Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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“Feline Better” Card

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I love the punny sentiment, “Hope you are feline better” that came in the Simon Says Stamp Playful Kittens stamp set.

I cut a circle mask, blended ink through a stencil over the mask, then removed the stencil and blended a little more ink. The cat was stamped, embossed, colored and then die cut from a separate piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copics C1, R0000, R81, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat), Spellbinders (circles), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Thirteenth Birthday Card with Butterflies

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This request came up at the last minute. I struggled with the design for various reasons, but I am happy with the final result.

Supplies: Stamps – Karen Foster Snap Stamps, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardreams Flame, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lollipop, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Stampin’ Up! (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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First Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

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Gotta love first birthday cards!

I watercolored the elephant on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Black (010), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Pink (025), ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Provo Craft (number), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Floral Stencil Art Birthday Card

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I smooshed (technical term!) Distress Ink pads onto a stencil, then misted the stencil lightly with water before plopping a piece of white cardstock on top.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Taylored Expressions Grape Jelly, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Shaded, Lilac, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, Stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Blended Tile Background Birthday Card

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I’m working on a collection of cards for one of my Mom’s friends. This is one of the 5 feminine birthday cards she requested.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Colorful Birthday Balloons Card

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A quick (except for fiddling with the balloon strings!) and bright birthday card. I used a touch of Ranger Multi Medium Matte on my finger tips to keep the strings in place.

Supplies: paper – Heidi Swapp Minc paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – ThermOWeb, embroidery floss – Iris.


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Pink Ribbon Hope Note Card

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Supplies: Stamp – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Heidi Swapp Minc Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Pirouette Pink, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Provo Craft (ribbon), embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.