Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Hello Pumpkin Spice Card

Another morning card! (note to self:  turn off the morning TV and craft!)

Confession:  I have never had a pumpkin spice latte.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Right at Home, paper – Doodlebug Designs Boos & Brews, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, inks – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, dies – Hero Arts (whipped cream, cup), My Favorite Things (stitched rounded rectangle), corner punch – Stampin’ Up!, embossing powders – Stampendous Detail clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.

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On A Whim Hello Card

I pulled out my FAVORITE American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim paper pad (from 2 summers ago) to make this.

Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Poptone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, die – Essentials by Ellen.


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Ombre Hawaiian Shirt Cards

I had this stamp set out for last week’s Hibiscus on Navy Card , and the ombre ink pad was on my work table. Hmmmm.

And here is a note card, because you know I stamp multiple images in case I mess up!

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Hero Arts Ombre Mermaid, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Blue and Coral Butterflies Hello Card

The most difficult part of this card is gluing the butterflies to the base…I always wind up with glue on my hands!

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, ink – VersaMark, die – Hero Arts, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Mermaid and Clown Fish Hello Note Card

I painted the background with distress inks, and colored the adorable mermaid and fish with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, paper – Canson watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Copic BG15, BV00, E15, E19, E51, E57, V04, YR68, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (fish, mermaid), embossing powder – Ranger Super Fine Detail clear.


Snail Mail Note Card

YES, the retired Turtle & Co stamp set is still on my work table! (and I still haven’t finished my spring cleaning OR Mother’s Day cards! YIKES!)

I colored the snail with Copic markers, and added Glossy Accents to the shell (and a little bit of a slime trail).

My inner Star Wars geek has a message for you:  May the 4th be with you!

Supplies: Stamps – JustRite, Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Soft Sky, inks – Copic B0000, B00, B02, E51, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Hoppy Frogs Card

Another card from the retired Turtle & Co stamp set!

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa (retired), Green Galore (retired), inks – Copic YG06, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.