Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Blended Sea Tones Birthday Card

This color scheme was inspired by a blog post by Kristina Werner. Gorgeous! (and, yes, I WANT that peony stencil!)

I made mine into a birthday card, and added a few coordinating sequins.

It makes me HAPPY!

Supplies:  Stamp – Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, Hero Arts Fiesta Teal, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Heidi Swapp, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Butterfly Circle Birthday Card

This is card #2 for my mother-in-law – her birthday is next week.

I had been looking at a Reverse Confetti stamp set that has a butterfly wreath. Pretty. BUT, no disposable income to be found in my craft wallet.

Do I have a small butterfly stamp that I can use with the Gina K. Designs wreath builder?? (YES)

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, paper – Curious Metallics Lime, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Yellow, Taylored Expressions Jelly Donut, Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Yet ANOTHER Square Card!

Hello, hello!

I have the new computer up & running, and all of my files restored.  WHEW!

This card is for my mother-in-law.

I stamped the wreath on Bristol, and used my Real Brush pens.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (way, way retired!), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Green (040), Light Green ((041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050), die – Spellbinders, sequins – Darice, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Sunrise Rooster Birthday Card

I had the leftover sunrise pieces from last week’s card, and I knew I wanted to use the sunrise with a colorful rooster.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, inks – Copic B06, BG15, C7, R24, R29, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (sunray cutting plate), Newton’s Nook (rooster), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Around the Hen House Birthday Card

You will be seeing multiple chicken themed cards this week! I have wanted this Newton’s Nook stamp set since it was released, but I was unsure how many chicken cards I would actually make. So, I waited, to see how many ideas I would come up with. Thanks to Offspring3 for the gift!

I stamped the group of chickens twice (I envisioned a crowded hen house!). I lightly stenciled some clouds in the sky and a bit of dirt beneath the little chicken feet.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic E11, E19, E23, E33, E51, E53, R29, YR04, YR09, Y35, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Daisies on Navy Birthday Card

TGIF!!! So glad Friday got here – it has been a long week. Not really sure WHY it has been a long week?? I did lose one day (spent it on the couch in the basement, so I could tend to the laundry machines without much movement!) to side effects from a Shingles vaccine. And I spent yesterday (which is my normal cleaning day) amazed at how much dust & grime had accumulated over the holidays (I didn’t have a regular cleaning day – I did a few freshen up things, vacuumed a few times). OH.MY.GOODNESS.

I used this bunch of daisies earlier this week, as traditional white daisies. But all along, I saw them on dark cardstock. With colored pencils.

Again, I am not sure if the sentiment strip. Maybe change it to pink with silver embossing?

Have a good weekend!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallics Silver, ink – VersaMark, colored pencils – Prismacolor, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Taylored Expressions (banner), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Square Turquoise Daisy Birthday Card

This one was for personal use.

How were your holidays?

Ours were OK. We celebrated Christmas together as a family the weekend after Christmas, due to Offspring1 travel.

Biggest tragedy was dropping a large Pyrex mixing bowl and the glass shards *POSSIBLY* spraying into a large batch of macaroni & shrimp salad that I was making for one of my cousins on Christmas Eve. We cleaned up all the glass. Husband ran to the grocery store to purchase more shrimp. Offspring3 scooted to a local antique store and bought me a replacement Pyrex mixing bowl (she is sweet!). I made a new batch of macaroni & shrimp salad for my cousin. Husband (mostly) and Offspring3 ate all of the *possibly contaminated* macaroni & shrimp salad, with no visible complications so far.

Happy New Year! May 2020 be kind to us all!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Karen Foster Snap Stamps, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Broken China, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Yellow (050), dies – Essential by Ellen (daisy), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, circle punch -Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white, twine – Martha Stewart.