Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blue City Skyline Adventure Card

Offspring1 took a job opportunity on the other coast, and he and his girlfriend just moved recently.

Very proud of him, very happy for them, very excited for their new adventure.

The sentiment is not as wonky in person (I did redo the sentiment after the photo – it was better, still not perfect – tiny sentiment stamps are difficult!).

I also made a pastel version of this – just because my Copics were speaking to me after the first image was colored. Sentiment TBD because I couldn’t commit to blocking any of the pastel buildings!

Supplies:  Stamps – PinkFresh Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), Curious Metallics Blueprint, inks – Copic (dark version) B24, B39, C1, C3, C5, C7, Y18, (pastel version) B00, BG01, BV00, G00, R20, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Plaid and Cheery Pig Card

I love this plaid paper with this pig, but I am not sure I will keep that sentiment. Cute enough in theory…maybe not in execution.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Copic B0000, R02, YG03, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (pig), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Red White and Blue Striped Congratulations Card

Finishing up the congrats/graduation collection for a friend.

I am really loving the white Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing powder!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist (retired), Night of Navy, Real Red, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (diagonal striped panel), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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YAY! Gold Stars Card

A fun way to celebrate ANYTHING.

I was inspired to dig through my stash for the “Yay!” stamp by a card in this collection by Ardth, posted on the Ellen Hutson blog.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, stars – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Blended Ink Background Congratulations Card

I am working on a small card assortment for a friend.

I finally bought a super fine white embossing powder to try (Ranger) – OH MY. The smooth result of the embossing makes me happy.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Twisted Citron, die – Simon Says Stamp, stencil – Heidi Swapp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Banner Collage Congratulations Card

Paper scraps seem to be the theme this week! This time, I made a collage out of fishtailed strips.

Supplies:  Stamp – Sugar Pea Designs, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Desert Storm, Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Blue Plaid Baby Congratulations Card

Filling in gaps in my collection – both at home and at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Supplies:  Stamps – Sugar Pea Designs, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – My Favorite Things (rounded tag), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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5 Amazing Years Card

Someone in my life is celebrating 5 years of sobriety soon!  WOOT!

I stamped “congratulations” inside the card.

Supplies:  Stamp:  Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched lawn), Papertrey Ink (five), stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear.


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A Little Birdie Told Me Card

I love the art of this stamp (I have several by this designer), but I struggle with how to use it. BUT I LOVE IT.

For this card, I mounted the stamp on my MISTI, and stamped the individual distress inks to make an ombre image. When it was dry, I overstamped in VersaMark and added regular (not detail fine) embossing powder to give the image a higher, glossy loft.

Supplies:  Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Smartypants Note Card

I cannot see this blue jean stamp and not think of middle school – and the students trying out different fashion trends.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.