Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Ombre with Snowflakes Seasons Greetings Card

My Kuretake watercolors were on my table for another project last week, and I played around with watercoloring over my Neat and Tangled stencil, playing with an ombre look. I actually painted it light side at the top, but when I was putting this together, I thought the darkest blue needed to be at the top (sky), and the lightest at the bottom (snow).

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Silver Mirror, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, stencil – Neat and Tangled, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (snowflakes), embossing powder Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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Pink Bouquet You Did It! Card

My friend has finished her chemo!

I embossed the image and the sentiment in gold, then watercolored.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Window Sympathy Card

I have made this card before. The watercolors through the window remind me of a scene from Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix (which would correspond to chapter 35, Beyond the Veil).

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson Watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Poppystamps, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Butterfly with Watercolor Backdrop Birthday Card

For this card, I watercolored a loose rectangle to be the background for the die cut butterfly.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Float On Encouragement Card

I have to admit, I have not been spending too much time at my craft table for the last month (read: bare minimum!). I’ve had my nose stuck to my Kindle, I am on my 11th book in 4 weeks. It has been great to get totally wrapped up in the stories. I am currently (as I type, probably done when this posts!) reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

So, on Wednesday afternoon, I was kvetching about having nothing to post for Thursday or Friday. And time was ticking away. I stumbled on the National Wear Lilly Day for Thursday’s blog post. One down, one to go.

I pulled out my previously made backgrounds folder, and found this watercolored blue one. And…maybe it looks like sea and sky.

I stamped, embossed, colored (including blue around the sailboat before I die cut, so the edge would blend into the background) and die cut the sailboat from the Essentials by Ellen Stay Salty set. And the sentiment is from the set as well.

TGIF!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Copic B16, E53, E57, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (sailboat), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


Shimmery Dragonfly Hello Card

I squeezed in a little time at the craft table in yesterday afternoon…and picked a stamp I had not used in a while.

The dragonfly wings were painted with Pearl Ex (and gum Arabic). The dragonfly body was watercolored.

Here is a close up of the shimmer on the wings:

 

This card is a 4.25 inch square. It does fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Stampendous, paper – Canson watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake. ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Cobalt Blue (031), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Embossed and Watercolored Floral Birthday Card

Here is my latest try to watercolor an embossed image. I am still struggling with water control.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.