Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


A Friend Like You Card

This is another great sentiment from Gina K. Designs.

I am not sure how I embossed the background (it was in my scrap folder) – I think I stamped in Deep Lagoon and then embossed with Silver Pearl powder.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Bright Paint Chip Thinking of You Note Card

Yesterday was the first day of spring – I was in the mood for something BRIGHT. And paint chip-y.

The flowers were punched out of scraps left over from THIS project.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Behr (Home Depot) paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Stampin’ Up!, gems – A Muse ArtStamps Twinkle Stickers, flower punch – All Night Media, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Green Cateye Glasses Note Card

A quick note card! I love these cateye glasses. I put a layer of bright pink under the shimmery green.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Shine Lime Satin, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, twine – source unknown (sorry, it was the last bit, I threw out the packaging).


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Be Merry Holiday Card

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Sorry to bounce from Halloween (yesterday’s post) to Christmas, but…that’s the way the card projects go in the fall!

After playing with paint chips cut on the diagonal, I decided to take the plunge on the Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripes Cutting Plate (my first cutting plate EVER). SO, SO WORTH THE PLUNGE! I cut one out of Pop-Tone Sour Apple, then used scraps of red and green to cut other specific stripes.

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, Real Red, ink – VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (diagonal stripes cutting plate), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory, gold cord – PaperMart.


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Happy Halloween Note Card

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Just received this CUTE Jack-o-Lantern tag die as a “gift with purchase” from Taylored Expressions. I had to use it immediately!

I die cut a smaller circle of black to back the tag – so the eyes, nose, mouth would be consistently colored.

I am thinking Offspring3 will snag this one quickly!  😉

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Doodlebug Designs (boos & brews), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Grape Jelly, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Only Orange (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (Jack-o-Lantern tag), brad – source unknown.


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Watercolored Daisies Birthday Card

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This card was inspired by a card on Julie Ebersole’s blog – Paper Truffles – last week.

The post was titled Pretty Peonies .

I was much more controlling of my watercolors – I felt the need to preserve the circular nature of the daisies. And I skipped the tiny paint spotches (I have not mastered that technique, and I regret it every time I try on something that has taken time to create!).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Tone Razzle Berry,  Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Darice (iridescent), Pretty Pink Posh (gold), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Shades of Purple Daisies Birthday Card

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I had my favorite daisy stamp (A Muse Artstamps) out, playing on multiple types of paper. This is embossed on Neenah, colored with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse ArtStamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, ink – Copic BV0000, BV01, BV04, BV08, C1, V0000, V04, V09, Y18, Y9, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.