Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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.


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Watercolored Hello, Beautiful Card

watercolored hello beautiful

I really LOVE this HELLO, beautiful stamp from the Simon Says Stamp February Kit.

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Watercolored Window Sympathy Card

sympathy watercolor window

I created this watercolor background last week, not really having a plan for it.

Then, sadly, I needed a sympathy card. I really like the white window frame over the color wash and creamy watercolor paper.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Poppystamps (window frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Embossed Note Card – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

SSS one layer paper smooches

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week is One Layer, and they are highlighting Paper Smooches products.

I have one set of Paper Smooches sentiment stamps (Uplifters), and one set of Paper Smooches dies (Pocket). I embossed the flower dies into a note card cut out of watercolor paper, and used Sakura Koi watercolors to paint the embossed outlines. After the paper was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment.

Here is the inside, you can see the impressions of the dies:

sss one layer paper smooches inside

Supplies: Stamp – Paper Smooches, paper – Canson watercolor, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Ranger Liquid Platinum, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Shimmering Navy Butterfly Card

navy butterfly purple watercolor thinking of you

I painted this purple circle sometime last week, and then couldn’t decide how to use it on a card.

My butterfly dies were calling to me this morning, so here we are. I splattered some diluted Wink of Stella onto the watercolor paper before mounting the butterfly and sentiment.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Curious Metallic Ink, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Impression Obsession (butterfly), Spellbinders (rectangle), watercolor – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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From the Heart Card

from the heart freehand heart

Maybe a Valentine’s Day card, maybe not.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle) , watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Flower Die Cut Snowman Card – Essentials by Ellen December 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge

e by e dec 2015 pinterest die snowman

Hello, hello! I am so excited to be able to participate in the Essentials by Ellen December 2015 Pin-Sights Challenge today!

Here is the inspiration board:

e by e dec 2015 pinterest inspiration

I was so inspired by the lumpy little snowman (what is he made out of…meringue? so cute!), the different shades of blue, and the pearl heart pins.

I started by watercoloring a background in two shades of blue using Sakura Koi water colors. When that was dry, I mixed Micro Pearl (#650) Pearl-Ex with Pearl-Ex Varnish, and painted that over the “ground” section of my background. After the varnish dried, I die cut the background with a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.

I have 2 Essentials by Ellen stamp sets (Bold Blooms and Wish Big), and 3 sets of dies (Bold Blooms Matching, Bold Blossoms Stand Alone, and Wish Big). How the frack am I going to make a snowman?? In the end, I used the two solid not quite circle dies from Bold Blooms Matching for the two parts of the snowman, and part of the party hat die from Wish Big for the carrot nose.

e by e dec 2015 pinterest dies used

The “wish big” sentiment was embossed using VersaFine Smokey Gray and Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder.

I assembled the snowman, drew in eyes and mouth with a Copic Multiliner, added enamel dots for buttons, and mounted him on the sparkly background. I added the snowflakes last…so the card could be used for a birthday, the holidays, or just a snow day!

Here is a close up of the Pearl-Ex sparkle:

e by e dec 2015 pinterest die snowman closeup

I am so happy with how this turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie, inks – Copic Multiliner, VersaFine Smokey Gray, watercolors – Sakura Koi, Pearl-Ex – Micro Pearl #650, Pearl-Ex Varnish, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, hat), Impression Obsession (snowflakes), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.