Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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, Paulette¬† – 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).


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Watercolored Background

watercolored palm trees a la lilly background

I am working on a large birthday card for personal use, and created a large background in the style of Lilly Pulitzer prints. I stamped the tree in Distress Ink, then watercolored with an aqua brush and ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens. The tree trunks were watercolored with more of the Distress Ink.

I am 90% sure I am using this background for the card…but, the birthday is not until August, I still have a few more weeks to waffle about it and change my mind!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (31), Green (40),Light Green (41), Pink (25).


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Orchid Butterflies Caring Card

orchid butterflies caring

I was in the mood for butterflies!

The background was blended with Distress Inks on Smooth Bristol paper.

Supplies: stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Textured Orchid Opulence (retired), Strathmore Bristol, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Impression Obsession (2 piece butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Skip Note Card

skip be happy blended bristol

I’ve been blending inks this week (you will see in future posts).

For this piece, I blended Picked Raspberry and Blueprint Sketch on some Bristol.¬† And the sentiment is from a set of quirky sentiments by Ranger (I could not pass them up at my local Michael’s…and I even FORGOT my coupon).

Supplies: Stamp – Ranger, paper – Bristol, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, thread – Coats Metallic.