Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Encouragement Card

I have used this stamp with this color combination before, and I had stamped an extra envelope to match last time.

I was inspired by Kristina Werner’s use of border stamps to stamp both the top and the bottom of the panel.

Supplies:  Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pink and Black I Adore You Floral Card

Another old wood block stamp that I found while searching for something else.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampendous, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Yellow Butterfly Heart Flutter Card

There seems to be a larger population of yellow butterflies in my neighborhood this year – which is a nice thing!

Here’s a photo I took last week – this cutie was hanging out just outside of the gym as I arrived to exercise.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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You Make Cold Days Warmer Dog Card

This Newton’s Nook set (Winter Woofs) is just too cute.

I was thinking I needed a “Christmas in July” post for the blog, but, ALAS, it didn’t turn into a Christmas card, and I didn’t post it in July!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Shimmery White, Soft Sky (retired), Stardream Vista (guessing here!), inks – Copic 100, BG0000, C3, C5, E33, G03, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside, stitched rectangle), Newton’s Nook (dog), Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


Watercolor Sky Beautiful Day Card

Of course I made a few sunrise sky backgrounds when I had my watercolors on my craft table.

Happy Monday!

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Watercolor Galaxy Forever and Ever Card

I had my watercolors out Monday morning, and this background happened.  (Note:  I made a second galaxy background on a lower grade paper at the same time, and it DID NOT turn out.  So I’m guessing I have a 50/50 shot at creating a galaxy background I like!)

The sentiment is TINY, from an old Papertrey Ink set. It seems to be perfect here.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Be Happy Polka Dots Card

Polka dots are just a happy thing.

And it is Friday…another happy thing!

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Rapsberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.