Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Have a Beautiful Day Bouquet Card

(as always, click on any photo to enlarge!)

Last week, Jenny at gingerninjacrafts blog made a card called Cocktail Friday .

I really loved the combination of citrus colors, and used them in a card. Thanks, Jenny, for the inspiration!

I first stamped the bouquet in a really light ink and heat set it. I wanted to be able to blend the individual flowers – difficult because they are small. After heat setting the blended colors, I stamped the bouquet again in a brown ink and embossed with clear powder.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Vintage Sepia, die – Avery Elle, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, twine – Martha Stewart.

So Special Butterfly Card

I made this blended background ages ago, it was just hanging out in one of my folders. This week, I thought it needed a butterfly!

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Stardream Metallic Flame, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Hero Arts (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), stencil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Seagull with Chip Note Card

I would love to be on a beach with a seagull trying to steal my lunch right about now.

Hurry up, SPRING!!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic C03, C05, C07, YR04, Y11, Y13, Lawn Fawn Manatee, VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Essentials by Ellen, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Wisteria Brighter Days Note Card

This sentiment is from an Avery Elle stamp set. I have been meaning to use it for a while – it is just perfect.

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.

On A Whim Vertical Waves Card

Drat the Polar Vortex!!  It feels like ice planet Hoth here!  (And this is only the Mid-Atlantic – not a northern border state that is really FROZEN.) The thermometer on my kitchen window read -1 degrees (Fahrenheit) yesterday morning at 5:30 AM.


Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper will help my mood. I did a little vertical layering.

Supplies:  Stamp – Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.

Thinking of You Floral Scallops Note Card

For this card, I embossed a scallops die (Essentials by Ellen) instead of die cutting with it. I like the background texture it created.

Supplies:  Stamp – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Orchid Opulence (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), YoYo Yellow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Paper Smooches (flowers), sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!.


I Like You a Waffle Lot Cards

I had Technique Tuesday’s Waffle Lot stamp set out working on a Valentine card.

I used masking to stamp a waffle background.

I made an extra one, just to have around.

For this one, I pulled out an old Provo Craft embossing folder (Traffic Jam) to repeat the waffle dents on the background.

Supplies:  Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic E23, E53, Y13, Y18, Stampin’ Up! Coffee Cake, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Papertrey Ink (mat stack), Spellbinders (circle), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.