Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Black and White Floral Birthday Card

Another Amy Tangerine background – from her Oh Happy Life collection.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Pop’set Infra Violet, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Embossed and Watercolored Floral Birthday Card

Here is my latest try to watercolor an embossed image. I am still struggling with water control.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Red White and Blue Anniversary Card

A very generic, un-mushy anniversary card!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing folder – Darice, wood hearts – Studio Calico, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Live in the Moment Card

I embossed watercolor paper with an embossing folder, then set out to “paint” the embossed image. I am struggling with controlling the water!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Embossed and Sanded Note Cards

Oops! Forgot to schedule a post for this morning!

I embossed Core’dinations cardstock in an embossing folder, then sanded the surface to reveal the inner color.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Blush Blossom (retired), Core’dinations Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (smaller banner), Taylored Expressions (larger banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Scrap Pile Birthday Card

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I sat down on Sunday morning, to make a card for Monday’s blog post. No mojo. SIGH. I pulled out my scrap folders, and found some things that worked together.

Kitchen is moving along. I clean for at least an hour after they leave (maybe 2).  I know there is some drywall sanding happening this week – maybe I need to tape up plastic drop cloths in an attempt to contain that.

No news on the kidney stone that was in the way. I am feeling almost normal (since Friday) – which is good.

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, flower punches – Fiskars, sequins – Darice (large), Pretty Pink Posh (small), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Butterfly Encouragement Card

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Yes, the photo is intentionally a little wonky – so the embossing on the black cardstock is more visible.

And I’m still not sure about choosing BLACK for the embossed butterfly…maybe I should have put purple there. I had monarch butterflies on the brain – thinking orange & black. Too late now, this went to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery last week.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, butterflies – source unknown, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.