Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Sh*t Could Be Worse Card

This Voices in my Head stamp set from Ellen Hutson arrived Monday at lunchtime…I had this card made before I went to bed.

I stamped/embossed/colored the head on white cardstock, and fussy cut it out. It had to go on the raindrop background paper. (Raise your hand if you can hear Igor from “Young Frankenstein” say, “Could be worse…could be raining!”)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic E21, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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You’re Awesome Encouragement Note

I needed a quick encouragement note card with the word “awesome” on it! I found the computer monitor, photo frame and royal background pieces in my scrap folders.

Supplies:  Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B21, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Mama Elephant (monitor), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Red White and Blue Rustic Diamond Anniversary Card

Funny how I ended up with mostly red, white and blue cards this week?!

Supplies:  Stamps – Rubber Stampede, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Red White and Blue Baby Note Card

The holiday weekend is over, back to reality, right? I ran errands, then got to the craft table yesterday afternoon.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle), Sugar Pea Designs (rocking horse), corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


More Ombre Enveloper Cards

I put together more cards out of my extra ombre backgrounds made with the Waffle Flower Enveloper Little Birdie stamp set. The “thinking of you” card is note size.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzleberry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feather, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (hello), Simon Says Stamp (banner), sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Floral and Gingham Anniversary Card

YES, I got motivated after dinner Wednesday night.

I decided to save myself some time by using colored cardstock for the flowers and leaves instead of coloring the images.

Sadly, I am almost out of Orchid Opulence and YoYo Yellow scraps.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired, textured version), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Watercolor and Stencil Embossing Paste Valentine Card

I haven’t bought a new Valentine themed stamp set in some time – I usually just play around with things I have to make them more Valentine-y.

And then I run out of ideas for cards for my husband…there is nothing in my collection that I can modify to fit for Valentine’s Day for him.

So, this year, I watercolored a background red & blue (and I was surprised that the colors did not blend for purple in the middle…maybe the paper wasn’t wet enough when I got there?). I let that dry overnight. Next, I stenciled “falling hearts” onto the painted panel with clear embossing paste.

The shine of the embossing paste hearts is partially visible if I tilt the card towards the light for this photo.

The heart was first dry embossed (embossing folder), then die cut into the heart shape. Emboss a sentiment onto a blue scrap, and the card is done.

Supplies:  Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.