Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Pawsitively Furtastic Valentine Card

This is my Valentine for Offspring2. He has been visiting a cat shelter of late, knowing he cannot bring any home!

I added an ink blended area on the blue layer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), inks – Copic C5, R20, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Satin Red, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (cat), stencil – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Rainbow Floral Wreath Hola Card

Another small, square card – just the way things are cropping for me right now.

For years, I have seen Laura Bassen and Jennifer McGuire make rainbow cards.

I finally took the time to TRY. (I really have something else I should be working on, so this is pure procrastination!)

Cute, right??

After I got the wreath stamped, I had a difficult time finding a sentiment to fit in the middle (this was my 4th try). Silly me, HOLA should have been my first choice since Offspring3 is traveling in a Spanish speaking country right now.  (Te amo, chica!!  😉  )

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Happy You’re My Friend Square Card

I colored this image with really bright markers last week, but today I left it just as a black and white card.

Still stunning!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Make Today Beautiful Card

My new Newton’s Nook stamp sets were still on my craft table (ready to be put away), when I pulled out my *never been used* Lawn Fawn sunray coverplate die.

I had a Reese’s “You got peanut butter in my chocolate”, “no, you got chocolate in my peanut butter” moment.

The cut sunrays were staring at me, and the “make today beautiful” sentiment jumped out.

I added a few sequins, just to make the sunrise glint.

YAY!

Happy Friday!

Supplies:  Stamp – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, sequins – Doodlebug Designs, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Let Your Dreams Blossom Square Card

The flowered frame on this is all one stamp. I colored it with Copic markers, and then added a sentiment.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic 100, B02, E23, E57, G03, G46, R29, RV14, V04, V17, Y35, YG25, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Guess What? Chicken Butt Note Card

One of the offspring still says this to me!

I had trouble photographing this – the first photo I had the card taped shut, so you can see the chicken through the window. Overall gloomy day on Monday, the lighting was just never optimal.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Heidi Swapp, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Orange (070), Yellow (050), dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Plaid and Cheery Pig Card

I love this plaid paper with this pig, but I am not sure I will keep that sentiment. Cute enough in theory…maybe not in execution.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, inks – Copic B0000, R02, YG03, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Newton’s Nook (pig), Taylored Expressions (photo frame), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Sticking By Me Small Square Card

Offspring3 gifted me some new Newton’s Nook stamps for Christmas, I have just started playing with them. L-O-V-E them!

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, inks – Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Lawn Fawn Deep Sea, Stampin’ Up! Pear Pizzazz, VersaFine Onyx Black, corner rounder – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


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People Issues Blended Card

I ordered the 2nd set of snarky sentiments to go with this Essentials by Ellen Voices in My Head lady. And I had a day last week when I needed someone to send this card to ME.  😉

I struggle with the background for her. This time, I blended some Distress Oxide Ink over her (she was covered with masking paper).

In case you are wondering, the inspiration for the gray stripy hair is MY HAIR. I have been growing out my hair color (18 months now – still have some colored tips on one side – the longer side of the side part), and I now have brown & gray stripy hair. Not unattractive – I am glad I have muscled through the awkward stages with no emergency highlights or super short pixie and made it to the other side!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic E21, E23, E37, E53, W3, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Green and Turquoise Rawr-some Note Card

Adding this to the “animal” section of my card basket.

Supplies:  Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise (retired), inks – Copic B002, YG0000, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.