Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Citron and Infra Violet Thank You Note Card

This one was for personal use – I needed to write a thank you note to a photographer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Pop Set Infra Violet, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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.


Watercolor Elephant with Balloons Birthday Cards

Offspring3 requested the card on the right for a little friend.

For the balloon strings, I separated a piece of embroidery floss into the 6 individual strands, and used a needle to “sew” them through the paper (and back to the front again) to tie around the elephant’s trunk.

The most difficult time was getting the “feliz cumpleaños” sentiment straight. Each word is an individual stamp (Hero Arts). With them being different fonts, even with the MISTI (and multiple grid template options to line them up!) it took me more than 5 tries to be satisfied.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Papertrey Ink (one), Taylored Expressions (balloons, banner (left)), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – Iris.


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Bright Floral Watercolor Bouquet Birthday Card

This bright bouquet is for my Aunt.

I am in love with this purple paper. I only bought a sample pack (years ago!), so I am hoarding it!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, inks – VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Blue (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Better Together Infra Violet Encouragement Card

Gosh, I love this Infra Violet paper!

TGIF for me…have a great weekend!

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Watercolored Poppy Birthday Card with Swarovski Crystals

Another favorite floral stamp from my collection!

I embossed in silver, then watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolors.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), watercolors – Sakura Koi, crystals – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Black, White & Purple Hello Card

I love this black and white floral paper by Amy Tangerine. I paired it with a beautiful purple today.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Black and White Floral Birthday Card

Another Amy Tangerine background – from her Oh Happy Life collection.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Pop’set Infra Violet, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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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.