Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Snowdrift Snowman Christmas Card

 

This cute snowman was in the scrap bag waiting to be used.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Malmero Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Soft Sky, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Copic (sorry, I don’t remember the numbers), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (snowman), Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle, stitched hillside), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

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Enveloper Hello Girl Birthday Card

This was created for personal use.

I love the girl/foliage stamp from Waffle Flower, but I struggle with how to color it. This time, I used by MISTI tool, and colored each individual element and stamped separately. Multiple times (the main image was probably stamped 40 times!), because my old Stampin’ Up! markers were not giving me great coverage on the clear stamp. I am mostly pleased with the finished product.

If you have any suggestions about what type of markers will give me more coverage on a clear stamp, please leave me a comment!!  (thanks!)

I stamped butterflies on the background, and then added an embossed butterfly and an embossed sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pretty in Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), sequins – Darice,  embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Glittery Sugar Skull Birthday Card

This one is for Cousin Pati’s birthday.

She loves sugar skulls and shiny pink things.

Offspring3 gave me a packet of glitter skulls…hmmmm…maybe 2 years ago? One of the pink glitter ones screamed at me for this project.

I embossed a selection of birthday related sentiments on green for the background.

Happy Birthday, Cousin Pati!!

Supplies: Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Mama Elephant, Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, glitter skull – Recollections (Michael’s), flower punches – All Night Media (small), Fiskars (large), jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Happy Halloween #PSL Card

I don’t drink coffee of any kind.

But, I am intrigued by the thought of Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL). Not enough to TRY IT, mind you!

How about as a design element for a coffee loving friend?

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Old Olive, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Watercolored Poppy Birthday Card with Swarovski Crystals

Another favorite floral stamp from my collection!

I embossed in silver, then watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolors.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), watercolors – Sakura Koi, crystals – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Dotted Sunflower Birthday Card

 

My Mom’s birthday is coming up. I wanted to use a sunflower, but none of my larger sunflower stamps were what I was looking to use. So, I combined a smaller sunflower stamp with the die that fits one of my larger sunflower stamps (and, NO, I can never get the large stamp and die to match up – super frustrating!).

After I had my sunflower assembled, I started to look around for a background. This dotted A Muse paper must be 10 years old, but it is perfect here. (It came in a variety pack of colors – I have mostly just scraps left.)

In trimming the dotted paper, the scrap that was left was perfect for a note card.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – A Muse Kitchen, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic E11, E25, R02, R24, R29, YG03, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – My Favorite Things (sunflower), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Blue New Baby Card

A friend recently had a baby boy!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Copic B21, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Spellbinders (circle, star), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.