Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Primary Birthday Card

A very basic card! Primary colors and no real embellishments. I embossed only part of the background and then centered the sentiment on that line of demarcation.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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White Embossed Thank You Note Card

Another thank you note for my current project. I colored the stamp with markers.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft.


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Pineapple Hello Note Card

I splurged recently and bought the die that coordinated with the pineapple stamp set (gifted to me by Offspring3 last fall).

I stamped the greenery on green cardstock, and cut it out using the pineapple die. Then, I put yellow cardstock into the Provo Craft Textile embossing folder and embossed it. I rubbed tan ink over the raised areas, and cut it using the pineapple die. I guesstimated where the fruit/foliage line would be, and cut with scissors.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Hero Arts (pineapple), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral 13th Birthday Card

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Last of the cards for the large collection I just finished.

Hardest part of this – what colors do you think will be popular for 13 year old girls in the year 2029? Made my brain hurt for a few days, let me tell you!

I am pleased with the final product.

New kitchen flooring (sheet vinyl – I am old school!) being installed today. Can I admit I don’t enjoy remodeling mess? I vacuumed the kitchen, garage (table saw location), and deck (new patio sliding door installed) yesterday afternoon.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Stampin’ Up! Certainly Celery (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (banner), Provo Craft (numbers), Spellbinders (circle),  embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Stampin’ Up! (retired).


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Pink on Pink Thinking of You Card

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For this card, I used an embossing folder on the light pink paper, and then “painted” color onto the embossed areas using reinkers and an aqua brush.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, ribbon – Offray.


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First Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

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Gotta love first birthday cards!

I watercolored the elephant on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Black (010), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Pink (025), ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Provo Craft (number), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Blended Tile Background Birthday Card

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I’m working on a collection of cards for one of my Mom’s friends. This is one of the 5 feminine birthday cards she requested.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pacific Point, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.