Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Llama Tell You Card

Here is Lorenzo Llama again! Today, I die cut and popped him up on foam dimensionals over a pieced background.

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Wild Wasabi, inks – Copics E23, E41, E53, YG17, YR09, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillsides, stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Lorenzo), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine clear.



Eres Fabulosa Note Card

A lot of the stamp companies are offering monthly craft kits, limited edition items. They offer subscriptions (you don’t know what is coming to you until the products are revealed), or you can try to buy one of the sets on your own (it may go out of stock, if it is popular). I am not the target customer for monthly kits – LOL – I don’t have that much disposable income!

I have only purchased one or two of these monthly kits.

But, this month (April 2018), the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit was a MUST HAVE for me. The fiesta theme is so cute! The image above is from an add on set, called Shake Your Bones. A set full of Dia de los Muertos images!!

I scrambled to make this card Friday morning, and get it photographed before I gave it to Offspring3.

The sentiment means “you are fabulous”. This character is a version of La Calavera Catrina.

And…I don’t normally take my photos in direct sunlight. But, I was impatient, and I truly wanted PROOF that we had direct sunlight! Friday and Saturday were gorgeous sunny days. We are back to chilly & wet weather.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, inks – Copics BG18, R29, Y18, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Hero Arts (dancer), My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (banner), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

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Trio of Pink Encouragement Cards

More encouragement cards for someone going through breast cancer treatment.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Better Together, Crate Paper Good Vibes, My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, Pool Party, Sage Shadow (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Ranger clear, Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Hola Cacti Note Card

The Hola die is new to me (Technique Tuesday), and I thought it was perfect with the Good Vibes cacti paper.

Supplies: Paper – Crate Paper Good Vibes, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Technique Tuesday (Hola), floss – DMC.

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Lorenzo No Prob-Llama Card

This is Lorenzo the Llama, he is from Technique Tuesday. He has lots of great sentiments! I thought I would keep it clean and simple for my first Lorenzo card.

At one point in my youth, we lived in a neighborhood that was in the middle of farmland. A neighbor owned two llamas and kept them at one of the farms. I would go observe, but I never got close enough to get spit upon!

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Copics B06, C1, E33, E41, R29, R81, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Ranger clear.

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You Are Mermazing Card

It took me a long time to jump on the mermaid bandwagon. I caught a sale back in December, and have finally gotten around to inking the stamps.


Supplies: Stamps – My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Copics B02, BG10, BG15, E15, E33, E51, E57, RV04, Hero Arts Unicorn, VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Wink of Stella clear, die – My Favorite Things, watercolors – Kuretake Gansai Tambi, sequins – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, white.

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Outstanding Day Flamingos Card

I am working on another group of breast cancer encouragement cards.

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – American Craft Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.