Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Mother’s Day Card Duo

(Remember, you can click on any card image on my blog for a bigger view.)

The card on the left is for my mother-in-law, the one on the right is for my mother.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic G46, Y18, Y35, YG17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (bouquet, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), stencils – Neat & Tangled (scalloped), Newton’s Nook (shells), foil – ThermOWeb iCraft Opal, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Copic Colored Bouquets Mother’s Day Card

This one is for my mother-in-law. I stamped the bouquet 3 times and colored with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Copic BV00, E23, R02, R20, R21,V04, Y06, Y11, YG03, YG95, YR04, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Stenciled Posies Mother’s Day Card

Frantically trying to get Mother’s Day cards ready for my Mother and Mother-in-law. I didn’t pay attention to the calendar. YIKES! Mother’s Day is Sunday.

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, VersaMark, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Clean and Simple Sympathy Card

Here is another clean and simple card based on Julie Ebersole’s inspiration from Ellen Hutson’s blog .

I included it in the stash of cards I gave to my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


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Musical Trio Feliz Cumpleanos Card

I received this adorable Waffle Flower stamp set (titled Hola Mexico) as part of a Christmas gift from Offspring3, and this is the first time I have inked it. This turned out exactly as I imagined in my head.

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B02, E11, E15, E23, E33, E37, E53, R29, YG17, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y35, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


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Clean and Simple Hello Cards

My mother in law requested more greeting cards recently. I have been busy with non-crafty things, and my first thought was “I don’t really have time”.

Then, as luck would have it, Ellen Hutson posted a video by Julie Ebersole that inspired my simple layout.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Salty Ocean, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – FIligree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Gerberas Birthday Card

It seems like forever since I have posted. I have been very busy with elderly parent tasks for my in-laws.

I painted this for personal use. I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolors (Hydrus Set 1) – they are so vibrant.

I will admit, I had a difficult time trimming it down from the original size (8.5 x 5.5) to fit on a card front – I didn’t want to lose any of the flowers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Arches watercolor, Curious Metallic Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Set 1, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Softball Themed Birthday Card

My Dad celebrated his birthday over the weekend. His softball season has started again, it is almost all he talks about, so I (yet again!) went with a softball theme for his card. Note to self – find some new sports themed stamps for next year!

I die cut a circle and drew in the stitches in Prismacolor pencil. I hope it doesn’t look like I recycled a card I made for him while in elementary school. I didn’t have all these supplies back then!

I procrastinated until the last minute on this. Well, part  procrastination (kept hoping for a different idea!), part working on other things.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Pair of Anniversary Cards

Springtime means wedding anniversaries for both sets of parents here. I made similar cards for both couples this year.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Kaleidoscope DSP, Painted Blooms DSP, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Reverse Confetti (tag), Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Taylored Expressions (tag), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, jewels – Swarovski, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.