Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Trio of On A Whim Paper Cards

This has been the summer of Amy Tangerine’s On A Whim paper collection for me. I hope you are not bored out of your mind by it!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pool Party, Real Red, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Distress Inked Stencil Thinking of You Card

For this card, I inked a stencil with 2 colors of distress ink, sprayed it with water, and flipped it onto a piece of watercolor paper.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, die – My Favorite Things, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Green/Blue Ombre Sheet Music Birthday Card

This sheet music background stamp is really so versatile – this time I inked it with 3 different ink colors for an ombre effect.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – Stampin’ Up!


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Butterfly with Watercolor Backdrop Birthday Card

For this card, I watercolored a loose rectangle to be the background for the die cut butterfly.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Quick and Bold Birthday Card

We needed a birthday card lickety split last week! For one of our neighbors. I always think his birthday is at the end of August, but, ALAS, it is at the beginning of August.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Avery Elle Neutral Collection, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, ink – VersaMark, die – Papertrey Ink, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver, embroidery floss – DMC.


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Orchid Gerberas and Butterfly Birthday Card

I dug out my Gerbera stamp, and bright Copic markers!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Penny Black, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Copic E11, E23, E53, RV04, V04, Y13, Y18, YG03, YR04, YR68, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Arts Powder clear, white, organdy ribbon – Offray.