Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Pinkest Flamingos Note Card

I was looking to do something NOT FLORAL.  (sorry, floral is my go to thing!)

I still managed to get some of my favorite pink on the card, even without the flowers.

On the home front, I have successfully taken all of Christmas down and packed it away for next year. I even took the time to replace burnt out bulbs on the tree (so it will be ready to go in December).

Supplies:  Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Smoky Slate, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry, dies – Spellbinders (ovals), Technique Tuesday (flamingo), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


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Hibiscus on Navy Card

I wanted to use the Distress Oxide Inks on dark cardstock.

Still inspired by the Jennifer McGuire blog post – Distress Oxide Ink Watercolor .

Also inspired by my latest Better Homes and Gardens cover.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Floral Birthday Card – Distress Oxide Watercoloring

I was inspired by this blog post by Jennifer McGuire – Distress Oxide Ink Watercolor .

So, I pulled out my 4 Distress Oxide Ink pads and got to work. I realized after starting to paint the flowers that I needed more colors. I mixed blue and pink, and then yellow and pink.

Jury duty update – the recording last night excused groups 20 – 39 for the rest of the week. I was in group 27. My civic duty is complete, for a calendar year, then my name goes back into the jury duty lottery in my county of residence.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


Distress Ink Enveloper Note Cards

I had my Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set out, and I have been wanting to just use ink on it (no embossing powder, no hand coloring, no painting).

The “possibilities” card is regular Distress inks, the “thanks” card is Distress Oxide inks. I used my MISTI, and cleaned the stamp between ink colors. The ink blending happened on the paper, not on the stamp.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Rander Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Blended You Make My Heart Flutter Card

I blended two Distress Oxide inks over a stencil for this background.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallics Flame, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, stencil – Neat & Tangled, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger clear.