Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Rectangle Block Background Cards

Using the solid rectangle stamp helped me avoid coloring or blending the background.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail gold.


Flowers in Bloom Hello Cards

I did a trio of hello cards – one goes in my basket, one goes in a pile for Offspring3, one goes in a pile for my mother-in-law.

Here are the other two cards:

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, paint chips – Home Depot, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, Prismacolor pencils – PC911, PC933, PC1011, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl


Crazy for Old Background Stamps!

Recently, I was simultaneously working on cards for Offspring3, mother-in-law, and my card basket. Since I am still battling a little bit of Low MOJO, I thought I would pull out old Stampin’ Up! background stamps that help fill up the front of a card (without much effort from ME!). I already had the diamond background out to work on the Project Runway inspired card.

I can’t even explain how much joy this stamping gave me!

I could just add a sentiment (like the card at the top, or this one below):

Or I could add a few accent stamps and a sentiment:

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, inks – Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Diamond Background Card – Fashion Inspired

The past few months, I have been watching episodes of Project Runway season 19 while I complete my weekly ironing on Sunday afternoons.

The episode where the contestants get to create their own fabrics (season 19, episode 4, this is the winning outfit by Shantall Lacayo) gave me this inspiration:

Bad photo taken of my basement TV!

So, I pulled out my ancient Stampin’ Up! Print Pattern background stamp and a Gina K. Designs set with tiny pieces (name unknown) and went to work.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, inks – Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment label), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


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Small Hello Wreath Card

I had the Gina K. Designs wreath builder out on my craft table for something else, and stamped this up pretty quickly.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, stencil – Gina K. Designs wreath builder, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Quick Scrapbook Paper Thank You Cards

A few more thank you cards – using scrapbook paper makes them really quick!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – DCWV No Prob Llama, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ScrapBerry Mediterranean Dreams, Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Silver Pearl.


Red and Royal Baby Card

When I made the Joe Cool card a few weeks ago, I made an extra royal brick background. I looked at it a few days later, and decided it needed to be a baby card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, Sugar Pea Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pure Poppy, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaMark, dies – Sugar Pea Designs (onesie), Taylored Expressions (banner), stencil – Taylored Expressions, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Daisies on Paint Chip Cards

My paint chip stash was calling me!

I thought the daisy stamp worked really well for this color block chip, as well as just the single color chip below.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Shadow, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, paint chips – Home Depot, Lowe’s, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Blended Bookcase Thinking of You Card

I just love this library background! I did some ink blending over top of it rather than coloring individual elements.

And of course I had to use the leftover bit to make another card!

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Cornish Heritage Farms, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (label), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are the Valentine cards that I made but did not blog individually.

Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Curious Metallics Iridescent Pearl (I think!), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise, inks – C5, C7, E21, E23, E33, V04, V17, 100, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Black Onyx, dies – My Favorite Things (mermaid, rock), Taylored Expressions, stencil – My Favorite Things, sequins – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampabilities, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, Real Red, inks – Copic C3, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Sunny Studio, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, inks – Copic C3, C5, R89, Stampin’ Up! Going Gray (retired), Pink Passion (retired), Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spun Sugar, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequin hearts – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMagic Red Magic, stencil – Gina K. Designs wreath builder, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Set Infra Violet, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic C3, C5, R11, YG25, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequin heart – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E53, Y18, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic B18, C1, R29, V17, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Taylored Expressions, embossing folder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.