Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Father’s Day Ties Card

I remember the only choices for Father’s Day cards (at least at the pharmacy where I shopped before age 10!) in my youth were decorated with neckties or fishing images. My Dad did wear a necktie to work, he had no interest in fishing. He no longer wears a necktie that often, he still isn’t interested in fishing.

I used my MISTI to create this pattern. Easy peasy. (one necktie stamp, stamped 15 times)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.

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Lemonade and Raspberry Floral Birthday Card

Picked Raspberry + Squeezed Lemonade = Raspberry Lemonade??

Happy Friday!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Teal and Pink Birthday Note Card

I thought I would try Distress Oxide inks on colored paper – they do stay true to color.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspbery, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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Black, White, Red and Turquoise Floral Birthday

I’m trying to figure out my strategy for building up inventory for the gallery. I think for now, since I have to make all categories of cards, I will just go where the mood leads me. (Remind me I said that when I complain that I have 50 floral birthday cards and nothing else! LOL!)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired – sniff, sniff! still upset!), inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired), dies – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Raspberry Daisies Beautiful Day Card

OK, one foot in front of the other here.

Step one in rebuilding inventory of cards for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery – pick a favorite image & color. Make a card.

I found a video on Facebook that shows how quickly and how high the water rose in Ellicott City on May 27, 2018. This camera is UPHILL from where HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is located, looking west towards the parking lot where I usually park (I would be parked at the top of the screen). This is only one of the water sources – the Hudson. The Tiber is on the opposite side of Main Street, and the Patapsco crosses under Main Street at the eastern end.

Not sure if this will work for everyone (I am signed into my Facebook account in another window), but here it is:

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Bright Floral Watercolor Bouquet Birthday Card

This bright bouquet is for my Aunt.

I am in love with this purple paper. I only bought a sample pack (years ago!), so I am hoarding it!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, inks – VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Blue (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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#ECStrong Card

The last time I posted a card using this house stamp, I asked for suggestions on how else to color it (I seem to see it as a tan stucco house…ALL.THE.TIME.). Miss Hammie suggested that I try coloring it like the Painted Ladies in San Francisco. Great suggestion. I was prepping for vacation, never executed the idea.

Fast forward to this weekend’s flooding in Historic Ellicott City. Offspring3 told me (on Messenger from Spain…) that I needed to get my house stamp out and create an Ellicott City card.

I stamped the house on watercolor paper using different colors of dye ink, then used an aqua brush to move some of the color around.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, JustRite, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Basic Gray, inks – Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Red Riding Hood (retired), Wisteria Wonder, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.