Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Jet Trails Thinking of You Note Card

This background paper reminded me of Offspring2 and his time lapse photography.

Here is one of his photos:

The photo was taken in our front yard, the dotted lines are star trails (created by the rotation of the earth within the time lapse period), the curved trails are planes going out of BWI.

Here is a link to his portfolio if you are interested in seeing more of his work:  Jonathan’s portfolio  .

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Carta Bella Passport, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Peace Within Lilac and Orchid Note Card

I have seen a larger dandelion type flower on someone’s blog within the last week – maybe a new release?  WAIT! It’s part of a new Essentials by Ellen set that Julie Ebersole posted. (I have to admit, the sets with hands freak me out a bit – would never buy a hand set.)

ANYWHO…seeing the other dandelion made me pull out my old Stampin’ Up! heart dandelion stamp. I used markers to color the stamp. And I omitted the blowing dandelion seeds on my stamp by not coloring them.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Lovely Lilac (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black , embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Citron and Purple Get Well Wishes Card

Another get well option.

Most of my tulips have bloomed!

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Strathmore Bristol, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Note Card

These watercolor pieces were left over after the Watercolored Floral Wedding Card .

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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You’re Rawr-Some Note Card

Everyone needs to be told they are rawr-some at some point or another!

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic W2, YG25, YR0000, YR04, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Baseball Lover Birthday Card

This is the second card for my dad this year. The man lives & breathes baseball. Always has. His senior softball team is starting to practice, and he is so happy.

I stamped, embossed and colored the baseball items, then fussy cut them (the stamp set is from 2004 – before we had matching dies!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E33, E41, R29, Y26, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Clear.


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85th Birthday Card

My Dad turns 85 this week (time flies – LOL!).

The colors are a nod to his favorite baseball team – The Baltimore Orioles.

I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the sweatshirt. And ran a black marker along the cut edges to match the embossed black line.

Supplies:  Stamp – Gina K. Designs, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Provo Craft (numbers), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.