Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Holiday Street Note Card

One of the notecards I leave with the Christmas stockings.

Supplies:  Paper – Curious Metallic Lime, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Christmas Around the World DSP, Stardream Metallic Aquamarine, dies – Impression Obsession.

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Forever and Always Card

I bought this die on clearance. I layered it with some BEAUTIFUL Lime Curious Metallics paper – I could not capture the sparkle in the photograph.

Supplies: paper – Curious Metallics Lime, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, die – Taylored Expressions.


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.


Awesome Sky Note Card

Last week was really busy, I am still recovering!  😉

I pulled this blended ink sky out of my scrap pile and made an encouragement note card.

The dark blue metallic paper (mat layer) is new, I found it on sale. GORGEOUS, can’t get it to show in a photo.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, watercolor (for star splatters) – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Turquoise and Gold Floral Birthday Card

I had my MISTI out over the weekend, creating backgrounds I need for a few personal cards. This one is going into the gallery pile.

This is one of my new ink pads – Lawn Fawn’s Merman. I really like how it performed – great coverage.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Lawn Fawn Merman, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Stenciled Shells Miss You Card

I saw this stencil on Kristina Werner’s blog a few weeks ago (right around the time I needed retail therapy to deal with my dentist billing dispute!)

I blended three Distress Ink colors (Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar) over the stencil and let them dry. After I was sure the piece was dry, I carefully placed the stencil over the images exactly, and spread translucent embossing paste over the stencil. Now all of the shells are shaded, raised and shiny.

(SO HAPPY with how the background turned out!)

We spent last week at the beach. I already miss the sand, surf & shells! Everything is unpacked & put away, and I am all caught up on the laundry.

Back to reality – Mom fell again while I was gone and fractured her arm. Does anyone know where I can find a bubble wrap suit??

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, dies – My Favorite Things, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, gold cord – PaperMart.


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Floral Silhouette Paint Chip Thinking of You Note Card

The floral silhouette is cut from Curious Metallic Ink paper – there is no way to capture the color (darkest of navy) or the sparkle.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallic Ink, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (banner), Taylored Expressions (silhouette), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.