Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Embossed and Sanded Note Cards

Oops! Forgot to schedule a post for this morning!

I embossed Core’dinations cardstock in an embossing folder, then sanded the surface to reveal the inner color.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Blush Blossom (retired), Core’dinations Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (smaller banner), Taylored Expressions (larger banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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On A Whim Mother’s Day Card

I thought this sheet of paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection was perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Floral Awesome Card – Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

I have been avoiding challenges for a while…not exactly sure WHY. Sometimes I don’t have the inspiration, sometimes I don’t have the supplies, sometimes I have a bad attitude. I definitely need to TRY to participate in challenges more often – they do make you stretch your creativity.

The current Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge is with Waffle Flower.

I do have several of the new Waffle Flower Enveloper series stamps, but I reached for my only other Waffle Flower stamp set – In Every Way. And Essentials by Ellen’s Bold Blooms.

I used my MISTI for every single image on this card. YES, it helped me keep my sentiment straight! I also used it for the flowers and leaves because I chose to use Distress Inks – which, in my experience are very blotchy with clear stamps. Mounting the stamps on the MISTI allowed me to stamp each flower, each leaf 3 times. And, voila! NO BLOTCHY IMAGES.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 3mm, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Retired Soft Subtles Thinking of You Note Card

I still had the Waffle Flower Enveloper Hello set on my workspace – this time, I colored the 2 stamps (butterfly, floral) with my old Stampin’ Up! Markers. All of these colors are retired – I still love the old Soft Subtles collection.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Apricot Appeal (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Elephant Couple Anniversary Card

For my parents, their 61st anniversary. I chose orange because baseball season just started, and they went to a Baltimore Orioles (team colors: black & orange) game on their honeymoon.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic C1, C3, N1, N4, Yr04, YR09, YR68, VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Lilly Pulitzer Ad Thinking of You Note Card


Pulled out the Lilly Pulitzer ad scraps to see if anything inspired me.  This green abstract really tugged at me.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Lilly Pulitzer ad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear..


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On A Whim Emoji Note Cards

I spent this past weekend LOVING the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad (6 x 6, 36 sheets). The only “bad” thing – there are 36 unique papers – no repeats. I am officially OUT of emoji paper!

Kitchen update:  The backsplash hit a SNAFU 2 weeks ago. The glass tile I fell in love with (YES, a splurge…it is a small kitchen) is persnickety to install. We had to order a few more boxes of glass tile after the first attempt to install did not go well (no stamps for me for a while!). Yesterday, round 2 of installation began, with a different contractor. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED. On the bright side, I have a whole box of individual 1 x 1 inch glass tiles to use for some project (the top of a coffee table, maybe?).

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), Wisteria Wonder, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.