Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Last Minute Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day cards flummoxed me this year. I made all 4 of the ones I needed as close to the deadline (mother-in-law cards require mailing, my mother I can hand deliver) as humanly possible. Finished these 2 Sunday morning.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, Taylored Expressions, paper – A Muse (green with cream dots), Curious Metallics Blueprint, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic BV000, E37, R24, R29, Y35, YG17, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, dies – ProvoCraft (flowers, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Yellow Mother’s Day Cards

Cards for my mother-in-law. She loves yellow.

Supplies: Stamps – Brutus Monroe, Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, paper – Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic (yellow gingham), Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, inks – Copic B0000, C3, C5, R14, Y17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, dies – Essentials by Ellen (daisy), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), Spellbinders (circle), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classy Copper.


Mother’s Day Card Duo

(Remember, you can click on any card image on my blog for a bigger view.)

The card on the left is for my mother-in-law, the one on the right is for my mother.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, inks – Copic G46, Y18, Y35, YG17, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Avery Elle (bouquet, leaves), Spellbinders (circles), stencils – Neat & Tangled (scalloped), Newton’s Nook (shells), foil – ThermOWeb iCraft Opal, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Copic Colored Bouquets Mother’s Day Card

This one is for my mother-in-law. I stamped the bouquet 3 times and colored with Copic markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Black Licorice, inks – Copic BV00, E23, R02, R20, R21,V04, Y06, Y11, YG03, YG95, YR04, YR14, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Stenciled Posies Mother’s Day Card

Frantically trying to get Mother’s Day cards ready for my Mother and Mother-in-law. I didn’t pay attention to the calendar. YIKES! Mother’s Day is Sunday.

This one is for my Mom.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, VersaMark, stencil – Simon Says Stamp, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Floral Fringe Square Mother’s Day Card

The last of the Mother’s Day cards – this one was for my Mom.

The challenge was finding a sentiment to fit in the middle – I didn’t want to cover any of the flowers!

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Poppy Parade, inks – Copic E29, E37, G46, R24, R29, V04, Y17, YG25, YG95, YR04, YR14, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


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Happy Mother’s Day 2020

(click on any photo to enlarge)

Here are the cards I created for my friends. The sentiment inside is Happy Mother’s Day.

Taking the photo for today, I thought, what if I get the table base into the photo? I love this table! Yeah, table base looks great, but the cards totally washed out!

The story behind the table – it was in my paternal grandmother’s house for all of my memory. She remarried when I was 2 or 3, and it belonged to her second husband (who was my grandfather not by blood but by love!). Asked about it years later, he told me his father worked at the docks in Baltimore, and, similar to the Boston Tea Party, some ships would ditch some products into the harbor waters to avoid taxes. A ship from Africa dumped some cargo, my great grandfather ended up with this hand carved table. It was originally covered with ebony paint, my grandfather had it stripped and stained.

Supplies:  Stamps – Newton’s Nook, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Highland Heather, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, So Saffron, inks – Copic BV08, C1, E15, E23, G46, R21, R81, R85, RV13, RV14, V04, V09, V17, Y18, Y21, Y28, Y35, YR04, YR09, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangles), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Watercolored Daisies Mother’s Day Card

Back in March, I purchased a set of Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus liquid watercolors (half price sale).

I have finally gotten around to trying them. They are very concentrated, I only used a few drops of each color. Next time, I will try a bolder palette.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, Newton’s Nook, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Wild Wasabi, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, watercolors – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus set 1, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Aqua and Teal Gerbera Daisy Mother’s Day Card

Happy Mother’s Day!

I made this for a dear friend, the colors are a throw back to the colors in her home office when she lived across the cul-de-sac.

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic BG10, BG13, BG15, BG23, E15, E23, VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, embossing powders – Ranger Liquid Platinum, Stampendous Detail clear.


Yellow Blossoms, Navy and Pearls Mother’s Day Card

Here is the second card for my mother-in-law.

Supplies:  Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – My Favorite Things Bundles of Blossoms Brights, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy, ink – VersaFine Clair Twilight, dies – Spellbinders, pearls – Swarovski, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.