Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Rose and Gold Petals Birthday Card

I created this from my old favorite petals stamps for personal use. I did make one for my card basket while all the supplies were out.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Rose Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Gold Detail.


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Diamond and Gold Sympathy Card

I made a sympathy version of the Project Runway inspired card from a few weeks ago.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Speckled Egg, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Wildflower Caring Cards

More spring flowers!

My tulips burst into bloom last week – WOOHOO! I really love watching spring happen!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Reverse Confetti, paper – Lawn Fawn Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, Sunflower, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, RV13, V04, V17, Y18, Y35, YG03, YG17, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Gerbera Daisy Variety Pack

A bunch of Gerbera cards happened. That daisy just makes me HAPPY!

The coloring process was relaxing.

I can’t decide if the yellow or the blue is my favorite of these three.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B02, B05, E29, G46, R11, R21, R24, Y18, Y35, YG03, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Vertical or Horizontal Striped Bookcase Cards?

I pulled out markers in one of my favorite color combinations – coral, yellow, and aqua. And made a bright and cheerful encouragement card.

A few days later, I pulled out brighter markers and colored the bookcase in horizontal stripes.

Which do you prefer – horizontal or vertical stripes?

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Smoky Slate, inks – Copic BG01, C3, C5, R02, RV04, Y06, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Direct to Paper Striped Birthday Card

Bold? Artsy? I need practice swiping my ink cubes across the paper. With the kraft paper layer, it reminds me of a serape blanket.

This was totally inspired by Joan Bardee at Dear Paperlicious. Her card (which had a floral stamp with the stripes) was on Instagram over a year ago – while I was not being crafty. I stored the idea away.

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Concord & 9th Poppy, Taylored Expressions Blueberry, Lime Zest, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Butterfly Wreath Cards

Springy colors are dominating my thoughts!

I cannot pick a favorite between the two – do you have a preference?

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Reverse Confetti, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B02, B21, R21, V04, Y06, Y08, Y21, YG23, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (butterfly wreath), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing folders – Darice (butterflies), Stampin’ Up! (bricks), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Recycled Lilly Pulitzer Paper Hello Cards

These went into stacks I was working on for family members. I still LOVE this Lilly Pulitzer wrapping paper.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Lilly Pulitzer gift wrap, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label, Spellbinders (rectangle tag), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Sassy Encouragement Cards

We all need encouragement!

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Essentials by Ellen, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, dies – Avery Elle (cup), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Antique Lace Sympathy Card

I am working on sympathy cards to add to my card basket.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.