Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Music Background Just a Note Card

I need to remember that I have this musical background stamp more often – it can work for so many different things.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Floral Awesome Card – Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge

I have been avoiding challenges for a while…not exactly sure WHY. Sometimes I don’t have the inspiration, sometimes I don’t have the supplies, sometimes I have a bad attitude. I definitely need to TRY to participate in challenges more often – they do make you stretch your creativity.

The current Essentials by Ellen April 2017 Mix It Up Challenge is with Waffle Flower.

I do have several of the new Waffle Flower Enveloper series stamps, but I reached for my only other Waffle Flower stamp set – In Every Way. And Essentials by Ellen’s Bold Blooms.

I used my MISTI for every single image on this card. YES, it helped me keep my sentiment straight! I also used it for the flowers and leaves because I chose to use Distress Inks – which, in my experience are very blotchy with clear stamps. Mounting the stamps on the MISTI allowed me to stamp each flower, each leaf 3 times. And, voila! NO BLOTCHY IMAGES.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Set Infra Violet, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 3mm, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Floral Bouquet Birthday Card

This card has been rattling around in my head for a while. The Neat & Tangled stencil provided the perfect background for the die cut flowers.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, dies – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Neat & Tangled, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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F14 Watercolor Sky Birthday Card

This is a card I made over the weekend, for personal use. It is a larger card – 5 x 7 inches.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, jet stamp – not sure (the label says ExpressionsInInk.com, and I found that website, but they have ONE set of stamps. I am 99% sure I bought it from AddictedtoRubberStamps.com way back (not that they manufactured it, either!)), paper – Arches watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stardream Silver,  inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Light Gray (091), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.

 

 


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Awesome with Night Sky Background Card

Well, Kristina Werner made me try a watercolored night sky again.  😉

She posted this beautiful envelope art a few weeks ago, Kristina Werner Outer Space Envelope Art , and I had to give it another try.

So, I watercolored with Ranger Distress Inks, and let it dry. Then, I came in with Kuretake black, and let that dry. Finally, I used Kuretake white and pearl white to make the splatters. You really have to just keep going – at multiple points in the process, I HATED IT, thought it looked awful. The end product is good.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Beach Sand Dollar Sympathy Card

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I stamped the sand dollars first, masking as I went. Then, I blended the sky and the sand.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, PSX Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Marina Mist, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, metallic cord – PaperMart.


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“Feline Better” Card

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I love the punny sentiment, “Hope you are feline better” that came in the Simon Says Stamp Playful Kittens stamp set.

I cut a circle mask, blended ink through a stencil over the mask, then removed the stencil and blended a little more ink. The cat was stamped, embossed, colored and then die cut from a separate piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copics C1, R0000, R81, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Simon Says Stamp (cat), Spellbinders (circles), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.