Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Watercolored Poppy Birthday Card with Swarovski Crystals

Another favorite floral stamp from my collection!

I embossed in silver, then watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolors.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), watercolors – Sakura Koi, crystals – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.

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Watercolored Heartfelt Sympathy Card

I made this a few weekends ago (I think I made 10 sympathy cards that weekend – for the basket, for the gallery).

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ranger Distress Watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Carnation Sympathy Card, Take 1

I am still trying to restock sympathy cards (in the basket, in HorseSpirit Arts Gallery).

I stamped carnations and a sentiment onto watercolor paper and embossed them. Then, I loosely watercolored the carnations. I am not sure if I was “loose” enough – it might just look like I am awful at staying in the lines.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Ranger Watercolor, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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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.