Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Sending Prayers Faux Stained Glass Window Card

I am STILL playing with the new blending brushes!

From the top, I blended Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, and Chipped Sapphire.

After I let it dry, it looked a little MEH.

I taped a stencil over it, sprayed it with a fine mist of water and soaked up the water with a paper towel. The ink didn’t seem to be lifting, so I repeated that sequence 2 more times.

When it dried, I thought it looked like a stained glass window, so a sentiment with “prayers” was a perfect fit. I embossed it directly onto the “window”.

But then, I decided to run the piece through my Big Shot with a cardboard shim to flatten it (all of that misting made the card stock curl). NOPE. SHOULD HAVE DONE THAT BEFORE THE SENTIMENT EMBOSSING!

Redid the sentiment on black and covered the now peeling original sentiment. Crisis averted.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Blue and Purple Ink Blended Sympathy Cards

I was in the mood for ink blending, specifically blue and purple ink blending. I used Strathmore Bristol paper for really easy blending.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smoky Gray, stencil – Neat & Tangled, dies – My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Blended You Make My Heart Flutter Card

I blended two Distress Oxide inks over a stencil for this background.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Metallics Flame, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession, stencil – Neat & Tangled, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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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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Floral Birthday Card with Tinted Embossing Paste Background

I am still playing with embossing paste here. For this background, I mixed a little bit of Almost Amethyst ink into the clear embossing paste before spreading it across the stencil.

I die cut a flower out of green, and used the “petals” for leaves.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower), stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 clear, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Floral Bouquet Birthday Card

This card has been rattling around in my head for a while. The Neat & Tangled stencil provided the perfect background for the die cut flowers.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.