Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Pink Survivor Card

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I would make a card to send to one of the survivors I know.

I made a collage on my MISTI, and stamped it 3 times to get the perfect ink coverage. (And that is why my Pixie Pink ink looks more like Pink Passion ink!)

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pink Passion (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Magenta and Pool G-LLama-rous Card

LLamas on a magenta background??  YES, PLEASE!

Offspring3 went birthday shopping for me (with some additional funding from Offspring1), and she found this Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) pad that has llamas AND magenta foil. Who knew this existed???

I will probably hoard the pages with magenta foil while I come up with the PERFECT projects.  😉

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper, organdy ribbon – Offray.

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.


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.


Turquoise and Orchid Floral Silhouette Thinking of You Note Card

A quick note card today. I still love this old flower silhouette stamp! I colored it with old Stampin’ Up! markers today.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Whimsical Fairy Card

This whimsical fairy was in the bag of stamps my gym friend gifted me.

Supplies: Stamps – My Besties by Sherri Baldy, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, E23, E51, E57, V04, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, organdy ribbon – Offray.


A Muse Stem Floral Belated Birthday Card

I recently missed two birthdays in a week (both friends from my freshman year of college – long ago & far away!). What was I thinking???


Mailing this ASAP. The other card is on my craft table in pieces.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Lavender Lace (retired), Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Smooshing Background Enveloper Birthday Card

I have tried the smooshing technique before, and I am never totally satisfied with my results. I was inspired by this Taylored Expressions blog post to try again.

I used Distress Ink pads, so my color tended to stay linear (pad edges).

I was encouraged enough by this to want to try it again, maybe with watercolor paint or ink pad reinkers.

No jury duty today – the recorded message indicated no one was to report.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Wilted Violet, VersaMark, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, organdy ribbon – Offray.