Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Aqua and Gold Embossed Birthday Card

Sometimes when I am in the middle of creating one card, another card idea muscles its way into my brain and I can’t complete the first card until I make the new card. This was one of those cards.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Gold Detail.


What the Cluck Birthday Card

This one was for my Dad’s birthday.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic BG13, BG23, E15, E19, E29, E33, E51, E53, R14, R29, Y17, Y35, YR14, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (curved speech bubble), Simon Says Stamp (straight speech bubble), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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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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.


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.


Tulips for Days

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This past weekend I went TULIP CRAZY. Seriously.

I was inspired by a tulip stamp I saw last week – that I don’t have, I don’t have the craft funds to purchase (and, really, I would use it for March & April, then it would sit the rest of the year).

So I pulled out my old, wood mount tulip stamps. Made 16 cards, and have 2 more images (a newer, mixed bouquet stamp) colored but not made into cards yet. Always good to pull out the old stuff to see if it still works – of course it does! (why else would I have kept it in my basement this long – the old favorites ALWAYS work!)

The thank you set (of 8) is for my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Pop-Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Grape, Old Olive, Pure Poppy, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, R29, RV13, V04, V17, YG03, YG17, YG23, Y18, Y35, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Real Red, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, tri-frame), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strips), Spellbinders (ovals, rectangle), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail Gold,


Graphic Style, Feminine Style or Combined?

This is the combination of graphic & feminine. This graphic birthday block stamp is a favorite of mine, but I usually only color individual blocks for a very graphic card. I took the plunge and stamped a feminine background in a light color ink, then stamped the birthday block over top. Did you see the light bulb fire over my head??? LOVE the result.

See what I mean? Very graphic. No softness.

Here is the feminine background. Lovely, but depending on the color I choose for stamping, it may look like wallpaper from maternal grandma’s house circa 1950! (Note: paternal grandma’s house had no wallpaper.)

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Sour Apple, inks – Copic YG25, Lawn Fawn Fresh Lavender, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Blended Lace Birthday Card

For my mother-in-law’s birthday.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, inks – Lawn Fawn Sunflower, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (stitched square), Spellbinders (ovals), stencil – Newton’s Nook, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.