Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


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Bavarian Pretzel Time to Celebrate Card

Offspring3 gave me this pretzel die for my birthday, I finally pulled it out to use it (Sorry! She knows I love it!).

I started with mustard colored card stock, and blended 3 colors of Distress Ink on that. I was pleased with the result. I used a Signo Gel Pen to make the white salt crystals.

You know I LOVE pretzels…

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), inks – Signo Gel Pen, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (pretzel), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart