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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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.


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.


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.


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.