Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Distress Oxide Rustic Botanicals Cards

Here is a pair of cards made with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

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Happy Anniversary Paint Chip Card

I gave this to my parents for their recent anniversary. 62 years – WOW!

Odd design, I know. I leaned back into the “Baltimore sports colors” idea again. I was deciding between this orange paint chip and a purple one. Then I noticed this:

The second color stripe from the top was named “Orioles”. As in Baltimore Orioles (baseball team, for anyone not into American sports). PERFECT!

My parents got married while my Dad was in the Air Force (stationed in New York, at the end of his stint). He got a weekend pass, came back home to Baltimore, they got married on Friday night, went to a Baltimore Orioles game on Saturday.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.


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Painted Blooms Anniversary Card

I had to hustle to make an anniversary card for the in-laws, and my mojo was GONE. I searched my paper collection and found this piece from Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms. (Hubby even asked if I hand painted the card, so my efforts worked. I answered honestly…”not my work…very pretty paper”.  😉 )

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil DelightPacific Point, Painted Blooms DSP (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum.


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Lattice Medallion Background Anniversary Card

I’m really not sure what to call this background! Is it a lattice pattern? A medallion pattern? (There is no design name on the stencil packaging…I have looked!)

ANYWHO…I blended inks over the stencil, added a few pieces of foliage and a sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (foliage), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Blended Ink Anniversary Card

ink blended anniversary

I used two stencils to create this ink blended background. I like the falling hearts over the lattice. Put it in the mailbox as soon as I edited the photo.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – JoAnn’s.


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Hogs and Kisses Card

falling hearts hogs and kisses

Another card with a falling heart background – loving that stencil. It just seemed to go perfectly with the “Hogs and Kisses”.

Supplies: Stamp – Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Copic R29, R81, RV11, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – DMC.


58th Anniversary Card, Terps Theme

58 anniversary stump

My parents are celebrating their 58th anniversary this coming weekend. WOW. I decided to make this card a University of Maryland Terrapin theme. Why, you ask? Well, neither of them attended Maryland, neither did I, neither did my sibling. My Dad has been a Maryland fan since the 1970’s (I don’t remember him following college sports prior to that, perhaps they were more commonly televised beginning in the 1970’s?). When the Colts left Baltimore in 1984, my parents got University of Maryland football season tickets to replace their Colts season tickets. Thirty years have gone by, and after this past fall season, they decided to not renew their Terps season tickets.

I think it is to protest the University of Maryland moving from the ACC to the Big Ten. 😉  Not really…although, the conference change presents the perfect break away point. A changing of the guard.

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Supplies: Stamps: Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Papertrey Ink Kraft, White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Real Red, Summer Sun (retired), inks – Copic E53, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Doodlebug Designs Inc, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.