Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Wisteria Brighter Days Note Card

This sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set. I have been meaning to use it for a while – it is just perfect.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Golden Trees Sympathy Card

Yes, one of my favorite images for sympathy cards – the line of trees. The trees and the sentiment are embossed in gold, and I watercolored the background.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail gold.


Deep Purple Carnation Sympathy Card

 

Watercoloring consistently is still a challenge for me. I went through all the reactions to this floral piece along the way – too light (add more paint), love it (it will dry a little lighter), hate it (it didn’t dry any lighter), like it (looks better after I slept), back to love it. I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and they are definitely more opaque than other watercolors that I have.

Supplies;  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Pool and Navy Sympathy Card

For this card, I embossed the Avery Elle bouquet twice onto Pool Party card stock.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Smokey Gray, VersaMark, embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, Sterling Silver.


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Purple and Navy Sympathy Poppies Card

My favorite poppies, watercolored.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Vine Swirl Sympathy Card

This stamp is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Elegant Ornaments. I am never retiring the set!

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, ink – Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Watercolored Heartfelt Sympathy Card

I made this a few weekends ago (I think I made 10 sympathy cards that weekend – for the basket, for the gallery).

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ranger Distress Watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.