Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Floral You’re On My Mind Card

I know I posted this sentiment not too long ago, but I needed a thinking of you card.

Late in July I purchased a small set of blending brushes from The Stamp Market (The set of 3 was on sale for $11.99 – I had never tried brushes before.), this was my first time inking one of them. The brush did seem to apply ink easier than the Tim Holtz mini blending tool (I don’t have a dedicated sponge for each color, so that may be a factor). Not sure if my wrist liked the motion of the brush, though.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Dylusions, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Pink and Gray Baby Onesie Card

Using up a few of the gray pieces that were left over from another project.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Simon Says Stamp, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp, Sugar Peas Design, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Be Happy Polka Dots Card

Polka dots are just a happy thing.

And it is Friday…another happy thing!

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Rapsberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Butterfly Birthday Cards

Yes, I pulled out my old Stampin’ Up! Shapes and Shadows stamp set (dated 2004 – YIKES. 15 years ago!). For the purple card, I stamped the outline and the shadow of the butterfly. For the multicolor card, I stamped the outline, and colored with Copic markers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, inks – Copic B0000, B02, E23, YR04, Y18, V15, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Sh*t Could Be Worse Card

This Voices in my Head stamp set from Ellen Hutson arrived Monday at lunchtime…I had this card made before I went to bed.

I stamped/embossed/colored the head on white cardstock, and fussy cut it out. It had to go on the raindrop background paper. (Raise your hand if you can hear Igor from “Young Frankenstein” say, “Could be worse…could be raining!”)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic E21, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Bright Ladybug Thinking of You Note Card

This cute little ladybug came in the stamp set with the Gerbera daisy (Ellen Hutson).

I stamped the ladybug on Bristol paper, and colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  (no added water)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pen Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Cherry Floral Belated Birthday Card

Sunday afternoon, while ironing, I had the sudden epiphany that I had missed someone’s birthday. And I had less than an hour to make a card.

(Which, if you are wondering…an hour is plenty of time to make a beautiful card if the card you are working on has no deadline! If I am working a deadline, an hour isn’t enough because I make multiple errors along the way!  This is the 4th iteration of floral background!)

I did try to add some randomly placed gold sequins, but after 10 minutes and 2 different sizes of sequins, I was not happy with any arrangement. Less is more, right??

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, inks – Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, organdy ribbon – Offray.