Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Black and White Floral Card

I was inspired by this blog post, on the Ellen Hutson blog.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Highland Heather, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Happy Holidays Husky Card

OK, YES, the blending brushes still have my attention! This time, the base for the blending was Bristol card stock.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then let those colors dictate the colors for the background blend. From the bottom:  Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Shimmery White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic 100, B24, BG10, BG23, C3, C5, C7, R21, V17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Newton’s Nook (dog/snowman), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (oval), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Feminine Graduation Card

A daughter of a dear friend just graduated from college. School colors are deep green and gray. I had to make it a tiny bit feminine by ink blending a floral background (I am hoping it gives the impression of vintage lace – I may be reaching a bit far with that hope!).

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Handsome Hunter (retired – WAY back!), Gold Mirror, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaMark, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory.


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Snoopy Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

Snoopy never fails to make me smile. Does he have that effect on you?

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampabilities, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse Artstamps, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic B0000, YG0000, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pink, Purple, Navy Floral Birthday

An old favorite design! I updated it by using navy as my neutral.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, Lollipop, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Polar Bears Nose BOOP Card

I am in the middle of designing Christmas cards for my parents to mail. They chose this polar bear image, I came up with the rest.

While I am giving them this card to mail, I am not willing to make 24 more of these! It did turn out exactly as I hoped, but the steps to get me there were just too many.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, BG10, C00, C5, R0000, R14, R20, R29, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Foiled Floral Birthday Card

My gym friend, Sherry, gave me some paper that was used underneath fabric during a dye process.

I stamped some pressed flowers and had to dry the ink with my heat gun (the paper has a coating – it feels a bit like a heavyweight butcher’s paper). I embossed the leaves with clear embossing powder, then put it through my laminator with Ranger foil.

WOW! I have never had such good results with foiling. Not sure if this is related to the embossing powder I used (Stampendous), the solid aspect of the leaf image, or the brand of foil (Ranger).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – dyed butcher’s paper, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, inks – Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi (retired), Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, transfer foil – Ranger, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.