Copic BG18, R29, R39, R89, T3, YR09, YR68, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – Stampin’ Up!

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Purple Floral on Kraft Birthday Card

I have seen several artists posting cards colored with colored pencils on kraft cardstock recently. I decided to give it a try. I have never tried to blend colored pencils (for this I used Prismacolor pencils) before, and it was really easy to do (and, BONUS! you can erase if you go outside the lines!).

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Royal Velvet, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, pencils – Prismacolor, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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Film Strip Birthday Card

Offspring2 is studying Visual Arts and Photography. Here is the card I made for his October birthday.

The film strip is one stamp, then I masked and added all the individual image stamps into each frame. And I held my breath while coloring….please please please no mistakes NOW!

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Essentials by Ellen, Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, JudiKins, Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copics 110, B0000, B00, B02, B05, BG15, C1, C3, C5, C7, E19, E23, E41, E51, E57, RV14, R39, W00, W3, W7, YG25, YR04, YR68, Y11, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Copper Happy Birthday Grid Card

I embossed the stamp in my favorite copper embossing powder, and added some color with a watercolor pencil (and an aqua brush).

I did start this card with a white background and a Copic marker. Sadly, my Copic marker decided to drip! I have never had that happen before.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pool Party, inks – Copic B28, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, watercolor pencil – Derwent, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Enveloper Hello Girl Birthday Card

This was created for personal use.

I love the girl/foliage stamp from Waffle Flower, but I struggle with how to color it. This time, I used by MISTI tool, and colored each individual element and stamped separately. Multiple times (the main image was probably stamped 40 times!), because my old Stampin’ Up! markers were not giving me great coverage on the clear stamp. I am mostly pleased with the finished product.

If you have any suggestions about what type of markers will give me more coverage on a clear stamp, please leave me a comment!!  (thanks!)

I stamped butterflies on the background, and then added an embossed butterfly and an embossed sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pretty in Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), sequins – Darice,  embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Glittery Sugar Skull Birthday Card

This one is for Cousin Pati’s birthday.

She loves sugar skulls and shiny pink things.

Offspring3 gave me a packet of glitter skulls…hmmmm…maybe 2 years ago? One of the pink glitter ones screamed at me for this project.

I embossed a selection of birthday related sentiments on green for the background.

Happy Birthday, Cousin Pati!!

Supplies: Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, glitter skull – Recollections (Michael’s), flower punches – All Night Media (small), Fiskars (large), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Island Indigo Foliage Birthday Card

This one was quick and easy – thanks to Amy Tangerine’s Oh Happy Life paper!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.