Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Seagull Photo Paint Chip Father’s Day Card

This one is for my Dad.

I die cut watercolor paper with the photo frame die, then stamped the seagull, embossed with clear powder, and watercolored the square.

Alas, I cut the paint chip, and set it aside without checking if it was straight. I always ASSume that paint chips come to me with cuts in perfect perpendicular form (If the sides are not straight or the paint lines are not level on the chip, I lose. I use a precut side to start my downsizing of the paint chip.). So, it was glued down when I noticed it was wonky. BOO. But, really, my Dad is not grading me on this (other things – YES, he is. Still.).

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Canson watercolor, Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Smoky Slate, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Light Gray (091), Orange (070), dies – Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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I Ruff You Yellow Labrador Card

While I was in my scrap folders yesterday, I ran into this labrador image that was Copic colored and ready to go. The Build A Scene scraps made a really quick card.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Taylored Expressions Build A Scene, inks – Copic E53, R29m YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (fishtail), Spellbinders (tag), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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You’re Awesome Encouragement Note

I needed a quick encouragement note card with the word “awesome” on it! I found the computer monitor, photo frame and royal background pieces in my scrap folders.

Supplies:  Stamps – Mama Elephant, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copic B21, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – Mama Elephant (monitor), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – MarkerPOP.


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Blue Plaid Baby Congratulations Card

Filling in gaps in my collection – both at home and at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery.

Supplies:  Stamps – Sugar Pea Designs, Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – My Favorite Things (rounded tag), Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Remember Note Card

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those military service men and women who have died defending the USA.

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Stardream Vista (I think? It’s an old scrap!), ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle tag, wonky rectangle), Taylored Expressions (floral stem), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Treat Yourself Note Card

How’s everyone doing?

I’ve been a little under the weather, with a smattering of “other things to do” going on.

Today’s note card was really quick and easy. Wouldn’t it be cute to hold a gift card from the local ice cream shop as an end of year gift for a student or favorite teacher?

I made the ice cream chocolate – because that is my favorite.  😉

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, C5, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Feminine Graduation Card

A daughter of a dear friend just graduated from college. School colors are deep green and gray. I had to make it a tiny bit feminine by ink blending a floral background (I am hoping it gives the impression of vintage lace – I may be reaching a bit far with that hope!).

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Handsome Hunter (retired – WAY back!), Gold Mirror, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaMark, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory.