Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Tulips Thinking of You Card

Since spring is blooming here, I pulled out my tulips stamp. I am waiting rather impatiently for my tulips to bloom – maybe it will be TODAY.

When I stamped the tulips, the ink would not dry…I ultimately had to pull out my heat gun to dry it. I didn’t realize until I was photographing that the paper I thought was Neenah white card stock was Bristol card stock – OOPS. Not what I intended.  (And it bothers me that the whites don’t match – but that is a personal problem!  🙂  )

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! YoYo Yellow (retired), Strathmore Bristol, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, inks – Stampin’ Up! Coastal Cabana (retired), Gumball Green (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Note Card

These watercolor pieces were left over after the Watercolored Floral Wedding Card .

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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You’re Rawr-Some Note Card

Everyone needs to be told they are rawr-some at some point or another!

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic W2, YG25, YR0000, YR04, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Baseball Lover Birthday Card

This is the second card for my dad this year. The man lives & breathes baseball. Always has. His senior softball team is starting to practice, and he is so happy.

I stamped, embossed and colored the baseball items, then fussy cut them (the stamp set is from 2004 – before we had matching dies!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E33, E41, R29, Y26, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


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Watercolored Floral Wedding Card

I stamped the flowers and foliage onto Bristol paper, then watercolored with ZIG Clean Color pens and an aqua brush. I die cut them, and applied them over the sentiment panel.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle (florals), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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85th Birthday Card

My Dad turns 85 this week (time flies – LOL!).

The colors are a nod to his favorite baseball team – The Baltimore Orioles.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the sweatshirt. And ran a black marker along the cut edges to match the embossed black line.

Supplies:  Stamp – Gina K. Designs, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (numbers), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.