Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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You Give Me Butterflies Card

This is another sentiment from my new My Favorite Things sentiment set.

The butterflies are all punched from American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim scraps with a Martha Stewart punch (it punches 2 small and one large butterfly at once, if you want 3 butterflies).

I did think, “oh, my, what have I gotten myself into??” about halfway through the gluing process. I am in love with the final card.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Stardream Silver, ink – VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, punch – Martha Stewart, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

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Have A Beautiful Day Tile Card

This beautiful tile paper is from the Kaiser Craft Havana Nights pad. It is embossed – I could not get a good photo to show the shiny embossed detail.

I am working on a specific set of encouragement cards for someone. (waving at YOU, Pati K!)

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – KaiserCraft Havana Nights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Taylored Expressions Strawberry Milkshake, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Navy (retired), organdy ribbon – Offray.


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You Are My Love Puffin Card

Another gift from Offspring3!

I dotted the “ground” with my Copics – to look like a rocky perch for the puffin pair.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Real Red, inks – Copic B0000, C1, C3, C5, C7, YR04, YR68, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger clear.


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You Make My Heart Flutter Card

I splurged on a new set of My Favorite Things sentiments last month. I haven’t used my Hero Arts butterfly die in a while, it made me happy to pull it out again.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry’s Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Sky, ink – VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Viking Valentine Card

Offspring3 found this stamp for my birthday…with one of the neighbor’s kids in mind. The oldest neighbor kiddo is 5, and she is a chatterbox. She has been a viking the past 2 Halloweens, and she even gets her Daddy to dress up, too.

I made dots with my Copic markers for the ground – I was thinking rocky, dirty terrain, with a little ice/snow mixed in.

Supplies: Stamp – Avery Elle, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Red Glitter, inks – Copic B0000, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, , E00, E15, E23, E41, E53, E57, N4, N7, W3, W7, T3, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Hickory Smoke, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (hearts), stencil – Inky Antics, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – MarkerPop.


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Sending You Sunshine Note Card

Here is another note card using the Waffle Flower stamp set called Little Sunshine.

I stamped in VersaFine, heat embossed with clear powder, and colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.

Mom Update:  Mom is recuperating at home, she got released on Thursday. The procedure and the hospital stay have really wiped her out. Lots of naps are happening. My Dad is struggling with his Nurse Ratched duties. I am visiting daily to check on both of them (they live 4 miles away, very convenient).

Supplies: Stamp – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Daffodil Delight, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, pencils – Prismacolor, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Martha Stewart.


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Teal, Lilac and Olive Belated Birthday Card

I wanted to use the You Are Lovely set from Hero Arts, but not use one of my go to color combinations. SO…I thought for a bit, and pulled out a color combination from some other year. Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive. I am 98% happy with the way it turned out. I would be 100% happy with it if I still had a stash of retired Lovely Lilac cardstock to use as the mat.  😉

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lilac (retired), Old Olive, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.