Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Floral Awesome Card – Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

I have been avoiding challenges for a while…not exactly sure WHY. Sometimes I don’t have the inspiration, sometimes I don’t have the supplies, sometimes I have a bad attitude. I definitely need to TRY to participate in challenges more often – they do make you stretch your creativity.

The current Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge is with Waffle Flower.

I do have several of the new Waffle Flower Enveloper series stamps, but I reached for my only other Waffle Flower stamp set – In Every Way. And Essentials by Ellen’s Bold Blooms.

I used my MISTI for every single image on this card. YES, it helped me keep my sentiment straight! I also used it for the flowers and leaves because I chose to use Distress Inks – which, in my experience are very blotchy with clear stamps. Mounting the stamps on the MISTI allowed me to stamp each flower, each leaf 3 times. And, voila! NO BLOTCHY IMAGES.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 3mm, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Assorted You Made My Day Note Cards

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I am working on restocking my card basket and also making new inventory for HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. All four cards have pieces out of my scrap bin.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Lime Tonic, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), ink – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Only Orange (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Liquid Platinum.