Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Trio of Nautical Themed Thank You Notes


Here are the final cards for my red, white, blue and nautical wedding thank you note project.

For the card on the right, I embossed using the wave folder, then flipped the paper so the waves were troughs, and blended ink over top.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampabilities, Stampin’ Up, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Real Red, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – My Favorite Things (anchor), Reverse Confetti (rounded rectangle), Spellbinders (circles, star), Taylored Expressions (banners), embossing folders – Darice (waves), Provo Craft (stars), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder Clear, Ranger Silver Pearl, linen thread – Stampin’ Up!, twine – MarkerPop.


I Love You to the Moon and Back Note Card


I colored the rocket with Copic markers, blended ink around the image, and used an embossing folder that makes the gray cardstock look like craters on the moon’s surface. Well, at least I HOPE that is what you see. 😉

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B28, R29, Y13, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


Best Day Ever Note Card


I was craving copper embossing powder! I paired it with some fall flower colors.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, Whisper White, inks – Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper


Watercolored Daisies Birthday Card


This is the second card I made for Mom’s birthday. Quite frankly, I don’t think she even looked at it, she was fighting so valiantly with the envelope! (Note to self: stop putting Mom’s cards in envelopes when they are hand delivered!)

I used my Sakura Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box (adorable little box of paints!).

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, watercolors – Sakura Koi, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


Turn It Teal 2016 – Floral Thinking of You Card


September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The symptoms are very unspecific, so it is difficult to detect the cancer in its early stages.

For more information, please visit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition website.

For my background, I used 3 stamps from Altenew’s Hennah Elements, and masks made out of post it notes. I am in love with how it turned out!

henna-elements-masks(these are the post it note masks I used)

I applied foil to a scrap of Heidi Swapp Minc paper using a laminator, and then die cut the ribbon out of the foiled paper.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, Papertrey Ink, paper – Heidi Swapp Minc Sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, VersaFine Smoky Gray, dies – Provo Craft (ribbon), Stampin’ Up! (banner), foil – Heidi Swapp Minc Foil, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Teal and Lilac Encouragement Card


A color combination suggested by Offspring3. I think next time, I need less white, more of the vibrant colors!

Supplies: Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Lovely Lilac (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Hennah Elements Single Flower Birthday Card


This is one of the birthday cards I made for my Mom. I used Altenew’s Hennah Elements (new to me, and I can’t put it away! More Henna Elements in future posts!), and masked the flower to stamp the leaves. Then, I colored it all with Copic markers. The flower is more orange in person, I could not get the color to quite balance with my photo editor.

Supplies: Stamps – Altenew, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic R24, R29, R39, YG03, YG95, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!,  embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.