Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


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Small Square Floral Fringe Cards

My floral obsession just keeps going here!

I like how different colors and sentiments can make them feel unique.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Heffy Doodle Wildberry, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Sour Apple, Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay, inks – Copic B02, B32, BG0000, BG01, BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG23, BV00, E23, E37, G46, R29, R81, RV13, V04, V17, Y15, Y17, YG03, YG17, YG23, YR04, YR68, VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Purple Poppies Sympathy Card

Another sympathy card for the basket.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop-Tone Black Licorice, inks – Copic R29, V04, V17, YG03, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Simon Says Stamp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


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Diamond and Gold Sympathy Card

I made a sympathy version of the Project Runway inspired card from a few weeks ago.

Supplies: Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallic Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, ink – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Oxide Speckled Egg, VersaMark, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


Antique Lace Sympathy Card

I am working on sympathy cards to add to my card basket.

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Antique Linen, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Spellbinders, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.


Tulips for Days

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This past weekend I went TULIP CRAZY. Seriously.

I was inspired by a tulip stamp I saw last week – that I don’t have, I don’t have the craft funds to purchase (and, really, I would use it for March & April, then it would sit the rest of the year).

So I pulled out my old, wood mount tulip stamps. Made 16 cards, and have 2 more images (a newer, mixed bouquet stamp) colored but not made into cards yet. Always good to pull out the old stuff to see if it still works – of course it does! (why else would I have kept it in my basement this long – the old favorites ALWAYS work!)

The thank you set (of 8) is for my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, Sunny Studio, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Pop-Tone RazzleBerry, Stampin’ Up! Glorious Grape, Old Olive, Pure Poppy, Tempting Turquoise, inks – Copic B05, E15, E37, G46, R24, R29, RV13, V04, V17, YG03, YG17, YG23, Y18, Y35, Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean Green, Red Hot, Wild Lilac, Lawn Fawn Sunflower, Freshly Cut Grass, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral, Coastal Cabana, Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Real Red, Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle, tri-frame), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strips), Spellbinders (ovals, rectangle), embossing folder – We R Memory Keepers, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampendous Detail Gold,


Foiled Shells Sympathy Card

I made this recently for personal use. The opal foil on the wisteria cardstock was just what I was looking for.

I used the leftover panel to make a thinking of you card.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black, Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder, inks – VersaFine Onyx Black, VersaMark, stencil – Newton’s Nook, dies – Simon Says Stamp, foil – iCraft ThermOWeb Deco Foil Opal (and iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Gel) , embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Ranger Super Fine Detail white.


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Aqua and Gold Sympathy Card

I had a card base on my craft table that I thought was blank inside. Nope, I had embossed a sympathy sentiment inside. I pulled out a very old stamp set to help me complete the card.

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Curious Metallics Gold Leaf, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, inks – Gina K. Designs Sea Glass, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, VersaMark, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail Gold.


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Beach Dune Sympathy Card

A family we know experienced an unexpected, way too young loss around Thanksgiving. I find the beach calming, so this is what we sent to them.

Supplies: Stamps – Avery Elle, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Lawn Fawn Manatee, Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, VersaMark, die – My Favorite Things, stencil – My Favorite Things (clouds), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Classic Copper.


Clean and Simple Sympathy Card

Here is another clean and simple card based on Julie Ebersole’s inspiration from Ellen Hutson’s blog .

I included it in the stash of cards I gave to my mother-in-law.

Supplies: Stamps – Newton’s Nook, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, Pop Tone Black Licorice, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder.


Dusty Violet Floral Sympathy Card

One of my friends texted me two weeks ago and told me they needed to restock their card stash. Great! Except that I have not kept my basket well stocked since the pandemic started. I made a big push over the past two weekends, and I have added over 40 cards.

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Black Licorice, inks – BV0000, BV00, BV01, BV04, G0000, YG03, YG25, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.