Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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New Apartment Congratulations Card

I needed a card for someone moving into a new apartment. Since I didn’t have a stamp that looked like the apartment building, I decided to use this house stamp with masking.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – , embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), 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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Elephant Couple Anniversary Card

For my parents, their 61st anniversary. I chose orange because baseball season just started, and they went to a Baltimore Orioles (team colors: black & orange) game on their honeymoon.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic C1, C3, N1, N4, Yr04, YR09, YR68, VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Iridescent Nature Scene Card

Waffle Flower recently released a new series of stamps called Enveloper, the artist is Helen Dardik. I am in love with the art style!

I stamped with VersaFine ink, and covered it with Pearl Ex mixed with clear embossing powder, and heated. Love the green against the navy.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Happiness is Contagious Bike Card

I was going through my scrap folders looking for inspiration. Came across this already stamped bike. So, I colored the background with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella for a touch of chrome.

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Copic B0000, C3, YG03, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Floral Bouquet Birthday Card

This card has been rattling around in my head for a while. The Neat & Tangled stencil provided the perfect background for the die cut flowers.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.