Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Enveloper Hello Girl Birthday Card

This was created for personal use.

I love the girl/foliage stamp from Waffle Flower, but I struggle with how to color it. This time, I used by MISTI tool, and colored each individual element and stamped separately. Multiple times (the main image was probably stamped 40 times!), because my old Stampin’ Up! markers were not giving me great coverage on the clear stamp. I am mostly pleased with the finished product.

If you have any suggestions about what type of markers will give me more coverage on a clear stamp, please leave me a comment!!  (thanks!)

I stamped butterflies on the background, and then added an embossed butterfly and an embossed sentiment.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Basic Black, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Certainly Celery (retired), Creamy Caramel (retired), Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, Orchid Opulence (retired), Pretty in Pink (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), sequins – Darice,  embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Box of Note Cards – Pink Theme

Here is the box of note cards that I gave to my friend who had the Chemo Care Bags project.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Avocado Arts, Gina K Designs, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Calypso Coral, Painted Blooms DSP, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Stowaway Cards

Offspring3 went to Spain for 5 weeks this summer for a study abroad program.


Of course I stashed some cards in her suitcase. For the times that Skype and Facebook messaging were not quite tactile enough.

Most of the cards contain an image or paper that she has gifted me.


Painted Enveloper Series Mother’s Day Card

For this card, I stamped in black and embossed. Then, I carefully watercolored the flowers and butterflies. When that was dry, I lightly watercolored the sky. I was really happy with it, until I thought, “Oh, let me wipe of the embossed areas, just in case there is some color still sitting on top of the embossing – I don’t want the recipient to get painted fingers.” Now there are several smudges. My final touch was splatterings of clear Wink Of Stella.

So, helpful readers, how should I remove the residual paint color that sits on top of embossed areas? I know I rubbed – I should not have done that. Would just blotting work?

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), ZIG Wink of Stella, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Black, White and Pink Floral Note Card

This is another stamp is from the Waffle Flower Enveloper Li’l Bird stamp set.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Iridescent Nature Scene Card

Waffle Flower recently released a new series of stamps called Enveloper, the artist is Helen Dardik. I am in love with the art style!

I stamped with VersaFine ink, and covered it with Pearl Ex mixed with clear embossing powder, and heated. Love the green against the navy.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Pearl Ex Duo Blue-Green, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Crystal Clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.