Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Encouragement Speech Bubble Card

I think the sentiments in Julie Ebersole’s Voices in My Head stamp set are sassy and fun!

The sequins were a last minute addition – I realized the white background (the lady is stamped/embossed/colored directly on that white layer) was too stark. The card was already assembled, so I didn’t want to attempt blending  or additional coloring. Sequins to the rescue.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic E15, E19, E21, E37, E57, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Darice? (probably?), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Go For It Galloping Horse Card

I bought this stamp set for a very specific project (this is NOT that project!).

Loving the way this turned out!

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Foiled Citrus Got Real Card

Still trying to find my mojo with the citrus set ( Squeeze the Day ) from Essentials by Ellen.

I embossed a collage with Ranger Super Fine Detail embossing powder, and ran it through my laminator with Rainbow Shattered Glass foil. It came out so bright & shiny (and difficult to photograph!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Ranger Emboss It, foil – ThermOWeb iCraft Deco Foil Rainbow Shattered Glass, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear, white.


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Butterfly Birthday Cards

Yes, I pulled out my old Stampin’ Up! Shapes and Shadows stamp set (dated 2004 – YIKES. 15 years ago!). For the purple card, I stamped the outline and the shadow of the butterfly. For the multicolor card, I stamped the outline, and colored with Copic markers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, inks – Copic B0000, B02, E23, YR04, Y18, V15, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Squeeze The Day Citrus Outlines Card

I love this citrus stamp set from Essentials by Ellen.

(Confession:  I love the set, I am intimidated by the beautiful cards I have seen made with it. So, I am currently stuck in “I don’t know what else to do with it” territory. Sigh. This too shall pass, right??)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Key Lime, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Many Thanks Butterfly Note Card

I was in the mood for a butterfly.

I am STILL in the mood for a butterfly – I need to venture into one of my craft storage boxes and find an old stamp set. Hopefully, I will find and and make something with it over the weekend.

Supplies:  Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Red White and Blue Striped Congratulations Card

Finishing up the congrats/graduation collection for a friend.

I am really loving the white Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing powder!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist (retired), Night of Navy, Real Red, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Taylored Expressions (diagonal striped panel), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.