Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Sleigh Dog Note Card

I fell in love with this quilted tag die from Reverse Confetti. I really do have a lot of ideas for it – I hope you don’t get tired of seeing it!

I cut my sky & snow paper with the hillside die, then glued them both onto a piece of scrap paper, to be cut with the quilted tag die.

How are you doing on your holiday tasks? I am WOEFULLY behind. Ugh. When am I really going to learn to make my own holiday cards in July???

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stardream Metallic Aquamarine, Silver, inks – Copic E33, E53, R20, R29, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Newton’s Nook (dog), Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Foiled Sea Shells Encouragement Card

My laminator was still out from yesterday’s foiled card.

Dare I try another?

I had recently bought a container of Deco Foil Transfer Gel. It is used with stencils. When it is dry, you put it through the laminator with foil.

So, I flipped through my stencils and picked the shells. And I had this opal foil that I loved, but was not horribly successful with.

OH. MY.

The photo above looks a little “Meh”, doesn’t it? You can see it is shiny, the colors seem to fade on the kraft paper.

BUT…catch it at an angle!

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Newton’s Nook, Deco Foil Transfer Gel – Therm O Web iCraft, opal foil – Therm O Web iCraft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Sugar Skulls Eres Fabulosa Card

Translation:  You are FABULOUS!

(Really, you are!)

I got a new set of sugar skulls in August. I wanted them to be colorful, but I did not have time to color them with markers or pencils.

ANY STAMP COMPANIES LISTENING??  I truly love the sugar skulls and Dia de los Muertos images. Can you include sentiments that go with Dia de los Muertos???  PLEASE??

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (skull), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Stenciled Best Fishes Card

I blended Distress Inks over the tropical fish stencil for a quick background.

Supplies: Stamps – Just Rite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Royal, Turquoise, Purple Flip Flops Card

Back to the beach from yesterday’s snowflakes post!

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Time to Chase The Snowflakes Card

Let’s take a break from August for some SNOW.

Offspring3 gifted me this stamp set late last year, it is adorable. This is the first time I got it inky.

Since I was not trying to make this dog look like someone’s real dog, coloring was super simple.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B05, C9, E15, E33, E53, E57, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Newton’s Nook (dog), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Stenciled Shells Miss You Card

I saw this stencil on Kristina Werner’s blog a few weeks ago (right around the time I needed retail therapy to deal with my dentist billing dispute!)

I blended three Distress Ink colors (Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar) over the stencil and let them dry. After I was sure the piece was dry, I carefully placed the stencil over the images exactly, and spread translucent embossing paste over the stencil. Now all of the shells are shaded, raised and shiny.

(SO HAPPY with how the background turned out!)

We spent last week at the beach. I already miss the sand, surf & shells! Everything is unpacked & put away, and I am all caught up on the laundry.

Back to reality – Mom fell again while I was gone and fractured her arm. Does anyone know where I can find a bubble wrap suit??

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, dies – My Favorite Things, stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing paste – Dreamweaver Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi translucent, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, gold cord – PaperMart.