Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


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.


Butterfly Birthday Wishes Card

For this butterfly, the Distress Inks blended on the paper as I stamped multiple times (using MISTI for placement).

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


Camera Coffee Cup Valentine Card

This is the Valentine’s card for Offspring2.

I stamped and colored multiple cameras, to be die cut into a coffee cup.  The basement lighting is not the best for photos.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Hampton Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B0000. B00. B24, C3, C5, C7, RV13, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts (coffee cup & lid), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Celtic Heart Love Is Card

Not sure if this is a Valentine’s Day card or not. Maybe. But love is love is love is LOVE can happen any day of the year.

Supplies:  Stamps – Just For Fun, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Hockey Themed Birthday Card

Offspring3 needed a hockey themed card (favorite team:  Washington Capitals). Lickety split, I was done.

Supplies:  Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.