Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Stowaway Cards

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

#missedher

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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


You’re Amazing Floral Card

amazing petals

I’m still working on encouragement cards.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Another Awesome Card

pacific and red awesome flowers

“Awesome” is one of the favorite superlatives in our house. I love being able to put it on a card!

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Satin Red, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.