Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Floral Celebrate Everyday Card

I watched a video recently of someone watercoloring with Distress Oxide ink.

“Hmmm…haven’t done that in a while – let’s go!”

I stamped my images on watercolor paper in Distress Oxide ink. (NOTE:  I should have either embossed the image to protect the lines, OR left the stamp attatched to the MISTI to be stamped again after the watercoloring was dry.) Most of the detail lines within the flowers were lost with the addition of water, so after the paper was dry, I added detail lines with a Prismacolor pencil.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, pencil – Prismacolor (PC 994 – Process Red), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Abstract Yellow Roses Grad Card

Another graduation card for personal use. Inspirations were “abstract” and college colors.

Coincidentally, the school colors of my high school AND my college were Black & Gold. I spent so much time in black & gold in high school, I never thought I would ever wear it again. I looked down as I was taking the above photo, and  I was wearing a matching shirt.  😉

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, inks – Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear.


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Yellow Blossoms, Navy and Pearls Mother’s Day Card

Here is the second card for my mother-in-law.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, pearls – Swarovski, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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White and Gold Embossed Graduation Card

This is a card I needed for personal use. I did a little research on the graduate (college colors, sorority colors, instagram), and tied the bits of information together to make this.

Supplies:  Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Gold Mirror, Lavender Lace (retired),  ink – Ranger Emboss It, dies – Paper Smooches, embossing folder – Darice, pearls – Swarovski, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Gerbera Daisy Mother’s Day Card

The second card for my Mom.

I stamped onto Bristol paper, and colored the images using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and an aqua brush.

I am happy with how vivid this turned out!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Bright Ladybug Thinking of You Note Card

This cute little ladybug came in the stamp set with the Gerbera daisy (Ellen Hutson).

I stamped the ladybug on Bristol paper, and colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens.  (no added water)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pen Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Golden Floral Mother’s Day Card

The Henna Elements stamp set was on my work table from yesterday’s project. Hmmm…did I use that set in the past for a Mother’s Day card for my mother-in-law? (scrambles to search files…) No, I did not!

This one took a while – masking with heat embossing takes extra time (for cooling, so I don’t ruin what I already embossed!). But I was patient, so it all worked out for me.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip (retired), So Saffron, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory.