Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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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Bright Ladybug Thinking of You Note Card

This cute little ladybug came in the stamp set with the Gerbera daisy (Ellen Hutson).

I stamped the ladybug on Bristol paper, and colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  (no added water)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pen Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Pink Hearts Dandelion Mother’s Day Note Card

I colored the dandelion stamp with markers (and then I had to extend – not so precisely – each stem to extend past the sentiment banner).

Here is a close up of the Swarovski jewels: ( I do love the Aurora Borealis variety!!)

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pink Passion (retired), VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, jewels – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, 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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Jet Trails Thinking of You Note Card

This background paper reminded me of Offspring2 and his time lapse photography.

Here is one of his photos:

The photo was taken in our front yard, the dotted lines are star trails (created by the rotation of the earth within the time lapse period), the curved trails are planes going out of BWI.

Here is a link to his portfolio if you are interested in seeing more of his work:  Jonathan’s portfolio  .

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Carta Bella Passport, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Collage Feel Better Soon Note Card

I have needed more than a normal amount of get well cards in the past few weeks. OOF.

Easy Peasy.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feather, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – 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.