Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


65th Anniversary Card

One would think that with the current social distancing and stay at home COVID-19 situation that I would be crafting every day.

Nope. No crafty mojo here (must be locked down somewhere else!).

I’ve been walking most days (not fantastic during spring allergy time for me! The pollen really bothers me.), checking on my parents, playing Sudoku on my phone, and doing regular chores. My husband and I ventured out for a Safeway/Target run yesterday. Not crowded, per se, but more people than I expected. And some people are not good about the 6 feet of separation. I think I was holding my breath when people got too close.

SO…my in-laws are celebrating their 65th anniversary this week. I pulled out my supplies to make a card.

The silver mirror “shadow” of the numbers is difficult to see – it is mostly reflecting the bright pink of my pajamas! (I took the photo in the basement at night – it turned out incredibly well, all things considered. Just couldn’t get a shot that didn’t reflect the pink.)

Stay safe, keep the distance!

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Silver Mirror, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.



Life is a Wonderful Experiment Card

I made this with Valentine’s Day in mind (I am not a mushy Valentine person!). But it could be anniversary or encouragement as well.

Supplies:  Stamps – My Favorite Things, Taylored Expressions, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

Night Sky Forever and Always Card

I wanted a blended background behind this die, and I found a “night sky” in my completed pieces folder.

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – Taylored Expressions.


Red White and Blue Rustic Diamond Anniversary Card

Funny how I ended up with mostly red, white and blue cards this week?!

Supplies:  Stamps – Rubber Stampede, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue (retired), VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Beachy Vibes Anniversary Card

I was up against a time constraint for this card, and I pulled out my favorite Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper to create a beachy card.

This one was for personal use.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, enamel dots – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Floral and Gingham Anniversary Card

YES, I got motivated after dinner Wednesday night.

I decided to save myself some time by using colored cardstock for the flowers and leaves instead of coloring the images.

Sadly, I am almost out of Orchid Opulence and YoYo Yellow scraps.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, Taylored Expressions, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Orchid Opulence (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired, textured version), inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

Anniversary Bouquet Card

Coloring my “gym pansy” for yesterday’s post got me in the mood for more purple flowers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Rubber Stampede, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Orchid Opulence (retired), inks – Copic BV01, BV04, V04, V09, V15, V17, YG03, YG25, YG95, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.