Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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.


With Heartfelt Sympathy Window Frame Card

I am sure I have posted multiple versions of this card over the years. I made it in my “restock the card basket” effort this week.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – PoppyStamps, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Aqua Bouquet Sympathy Card

I sold half of my card basket inventory last week (Thanks, Jessie!). Now I am working to fill up the empty spaces in the basket.

My mojo is even fully present. WOOT!

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic BG07, BG10, Bg15, BG23, YG03, YG23, multiliner, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Goodbye, Sweet Baby

This card was a request – a family is mourning the loss of their 21 year old fur baby named Baby.

The sentiment was computer generated on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock, and die cut.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic E41, R0000, R20, Tim Holtz/Ranger Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smoky Gray, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Memory Box (clouds), Simon Says Stamp (cat), stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.