Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Snarky Note Cards

These 3 sentiments came in a collection with 4 lovely, encouraging sentiments. I love the snark, and 2 of the 3 are more self-deprecating, but you have to know the recipient really, really well to send one of these cards.

I think I might gift them to a friend who would take comfort in knowing she had the ammo, but never really use them.

Supplies: Stamps – Ranger, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle, square), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Embossing Paste Waves Birthday Card

I used embossing paste with the Hero Arts Wave stencil on royal blue cardstock, thinking I could pair it with one of the sailboat stamps I have. Well, that may have worked FINE, if I didn’t make the whole page waves…with the whole page as waves, it really looked like I was trying to create my own version of “The Perfect Storm”.

So, for today, an abstract background birthday card! You get to pick the background you want to see.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Hero Arts, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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On A Whim You Are Spectacular Card

I had to use the sunglasses paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection! Amy Tangerine, can you make an 80’s version of this – neon frames, iridescent mirrored lenses??

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Red White Blue Embossed Birthday Note Card

A quick birthday note, built from supplies in my scrap folder.

Supplies: Stamp – Reverse Confetti, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black , die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Primary Birthday Card

A very basic card! Primary colors and no real embellishments. I embossed only part of the background and then centered the sentiment on that line of demarcation.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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F14 Watercolor Sky Birthday Card

This is a card I made over the weekend, for personal use. It is a larger card – 5 x 7 inches.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, jet stamp – not sure (the label says ExpressionsInInk.com, and I found that website, but they have ONE set of stamps. I am 99% sure I bought it from AddictedtoRubberStamps.com way back (not that they manufactured it, either!)), paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Silver,  inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Light Gray (091), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.