Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Royal and Key Lime You Made My Day Card

I made several color options of the Rustic Botanicals background while the stamps were on my MISTI last week.

And I was gifted a few new inks on my birthday (thanks Offspring3 & Offspring1!!), this one is Gina K. Designs Key Lime. LOVE IT.

I am trying to decide which brands of ink pads I like – my Stampin’ Up! pads have seen better days (and I don’t like their coverage with clear stamps). I am loving the Gina K. and the Lawn Fawn pads. I also have a few Simon Says Stamp pads, I have to pull them out and do a sample sheet that matches the sample sheet I did for the most recent ones so I am comparing apples to apples.

I am delivering cards to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery at Historic Savage Mill today! The grand opening is Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00am. There will be a reception from 5:00 – 9:00pm that evening.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

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Caffeine and Kindness Royal Note Card

Happy Friday!

As you can see, I paper pieced another coffee cup for today’s note card. Actually, I paper pieced a bunch of them last weekend, just working my way through them!

This sentiment is from a Right at Home set of sentiments called How Have You Bean?.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Right At Home, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Avery Elle, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Stenciled Best Fishes Card

I blended Distress Inks over the tropical fish stencil for a quick background.

Supplies: Stamps – Just Rite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Blended Ink Stripes and Star Birthday Card

This striped panel was left over from a previous project.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Altenew, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Happy 4th of July – 2018

Independence Day here in the USA!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Gmund Royal, My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Sky (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Memory Box (clouds), Reverse Confetti (arrow/stem), Spellbinders (banner, stars), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Mermaid Tails on the Horizon Card

I blended Distress inks on Strathmore Bristol paper – the Bristol is so smooth, the ink just glides across.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Stardream Metallic Silver, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (mermaid tail), Spellbinders (square), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Silver Pearl, Super Fine Detail clear.


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Stencil Striped Father’s Day Card

I stenciled the background using my *new* Altenew  Classy Stripes Stencil. I combined 3 colors of embroidery floss for the bow.

Happy Flag Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Satin Red, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear, floss – DMC.