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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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.

Rawr Means “I Love You” Card

Because Offspring3 is so generous, I am still working my way through mini stamp sets.

Isn’t this little guy adorable?

And the sentiment is split into 3 stamps, so you can change the translation of RAWR to be anything you want it to be. (GENIUS!)

Supplies: Stamps – Lawn Fawn, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copics C00, C3, YG23, VersaMark Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn, embossing powder – Ranger clear.

My Kind of Quirky Black and White Note Card

I had this eyeglass die cut on my craft table, and thought “perfect for a black and white note”!

Supplies: Stamp – My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Ranger Fine Detail clear, twine – Stampin’ Up!


Orchid and Pink Valentine’s Day Card

Last of the Valentines…I had to wait to be sure it was delivered.

The stamp is from Target’s $1 Aisle ($3 for 4 different “I love you” stamps) – thanks, Offspring3!

Only regret – I should have tried to form a heart with the white floss as I was gluing it down.

Another horrible mass shooting at a high school yesterday – just feeling hollow. Thoughts and prayers to the community involved.

Supplies: Stamp – Horizon Group, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Taylored Expressions Strawberry Milkshake, ink – Hero Arts Unicorn, die – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Crate Paper, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, floss – DMC.


I Like You Note Card

I love punny cards – I would rather get a punny card over a romantic card any day.

(and, YES, from Offspring3!  😉  )

Supplies: Stamps – Technique Tuesday, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, ink – Copic E23, E53, Y13, Y18, VersaFine Deep Lagoon, Onyx Black, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Ranger clear.