Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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On A Whim Emoji Note Cards

I spent this past weekend LOVING the American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad (6 x 6, 36 sheets). The only “bad” thing – there are 36 unique papers – no repeats. I am officially OUT of emoji paper!

Kitchen update:  The backsplash hit a SNAFU 2 weeks ago. The glass tile I fell in love with (YES, a splurge…it is a small kitchen) is persnickety to install. We had to order a few more boxes of glass tile after the first attempt to install did not go well (no stamps for me for a while!). Yesterday, round 2 of installation began, with a different contractor. MY FINGERS ARE CROSSED. On the bright side, I have a whole box of individual 1 x 1 inch glass tiles to use for some project (the top of a coffee table, maybe?).

Supplies: Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), Wisteria Wonder, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Iridescent Nature Scene Card

Waffle Flower recently released a new series of stamps called Enveloper, the artist is Helen Dardik. I am in love with the art style!

I stamped with VersaFine ink, and covered it with Pearl Ex mixed with clear embossing powder, and heated. Love the green against the navy.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Happiness is Contagious Bike Card

I was going through my scrap folders looking for inspiration. Came across this already stamped bike. So, I colored the background with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella for a touch of chrome.

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Copic B0000, C3, YG03, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Memory Box (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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“Feline Better” Card

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I love the punny sentiment, “Hope you are feline better” that came in the Simon Says Stamp Playful Kittens stamp set.

I cut a circle mask, blended ink through a stencil over the mask, then removed the stencil and blended a little more ink. The cat was stamped, embossed, colored and then die cut from a separate piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copics C1, R0000, R81, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat), Spellbinders (circles), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Kitten First Birthday Card

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Back with the adorable Simon Says Stamp kitten! Last week’s kitten was practice for this kitten. This time, I added a few mouse friends, and gave them a rug (nice and homey!).

I have a head cold, and I am still trying to make material choices for the kitchen remodel that begins in 10 days. Do you think the people at the tile store are going to be mad if I sneeze on the tile displays??? Have a good weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!,  paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), Pool Party, inks – Copic BG0000, B15, C1, C3, C5, RV0000, RV11, Stampin’ Up! Barely Banana (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Papertrey Ink (number), Simon Says Stamp (yarn), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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First Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

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Gotta love first birthday cards!

I watercolored the elephant on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Black (010), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Pink (025), ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Provo Craft (number), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Kitten Thinking of You Note Card

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I have been looking for a cute kitten/cat stamp set, and I finally settled on Simon Says Stamp’s Playful Kittens. So adorable. This was my first time playing with it.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic C3, C5, RV0000, RV11, V04, Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (kitten, yarn), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.