Paper and Ink Imaginings

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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.


Layered Valentine’s Day Card – Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

stump 2016 vday

I was looking at the pad of Crate Paper that came in the Simon Says Stamp February kit…and thinking…”I need to use all of these prints together!” And, amazingly enough, the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is titled Have a Heart.

I pondered that for a while, then remembered the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #146, Angled Backgrounds .  Yeah, yeah…this is coming together.

What if I use the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillsides dies to make curved stitching on the edge? (Did I see this on a blog this past week? Maybe on a tag? I went back and looked, but could not find it.)

I even used the “unstitched” sides of the curves to make another card.

terry horace 2016 vday

Here are the two cards I created for that challenge back in early January 2014:

make it monday 146 birthday card


make it monday 146 bday card 2


Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Crate Paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Pool Party (Coordinations), Real Red (regular, Coordinations), various DSP scraps, ink – Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.



Spread Your Wings Paper Crane Card

simon get crafty orange crane

The current challenge on the Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog is “Get Krafty”. I used kraft as my card base.

The crane is cut out of this beautiful, iridescent, translucent paper. I got it as a sample with some order years ago (maybe California Paper Goods…I found a swatch in my CPG swatch book labeled “Metallic Papaya”…no company name). According to Google, it is WorldWin Metallic Vellum.

Here is a close up of the crane in direct sunlight – you have to see the shimmer!

orange crane close up

I love the sentiments in the Reverse Confetti Paper Crane set.

Supplies: Stamps – Reverse Confetti, paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, designer paper (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), translucent orange – source unknown, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.