Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Celtic Heart Love Is Card

Not sure if this is a Valentine’s Day card or not. Maybe. But love is love is love is LOVE can happen any day of the year.

Supplies:  Stamps – Just For Fun, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Looking For You Card

As I was making this (admittedly, SUBDUED) card, I thought of all of the bright color combinations that would be fabulous for it. Luckily, this stamp set has lots of sentiments, so you may see another version of this in the near future.

Each frame is double layered (navy over black, pattern over royal). The hearts in the background were blended through a stencil.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – KaiserCraft Havana Nights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – My Favorite Things, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


You Are My Anchor Card

Recently, Simon Says Stamp was giving away the Gina K. Designs mini wreath builder template and stamp set with ANY order. So, I went scouring for a mini stamp set and die (less than $10 total). I wound up with this Waffle Flower set (I already own multiple anchor stamps/dies, but no sentiments that coordinate with an anchor). Great! AND I dug up a $5 coupon, which helped with shipping.

I blended distress inks over a stencil onto Strathmore Bristol paper – so smooth for blending.

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Waffle Flower (anchor), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, floss – DMC.


A Friend Like You Card

This is another great sentiment from Gina K. Designs.

I am not sure how I embossed the background (it was in my scrap folder) – I think I stamped in Deep Lagoon and then embossed with Silver Pearl powder.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Labrador Favorite Human Card

This sentiment was included in the Gina K. Designs stamp set that came with the wreath builder templates.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, paper – Crate Paper Fa La La, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B24, E33, R21, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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You Are Furtastic Cat Card

I’ve been wanting to build a wreath of the small cat related items in Simon Says Stamp’s Playful Kittens stamp set for a while. (Not sure WHY I wanted to do this wreath – I have no pets (allergies), and I am more of a dog person!) Here it is!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired blast from the past!), Pacific Point, inks – Copic B05, C1, C3, R11, YR04, Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


There Is No One Like You Note Card

This stamp set was on my craft table (I had used one of the sentiments on another card), and the little fairy spoke to me – “Stamp me, please!”

Her wings are covered with Wink of Stella clear – I just couldn’t get the sparkle to show in the photo.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Copic E23, E51, E53, E57, R14, R21, Y28, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Magenta Foil Cacti Card

Sorry for the wonky photo – I was trying to get the magenta foiling to show in the photo, and it was a rainy day here (and no time to set up my photo lights).

This paper is from the DCVW No Prob Llama paper pad.

Supplies:  Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Cozy Up Owls Note Cards

These cute little owls (and sentiments) are from a tiny Technique Tuesday set called Cozy Up Owl. I sat them on an old Papertrey ink branch (actually, I stamped the individual owls first, masked their little feet, and then stamped the branch).

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Green Galore (retired), Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copics – B02, BG15, E15, E19, E23, E33, E51, E53, E57, R29, Y17, YG06, YR09, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (speech bubble), Spellbinders (circle, ovals), Taylored Expressions (curved tags), embossing folders – Darice (beach waves), Provo Craft (snowflakes), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, twine – MarkerPOP.