Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Beachy Deepest Sympathy Card

I stamped and embossed the sand dollars first, then masked them. After the sky and sand were blended in, I stamped the sand texture, and finally the sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, PSX Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, linen thread – Stampin ‘ Up!


Gold Embossed Sympathy Card

 

I try to keep a few sympathy cards in the house.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Stardream Metallics Gold, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Beach Sand Dollar Sympathy Card

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I stamped the sand dollars first, masking as I went. Then, I blended the sky and the sand.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Sending Prayers Watercolor Card

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This is sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Deepest Sympathy stamp set.

The watercolored background was in my scraps folder. I am relatively sure it was done with Stampin’ Up! reinkers (before I got my watercolors).

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Pink Passion (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Brushstroke Sympathy Card

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My Favorite Things released a new sympathy stamp set in the fall. Some of the sentiments have bold brushstroke elements. I decided I needed to add it to my collection – my Papertrey Ink sympathy stamp set is wearing out.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Single Flower Sympathy Card

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Sympathy cards are so difficult to make when one is needed. I try to keep a few on hand.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Brushed Gold, inks – Copic G46, R02, R24, R29, R89, Y25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.