Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Distress Oxide Encouragement Note Card

Another try at watercoloring with Distress Oxide inks. This time I stamped the image using 2 colors of ink (so they blend in the middle). And I was more careful with the water I applied to the flowers, most of the detail lines were preserved. There is a light splattering of sparkle (Wink of Stella) that is not visible in the photo.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide inks Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


Watercolored Floral Celebrate Everyday Card

I watched a video recently of someone watercoloring with Distress Oxide ink.

“Hmmm…haven’t done that in a while – let’s go!”

I stamped my images on watercolor paper in Distress Oxide ink. (NOTE:  I should have either embossed the image to protect the lines, OR left the stamp attatched to the MISTI to be stamped again after the watercoloring was dry.) Most of the detail lines within the flowers were lost with the addition of water, so after the paper was dry, I added detail lines with a Prismacolor pencil.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, pencil – Prismacolor (PC 994 – Process Red), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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White and Gold Embossed Graduation Card

This is a card I needed for personal use. I did a little research on the graduate (college colors, sorority colors, instagram), and tied the bits of information together to make this.

Supplies:  Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Gold Mirror, Lavender Lace (retired),  ink – Ranger Emboss It, dies – Paper Smooches, embossing folder – Darice, pearls – Swarovski, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Pink Hearts Dandelion Mother’s Day Note Card

I colored the dandelion stamp with markers (and then I had to extend – not so precisely – each stem to extend past the sentiment banner).

Here is a close up of the Swarovski jewels: ( I do love the Aurora Borealis variety!!)

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pink Passion (retired), VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, jewels – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Pink Bug Me Note Card

I was looking through my scrap folders, trying to find pieces to make quick cards, and found this stenciled heart background.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – My Favorite Things Hybrid Razzle Berry, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves (I think?), Spun Sugar, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Collage Feel Better Soon Note Card

I have needed more than a normal amount of get well cards in the past few weeks. OOF.

Easy Peasy.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feather, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Citron and Purple Get Well Wishes Card

Another get well option.

Most of my tulips have bloomed!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.