Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Wedding Note Card

mr-and-mrs-shell-note

This was part of the wedding thank you note project (red, white, blue, nautical) I am working on – the bride did not select this one. The embossing is more silver than it appears – I had on a royal blue shirt that was being reflected.

So, since it is not a thank you, I am throwing it into the “love” section of my card basket. A perfect small wedding card.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Esse Pearlized Latte, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, ink – VersaFine Black Onyx, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Wonderful Paint Chip Card

wonderful beach glass square

I’ve be digging through my paint chips the past few weeks, and just had to use this Pantone Beach Glass one (from Lowe’s).

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts set.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Lowe’s Pantone paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Wishing You Happiness Card

wishing you happiness floral collage

Yesterday, the Papertrey Ink stamp set “Year of Flowers: Carnation” was out on my workspace. And this sentiment was calling to me…”Ink me! I’ve never been inked!”

I created a collage of Essentials by Ellen die cut roses for a backdrop. (I made a similar background for a Runway Inspired Challenge – Wedding Wishes Card.)

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Mermaid Card Set

finished trio 9 9 2015 v2

I had previously posted a few mermaid cards. Here are the finished designs. I created them for one of my cousins, and the designs are based on a book she is in the process of writing. (I will post a link when she finishes the book!)

Supplies: Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise. inks – Ranger Perfect Medium, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (shell), Spellbinders (oval), embossing folder – Darice, pearls – Swarovski, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, Pearl Ex Turquoise #686, sealant – Krylon Low Oder Clear Finish (Matte).


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Live Laugh and Love Card – TYIC#29

tyic29 live laugh love

Here is my effort for the latest Tag You’re It! Challenge (TYIC#29) .

I embossed the Solar White layer with a Darice embossing folder, and colored the embossed waves with ink pads and a blender pen. The sentiment is stamped in VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added die cut sea shells to my tag, and twine with a gold thread in it.

Here is the TYIC#29 inspiration by Carol Mayne:

TYIC #29

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ UP! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), My Favorite Things (shells), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Metallic Heart Valentine Card – Fusion Card Challenge {Heartful}

fusion heartful valentine

The latest Fusion Card Challenge {Heartful} caught my attention!

Here is the inspiration:

fusion 1 29 2015 HeartfulI love the dimension of the hearts, and the metallic finishes.

To start my card, I die cut a heart out of medium weight chipboard (to reduce the possibility of warping with all the heat embossing!), and embossed twice with silver, twice with UTEE clear (to give more dimension), and one last time with silver. Medium weight chipboard was the right choice – no warping!

The flags are all cut from shimmering metallic papers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – California Paper Goods Iridescent Sky (bought from CPG years ago, I don’t know what brand), ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Copper (retired), Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Kaleidoscope DSP, Real Red, Smoky Slate, chipboard source unknown, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (heart), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powders – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, Suze Weinberg/Melt Art UTEE.


Fall Zinnia Birthday Card

fall zinnias with platinum

My supply of floral birthday cards has disappeared. I decided to make a floral background in fall colors. After stamping the flowers, the olive dots were added with a marker.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – ESSE Pearlized Cocoa, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, gold cord – Stampin’ Up!