Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Looking For You Card

As I was making this (admittedly, SUBDUED) card, I thought of all of the bright color combinations that would be fabulous for it. Luckily, this stamp set has lots of sentiments, so you may see another version of this in the near future.

Each frame is double layered (navy over black, pattern over royal). The hearts in the background were blended through a stencil.

Supplies:  Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – KaiserCraft Havana Nights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Hickory Smoke, VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – My Favorite Things, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Pinkest Flamingos Note Card

I was looking to do something NOT FLORAL.  (sorry, floral is my go to thing!)

I still managed to get some of my favorite pink on the card, even without the flowers.

On the home front, I have successfully taken all of Christmas down and packed it away for next year. I even took the time to replace burnt out bulbs on the tree (so it will be ready to go in December).

Supplies:  Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Smoky Slate, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Picked Raspberry, dies – Spellbinders (ovals), Technique Tuesday (flamingo), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.


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Washi Encouragement Note Card

I stumbled upon a small pack of Pinkfresh Studio Felicity washi stickers (these were free with an order last year? Maybe Simon Says Stamp?) in my paper storage on Monday – a quick and easy encouragement note card was born.

And, if you have clicked to enlarge the photo and noticed the tiny strand of pink lint behind the washi tape (next to the sentiment), you will be happy to know that I spent 10 delicate minutes peeling back the tape and removing the strand. Alas, I was not motivated to take a new photo.  🙂

Supplies:  Paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, washi stickers – Pinkfresh Studio Felicity, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh.