Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


You Are My Anchor Card

Recently, Simon Says Stamp was giving away the Gina K. Designs mini wreath builder template and stamp set with ANY order. So, I went scouring for a mini stamp set and die (less than $10 total). I wound up with this Waffle Flower set (I already own multiple anchor stamps/dies, but no sentiments that coordinate with an anchor). Great! AND I dug up a $5 coupon, which helped with shipping.

I blended distress inks over a stencil onto Strathmore Bristol paper – so smooth for blending.

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Waffle Flower (anchor), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, floss – DMC.


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Bavarian Pretzel Time to Celebrate Card

Offspring3 gave me this pretzel die for my birthday, I finally pulled it out to use it (Sorry! She knows I love it!).

I started with mustard colored card stock, and blended 3 colors of Distress Ink on that. I was pleased with the result. I used a Signo Gel Pen to make the white salt crystals.

You know I LOVE pretzels…

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! More Mustard (retired), inks – Signo Gel Pen, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (pretzel), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart


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Floral Wreath Birthday Card

I finally took the plunge and bought the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Bundle (stamp set, 2 wreath templates). YES, I have made my own wreath template, but mine was limited by the size of the largest square die I have (3.5 inches). The 2 included with the bundle are 3.75 and 4 inches.

Here is my first wreath with the 3.75 inch template and some of the small scale stamps. The finished card measures 4.25 inches square. I don’t have square envelopes this size, I just use a regular A2 (holds 4.25 x 5.5 inch card) envelope, with a strip of paper measuring 1.25 x 4.25 inches glued into one end of the envelope (so the card will not slide around).

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Key Lime, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Polar Bears Nose BOOP Card

I am in the middle of designing Christmas cards for my parents to mail. They chose this polar bear image, I came up with the rest.

While I am giving them this card to mail, I am not willing to make 24 more of these! It did turn out exactly as I hoped, but the steps to get me there were just too many.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Penny Black, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, BG10, C00, C5, R0000, R14, R20, R29, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


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You Are Furtastic Cat Card

I’ve been wanting to build a wreath of the small cat related items in Simon Says Stamp’s Playful Kittens stamp set for a while. (Not sure WHY I wanted to do this wreath – I have no pets (allergies), and I am more of a dog person!) Here it is!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired blast from the past!), Pacific Point, inks – Copic B05, C1, C3, R11, YR04, Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pool and Gold Birthday Card

This was given to a very special friend. (inspiration – the colors in her home office when she lived across the cul-de-sac!)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – Lawn Fawn Merman, VersaMark, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold, gold cord – Paper Mart.


Yellow and Deep Orchid Birthday Card

I was playing with new inks, had to use my favorite flower stamps.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white.