Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Awesome Labrador Card

I was working on a batch of cards to send to the gallery, and the “animal” category was on the list. Looking at this, it really would make a great holiday card with a different sentiment! #maybenextyear

Supplies: Stamps – Paper Smooches, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bliss Blue (retired), Real Red, inks – Copics B21, E53, R29, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing folder – Darice, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.

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Positive and Negative Snowflake Season’s Greetings Card

I had a scrap of silver mirror paper, with snowflakes cut out…I needed to figure out how to use it. Turns out it was not square/even (I kept it, need to figure out if I have a shape die that will preserve most of it!), so I made a new scrap, and saved the center pieces of the snowflakes to glue onto the design. The mirror piece was mounted on Shine shimmering paper.

Before I got around to photographing the above card, I got serious with the other leftover snowflake scrap. I decided an oval die would preserve the most for me.

The snowflakes I added were cut from Shimmering White card stock.

I am linking this up to Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Card Day post – the random winner will get a $100 gift card.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Real Red, Shimering White, Silver Foil, Shine Pearl, ink – VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (snowflakes), Spellbinders (ovals), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Red Bug with Tread Background Birthday Card

I got an email from the gallery a few days ago, they were in need of MORE CARDS. I don’t have inventory, I make them as needed. YIKES. I dug through my scrap folder and made this.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R29, YR68, VersaFine Black Onyx, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Ombre with Snowflakes Seasons Greetings Card

My Kuretake watercolors were on my table for another project last week, and I played around with watercoloring over my Neat and Tangled stencil, playing with an ombre look. I actually painted it light side at the top, but when I was putting this together, I thought the darkest blue needed to be at the top (sky), and the lightest at the bottom (snow).

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Silver Mirror, ink – VersaMark, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, stencil – Neat and Tangled, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (snowflakes), embossing powder Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Ornaments Seasons Greetings Card

As soon as I opened the FALALA paper pad (by Crate Paper), I knew I wanted to cut an ornament out of that vintage scene sheet. This came together exactly as I imagined.

Holiday panic has begun for me. I was so comfortable last week, “oh, we have an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year…” YIKES. Reality slammed into me Friday when I flipped my wall calendar to December. Holy Guacamole, how am I going to get all of this done??? I know I do this to myself every year.

Have a good day!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Crate Paper Falala, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Recollections Gold Mirror, Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink (retired), Sage Shadow (retired), ink – VersaMark, dies – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail, floss – DMC.


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Flower Basket Bike Birthday Card

This is for my longest friend…she is not by age my oldest friend, but I have known her the longest. She moved into our neighborhood when I was in 4th grade (she was in 5th). My family moved to another state when I was in 5th grade. My longest friend and I have kept in touch all of these years by letter and now e-mail, Facebook, and the occasional phone call. I do treasure her, and I really hope that I have conveyed that sentiment over the years!

Supplies: Stamps – Avocado Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), flowers – Prima, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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#TBT – Old Viewfinder Birthday Card

Offspring2 cleaned out a few drawers last weekend, and I got to sort through cards from the last 15 years. This viewfinder card was made in 2009.

Here are the other views:

Supplies (that I remember!!!): Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Inkadinkado, JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, The Cat’s Pajamas, paper – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi (textured), not sure about rust layer (too light for Really Rust, too dark for Pumpkin Pie!) or DSP, inks – Encore Gold, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Spellbinders, hole punch – Fiskars, metal hardware – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! clear.