Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Bear Pair Valentine’s Day Card

This is the bear stamp I used on my parents Christmas cards – those I left white as polar bears. Sometime over the holidays, I saw someone else had colored the bears brown for a card – adorable.

So, I embossed the bears onto watercolor paper and gently watercolored them. The snow is even sparkly white watercolor (you can almost see it in the photo).

And, YES, this is the card I am sending to my parents for Valentine’s Day.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Penny Black, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Carmine Red (022), Light Gray (091), Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Sakura Koi, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Stampendous Detail clear, twine – MarkerPOP.


Watercolor Elephant with Balloons Birthday Cards

Offspring3 requested the card on the right for a little friend.

For the balloon strings, I separated a piece of embroidery floss into the 6 individual strands, and used a needle to “sew” them through the paper (and back to the front again) to tie around the elephant’s trunk.

The most difficult time was getting the “feliz cumpleaños” sentiment straight. Each word is an individual stamp (Hero Arts). With them being different fonts, even with the MISTI (and multiple grid template options to line them up!) it took me more than 5 tries to be satisfied.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Canson watercolor, Malmero Perle green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Papertrey Ink (one), Taylored Expressions (balloons, banner (left)), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, floss – Iris.


There Is No One Like You Note Card

This stamp set was on my craft table (I had used one of the sentiments on another card), and the little fairy spoke to me – “Stamp me, please!”

Her wings are covered with Wink of Stella clear – I just couldn’t get the sparkle to show in the photo.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, inks – Copic E23, E51, E53, E57, R14, R21, Y28, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Pink Love Is TWINS Baby Card

A friend requested this last week – I think the twins turned out really cute!

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink (retired), inks – Copic E21, R81, Y18, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Bright Floral Watercolor Bouquet Birthday Card

This bright bouquet is for my Aunt.

I am in love with this purple paper. I only bought a sample pack (years ago!), so I am hoarding it!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, inks – VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Blue (030), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


You Are Mermazing Card

It took me a long time to jump on the mermaid bandwagon. I caught a sale back in December, and have finally gotten around to inking the stamps.

#Adorable

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics B02, BG10, BG15, E15, E33, E51, E57, RV04, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


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Watercolored Best Fishes Card

This fish image and sentiment are from an old Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration set (2007!!).

I stamped the fish onto watercolor paper, used a water brush to blend the individual stripes, and then watercolored the blue around them.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor paper, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brilliant Blue (retired), Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Only Orange (retired), Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Real Brush Pen Cobalt Blue (031), dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Stampin’ Up! (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.