Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Raspberry and Coral Birthday Card

I applied Distress Inks to a stencil, sprayed with water, then quickly put a piece of watercolor on top to soak up the colorful design.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzleberry. inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – Paper Mart.

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Cozy Holiday Card

Obviously, my Coffee Cup Tag stamps and dies were still on my craft table! The stamp set is actually a winter holiday set – so, I FINALLY made a winter holiday card.

I stamped the cup image in red ink (multiple times, using the MISTI, to get perfect coverage) and embossed with clear powder. The teal paper is from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day 6 x 6 pad.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Lawn Fawn Snow Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Hero Arts (cup, lid), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder, Ranger clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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Vine Swirl Sympathy Card

This stamp is from a retired Stampin’ Up! set called Elegant Ornaments. I am never retiring the set!

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, ink – Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Cherry, Olive and Gold Be Merry Card

The Hero Arts You’re So Lovely stamp set was still on my craft table. And I was looking at the greenery stamps. Hmmm….

I mounted 4 of the greenery stamps on one block and stamped a background, leaving space for the red berries. I was letting it dry, and I searched for a little dot to use to add some gold.

Very mail friendly!!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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A Few Scrap Tags! (2016 version)

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My HOLIDAY TO DO LIST was overwhelming me the other day. So, I said “I will make a few gift tags!” Things that are actually on the list, but more ART THERAPY than work!

 

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Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Carta Bella, Lawn Fawn, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, paint chip (source unknown), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Papertrey Ink (bookmark), Reverse Confetti (squat tag, holly), 1/4 inch circle punch – Stampin’ Up!, twine – Offray, metallic cord – Paper Mart.


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Quick Holiday Card and Gift Tags

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I used the Recollections “Red & White Christmas” 12 x 12 pad again – this time to make a card and some gift tags. The red foil is so hard to capture in a photo!

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The 12 x 12 pad has several pages that are designed as 6 x 6 squares. I used 2 of the 6 x 6 squares to make all of these items (and another tag exactly like the bottom photo).

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts,  paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections Red & White Christmas, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, twine – Offray, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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Merry Christmas Inlaid Wreath Card

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Taylored Expressions released this Wreath Cutting Plate in October. I.HAD.TO.HAVE.IT. I was online EXACTLY at 10:00am EST to order this cutting plate and the Peaceful Poinsettia Embossing Folder.

Odd how I didn’t use it for over a month. (insert exasperated sigh) In my defense, October was busy on its own, and I got thrown a few family health curve balls. (No worries, all is well.) And I knew exactly what card I was going to make first.

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I cut three colors of cardstock with the cutting plate, placing each color of cardstock on top of a folded dryer sheet, to help keep the pieces together when removing the die from the paper.

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Then, I mounted the frame parts on cardstock (white or kraft). With my trusty Ranger Multi Medium Matte bottle in hand, I glued individual pieces into the frames.

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Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag, with tag detail cut off), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (wreath cutting plate), embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, gold cord – PaperMart.