Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Sending You Sunshine Tag Note Card

I was inspired by some crafting blogs working with sunflower stamps this week. I dug through my stash and found this small stamp from Waffle Flower.

Supplies:  Stamp – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic BG0000, BG01, E23, Y17, YG25, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, hole punch – Fiskars, embossing powder – Stampendous, twine – Martha Stewart.


Yellow and Purple Floral Feel Better Soon Duo

I pulled out the Stampin’ Up! Spring Garden stamp set (from 2003 – the second Stamp Camp I ever attended) to make a few get well cards.

I chose the colors, well, because my mother-in-law likes yellow and purple (the horizontal card is for her).

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi (retired), inks – Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Soft Suede, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, Ranger Stickles – Icicle, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Go For It Galloping Horse Card

I bought this stamp set for a very specific project (this is NOT that project!).

Loving the way this turned out!

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Have a Beautiful Day Bouquet Card

(as always, click on any photo to enlarge!)

Last week, Jenny at gingerninjacrafts blog made a card called Cocktail Friday .

I really loved the combination of citrus colors, and used them in a card. Thanks, Jenny, for the inspiration!

I first stamped the bouquet in a really light ink and heat set it. I wanted to be able to blend the individual flowers – difficult because they are small. After heat setting the blended colors, I stamped the bouquet again in a brown ink and embossed with clear powder.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Avery Elle, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Bavarian Pretzel Time to Celebrate Card

Offspring3 gave me this pretzel die for my birthday, I finally pulled it out to use it (Sorry! She knows I love it!).

I started with mustard colored card stock, and blended 3 colors of Distress Ink on that. I was pleased with the result. I used a Signo Gel Pen to make the white salt crystals.

You know I LOVE pretzels…

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), inks – Signo Gel Pen, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (pretzel), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart


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Yard Swing Thinking of You Card

This swing was in my folder of stamped images, waiting to be colored. I added a dry embossed layer, to accent the wood of the swing.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic B34, E23, R24, YG17, Y23, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


Looking Sharp Card

I think the dog is giggling over the sentiment pun.   😉

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, inks – Copic E11, E19, E33, E53, R81, YG03, YG17, YG95, YR09, Y17, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.