Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Ink Blended You Made My Day Note Card

Just a quickie note card for today.

Note to self: find a way to get creative next week!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Lattice Medallion Background Anniversary Card

I’m really not sure what to call this background! Is it a lattice pattern? A medallion pattern? (There is no design name on the stencil packaging…I have looked!)

ANYWHO…I blended inks over the stencil, added a few pieces of foliage and a sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (foliage), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Floral Mother’s Day Card with Embossing Paste

Last week, Ellen Hutson’s blog, The Classroom, was featuring Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousses. I have none of these mousses. They do look lovely, fun to play with. I really don’t know how often I would use them, and knowing that, how in goodness sakes would I choose which ONE of the 24 colors to buy??? Pink Flambe because hot pink is my favorite color? Or Aquamarine or Powder Blue for the sky/ocean possibilities? In reality, if I do eventually splurge (it is not in the budget for the foreseeable future!) on ONE, I would probably get Pure Platinum, because who can’t use a neutral metallic.

I have a two embossing pastes (clear, white) by Dreamweaver, and these can be colored by adding ink before spreading, and I can potentially sprinkle glitter on top after spreading (before it dries).

Today, I just spread the clear over a floral stencil. This is a card for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Satin Red, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop.


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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.