Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Stegosaurus Baby Note Card


For this card, I built a little scene of stegosaurus Mom and baby. Masked both of them, and added the oval nest. Masked the nest, and blended the sky and grass. After removing the masks, I decided to use dots of Copics to color (and more blending) the stegosauruses – a natural camo.

Supplies: Stamps – A Muse Artstamps, Lawn Fawn, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Papertrey Ink Kraft, inks – Copic C00, E23, E53, G46, YG0000, YG03, YG25, YG95, YR0000, YR04, W1, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, die – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.



Paint Chip New Baby Note Card

diagonal paint chip baby note card

Yes, I am still playing with my paint chips. (this is a really old one…cross my heart)

Blog hopping last week, I saw a few cards with diagonal stripes. I like any kind of stripes. But, I don’t have a diagonal cover plate die, or a stripe stamp that is wide enough for diagonal stripes on a card front.

Think think think.


Light bulb moment!


I don’t have to place my rectangle die parallel to my paint chip stripes! I can place the die diagonally on the paint chip!

Yeah, really. I got that excited. And I do think in sound/media bites from cartoons, movies, TV shows, songs.

Supplies: Stamps – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Behr/Home Depot paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop’Tone Sour Apple, inks – Copic E21, R81, RV11, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles, rectangle), embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – Offray.


Does the card store have “welcome puppy” cards?

welcome lily

We know a family who is getting a new puppy this week. From the photos I have seen, she is cute as a button. Hmmm…we need to welcome the new puppy to the neighborhood, don’t we? Offspring3 spun the color wheel in her head and gave me “pale pink”. I sponged tan ink onto white card stock to get close to Lily’s coloring.

Now we are just impatiently waiting for Lily to arrive! This card and a new doggie toy are on the dining room table, ready to go.

Supplies: Stamps – Inkadinkado, JustRite,  paper – Papertreyink white, Stampin’ Up! Pink Pirouette, retired designer paper, Regal Rose, ink – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Versafine Black Onyx, organdy ribbon – JoAnn Store.

Love Bug Baby Card

baby card 1

Here is a cute card for a baby boy!

I have such a soft spot for VW Beetles. My Dad had VW Beetles for his business ride (most economical way to spend your transportation allowance in the 1960’s!) from 1964 – 1974. The last one he bought was a 1972 in Clementine Orange. When I turned 16, I learned to drive clutch on that car. My brother and I used it through the beginning of college – I’m guessing it lasted until 1981.

Back to the list of chores for me. Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps: Papertrey, JustRite, paper – Papertreyink White, LCI Paper Royal Blue, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue,inks: Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Versafine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, dies – Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders.