Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Green and Purple Bouquet Sympathy Card

Last one for the mother-in-law collection.

I added a little texture to the green layer by scoring a few lines.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive, inks – Copic V15, V17, YG03, YG95, YR14, Ranger Emboss It, VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Avery Elle (bouquet), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, gold.


Metallic Blue and Aqua Sympathy Card

Another card for the mother-in-law collection.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Clair Twilight, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Green and Gold Sympathy Card

Hey, how was your weekend? Can you believe it is MONDAY again??

My weekend was a mixed bag – I was invited to go see the Broadway Tour of CATS (#5 if you are counting!) by a cousin who had never seen it, which was great. But, I’m not feeling great (trying to figure out if it is a chiropractor visit or primary care visit!), and my desktop computer hard drive is ailing (I will be scrambling to move things the next few days).

Another card to add to the collection for my mother-in-law.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Sending Prayers Faux Stained Glass Window Card

I am STILL playing with the new blending brushes!

From the top, I blended Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Chipped Sapphire.

After I let it dry, it looked a little MEH.

I taped a stencil over it, sprayed it with a fine mist of water and soaked up the water with a paper towel. The ink didn’t seem to be lifting, so I repeated that sequence 2 more times.

When it dried, I thought it looked like a stained glass window, so a sentiment with “prayers” was a perfect fit. I embossed it directly onto the “window”.

But then, I decided to run the piece through my Big Shot with a cardboard shim to flatten it (all of that misting made the card stock curl). NOPE. SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE THE SENTIMENT EMBOSSING!

Redid the sentiment on black and covered the now peeling original sentiment. Crisis averted.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Stenciled Sympathy Card

Another stenciled card – still working with the new blending brushes.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Prima (labeled “mask”, 8 x 8 size), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Watercolored Purple Poppies Sympathy Card

I chose to watercolor on Bristol paper for this card, being careful to not use too much water.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Black (010), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


Blended Sea Shells Sympathy Card

Working on restocking my card basket. The soft blended shell background was in my scrap folder.

Supplies – Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.