Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Kraft Ranunculus Thanks Card

Offspring3 and I got free tickets to the play “Everybody”, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company‘s Lansburgh Theatre this past weekend. This is the thank you card I made to send to our benefactor (Thanks, Elena!).

I am personally struggling with the monthly release overload factor in the stamping industry right now. (Which is also adding to the  “do I really want to continue blogging?” thought bubble you see hovering over my head! (renewal fee is due this month) I cannot keep up with new products. I do not feel internal pressure to overspend (quite the opposite) in FOMO. I feel I am no longer relevant in this space, and quite frankly, social media has marched on from blogging to Instagram and stories and beyond. Maybe that thought needs to be its own post!  LOL! I digress.)

So, I chose to go back to basics here – this is all stamping. No embossing, no die cutting. I chose fall colors and kraft paper (even dug out a matching kraft envelope).

Very happy with the result.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, paper – Neenah Kraft, Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grape, inks – Gina K. Designs Cherry Red, Jelly Bean Green, Wild Lilac, VersaFine Onyx Black.

 


Black Eyed Susan Thank You Card

I needed one more card to add to the stack to be delivered to HorseSpirit Arts Gallery recently. This was it!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Desert Storm, inks – Copic B0000, E23, E37, E57, YG95, Y17, Y18, Y35, VersaFine Onyx Black, Vintage Sepia, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Many Thanks Butterfly Note Card

I was in the mood for a butterfly.

I am STILL in the mood for a butterfly – I need to venture into one of my craft storage boxes and find an old stamp set. Hopefully, I will find and and make something with it over the weekend.

Supplies:  Stamp – Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Soft Sky (retired), Tempting Turquoise (retired), ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Essentials by Ellen (scallops), Impression Obsession (butterfly), Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Bright Floral Wreath Square Cards

 

I wanted to use the Essentials by Ellen “positive mental vibes” sentiment on a wreath card, which led me to bright, happy color choices.

And you know I have to make 2 of anything with lots of stamping – in case I mess up at the last step. Luckily, this time, no snafus for me!

Supplies:  Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Gina K. Designs, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, PopTone Razzle Berry, Sour Apple, inks – Hero Arts Fiesta Yellow, Taylored Expressions Lime Zest, Lollipop, VersaFine Onyx Black, wreath builder template – Gina K. Designs, sequins – Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Citron and Infra Violet Thank You Note Card

This one was for personal use – I needed to write a thank you note to a photographer.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Pop Tone Sour Apple, Pop Set Infra Violet, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Lawn Fawn (stitched rectangle), Spellbinders (circles), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


You’re A Lifesaver Paint Chip Note Card

I had an extra paint chip on my craft table after that last Father’s Day card. Sometimes I just have to paint chip!

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, paper – Home Depot Paint Chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, inks – Copic R29, VersaFine Onyx Black, die – Essentials by Ellen (life ring), Simon Says Stamp (sentiment strip), embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.


Life is Better Floral Ombre Note Card

I could not put the Waffle Flower stamp set away yesterday…I made a few more ombre backgrounds.

Supplies:  Stamps – Gina K. Designs, Waffle Flower, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, inks – Tim Holtz/Distress Ink Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, VersaFine Onyx Black, sequins – Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powder – Stampendous Detail clear.