Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Dog and Paint Chip Birthday Card

The paint chip stash was calling to me!

I am mailing this out for a family birthday this week.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic E19, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flat bottom cloud), Lawn Fawn (dog, stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Royal Blue Diamond Birthday Card

Basic primary color card, suitable for male relative. This one is for my brother-in-law.    🙂

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous.


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Foiled Floral Birthday Card

My gym friend, Sherry, gave me some paper that was used underneath fabric during a dye process.

I stamped some pressed flowers and had to dry the ink with my heat gun (the paper has a coating – it feels a bit like a heavyweight butcher’s paper). I embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder, then put it through my laminator with Ranger foil.

WOW! I have never had such good results with foiling. Not sure if this is related to the embossing powder I used (Stampendous), the solid aspect of the leaf image, or the brand of foil (Ranger).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – dyed butcher’s paper, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, inks – Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi (retired), Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, transfer foil – Ranger, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Bright Sunflower Birthday Card

Not sunflower colors, mind you…more Gerbera daisy colors.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Smoky Gray, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Square Floral Wreath Birthday Card

This is the other card for Mom.

Happy 81st Birthday, Stumpy!  😉  (Mom doesn’t do the internet…Offspring3 & Cousin Pati will chuckle!)

I used my homemade wreath template to create the pattern. I used old enamel dots for the flower centers.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Red, Fiesta Teal, Fiesta Yellow, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Fall Floral Birthday Card

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Close to Cocoa (retired), Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Sun (retired), VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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Beach Sign Birthday Card

I’ve not been crafting because I was STUCK. I had to make this card. I didn’t know what to make (male birthday, personal use). I could not get past it. I pulled out other stamps, thinking if I created something, ANYTHING, it would help me move forward.

Ugh. My mojo scurried even farther under the couch.

I finally settled on this birthday stamp, and I was going to make it an underwater scene, with seaweed & fish. I started down that path, and realized I needed a bigger card (which would need more space filled in with underwater things), and my deadline (Thursday AM) was quickly approaching.

Scrap the underwater idea!

So, how about just a sign, sitting on the beach? I stamped the sign first, then masked it and blended ink around it.

Have a nice weekend! I’ll be trying to coax my mojo out from under the couch.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.