Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Purple, Green and Silver Birthday

I had this infra-violet scrap, and had to use it!

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopSet Infra Violet, PopTone Sour Apple, Stardream Metallic Silver, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.

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.


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.


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).


Be Merry Holiday Card


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.


Happy Halloween Note Card


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.


Watercolored Daisies Birthday Card


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.