Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Green and Turquoise Rawr-some Note Card

Adding this to the “animal” section of my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B002, YG0000, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Night Sky Forever and Always Card

I wanted a blended background behind this die, and I found a “night sky” in my completed pieces folder.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions.


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.


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.


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.


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Oceans of Love Fish Card

When I got this stencil last year, my first thought was to make each fish a different color…and my logistical brain said “way too much work”. I FINALLY went back to my first thought, and am very glad I took the time!

I used Post-It tape to mask off each individual fish, each bubble (yes, I have a few places where I missed).

When the ink was dry, I repositioned the stencil and applied clear embossing paste over the colored fish. After the embossing paste dried, I applied a very light watercolor wash (and tried to keep my brush as dry as possible, since I didn’t use watercolor or Bristol paper) to make the watery background.

Mood when done:  HAPPY.  🙂

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Simon Says Stamp Slate, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Wendy Vecchi translucent, watercolor – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.