Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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On A Whim Mother’s Day Card

I thought this sheet of paper from the Amy Tangerine On A Whim collection was perfect for a Mother’s Day card.

Supplies: Stamp – Clearly Besotted, paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine On A Whim, Malmero Perle Sparkle Green, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – VersaFine Smokey Gray, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Happy Mother’s Day

mothers day 2016 group(click on photo to enlarge)

These are the cards I made for my close friends who are mothers. The “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment is on the inside of the card – I did not wish to cover up any of the watercoloring!

The image was embossed in gold, then I used my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens (I have the set of 12) to watercolor the image. I like to dip the pen in water to lighten the color. The tinge of blue background was done with an aqua brush.

Supplies: Stamp – Penny Black, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, ink – VersaFine Vintage Sepia, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens Blue (030), Brown (060), Carmine Red (022), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Green (041), Light Violet (081), Orange (070), Pink (025), Yellow (050)embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail.


Tulip Mother’s Day Card

stump 2016 mom

Here is one of the cards I made to send to my Mom this year. I looked through the file of Mother’s Day cards, and realized I never used my Hero Arts Newspaper Tulips on a card for her. Perfect!

I colored the stamp with Stampin’ Up! markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo, Real Red, inks – Stampin’ Up! Old Olive, Pink Passion (retired), Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – My Favorite Things, jewels – Swarovski Aurora Borealis, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, twine – K&Company.


Cut Butterfly Mother’s Day Card

blue coral butterfly mothers day

Sometimes, when making cards for female recipients, it takes me a few tries to remember that not every female likes floral cards!

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Cameo Coral (retired), Stardream Silver, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Impression Obsession (butterfly), Spellbinders (rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Favorite Things Mother’s Day Card

favorite things mothers day

I pulled out my Heidi Swapp Favorite Things paper pad to make this. Easy Peasy.

Supplies: Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Heidi Swapp Favorite Things, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Soft Sky, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Ranger Silver Pearl, organdy ribbon – Offray.


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Mother’s Day Card – PTI Make it Monday #245 Color Isolation

pti make it monday 245 mothers day

I have been unsuccessfully chasing (not catching) my mojo for over a week. SIGH.

This morning, I saw the current Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #245 Color Isolation challenge, and poor mojo peeked out from under the couch. I can do this.

A very literal interpretation, but it turned out beautiful. I fussy cut the carnation, used second generation stamping on the leaves and die cut those. I added a few Swarovski Aurora Borealis crystals, and they really pop in person (so hard to photograph).

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamps – Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, inks – Stampin’ Up! Green Galore (retired), Smokey Slate, VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolor – Sakura Koi, dies – Hero Arts, jewels – EK Success Swarovski Elements, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Watercolored Floral Mother’s Day Card

coral watercolored floral mothers day

I stamped the flowers in Cameo Coral ink, and watercolored them with my Sakura Koi watercolors. For the yellow centers, I used a ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Canson watercolor, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), inks – Stampin’ Up! Cameo Coral (retired), VersaFine Onyx Black, watercolors – Sakura Koi, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush 050 Yellow, embossing powder – Stampendous! Gold Detail, gold ribbon – Stampin’ Up!