Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Sorry I Overreacted Card

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I love all of the flasks in this background paper!

I unpacked almost all of my kitchen last night, and placed things in the new cabinets. A few of the cabinets changed size (or configuration)…not sure if I like how I have things this first iteration. Luckily, I can always try again!

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copics B0000, B02, YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Valentine Shaker Card

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I was in the mood for a shaker card! (no particular reason)

The background is ink blended through a falling heart stencil (Simon Says Stamp). The sentiment is a sticker from the Simon Says Stamp February 2016 card kit (Crate Paper).

Here is a close up of the shaker window:

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Supplies: paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (heart), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, metallic hearts – Crate Paper, glitter – Stampin’ Up!, sentiment sticker – Crate Paper.


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Whimsical House Christmas Card

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Here is the card that I designed (and executed, of course!) for my parents to send this year. The inside sentiment reads, “Sending love from our house to yours this holiday season”, and is from a wood mount stamp by Hero Arts. I started Friday morning, finished 25 cards Sunday morning. (Hopefully, I won’t injure myself patting my own back on that accomplishment!)

I had a moment Friday morning that sounded a lot like Colin Firth practicing for “The King’s Speech”…cutting white base cardstock (I use 110# Neenah for bases – really heavy stuff), I cut the 25 I needed and OH! I only have 2 full sheets left. Yeah. Needless to say, I got right on the internet & ordered more (I was waiting to see if I would get a grant from the local arts council to help defray the cost of new supplies since some of my art work floated down Main Street in the July 30th flood.). Now my rainy day fund is gone. Still hoping for some amount of a grant!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Doodlebug Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B00, C3, C5, E23, R29, YG17, Y13, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Swirly Background Note Cards

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I worked on a few more note cards for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery this week.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Old Olive, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Stampin’ Up! (foliage), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Retro Christmas Tree Card – Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

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Wow, Black Friday and the Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge, all in one day!

Do you go out and shop on Black Friday? I have never gone shopping on Black Friday. The deals are not worth the stress to me – too many crowds, too many lines, not enough parking spaces.

SO…on to the challenge! Here is the inspiration:

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I was inspired by the white tree, the blue gift boxes, and the various shiny metallics.

The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes set, bought eons ago.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, sequins – Darice, Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Sugar Skull Card

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Para La Dia de los Muertos!

Edited to add: Here is a beautiful shot (from National Geographic) from Oaxaca, Mexico:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/2016/11/women-day-of-the-dead/

Supplies: Stamps – Cornish Heritage Farms, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Just a Note Card – Papertrey Ink October 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

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Time for the Papertrey Ink October 2016 Blog Hop Challenge!

Here is the inspiration:

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I was inspired by the wood grain background, and the orange leaves.

So, I pulled out a sheet of birch wood veneer paper (16 pt, I think) that I got in a sampler pack from Paper-Papers. LOVE this faded, grayish birch.

My beloved “Out on a Limb” set would give me a branch & orange leaves. “Just the Ticket” would give me a sentiment that would tie in the music background¬† (Hero Arts, embossed in copper on vellum).

Here is a close up of the copper embossing and the lovely wood veneer:

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It was nice to participate in a challenge again!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Paper-Papers Birch Wood Veneer, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Vellum Paper, inks – Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangles), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.