Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Ombre with Snowflakes Seasons Greetings Card

My Kuretake watercolors were on my table for another project last week, and I played around with watercoloring over my Neat and Tangled stencil, playing with an ombre look. I actually painted it light side at the top, but when I was putting this together, I thought the darkest blue needed to be at the top (sky), and the lightest at the bottom (snow).

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Silver Mirror, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, stencil – Neat and Tangled, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (snowflakes), embossing powder Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Flower Basket Bike Birthday Card

This is for my longest friend…she is not by age my oldest friend, but I have known her the longest. She moved into our neighborhood when I was in 4th grade (she was in 5th). My family moved to another state when I was in 5th grade. My longest friend and I have kept in touch all of these years by letter and now e-mail, Facebook, and the occasional phone call. I do treasure her, and I really hope that I have conveyed that sentiment over the years!

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), flowers – Prima, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Pink Bouquet You Did It! Card

My friend has finished her chemo!

I embossed the image and the sentiment in gold, then watercolored.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


Flamingo Wedding Card

What about a cute flamingo couple for a wedding card?

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Technique Tuesday, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Ranger clear.


Watercolored Thanksgiving Card

For this card, I used my favorite stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely as a Tree set (how I have not worn this stamp out, I do not know!), embossed in gold.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Stampendous Gold Detail, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Watercolored Thinking of You Card – We Love Dawn Blog Hop

 

Dawn McVey is an artist/designer for Papertrey Ink, and she just seems like such a lovely person from her blog.

She recently had a small intestine transplant, and Papertrey Ink had a We Love Dawn Blog Hop over the weekend. I must have misread the deadline, I thought it continued for another day or two. ALAS, I seem to have missed the chance to link up to the hop.

Dawn loves bright colors, so I watercolored a background, and then embossed foliage in silver pearl embossing powder. I was thinking I would add sequins or jewels, but I tried several different combinations, and it was all just too much. It was just fine with watercoloring and embossing.

I already have this addressed and in the mail to Dawn.

Edited 2:40pm – OH! I see the link up is active again!  YAY!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Raspberry and Coral Birthday Card

I applied Distress Inks to a stencil, sprayed with water, then quickly put a piece of watercolor on top to soak up the colorful design.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzleberry. inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – Paper Mart.