Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

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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.

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.

Instant Camera Smile Note Card

A card with a “smile” sentiment is always good to have in your stash.

The Spellbinders square fit perfectly into the tag grid lines – WOOT!  (The little things make me happy!)

Supplies:  Stamp – Altenew, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, C3, C5, C7, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (quilted tag), Spellbinders (square), Taylored Expressions (smile), corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Gekko Card

This gekko stamp has been staring at me this week (it shares storage space with the anniversary sentiment I used earlier in the week).

I decided to make the gekko in multiple colors (maybe it can change colors like a chameleon (inspired by Randall in “Monsters, Inc.”) when used on a card!).

Supplies:  Stamps – Rubber Stampede, Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry, Jelly Bean Green, Key Lime, Sea Glass, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Freshly Cut Grass, Merman, Plastic Flamingo, Sunflower, Simon Says Stamp Blue Violet, Hot Mama, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Brilliant Blue (retired), Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise (retired), VersaFine Deep Lagoon, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Let Your Dreams Take Flight Butterfly Card

When I got the paisley stamp out for yesterday’s card, I also grabbed the large swallowtail stamp.

The lime paper is sparkly metallic – which I could not capture with the camera.  (BOO!)

Supplies: Stamps – Reverse Confetti, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Lime, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Don’t Forget to Be Awesome Card

We’ve had a few really beautiful sunrises in the last week. I was inspired by the quickly shifting colors for this card.

The background stamp (Stampin’ Up! Paisley – retired) is wood mounted, and I didn’t quite get perfect coverage. I stamped the sentiment directly on the inked background – why block more of the color than necessary?

Here is the progression of Monday’s sunrise:

Some of the photos were taken from the kitchen, some from the bedroom directly above the kitchen. The first photo was taken at 6:55am, the last at 7:36am.

Supplies:  Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, VersaFine Onyx Black, jewels – Swarovski AB, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.