Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Embossed and Watercolored Floral Birthday Card

Here is my latest try to watercolor an embossed image. I am still struggling with water control.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Embossed and Sanded Note Cards

Oops! Forgot to schedule a post for this morning!

I embossed Core’dinations cardstock in an embossing folder, then sanded the surface to reveal the inner color.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Blush Blossom (retired), Core’dinations Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Stampin’ Up! (smaller banner), Taylored Expressions (larger banner), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Retired Soft Subtles Thinking of You Note Card

I still had the Waffle Flower Enveloper Hello set on my workspace – this time, I colored the 2 stamps (butterfly, floral) with my old Stampin’ Up! Markers. All of these colors are retired – I still love the old Soft Subtles collection.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Apricot Appeal (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Lilly Pulitzer Ad Thinking of You Note Card


Pulled out the Lilly Pulitzer ad scraps to see if anything inspired me.  This green abstract really tugged at me.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Lilly Pulitzer ad, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear..


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Black, White and Pink Floral Note Card

This is another stamp is from the Waffle Flower Enveloper Li’l Bird stamp set.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Almost Madras Square Birthday Card

My father turned 83 this week! This is one of the cards I made for him. The On A Whim paper reminded me of a madras sport shirt (he loves colorful plaid shirts in the summer). He didn’t notice – he was blinded by the batch of low fat brownie bites I made for him.  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.