Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Flying Daschund Happiness Card

For this card, I masked the background and blended Distress ink within the open circle. The dog was embossed, colored, fussy cut, and edges colored with black.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic 100, E15, E23, Multiliner (0.3, black), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Spellbinders (circle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo.


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Llama-Rific Layered Paper Card

I scrambled on Sunday morning, coming up with a quick card to post on Monday.

I was inspired by Jenny at gingerninjacrafts on Friday. Jenny posted D is for Distressed , and her card had a layered paper background.

Her layers were ripped, to create ocean waves.  Mine are die cut.

Thanks, Jenny, for the inspiration!

Supplies:  Stamp – Technique Tuesday, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillsides, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolored Distress Oxide Encouragement Note Card

Another try at watercoloring with Distress Oxide inks. This time I stamped the image using 2 colors of ink (so they blend in the middle). And I was more careful with the water I applied to the flowers, most of the detail lines were preserved. There is a light splattering of sparkle (Wink of Stella) that is not visible in the photo.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Watercolored Floral Celebrate Everyday Card

I watched a video recently of someone watercoloring with Distress Oxide ink.

“Hmmm…haven’t done that in a while – let’s go!”

I stamped my images on watercolor paper in Distress Oxide ink. (NOTE:  I should have either embossed the image to protect the lines, OR left the stamp attatched to the MISTI to be stamped again after the watercoloring was dry.) Most of the detail lines within the flowers were lost with the addition of water, so after the paper was dry, I added detail lines with a Prismacolor pencil.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, pencil – Prismacolor (PC 994 – Process Red), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Pink Bug Me Note Card

I was looking through my scrap folders, trying to find pieces to make quick cards, and found this stenciled heart background.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – My Favorite Things Hybrid Razzle Berry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves (I think?), Spun Sugar, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Peace Within Lilac and Orchid Note Card

I have seen a larger dandelion type flower on someone’s blog within the last week – maybe a new release?  WAIT! It’s part of a new Essentials by Ellen set that Julie Ebersole posted. (I have to admit, the sets with hands freak me out a bit – would never buy a hand set.)

ANYWHO…seeing the other dandelion made me pull out my old Stampin’ Up! heart dandelion stamp. I used markers to color the stamp. And I omitted the blowing dandelion seeds on my stamp by not coloring them.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Lovely Lilac (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black , 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.