Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Watercolored Purple Poppies Sympathy Card

I chose to watercolor on Bristol paper for this card, being careful to not use too much water.

Supplies:  Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker Black (010), watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


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Feel Better Soon BandAid Card

I struggled with this the entire way. The rubber stamp was dry rotting (lack of use?  defective batch?). It was a Sale-a-Bration set from 2013, and I never got any of the images to stamp very well. When I finished this card, the set went into the trash can.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Floral Die Cuts on Embossed Background Birthday

I used similar colors and flowers on a card recently that was for personal use. I made a second card for my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Essentials by Ellen (flowers, leaves), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment banner), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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She Believed Note Card

I found this image in one of my scrap folders, and added some Copic coloring around it for this note card.

To be honest, I am not even sure if I still own this stamp! I bought it for one specific project 4 or 5 years ago, and struggled to get it stamp consistently solid. I did a quick search in my stamp storage this morning, didn’t find it.

Supplies:  Stamp – Inkadinkado, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Copic BG0000, BG01, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Floral Encouragement Card

I have used this stamp with this color combination before, and I had stamped an extra envelope to match last time.

I was inspired by Kristina Werner’s use of border stamps to stamp both the top and the bottom of the panel.

Supplies:  Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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Pink and Black I Adore You Floral Card

Another old wood block stamp that I found while searching for something else.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampendous, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.