Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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Sunny Smiles Citrus Card

I pulled out the Essentials by Ellen’s Rustic Botanicals stamp set to work on a Mother’s Day card.

And got hijacked by this circle stamp that reminds me of sliced citrus fruit.

So, I went with it. Happy. Bright.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Only Orange (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Only Orange (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – We R Memory Keepers.



I Adore You Card

This looked like a good card to post for a Friday!

Have a good weekend!

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Pool Party, Real Red, inks – Copic B05, E33, R29, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside), Spellbinders (circle, rectangle), Taylored Expressions (dog), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.


Pink Floral Birthday Card

I was watching political talking heads on TV one night, and I wanted to color. This happened.

(Really, I watch political talking heads on TV most nights…I am not really political, but I find the palace intrigue entertaining.)

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, inks – Copics C1, RV13, RV14, RV19, YG17, VersaMark Onyx Black, embossing powders – Ranger clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

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Hang in There Sloth Card

This mini stamp set is another gift from Offspring3. I love the happy sloth!

I blended in using two masks – one to cover the sloth (and keep him un blue!), one that covered the card but left a circle.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, inks – Copic E15, E23, E57, W1, W3, YG23, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders (circle), Taylored Expressions (banner, frame), embossing powder – Ranger clear.

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Hola Spanish Tiles Note Card

This Hola sentiment stamp is in the Technique Tuesday set with Lorenzo the Llama.

I thought this paper by ScrapBerry looked like Spanish tile.

Offspring3 snagged it as soon as I had it photographed.

Supplies: Stamp – Technique Tuesday, paper – Curious Metallics Gold LeafNeenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory.


Smiling Pineapple Note Card

Who wouldn’t love a cute, smiling pineapple??

I was inspired by some smiling pineapples on the Paper Smooches blog.

The Hero Arts pineapple is not quite so whimsical, but I think she pulls of the smile quite well!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pixie Pink, inks – Copic Multiliner, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (pineapple), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2018

Early in April, I was watching the premiere of the Trading Spaces reboot…and of course there was a paint chip commercial. Paint chips! Gotta do it for my friends!

These got mailed out before Offspring3 and I left on our adventure.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Bo Bunny Garden Party, Crate Paper Good Vibes, Home Depot paint chips, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.