Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Purple Poppies Sympathy Card

I chose to watercolor on Bristol paper for this card, being careful to not use too much water.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Black (010), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Blue Floral Thinking of You Note Card

This is an old wood block stamp that I found in my stash while digging for something else.

I dragged the Salty Ocean Distress Ink pad down the stamp from top to bottom to create the striped texture.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaMark, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Watercolor Galaxy Forever and Ever Card

I had my watercolors out Monday morning, and this background happened.  (Note:  I made a second galaxy background on a lower grade paper at the same time, and it DID NOT turn out.  So I’m guessing I have a 50/50 shot at creating a galaxy background I like!)

The sentiment is TINY, from an old Papertrey Ink set. It seems to be perfect here.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Arches watercolor, Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Royal and Green Stenciled Birthday Card

I found this stenciled background in one of my spare parts folders.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, stencil – Heidi Swapp, flower punch – Fiskars, sequin – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Aqua Bouquet Sympathy Card

I sold half of my card basket inventory last week (Thanks, Jessie!). Now I am working to fill up the empty spaces in the basket.

My mojo is even fully present. WOOT!

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic BG07, BG10, Bg15, BG23, YG03, YG23, multiliner, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Bright Poppies Birthday Card

Well, I am imagining the flowers as poppies that are fully bloomed (petals wide open). Let me know what flower you see!

And I L.O.V.E. being able to make matching envelopes!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Old Pickup Truck Birthday Card

This was for personal use.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, inks – Copic B0000, B34, C3, C5, E21, E23, R29, YG03, YG17, W7, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.