Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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

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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.


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Gerbera Daisy Mother’s Day Card

The second card for my Mom.

I stamped onto Bristol paper, and colored the images using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and an aqua brush.

I am happy with how vivid this turned out!

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), Yellow (050), embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.


Golden Floral Mother’s Day Card

The Henna Elements stamp set was on my work table from yesterday’s project. Hmmm…did I use that set in the past for a Mother’s Day card for my mother-in-law? (scrambles to search files…) No, I did not!

This one took a while – masking with heat embossing takes extra time (for cooling, so I don’t ruin what I already embossed!). But I was patient, so it all worked out for me.

Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip (retired), So Saffron, ink – VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Gold Glory.


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Cherry and Lilac Floral Mother’s Day Card

This is a Mother’s Day card that I made for my Mom. The “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment is embossed inside.

I am trying to get settled back into a routine since returning from vacation – I have conquered all of my chores, but I am struggling with my creativity. And I can’t seem to get enough sleep! (I think that is more allergy related than jet lag? Maybe just a combination of both.)

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, inks – Gina K. Designs Amalgam, Cherry Red, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Pink Hearts Dandelion Mother’s Day Note Card

I colored the dandelion stamp with markers (and then I had to extend – not so precisely – each stem to extend past the sentiment banner).

Here is a close up of the Swarovski jewels: ( I do love the Aurora Borealis variety!!)

Supplies:  Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Razzle Berry, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pink Passion (retired), VersaMark, die – Lawn Fawn, jewels – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl.


Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Note Card

These watercolor pieces were left over after the Watercolored Floral Wedding Card .

Supplies:  Stamps – Avery Elle, Clearly Besotted, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Gable Green (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), Strathmore Bristol, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaFine Clair Twilight, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens Cobalt Blue (031), Green (040), Light Green (041), Orange (070), dies – Avery Elle, embossing folder – Provo Craft, sequins – Darice, embossing powders – Ranger Silver Pearl, Stampendous Detail clear.