Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Daisies Birthday Card

stump-2016-bday-watercolor-daisies

This is the second card I made for Mom’s birthday. Quite frankly, I don’t think she even looked at it, she was fighting so valiantly with the envelope! (Note to self: stop putting Mom’s cards in envelopes when they are hand delivered!)

I used my Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box (adorable little box of paints!).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Duo of Thinking of You Watercolored Note Cards

duo watercolor thinking of you note cards

I’m struggling with what to work on these days.

I quickly stamped, heat embossed and watercolored these yesterday morning…just to have a post for today.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Ellen Hutson Soft White watercolor paper, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Basic Gray, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Brown (060), dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Watercolored Bug Father’s Day Card

watercolored bugs fathers day

This is the second card for my Dad. I know I have mentioned before, he was a salesman in the 1960’s, and had VW Beetles as his work ride. I stamped the bug onto watercolor paper, and watercolored in the colors that he owned. The orange one (the color was named “Clementine”) was the last one we had (1971 model), and it got painted navy by my high school auto shop at some point late in the 1970’s. The best car to learn how to drive the stick shift!

clementine bug 1971

1979 blue bug

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, vellum paper, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.

 


Thinking of You Vellum Butterfly Card

vellum butterfly and watercolor thinking of you

OK, another butterfly. Whipped this up quickly to get it into the mail to Cousin Pati.

It is all Rick Adkins’ fault – he posted two butterfly cards this week, this one – A Grungy Butterfly Thank You Card , and this one – Springtime for Butterflies Card .

I watercolored a background using Sakura Koi watercolors, and then die cut that with a stitched rectangle die. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid glue (sparingly) under the (butterfly) vellum, and it worked well. I will have to remember to ask Cousin Pati if the butterfly was still attached when she receives it!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Lovely Lilac vellum (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle turned flag), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – We R Memory Keepers.


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Happiest Birthday Card – SSS Wednesday Challenge

watercolored elephant sss wed chal 4 6 2016

This week’s challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog is Simon Says: Happy Birthday . Simon Says Stamp is celebrating their 7th birthday!

I pulled out a free set (Birthday Celebration) that they sent me for MY birthday. I had not inked it up, but I love this elephant. I stamped the elephant and balloons in VersaFine Smokey Gray ink, and watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolors. The sentiment was stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and embossed with clear embossing powder. The scene was die cut with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die.

Happy Birthday to Simon Says Stamp!

And, YES, my fingers are crossed that I win one of the gift certificates!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson Watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Card

coral watercolored floral mothers day

I stamped the flowers in Cameo Coral ink, and watercolored them with my Sakura Koi watercolors. For the yellow centers, I used a ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 050 Yellow, embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail, gold ribbon – Stampin’ Up!


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Watercolored Floral Faux Photo Birthday Card

terry 2016 watercolor floral

 

I stamped one of my favorite flower stamps on watercolor paper with VersaMark, and embossed with clear powder. Then, I watercolored the flowers and stems. I trimmed it out to be a photo frame, and added a few punched butterflies.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, YoYo Yellow textured (retired), inks – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, butterfly punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.