Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


You’re A Lifesaver Paint Chip Note Card

I had an extra paint chip on my craft table after that last Father’s Day card. Sometimes I just have to paint chip!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Home Depot Paint Chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen (life ring), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Seagull Photo Paint Chip Father’s Day Card

This one is for my Dad.

I die cut watercolor paper with the photo frame die, then stamped the seagull, embossed with clear powder, and watercolored the square.

Alas, I cut the paint chip, and set it aside without checking if it was straight. I always ASSume that paint chips come to me with cuts in perfect perpendicular form (If the sides are not straight or the paint lines are not level on the chip, I lose. I use a precut side to start my downsizing of the paint chip.). So, it was glued down when I noticed it was wonky. BOO. But, really, my Dad is not grading me on this (other things – YES, he is. Still.).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Smoky Slate, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Light Gray (091), Orange (070), dies – Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Floral Hello Paint Chip Card

I was just in a paint chip MOOD. I especially like the “Serendipity” name on this chip!

Supplies:  Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Lowe’s paint chip (Olympic brand), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Basic Black, Cameo Coral (retired), Pool Party, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Paint Chip and Butterfly Hello Card

I had the extra butterfly left from yesterday’s card, and I couldn’t just let it sit on the craft table!

This is a 4.25 inch square, and it fits into a regular A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inch) envelope.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Curious Metallic Blueprint, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Kaleidoscope DSP (retired),  ink – VersaMark, die – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Dog and Paint Chip Birthday Card

The paint chip stash was calling to me!

I am mailing this out for a family birthday this week.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic E19, 100, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flat bottom cloud), Lawn Fawn (dog, stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Floral Silhouette Paint Chip Thinking of You Note Card

The floral silhouette is cut from Curious Metallic Ink paper – there is no way to capture the color (darkest of navy) or the sparkle.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallic Ink, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (banner), Taylored Expressions (silhouette), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Early in April, I was watching the premiere of the Trading Spaces reboot…and of course there was a paint chip commercial. Paint chips! Gotta do it for my friends!

These got mailed out before Offspring3 and I left on our adventure.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Bo Bunny Garden Party, Crate Paper Good Vibes, Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.