Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Pink, Purple, Navy Floral Birthday

An old favorite design! I updated it by using navy as my neutral.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, Lollipop, VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Indigo Curry Kraft Copper Striped Birthday Card

Clean lines, a touch of metallic.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Copper, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Taylored Expressions (diagonal stripes), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


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Bright Pink and Yellow Birthday Note Card

This flower stamp is from a 2007 Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Polka Dots and Paisley. It sits out near my workspace almost all of the time because it has a polka dot stamp that I use to stamp 80% of my envelope flaps (in a coordinating color).

For whatever reason, the little flower caught my eye. I stamped it using Taylored Expressions ink cubes – which worked brilliantly, and were much cleaner than trying to ink the stamp with a full size ink pad.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, inks – My Favorite Things Razzle Berry, Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue, Lime Zest, Lollipop, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Instant Camera Smile Note Card

A card with a “smile” sentiment is always good to have in your stash.

The Spellbinders square fit perfectly into the tag grid lines – WOOT!  (The little things make me happy!)

Supplies:  Stamp – Altenew, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, C3, C5, C7, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Spellbinders (square), Taylored Expressions (smile), corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Purple, Green and Silver Birthday

I had this infra-violet scrap, and had to use it!

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopSet Infra Violet, PopTone Sour Apple, Stardream Metallic Silver, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


Watercolor Elephant with Balloons Birthday Cards

Offspring3 requested the card on the right for a little friend.

For the balloon strings, I separated a piece of embroidery floss into the 6 individual strands, and used a needle to “sew” them through the paper (and back to the front again) to tie around the elephant’s trunk.

The most difficult time was getting the “feliz cumpleaños” sentiment straight. Each word is an individual stamp (Hero Arts). With them being different fonts, even with the MISTI (and multiple grid template options to line them up!) it took me more than 5 tries to be satisfied.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Papertrey Ink (one), Taylored Expressions (balloons, banner (left)), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – Iris.


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Llama Gift Tags

Llama gift tags!

Offspring3 bought a roll of llama themed Christmas wrapping paper. We need these.  😉

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Sage Shadow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (tag), Stampin’ Up! (ornament), Taylored Expressions (rounded top tag), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, metallic cord – Paper Mart.