Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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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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Two Layer Holiday Tags

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I invested in a new die set from My Favorite Things called Fold-Up Tags. What is unique with this set is that the top layer dies (3 with different bottom edge cuts) have a score line near the top that lets you fold back the top layer (neatly!) to see what is underneath after the top and bottom layers are glued together.

I used scraps from Crate Paper, Lawn Fawn, and…hmmm…that blue glitter snowflake paper…Recollections, maybe?

On the base layers I stamped “to: from”.

Supplies:  Stamps – Scrapbook.com, paper – Crate Paper FaLaLa, Lawn Fawn, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections glitter (maybe!), Silver Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart, twine -Offray.


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Purple Buffalo Check Grateful Card

The buffalo check background stamp was another Taylored Expressions item. For this card, I stamped it on white (multiple times) with Wilted Violet Distress ink. I love it!

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Old Olive, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (foliage), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Holiday Tags 2018

I stumbled upon a Scrapbook.com stamp set of holiday tag greetings over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. With the discount available, I had to do it!

Supplies: Stamps – Scrapbook.com, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (rectangular tag), Taylored Expressions (curved top tag), hole punch – Fiskars, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear, gold, metallic cord – Paper Mart, twine – Offray.


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A Friend Like You Card

This is another great sentiment from Gina K. Designs.

I am not sure how I embossed the background (it was in my scrap folder) – I think I stamped in Deep Lagoon and then embossed with Silver Pearl powder.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Labrador Favorite Human Card

This sentiment was included in the Gina K. Designs stamp set that came with the wreath builder templates.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K Designs, Taylored Expressions, paper – Crate Paper Fa La La, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copic B24, E33, R21, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (square), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Square Holly Wreath Season’s Greetings Card

I was playing around with the Gina K Designs 3.75 inch wreath template again. I stamped the Hero Arts holly leaves in 3 different colors of distress ink to create the wreath, then colored the berries with a distress marker.

The finished card is 4.25 inches square.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Crushed Olive, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail gold, gold cord – Paper Mart.