Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Blended Dahlia Birthday Card

This background was from my ink blending play last weekend. The dahlia stencil is just perfect.

What is going on in your world? Do you have a busy week ahead?

I have several sessions of physical therapy (plantar fasciitis) and 2 doctor’s appointments scheduled for myself. Not sure what my parents’ needs will be yet.

Supplies: Stamp – Taylored Expressions, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Taylored Expressions, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Blended Window Birthday Card

I recently won a random drawing for a My Favorite Things gift card. This window stencil was one of the items I chose.

Hope your week is going well.

Supplies: Stamp – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Provo Craft (flower outlines), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Royal Blue Pavers Birthday Card

This is a stencil I had never inked before. I am ready to ink it up again!

Supplies: Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up Poppy Parade, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Musical Trio Feliz Cumpleanos Card

I received this adorable Waffle Flower stamp set (titled Hola Mexico) as part of a Christmas gift from Offspring3, and this is the first time I have inked it. This turned out exactly as I imagined in my head.

Supplies: Stamps – Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B02, E11, E15, E23, E33, E37, E53, R29, YG17, Y21, Y26, Y28, Y35, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


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Watercolored Gerberas Birthday Card

It seems like forever since I have posted. I have been very busy with elderly parent tasks for my in-laws.

I painted this for personal use. I used Dr. Ph. Martin’s liquid watercolors (Hydrus Set 1) – they are so vibrant.

I will admit, I had a difficult time trimming it down from the original size (8.5 x 5.5) to fit on a card front – I didn’t want to lose any of the flowers.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Arches watercolor, Curious Metallic Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Set 1, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Softball Themed Birthday Card

My Dad celebrated his birthday over the weekend. His softball season has started again, it is almost all he talks about, so I (yet again!) went with a softball theme for his card. Note to self – find some new sports themed stamps for next year!

I die cut a circle and drew in the stitches in Prismacolor pencil. I hope it doesn’t look like I recycled a card I made for him while in elementary school. I didn’t have all these supplies back then!

I procrastinated until the last minute on this. Well, part  procrastination (kept hoping for a different idea!), part working on other things.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, ink – VersaMark, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Pastel Watercolored Bouquet Birthday Card

I found this stamped piece in one of my folders, and since it turned out to be Bristol cardstock, I did a bit of pale watercoloring with my ZIG pens. I do like how pale it turned out.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Yellow (050), die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powders – Ranger Super Fine Detail white, Stampendous Detail clear.


Bike Stripes Birthday Card

How about some happy, stripy bikes for a birthday card?

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hampton Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – VersaFine Clair Nocture, Tulip Red, Twilight, die – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Hummingbird Trio Birthday Card

This was created for my mother-in-law’s recent birthday.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic B02, BG20, V15, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Newton’s Nook (flowers, hummingbird), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.


Small Square Floral Birthday Card

Back to filling the empty spots in my card basket.

I do love this small square size – it is 4.25 x 4.25 inches, and can fit into a regular A2 envelope.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic E23, G46, R14, R20, R24, R29, R39, YG25, YG95, YR04, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.