Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Embossing Paste Waves Birthday Card

I used embossing paste with the Hero Arts Wave stencil on royal blue cardstock, thinking I could pair it with one of the sailboat stamps I have. Well, that may have worked FINE, if I didn’t make the whole page waves…with the whole page as waves, it really looked like I was trying to create my own version of “The Perfect Storm”.

So, for today, an abstract background birthday card! You get to pick the background you want to see.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Hero Arts, embossing paste – Dreamweaver, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Ice Cream Cone Birthday Card

I loved this ice cream cone paper in the 6 x 6 pad of Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper, so I ordered a 12 x 12 sheet.

Here is the difference in the scale of the pattern:

Supplies: Stamp – Lawn Fawn, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (word), Stampin’ Up! (small banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Seagull Father’s Day Card

I was trying to think of a theme for a Father’s Day card for hubby…and my eyes fell on the seagull in the Stay Salty set from Ellen Hutson. Not your typical inspiration, right??

I blended the ink background, and stamped/embossed the clouds and wave crests. Think think….how do I want my seagull to be here? What about a piling, near a dock or jetty? Oohhhhh…I have that sampler pack of wood paper.

I stamped wood grain stamps onto the wood paper – just for more detail, and cut the tops by hand. The linen thread was added as rope.

Doing the happy dance about the finished card!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Paper-Papers wood paper, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic C00, C3, C5, C7, R29, YR04, Y11, Y13, Hero Arts Unicorn, Ranger Perfect Medium, Stampin’ Up! Early Expresso, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white, Ranger Silver Pearl, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!


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Sweet Thinking of You Note Card

Just a sweet thinking of you note for today!

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Hello Note Card with Washi Tape

I bought the washi tape that matches the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper when I bought the paper.

It has been sitting on my craft table. I love it.

But I don’t know what to do with it. 😉

I’m a very straight, neat, even OCD girl, so ripping it and putting it crooked to hold another piece down makes me hyperventilate. I do like the look when other crafters do it, but it just doesn’t work for me.

So, with straight lines in mind, I used some washi tape.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, washi tape – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Birthday Card with Tinted Embossing Paste Background

I am still playing with embossing paste here. For this background, I mixed a little bit of Almost Amethyst ink into the clear embossing paste before spreading it across the stencil.

I die cut a flower out of green, and used the “petals” for leaves.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Bashful Blue (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Almost Amethyst (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower), stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing paste – Dreamweaver/Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 clear, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Guitar with Music Background Birthday Card

Another music background – it really is versatile.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.