Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Smile Instant Camera Card

I recently bought some Derwent watercolor pencils on sale, this was my first try using them. They were very easy to work with.

Supplies: Stamp – Altenew, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Strathmore Bristol, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, watercolor pencils – Derwent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.

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Beachy Deepest Sympathy Card

I stamped and embossed the sand dollars first, then masked them. After the sky and sand were blended in, I stamped the sand texture, and finally the sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, PSX Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, linen thread – Stampin ‘ Up!


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Painted Enveloper Series Mother’s Day Card

For this card, I stamped in black and embossed. Then, I carefully watercolored the flowers and butterflies. When that was dry, I lightly watercolored the sky. I was really happy with it, until I thought, “Oh, let me wipe of the embossed areas, just in case there is some color still sitting on top of the embossing – I don’t want the recipient to get painted fingers.” Now there are several smudges. My final touch was splatterings of clear Wink Of Stella.

So, helpful readers, how should I remove the residual paint color that sits on top of embossed areas? I know I rubbed – I should not have done that. Would just blotting work?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), ZIG Wink of Stella, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Live in the Moment Sunset Card

 

sunset-live-in-the-moment

 

Bouncing seasons again! So sorry!

I had the Coastal/Maritime stamp set (Inkadinkado) out on my table to use the lighthouse. And realized I never ink up the two palm trees stamp. After I stamped it, I decided it needed a sunset.

AND I need to remember to LIVE IN THE MOMENT! Anyone else need that reminder?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Swarthmore Bristol, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers Blue (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), dies – Spellbinders. embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Colored Bottle Birthday Card

colored bottles birthday

I used the Avery Elle beer bottle (OK, maybe it is a soft drink bottle…{insert eyeball roll here}) to make a collage of colored glass. Do you collect any specific colors of glass? I am not a big collector (we are NOT talking about crafting supplies, we are talking about collections to display!), but I do have 2 beautiful cobalt blue wine bottles from Germany (thanks to my friend, PauletteĀ  – who liked the wine in the blue bottle – for saving them for me all those years ago in Bavaria!) that were the inspiration for this card.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Real Brush Clean Color Pens Blue (030), Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Beach Sunset Thinking of You Note Card

beachy sunset thinking note v2

Just playing with Distress Ink blending on Strathmore Bristol paper. Ink blends so effortlessly on Bristol!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Bright Floral Background

bright marigolds a la lilly background

Another background attempt, a la Lilly Pulitzer. I did make a mistake on this one – I did not mean for there to be any RED on the card. Alas, I grabbed the wrong pen, and red made it onto the card. Pretty, but not for the original purpose now.

I stamped the marigold in Distress Ink, and colored directly onto the paper with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. No water involved on this one.

Supplies: Stamp – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Blueprint Sketch, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens Carmine Red (22), Light Green (41), Orange (70), Pink (25), Yellow (50).