Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Awesome Sky Note Card

Last week was really busy, I am still recovering!  😉

I pulled this blended ink sky out of my scrap pile and made an encouragement note card.

The dark blue metallic paper (mat layer) is new, I found it on sale. GORGEOUS, can’t get it to show in a photo.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, watercolor (for star splatters) – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Night Sky Woodland Animals Birthday Card

Offspring2 celebrated a birthday recently. He is the photographer, two of his favorite subjects are night skies and critters.

I blended the sky onto Strathmore Bristol paper (blends so easily on this smooth surface!), and when it was dry, I flicked Kuretake white pearl paint onto it. I did struggle with how to ground the scene – I finally decided on a strip of green paper covered with die cut leaves.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Always Artichoke (retired), Bravo Burgundy (retired), Brushed Silver, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, More Mustard (retired), Pumpkin Pie, Shimmery White (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic E15, E19, E21, E33, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (animals), My Favorite Things (leaves, pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circle), watercolor – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, embossing powder – Spellbinders Detail clear.


Turquoise and Navy Congratulations Card

An embossing folder really makes a quick card!

Happy Halloween!  (sorry I don’t have a card to match the holiday!)

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Clair Midnight, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, silver cord – Paper Mart.


You Are Mermazing Card

I used this cutie on a birthday card I needed to send, and made a second card with a fun sentiment.

I stamped the rock first, then masked it off to blend the sky and water. The mermaid was colored with Copics and die cut, but then I fussy cut it with detail scissors right against the embossing. I colored the raw edge with a black marker. I used an embossing folder on the water part of the card.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic B02, BG15, BV00, C3, E11, E21, E23, E51, V04, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing folder – Darice, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Distress Oxide Rustic Botanicals Cards

Here is a pair of cards made with Distress Oxide ink backgrounds.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Stardream Metallics Silver, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Royal Blue Diamond Birthday Card

Basic primary color card, suitable for male relative. This one is for my brother-in-law.    🙂

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous.


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Bavarian Themed Thinking of You Card

WOOT! I made this in under an hour yesterday morning!  Not saying the mojo stuck around after I got it put together, but I feel better.

So, context. Random, right? Nope. Offspring3 is back in Germany, although not in Bavaria for this trip. She has sent me photos of brezen (pretzels – YUM!), that is where the pretzels came in. The blue diamonds are on the Bavarian flag, so that seemed like the perfect backdrop.

Looking for a Bavarian flag image to post, I stumbled upon Sheldon & Amy demonstrating what I needed!

Offspring3 has already called dibs on this.

Guten tag!

Supplies: Stamps: Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip (retired), Stardream Metallics Gold, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.