Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Take Out Cup Hello Note Card

Working on a set of notecards (this is the last one). Struggling creatively. I decided on the scrap of Basic Grey for the coffee cup first (an OLD scrap!). Then, the idea of a paint chip in the background smacked me in the head. My paint chips can always pull me through!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Basic Grey Romani, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (cup, lid), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), 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.


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Watercolored Live in the Moment Card

I embossed watercolor paper with an embossing folder, then set out to “paint” the embossed image. I am struggling with controlling the water!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Retired Soft Subtles Thinking of You Note Card

I still had the Waffle Flower Enveloper Hello set on my workspace – this time, I colored the 2 stamps (butterfly, floral) with my old Stampin’ Up! Markers. All of these colors are retired – I still love the old Soft Subtles collection.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Apricot Appeal (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Happiness is Contagious Bike Card

I was going through my scrap folders looking for inspiration. Came across this already stamped bike. So, I colored the background with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella for a touch of chrome.

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Copic B0000, C3, YG03, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!