Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Happy Holidays Husky Card

OK, YES, the blending brushes still have my attention! This time, the base for the blending was Bristol card stock.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then let those colors dictate the colors for the background blend. From the bottom:  Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet.

Supplies:  Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Shimmery White, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copic 100, B24, BG10, BG23, C3, C5, C7, R21, V17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Wilted Violet, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – Newton’s Nook (dog/snowman), Simon Says Stamp (banner), Spellbinders (oval), embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.

Remember Note Card

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to remember those military service men and women who have died defending the USA.

Supplies:  Stamps – JustRite, paper – Gmund Royal, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Stardream Vista (I think? It’s an old scrap!), ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders (rectangle tag, wonky rectangle), Taylored Expressions (floral stem), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


St. Patrick’s Day Card – 2019

I am ahead of schedule with this (St. Patrick’s Day cards usually fall through the cracks for me – very last minute!) – but I need it off of my “to do” list. This is for my parents.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Just for Fun, paper – My Favorite Things Field Day, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stardream Metallic Gold, inks – VersaMark Vintage Sepia, VersaMark, die – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.

Holly and Dogs New Year’s Card

Here is the completed New Year’s card that I mailed out last week. Offspring3 gifted me the adorable dog stamp for Christmas, I had to use it.

Supplies:  Stamp – Recollections, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Garden Green, inks – Copic C5, C7, E15, E23, E29, E33, E51, E53, G17, N4, R21, R29, T5, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Happy New Year Card

Happy New Year!

I have no firework stamps or paper, but I thought the Watercolor Galaxy paper by Brutus Monroe would work – nature’s fireworks.

I am working diligently on my holiday cards (with the Happy New Year sentiment) – I will post about them after they get mailed.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Brutus Monroe Watercolor Galaxy, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

LLama Note Card

Last of the Christmas cards for personal use.

If you need me, I’ll be napping for a few days!  😉

Supplies:  Stamp – Technique Tuesday, paper – Crate Paper (Good Vibes), Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Shine Pearl, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic E23, E37, E41, E57, G03, R20, R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched hillside – the side without the stitching!), Technique Tuesday (llama), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads…

YES, this is only some of what I have been baking for the past week. As I am typing (Sunday evening), I still have a pan of brownies to make (Monday), and a batch of pretzel rolls (Christmas morning – they have to be fresh).

PLEASE NOTE:  I have not started my holiday cards!  Nada, zilch, zippo. I do have a “Happy New Year” stamp, I am all set!

On this Christmas Eve, I wish you peace. May the magic of the season shine!